Stocking Process

The following provides space allocations for a 20,000ft thrift store. You may to scale down or up according to your thrift store size.
  • Building Inspection
  • Fire Inspection
  • Occupancy Permit (completed 30 days before access to building)
  • Apply for tax exemption waver (for personal property tax)

WEEK 1

  • Paint store
  • Electrical work
  • Assemble cash wrap
  • Internet/P.O.S. system
  • Install office computer
  • Phones
  • Security system
  • Install janitorial fixtures and supplies
  • Build all sales floor & warehouse fixtures
  • Outside signs & decals

WEEK 2

  • Process clothing by gender/fill floor
  • Process & price housewares/fill floor
  • Process linen/fill floor
  • Process shoes & purses/fill floor
  • Process books/fill floor
  • WEEK 3
    • Stock sofas & chairs
    • Stock all wood furniture
    • Stock kitchen sets
    • Stock artwork
    • Stock lamps, sports & toys

    WEEK 4

    • Put up all store price signs
    • Dress mannequins and bust forms
    • Clean glass (windows and fixtures)
    • Clean floors and bathrooms
    • Soft opening by Monday (half day) i Open Tuesday through Thursday with giveaways

    WEEK 5

    • Grand opening Friday morning
    • Ribbon cutting with local dignitary
    • Saturday — customer appreciation with hot dogs/product specials
    • Ensure backup stock of clothes and furniture for next day