Monday, 2 November 2015

Challenges of Preparing a Sale in Israel.

When you move to Israel, many things are different and take getting used to. Our current project is to have a sale to sell as much of our stock as possible in preparation for moving to more appropriate premises and to give us funds to research some changes and / or developments in our business structure. To make it successful I began to search online for some articles and videos that will give me ideas.

The first difference for a sale whether it is a moving sale or yard sale between the videos viewed in the US and setting up a sale in Israel is location. In the US, it stands to reason that a yard sale or garage sale will be in your garage or your yard or on your front lawn. In Israel, where so many live in apartment buildings, having your own lawn to spread out your items to sell is not necessarily an option. So we are back to the drawing board for the most suitable venue for our upcoming sale.

Next is the recommendation to have a sale on Saturday or Sunday. Well in the diaspora, Sunday is a weekend so that makes sense. In Israel Sunday is a work day. So we need another option for best day to hold a sale. Saturday is Shabbat which is a rest day, sorry, selling is not a part of one's rest day or day of rest. Hm, recommended days are not working.

Thus far our research has provided two more questions. At least there is one task we can do, we can go and label our items with prices for the sale. So if you have an answer or suggestion, please post it below. In the meantime, I am off to go and price our items. 

Stay tuned for the date and venue. If you wish to host a sale do be in touch

Shoshanah Shear
Chessed Ve'Emet

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