The Spartan Trader, UNCG’s first consignment retail store, will open this semester. The store offers UNCG students, faculty and staff the opportunity to sell their handmade creations or services to the UNCG and Greensboro community on consignment for a profit.
The store’s “Consignee Blitz Day” will be Tuesday, Jan. 24, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the store, located on the first floor of Spring Garden Apartments, 1540 Spring Garden St. On that day, UNCG individuals can find out more, get their products and services in stock, and register to be a consignee.
The Spartan Trader is a cross-campus, experiential learning initiative that will be operated by students through UNCG courses. The Spartan Trader is built on the components of experiential learning, sustainability and locally-sourced materials.
The Spartan Trader is looking for you to consign your handmade product or service to sell for a profit. The store is looking for artwork, T-shirts, crafts, decorations, jewelry, services and any other product you think the UNCG and Greensboro community will want to purchase. On Jan. 24, there will be a number of Spartan Trader representatives on hand to review and discuss your product with you. All you have to do is show up with your product or service.
Criteria for products and services are:
- Your product must be created or serviced by you.
- No imported, second-hand, third-party, or products made by non-UNCG businesses will be accepted.
- Products that are focused around sustainability or locally-sourced materials will be favored over those that are not.
When you come for the Consignee Blitz Day on Jan. 24, please bring a sample of your product or service and be prepared to meet with a Spartan Trader representative to discuss it. Also have in mind a price for your product and also know how much it costs you to make each item. A representative will walk through and explain the consignment process to you.
This is a great opportunity to take your hobby or passion and turn it into profit.
For information, directions, FAQ and more, check out the Spartan Trader web site or Facebook page, linked below:
Spartan Trader Web site<http://www.uncg.edu/%7Erwwillis/Project/template/dreamweaver/home.html>
Spartan Trader Facebook page<http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Spartan-Trader/140979942671494>
If you have any questions, email Justin Streuli at firstname.lastname@example.org.