Namta’s 101 Tips on How to Make Money, Save Money and Work Smarter

Many of the industry’s most experienced and respected art material retailers have shared a little of their wisdom with NAMTA and you are the beneficiary.

NAMTA asked these longtime retailers to tell us what three pieces of advice they’d give any art material retailer . . . especially those who weren’t as experienced.

The result is — 101 Tips (that don’t include pricing) for Art Material Retailers – and it will immerse you in page after page of advice from a group of experts who, collectively, have more than 500 years of experience selling art materials.

This document can be of great value to independent reps and manufacturers, too, because many “tips” suggest ways for art material retailers to work more closely with their reps and suppliers.

The entire publication is designed to help you work smarter, manage better, be more efficient and, ultimately, to save money, make money.   For example:

• Team Up With Other Businesses That Are Attracting Customers

• Ask your Suppliers and Reps to provide educational training and hands on product knowledge workshops designed specifically for your staff

• Thoroughly Advertise Your In-Store Events . . . and say Space Is Limited

• Provide Space for Customers to view instructional videos

• Set Up A “Try Me” Table in Your Store

• Your Customers are artists – buy local art and display it in your store

• Make sure staff knows how to substitute products if sold out of something

101 Tips is a great document to share with your staff and every “tip” is a discussion topic for your next staff meeting.

Best of all – it’s a free membership benefit for NAMTA members.

If you are a namta member you can go here to download your copy of this exciting 17-page NAMTA booklet.

If you would like to join our Trade Association or just lear more, visit

NAMTA…save money/make money !

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