What does a curvy woman in a new state do in order to make a living and create something she's proud of? The answer, she starts an online boutique and consignment store and names it Urban Thick.
Hi everyone, I'm Dina, your curvy executive officer and I wanted to share my "courageous" story and hopefully you will share yours.
In 2005 I moved to Georgia from California to start a new chapter in my life. At the time I was married and the goal was to live our dreams and start a family. Six months later I was getting a divorce and starting over in a new state as a single woman. #Courageous- The first "courageous" thing was passing the Real Estate Sales Person state exam, then after 20-years of working corporate jobs, I stepped into a job that was commission only. Wow....how different is it to work a job that only pays commission versus getting a paycheck every two-weeks.
In 2007 the economy took a dive and my Real Estate career was over. Life became really scary, I had to find a way to earn a living. So from 2007 until 2013 I took odd jobs while getting my business off the ground. In 2013 the creation of Urban Thick was born and the rest is history. That's my courageous story, what's yours? Please share your story and send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Everyone wins at Urban Thick. Our customers and sellers are happy.
We are confident in our abilities to sell your cute curvy clothes that we're putting our claim in writing. You give us 30-days, and we'll get you paid, its just that simple.
Urban Thick consignment sellers are our heroes. They consign with us over and over again because we get them paid! They don't pay us until we make a sale. No upfront fees or crazy tactics. Transparency is a must to build trust, so every transaction including all expenses are available to our sellers 24/7. This type of openness is unheard of in the consignment industry, but we are unique.
Our customer feedback is outstanding! We make sure to provide expedited shipping and quick responses to customer inquiries. You can see this in our Myrealkarma profile or by visit Urban Thick store testimonials on Ebay. Just more reasons to partner with us. Take a look, you won't be disappointed www.urbantick.com!
Urban Thick overall business concept isn't really new. At the core, we are a clothing boutique and consignment store. However, we have several unique features that helps us stand out from the rest and getting our sellers paid within the first 30-days is at the top of the list. We also specialize in plus size clothing while utilizing numerous online platforms to make rapid sales.
Most of our sellers send us clothing every three months. They are more than excited to about being paid every two-weeks. These are our V.I.P Sellers and they never have to worry about shipping fees. In addition their items have priority over other Sellers. We also offer free shipping to our first-time sellers. This way they get a chance to try us out without any out of pocket cost.
Although we are still considered to be in the beginning stages of growing into a huge brand. We are excited with our position thus far. Currently reaching over 2100 Facebook friends and just over 1600 Instagram followers. We have a long way to go but with each happy customer, seller, and successful modeling shoot we are destined to get there! You can help us and have a chance at winning some great gifts by joining us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. To shop for cute curvy quality clothes visit UrbanThick.com today!
Below:Lead model Sheronda showing off our cute inventory at last week's shoot
When you do business with us, you don't pay us until we pay you!
It may sound to good to be true, but it is true indeed. Because we want to earn the trust and business of our sellers Urban Thick decided to do things differently. So we do not require our sellers to pay any upfront fees. Many consignment stores charge a non-refundable set-up fee to sale items in their stores, with an additional commission fee once it sales. We, however foot the bill of having the items shipped leaving the seller worry-free when consigning with us.
Once we receive a shipment, an email is sent to the Seller explaining our process. Each item is then inspected, logged in our system, photographed, measured, and posted for sale. A virtual closet is opened on our website and the magic begins. After an item has been sold the Seller receives a link to review all the details. Payments are sent every other Tuesday in the method established by the Seller.
Customers are very happy because they've received a quality item and our sellers are excited about the extra income with little effort on their part. Although we are the facilitators of the sale, our job of bringing the clothes to life through our marketing techniques and beautiful plus size models are not at all easy, but we love the collaboration. Learn how you can make extra cash fast, visit us today!
Dina, Your Curvy Executive Officer
If you take care of the things you have, you'll never go without the things you need.
I received an email from a customer asking how to take care of a sweater she purchased from our store. I offered her this advice. Place the item inside a light weight laundry bag, choose the gentle wash cycle in cold water, and lay flat until dry. She was grateful for the advice and hopefully she's still enjoying her light blue twist style Ralph Lauren sweater today.
Buying and selling clothes from a consignment store is a smart way to shop. Many people think that pre-owned clothes are dirty,stained, or smelly but that's far from the truth. Most of our Sellers have their items professionally cleaned before shipping them to us. These and other misconceptions cause people to miss out of huge savings and awesome buys.
At Urban Thick we promise our customers that they are buying a quality item. In order to keep our promise we take every item we get in through a vigorous process. Only after several inspections, taking measurements, photographing, and writing a detailed description do we post our items for sale. You can read some of our customers' feedback experiences here. So the next time you're looking for something unique and cute to wear, take a look at our consignment shop, you'll be pleasantly surprised!
When I met our lead model last year, I had no idea how things were going to work out. Ask anyone who knows me and they'll tell you that I have a "no nonsense" personality when it comes to business. So when Scheronda and I started working together I was pleasantly surprised at how professional she was.
Sheronda has several beauty pageant titles, she's a stylist, and model. She also has an honorable full-time job she loves. But what's really impressive is her sense of style, inner beauty, and confidence. She is Urban Thick!
Urban Thick is not a place, color, or thing. It's a felling of Confidence! All women should have this feeling while doing the important things they do in the world. What we wear as curvy women is a reflection of who we are and how we're perceived. Our sense of fashion and style comes from within. When a woman is wearing the right clothes for her body type she looks well put together and comes across as being strong, empowered and of course confident.
So when the models wear our beautiful clothes, they are helping us exemplify the beauty of plus size women in all shapes and sizes. We can showcase them wearing a fitted formal dress or rocking a pair of jeans. At Urban Thick our customers buy confidence and in return, we make sure they get the clothes they deserve to fit their curves!
"Let your urves be heard!"
P.S. We are always looking for aspiring plus size models/consignment sellers and new customers!
Ms. Scheronda is wearing: Red and Black Fitted Dress, Size 20 by SOHOLove, Peace and Blessing During This Christmas SeasonWe wanted to take this opportunity to send hugs, well wishes and blessing to everyone. May your Christmas holiday be filled with love, joy, family, and friends.
To those that have loss loved ones and may find this season difficult, I hope that you smile remembering the love and special times that were once shared.
Urban Thick is more than an online plus size boutique and consignment store. We are a team of passionate women that believe in building a brand that sells confidence, power, and beauty through clothes.
I am glad to report that a portion of our November & December 2015 sales from the "In The Spirit Of Giving Campaign" will benefit Hosea Gives formerly known as Hosea Feed The Hungry, an Atlanta based charity striving to bring awareness and resources to individuals living in poverty.
To learn more about Urban Thick, our many opportunities, mission and/or charity events, visit our website or call 678-310-5131.
We are getting so many inquiries from bariatric patients or women that have recently loss weight looking for a place to consign their beautiful curvy clothes. At Urban Thick we welcome these women and offer them a unique opportunity to shop and sell with us. Remember....our clothing size starts at a 12 and goes up from there. We know that buying a new wardrobe can be very expensive, however Urban Thick offers you the best for less!
Dina, your curvy social media consultant & owner of Urban Thick. The original online plus size boutique, consignment & resale store for women with curves, She is also a plus size woman that enjoys shopping for beautiful, colorful curvy clothing at affordable prices. Living a frugal lifestyle as well as an advocate for positive body images & acceptance. An Entrepreneur for the past 10-years. An Online Seller, lover of great music and most of all an authentic down to earth person, with high moral values and standards. Let Your curves be heard, by joining our community today!