Read case studies and sales figures from some of Wingate Sales Solutions’ most successful liquidation sales from across the nation. Since 1916, Wingate Sales Solutions have helped retail store owners close, liquidate, or promote over 35,000 stores. The return you get on your retail liquidation sale depends on many factors, but the most important factor is the condition of your inventory. Stores fully stocked with good current merchandise tend to get the highest return. Stores with sold down, depleted or old inventories usually get the poorest return. In any case, our sale plan is designed to get you the best return possible. Wingate Sales Solutions‘ advice is to keep your store fully stocked right up to the day the sale starts.

Here are a few recent sales that we exceeded customer expectations.


Hobbytown USA – Germantown, WI

Hobby Store

This was our second sale for this owner

This was our second sale for this owner.  The starting inventory was over $116,000.  The opening day of our Pre-Showing sales exceeded $27,000. … Read More

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Sunny Schick Camera Shop – Ft. Wayne, IN

Camera Store

Pre-Showing was a phenomenal success

Starting inventory was $150,000.  The opening day of our Pre-Showing sales ran over $68,000 and second day sales exceeded $26,000!  We had 454 pe… Read More

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Hobbytown USA – Delafield, WI

Hobby Store

Reported sales ran over $200,000

This owner owned two stores and as he neared retirement age he wanted to cut back.  He put the store up for sale and even though the store was pro… Read More

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Cooperstown General Store – Cooperstown, NY

General Store

We sold the fixtures for over $5,600

This was a difficult sale as the store was located in the downtown area of a tourist town and the sale was held in the out of season when the touri… Read More

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Allens of Hastings – Hastings, NE

General Store

Total sales ran well over $1,700,000

This sale was to liquidate several departments.  The grocery department and several other departments were to stay open.  The cost of inventory t… Read More

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Complete Lifestyles – Centenial, CO

Jewelry Store

Total sales exceeded $790,000!

This was a very nice, high end, high volume store in a good location in a major city.  Starting inventory was $350,000 and the owner purchased ano… Read More

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Marcy’s Shoes – Cape Girardeau, MO

Shoe Store

Reported sales ran $329,000 for a 164% return

This was a long established store carrying good shoe lines.  Starting inventory was $195,000.  $6,000 was pulled out of inventory.  On the openi… Read More

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Hobbytown USA – Concord, CA

Hobby Store

Everyone was extremely happy with service and results

Starting inventory was $125,000 and the first day of our Pre-Showing sales ran over $63,000, and another $10,000 in fast selling merchandise was br… Read More

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Brooks Gift Gallery – Drexel Hill, PA

Gift Store

Total reported sales ran $214,000

Starting inventory was $150,000 and the owner purchased another $5,000 when the first day of our Pre-Showing sales exceeded $20,000.  Total report… Read More

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Mary Anne’s Hallmark – Glasgow, KY

Gift Store

Reported sales ran well over $140,000

This was a long established store with declining sales.  Two sisters purchased it five years prior to our sale.  The sisters were absentee owners… Read More

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Scrubs & More – Yucon, Ok

Clothing Store

Generated more and more traffic as the sale progressed

A medical clothing & equipment store’s starting inventory was $112,000 and reported total gross sales ran over $132,000.  Opening day of our… Read More

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Abeles & Company – Ridgeland, MS

Shoe Store

The owner and his wife wanted to cut back and semi-retire

This was a small shoe store.  The owner and his wife wanted to cut back and semi-retire.  They kept two lines of shoes and had us liquidate every… Read More

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Nobbies – Clive, IA

Party Store

2,417 customers signed up in our customer incentive program

Inventory cost was $585,000 when they inquired about our service.  Before our sale started they brought in a lot of undesirable slow turning merch… Read More

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Paul’s Discount – Iowa City, IA

Discount Store

Two weeks in we hit 100% return

After 2½ years of trying to sell the store and never finding a serious buyer, the owner decided to liquidate. He chose Wingate because of our many… Read More

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Sarah’s Hallmark – Johnston, IA

Gift Store

Reported sales ran over $354,000

This was a very nice store with a large gift department.  Starting inventory was $250,000 and no additional merchandise was purchased for the sale… Read More

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Is COVID-19 Effecting Your Business?Now is the Time to Plan Your Sale

We are facing highly unusual times. Stores in many states, cities and counties have been forced to close, and the consumer has been encouraged to stay at home and only shop for necessary items. It now appears that things are beginning to break open, the consumer is starting to get out and retailers are going to have to aggressively go after every dollar they can get to cover lost sales.

The retail industry has lost their good spring selling season. Retailers are stuck with two seasons of merchandise. Now they must reopen with a strong sale and heavy advertising to generate customer traffic and raise a huge amount of cash. Out of season and over stocks need to be converted to cash while in season merchandise needs to be sold to make as much profit as possible. AND IT NEEDS TO BE DONE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!

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