Basic Merchandising 101

A guide to visual merchandising by Tommy Lee Brown.

Last updated 2014-06-01. (This file has been migrated from the old ZAG website.)


Sample Consignment Agreements

These sample agreements cover terms and conditions for consignment sales.

Last updated 2015-05-28. (These files have been migrated from the old ZAG website.)


Sample New Vendor Brochure

This sample brochure covers typical terms and conditions for working with new merchandise vendors.

Last updated 2015-04-08. (This file has been migrated from the old ZAG website.)

Buyer List

Updated Buyers List Available

The February 2019 Buyers List is now available for download at the Buyer List page.

Unfortunately, this list is incomplete: many records from the old website were incomplete or corrupt. I will continue to sanitize the remaining records for the 2nd Quarter update.

The ZAG Buyer List is only available to currently active Buyers and Sponsors.You must be logged into the website with an active Buyer or Sponsor membership to access the link.

If you’ve recently renewed, please check My Account to verify your order status. All sponsorships and memberships are manually processed, so we appreciate your patience!

Buyers: If your name doesn’t appear on this list, please log in and “buy” a free membership from the Join Us page.

If you have issues logging in, please contact the website administrator before creating a new user ID. It is far easier to update the details of an existing ID than to reconcile multiple similar IDs.


Updated Sponsor Page!

I’ve published the updated ZAG Sponsor list today.

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be processing updates for our annual sponsors who are renewing for 2019.

Future updates will include adding sponsor logos and product categories to help our members find your listing.

If you would like me to include your logo in your listing, please email an attachment or a link to the site administrator. Images should be at least 512 pixels wide or high. PNG format is preferred, since JPGs may become distorted when scaled.

Due to the potential effects of the proposed EU copyright directive, especially Articles 11 and 13, please include a statement granting ZAG permission to use your logo on our website, as well as in any publications or promotional materials, primarily for the purpose of identifying you as a sponsor.

My next task is the long-overdue update to the buyer list. I am currently sanitizing the data and expect to have a CSV ready for download by Februay 28. You will need a ZAG website ID with an active membership (buyer or sponsor) to download the file.

Please email me at if there is a problem with your existing ID. If the member email address needs to be changed, I can update the existing record without creating a new website ID.

Thank you!


Online Checkout options

Good news for our ZAG sponsors! While PayPal checkout is convenient, some still prefer to pay via check.

I’ve updated the website checkout options to include “check” as a valid payment option.

I apologize for the inconvenience caused by this configuration issue.

Thank you for your continued support of ZAG!


ZAG Newsletter for January 2019

The ZAG News for January 2019 is now available.

ZAG News, 2019-01
ZAG News, January 2019

This link was previously emailed to our members and sponsors.


ZAG website admin update

As you are already well aware, the ZAG website has been “under construction” for quite some time. Not only have we been migrating all the buyer and sponsor data from the old site, but also we’ve changed administrators.

I’ve spent the past few weeks getting “under the hood” to see what we have and what still needs to be done. While I would love to have everything perfect the first time around, it’s not realistic.

Over the next few days, I will be processing sponsor renewals and updating the sponsor list. I will also be posting an updated buyer list for our sponsors.

I apologize for the delays, but I hope that you will find the results worth the wait.