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Accepted Items

All items must be clean and free of stains, tears, excessive wear and odors (like smoke).  All items must be in good working order without broken zippers or missing buttons.  A good rule of thumb is to only sell items that are of high enough quality that you would want to buy them.

The list below is by no means a complete list and if you're not sure about a particular item please get in touch with us.

There an item limit of 250 items per consignor.

If you have a sell-through rate higher that 50% for 2 sales - and maintain that percentage - you will be permitted to bring an unlimited number of items!

 

ACCEPTED ITEMS

  • Infant clothing - newborn to 18 months - [new] no more than 20 hangers per size/per /gender/consignor

  • Children’s and junior’s clothing - sizes  24 months through junior sizes

  • Onesies bundled and bagged in sets of 6

  • Children’s shoes in excellent condition

  • Accessories in excellent condition (caps, hair bows, belts, socks, etc.)

  • Baby accessories - bibs, baby tubs, blankets, booster seats, changing table pads

  • Bedding - Sheets, crib bumpers, comforters, blankets, quilts, complete crib or toddler bed sets, etc.

  • Furniture - cradles, bassinets, rocking chairs, changing tables, toy boxes, dressers, twin/full beds

  • Dress up clothes, costumes, and dance outfits

  • Infant equipment - exersaucers, strollers, pack-n-plays, swings, bouncy seats, high chairs, breast pump

  • Dolls, actions figures, Barbie's and any accessories that go with them

  • Children's books, videos, DVDs and CDs

  • Nursery equipment - monitors, diaper pails, bathtubs, bath seats

  • Toys (with all their pieces and batteries) - games, puzzles, learning toys

  • Talking/Reading stuffed animals - only plush animals that play music or talk

  • Outdoor toys - bikes, tricycles, ride-on toys, cars, play gyms, playhouses, and slides

  • Nursing equipment - breast pumps (pump only), Boppy pillows, slings  

  • Sporting equipment in good condition

  • Safety equipment - gates, locks, bed rails, wedges

  • Children’s décor items - wall décor, mobiles, rugs, lamps

  • Feeding accessories - new cups, plates, silverware, bottles

  • Maternity clothing in excellent condition

  • On Trend, stylish Women's Clothing, handbags and outerwear. Items limits apply!

  • Children’s seasonal items - swimwear, roller skates, Halloween costumes or Holiday clothing

  • Just about anything “kid-related” as long as it is in good condition

  • CAR SEATS & BOOSTER SEATS - If you would like to sell a car seat or booster seat PLEASE FILL OUT THESE FORMS AND BRING THEM WITH YOU TO THE SALE. [ Car Seat Waiver Form - Used Car Seat Checklist ]

 

ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED

  • Clothing that is out-of-date, faded, stained or damaged

  • Clothing that is inappropriate for the upcoming season

  • Onesies, on a hanger, that are not sold as an outfit. That includes multiple onesies on a hanger. Onesies can be bundled and bagged in sets of 6 .  

  • Adult sized clothing (except women's and maternity)

  • Undergarments (unless new in package) - this includes nursing bras

  • Items that have been recalled or determined to be unsafe

  • SHOES OR BOOKS IN PLASTIC BAG

  • Battery operated toys without batteries

  • Stuffed animals that do not play music, talk, or are on trend

  • Toys with missing parts

  • Small toys such as fast food kid’s meal toys or dollar store toys. Also, any dollar isle type items that can be bought at stores like Target, WalMart etc. even if they are sold as sets.

  • Used feeding or teething items - pacifiers, bottles, nipples, cups

  • VHS TAPES

Item Limits

We've been running the sale for a few years now and we've noticed something.  Bringing more items doesn't necessarily mean a higher sell though!  If anything we've noticed that consignors who bring massive amounts of items usually come home with massive amounts of items. This is what we call a low sell through rate.  This can be due to lesser quality items, poor item prep (because of rushing to get all those items entered and tagged),  or even older items that are out of style.  Whatever the cause, we've noticed a correlation and want to help you out!

 

 

Our goal is for every consignor to sell most of their items at each sale.

 

To further that goal we set a 250 item limit for all consignors

 

We are encouraging all sellers to bring only their highest quality clothing and shoes, make fashionable, budget-friendly sets of clothing/bedding/accessories, and high-quality toys without stains, breaks, or missing parts. You may also want to consider purging items that haven't sold in the past sale or two.

 

Still have a ton of items to sell and frustrated by the item limit?  We get it!

Consignors who consistently have had a sell-through rate of over 50% will be permitted to bring an unlimited number of items to the sale! Woo Whooo!

 

 

ITEM LIMITS ON CLOTHING FROM AGES 0-18 MONTHS

 

We are usually PACKED with newborn clothing which may seem like a great thing.  The only problem is, they're not huge sellers!  Here's what we're seeing...

 

  1. TIME - Spend time wisely -  We feel so bad that you go through all that hard work of prepping those teeny tiny outfits, and end up bringing them home again with nothing to show for your hard work.

  2. SELL-THROUGH  -You want to make more money, right? - We have found that shoppers get overwhelmed when shopping though loads of clothes in the same size, and end up not buying as much.

  3. RACK SPACE - we reserve a lot of valuable space that gets filled up with items that don't sell.

  4. REALITY - think about how many 0-18 months clothes you got at your shower. Seriously, right? - Some of it your little one never even wore!  Well, there are lots of shoppers in the same boat.  Overloaded with newborn clothes and usually just looking for super cheap filler pieces or awesome outfits for special occasions or a photo shoot.  Think about when you were a new mom when choosing your items to sell.

 

SO... to get more rack space for us, more money for you, and a better experience for our shoppers, we are setting some limits.

 

For 0-18 months clothing we are setting a limit of 20 hangers / per size / per gender for each consignor.  

 

Whatever you put on those hangers is up to you... sort of.  We suggest making outfits whenever possible.  Or bundle one or two outfits on a hanger for a more appealing sale.

 

Also, we will no longer be accepting onesies that are not sold as an outfit. 

That includes multiple onesies on a hanger.  Onesies should be bundled and bagged in sets of 6, and we'll display them on tables and not on the clothing racks..

QUALITY AND FUNCTIONALITY

Our shoppers are looking for high-quality items at a great price. Did you catch the high-quality part! We inspect all items before putting them on the sale floor. Items that don't meet our standards will not be included in the sale (not matter how low you price them).

 

  • IN STYLE -

    • We only accept clothing items that have been in style over the past 5 years (give or take). We do not make exceptions for "vintage" items.

    • We do accept certain vintage toys that meet the rest of our guidelines and HAVE BEEN CHECKED FOR RECALLS

 

  • HIGH QUALITY -

    • Check to make sure there are no stains, rips tears in the fabric of any item. This includes clothing, outerwear, strollers, etc. 

    • Take your items into the sunlight and make sure they are not dirty, dingy, or overly worn out or faded. Look at your items in both natural sunlight and indoor light if possible. Some spots won’t show up in indoor lighting alone but become miraculously visible in sunlight. Checking your items thoroughly before you tag them will save you time.

    • Ask a friend to give your item a sniff! I'm not joking! You want to make sure that there are no strong smells attached to your items. We grow accustomed to smells in our home that shoppers may not be fond of.

      • We DO NOT accept items that smell of smoke, moth balls, pets, mold etc. 

 

  • FUNCTIONALITY -

    • Test all zippers, buttons, snaps, latches, etc to make sure they are secure and work well.

    • If the item requires batteries make sure the batteries are fresh and the item is working properly. (items without batteries will not be accepted)

    • All items sold must be in working order and function as intended. All items will be checked at drop-off and any items not working properly or missing parts will not be accepted. 

    • Make sure strollers, swings, pack and plays, etc fold up easily. Consider including manuals to help shoppers see how the items operate.

 

  • NEAT AND CLEAN -

    • In order to keep our clothing items organized we display them on clothing racks. All clothes items MUST be placed securely on hangers.

    • "Clean brings the green," so apply some elbow grease. Remove scuff marks, dirt, crayon, food stains, etc. A Mr. Clean Magic Eraser will become your new best friend! It works wonders on the surface of most toys, bikes, baby gear and more. A little effort to freshen up goes a long way when adding up the sales.

    • ENSURE POTTY & DIAPER ITEMS ARE EXTRA CLEAN AND SANITIZED. This includes training potties, potty seats, diaper champs/genies etc.  

 

  • SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED?

    • If you're selling an item that will need to be assembled after it’s been purchased, consider including a picture of the assembled item in your home. (Examples would be pop-up tents, bedding sets, Pack 'n Plays, etc.) Shoppers like to see exactly what they're buying and that’s hard to do when an item is all bundled up.  And it might just help the next owner put it together correctly!

Pricing Items

Remember, as a consigner you set the price for the items you're selling.  To help you get started we've provided some tips on how to price items so that both you and our shoppers get the best results.
 
Keep in mind that shoppers are looking for a bargain.  Price your items as fairly as possible so they have the best chance of being sold. You won't have success if the prices are too high, no matter how much you originally paid for an item. There's no shortage of coupons and online deals for brand new merchandise, so the people shopping at consignment sales are looking for major discounts on items that have already been used.

 

  • No changes to the donate status of the item will be accepted after the sale starts. If you would like to change the status of any of your items you must after the sale is over and sort your items personally into the category you wish them to be in.

  • No changes to the 1/2 price status of your item can be made after the start of the sale. (we highly recommend including items in the 1/2 price sale as it's a great way to clear out some inventory and make a little extra money. Consigners who enter items in 1/2 price day tend to be higher earns than those who don't)

  • Set a price of at least $2.00 for every item. If a single item isn't worth $2.00 then pair it with another like item.

  • Use simple price increments of fifty cents ($2.00, $2.50, and so on).

  • Price your items for discount at the half-price sale to make sure they find a new home. Many shoppers come back for the half-price sale to purchase discounted items they saw earlier in the week. This a great way to make sure that most of your items are sold and to earn a little extra money!

  • The better your item is presented the more likely it is to sell. For example:

  • If you place too many small items in a bag shoppers may have a hard time seeing exactly what they are buying and decide to pass. 

  • Bedding items should be folded in such a way to show the main print

  • Items not hung properly on hangers tend to look shabby, no matter how clean or high end they are.

 

ADDITIONAL TIPS FOR PREPPING & TAGGING

**PLEASE NOTE: ALL CLOTHING ITEMS MUST BE ON HANGERS** For more information on where to find hangers please click here

How To Print Tags

Step by step how to print the tags for each of your items

Pricing Tip Sheet

Make sure you are pricing your items right so that they SELL

Toy Prep

Toys are tricky! All those parts! Be sure they don't get lost

Locate Missing Parts

Toy missing parts? Don't toss it! Find those missing parts.

Clothes Prep

Get all the tips to make sure your clothing finds a new home!

Shoe Prep

No one will buy a single shoe - or a stinky one!

Check for Recalls

SUPER IMPORTANT

We cannot accept recalled items.

Large Items Prep

How to get those bigger items ready for sale!

Prep Examples

A Pictures is worth a thousand words!

Tagging Supplies

You can find tagging supplies in a variety of stores or online retailers. Keep an eye our for sales at Target, dollar stores, and office supply stores as well.

 

  • We highly recommend you use a tagging gun to tag your items.

  • Tagging guns make tagging quick and easy and are less likely to damage items.  Veteran consigners will tell you it's worth the investment

  • Size-appropriate, sturdy plastic or wire clothes hangers

  • White cardstock paper (60-70 lb.) for your tags (Do not use regular copy paper or paper with a glossy finish.)

  • Plenty of toner or ink in your printer, especially if you have a lot of tags to print

  • Tagging gun or silver safety pins ONLY to secure items or to attach tags 

  • (No straight pins please - ouch!

  • No gold pins as they don't hold up during the sale,

  • and no staples as they can damage clothing, are difficult to remove, and the tags rip off easily.)

  • Ziploc bags in a variety of sizes

  • Clear packing tape or masking tape. (We've found that Scotch doesn't stay on for the long haul.)

  • Zip Ties to pair together shoes or toys with multiple parts

  • Scissors

  • A Sharpie marker

Attaching Tags

 

We highly recommend you use a tagging gun to tag your items.

 

  • Attach the tag to fabric items by using a safety pin or tagging gun.

    • DO NOT attach to the main fabric of the item as it tends to leave a hole in the fabric.

    • DO NOT use staples, binder clips, bobby pins, straight pins at any time

    • DO NOT use ribbon or tape to attach tags to clothing

  • Use packing tape to attach tags to plastic toys, ziplock bags, or any hard surface items.

    • DO NOT cover up the barcode with tape as it will not scan at checkout.

  • Make sure to secure the tag in a highly visible area

    • ....that doesn't interfere with shoppers checking the functionality or cleanliness of the item (ie, not on the upper handle of a stroller or over the power controls of a swing.)  Do not place the tag in an area that may be less visible when the item is displayed. (ie. the seat or sun shade of a stroller, back of a swing, bottom side of a bouncy seat)

  • Write the item number and your seller number on the item

    • ...( in addition to the tag) using a piece of masking tape or by taping a piece of paper with packing tape. This will help identify your item should it become separated from its tag. 

  • We find that pinning the tag, or securing the tag with a tagging gun better ensures that the tag will remain with your item but still be visible to shoppers.

  • If you use packing tape,

    • leave plenty of tape on the side of the tag so it stays securely in place. Packing tape tends to come loose from some items if not placed on properly, and the tag gets lost. Use enough tape so that you have tape covering most of the tag, leaving only the barcode exposed. 

  • If tagging in sets,

    • either clothes, groups of toys, or extra pieces of an item, make sure to label tag as an "x piece set) then label each piece with " Consigner number, item number and piece x of x" using a piece of masking tape. This will help us put your items back into proper sets should they become separated. 

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