Steps to becoming a consignor

PRINTABLE STEPS TO CONSIGNING

Step 1: Get a consignor number

Previous consignors: If you have consigned with us before or registered for a number before:

RETURNING CONSIGNOR LOGIN – ASHLAND SALE – OCT. 5-10
RETURNING CONSIGNOR LOGIN – TRI-STATE AREA SALE – NOV. 2-7

New consignors: If you have never registered for a consignor number

NEW CONSIGNOR REGISTRATION – ASHLAND SALE – OCT. 5-10
NEW CONSIGNOR REGISTRATION – TRI-STATE AREA SALE – NOV. 2-7

Step 2: Acceptable and unacceptable items

Please note that we will be accepting household decorative items as well as household and children’s furniture.

In order to maintain a high quality sale and to increase your profitability, we will no longer accept any defective items, specifically those with stains. In the event such items are found on the racks during the sale, they will be pulled and donated! Before you spend your valuable time tagging your items, please inspect your clothing in a very well-lit area to be sure it meets our guidelines. ****Please smell your items. They cannot smell of smoke, mildew, pets or any other bad smell.

Acceptable Items

  • Winter clothing – children’s clothing (sizes 0 months through children’s size 18 also junior sizes for boys and girls). We will accept pants, jeans, sweaters, jackets, hoodies, ATHLETIC name brand short sleeve shirts (Nike, Adidas, Reebok), athletic shorts (dri-fit type material; any length), Thanksgiving clothing/items, Christmas clothing/items. (We will not be accepting sleeveless or short sleeve shirts (except name brand athletic), no shorts (except athletic dri-Fit material), no swimsuits, no spring/summer-themed items). LIMIT 70 hanging items per sex for 12 months and under only (no bagged iterms of baby clothing). Any cloth item (blankets, onesies, grocery cart covers, bedding sets) should be hung.
  • Junior clothing is limited to brand names: please note that junior sizes are generally odd numbers (3,5,7,9) and misses sizes are even. We are only accepting junior sizes. Please do not bring ladies clothing as we cannot accept those items. The junior brands that we will be accepting are: Aeropostle/Aerie, Pink/Victoria Secret, American Eagle, Old Navy, Hollister, Abercrombie & Fitch, Arizona, Pac Sun, Rue 21, Body Central, Lucky (jeans), Nike, UnderArour, Gap, Juicy, Journeys, Fossil. We will also accept boys junior clothing. We will accept the brands listed above as well as Levi jeans. We will accept through waist size 40.
  • Adult clothing – anything that does not fall into the acceptable junior brands above is considered adult clothing for the Kid’s Sale events. You may bring 15 pieces of adult clothing (men’s, womens and scrubs – a total of 15 items). These items must be newer pieces: purchased in the last 3 years, stylish and clean.
  • Maternity clothes and/or nursing (breastfeeding) clothing (LIMIT 15 items per consignor)
  • Children’s Equipment – beds, strollers, high chairs, furniture, potty chairs, etc
  • Seasonal shoes – all must be in GREAT condition (accept sizes Newborn through teen size 13) (LIMIT 10 pair per sex – 5 to place on sales floor; 5 to be restocked) Tennis shoes must be in excellent condition (ie show no wear)!
  • Hairbows – limit 20 for each consignor; we will now provide a display near the register area; please do not include website, phone number or business name on the hairbows
  • Sports equipment or fitness equipment
  • Toys – batteries must be included (if needed) and toys must be in good working condition
  • Books – children’s only; LIMIT 30 books. We no longer accept bagged books (books in a bag). Please price them individually.
  • “Adult” books – limited to 10 and included in the total of 30 book limit; must be priced $2 or less
  • Movies (must either be in their original case or be labeled on the outside for easier shopping) – children’s movies only (no rated “R” movies or “Not rated” movies with adult content); VHS movies will no longer be accepted; DVDs will not be limited
  • Purses – must be in EXCELLENT condition; absolutely no tears or marks on them
  • Games
  • Puzzles
  • Home School Curriculum
  • Framed Pictures (must have been purchased in the last 5 years)
  • Household decorations (must have been purchased in the last 5 years)
  • Sofas in excellent condition and free of smoke or other foul odors
  • Bedroom furniture (headboards must have the bedframes with them)
  • Wood or iron furniture

Clothes need to be current styles, clean, smell fresh and be pressed. Buttons and zippers need to be closed. Shoes must be clean and in excellent condition. Toys which require batteries must include them. Bedding must be in a clear plastic bag. Baby furniture, equipment and toys should be clean, have all parts and any small pieces should be in a Ziploc bag, securely attached to the main part with packaging tape. Equipment needs to be completely assembled at drop-off. If you bring a car seat, please call the Dept. of Transportation at 800-424-9393 to make sure it has not been recalled.

Unacceptable Items

  • We are no longer accepting formal dresses (unless they’re priced $35 or less and will be placed in the appropriate size)
  • We are no longer accepting fashion scarves
  • We are no longer accepting cell phone or table cases or accessories
  • We are no longer accepting breast pumps.
  • We cannot accept baby beds with drop-down sides. (Even if they have been fixed, if they have ever been drop-side, we cannot accept them.)
  • Bagged items of baby clothing (onesies, bibs, bedding, etc). These all need to be hung.
  • Clothing from destination locations (ie from the beach or other vacation spot)
  • Clothing with a date more than 2 years old (ie 2002 Fall Bash)
  • Adult movies (Rated “R” or “not rated” with adult content) or movies without a case
  • VHS movies
  • Clothing that smells bad, is torn, stained, faded or out of date
  • Battery-operated toys without the batteries
  • Stuffed animals
  • Grab bags of fast food toys
  • Underwear (unless it’s in the original package)
  • Sofas that are old or smell bad
  • Mattress sets (except children’s crib and toddler mattresses)
  • Headboards without the remaining bedframe
  • Curtains or curtain rods, blinds, any window treatments
  • Adult bedding (blankets, quilts, comforters, sheets)
  • Floral arrangements
  • Placemats, tablecloths, table runners
  • Brass items
  • Dishes, canister sets, drinking glasses, mugs
  • Figurines
  • Computers or related equipment
  • Telephones or answering machines (unless they are children’s)
  • Partially burned candles
  • Children’s jewelry
  • Children’s party packages (invitations, decorations, etc)
  • Baby formula
  • Items from the Dollar Tree or similar store

Step 3: Tagging

Supplies Required: white card stock (heavier-weight 8 1/2 x 11″ paper), clear packaging tape, safety pins (1 inch or longer), hangers

  1. Preferably, please put clothing on wire hangers (Sizes 12 months and smaller can be on plastic hangers). With the hanger hook pointing to the left (see picture 1 below) place tag on the right shoulder. Wire hangers can be found at the dry cleaner and some consignment stores. If you cannot find enough wire hangers, please save what you do have for your pants or outfits. If you use plastic hangers, pants must be secured to the hanger either by using the clip hangers, safety pinning them above the cross section of a “H” hanger (Please refer to picture on our website) or using large safety pins to pin them to the plastic hangers as shown in the pictures on our website.

     

Please secure larger clothing items such as maternity or dresses and junior tops to the hanger with safety pins. They will not sell if they are on the floor. Outfits and sets should be securely pinned together by hanging the shirt first, then turn the hanger over and pin the pants by the waist (see Picture 3) to the backside of the hanger, with the safety pin catching the hanger to support the pants. This will help support the pants while allowing both pieces to be viewed without unpinning them. Pin shorts or pants sold alone to the top of the hanger as well (Picture 2).

Picture 3: Please note that this is the back side…turn the hanger over and pin the pants or skirt to the top of the hanger. Pants or skirts sold by them selves should also be pinned to the top of the hanger (but the hook would be pointing to the left if you only have pants or skirts).

Picture 1: Be sure hanger opens to the left; Tag attached to left shoulder.
Picture 2: Hang pants, shorts and skirts from top of the hanger with safety pins or zip ties.
Picture 3: For an outfit, 1st hang the shirt as Picture 1 indicates, then flip over to the back and hang the pants to the top of the hanger, as indicated in Picture 2.

2. Please use computer-generated tags. This makes your check more accurate and enables you to view your sales on-line. (Please note: computer-printed tags will be slightly smaller than 3×5.)

3. If you are using safety pins: Use one inch or larger safety pins to pin on the tags (no tiny gold pins), placing the pin horizontally and catching the garment and the card twice. If you are tagging using a tagging gun: Pierce tag near the Kids Sale name and place in the garment ONLY in the manufacturers tag or a seam. Otherwise, you will damage the garment with the tagging needle.

4. You set the price of all items: PRICE TO SELL! Use $1 increments (no 50 cents or 99 cents, etc). Ask yourself, “Would I buy what I’m bringing at the price I am asking? We recommend 1/2 to 1/4 of the retail price. (Please keep in mind that you don’t want to bring your items back home so price them to go!) We encourage you to discount your items as many people come back and are looking for the items on sale! ****YOU MAY NOT CHANGE THE TAG ONCE IT IS BROUGHT INTO THE STORE SO PLEASE DECIDE ON THE PRICE AND “Discount: Yes or No” BEFORE YOU BRING THE ITEM IN.****

5. If you group small items together in a ziploc bag, please pin the card pinned on the outside. Use clear packaging tape to seal the top secure and to keep small hands out!

6. Connect shoes together with a large safety pin, yarn, zip tie or twist tie, then pin the tag to the connector. Please place packaging tape over the safety pin or connector. Tags fall off shoes more readily than any other items. Please do not use plastic bags. Shoes should be clean and in excellent condition. Only sizes newborn through teen/adult size 13 will be accepted. (LIMIT 10 pair of each sex…5 to be placed on the shelf at drop-off and the remainder to be used to restock during the week).

7. If you bring a car seat, please call the Department of Transportation at 800-424-9393 to make sure it has not been recalled.

Step 4: Dropoff

All items need to be tagged and ready to be hung on our racks when they come into the store.

Ashland: You may bring your items either Friday, October 2 from 9 am to 6 pm or Saturday, October 3 from 9 am to 5 pm. Please try not wait until late Saturday to drop-off. You will have a very long wait! We’d also encourage you to not bring your children to drop-off if at all possible.

Tri-State Area: You may bring your items either Friday, October 30 from 9 am to 6 pm or Saturday, October 31 from 9 am to 5 pm. Please try not wait until late Saturday to drop-off. You will have a very long wait! We’d also encourage you to not bring your children to drop-off if at all possible.

All items will be inspected for cleanliness and proper tagging. In order to maintain a high quality sale and increase your profitability, we will no longer accept any defective items, specifically items with stains. If they are found during inspection or on the racks (after being missed during inspection), they will be pulled and available to be picked up with your other items after the sale is over (you must request them). They will also show up on your sold items report as sold for $0.01.

It is your responsibility to hang your clothes in the appropriate location as well as putting out your shoes and toys. You will also be responsible for setting up any baby equipment (furniture, cribs, beds, etc) that you may bring to the sale. Please allow plenty of time for drop-off.

Restocking/Late Drop-Off: The Ashland (Kyova Mall) restocking will be on Tuesday, October 6 from 4 pm to 6:30 pm. The Tri-State Area restocking will be on Tuesday, November 3 from 4 pm to 6:30 pm.

Step 5: Pre-sale

Ashland: All consignors are welcome to the pre sale on Sunday, October 4 from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. One-shift volunteers may shop at 1:30 p.m. Volunteers working 2 shifts may shop at 1 p.m. Volunteers working 3 shifts (including one sorting shift) may shop at 12:30 p.m. and receive 75% of their proceeds. You will also receive a guest pass for a friend and the guests can arrive beginning at 4:30 on Sunday. There will be a ½ off pre-sale on Thursday, October 8 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for you and a guest. Volunteers shop the 1/2 off pre-sale at 4 p.m. Double shift volunteers shop the 1/2 off pre-sale at 3 p.m. Three shift volunteers (with one shift being a sorting shift) may shop at 2:30 pm. (YOU MAY NOT SHOP 1/2 OFF UNTIL THE CORRECT TIME: 2:30 for triple shift volunteers; 3 pm for double shift volunteers; 4 pm for single shift volunteers; 5 pm for all consignors and guests. Please present your pass at the register when you arrive and before you check out.)

Tri-State Area: All consignors are welcome to the pre sale on Sunday, November 1 from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. One-shift volunteers may shop at 2 p.m. Volunteers working 2 shifts may shop at 1 p.m. Volunteers working 3 shifts (including one sorting shift) may shop at 12:30 p.m. and receive 75% of their proceeds. You will also receive a guest pass for a friend and the guests can arrive beginning at 4:30 on Sunday. There will be a ½ off pre-sale on Thursday, November 5 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for you and a guest. Volunteers shop the 1/2 off pre-sale at 4 p.m. Double shift volunteers shop the 1/2 off pre-sale at 3 p.m. Three shift volunteers (with one shift being a sorting shift) may shop at 2:30 pm. (YOU MAY NOT SHOP 1/2 OFF UNTIL THE CORRECT TIME: 2:30 for triple shift volunteers; 3 pm for double shift volunteers; 4 pm for single shift volunteers; 5 pm for all consignors and guests. Please present your pass at the register when you arrive and before you check out.)

Step 6: Your money and pickup

Ashland: Pick up your checks, along with any unsold items on Thursday, October 15 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. All items not picked up will be donated unless other arrangements are made.

Tri-State Area (at Kyova): Pick up your checks, along with any unsold items on Thursday, November 12 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. All items not picked up will be donated unless other arrangements are made.

Consignor policy and information

  • Participants receive 70% of the sales price less a $5 fee. · There will be an additional $5 fee if the 1 or 2 hour volunteer commitment is not fulfilled.
  • The consignor’s presale is for participants who bring at least 10 accepted items or a large item, such as furniture.
  • Kids Sale will not be held responsible for any damage caused by fire, flood, or any other unforeseen circumstance.

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