We know that tagging and preparing your items takes time! Let us help you make the process as simple as possible. Here are some tips on how to tag & display your items to increase its sellability.
To expedite drop-off: Please seperate items by gender/category & then rubberband hangers of items with the same sizes.
Please scroll down to see Pricing Guidelines.
This is an example of clothing that is READY to go on the sales floor:
Note that all items appear clean, free of rips & stains. All hangers are facing the left - you must have all clothing on hangers when you arrive at drop-off. All items are secured to the hangers with 1 inch safety pins & the tags are secured to the upper right hand corner of each item.
CLOTHES: All clothing MUST be on hangers! (Consignors must provide the hangers.) Clothes must be good condition (free of stains, holes, must have working snaps/zippers, & all buttons). Secure description tags to the upper right-hand corner of the clothing article with LARGE safety pins. Secure pants and shirts with wide necks to hangers with safety pins, as well. **We retain the right to deny items that do not meet our standards** (Would you buy it?) ~ Outfits that have more than one piece, please secure each item to the hanger ~ Consider grouping 2 or 3 onesies together on hangers. Please be sure to indicate QUANTITY! ***NOTE: Please do not group items as an outfit if they are different sizes.**** ~ VIDEO GAMES & SMALL ITEMS: We recommend using Ziploc bags for small items (belts, hairbows, etc.) Place the tag inside the Ziploc, then safety-pin the card to the bag, & use packing tape along the bag's opening. Please include manuals if you have them. ~ TOYS, GAMES, & PUZZLES: Please make certain that toys are COMPLETE & equipped with working batteries, if needed. Securely fastened together all pieces with packaging tape, Ziploc bags, or clear plastic containers, etc. & be very detailed with your description in case items get separated. **If it is a very large toy - Put masking tape on the bottom with your consignor # and your asking price.** For board puzzles, please wrap with a plastic wrap (like Saran Wrap) first & then use packing tape to secure the plastic wrap in place. This will protect the surface of the puzzle. ~ BEDDING: It is BEST to bring your bedding (blankets, pillow cases, bedskirts, etc) in a clear bedding bag or the new XL and XXL sized Ziploc bags. Shoppers can easily see the bedding without the need to remove it from the packaging. ~ SHOES: Ziploc bags work best, but if they will not fit in a Ziploc, tie or pin laces together, or use rubber bands on loafer type shoes. Pin card securely to shoes. Cards will be removed at check-out, so please remember this as you determine how to affix your cards.
Pricing can be tricky - here are some thoughts to keep in mind. Above all - PRICE TO SELL! There's nothing more rewarding than cleaning out your closets AND making money at the same time! Allow things go for HALF-PRICE! It's better to get 50% and clean out your closets than to get items back that you don't need. And if you plan to donate your unsold items, at least let them go for half-price! A good rule-of-thumb is to price your items at 25% - 35% of retail. This varies according to the condition & brand of your items.
Minimum item price of $0.50 per item. You may use $0.50 increments, ex: $0.50, $1.00, $1.50, etc. To reduce the number of lost items, please place masking tape with your consignor # & price on the bottom of each large item and on the bottom of each shoe ALONG with the barcoded description tag. Items with no barcode on the card will be sold at our discretion, but consignors cannot expect credit for those items since the item doesn't have a consignor number. Competitively price your items, but PRICE TO SELL! What would you pay? Normally 25-35% of retail is a good general figure to go by when pricing your items. We'd rather give you a bigger check than a lot of unsold items!
Here are some pricing suggestions, but ultimately YOU set the price. CLOTHING: $1-4 for play shirts, shorts, etc. (remember - no stains or holes!), $3-7 for nicer shirts or shorts, $6-10 for nice 2-piece outfits, $4-8 for jeans, $5-12 for nice dresses, $10-18 for multiple-piece sets. These are only examples for your more common brands, such as Carters, GAP, Old Navy, Osh Kosh, Gymboree, etc. Boutique and European brands such as Strasburg, etc. are priced a little higher. EQUIPMENT: Stroller prices vary greatly based on their condition, style and features. Most stroller prices (excluding umbrella strollers) typically range between $20-65, with double strollers possibly going higher. Walkers and Bouncy Seats: $5-25. Exer-saucers: $10-35. Portable Swings: $10-25. Car Seats: $15-50 Pack-n-Plays: $10-50. MISC: VHS tapes: $1-5, DVDs: $1-8. (Please make sure they have the matching cases.) ***Remember: This is only a guide - you ultimately determine your asking price!***
EXTRA SELLING TIPS: Make your item look as new as possible. Take time to prepare your items - this will pay off in the long run, earning you more CASH! If you take time to remove stains and wash and iron your clothing, the better it will look to a buyer. Also, button all the buttons, zip all the zippers, tie all the bows, etc. STAIN REMOVAL TIPSGrease Stains: For dark spots on dark fabrics, which are usually a grease stain, use Dawn Dishwashing Liquid. Rub into the stain and wash as normal. Almost always works great, even if the item has been dried in the dryer. Occasionally it will take treating twice. Yellow Stains: Mix about 1/2 cup dishwashing detergent (such as Cascade) with 1/2 cup of Clorox 2 (the pink liquid) in about 1-2 gallons of water. Soak the stained item in the mixture for several hours, then wash as usual. Works for other types of stains as well.