- (1.) Why Consign My Items?
- (2.) What Can/Can't I Sell?
- (3.) Registration Fee
- (4.) How Much Can I Earn?
- (5.) How Do I Prepare Items?
- (6.) How Do I Tag Items?
- (7.) Dropping Items Off
- (8.) Exclusive Preview Sale
- (9.) Non-Profit/Fundraising
- (10.) Sponsorship Opportunities
- (11.) What Happens to Unsold Items?
Why Consign My Items? back
Consigning – consigning an item with us means that we will sell your items at a price that you determine and in exchange, we receive a low percentage of the total sale price after your item has been sold and paid for
Clutter Free House - Our seasonal consignment sale is quite simply the easiest way to sell your children's items and a great way to make more money than you would at a garage sale, by placing an ad in the local paper, auctioning on eBay or posting an ad on Craig's List
What Can/Can't I Sell? back
Quality - We know that you are strict about the quality of the items that you bring home to your family – so are we. For this reason, we only accept clean, unbroken, non-recalled items for our sale. Please do not be offended if we decline an item, we are trying to protect our buyers and sellers alike.
We will accept year round clothing, toys and books. We do not restrict your items because of the season.
For a list of items you can sell click here
For a list of items you cannot sell click here
For a complete list of recalled items please see the CPSC links on our site
Registration Fee back
Registration Fee - There is a $15.00 NON-REFUNDABLE registration fee to sell your items at our event. We use this fee to cover the cost of a convenient location, make sure that the sale is well advertised, insured and that your treasures are displayed properly – all you have to do is consign your items and make some cash!
Our Guarantee - We will return your registration fee if you do not sell a minimum of $15.00
How Much Can I Earn? back
Consigning Only -You will earn 65% of your total sales – remember, you will set the prices so make sure to price your items well. To review our pricing guidelines, click here
Volunteering Consignors - (before, during or at the end of the sale)
If you volunteer for a single shift, you will receive 70% of your total sales.
If you volunteer for three shifts, you will receive 75% of your total sales.
Note: A "shift" is 3 hours in length.
How Do I Prepare Items? back
Once you have a Consignor number, you may start entering your items into our sales manager system.
Click here for complete instructions – but here is an overview:
Wash and hang clothing on wire hangers (top of hanger faces to the left – top looks like a question mark)
Sort items by size and gender for easy tracking and merchandising at sale
Replace batteries in toys, make sure everything works and all pieces are accounted for
Label each item (for example, if your pack and play has three pieces, put your consignor number, price and "1 of 3 items" or "2 of 3 items" on each piece
Secure your items
Use Ziploc type bags – and staple or use heavy tape to secure
Items can get lost very easily – make sure each item can't get separated
Set your prices
Print your tags on 65 lb or heavier paper Available Here
Purchase a tagging gun with fasteners
How Do I Tag Items? back
Using the tagging gun – The tagging gun is surprisingly easy – just insert the needle edge of the tagging gun through a clothing item's tag or through a seam. Take care not to make holes in your clothing items – this will ruin your clothes.
Click images below to see examples of how to tag your items
Tagging non-clothing items – You can use heavy tape, twist ties or string to secure your items – just make sure that the tags don't come off but that the barcode is completely visible for scanning when your items sell.
Use clear packing tape to attach sale tag to flat surface of items.
Can't find a flat surface or the tape is not sticking? Find a location to loop tape around part of the item.
Remember to properly label each item of a set for sale (i.e. 1 of 3, 2 of 3, 3 of 3).
Click images below to see examples of how attach your tag to non-clothing items
Dropping Items Off back
Sort - Separate your items by gender and by size
Inspection - Your items will be reviewed to ensure that items are in good condition and are sellable – any unsellable items will be returned to you
Merchandise - You may take your items to the racks to ensure that they are merchandised properly (many of our consignors like to take a look to see what's being sold so that they know what to buy when they come back!!!), or our volunteers can place your items on the sales floor for you.
Exclusive Preview Sale back
We know that you want the best possible prices and first pick at the best items that we have to offer, for this reason, we offer multiple ways to access our sale before the general public. Here are the ways:
1. New mommies – we know having a baby can be very stressful, we offer the chance for pregnant mom's to be and new mommies to visit our sale and take a look at the best that we have to offer
2. Volunteers – the more you volunteer, the earlier you can access the sale. And, remember that spouses, grandparents, friends and other family members over the age of 18 can volunteer for you to get you in to the sale as well – just remind your "volunteer stand-in" to sign in with your consignor number!
3. Consignors – you will gain early access to our sale – you won't believe the bargains!
Non-Profits – Please designate a "Member" to collect gently used or like new baby and children's items from your group. "Member" will pay registration fee, register and enter items into our system – after the sale, a check will be sent to your organization.
For more details, please Contact Us
Sponsorship Opportunities back
Table Sponsor - $60.00 (for 2 days) Choose any two days during the Valley Kids Consignment Sale event to set up your table. Additional days may be purchased for $10 extra. You may sell items, advertise your services, and hand out your information. You will be given a space for a 6 foot table (Sorry, no exceptions). Please provide your own table coverings and chairs.
Website Sponsor - $100.00 Place your ad, coupon, contact information and website link on the Valley Kids Consignment Sale website. It will stay up until the next published Sale Event. Sign-up quickly in order to get your information online for the pre-sale internet traffic.
Can be added to any other Sponsor Package for just $25.
Shopper Sponsor - $75.00 Your flyer, coupon, or sample will be distributed into goody bags to be given away during the Valley Kids Consignment Sale event. All items for the Shopper Sponsor must be received one week before the sale.
Banner Sponsor - $50.00 Your banner or sign will be displayed in our store during the Valley Kids Consignment Sale event. Premium locations assigned based on receipt of Sponsorship Agreement.
Other sponsorship opportunites are available. For more information please use our Contact Us form or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What Happens to Unsold Items? back
We are confident that if you price your unbroken, clean, gently used or new children's items well, many of your items will sell. If you have some items that do not sell, you will have the following options:
Pick Up – Pick up for unsold items takes place April 15 and 16 – items left on the sales floor after that time will be donated to one of the local charities serving our community. You may also designate someone else to pick up your items for you – just Contact Us and let us know who you approve to retrieve your items.
Donating Items – If you do not want to pick up your unsold items, you may elect to donate items to one of our local charities serving the community. Please make sure to mark "Yes" on the "Donate" box when entering your items into our system.