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What is Consigning and Frequently Asked Questions

WHY CONSIGN

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Why Consign My Items?

 

-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 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?

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, but if we have too much summmer items, we will place in the back until more current clothes sell.

For a list of items you can sell (coming soon) 


ITEMS YOU CAN'T SELL - Stuffed animals, car seats before 2017 and if in accident, cribs prior to 2017, and anything not working.


For a complete list of recalled items please see the CPSC links on our site


Registration Fee 

Registration Fee - There is a $16.75 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 the difference of what sold and your registration fee, if you do not sell a minimum of $16.75 and bring in at least 25 items.

How Much Can I Earn? 

Consigning Only -You will earn 60% of your total sales – remember, you will set the prices so make sure to price your items well. 

Volunteering Consignors - (before, during or at the end of the sale)

If you volunteer for 5 hours, you will receive 65% of your total sales.

If you volunteer for 10 hours, you will receive 70% of your total sales. 

If you volunteer for 15 hours, you will receive 75% of your total sales. You can work at home on some circumstances.


Note: Email me with any questions Remember we are open almost 60 days so volunteers are needed. Thank you again.


How Do I Prepare Items? 

Once you have a Consignor number, you may start entering your items into our sales manager system.

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. PLEASE also sort your DONATED ITEMS. This will save a lot of time at the end of the sale. We are going to try to TAG your donated items upon arrival with a piece of White Colored Tape that will be placed on the hangers.

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! Very Important!!!! Kids will touch toys. Please tape them closed or place it taped sealed baggies.

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. We are not liable for missing or broken items if items were not securely packaged.

Set your prices (Remember customers are looking for a great deal - Check Amazon, Ebay and make sure they are lower)

https://consignmentmommies.com/kids-consignment-pricing-guide/


Print your tags on 65 lb or heavier paper for items using your tagging gun. Using regular paper on toys, bags, books, etc. are ok. But for hanging items, tags may fall off or tear so please use the heavier one. If you wish to use colored paper, PLEASE DO NOT USE DARK COLORS. THE SCANNER DOESN'T READ THEM. LIGHT YELLOW, LIGHT BEIGE, WHITE, WORK BEST. 

Purchase a tagging gun with fasteners


What is VIP? 

In our busy lives, many sellers have a ton of items, but just can't deal with entering them all in. Well, let us do it for you! You will make less, but at least you are helping the community, cleaning out your house, and still making some extra money! Consignors who sign up for VIP Service will receive 35-45% of their merchandise that sells. 35% - bring your items to the store. 40% - at least 50 items are on hangers and stain free. 45% if all clothes are on hangers.(min. 50 items of clothing) stain free, and volunteer 3 hours


How Do I Tag Items? 

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 your items. IMPORTANT - the barcode NEEDS TO BE 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 

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 

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-Profit/Fundraising 

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 email us at shopvalleykids@gmail.com
 


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WHY CONSIGN

Seller's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


What is consignment? 

Consigning an item to 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

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, on eBay or on Craig's List

Do I need to be present during the sale?

No, sellers need not be present – just need to drop off your items and then pick them up after the sale (or you may elect to donate any unsold items to charity)

Why are you so strict about quality?

Our discerning shoppers have high expectations and will purchase in-style items that are gently used or new at very reasonable prices

Please do not be offended if we are unable to accept an item from you, we want to be sure that your items sell quickly and that the shoppers continue to return to our sales – which is good for you in the long run too!

How much money will I make? 

You will earn 60% of your total selling price just for selling. 

Volunteering Consignors - (before, during or at the end of the sale) Please understand we are open for 30-45 days, sometimes longer so volunteers are needed to make our sale a great success.

If you volunteer for 5 hours, you will receive 65% of your total sales.

If you volunteer for 10 hours, you will receive 70% of your total sales. 

If you volunteer for 15 hours, you will receive 75% of your total sales. 

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How do I become a seller or "consignor"?

Register by simply clicking on the "If not, Please Click Here to Register" link on right side column of our website

Pay your $16.50 registration fee

Receive instructions on how to get a Consignor number

Why is there a registration fee?

We cover the cost of the warehouse, advertising, insurance employees, and merchandising racks so that all you have to do is show up with your treasures and make fast cash!

We will return your registration fee if you do not sell a minimum of $16.50 and bring in at least 25 items.

Why should I sell/consign my child's precious and outgrown toys, furniture & clothes at VALLEY KIDS CONSIGNMENT?

Let's face it, our kids (and grandkids) grow so fast – it seems like they outgrow items more quickly than we can imagine and that stuff just gathers around the house, grandparent's houses, yards and garages!

Items sell quickly – over one weekend and you get paid shortly after the sale!

You will earn 60% – 75% of the selling price (percentage depends on whether you volunteer for 5, 10, or 15 hours before during or after the sale)

Significantly less hassle, time and effort then listing and conducting an auction on eBay

Safer and less hassle than listing on Craig's List and waiting for someone to show up at your home to buy your items

Earn a lot more money than if you sell at a consignment shop and wait for someone to purchase

What items can I sell? 

Virtually every item in good condition that your child has outgrown (and has not been recalled) such as:

Clothing (newborn baby through young adult)

Dress up items: princess, formal dresses, hats, purses

Backpacks, toy bags, non-recalled infant carriers/slings

Toys, puzzles and games - MUST BE SECURELY SEALED WITH TAPE, IN BAGGIES SEALED AND TAPED

Collectible items: (Star Wars, Lego, Star Trek, GeoTrax, American Girls, Barbie, Bratz etc)

Play equipment: tricycles, bikes, sand boxes, kitchen sets, plastic tool benches, plastic wheeled toys

Nursery items: baby monitors, changing station items, diaper bags

Baby items: bathtubs, high chairs, exer-saucers, bouncy chairs, swings, gently used strollers, Bumbo and other seats

Crib linens, toddler bed and children's bed linens

Brand new car seats or car seats manufactured in 2015 or later and no accidents ever!

Car seat accessories: mirrors, automobile seat protectors and activity sets

Furniture: rocking chairs, changing tables, toddler beds, brand new and near new non-recalled cribs (manufactured in 2014 or later)

Children's entertainment and educational media: gently used books, CDs, DVDs, BluRay, video games

Clean and "like new" maternity items (sorry, no maternity bras or underwear unless brand new and in sealed package)

Stuffed animals: new licensed characters - tags still attached

There are no seasonal clothing restrictions, except if we have too many summer clothes during the sale, We may place them temporary in the back until more current items sell.

What items do you decline to sell? 

Any recalled items (please check the CPSC site for current recalls) – from the CPSC "It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled item."

No Drop down cribs at all. We are unable to sell any drop down cribs by any manufacturer according to CPSC - December 2010

VHS tapes and heavily used books, scratched DVDs or CDs

Older, expired car seats or any car seats that have been involved in any kind of accident

Broken items or electronic toys that do not work (check & replace batteries)

Any used personal hygienic items such as:

Used breast pumps and breast feeding items
Heavily used baby bottles and nipples
Bottles with BPA (any crystal clear bottles such as older Avent bottles)
Used maternity bras, used maternity underwear and used children's underwear
Baby formula and baby food – if you have unopened, unexpired formula or food, we can take donations to local family rescue shelters

Where can I check to see if my items have been recalled? 

What should I do if my item has been recalled? 

Review information on the CPSC website, contact the manufacturer and if a fix is available, apply for a fix or in many cases you can receive a refund for your item from the manufacturer or retailer directly

If you can fix the item, please bring documentation (including proof of the fix, any emails or correspondence from the manufacturer) and attach documentation to the item

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Volunteer's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

As a volunteer, do I get priority entrance to the sale?

Yes! You will have premiere and exclusive access to the best prices and items before the general public!

Aside from priority entrance are there any other benefits to volunteering?

Especially for newer consignors, there is no better way to get a feel for what kinds of items you may sell and at what prices others are asking for their items

Many of our volunteers appreciate the opportunity to get out of the house and spend time with other mommies, grandmas, daddies and grandpas!

We are desperate for your expertise, organizational skills and creativity to make our sale the absolute best sale anywhere! So please, spend some time with us – we'll make it worth your time and you can earn up to 75% of your total sales!

Do I have to be a consignor to be a volunteer?

No – in fact many  of our volunteers have grown up kids or nieces and nephews to buy for so they like to volunteer to get in to our exclusive presale early

**NOTE: Volunteers who are not consignors MUST complete their volunteer shift(s) before the preview sale date.**

Can I bring my children – what if they are older and can entertain themselves?

We are sorry, but you will need to arrange for childcare while you volunteer at the sale

Many moms team up to watch each other's children while they volunteer – so make sure to invite your friends to consign with us!

Can my husband, friend or other family member volunteer for me instead?

Absolutely, just make sure that they have your consignor number so that we can properly increase your total sales percentage accordingly

SPONSORSHIP - GET YOUR NAME TO THOUSANDS OF FAMILIES

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SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES 

📷Table Sponsors -(We will have a lot of traffic. Promote your business) PLATINUM $300.00 for unlimited days during the Valley Kids Consignment Sale event to set up your table and sell your items. GOLD Sponsor - $200 for any consecutive 2 weeks of your choice. Additional days may be purchased for $25 extra. SILVER: $100 for any Five Days of your choice. BRONZE: $75 Per Day. 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 - $50.00 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 - Promote with flyers, coupons, or a sample and we will distribute them in customer's Shopping Bags during the Valley Kids Consignment Sale event. All items for the Shopper Sponsor must be received one week before the sale. 

📷Other sponsorship opportunites are available. For more information please  email us at valleykidsconsignmentsale@gmail.com.

Volunteer

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Volunteering

Why Volunteer?

We need you! Volunteers help ensure that the sale is efficient, organized and fun and, frankly, we couldn't do it without you. Volunteers assist with sale set up, seller drop off and pick up, inspect items upon arrival, work the sale, greet shoppers, sort and organize at the end of each sale day and help us break down at the end of the sale.

More money! If you volunteer for 5 hours, you will earn 65% of your sales. If you volunteer for 10 hours, you will earn 70% of your sales.  If you volunteer for 15 hours, you will earn 75% of your sales. Please understand, since we are open 30 + days, I need volunteers to make this sale a success. Thank You for understanding. 5 day sales seemed to rushed.

**NOTE: Volunteers who are not consignors MUST complete their volunteer shift(s) before the preview sale date.**

Volunteer Guidelines 

Volunteers must be on time and work their entire shift for credit.

Absolutely no children allowed during your work shift.

Sale Set Up-Volunteers will be unloading, setting up racks, tables, hanging signs and more to get ready for the upcoming sale.  Expect to do some heavy lifting and break a sweat.

Drop-off Day-Volunteers will be receiving and looking over other sellers' merchandise. It will be your responsibility to thoroughly look through all consigned items and determine if they follow the Valley Kids Consignment sale acceptance policies. Once all items are checked, volunteers will put the items on the sales floor in the appropriate sections

Sale Preparation- Duties include making sure that items are merchandised properly, including checking that all clothing is on the appropriate size rack, and making sure everything is in its orderly place.

Sale- Volunteers will be bagging merchandise and assisting shoppers with various needs. Volunteers will also be monitoring the sales floor for items out of place and any other problems.

After Sale Clean Up- Volunteers will be responsible for gathering and preparing each consignor's merchandise for pick-up after the sale is over.

Pick-Up Day- Volunteers will help consignors pick up their unsold merchandise at the close of the sale. Volunteers will monitor the sales floor to insure no merchandise is taken mistakenly.

Exclusive Preview Sale 

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!

BUYERS

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BUYERS

New Moms - Congratulations!
Your family is about to be blessed with a new bundle (or "bundles") of joy! We know that adding to the family can be stressful, so we offer the opportunity for new moms to get exclusive access to our sale early, so that you and a loved one can take the extra time to browse the aisles for the most fabulous things that you will need. Feel free to ask us any questions, we've been through it all and are experts in kid's gear!

New Moms preview sale pass. COMING WHEN OUR NEXT SALE BEGINS IF IT DOES.

Exclusive Preview Sale

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 – moms-to-be and new mommies of little ones under 18 months can visit our sale with one guest (to help carry the treasures of course)

2. Volunteers – we appreciate our hard working mommy volunteers and couldn't have such a beautiful and well organized sale without them - so our volunteers get in early too.  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 – we appreciate your hard work getting your items cleaned, tagged and delivered to our sale site - you also gain early access to our sale - and, as always, thank you for consigning with us - we love working with you!

Preview Sale Passes

Not consigning with us but want to gain access to some of the amazing deals during our exclusive preview sale?  Purchase a preview sale pass.    There are a limited number of preview sale passes available at $15.00/each.     Hurry and purchase your pass before they are all sold out.   Preview sale passes are NOT refundable if not used.

New Parents - Register on the Home Page for your FREE Private Sale; For Sponsorship/Vendors use the dropdown menu

Dropdown Menu for Sponsorships and VIP PASS Platinum $300.00 USD Gold $2000.00 USD Silver $100.00 USD Bronze $75.00 USD Banner $50.00 USD Shout Out Facebook OR VIP Pass $15.00 USD Logo on Website $50.00 USD 1500 Flyers $200.00 USD 1000 Flyers in Bag $125.00 USD 500 Flyers in Bag $75.00 USD  

Shopping Guidelines

INVENTORY - We never know exactly what will come in, but if it's in great shape and kids use it, we'll probably have it

GET THERE EARLY - Shop us first! Many consignors and volunteers appreciate the special preview sale because they can find deep discounts on items that won't last

DON'T FORGET THE 50% OFF SALE - 11am - 7pm.  50% off when tags show discount or reduce!

SHOPPING WITH DISTRACTIONS – We are all mommies of perfect angels – right? Keeping this in mind, you can bring your cherubs to the sale, but our aisles can become crowded and lines can try a little cherub's patience. Many of our shoppers prefer to find a babysitter while they browse our fully loaded shelves for great deals!

ENTERING THE SALE - Any items such as large purses, strollers and bags may be subject to inspection at the sale and will be tagged to prevent any confusion

AT THE SALE – PLEASE PLEASE Bring your reusable bags or use our shopping bags

INSPECTING ITEMS - Sealed packages may not be opened, we find that frequently pieces or items will get lost

EXITING THE SALE – Please be advised that from time to time we may need to inspect bags as shoppers exit the sale – this is for both seller's and buyer's protection

About Consignment Sales

Participating in consignment sales is quite simply the best bargain that you can get in today's turbulent economy.

Sellers are safely able to earn quick cash without strangers coming to their homes and in an arms length transaction that protects everyone

Buyer's don't have to drive all over town comparing bargains – all the deals are right at the sale at 50 – 90% off of retail

Items are sold first come, first served – the best deals are available early in the sale and on the last day of the sale - we are sorry but we can't hold any unpaid items

We cannot guarantee availability of any items and are unable to hold items overnight

Please select carefully, all sales are final. We accept Mastercard, Visa, Discover, Diners Club and we LOVE cash...

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Sign up for our Pre-Sale for new parents and parents to be. 

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Valley Kids Consignment strives to be the place where families can shop for the best deals in a safe, clean and store-like environment without high retail prices. Valley Kids Consignors know that they can sell their gently used baby and children's items and earn the highest consignment rates around.  Likewise, loyal shoppers know that it is easy to find beautiful, high quality children's toys, clothes, furniture, accessories, sport equipment, books, maternity wear and more in a boutique environment.  In fact, the number one question that Valley Kids Consignors and Shoppers ask is "when is your next sale?"

Join us and you will see why.  

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