Why should I consign?
Raising a child is expensive and they grow very quickly out of everything, leaving their dressers, closets and your home cluttered! With consigning you can clean out items you no longer need and put money back into your piggy bank all at the same time.
With many shoppers over our 4 day event you will be able to sell many items. Now is a great time to clean out your stuffed closets of items your children no longer need and make money quickly and easily.
Will open Monday, June 12th at 9:00 am
Event will be Aug. 17th – 20th
Ontario Convention Center – North Building
1947 Convention Center Way, Ontario, CA 91764
As a consigner you will:
Earn 60 – 70% of your total sales click here to learn how to earn a higher percentage
- Shop at the private sale before we open to the public
- Be able to track your sales online at home
- Sell your items quickly and easily
- Receive a check through the mail shortly after the sale is complete
Steps for becoming a consignor
- Register, select a drop off appointment and volunteer shift
- Collect the items you would like to sell
- Input your items into the system and print barcode labels
- Prep and tag your items
- Drop off your items
- Pick up or donate your unsold items
The minimum number of items to consign is 25 and the maximum is 250. There may only be one consignor per registration/consignor number. There is a nonrefundable $12.00 registration fee that will help with overhead costs such as rent, advertisement and displays.
If you are new to consigning, please read all steps prior to registering.
Please read the list carefully so you do not prepare unacceptable items.
It is your responsibility to check your items for recalls at : We Make It Safer Website
Consignors are also responsible for assembling their large items.
- Girls and boys sizes premie to 16
There is a limit of 25 items per gender for clothing sized premie to 12 months. An outfit or grouping (of the same size) is considered one item. Clothing must be current and free of stains, tears or noticeable worn areas. All clothing must be clean and neatly presented on a hanger.
Maternity Clothes, etc.
- Maternity clothing that is current and also free of stains, tears, etc. is acceptable. There is a 15 item limit and all clothing must be clean and neatly presented on a hanger.
- Pregnancy books
- Nursing aids
Baby and children’s shoes
- Girls sizes premie to kids 7
- Boys sized premie to kids 7
Shoes must be in excellent condition and free of scuffs or visible wear.
Baby and children’s furniture
- Cribs and toddler beds (must be assembled), headboards, dressers, changing tables, desks, children’s tables and chairs, bookcases, toy boxes, rocking chairs and gliders, and all other children’s or nursery type furniture.
- Children’s themed pictures, mobiles, decorations, bedding, etc..
All blankets and bedding must be on hangers and large comforter sets grouped together in a large sealed bag. Only breathable crib bumpers are accepted.
- Bassinets, nursing beds, high chairs, swings, play yards, strollers, baby gates, slings and carriers, bouncy seats, diaper bags, backpack carriers, bath tubs and seats (bath seat manufactured before 2011 will not be accepted), play mats, seats, cart covers, etc. All items must have working batteries and will be tested at drop off.
Toys and sports equipment
- Dolls, action figures, blocks, complete puzzles, playhouses, train sets, Legos, etc.. All items must work and those that require batteries must be installed and operating.
- Bikes, tricycles, scooters, skates, and all other children’s sports equipment. All must be in working order and free of damage.
DVDs, Music, Books, Electronics
- DVD’s, CD’s and computer games in original packaging, learning toys and readers, and books. There is a maximum of 25 books per consignor.
- Hats, backpacks, purses, socks, tights, hair accessories, etc.
- Any recalled item. You are responsible to check the We Make It Safer Website Website for recalls
- Clothing that is outdated, excessively worn, stained, or torn.
- Clothing items from Kmart or WalMart
- Adult sized clothing, shoes or accessories unless maternity wear
- Clothing or shoes not prepared or hung properly
- Used undergarments unless maternity or nursing bras
- Used pacifiers, or stained potty seats or diaper pails
- Baby food or food of any type
- Broken and nonworking toys
- Car seats and boosters that are expired or older than four years old
- Stuffed animals that are not Disney or a know movie character
- Fast food toys, books or puzzles
- Cribs manufactured prior to June 2011
- Any items that are not clean or appear damaged
All items must be clean, free of odor and in working order. If you take the extra time to clean your items they will sell faster and for a higher price. We will inspect all items and reserve the right to refuse a subpar item. We strive to provide high quality items and require your help to do so.
- White Cardstock for labels. Labels created on regular printer paper will not be accepted
- Tagging gun
- Safety pins in various sizes
- Clear packing tape
- Scissors (picture of supplies)
- Zip ties in various sizes
- Clear plastic ziplock bags
- Unique ink stamp
- Wire hangers
- Hole punch
- Rubber bands
- Paper cutter
Please use wire hangers because they require less space and are easier to safetypin clothing to. Hangers must face in the question mark position. We recommend using a tagging gun to attach the label to the clothing, however a safety pin may be used as well. Attach the printed barcode label in the seam on the left side of the clothing either under the armpit or at the waist for pants. If you use a safety pin attached the label on the left breast pocket area or on the left pant pocket. Make sure the label is visible. SEE PICTURES AND DO NOT USE STRAIGHT PINS. For added security and to help keep items together, safety pin each item to the hanger. If there are matching accessories, place them in a ziplock bag and secure with a safety pin or zip tie.
The best way to secure shoes together is to zip tie them. If the shoes are small and are not capable of being zip tied, place them in a clear plastic bag and secure the bag with packing tape. Zip tie or safety pin the barcode label to the shoes or if a bag is used tape the label to the outside of the bag. Be sure not to place tape over the barcode or it will not scan at the register.
Large items must be assembled during drop-off. Secure the label with packing tape. Do not place the tape over the barcode.
Games, books, CDs, DVDs
DVDs, CDs and computer games are required to be in their original cases. Secure the label to the back with packing tape. If you are selling a bundle, either secure with packing tape of place inside of a ziplock bag and tape the bag closed. Books are to be free of torn pages, writing or missing pages. Tape the barcode label to the back of the book or seal multiple books inside of clear ziplock bags. Please leave DVDs, CDs, computer games and games unsealed until after inspection.
Keep all items together with ziplock bags. Seal all bags with packing tape and tape the barcode label to the outside of the package. If a zip tie cannot be used, use the clear packing tape to adhere your label. Tags can come off and securing your items and labels will pay off.
ENTERING ITEMS AND PRINTING BARCODE LABELS
With the help of My Sale Manager.net we are able to use a barcode label system at the sale. These barcodes are able to help keep track of inventory and allow you to see what items have sold each day. Once you have registered you will be able to log in and enter your items into your inventory log.
While not necessary, it is easier if you sort your items into categories prior to entering the system. Sort clothing by gender and size and sort toys, equipment, shoes, etc. The system is user friendly and will prompt you through the process. It is also beneficial to enter your items several at a time over the course of a few days.
Setting a price
There is a $1.00 minimum price and we use 50 cent increments for the sale. A good guideline is to ask a quarter to a third of the original price. Some more popular items may sell for 50% of their original price. Keep in mind there will be duplicate items from other consignors and those that appear cleaner will sell faster. It can be helpful to state the manufacturers suggested (MSRP) retail price in the description. Click here for a pricing guideline from ConsignmentMommies.com
Being descriptive will help your items sell and will aid in finding an item should the tag come detached.
Discounted day and items
The last day of the sale most of the items will be discounted 50%. There is a box you can check if you would like to sell your item at a discounted price. If you chose to discount and donate all of your items you have the opportunity to earn 5% more of your gross total. Should you check the donate box your item will be automatically discounted if it does not sell. We will be working with Steven’s Hope charity.
Printing your barcode labels
Use only white cardstock paper to print the barcode labels. Labels printed on regular printer paper will be declined. Once all of your items are entered you may print your labels. Six labels will print to a page. If you have not marked the item to be discounted, use a unique stamp to help identify your label. This will aid in sorting items at the end of the sale.
You will need to turn off your popup blocker to print your labels.
DROP OFF APPOINTMENT
It would be best to select your drop off appointment and volunteer slot(s) the same day you register. This will help you obtain a time that is the most convenient for you. Consignor and volunteer spots fill up quickly! Drop offs are:
August 16th and 17th
- Sort all clothing by gender and size
- All items will be inspected and deemed either acceptable of possibly refused
- After inspection you will be asked to place your items on the sale floor
PICK UP UNSOLD ITEMS
If you did not select discount and donate all items you will be required to pick up you unsold items on:
If you are unable to pick up your unsold items you may send a family member or friend to do so for you. Please be certain they have your consignor number. Unsold items left after 7:00pm will be donated.