QUESTIONS ABOUT CONSIGNING?


You have a targeted market of people coming to the sale. Unlike a yard sale where you can’t guarantee the potential buyers are there for the items you have, Tiny Tots has everything a parent, grandparent, or caretaker could want. All under the same roof!  We do NOT limit the total number of items that you can consign. All of your clothes and shoes do still have to go through inspection. Obviously, we cannot accept stained, tattered, worn out or out-of-style. So please be picky and bring your best!


 

Q. HOW DO I BECOME A CONSIGNOR?
A. SIGN UP as a Consignor and get your consignor number in minutes! 
Q. DO I HAVE TO VOLUNTEER TO BE A CONSIGNOR?
A. Nope! Anyone can consign and receive a solid 60%. But volunteering for 2 shifts jumps you to 70%!
Q. WHAT DO CONSIGNORS RECEIVE?
A. Consignors receive 60-70% of the selling price of their items and 2 passes to shop before the public sale, plus a donation report for any unsold items that are marked for ‘D’ for Donate on the tags and in the system.
Q. WHEN DO I GET MY CHECK?
A. Checks are mailed within 10 days of the end of the sale.
Q. WHAT SIZES DO YOU ACCEPT?
A. Preemie to 12 for kids and all sizes for maternity 
Q. HOW DO I TAG MY ITEMS?
A. Please refer to consignor info for full details.  It is important you follow the instructions in order to make the sale efficient and accurate. Tagging Help Guide
Q. CAN I HAVE A FRIEND PICK UP OR DROP OFF THE TAGGED ITEMS FOR ME?
A. You bet! Friends can drop off and/or pick up your items.  When dropping off, they will need your consignor number, phone number and email to check you in, and they are responsible setting up any large items requiring assembly.
Q. CAN I JUST BRING MY ITEMS TO THE SALE?
A. Unfortunately, no. We will have to decline your items. It will sadden us as much as it saddens you to turn them away. Please refer to consignor info for full details.  It is important you follow the instructions in order to make the sale efficient and accurate. Tagging Help Guide.
Q. HOW OFTEN DO YOU HAVE THESE SALES?
A. ONLY two times each year, typically spring/summer sale is in April and fall/winter sale is in August. We are not a Store. So if you miss the sale, you have to wait about 6 months…don’t miss it!!!
Q. DO I NEED TO STAY WITH MY ITEMS DURING THE SALE?
A. No. That’s a big advantage of our sale. No negotiating with buyers, standing outside at a yard sale or setting up. We take care of the sale for you!  However, we do appreciate everyone who volunteers during the course of the sale to help everything run smoothly. We could not do it without our volunteers.
Q. IS THERE A TAGGING SERVICE AVAILABLE?
A. We are at full capacity with what we can currently tag ourselves, and are always looking for expert taggers with high sell-through percentages to join the team. Email us if you’re interested! 
Q. WHAT SELLS AT THE SALE?
A. You may sell just about everything that is baby, child, maternity related that is in clean, complete and working condition. Please go to Getting Ready for full details.
Q. WHERE CAN I BUY TAGGING SUPPLIES?
A. Usually the items needed are already in your home. But if you have to run out for more: hangers and pins are easily found at Dollar Stores & WalMart; white cardstock will be at any Target/WalMart/Party or Craft Stores.
Q. WHAT ITEMS MAY I CONSIGN?
A. We accept almost anything child/kid/maternity related in brand new and like new condition. Please refer to our What to Bring Guide for items you may not be sure about. You may consign anything related to children that is in new or very gently used condition. We want shoppers to know they will have quality merchandise to choose from during our sale. Please do not be offended if we do not accept something. We seek to offer the best quality possible. Refer to our Accepted Items for ideas on what to consign.
Q. IS THERE A CONSIGNOR FEE?
A.There is a $8.00 non-refundable consignor fee due at the time of registration for new consignors. Volunteer for a Breakdown/Sorting shift on Saturday or Donate All (all tags are marked for donation) – and we will refund your Consignor Fee ($8) via PayPal. Note: because of this new refund option, we are no longer offering a reduced fee for returning consignors. 
Q. HOW SHOULD I PRICE MY ITEMS?
A. As a general rule, price your items at 1/4 of the original retail price. If an item is like new and name-brand, you can price it higher. If an item has been well loved and is not name-brand, it should be priced on the lower end.  Also, if you don’t want to take anything home at the end of the sale, price your items to sell. Best to ask yourself, what would I expect to pay for this item? Price it no more than what you would be willing to pay. Please price items in $.50 increments (I.e. $.50, $1.00, $1.50, etc.)
Q. WHAT HAPPENS TO MY UNSOLD ITEMS?
A. When you tag your items, you will designate whether you want to pick-up or donate your unsold merchandise. If you choose to donate, your items will be given to several of the rotating charities we work with immediately after the sale. If you want to pick-up your unsold items, you must come during your scheduled pick-up time to retrieve them. Anything left after that time will become the property of Tiny Tots and will be donated to charity immediately. We cannot make exceptions to this schedule because we have to vacate the sale site promptly.
Q. WHAT IF I CAN'T MAKE PICKUP OR FORGET?
A. All items that are not picked up by the designated pick-up time become property of Tiny Tots Consignment and will be donated to a charity. We regret that no alternate pick-up arrangements can be made. Please have a friend pick up your items if you are unable to do so or mark items for donation. We are not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen goods. If your items are not marked for donation and you fail to pick up, we have to assess a $10 fee to offset the extra cost of truck rental.

We are not responsible for unsold goods due to lost tags. There will be a lost and found section for items that may lose their tags.

Q. IS THERE A LIMIT TO THE NUMBER OF ITEMS I CAN BRING?
A. There are no overall limits for our sales; however, we have a maximum of 20 maternity items, 30 items in sizes 0-12 months, and 30 per size limit for sizes 12 months to size 5. If you have extenuating circumstances regarding maximums, please feel free to email us if you have any questions at hi@tinytotsconsignment.com. Bagged onesies do count toward the limit. We do this so there is room for everyone – bring your best!
Q. HOW CAN I SHOP EARLY?
A. Volunteers get to shop first – before anyone else by helping for a 3 hour shift of their choosing. Consignors shop next by getting 2 passes for the Consignor PreSale when they Drop Off their tagged items. Please see our Consignor and Volunteer webpages.
Q. WHAT IS THE MINIMUM NUMBER OF ITEMS I CAN CONSIGN?
A. There is no minimum number of items. So while we hope that you can consign at least 20 items to make it worth your time, we have accepted as few as 2!
Q. WHAT ABOUT SEASONAL ITEMS?
A. This is something that is more important than you’d think.  At our Fall sale, we accept Fall and Winter clothing, including those with holiday themes. During our Spring sale, we accept Spring/Summer clothing, including bathing suits. Denim is accepted at both sales. We will send any non-seasonal items back with you at Drop Off. They don’t sell and take up lots of space. If you have already tagged them, just keep them at home, ready for the next sale.
Q. DOES ALL CLOTHING HAVE TO BE ON HANGERS?
A. Yes. All clothes must be on plastic hangers. Onesies may be grouped together and put in a ziplock bag. Wire hangers cannot be permitted. We did this because we noticed items on wire hangers sold at only a fraction of those on plastic hangers. We’re proud to be described as one of the most organized children’s consignment sale. Plastic hangers also provide a cleaner look to the racks, and with our helpful tagging tips it makes for a much neater sales floor. Organized racks = more likely to sell!  Tagging Help Guide If you find your local stores are sold out, hangers are available for purchase in the days leading up to the sale 8/$1. We sell these at our cost – not to make money.
Q. WHAT ABOUT RECALLED ITEMS?
A. It is important to us that only safe products are offered at our sale; therefore, we ask that each consignor carefully check that none of their items have been recalled before bringing them to our sale. As the seller/owner of an item, it is the responsibility of the consignor to ensure that each item meets the required safety standards. By signing the Seller Agreement, you are agreeing that you have checked the CPSC Web site (www.cpsc.gov)