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Seller University

For Kentucky Kids Consignment Sales

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Guide 1:

All about the Sale

Guide 2:

The Items at the Sale

Guide 3:

Item Prep for the Sale

What’s New this Year

We are always tweaking procedures and the items we accept in an effort to improve the sale for YOU.  Our goal is always to SELL everything you bring!

All item check-in will be on Sunday & Monday

All item check-in will be on Sunday & Monday of sale week.  If you need to bring items to the sale on Sunday or Monday evening – be sure to select your time slot as soon as you get registered!  Check-in time slot selection is first come, first served!  Can’t find a time that works for you?  Just keep checking back!  

Seller Partner Presale will be on Tuesday

All sellers shop early at our presales.  Seller Partners are those who who help during sale week to get their own (and everyone else’s!) items sold.  The Seller Partner Presales will be on Tuesday of sale week at 5 PM for those completing 4 shifts, 6 PM for those completing 3 shifts, & 7 PM for those completing 1 shift.  There is no longer an incentive level for completing 2 shifts as very few chose that level.  All sellers are also invited back on Friday night to shop early for half-price items, Seller Partners will enter first.

Seller Presale will be on Wednesday

Sellers who choose not to partner with us will shop the presale anytime between 11 AM and 9 PM on Wednesday of sale week.  All sellers are also invited back on Friday night to shop early for half-price items, Seller Partners will enter first.

Minimum Price Change

We now have a $3 minimum price. If your item is not worth that, combine it with similar items for one price or leave it out of the sale.  The tagging system will default to mark items “discount:yes” and “donate:yes”.

Increase to infant clothing item limits

As a trial for Fall 2022, we’ll accept your 60 best infant boy clothing items and/or 60 best infant girl clothing items.  These are clothing items in sizes from Preemie to 24 months.

We no longer accept crib bumpers or blankets other than receiving blankets

We will no longer accept crib bumpers of any type, including those with a mesh center.  If your crib bedding set includes bumpers, you will need to sell it without them.

Receiving blankets are for infants and are generally made of light cotton and 40×40 inches or smaller.  They are best sold as sets in a plastic bags taped shut with the tag taped to the outside or folded, rolled, and the ends secured by rubber bands at each in with the tag pinned on.  We no longer accept blankets larger than 40×40 inces like blankets for toddler beds, blankets for twin/full/double beds or “decorative throws”.

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Guide1: All About the Sale

This guide has all the details about how the sale works – terminology we use, sale week schedule, and how it all goes down!

Kentucky Kids Consignment Sales Terminology

MyConsignment Manager (or MyCM)

MyConsignment Manager/MyCM is our online registration and tagging system – this is the program you are working in when you register to sell, enter your items, print your tags, choose your check-in time, choose your Seller Partner shift, and check your sales during sale week.  You can log into it using the “Register/Log-in” link at the top of each page on our website.

Seller Partner

The sellers who choose to do MORE of the work of selling their own items by partnering with us to help host the sale.

Presale

Special early shopping time for ALL SELLERS. One shopper admitted per seller account. Seller Partners have the earliest shopping times, but all sellers who bring at least 15 items/$50 inventory to check-in will receive a presale pass. Seller Partners will shop the presale on Tuesday of sale week. Sellers who chose not to partner with us to help during the sale shop the presale on Wednesday of sale week before we open to the public. There is also a Friday evening presale so that Seller Partners & Sellers can shop early for half-price items.

Cardstock Paper

Special “thicker than regular paper” paper to print your tags on. Buy at Wal-Mart, Target, Hobby Lobby, Michael’s, or any office supply store. White is the BEST choice but very light pastels or beige will be accepted. Tags printed on dark colors will not scan.

PayPal

Sellers will be paid via PayPal to the email address on file in the MyConsignment Manager System. We don’t really “have your PayPal info”. There is no special place or way that you need to “provide your PayPal info”. All we do is tell PayPal what your email address is and how much we owe you. We don’t know diddly-squat about your PayPal account or what email address you use at PayPal.

 

If your PayPal account is with a different email than the one you have in MyConsignment Manager, you can simply log in to PayPal and add more email addresses as the “secondary” emails on that account. One PayPal account can have many email addresses tied to it, but you need to put an email address that YOU check and read often on your MyCM account. Please do not change your address in MyCM to one you do not read just because that is what you (or your husband) have on a PayPal account. Also, the fact that you paid your seller’s fee IN using PayPal as the checkout system is a TOTAL COINCIDENCE. Paying your fee IN has nothing at all to do with your payOUT also coming from PayPal. It just happens to use the same system.

Seller Partners

What is a Seller Partner?

Sellers can partner with us by helping out during sale week to do more of the work of selling your own items! Seller Partners pay a lower commission and shop EVEN EARLIER.

 

Sellers can choose 1, 3, or 4 Partner Shifts. Help for 1 shift and pay only 30% commission to us for the service of organizing & hosting the event. Help for 3 or 4 shifts and pay 25% commission to us for the service of organizing & hosting the event.  There is no longer an incentive level for completing 2 shifts.

 

All sellers shop our exclusive presale events but those who partner with us shop the big presale a day earlier and also get a 1-hour head-start for half-price shopping on Friday evening of each sale week. Help us make the sale a success and enjoy early shopping perks!

 

Sellers who help during sale week to get their own (and everyone else’s!) items sold are guaranteed to have FUN! While sellers are not required to help at the sale, we sure do need lots of Seller Partners to make the sale happen. We understand that everyone is busy, busy, busy (we are too!) and that many sellers drive from quite a distance to participate. We’d really appreciate it if you could find just four hours to help make the sale a success!

 

Shifts are available on weekdays & weekends, morning, afternoon, or evening. We also have some times when we need folks to help unload & load the racks & supplies in & out of our trailer – feel free to send in your husband for those!

 

You can see available times and choose one from the schedule anytime time you are logged in and working with your inventory. Just go the “Seller Partner” tab after you log-in to the MyConsignment Manager system.

 

Sellers who choose not to partner with us (for just 4 hours!) pay a 35% commission to us for the service of organizing & hosting the sale. The more Partner Shifts you choose, the lower the commission you pay to us.

How Check-in Works

How do I get this stuff outta my house?

This one is really really long… but it tells you exactly how item check-in will go. It’s easier than it sounds! Bring yourself, bring your stuff, we will help you!

 

Please arrive on time for your scheduled check-in . Walk in EMPTY HANDED to sign your seller’s agreement BEFORE CARRYING IN ITEMS. Do not carry items in with you.

 

You may borrow a rolling clothing rack AFTER you sign your seller’s agreement.

 

Please be considerate of other sellers. Do not come and take a rack before you sign in and keep it in the parking lot for an extended period of time and please do not take more than one. You need to organize your items before you come to check-in.

 

If you have a cart or wagon of your own to use, you may find it very helpful.

 

If you are sending your items with someone else, please EMAIL us THE WEEK BEFORE THE SALE for a copy of our seller’s agreement so you can sign & send it in with them. We need a seller’s agreement signed by YOU since your name is on the seller account. The person bringing your items needs to understand how check-in works. They will not be able to just hand over your items and leave.

 

If someone in your home smokes or you have pets, please make sure your items do not smell like cigarette smoke and are free from pet hair and odors.

 

Don’t go crazy taping your tags on larger items, we have a blue two-part claim tag that gets added to tags for very large items, like strollers and furniture.

 

We’ll do our best to get you in and out as quickly as possible. Please email with any questions – it is better to ask now than wait until we have a problem at check-in!

 

Tags for clothing items MUST HAVE SIZES on them so we know where to hang them. You may handwrite corrections on your tags if you’ve used the wrong size or if you used the express tagging function, but you MUST have a size listed on clothing & shoes. Don’t make us guess!

 

YOU MAY NOT HANDWRITE IN CHANGES TO PRICE OR DISCOUNT OPTION BECAUSE THIS IS LOCKED INTO THE BARCODE FOR YOUR PROTECTION!

 

We DO NOT accept junior girl’s, young men’s or general women’s clothing items. The only exceptions are maternity/nursing clothing and women’s sizes in Matilda Jane brand for our special MJ rack AT THE PADUCAH SALE ONLY.

 

We are accepting 60 items of infant boy and 60 items of infant girl clothing. If you have more, select your 60 best items.

 

After you have received your SELLER INFO SHEET (do not lose this!), you may begin carrying in your items.  

 

YOU WILL TAKE THE ITEMS TO EACH STATION LISTED BELOW. WE WILL PLACE THEM ON THE TABLES FOR YOU. You just need to get the stuff to each station. We know it’s super-tempting, but you are not able to wander the sales floor and browse items during check-in. You’ll get to see it ALL at the presale! Please drop your items and move on so we can keep every one physically distant.

 

HOME DECOR & FURNITURE – We will add the “blue large item claim tags” to items for you.  We’ll decide which items need those tags.  You will need to ASSEMBLE ALL FURNITURE. If it is missing screws or broken, please don’t bring it. No one will buy it and our charities don’t want unusable items either.

 

BOOKS, GAMES, PUZZLES, DVD’S, CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING – bring books sorted this way… board books (cardboard pages), toddler/picture books (books you read to your kid), early reader books (books your kid reads to you – levels 1, 2, 3), chapter books, teen books, homeschooling books, pregnancy & parenting books. CARDBOARD pages = “board book”. We are going to check that a DVD is in the box, do not tape them shut. If you want them taped, do it after we check.

 

SHOES & ACCESSORIES STATION – hats, belts, socks, shoes

 

***CLOTHING STATION – WE WILL BE INSPECTING CLOTHING AFTER YOU LEAVE. YOU WILL HANG YOUR ENTIRE BUNDLE IN THE CORRECT SIZE ON THE MAIN BLUE CLOTHING RACK AND LEAVE IT. WE WILL INSPECT IT LATER.***

 

At your car, you will load your clothing rack, placing the black dividers between each size and removing any rubber bands or ties you’ve used to keep sizes together. You will roll your clothing rack with your items to the clothing racks and YOU WILL HANG THEM IN THE CORRECT SPOT. There are signs. There are arrows. There is a list below of what sizes together. You need to pay attention and put clothing in the right place. Put it in an empty spot at the end of the row. Do not cram it on the front of the rack just so yours will be in front. Everything gets moved around anyway, there’s no need to do this.

 

PADUCAH ONLY – KEEP MATILDA JANE ITEMS SEPARATE FOR CHECK-IN. There will be round tables where you will carefully lay MJ down by size, we will hang it later.

 

PLEASE TAKE YOUR CLOTHING RACK BACK TO THE FRONT BY THE CHECK-IN PAPERWORK TABLE FOR ANOTHER SELLER TO USE!

 

Special Note: Any “No-Thank-You’s” (clothing items we are not accepting) will be available for you to claim at pick-up on Saturday. If you do not claim them, we’ll donate them. We understand that you may feel concern about these items. Please trust that we want as many items IN THE SALE as possible. All clothing items pulled from the sale when we inspect them will be checked by multiple people before a decision is made that the item cannot be sold because of quality or seasonality issues.

 

To ensure ALL your clothing items are accepted – give them a thorough check at home OUTSIDE IN SUNLIGHT.

 

For Spring Sales – don’t bring clothing that is FUZZY. Fuzzy = Fall. If it if fleece, corderoy, velvet, velour, or fur, save it for FALL. If a shirt or jacket is fuzzy on the inside, it is for FALL. Don’t bring Christmas, Thanksiving, or Halloween themed items to the spring sale. Save it for FALL
For Fall Sales – Don’t bring SHORTS of any type, tank tops, bathing suits, sleeveless summer items, or clothing with an Easter/spring theme. Save it for SPRING.

 

Don’t bring adult (other than Maternity and Women’s Matilda Jane in Paducah Only) or juniors clothing. Don’t bring men’s or women’s or junior’s items tagged as size 14, 16, 18, 20. We look for this and remove them. WE DO NOT ACCEPT JUNIORS or ADULT SIZES. We accept items that were purchased in the CHILDREN’S department and boy’s pants up to waist size 30.

 

Do look for stains – check the neck and rear of baby clothing. Those yellow stains show up when items are stored. Check for torn out hems. Check for dirty sleeves, Check for greasy stains on dark clothing. Check for pen or marker marks. The majority of the reasons items do not pass inspection are these!

 

Group these sizes together, boys and girls separately:
preemie
newborn
0-3 months and 3 months together
3-6 Months and 6 months together
6-9 months, 6-12 months and 9 months together
9-12 months and 12 months together
12-18 months and 18 months together
18-24 months and 24 months together
2T
3T
4T and 4 together
5T and 5 together
6
(6x for girls only)
7
8
9/10
11/12
13/14
15/16
18
20
Maternity XXS
Maternity XS
Maternity Small
Maternity Medium
Maternity Large
Maternity XL
Maternity XXL/XXXL

 

In Fall, dressup clothing and Halloween costumes are displayed by size, boys & girls together, on the main blue clothing racks

 

In Spring, dressup clothing will go to the toy section

 

In Spring, life jackets need to be hung and will also go to the toy section

 

BABY STATION will be in the middle of the room – boppys, receiving blankets, feeding supplies, diapering supplies, bumbos, diaper genies, potty chairs, tabletop high chairs, children’s room décor, safety items and all infant/child/tween/teen bedding will be here (no queen or king size accepted)

 

TOY STATION – toys,toys,toys – all toys that go on tables go here – MAKE SURE BATTERIES ARE IN IT & IT WORKS! Check to be sure ALL parts are there!

 

DOUBLE CHECK STATION is on the tables near the check-in desk – there will be bins for you to place, purses, diaper bags, baby monitors, carriers for wearing baby, and other high end items that you’d like us to take a look at how to best secure them.

 

Once all of your items have been taken to the appropriate station, make sure you have your SELLER INFO SHEET, and then GET READY TO SHOP!!!

How Presale Shopping Works

Who shops first?

All of our sellers SHOP EARLY at our PRESALES.

You will be emailed a presale pass with a QR code that we’ll scan as you enter.

Remember, you need to bring 15 items or $50 of inventory to item check-in to get your Seller’s Presale Pass!

Each Tuesday & Wednesday presale pass is good for one adult, YOU MAY NOT BRING AN ADULT GUEST ON TUESDAY OR WEDNESDAY. Shopping the presale is your reward for your hard work in getting everything ready for the sale and we want it to be an exclusive time just for you.

Seller Partners will recieve one pass to shop the Tuesday Seller Partner Presale and one pass to shop the Wednesday Seller Presale as well. Tuesday passes will NOT be honored on Wednesday. Wednesday passes can be used by the Seller Partner themselves or given away to someone else.

Sellers will not need to obtain a child ticket in order to bring children to the presales, but we STRONGLY DISCOURAGE you from bringing children. If you must bring them, they must remain at your side and cannot play on or with the toys.

There will be no READMISSION to the Presales at any time. Yes, you can make multiple trips to your car, but if you leave the presale completely on either Tuesday or Wednesday  you cannot return and re-enter the sale using your same barcode.

If you choose not to shop the Seller’s Presale, PLEASE GIVE YOUR PASS AWAY! You’ll be able to simply forward the email to a friend. Just be sure that person understands the pass is good for ONE ADULT SHOPPER and that children are strongly discouraged from attending.

Here’s the times for our exclusive presale shopping. Want to shop earlier on Tuesday night instead of Wednesday? Log in to your account and choose one or more Seller Partner shifts to come & help out during sale week.

 

Seller Presale Events (pass required for admission):
Tuesday at 5 PM – Quadruple Shift Seller Partners shop
Tuesday at 6 PM – Triple Shift Seller Partners shop
Tuesday at 7 PM – Single Shift Seller Partners shop
Wednesday at 11 AM – Sellers shop
we’ll be open until at least 9 PM on Wednesday

 

You will receive a second email with your barcode to enter the FRIDAY HALF-PRICE PRESALES. You may bring along ONE ADULT GUEST for Friday night.
We STRONGLY DISCOURAGE you from bringing children this season. If you must bring them, they must remain at your side and cannot play on or with the toys.

 

Friday at 5 PM – special half-price presale for Seller Partners
Friday at 6 PM – special half-price presale for ALL SELLERS!
we’ll ask everyone to be through the checkout line by 8 PM on Friday

 
The sale is open to the public for shopping on Thursday from 9 AM to 8 PM, Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM, and Saturday from 9 AM to 4 PM. No tickets or passes  are needed during these times.

Sale Week Schedule

Item Check-in

This is when you will bring your items to the sale. Appointments required, choose your time slot in the MyConsignment Manager system once you are registered to sell. Sunday afternoon & Monday evening times fill up super-fast, if you must have one of those times, please select it ASAP!

Presale Days

Early shopping for all sellers! Seller Partners shop on Tuesday, then sellers who choose not to help during sale week shop on Wednesday. One adult shopper admitted per presale shopping pass.  Seller Partners will receive a pass for the Tuesday Seller Partner Presale AND the Wednesday Seller Presale.  Tuesday passes will not be honored on Wednesday.

Public Shopping

Open to all!

Half-price Presale

Early half shopping for all sellers! Items marked “discount:yes” will ring up at half-price. Seller Partners shop first, then sellers who choose not to help during sale week. Two adult shoppers admitted per seller account.

Half-price Shopping

Open to all! Items marked “discount:yes” will ring up at half-price.

Item Pick-up

1 PM to 4 PM on Saturday!  This is when you will pick up any unsold items that you’d like to have back. You can also choose to leave them at the sale and they’ll be donated to charity. You will check each area of the sale for your items and have them verified before you leave with them. You will also have the opportunity to make additional purchases.

 

Sales Reports

Sales reports will be loaded into your account late each night of the sale, at Noon on Saturday with additional reports as we are able. Semi-final reports will be posted the Monday after the sale, final reports on Wednesday after the sale and seller payouts are sent by PayPal on the Friday after the sale ends.

How (optional) Pick-up Works

What if I have items that didn't sell?

Don’t want anything back?  No problem!  We’ll donate it to a great local charity for you!
Pick-up will be between 1 and 4 PM on SATURDAY. We will remain open to public shoppers during this time so you’ll have a chance to buy any items you find during pick-up that you can’t live without!

 

We will NOT be ready to process pickups before 1 PM. You may come anytime between 1 and 4 PM on Saturday but pickup MUST BE COMPLETE BY 4 PM.

 

If you are planning to pick up several items or shop while you pick up, please come early to give yourself plenty of time. Remember to bring your bags, boxes, or bins with you. Our rolling racks will not be available for use, it is too crowded to move them through the room.

 

Sellers will get a sold item report around Noon Saturday and we’re pretty sure that you’ll be able to spot your own unsold items quickly when you come to pick them up. Of course, sellers with a high ISP (Items Sold Percentage) won’t have much left and you always have the option of passing unsold items on to the many charity groups who are so thrilled to get them.

 

YOU WILL NEED YOUR SELLER INFORMATION SHEET THAT YOU RECEIVED AT CHECK-IN – IT IS YOUR TICKET TO GET YOUR UNSOLD ITEMS OUT THE DOOR!

 

Once you’ve collected your unsold items, you’ll take them to a check-out station where workers will quickly verify that you haven’t grabbed someone else’s item by mistake. If you have items you’d like to purchase, you can go through the regular check-out to pay for them and have your own items verified at the same time.

 

Remember to check the lost & found and the rack of items that were pulled from the sale for quality,sizing, or seasonality issues.

 

Any items left after 4 PM, including those in the lost & found, will be donated to charity.

How You Get Paid

How do the PayPal payouts work?

We send electronic payouts to sellers via PayPal – and we cover the fees! This means you’ll get your money faster & easier than waiting for a check in the mail. No more lost checks, accidentally-thrown-away checks, water damaged checks, or got-eaten-by-the-dog checks. Your payout will be processed on the Friday AFTER the sale ends.

 

VERY IMPORTANT – Email Addresses Need to Match

 

We don’t “have your PayPal info”

 

All we do is tell PayPal what your email address is and how much we owe you.

 

We don’t know diddly-squat about your PayPal account or what email address you use at PayPal. We don’t know that you do PayPal with your husband’s email or that you put your email address on your mom’s seller account. ALL WE KNOW IS THE EMAIL ADDRESS YOU USE IN MYCONSIGNMENT MANAGER AND HOW MUCH YOU SHOULD GET PAID.

 

So, your email address for PayPal and MyConsignment Manager need to be the same! If you already have a PayPal account with a different email address, you can simply add the address you use with MyConsignment Manager as a secondary email on your existing PayPal account. One PayPal account can have many email addresses tied to it.

 

Be sure your address in MyConsignment Manager is one you check & read often as email is the best way for us to communicate with you! Please do not go change your address in MyCM to your spouse’s… they tend to mark our emails as spam and never tell you about them…

 

You can easily transfer your payment from PayPal to your checking account if you wish or keep the funds in PayPal to use. You can also order a debit card from PayPal ahead of time and use it to spend your sale payout. If you really need a paper check in the mail, PayPal can send one minus a very small processing fee.

Guide2: The Items At The Sale

This guide has all the details about the items at the sale – what we do & don’t accept, how much of it we accept, and what should come to which season’s sale. We accept just about everything babies, kids, tweens, or expecting moms use, unless there is a safety concern about it or we’ve just learned over the years that it simply does not sell.

What We do Accept

Clothing

We accept clothing items with no stains, tears, holes and with working zippers & buttons.

 

We will accept your 60 best infant boy clothing items and/or 60 best infant girl clothing items. Infant sizes are preemie to 24 months and these sizes are under separate category of “infant boy clothing” and “infant girl clothing”. Sizes 2T & up have no limits and can be found under “boy clothing” and “girl clothing” categories. Every sale has an abundance of infant sized clothing, so we encourage you to choose your best items and group 2-3 similar items together on one hanger with one tag to sell for one price, making them one item. The tagging system will cut you off when you’ve reached the limit.

 

Maternity & nursing items should be of very recent styles and priced competitively. Choose your 10 best maternity and 10 best nursing clothing items! Nursing bras may be tagged as “breastfeeding accessories”, we mean shirts & dresses as “clothing”.

 

We will accept your 10 best pairs of girls’ shoes and/or your 10 best pairs of boys’ shoes. Choose your best and package securely inside a plastic bag taped shut with the tag taped to the outside! The tagging system will cut you off when you’ve reached the limit.

 

In PADUCAH ONLY, we will accept women’s sizes in Matilda Jane brand as we have a separate area to display Matilda Jane brand. Matilda Jane is the ONLY adult sized clothing we accept other than maternity & nursing clothing. There is no category for women’s sizes, please leave it blank and list the size in line one of the description.

 

We WILL accept these waist sizes for pants/shorts for boys as they are true equivalent: size 20 = 30 inch waist; size 18 = 28 inch waist; size 16 = 26 inch waist; size 14 = 24 inch waist.

 

We do not accept junior girl’s or young men’s sizes. Teen sized clothing cannot be tagged as children’s clothing. Junior girl’s clothing is sizes 0, 1, 3, 5, etc for teen girls with curves. Young men’s clothing is small/med/large in brands for teen boys. These items will be turned away at check-in.

 

We accept 10 pairs of girls’ shoes and 10 pairs of boys’ shoes from newborn to youth size 6 per seller. We do not accept adult sized shoes.
There are no restrictions on brands as long as items meet our quality standards.

More Than Clothing

We accept so much more than clothing!

 

We accept indoor & outdoor toys, shoes, accessories, books, bicycles, movies rated PG-13 & below, video games rated T & below, strollers, highchairs, pack-n-plays, scrapbooking supplies, infant carriers, diaper bags, nursery bedding & decor, feeding supplies, children’s furniture and so much more. If babies, children, or teens can use it, we’ll probably accept it as long as it meets our quality standards.

 

Items must HAVE ALL PARTS INCLUDING BATTERIES. Toys and games need to have all parts and pieces. All items should smell fresh & clean. All items requiring batteries must have them and work.

 

Books need to be for babies to tweens or pregnancy/parenting books.

 

Baby gear should be wiped clean. Include the manual if you have it. Furniture & baby gear will need to be assembled for the sale.

 

We accept designer handbags from brands like Coach, Michael Kors, Vera Bradley, Kate Spade, Louis Vuitton, Brahmin, Dooney & Bourke, Tory Burch, Chanel, Frye, and more… Each seller will be limited to 5 of these. Designer bags are secured and only released to shoppers after purchase.

 

We WILL accept children’s jewelery accessories such as the large bead necklaces & bracelets from some of the boutique brands. You may use the “accessories” category for these. We are still not accepting children’s jewelry made mostly of metal or adult costume jewelry.

 

We accept all types of furniture and home decor!

 

Household furniture, art, rugs, lamps, accent tables & chairs, decorative items, mirrors, window treatments, for any room of the house including outdoor furniture are all appropriate for the sale. Seasonal decorations are also welcome (for the seasonal occasions between the current sale and the next one only!).

 

Items will be inspected to ensure that they are in excellent condition in desirable styles! We do not accept housewares, small appliances, computers/computer accessories, and other electronics.

 

If you have questions about a specific item, just contact us to ask before bringing it to the sale!

What We Don’t Accept

Don't Bring These Items

We do not accept out of season, stained, ripped, torn, pilled or otherwise damaged items.

 

We do not accept adult or teen sizes of clothing or shoes larger than size 6.

 

We do not accept items that were FREE to you – please do not bring books from the Dolly Parton program, toys from fast-food meals, formula company diaper bags, giveaway string backpacks or t-shirts, or other freebie/giveaway items.

 

We do not accept VHS tapes or cassette tapes.

 

We do not accept electric breastpumps of any type.

 

We do not accept plain stuffed animals, including Build-A-Bear. We will accept stuffed/plush battery operated toys that DO something (make sure they have batteries & work!)

 

We do not accept grab bags of toys that don’t go together. If you need to use “random” or “miscellaneous” or “grab bag” in the item description, it likely will not be accepted.

 

Carseats must be no more than five years old, check the sticker on the bottom for the date of manufacture before bringing it to the sale.

 

All cribs must meet 16 CFR 1219, the new federal standard for full-size cribs or with 16 CFR 1220, the new federal standard for non-full-size cribs. Only cribs manufactured after June 28, 2011 meet these standards.

 

We also cannot accept:
  • children’s upper outerwear (sweatshirts, jackets & coats) in sizes 2T through 12 with neck or hood drawstrings, and children’s outerwear in sizes 2T through 16 with waist or bottom drawstrings that extend more than 3 inches from the garment
  • used pacifiers
  • children’s jewelry that is mostly made of metal
  • children’s books printed prior to 1985
  • general adult-level fiction or non-fiction books, including college textbooks and general themed cookbooks
  • women’s costume jewelry
  • queen or king sized bedding, no matter the style or age of intended user, it does not sell
  • cribs, toddler beds, bath seats, walkers or play-yards that do not meet the current safety standards.


We will not accept any recalled items. You may use the CPSC website or Google to check your items for recall.

Let’s Keep It In Season

Spring/Summer

Bring swimsuits, shorts, sleeveless outfits, and sandals to this sale. Long sleeved items that might be worn on Easter such as button-up dress shirts or light sweaters will be accepted, but heavy, wintry fabrics will not.

Fall/Winter

Bring snow boots, jackets & coats, sweaters, fleece, velour & velvet clothing, and warm fuzzy Halloween costumes to this sale. Cap-sleeved shirts and light, summery fabrics will not be accepted. No shorts of any type, even sports shorts.

All Seasons/Both Sales

Jeans, polo shirts, capri pants, and light cotton long sleeve sleepers & onesies for infants, and dress-up clothing for play are all appropriate for both spring and fall sales.

Item Limits

Minimums!

We have a very low seller minimum of 15 items or $50 of inventory.  You must enter this much before the item entry deadline AND bring it to check-in in order to receive a seller’s presale pass.

You CAN have Too Much Of A Good Thing

Sellers are limited to 200 items each. Returning Sellers who sold more than 80% of items in inventory at a sale in the past year may bring an additional 50 items.

Sellers must contact us VIA EMAIL immediately after registering to have their item limit raised, it is not an automatic process and is done manually every sale upon request.

Raising the overall item limit will not change the category limits as listed below.  Please bring more BEST SELLING items like TOYS, baby gear, furniture, and name brand clothing in sizes 4-12.

We will accept your 60 best infant boy clothing items and/or 60 best infant girl clothing items. Infant sizes are preemie to 24 months and these sizes are under separate category of “infant boy clothing” and “infant girl clothing”. Sizes 2T & up have no limits and can be found under “boy clothing” and “girl clothing” categories. Every sale has an abundance of infant sized clothing, so we encourage you to choose your best items and group 2-3 similar items together on one hanger with one tag to sell for one price, making them one item. The tagging system will cut you off when you’ve reached the limit.

 

Choose your 10 best maternity and 10 best nursing clothing items! Nursing bras may be tagged as “breastfeeding accessories”, we mean clothing items.

 

We will accept your 10 best pairs of girls’ shoes and/or your 10 best pairs of boys’ shoes. Choose your best and package securely inside a plastic bag taped shut with the tag taped to the outside! The tagging system will cut you off when you’ve reached the limit.

 

We accept designer handbags from brands like Coach, Michael Kors, Vera Bradley, Kate Spade, Louis Vuitton, Brahmin, Dooney & Bourke, Tory Burch, Chanel, Frye, and more… Each seller will be limited to 5 of these.

Guide3: Item Prep For The Sale

This guide has all the details about how to prepare & price your items for the sale.

Supplies

Wire Hangers

You MUST use wire hangers, plastic hangers will not be accepted. They break easily and clothing often falls off. Even tiny baby clothing can fit on an adult sized wire hanger if you put it up from the bottom of the garment. The plastic coated “drip-dry” wire hangers sold at WalMart are fine, as are wire hangers from a dry cleaners. We do have wire hangers available that we buy in bulk & sell at our cost. Details on pick-ups are emailed to sellers when we hold them.

Cardstock Paper (Cover Stock)

This is special “thicker than regular paper” paper to print your tags on. A package will last a few sales or share with a friend! Buy at Wal-Mart, Target, Hobby Lobby, Michael’s, or any office supply store. White is the BEST choice but very light pastels or beige will be accepted. Tags printed on dark colors will not scan.

Clear Packing Tape

ape tags to NON-fabric items. Tape bags closed. Tape tags to the outside of bags. Try not to tape over the barcode. Also when taping tags to larger toys please take care to not tape over the stickers. When the tape is removed, it will tear the sticker. The same goes for some veneered furniture items. 

Masking Tape

Masking tape generally is not strong enough for attaching tags to items unless the item is likely to be damaged by packing tape like furniture or delicate books. Masking tape is GREAT for making a label to place on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc parts of multi-part items, such as a table + chairs or stroller + carseat + base combo. Place your barcoded tag on one of the items and a masking tape label with your seller number & item number on the other parts.

Safety Pins

Pin tags to fabric items. Please use EXTREME CAUTION in where you place the pin. Try to place the pin in a seam, tag or even the fabric at the edge of the zipper so that holes won’t be left in clothing items. Don’t pin through a vinyl raincoat or leather jacket! We do have safety pins available that we buy in bulk & sell at our cost. Details on pick-ups are emailed to sellers when we hold them.

Saran/Stretch Wrap

Saran and stretch wrap can be used to package puzzles or toys with extra parts that need to be kept together but don’t work well in a bag. Stretch wrap can be found at office and home improvement stores with the packaging supplies.

Ziplock Bags

Bag shoes, accessories, toys with multiple parts, sets of books, etc, etc. Tape the bag shut, tape the tag to the outside, try not to tape over the barcode. There are 2-gallon bags and even XL bags that can hold bedding sets. Get the cheap ones, they are fine!

Using MyConsignment Manager

Entering and Managing Your Inventory

When you log in to MyConsignment Manager (MyCM), you are on your Seller Home Page. This is where you will enter & work with your inventory.

 

This is where you will ADD ITEMS and PRINT TAGS as well as CHECK YOUR SALES REPORTS each night of the sale. Reports are loaded late each night, it is not a “live” reporting function.

 

Be sure to choose your (required) Check-in Time and (optional) Partner Shifts ASAP. Evening and weekend time slots fill quickly!

 

Use the Add Items screen to select category, size, price and write a brief description. Category & Size are VERY IMPORTANT on clothing and shoes so we get your item placed correctly. For other items, choose the category that makes the most sense. Toys, baby gear, and furniture are placed on the sales floor by sight, we don’t usually need to read the tag to see what it is and place it near similar items.

 

If your item loses its tag, we can search the database for items with descriptions and try to re-tag. If you list brand, color, and other features like husky, slim, adjustable waist, NEW, etc., we’ll have better luck in re-tagging. Words like “cute” or “EUC” are not necessary, they won’t help us search for your item and the shopper can touch your item to see the condition.

 

We suggest pricing most items about 1/4 to 1/3 of the amount they were when new. Infant clothing should be priced less, furniture and baby gear in like new condition could be priced a bit more. Ask yourself – what would I pay for this? Make your price reasonable AND check the box for “discount: yes” to make your items available at half-price if they have not sold by the final day of the sale.

 

Single or Multiple Items can be edited on the Manage Items screen. If you edit the price or discount selection AFTER printing your tags, you MUST reprint that tag. You CANNOT handwrite in a change to the price or the discount seleciton, that information is encoded in the barcode and your handwritten change will not take effect but it may make shoppers angry 🙁

 

Use the Print button on the Manage Items screen to download a PDF of your tags, then save or print it. Tags can be downloaded multiple times, marking them “printed” is simply a placekeeper for you.

 

Use white or light pastel CARDSTOCK paper to print tags. Dark or shiny tags won’t scan. Regular paper tags tear & get lost. Do not print on regular paper & tape tags on index cards.

 

Please get into the habit of logging into MyConsignment Manager using the “seller log-in” link located at the top of the page. (It is on every page of this website.) Doing so will mean you never need to enter a print code to print your tags and if we have super-important info for you, we’ll place a pop-up on the KKCS website.

Setting The Price

Price Guide

Rule number one is PRICE TO SELL!

 

Please choose your very best items and price them to SELL! Then you can start planning what to do with your payout check.

 

Take a look at this pricing guide put out by Consignment Mommies – it’s a great guideline to ensure you aren’t overpricing your items.

 

 

We always suggest making your price a reasonable price and also marking your tags “discount:yes”. Many shoppers come back on the final day only to buy half price items but we are open for shopping many more hours for full price sales. Do not fall in into the trap of pricing too high and thinking “maybe this would sell for half price”. It doesn’t work.

Prepping Clothing

Wash It, Iron It, Hang It, Enter it

We count on you, the seller, to tell us where your items should be placed. it’s in your best interest to put the CORRECT SIZE & CATEGORY on your clothing items.

 

All children’s clothing needs to be entered in the tagging system with a NUMBER size. If the tag says “medium”, please enter it as the numerical size that it fits like – don’t make us guess! We want to put your items in the right spot so they will SELL.

 

Hang all clothing items on hangers with the hook facing left to look like a “?” You must use WIRE hangers!

 

Button all buttons, snap all snaps, and zip all zippers. Iron or use a winkle release spray.

 

Attach the tag on the right side (as you are looking at it) of the clothing (over the heart).

 

Use an appropriately sized hanger. Make sure that items will not fall off the hanger. Clothing larger than 2T often falls off child-sized hangers. Even tiny baby clothes can go on adult-sized hangers if you run the hanger up through the bottom of the garment.

 

Clothing does not sell well in bags, so use hangers even for small infant clothing. You can combine multiple onesies or sleepers by pinning several AT THE SHOULDERS onto one hanger and selling for one price.

 

For additional security, you can place a small piece of packing tape over the safety pin or tagging gun barb that holds the tag onto clothing – this should help keep tags on items instead of on the floor. Also take a moment to place a small masking tape label with your seller number on other items (like inside each shoe) just in case it becomes separated from its tag.

 

If you choose to use a tagging gun to attach tags to your clothing, USE EXTREME CAUTION in where you choose to place the tag. We’ve had an increase in shopper complaints lately about holes in clothing caused by tagging gun needles & barbs. Safety pins can damage delicate clothing too – think about where you are putting the pin!
Place item on hangers like this, with the hook of the hanger facing left

Prepping The Big Stuff

Shake? (Tag!) Your Money Makers

Baby gear, outdoor toys, and furniture are our BEST SELLERS! We accept all types of large items at both spring & fall sales and suggest you tag these items first. We sell nearly every one of these types of items.

 

You will need to ASSEMBLE ALL FURNITURE. If it is missing screws or broken, please don’t bring it. No one will buy it and our charities don’t want unusable items either. You’l need to set up things like pack & plays and bouncers. Shoppers want to see those items.

 

If your item has multiple parts that are impossible to securely attach together – dresser & stool, table & chairs, coffee table & end tables sold together for one price, stroller sold with carseat & extra base for one price, etc, etc, you will make ONE barcoded tag and label the remaining parts with a paper or masking tape tag that has your seller number & item number.

 

If an item needs batteries, you must put batteries in it and show that it works, even if the part with batteries is an accessory to the main item. Shoppers want to buy things that work.

Prepping The Rest (Non-Clothing)

Everything Else

Items should be clean, have all parts, and in be good working order with batteries in them to show they work!

 

Use ziplock bags, saran wrap, and clear packing tape to secure all parts & pieces. Items get handled A LOT. They need to be packaged securely.

 

The goal is to ensure shoppers can see each item while also keeping all parts together.

 

Include the original manual or other paper work if you have it.

 

Shoes need to be clean and in like-new conditon.
Shoes can be placed in a ziploc bag with the tag taped to the outside or attached together with zipties with tag securely attached to the shoe.

 

Please do not bring shoeboxes. They take up too much space and shoes cannot be secured inside them.

 

Add a small piece of masking tape with your seller number & item number to any item at risk of losing its tag. We suggest putting this on clothing near the label, inside each shoe, on bedding items, on each part of toys with multiple parts, etc. It will help us retag items that happen to lose their tag during the sale.

 

Loose items such as socks, bibs, hats, and belts should be placed inside ziploc bags and taped securely. Tape your tag to outside of the bag. If you have only one item, you can attach the tag directly. For example, pin a tag to a hat if the tag can stay securely attached.

 

Wait until check-in…
…to tape movies and video games shut, we’ll need to see that the correct disc is in the box
… to attach your barcoded tags to items too large for a shopper to carry. We have our large item claim tag that we’ll fill out and use to attach your barcoded tag to furniture, very large baby gear, and very large toys when you come to check-in. We use this so shoppers can claim large items without carrying them around the sale.

 

Want to see some photos of how to best prepare your items for the sale? Check out this album of helpful photos on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…