For Kentucky Kids Consignment Sales
All about the Sale
The Items at the Sale
Item Prep for the Sale
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!
We no longer accept mattresses (sold with or without a bed) for full-size cribs, non-full size cribs, or toddler/twin/full/queen/king size beds.
Per the Crib Mattresses Business Guidance and Small Entity Compliance Guide, we no longer accept mattresses (sold with or without a bed) for full-size cribs, non-full size cribs, or toddler beds as well as after-market mattresses for play yards. We have decided to stop accepting twin, full, queen or king size mattresses even if sold with a bed because they do not sell well.
We no longer accept Wii consoles, games, or accessories
Nintendo discontinued producing the Wii in 2013. We will no longer accept Wii consoles, games, or accessories.
We no longer accept party supplies
We will no longer accept party supplies, they do not sell well.
All item check-in will be on Sunday & Monday - 4 check-in windows available
All item check-in will be on Sunday & Monday of sale week. We now have four separate check-in time windows and you may come any time during your selected window. You MUST be signed in before your window closes. Seller Partners helping during check-ins must do their own check-in during a separate window. Be sure to choose a check-in window as soon as you get registered, selection is first come, first served! Can’t find a time that works for you? Just keep checking back as sellers move around constantly!
Seller Partners pay 2.5% less commission for each shift completed
Seller Partners are sellers who choose to partner with us by helping at the sale to do more of the work of selling their own (and everyone else’s items). There is now a level for single, double, triple, quadruple, and even quintuple (returning sellers only, chosing a very specific time slot!) Seller Partner.
New in Fall 2022 - 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, 6:30 PM for those completing 2 shifts & 7 PM for those completing 1 shift. All sellers are also invited back on Friday night to shop early for half-price items, Seller Partners will enter at 4:30 PM.
New in Fall 2022 - 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 at 6 PM.
Seller Partners will receive BOTH a Seller Partner Presale Pass for Tuesday and a Seller Presale Pass for Wednesday. Each is good for one adult shopper. Use both or use one & give the other to a friend! Tuesday passes will not be honored on Wednesday.
New in Fall 2022 - 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”.
New in Fall 2022 - Increase to infant clothing item limits
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.
New in Fall 2022 - We no longer accept crib bumpers or blankets other than receiving blankets
Per the Safe Sleep for Babies Act which that crib bumpers are “that crib bumpers are banned hazardous products”, 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 inches like blankets for toddler beds, blankets for twin/full/double beds or “decorative throws” because they do not sell well. We will continue to accept quilts, comforters, and bedding sets for toddler/twin/full/double beds.
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 window, 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.
The sellers who choose to do MORE of the work of selling their own items by partnering with us to help host the sale.
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.
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.
What is a Seller Partner?
How Check-in Works
How do I get this stuff outta my house?
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.
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 Window
This is when you will bring your items to the sale. Appointments required, select your time slot window in the MyConsignment Manager system once you are registered to sell. You may come any time during your window.
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.
Open to all!
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.
Open to all! Items marked “discount:yes” will ring up at half-price.
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?
How You Get Paid
How do the PayPal payouts work?
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, shoes, & accessories
More Than Clothing
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. All items that require batteries MUST have batteries in them and WORK!
- adult or teen sizes of clothing or shoes larger than size 6.
- 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.
- VHS tapes or cassette tapes.
- Wii consoles, games, or accessories.
- electric breastpumps of any type.
- plain stuffed animals, including Build-A-Bear. We will accept stuffed/plush battery operated toys that DO something (make sure they have batteries & work!)
- 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/car booster seats more than five years old, check the sticker on the bottom for the date of manufacture before bringing it to the sale. They need to have all straps and attachments.
- cribs that do meet 16 CFR 1219, the 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.
- 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.
- blankets other than infant receiving blankets and swaddle blankets. Receiving blankets are for infants and are generally made of light cotton and 40×40 inches or smaller. We do not accept blankets larger than 40×40 inches like blankets for toddler beds, blankets for twin/full/double beds or “decorative throws”.
- queen or king sized bedding, no matter the style or age of intended user, it does not sell well.
- mattresses (sold with or without a bed) for full-size cribs, non-full size cribs, or toddler beds as well as after-market mattresses for play yards because there is no way to determine if they comply with the Crib Mattresses Business Guidance and Small Entity Compliance Guide. We also do not accept twin, full, queen or king size mattresses even if sold with a bed because they do not sell well.
- housewares, appliances, computers/computer accessories, and other electronics.
- home fixtures – items that are designed to be permanently attached to your house like sink faucets or hard-wired lights.
- 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 (the actual date of PRINT, not the copyright date)
- general adult-level fiction or non-fiction books, including college textbooks and general themed cookbooks
- women’s costume jewelry
- any item that do not meet the current safety standards.
- any recalled items. You may use the CPSC website or Google to check your items for recall.
Let’s Keep It In Season
All Seasons/Both Sales
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.
Limits! - 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 clothing items & price to sell! The tagging system will cut you off when you’ve reached the limit.
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. The tagging system will cut you off when you’ve reached the limit.
We accept children’s backpacks & lunch boxes if they are CLEAN and in like-new condition. Each seller is limited to 5 backpacks & 5 lunch boxes. The tagging system will cut you off when you’ve reached the limit.
Guide3: Item Prep For The Sale
This guide has all the details about how to prepare & price your items for the sale.
Cardstock Paper (Cover Stock)
Clear Packing Tape
Using MyConsignment Manager
Entering and Managing Your Inventory
Setting The Price
Wash It, Iron It, Hang It, Enter it
Prepping The Big Stuff
Shake? (Tag!) Your Money Makers
Prepping The Rest (Non-Clothing)