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Consignor Questions

Why sell your items at our consignment events?
Be Green Kids Consignments takes care of all the details and does most of the work for you! We advertise and promote the event guaranteeing lots of potential buyers in a short amount of time. You DO NOT HAVE TO BE AT THE EVENT to sell your items. You can earn more money than selling at consignment stores or garage sales! Earn 60-75% of the selling price and get paid quickly. We will hold sales twice a year in each location. April/May for Spring/Summer items and September/October for Fall/Winter items.

Who can consign their items and become a seller?
Everyone is welcome to consign their gently used children's items.

How do I become a consignor?
In order to consign, you need to register. You can do that on the Consignor Registration page of this website. You will receive your consigner number and can begin entering and tagging your items with our internet based program. There is a $12 fee which will be deducted at the end of the sale from your proceeds. You will also need to print and sign the consignor agreement (click here). You will bring this to your drop-off appointment.

How many consignors are accepted?
For each event we will accept 150-200 consignors, plus up to 50 restocker consignors. Consignor spots are on a first-come, first-served basis. Once all spots have been filled we will create a waiting list for those that want to participate. Once you are registered you have up until 5 days before the sale to input all of your items and print all of your tags. Register today!

Why is there a registration fee for consignors?
Your registration fee helps cover the cost of the location rental, advertising, insurance, display racks, supplies, and more.

How do I pay my consignor registration fee?
We will deduct the registration fee after the sale from your consignor proceeds. No need to pre-pay this fee!!!

Who sets the prices?
Each consignor prices their own items. We recommend pricing your items 40-70% less than the original retail price. That being said, the lower you price your items, the better they will sell. You should think about what you would pay for the items if you were buying them. The minimum price you can set is $2.00 and all prices must be in increments of whole dollars: $2.00, $3.00, $4.00, etc. There is no maximum price limit. When you register, you will receive a Consignor Instruction packet via email that will provide you with all the details you need to prepare your items for sale. At the sale, there is no negotiating the prices. However, the last day of the sale is the optional 50% off sale day. It is up to you as the consignor to decide if you would like your items to be discounted on that day. When making your product tags online, you may choose which, if any, items you would like to be discounted.

What items are accepted for consignment?
Be Green Kids Consignments will accept new and gently- used, high-quality children's clothing, toys, furniture, strollers, playhouses, high chairs, sports equipment, and any other items that are suitable for infants and children. Click here to see a our list of accepted items. All items must be in good condition. Clothing with stains, missing buttons, broken zippers, excess wear, holes, or tears will not be accepted.

What do you not accept for sale?
It is very important to Be Green Kids Consignments that only safe products are sold at our events. Click here to review the list of items that we will not accept.

PRODUCT RECALL AND SAFETY INFORMATION
As the seller/owner of an item, it is the YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to make sure all items meet current safety standards. As a consignor, you are required to check all of the items you consign to make sure none have been recalled before bringing them to drop-off. Please review these links for more information about recalled items:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cgi-bin/prod.aspx
http://www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PUBS/thrift/thrguid.pdf
They will both help you identify if your products are safe. Also please follow the merchandise preparation instructions to ensure acceptance of your items. Our buyers come to our events because they know they can find QUALITY items at a fraction of the items original price.

What percentage of the sales do I receive?
All consignors automatically earn 60% of their items that sell. By volunteering, you can increase the percentage of the sale price you keep. Volunteer for one 4-hour shift, consignors earn 65% of their total sales. By volunteering for two 4-hour shifts consignors can earn 70% of their total sales. By volunteering for three 4-hour shifts consignors can earn 75% total. Volunteer slots are limited so please sign up as soon as the volunteer schedule is open.

Where do I find safety pins/ hangers?
We require that you use wire hangers for all of your items. Dry Cleaning establishments are the best place to pick them up. Most dry cleaners will give you a modest amount of these items for free. You can also purchase wire hangers via ebay and Craigslist. Safety pins can be found at most retail stores that sell sewing supplies such as craft stores and pharmacy chains. We have purchased them from such stores as CVS, Wal-Mart, and Walgreens. You can also use a tagging gun for clothes as long as tags are placed on the outside of the item. Straight Pins will not be accepted

If I consign my items, do I need to stay during the sale?

No. Consignors drop off their items at designated times and return at the end of the sale to pick up their unsold items. You may also choose to have them donated.

How many items can I bring in to sell?
Consignors are limited to selling 250 items. You can sell less then that, but total items must have a minimum total value of at least $100. For example you may choose to sell a variety of clothes, books and toys with a total value of $100 OR you may have one jogging stroller with a total value of $100.

What is the drop-off process?
Please expect to spend 20-30 minutes for drop-off. Upon arrival, all items will be checked off your inventory list. After you have been checked in and items have been reviewed, you will place your items on the sales floor to ensure they are in the proper places. Have your items sorted by sizes, gender or product groups prior to arriving for drop-off to make this quick and easy for yourself.

Will I know what items have sold?
With our computer software, you may check your sales at the end of each sales day by logging on to the consignor page. You will know when, what and for how much something was sold for. Our event will not be a "live" sale meaning sales will not be downloaded during the actual sale hours. At the end of each day we will download all sales figures to the website. Please allow ample time for this process to occur.

What happens to my unsold items?
Any items that do not sell, consignors may take back. If you do not want to take back your items, Be Green Kids Consignments will donate them on your behalf to a local charity. All items not picked up by the designated time will be donated. Consignors who donate items will be provided a donation receipt for their taxes.

When do I pick-up my unsold items?
Pick-up of items will be from 4:30pm to 5:30pm on the last day of the sale at a pre-assigned time.

Do I have to sort through the racks to find my unsold items?
No,we will have your items sorted for you for a quick pick up.

What if one of my items is unaccounted for?
We do not anticipate any problems. However, we will make every effort to prevent theft or loss of tags during the sale. Please put detailed descriptions of items on their tags. However, Be Green Kids Consignments cannot be held responsible for anything lost or stolen during the sale.

When do I get paid?
Through our software program, you will be able to log-in to the consignor page and see which of your items sold each night after the sale is over with the dollar amount due to you. Consignor checks are mailed to you within 1 month of the close of the sale.

What if I don't have time to enter and tag my items?
At this time we do not offer a service that will log and tag your items for you. For sales you should allow 4 hours to prepare your items.

Don't see your question here? Please e-mail us at info@begreensale.com

Volunteer Questions [top]


Can anyone sign up as a volunteer and attend the volunteer/consignor preview sale?
Only CONSIGNORS are allowed to volunteer at our sale.

How long are the shifts?
4 Hours each.

What does a Volunteer do?
We need volunteers to help us with setting up, assisting customers, checking in consignors, security, checking out customers and sorting unsold merchandise for pick-up. As a Volunteer, you will earn the right to shop early at our Presale. To learn more about becoming a Volunteer and to register for a shift, CLICK HERE .

Do you provide childcare for volunteers?

No. Please do not bring your children to the event when you are volunteering.

Can I cancel my shift?
If a volunteer needs to cancel their shift, they may cancel by the Friday prior to the start of the sale without penalty. We ask each volunteer to find a backup worker in case of last minute emergencies. We expect all volunteers to be ON TIME and work their ENTIRE shift as scheduled. If you are unable to work an entire shift or do not send a suitable replacement, we will deduct an additional 30% of the volunteers profit check and you will not be allowed to participate as a volunteer at future sales.

Don't see your question here? Please e-mail us at info@begreensale.com

Sale Questions [top]


How often do you have these sales?
We have sales twice a year per each location. There is a Spring Sale and a Fall Sale.

Are the sales seasonal for clothing?
The spring sale is for spring and summer clothing. The fall sale is for the sale of fall and winter clothing.

Are the sales located indoors?
Yes. All sales are located indoors.

Are there any parking fees or entrance fees?
No. Parking is always free. There is never an entrance or admission fee.

What items do you sell?
Girl's clothing infant thru size 12 Boy's clothing infant thru size 10, toys, books, baby equipment; anything and everything to do with infants and kids!!

What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept Cash, MasterCard and Visa. You must show a valid picture I.D. when using credit cards. CHECKS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

What is your return policy?
All sales are final. There are no returns. There are no refunds. It is up to the buyer to inspect all items before purchasing.

Can we "try on" the clothing?
No, we do not have fitting rooms on site. We suggest measuring your child's current clothes at home (inseam, length, waist etc) then bring a tape measure with you to the sale.

Do you offer a discount day?
The last day of the sale will be our 50% off sale from 10am to 1pm. Some consignors have chosen to discount their items by 50% on this day. Tags will be clearly marked so you know exactly which items are discounted!

Where do the items come from?
The items we sell come from the local families who sign up to consign and actually earn money for the items they sell. Anyone is welcome to become a consignor and anyone is welcome to shop the sale. Consignor registration closes one week prior to the sale.

Who is allowed to shop at the preview sale?
Only volunteers and consignors are able to shop at the preview sale before opening day. There is also a special private event for new and expecting parents. Click here for more information on this event.

Can I bring my husband/wife/relative with me to the preview sale?
Yes, each consignor/volunteer is given one guest pass so that they can bring one person with them to the preview sale. NO EXCEPTIONS. Each new parent that registers will also receive a pass to bring one person with them to the special new and expecting parents event.

How do I carry all my great finds while I am shopping?
We will provide large tote bags to use while shopping. Items can be placed in our “On Hold” area while you shop. We will place “HOLD” tags on large items.

Can children attend the sale?
You may always bring children while shopping. Children must stay with parents at all times. Due to space constraints, it is recommended that infants are carried in front/back carriers and not in strollers. All strollers and bags brought into the sale will be checked upon leaving.

Don't see your question here? Please e-mail us at info@begreensale.com

Sponsors & Vendor Questions [top]


How do I advertise my company at your sale?
If you would like to be a vendor or a sponsor of this sale, please click here to check out our Vendor and Sponsor opportunities.

Don't see your question here? Please e-mail us at info@begreenconsignments.com



Last updated on Jun 20 2017.