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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. Also, 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. ALSO, as a consignor, you get to shop the private pre-sale!!!! The pre-sale is the day before the public sale so you will get first pick of the merchandise. Check schedule page for details.

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.

Why is there a $10 registration fee for consignors?
Your registration fee helps cover the cost of the location rental, advertising, insurance, display racks, supplies, paid staff and more. You must pay this fee at time of consignor registration. This fee cannot be refunded.

Who sets the prices?
Each consignor prices their own items. We recommend pricing your items 30-50% 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 $1.00 and all prices must be in increments of whole dollars: $1.00 $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 gently used, high quality children's clothing, toys, furniture, strollers, playhouses, high chairs, sports equipment, and any other items that are suitable for children. See list below for more details. All items must be in good condition. Clothing with stains, missing buttons, broken zippers, excess wear, holes, or tears will not be accepted.

Girls new or gently used clothing in sizes Newborn to 12 and in current seasonal style for the sale
Boys new or gently used clothing in sizes Newborn to 10 and in current seasonal style for the sale
Shoes and Accessories
Toys, games, puzzles: (all pieces and in working condition). Electronic toys must include batteries.
Video Games and Game Systems: (batteries must be included)
Indoor and outdoor play equipment and ride-ons
Baby Equipment: high chairs, swings, strollers, bouncy chairs, exersaucers, baby monitors, guardrails, diaper bags, blankets, etc.
Furniture - cribs, toddler beds, rocking chairs, changing tables, etc.
Room décor: Bedding Sets, rugs, lamps, picture frames, artwork, clocks, decorative items, etc.
Books (children’s books, maternity books, series, children’s cookbooks), DVDs, Music CD’s (VHS tapes are not accepted)
Seasonal Items - Halloween costumes, Easter outfits, dance costumes, etc.

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. 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.

PRODUCT RECALL AND SAFETY INFORMATION
http://www.cpsc.gov/cgi-bin/prod.aspx and http://www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PUBS/thrift/thrguid.pdf will both help you identify if your products are safe. 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.

Items NOT Accepted Include:

Any toys missing pieces or parts or are on the recall list
Potty chairs, potty seats
Clothing that is outdated, has tears, stains, and/or holes, missing buttons, broken zippers, etc.
Any item that has an offensive odor
Car Seats or Booster Seats
Breast Pumps (Unless new and in package)
Bottles, pacifiers or teethers (unless new in package)
Underwear (unless new in package)
Hair accessories of any kind, bows, barrettes, bands (unless new in package)
The following budget labels: Circo, Athletic Works, Faded Glory, Kid Connection, Xhilaration, Steve & Barry, Kmart
ITEMS THAT HAVE BEEN RECALLED BY THE CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION.

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 (12 hours) 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, so 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. 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.

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 or you may choose to have them donated.

How many items can I bring in to sell?
You may sell as many items as you have but you must have a minimum of 20 items with a total value of at least $100.

What is the drop-off process?
Please expect to spend 20-30 minutes for drop-off. Have your items sorted by sizes, gender or product groups. All items will then 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. You can sort your items by size and sex prior to dropping them off to save you time placing your items on the sales floor.

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.

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.

When do I pick up my unsold items?
Pick up of items will be from 3pm to 4pm on the last day of the sale (Sunday).

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 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?
Yes, anyone 18 years of age or older may sign up to volunteer on a first come/first serve basis. You do not have to be a consignor to volunteer but only volunteers will be allowed to shop at the volunteer/consignor preview 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 up to 7 days prior their shift without penalty. We ask each volunteer to find a backup worker in case of last minute emergencies. Please be considerate as our sale depends on all of our volunteers!

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, baby equipment; anything and everything to do with 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 with no returns.

Can we "try on" the clothing?
Sorry, but 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 (Sunday) will be our 50% off sale from 10am to 1pm.

What kind of payments do you accept?
We accept cash, Visa, and MasterCard. NO CHECKS.

Where do the items come from?
The items we sell come from the 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 pre- sale before opening day.

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.

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.

When is the pre-sale?
Please check the event schedule page for pre-sale information.

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