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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 55-70% of the selling price and get paid quickly. We will hold sales twice a year in each location. March/April/May for Spring/Summer items and August/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. Please make sure you review and understand the consignor agreement. Once you pay the $10 non-refundable/non-transferable registration fee via Paypal, you can begin entering and tagging your items with our internet based program. There is an additional $10 consignor fee which will be deducted at the end of the sale from your proceeds.

How many consignors are accepted?
For each event we will accept 150-250 consignors depending on space constraings. Consignor spots are on a first-come, first-served basis. The registration fee must be paid to reserve your spot. You have 24 hours from the time you register to pay this fee, or you will be removed. 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 to consign?
There is a $10 non-refundable/non- transferable registration fee you will pay at the time you register. And an additional $10 consignor fee that will be taken out of your proceeds after sale is over. These fees help cover the cost of the location rental, advertising, insurance, display racks, supplies, and more. You will have 24-hours from the time you register to pay this fee via Paypal. If you have not paid within 24 hours, you will be removed from the sale.

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 $3.00 and all prices must be in increments of whole dollars: $3.00, $4.00, $5.00, 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 55% of their items that sell. By participating as a Busy Bee member, you can increase the percentage of the sale price you keep. For one 4-hour shift, earn additional 5% of your sales; for two 4-hour shifts earn 10% of your sales; for three 4-hour shifts consignors earn 15% of your sales. Busy Bee team slots are limited so please sign up as soon as the 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, with some additional limits on certain categories and/or sizes. 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. 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. If you choose to mark all of your items to be DONATED if not sold, you can choose a stop-drop-and go appointment. This means you don't need to get our your car- pull up and a Busy Bee member will be there to unload your vehicle and put items on to the floor. This is only available for previous consignors. All new consignors must choose a traditional drop off time.

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 3:30pm-5pm 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?
Kind of! We will do a partial sort within each category based on the alph/numeric consignor numbers. It will still be a quick, easy process for you if you do choose to pick up items.

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. Consignors will be paid via PayPal using the email that is in their account within 3 weeks of the close of the sale. If consignor chooses to not be paid via PayPal, a $5 fee will be assessed and a check will be mailed within 45 days of the sale weekend.

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.

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Can anyone sign up as a Busy Bee member and attend the early access sale?
Only CONSIGNORS are allowed to become a Busy Bee member at our sale.

How long are the shifts?
4 Hours each.

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

Do you provide childcare for Busy Bees?

No. Please do not bring your children to the event while participating in the Busy Bee program.

Can I cancel my shift?
If a you need to cancel a shift, you may cancel by the Friday prior to the start of the sale without penalty.

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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, excluding the paid early access shopping opportunities that are provided.

What items do you sell?
Girls and Boys Clothing infant thru size 14, 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. The is a $2 processing fee for all debit/credit card transactions.

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. If something is not up to YOUR level of quality, don't buy it!

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 or when all consignor spots have been taken.

Who is allowed to shop at the preview sale?
Only Busy Bees and consignors are able to shop at the early access 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 is given one guest pass so that they can bring one person with them to the early access 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 NOT provide bags to use while shopping. Please bring your own reusable shopping bags, wagon, beach buggy or laundry bins to carry your items. Items can be placed in our “On Hold” area while you shop. We will place “HOLD” tags on large items.

Do you provide bags at check out?
No. We do not offer bags at check out. Please bring your own reusable bags to carry all of your bargains home!

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 entrance and leaving.

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Last updated on Jul 19 2021.