Preparing Your Items
Remember: Quality is Everything
If you wouldn’t buy it, don’t sell it.
All consignors must work together to provide our shoppers with the BEST Quality merchandise!
The time you spend preparing your items is $$ in your pocket.
- Organizers are in no way responsible for what you sell. Please visit the links below to see what items are allowed to sell.
- Wash your clothes, separate stained ones into a bargain bin. See our Tips section for ideas on stain removal.
- Clean your toys and baby gear.
- Pin sets of clothes together, make outfits to sell multiple pieces.
- Label clothes with size and price. It helps to create a sign to display what sizes & gender you have available.
- Try to organize your clothes by size and gender.Make sure your items are seasonal.
- The BEST way to package shoes is to zip tie or tie them together with ribbon. This will ensure they are kept together. Clean them!.
- Bring something to put your cash in, preferably a tie around apron; bring a float (change) with you, especially smaller bills and change.
- Bring bags to give your buyers
- Smaller tote bins/baskets with a printed label are good to sort and place clothes in. This makes it easy to sort and set-up.
- Label or not to label? Your choice. Try combo deals- 3 for $5 etc.
- Don’t try to sell junk, it can clutter the stuff that’s worth buying.
- Batteries should be in all items that require them. Shoppers want to know for themselves that an item is in working condition.
- Everyone should have a $1 bin or $2 bin
- Lay out outfits, helps buyers see and buy multiple pieces.
- Borrow or invest in a clothing rack. This is great if you have a lot of clothing to display. Jysk sells some affordable racks.
- Hit up the Dollorama store!. They have everything you need; safety pins, hangers, baskets, pre-printed labels and ziploc bags.
- Ensure that your items are not on any product safety recall list.- GOC-Item Resale, Healthy Canadians,
- Give deals to people who want several things.
- Be prepared for shoppers looking for a bargain. If you are not willing to barter, make a sign for your table stating this.
Pricing: Whatever you want. You might want to talk to each other about your expectations. Again, be reasonable, remember that people will compare your prices to the second hand store and to what they can pay for something on sale. A general rule for pricing your item is to figure 30 -40% of the original price. The popularity, brand, and condition of the item will raise or lower that figure. If you are not sure of the original price, compare items online, ask a friend for their opinion.