Consignor Details

How Do I Do That?

 

Children's Items Do's & Dont's

 

Do's

  • Bring at least 15 "Acceptable" items

  • All items must be in EXCELLENT condition; please do not bring anything too worn or old

  • We accept only those items we think might sell, so please understand if we refuse some items.

  • Remember our motto: IF YOU WOULDN'T BUY IT, DON'T BRING IT!!

  • Seasonal only: FALL/WINTER items only at our September sale and SPRING/SUMMER items only at our February sale

  • Laundered or dry-cleaned; ironed (Items sell so much better when pressed!)

  • Infant sizes 0 - 24 months

  • Girl and boy sizes 2 - 16

  • Shoes - like-new condition only. No scuff marks or worn soles

  • Junior sizes - Current fashions only (limit 15 items) - NO women's clothes.  ONLY items worn by teens

  • Top sellers are smocked clothes, trunk show clothes & high end brand names such as Lily Pulitzer, Orient Expressed, Vineyard Vines, Matilda Jane & Ralph Lauren

  • Best Fall/Winter Sellers: coats, Halloween outfits and costumes, Christmas outfits (casual & dressy)

  • Best Spring/Summer Sellers:  Easter Outfits (casual & dressy), bathing suits, 4th of July outfits

  • Leotards, Dancewear, Tap Shoes & ballet slippers

  • PJs

  • AU/UA wear

  • NWT items (New With Tags.  Items that have not been worn & still have their original tags)

  • Shoes still in very good shape

  • Cleats (baseball, softball, soccer, golf)

  • Sports equipment

  • Bikes & all kinds of ride-along toys

  • All toys--inside & outside toys; big & small

  • Video Games (Wii, PS2, PS3, PSP, XBox, Nintendo etc.)

  • Books, educational items, movies, video games

  • Children's Furniture

  • Cribs, toddler beds, bassinets, co-sleepers, pack & plays.  PLEASE NOTE THAT THE US GOVERNMENT BANS THE SALE OR RE-SALE OF ANY CRIB WITH A "DROP DOWN" SIDE.

  • Rockers, gliders, highchairs

  • Lamps

  • Baby Equipment

  • Clean and in proper working order

  • Batteries must be included

  • Play yards, portacribs, infant seats

  • Swings, strollers, exersaucers, highchairs, feeding chairs

  • Play mats, ride-ons, baby swings

  • Feeding & safety items, baby monitors, baby carriers, diaper bags

  • Car-seats (must be less than 5 years old & have instruction manual.  Must also verify that car-seat has not been in an car accident)

  • Walkers, carriers

  • Monitors, bottle-warmers, etc

  • Toys, Toys, Toys

  • Clean and in proper working order

  • Batteries MUST be included

  • Large outdoor sets, kitchens, workbenches

  • Bikes, wagons, riding toys

  • Electronic games, videos

  • Hardback books

Dont's

  • Nothing extremely worn, stained or soiled

  • No t-shirts from schools, churches, vacation destinations

  • No school uniforms (unless plain with no school logo)

  • No terry cloth sleepers. Basic "Carter's type" sleepers with little design to it are not accepted.  Sleepers of better material or with interesting design are allowed.  We get so many, PLEASE just bring the best.

  • No crib bedding (sheets. bumper pads, crib skirts)

  • No items with a triple (3 initial) monogram

  • Nothing with holes, pilling or missing buttons

  • No missing zippers

  • Nothing that smells of cigarette smoke

  • No underwear or socks (unless new & still in original packaging)

  • Shoes must look like new. No scuffed toes or worn soles.

  • Outdated clothes rarely sell, so don't bring them.

  • No maternity clothes

  • No opened puzzles or board games unless you have a signed card attached verifying that you have counted and all pieces are contained therein.

  • No plush toys unless battery-operated or themed, such as Disney. All toys that are battery operated must have working batteries included.

 

Women's Do's & Dont's

We no longer accept women's or men's clothes or shoes of any kind.  We only accept the items listed below:

DO's

All items must be in EXCELLENT condition (If you wouldn't buy it, don't bring it!)
We accept only those items we think might sell, so please understand if we refuse some items. 

Accessories
Jewelry (necklaces, bracelets, earrings, watches, rings, etc.)
Purses
Hats & Belts
Scarves
General clothing accessories


DON'TS

Any women's or men's clothes or shoes (Don't bring women's clothes, pretending to be juniors!)
Anything worn, stained, ripped or broken
Anything that smells of cigarette smoke

 

Housewares Do's & Dont's

Do's

  • Used but not abused, it MUST be in very good shape

  • Sofas, futons, chairs, tables, chests, armoires

  • Bed sets

  • Rugs, lamps, large & small framed art

  • Small electronics (clock radios, DVD players, etc)

  • Decorative items

  • Kitchen items

  • DVDs

  • Items must be assembled

  • Items MUST be clean

  • Items MUST have all their parts

  • Items MUST work


Don'ts

Nothing broken, dirty, out of date, or in bad shape
 

 

Tagging Instructions

All tagging is done online & will create a sales tag with your information & a barcode.  Click on the Consignor Homepage link to access the inventory page

 

What you'll need

  • Hangers - Please use the appropriate size hanger for the item you're hanging.  For infant sizes through size 8/10, plastic hangers are better. Wire hangers usually are too big for the smaller sizes, and clothes hung on a too big (or too small) hanger do not look good and will not sell. Wire hangers are fine for the larger sizes.  Pants must be hung, front facing, not on the crease or folded over a hanger.  If you do not have a pant hanger, then pin the pant to the TOP wire of the hanger.

  • Card stock for printing tags

  • Clear Packing Tape

  • Safety Pins (approx. 1” long - no little gold pins or straight pins )

  • Tagging gun

  • Masking Tape/duct tape

 

Also have on hand...

  • Ribbon or string (to tie shoes together)

  • Zip-ties to attach items together

  • Zip-Loc Bags (for small baby equipment or toy sets with small parts)

  • Large Clear Bags (for bedding)

 

What to do

  • Once you've printed your tags on card stock, cut them & attach them to your items

  • It is VERY important to identify all your items with your consignor number

  • Write ONLY your consignor number on a small piece of masking tape.

  • For clothing, attach the tape below the inside label.

  • For all other items, attach the tape to the underside of the item.

  • Putting your consignor ID in your clothes is so important. Every sale there are items that people want to buy but have lost their tag. If the ID number is in the item, we can look up the price information & sell the item; with no number the item cannot be sold, and the consignor misses out on a sale.

 

Clothing

  • With garment facing you, hanger hook should face left like a question mark.

  • Tag should be safety-pinned or tagged with a tagging gun securely to the garment's left shoulder or waistband, as illustrated below.

  • For very fine clothes, you may pin or tag the label inside the collar or label.

  • Pants must be hung on a clipped pant hanger with the front of the pant facing forward

  • Tie shoes together - no bags or boxes. Rubber bands may be used if the shoes do not have laces.  Punch a hole in the tag & sting it through whatever you use to tie your shoes together.  Do not tape tag to shoes.

  • Hair bows, new socks, infant booties, bibs should be placed in zip-loc bags ( 3 or 4 to a bag).

  • When you bring your clothing items to receiving, please make sure you have arranged them in order by size & gender

  • Please use a number to describe the size of your garment.  Even if the item label says small, medium, large, etc.  On your tag it needs to be a number size.  The only items excluding from this rule are juniors clothes


Hanging garment illustration:


 

 

Furniture, Equipment, and Toys

  • Securely pin, tie or tape the tag on the front of the item.

  • It is helpful to a prospective buyer to attach a description of the item.

  • You can often find a description of your items on the internet.

  • All items must be fully assembled for display.

  • Bedding should be in clear bags with a list of the items inside - a photo is helpful.

  • Securely enclose any small parts inside the packaging, especially toy parts. Our smaller shoppers love to play with items on display & little fingers will open packages & spread contents all over the store! It's best to use baggies taped with clear packing tape to hold smaller pieces and to keep from having those pieces get lost.

 

Pricing & Policies

 

Price your items to sell

  • As a consignor, we want you to get top dollar for you items, but we don't want you to have many items left over after the sale, so price wisely.

  • As a shopper, we want you to be able to find quality items at reasonable prices.

 

Here are some general pricing guidelines

  • Clothing items: 30 - 50% of retail value, depending on condition and label.

  • Price infant clothes LOW.We get so many baby clothes that shoppers can afford to be picky. Bring only your best & price them competitively.

  • If an item costs a few dollars at a discount store, it won't sell at CCE - our shoppers know better, so don't bring it!

  • Shoes should be priced 10 - 20% of retail value. Only bring your very best shoes. No scuffed toes or worn soles.

  • Furniture, equipment, and toys - 40 - 60% of retail value, depending on condition and current popularity.

  • Price nursery bedding sets very low. They are hard to display and harder to sell.


For detailed guidelines on pricing, see our pricing links here

 

Information for Consignors

  • Your profit is 65% of the selling price of each item sold

  • Earn an additional 5% for referring at least 2 new eligible consignors.

  • A $10 seller's fee will be deducted from your total earnings.

  • If you choose to use our Drop & Dash service, you will be charged a $10 handling fee in addition to the $10 seller's fee, for a total processing fee of $20.

  • Unsold items must be picked up on Pick Up Day. You may also pick up your consignment check on Pick Up Day. If you can't make it, send a friend with a note signed by you.

  • If your remaining items are not picked up on Pick Up Day, we will donate them to charity immediately and mail your consignment check within a week.


Charities to whom CCE has donated

  • Neighbors in Christ

  • Group Homes for Children

  • The Adullum House (for children of incarcerated mothers)

  • Baptist Caring Center

  • 1st Methodist Clothes Closet

  • Airmen's Attic

  • Church Youth Mission trips to Dominican Republic and Honduras

  • Disaster Relief missions

  • Local emergency situations

  • Recipients have always been extremely grateful for the help these items provide.


Information for shoppers

  • Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover or AMEX

  • Sales taxes will be collected.

  • ALL SALES FINAL once tag is cut - no returns or exchanges.

  • All items sold AS IS—no assurances or guarantees.

  • ONE PERSON PER PASS at the Priority Sale - NO EXCEPTIONS.

  • NO CHILDREN at CCE Priority Sale—they’re welcome all other times!

Re-Sort Codes

 

Re-Sort codes are numbers that are listed on the bottom of your tags.  If you are a first-time consignor or a consignor who is not re-activating old inventory,  you do not need to worry about your re-sort code.

We use re-sort codes at the end of the sale when we separate all of the unsold items back out by the consignor.  This way, when consignors come to pick up day, all of their items will be grouped together.

We use the re-sort codes instead of the consignor numbers because re-sort codes CHANGE EVERY SALE.  The codes are assigned sequentially as people sign up for the sale, and they run in number order, (1,2,3,4,etc.), whereas consignor numbers are kept from sale to sale & there may be gaps between the different consignor numbers used for each sale. (I know it doesn't make sense, but it works for us!)

VERY IMPORTANT FOR RETURNING CONSIGNORS!!

If you are re-activating old inventory from a previous sale & using the old tag from that sale, you MUST change the re-sort code, or it could be misfiled at the end of the sale.  If you have an old tag you may either hand change the re-sort code, or there is an option to print a page of your new re-sort codes, which you can then stick over the old re-sort code.  The option to print a page of re-sort codes is found on the consignor homepage.

Pick Up Day

What is Pick Up Day?  This is the day that you may come in & pick up your profit check, and any of your unsold items.  

How does it work?

1. You may come in any time between 8am-3pm on pick up day.  No appointment is necessary.

2. If you cannot come by, you may send a friend or family member.  Just send us a text, email or hand written note letting us know that you approve of them picking up your items

3. You will pick up your profit check up front, then a volunteer will show you where your un-sold items are located.  All of your items should be grouped together.

4. All items will be grouped together by your Re-Sort number, not your consignor number.  (Don't worry if you don't know your numbers.  We do!).  The volunteer will look through your items to make sure that everything is yours & that someone else's has not been accidentally filed in the wrong place, before handing them to you.

5.  All items are put out for pick up regardless of whether or not you marked your items to donate.  If you decide that you would like to leave some or all of your items for donation, you may just leave them hanging on the rack or in your designated square.

6.  If you want to make sure that you've collected everything that was unsold, we suggest printing out a seller's report from your consignor's homepage, so that you can have a list of what you're picking up.

7. If you are missing items, please let us know & we'll see if we can find it.  Typically missing items are in 3 places:  misfiled under someone else's number, in our collection of items with missing tags, or is an item that you entered into inventory but ultimately did not put in the sale.  Meaning that it's still showing up in your inventory, but was not ever brought to the store.  Unfortunately we do also have to deal with some shoplifting.   Please remember that CCE is not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged items.

8. If you do not come to Pick Up day, your un-sold items will automatically be donated and your check will be mailed to you.  All mailed checks go out within 2 days of the sale.

9. At 4 pm on Pick Up day, we have a charity "Everything in a bag for $5" sale.  100% of the profits of this sale go to a children's charity.  All items left after pick up day wraps up at 3 pm, will be part of the charity bag sale that begins at 4 pm

10.  We CANNOT hold items past 3 pm, so if you want to your items, you MUST arrange for them to be picked up by 3 pm!

11.  If you or a representative cannot come to pick up day, then you may come in during the last day of the sale (Wednesday), and pick them up during sale hours.  Please note that on that day, items will not yet be sorted out by each consignor, so you'll have to find them in their various size/category locations throughout the store.