Home / Blog

Our friends at ConsignmentMommies.com  have published a list of tips for how to improve your experience with MyCM Tagging - here is a preview:

"Easy", "simple", and "flexible" are all terms used by sellers to describe the MyConsignment Manager  tagging system used by seasonal consignment events all across the United States and Canada.  Their system has proved to be life-changing for sellers who previously tagged items for sales using hand written information or even sticking barcoded stickers on index cards.
Here are 10 tips to make your experience using MyConsignment Manager  even better:

  1. Sort items by size and type  before entering them.  Once you've selected  the category and size, those options stay selected until you change them.  All you'll have to type in is the description and the price. 
  2. Enter items in groups of 8 .  Not only will you save cardstock, your tags print in the same groupings as your items.

For the rest of the top 10 tips, head over to the post on ConsignmentMommies.com  

Thanks to our friend Jen at Kentucky Kids Consignment Sales for sharing her tips!

Registration for our fall sale is in full swing and we're excited to have so many consignors already registered!  I'm amazed by how many consignors have already started entering inventory.  We love early birds!  I always have the best intentions of starting early, but it never works out for me.  I hope this sale will be different.

I thought I'd start this season's blog postings with some of our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) in the hopes it will help everyone as they start getting ready for this season's sale. 

  • I've registered, but why can't I select my volunteer shifts?    Volunteer shifts will be open around the end of August.  All registered consignors will be notified via email, in the order you registered, when those shifts are open.  Please make sure you only sign up for shifts you know will work with your schedule.  Volunteers who do not show up for their shifts will not be allowed to volunteer at future sales.
  • How should I decide on a price for my items?    A good rule is to start at 50% of what you paid for that item, then adjust up or down based on quality.  For example...you paid $20 and your item is in "like new" condition, then $12 might be a good price.  We also always recommend marking your item for discount in the 1/2 price sale.
  • How many items can I consign at The One Week Boutique?     We only have clothing limits.  100 children's clothing items, 10 pairs of your BEST shoes and 15 maternity items.  There are no limits on anything else we accept.  We do ask that if you have 300+ items that you send us an email so we can schedule you enough time during drop off.
  • Can I use paper for my tags?    We strongly urge you NOT to use paper for your tags as they are easily torn and fall off.  We do our best to reunite items with their lost tags during the entire sale, but not if you use paper.  We understand you don't need use an entire package of card stock, so you might consider purchasing a small amount from your local copy shop instead. 
  • Is there a minimum to be a consignor?    Yes, you must have at least $50 worth of items to be a consignor at The One Week Boutique.
  • What should I expect at Check In/Drop Off?     We strive to make drop off extremely easy for our consignors, but we do ask you that you assist our volunteers in placing your items on the sales floor.  The entire process should only take 20-30 minutes.  Appointments are required!
  • Why should I volunteer?     The main reasons for volunteering are so you can shop early.  The more you volunteer, the earlier you get to shop.  You also are eligible to earn Boutique Bucks.  After completing three shifts, you will begin to earn $10 for every shift you complete after that.  Volunteers are crucial to the success of The One Week Boutique!
  • I'm really pregnant, but want to volunteer, what are my options?    We have a number of different tasks that are low impact.  Shifts during Consignor Drop Off and Sorting offer the most options.  You can also sign up friends or family on your behalf.  We have lots of Husband Hours available during the entire sale.  If you have any concerns, send us an email and we'll do our best to accommodate you.
  • Why should I become a partner at The One Week Boutique?     Our typical sale attracts over 3,500 shoppers.  There are not many other venues with that kind of traffic.  We offer all types of partnerships, starting at only $25.  Most of our options include featuring your logo and website link on our home page.  We get over 25,000 visits, so this is just another way of getting exposure for your business. 
  • When can I shop?     Volunteers and Consignors get to shop first at our preview sales on Wednesday, September 26th.  We open to the public on Thursday, September 27th through Sunday.  Click here for a full event schedule.
  • Can I bring someone with me to the preview sales?    No guests are allowed at the Volunteer Preview Sales.  This includes husbands, children, parents, etc.  Only shoppers with wristbands will be allowed entry.  We do allow SMALL children, but require them to stay with you the entire time.  Guest passes are available for the Consignor Preview Sale.  One guest pass, per consignor can be purchased for $10. 
  • When do we get our profit check?    Checks will be ready for pick up on Sunday, September 30th from 5:30p-7:30p.  If you do not pick up your check, it will be mailed to you within a few days. 

In addition to these questions, everything you would ever want to know about our sale is located on our site.  We encourage you to spend a few minutes reading over our policies and procedures.  If you have a question that can't be answered on our site, please feel free to email us at questions@theoneweekboutique.com and we'll get back to you.

October 4-6, 2019