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First Time Consignor?

Every sale we welcome lots of new consignors and I thought I would do a post about to expect in the weeks ahead...

Decide what to sell

The most important part of this whole process is deciding what items you plan on selling.  It can be overwhelming so we suggest you start early.  Go through all your items to make sure they meet our strict guidelines - checking your clothing for stains, making sure all your relevant items have working batteries and items are clean.  Each sale we continue to strive towards only selling QUALITY items and we count on our consignors to read through our Acceptable Items  page and only bring what we can sell. 

Pricing

Pricing is a common question for new consignors.  Our guidelines  (for everything we sell) is start at 50% of what you paid for it, then adjust up or down based on the quality.  Name brand clothing (Gap, Gymboree, Ralph Lauren) will obviously bring in more money vs. discount brands (Circo, Old Navy, Garanaimals).  We strongly encourage everyone to include their items in the 1/2 price sale and check the discount box on the tagging software.  If your item is in great condition and didn't sell at full price, it will usually always go at 1/2 price. 

Tag Printing

Before printing your tags, please read this post regarding bad tags and what we won't accept at drop off.  If your tag doesn't scan, there is a much greater chance that an error will be made if we have to hand type each one of your tags during check-out and you won't receive credit for your item.  If your tag looks like it might not scan, we will do a test scan at drop off.  Using card stock and safety pins is a strict requirement .  If you bring in paper tags, you will be asked to reprint them on card stock.  We do accept pricing guns, but make sure your tag is secured in seam so not to make a large hole in the garment.  You may use plastic or wire hangers, but please use children size for any size under 8.  These fit better on our racks and won't stretch out the clothes. 

Drop off appointments

About a month before the sale we will open our drop off appointments.  Please make sure you schedule an appointment early to get a day and time that is most convenient for you.  We ask that you arrive on time and be prepared to spend 20-30 minutes to complete the check in process.  Your items will be thoroughly inspected and then you will assist your volunteer in placing your items on the sales floor.  Read here for more details .

Preview Sales

To me, the biggest "perk" of consigning (besides the profit check) is being able to shop early at the Consignor Preview Sales .  Not only do you get to shop before we open to the public, but new to this sale, we are letting our consignors shop early at our 1/2 price sale on Saturday evening.  At drop off you will receive a wristband that will allow only you into the sale.  If you wish to bring a spouse, parent or helper - you must purchase a $10 guest pass.  We also strongly encourage you not to bring your children as preview sales are very busy!  If you do bring your child, we ask that you keep them with you at all times. 

Volunteering

Our volunteers are vital to the success of The One Week Boutique.  To thank them for their effort, we offer even earlier shopping times to our volunteers as well as ways to earn Boutique Bucks.  Our shifts are mostly 3 hours long and are scattered throughout the sale week.  Read here for more details on how to become a volunteer .

Unsold item pickup

The last event of our sale is Consignor Pick Up where all of the consignors who did not donate their items come and pick up what didn't sell, along with their profit check.  When you arrive all of your items will be together, with your consignor number.  You will retrieve your items and make your way to the check out area.  Here we will inspect your items to make sure they all belong to you and deliver your check. 

Depending on how many people are there, this process can take a while and your patience is appreciated.  If you have chosen to donate your items to one of our amazing charities and don't come on Sunday, your profit check will be mailed within a few days.

As always, we welcome your questions.  Either post them on our Facebook page or contact us through our website .

Happy Tagging!

October 4-6, 2019