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The Ins and Outs of Drop-Off

As our sale quickly approaches we thought it would be helpful to give our new consignors a little "behind the scenes" look at how the drop-off (check-in) process works at The One Week Boutique.  At our spring sale, we checked in over 63,000 items in 3 days.  That means we inspected 2,500 items, per hour!  Crazy to think of it that way!

The most important advice we can give you is to read through the consignor section of our website BEFORE you begin entering or tagging your items.  We know it can be a lot of information, but it's worth it not to have done something wrong only to realize it at drop-off. Especially make sure your tags are printed correctly so they will scan.

Every consignor must have an appointment and we ask that you arrive within the 30 minutes of your appointment time. So, if your appointment is at 4:00, then you are welcome to come anytime between 4:00-4:30.  My best advice is to arrive about 10-15 minutes after your appointment time.  If you come early we will fit you in as soon as we can but there may be a wait.

Once you arrive you will be asked to fill out a consignor agreement form, pick up your wristbands for entry into the preview sales and have all your items inspected by one of our volunteers.  After inspection we ask each consignor to assist in putting your items on the sales floor.  Please do not send your husband or friend or family member without letting them know this is part of the process.  We promise to do our best to have you in and out in 30 minutes or less...depending on how much inventory you bring. If you plan to bring more than 200 items (remember our item limits for individual categories) please let us know so we can have resources available.

During the inspection we are looking for a number of things...stained/overly worn items - tags are done correctly - working batteries are included.  In a perfect world, we wouldn't have to return anything back to our consignors, but that rarely happens.  Please don't be offended if an item is returned back to you.  Even if you have an item priced low, we won't except anything below our quality standards! 

Remember that we also have item limits - 100 children's clothing items, 15 maternity items and 10 pairs of shoes!

Finally, we ask that all of our consignors help us advertise.  We can provide you with full color flyers and yard signs to help us spread the word about the sale.  YOU ARE OUR BEST FORM OF ADVERTISEMENT!  So please, email your friends and family and tell them to go shop.  Post about us on Facebook.  Put flyers at your school, church or workplace.  Encourage everyone you know to come and buy your stuff!

As always, if you have any questions, please contact us at questions@theoneweekboutique.com .

October 4-6, 2019