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FAQs - Consignor's FAQ's

 

 

Who can consign items at Little Feet Repeats?

Absolutely ANYONE who has good condition, baby, children or maternity items!

 

 

What items can I consign?

We will take almost any GOOD condition, baby children or maternity items.  Consign-able items will change depending on the time of the year for each specific sale.

 

 

Is there a minimum or maximum amount of items that we can consign?

We request that consignors have a minimum of 20 items and/or $50 worth of priced items in order to shop at the Consignor's Presale.  This is so that everyone can take full advantage of the entire consignment process.  There is absolutely no maximum - consign as much as you wish - the more, the merrier!

 

 

Where can I get inexpensive hangers for my clothing items?

Many times you can get free hangers from local dry cleaners or simply by asking the cashier at your local store.  Some are GREAT about giving you the hangers that they have at their station, others will turn you down, but there's no harm in asking!  As you ask around, you'll notice that some stores are better than others at giving customers their hangers.  If you have exhausted all your free options and you are still needing hangers, you can purchase them cheaply from Walmart, Target or Big Lots, around 10/$1.25.  This works out to 12.5 cents per item, so just count this into your pricing when you're pricing items (ie maybe add 50 cents to each 3rd item to make up for the expense of the hangers).  Due to time constraints during the check-out process, you won't receive your hangers back on the items you sell, however if you shop the event, you will receive hangers on the items that you purchase, so that's almost like trading out hangers for you.  

 

 

Do consignors get to shop before the public?

Yes!!  All consignors will receive a pass to the consignor's presale.  Visit the Private Presale Dates page for specifics on when the consignor's pre-sale will be.

 

 

What fees are involved in consigning?

There is a small upfront, non-refundable, consignor registration fee that is due when you register for the current event. $17.00 for the Fall & Spring sales and $12.00 for the smaller summer sale. This is the ONLY upfront fee you will pay.  At the end of the event, you will then receive a percentage of your sold items.  This percentage is anywhere from 60%-72%, depending on the number of Team Members shifts you attend.  For details on how to get the most commission you can, visit the Incentives section of the Sell Your Stuff page.

 

 

How much do you suggest I price my items for?

We suggest starting at 1/4-1/3 of the original retail price.  Some items could go for more, some would probably go for a little less.  Name brand, in season items will probably earn a higher % than a generic, off season item, so take that into account.  We strongly suggest that you try to have only fall and winter clothes in the September/October sale and keep the spring and summer clothes for the March/April sale - this way you can get the best return on your items!

 

 

Do you have a pricing strategy?

As a consignor, YOU get to decide what your goal is in consigning with LFR. Some consignors just want to clean out their closets and make a few bucks. Other consignors won't accept anything lower than X dollars for their items. both strategies are perfectly fine and generally do very well with Little Feet Repeats! Here's a good example of the thought process that you can use when going through your pricing:

  • For simplicities sake, let's say you have an item worth $20 brand new. Immediately cut that price in half (50%), which brings it to $10. You then ask yourself a very important question: "Would I, as a shopper, knowing that this item US used and not knowing any emotional attachments the seller may have on it (ie, the shopper can't see that cute holiday picture your child took in the outfit, or doesn't have the memories of racking the baby to sleep with that blanket), but is still in great condition, pay this much for it." If the answer is yes, the price it at $10. If the answer is No, then cut the price in half again (now at 25%), which brings our example to $5. Ask yourself the same question again. This is generally pretty close to the average percentage for clothing. Baby equipment, furniture and such generally goes for a higher percentage. Play with the price a few bucks higher or a few bucks lower, depending on your answer to the question and price it at that. This is a good, quick thought process that you can go through when pricing your items.

  • The GREAT thing about Little Feet Repeats is that there are TONS of items, and many times there will be several of the exact same item. When this happens, the most inexpensive item will generally go first, but once that is gone, the next shopper has no idea it was even there! Because they have an idea of the original price of the item, they know that they're still getting a GREAT deal on the next higher priced item and happily purchase the item (obviously this is a good reason to become a Team Member, so that you can make sure to be one of the first to shop for all the best deals).

  • Moral of the story - decide what goal you have and price accordingly :)

 



What happens to my stuff that doesn't sell at the end of the sale?

After the end of the sale, everything is gathered up and sorted into consignor numbers. You may either donate your items to the charity that we're working with, or pick them up yourself. If you choose to pick up your items, they MUST be picked up by the date and time that is listed on the Important Dates page. Things not picked up by that time will automatically go to charity. Unfortunately we are unable to hold any items, so please make sure you pick them up if you are wanting to. If you are unable to make the pickup time, you may send a friend/relative with you to pick up your items, please just make sure they have your name AND your consignor number.

 

 

Little Feet Repeats only accepts new and/or gently used items. What exactly does that mean?

It means that we will only take items in GOOD condition. We won't accept ANY stained, ripped, out of style, broken/missing pieces, items. We pride ourselves in good quality items and want to make sure that your buyers come back year after year and receive the quality that they expect! We will be VERY strict about this during the check-in process, so please check your items before you go through the hassle of tagging them and bringing them to the sale. We don't want to have to turn them away when you get there, but we definitely will.

 

 

Is there any other way to tag my items, besides online?

No, there's not. We require that all items are tagged online, then printed out because it makes the entire process MUCH quicker and smoother. By having an online inventory, we can have the smoothest check-in process for our consignors available. Plus, by having everything barcoded and inventoried online, it makes the check-out process for our buyers MUCH quicker! Plus 9and this may be the biggest to many of you), it makes the reconciliation process at the end of the sale much faster which means you receive your checks in the shortest amount of time possible (generally 2 weeks).

 

 

What does the "Check to Discount" box mean when I'm entering my items?

This is where you tell us whether you would like your items discounted on the discount day(s) (possibly 25% and/or 50% off, depending on the sale, check with the Important Dates page to see what discount days will apply for the current sale). If you check this box, your tag will be marked with a code that lets the shopper AND cashier know that that particular item is discounted if it is still left on discount day(s). Little Feet Repeats HIGHLY suggests discounting as many items as you can. What we've found through the years is that most shoppers will shop during the regular sale and then come back on discount day(s) to see what bare bones bargains they can find. Most shoppers will simply gloss over the non-discounted items on discount day(s), which can take many hours of potential sales away from your items. Since all of these items are things that you no longer use, strongly consider how much you want them back in your home if you don't discount them.

 

 

What does the "Check to Donate" box mean when I'm entering my items?

This is where you tell us whether you would like this item donated to charity if it remains unsold at the end of the sale. This is not something that you can change after drop-offs, so please don't make this decision lightly. This is one of the most amazing ways that LFR gives back to our community. Every 6 months we are able to bless many local charities with an overwhelming amount of great condition items for local families. The charities love it, but many also have limited resources to handle our large donations. Since Little Feet Repeats works hard to make sure that all donated items are utilized to the best of its ability, this means that if it is clothing, or smaller items, it may be included in the Dollar Da$h for Charity at the end of the event. Larger items may be excluded from the Dollar Da$h and donated directly to the charity, it is all at the discretion of the LFR staff. LFR utilizes many different charities throughout our local community. Before the event we can tell you who we MIGHT be working with, but because their needs change, we can't tell you for 100% certainty who utilized all of your items until the event itself is completed. ALSO, just a note, if you do mark your items to donate (which we highly recommend that you do), PLEASE also mark it as discount! There are too many times that we've seen items marked as donate but NOT discount and this just doesn't make sense. If you aren't planning on picking these items up anyway, wouldn't you rather have 50% of your asking price than nothing at all? Just something to think about :)

 

 


 

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