What is a Little Feet Repeats event?
As a shopper, it's an event that happens only a few times a year where you can get fantastic bargains on new and/or gently used baby, children, and maternity items. It is definitely a sale that you will want to come back to every time to stock up for your family!
When are your sales?
We will be having a Little Feet Repeats sale twice a year, once in the spring (normally around March or April) and once in the fall (normally around September or October), so mark it on your calendars! In 2015 we made the exciting decision to add a smaller Summer sale in June/July to give you an extra opportunity to earn some cash and save some cash on the great deals. Please make sure you are on our mailing list so that you don't miss an upcoming event!
Are the sales always in the same location?
No! Because we are not a year-round store, it is very common for us to be in different spaces for the events. Please make sure you know the location of the event that you are planning on attending. You can always find the most current location and dates information on the website here. You can also like our Facebook page here to stay up to date with sale dates, events, giveaways and more.
Who runs this sale?
Little Feet Repeats was owned by Carla McCoy for 8 years and was sold in 2014 to Pamela Parnell, but is truly run by all of our Team Members, consignors and shoppers. Without all of these wonderful people, this incredible sale would not exist!
Is this sale inside?
Yes, we will always be indoors. Typically in a space that was previously used as a now closed retail store.
Are there any entrance fees?
No! The sale is open to the public for free for 4 DAYS! You may come and look around and never pay a thing (though most people can't leave without taking advantage of at least a few of the awesome deals). You can however shop BEFORE the public by purchasing a savy shoppers pre-sale pass.
Do you have shopping carts?
No, unfortunately, since this is only a semi-annual sale, storing shopping carts is simply not practical. We do try to provide you with large shopping bags, however you can also come prepared. An excellent way is to bring a laundry basket, with a belt or rope attached to it, so that you can drag it behind you. The deals can be overwhelming and you don't want to miss something because you can't hold anything else in your arms.
Can I bring my children?
While children are always welcomed, they aren't necessarily advised. This sale can get very crowded and the lines can get long, so sometimes it's difficult to keep an eye on the kids. If you do bring your children, you are responsible for keeping them with you at all times. We suggest "wearing" little babies, and umbrella strollers for any larger children. We will NOT accept full size strollers. Only umbrella strollers will be allowed into the event, so please plan accordingly.
Can I bring my stroller with me to shop?
Because there are thousands of items and thousands of shoppers, it can oftentimes become very crowded. For this reason, we do not allow shoppers to come in with any stroller larger than a "Snap n' Go" or umbrella stroller. For simplicities purposes, here are the requirements we have for the definition of an umbrella stroller. Anything that does not meet ALL of these standards, will not be allowed into the event.
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. $20.00 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. consignors who work 3 shifts will be refunded 10 of there fee back if they completed there 3 shifts
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:
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 is a Little Feet Repeats Team Member?
A Little Feet Repeats Team Member is someone who helps during the Little Feet Repeats event, under the direction of the Team Leads, in one or several different ways. In exchange for helping during the event, the Team Member receives a presale shopping pass and, if consigning, a higher percentage back on their sold items.
Is there a cost to become a Little Feet Repeats Team Member?
No. It's absolutely free. The only cost is your time and energy for a few hours at the event.
Who can become a Little Feet Repeats Team Member?
Anyone! You don't even have to be a consignor! You just have to be someone who enjoys a few hours with grown-up conversation and some good fun.
Do Little Feet Repeats Team Members get paid?
No. A Little Feet Repeats Team Member does not receive direct financial compensation for the work they perform with the event. The Team Member does however receive a presale pass corresponding with the amount of hours they help at the event, plus if the Team Member is also a consignor, they will receive a higher percentage back on their sold items.
Can I bring my child with me during my Team Member shift?
No, unfortunately we don't allow children with you while you're acting as a Team Member. We do get very busy and need to make sure that we can have the full attention of all the Team Members in order to get through the event as smoothly as possible. NO EXCEPTIONS. The shifts you have listed don't work with my schedule, can I work something different?Possibly. Please just email us at email@example.com and let us know what hours you would like to work and we will see if we can work something out.
What will I be doing as a Team Member?
First, you will be having a great time! We will have snacks available and always try to make your shifts as fun as possible. Second, your duties will depend on what type of shift you are helping with. If you are helping during set-up or tear down, you will be helping build racks, get displays set up, tear down racks, sort leftover items, etc. If you are helping during check-in time, you will be inspecting the items that come through the door and making sure they are the quality that Little Feet Repeats is looking for. You will also help the consignor place the items in the appropriate location on the sales floor. If you are helping during a sale day, you will be helping customers find the items they are looking for, keeping things looking neat and tidy, and helping with the overall success of the event.
Can my spouse or parent work for me and have it credited to my consignor number?
Yes! We oftentimes have spouses or parents come and help with, or instead of, the consignor. For example, if the spouse helps during one shift, and a parent helps during another shift, this is 2 shifts for the consignor and will get the consignor all the benefits for working those 2 shifts (higher percentage and earlier shopping time). We especially LOVE having Husbands and Dads help during set-up or tear-down days. If you are wanting to help WITH your spouse, this is not something that you can schedule through the website on your own. You will have to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to have the system accept both people helping during the same shift to be credited to the same consignor number. Keep in mind however, that because there's only 1 consignor, there will only be 1 presale shopping pass handed out.
Can I bring more than one person to the presale with my pass?
Generally, no. Children are always welcome (though not necessarily advised), but the only other adult(s) you can bring with you are your spouse or your mom/mother-in-law. We do not allow friends or other family members to come with you during the presale.
If they are wanting to attend the presale, please show them how to sign up for their own Team Member shifts and they can see how much fun it is for themselves :)