Consignor Info/Instructions

What does the consignor earn?

Once registered, the consignor is issued an account that will allow the consignor to print out barcode tags for their items.  When an item sells during the event, the consignor earns 65% of each item sold.  There is a $7 consignor fee that is taken out at the end.  This helps cover facility rental and software expenses.


The consignor also benefits by receiving two armbands at drop off.  The armbands are for you and a guest to shop during the consignor presale.  

When are the sales?

We hold consignment sales twice a year.  We have a Spring/Summer sale in March and a Fall/Winter sale in September.  

Instructions

Instructions for Consigning

ALL CONSIGNORS MUST READ AND FOLLOW THE TAGGING, DROP OFF, AND PAYMENT INFORMATION:

You can access tag printing as many times as needed.

ITEM DESCRIPTION MUST BE WRITTEN ON EACH TAG.


RETURNING CONSIGNORS: IF YOU HAVE TAGS FROM THE PREVIOUS SALE, PLEASE VERIFY YOUR SORT NUMBER AND UPDATE YOUR SORT NUMBER IF NEEDED. YOU MAY CHECK YOUR CURRENT SORT NUMBER WHEN LOGGING IN TO YOUR ACCOUNT.  THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT TO THE ORGANIZATION AT THE END OF THE SALE. THANK YOU.


Great quality/gently used items accepted.

Both sales are seasonal consignment sales.  Please keep your items in season when participating.
Clothing: 100 clothing item limit, applies to all items required to be on hangers.
Items Not Accepted:  

Due to recent laws, we will not be reselling cribs.  Please do not bring any cribs at this time.  No recalled products. Please use the following resources to check items.

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prerel.html (or) call 1-888-327-4236.


Other resources for checking for recalls: http://www.babyzone.com/products/recalls/ http://wemakeitsafer.com/tools/productrecallsearch.php    

Please be a responsible seller and verify that items are safe.    

No books older than 1990.

No formula or edible items.

No underwear, unless new and in packaging.

No participation or vacation shirts:  These include school, church, sporting events, etc.  

No costume metal jewelry.  

Stuffed animals:  No stuffed animals unless it is a collectible or licensed.  Stuffed animals do not sell well unless they fall into those categories.


Battery operated items:  Please be sure that all items are working. It is really important that these items have batteries or the items will not sell, ESPECIALLY swings, bouncies, large toys, etc.  All items must be in working order.


Tagging Tips:

Limits:

100 hanging clothing items per consignor.

5 pairs of shoes per consignor.


Carolina Kids Consignment uses a bar code tagging system.  The bar code represents the consignor number and price. Handwritten consignor numbers are not utilized by the system.  Once you have registered, you will be able to generate and print tags for your items.  CONSIGNOR NUMBERS WILL NOT CHANGE.  You will keep the same consignor number as long as you continue to participate in future sales.


Avoid changing or editing the computer format of the tags in any way.  This alters the bar code and the tags will not scan.  Print quality can also cause your tags not scan at the register.  If your tags look like the ink is running out...the tags will probably not scan. We can enter your tags manually, if any of these situations occur.  It just takes a little longer.


Sort numbers explained:  Your tag automatically prints with a sort number on the bottom right corner of the tag.  This number is very important to the clean up process at the end of the sale.  Please be sure not to cut this number off when cutting out your tags.  

Sort stickers are available and only needed if old tags need to have the sort number updated to match the current sort number.


Instructions for Tag Printing:

Log In to the Consignor Homepage www.mysalemanager.net/hom_start.aspx?partnercode=CARK

>Click on Consignor Homepage

>Click on activities menu

>Click on Barcode Labels/Tag

>Key in the price

>Key in the number of tags to print

>Select (Yes or No) allow discount

>Click submit barcode and enter another price point.

>Once complete, select Submit Barcode Order

>Click the link "Display Barcode Labels For Printing"


The PDF file of your tags will then display.  Print the page and write the item description on the tags.  (Hint:  Tag printing can be accessed as many times as needed.  PDF files can also be saved for quick and easy reprints.)




Consignors use card stock paper.  Card stock paper is similar in thickness as an index card. Card stock differs in weight, the heavier the weight you choose, the stronger your tags will be.  Please select colored cardstock.  (white cardstock should be used for donation items)  Any color card stock paper will be fine, but please avoid card stock that is dark in color.  No plain paper tags.  The tags will not stay on your items. 

You may hole punch at any location on the tag.  The area designated is fine; however, if the tag is punched farther from the edge, it is even more secure and less likely to tear off.  Some seasoned consignors have secured the hole punched areas with tape or adhesive rings used on notebook paper.  Securing the hole punched area with tape is strongly suggested with toys, strollers, car seats, bouncies, etc.

Attaching tags to clothing:  Use a cable or zip tie to secure the tag to the garment. Safety pins should only be used as a last resort due to no other option.  Use a belt loop, button holes, or collar tag to attach the price tag.  Keep the tag on the front of the item. Nylon cable ties are secure and assist in preventing lost tags.  This type of cable tie can be purchased at Home Improvements Stores, Wal-Mart, etc. (Check the electrical section or automotive sections!)  

Be sure to include a good description.  Always include color, brand name, boys or girls. This will help tremendously in the event a tag falls off!  If a range is given for infant clothing-use the lower size.  (Ex. 3-6 months = 3 months)

No mark-overs on Prices:  Remember the barcode will represent the price.  If you make a mistake when completing a tag, start a new tag.  Changes made to a tag make it unable to be sold.  Clothing should be displayed on a hanger.  (any type hanger is accepted)  When hanging your item, it's important all items are hanging in the same direction.  Please place all garments on the hanger positioned so that when looking at the front of the garment, the top of the hanger resembles a question mark. 


50% off:  On the last day of the sale items are 50% off.  If you have items that you do not want priced 50% off, please be sure that the items are tagged appropriately. (Remember tags that have the word FULL PRICE printed under the barcode will not discount on Sunday.) 

 

Donating:  If you are generously participating in the Donation program , please use white card stock.  Items NOT picked up are disposed at the discretion of Carolina Kids Consignment and donated to the Me Fine Foundation.  Items specified for donation will be donated to Me Fine Foundation.  If items are turned away at this facility due to lack of space, we will send the donations to alternate non-profit sites.  

 

Dropping Off Items:  We will be accepting the items during the designated drop off days.  When you arrive, look for the large roll up door at the rear of the building.  Please plan to help put the items out.  If you are not able to help, we will arrange putting your items out for you.  However, we do ask that your items be pre-sorted by size and gender.


Picking up Items after the sale:  Please plan to pick up your items during the pick up times.  Unfortunately, we have a limited amount of time to sort and clean out the facility.  Consignors that do not arrive for pick up will not be able to claim their items after the pick up day.  Items are immediately sent to donation. 

Please read carefully.  We want all consignors to decide when tagging, whether an item should be donated or not.  At the conclusion of every sale, we end up with piles of items that have been sorted that end up going to donation--due to not being picked up by the consignor.  Sorting is a time consuming task and using a white cardstock tag for donation can save us and all of the staff, helpers, and Baptist Center Church Youth HOURS of time.  PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE tag your items for donation, if you do not plan to pick up.

Your Payment:  All consignor accounts will be reconciled and payments sent within 10 business days following the sale.  A $7.00 consignor fee is deducted from the final check.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.  We look forward to meeting you.

Tagging Tips

Zip Lock Bags

You may choose to bags some items.  Common items:  Onesies, towels, blankets, bibs, small toys.  Please tape over the opening of the bag and tape the tag to the front of the bag.  

Toys, Large Items, Strollers, Etc.

Tag the toys with the intention of keeping the tags attached and all pieces together.  Use zip lock bags for small pieces.  Use a zip/cable tie reinforced with tape.  Please reinforce the hole punched area with tape.

Books, Games, Puzzles, DVDs

Use a zip lock bag and tape the tag onto the outside of the bag (OR) use painters tape to tape the tag directly to the book or box.  Painters tape can be removed easily without damaging the book or box.

Kids Clothing

Please in season clothing. All items must be on hangers.  Pants should be pinned or ziptied onto the hanger.  Clothes pins or safety pins can be used to attach to the hanger or to attach multiple pieces together.  Avoid flipping the pants over the hanger, the pants will not stay on.    Hangers are not returnable because the hangers are not removed at checkout. (100 hanging clothing items, kids/teen/maternity, per consignor please)

Teen Clothing

Please keep junior clothing to seasonal, name brand items.  You know how kids are, if it isn't name brand...it is hard to get them to wear it.  Suggested brands:  "American Eagle","Ambercrombie", "Hollister", etc.  Because adult sizes and junior sizes often times overlap, adult sizes in like brands can be accepted.  (100 hanging clothing items, kids/teen/maternity, per consignor please)

Shoes (Limit 5)

Please take extra steps to ensure your shoes are connected together. (Cable tie/Ziplock bag/Etc.) Small shoes should be secured in a zip lock bag.  If the shoes will not fit in a zip lock bag they should be secured together with a cable tie.  Shoes should be clean and in great condition.  Please place tape on the soles of each shoe with your consignor #, in case the tag is gets separated from the shoes.  Seasonal please, ex. no flip flops in the winter sale.

Maternity

Please keep seasons in mind when selling maternity.  Most pregnant women will only buy what is the current season.  Short sleeve shirts and dress attire are great for both sales, but with other items, buying ahead is difficult...as their size can change rapidly.  Trendy and seasonal.