Consignment Sale

REPURPOSE FOR A PURPOSE

Shop, sell or volunteer at the Stowe Family YMCA Kids’ Consignment Sale.  We sell quality Spring and Summer children’s clothing (infant to size 16), children’s  shoes, toys, games, books, kids furniture, baby equipment and maternity wear!

 

Saturday,  March 9

  • 8:00am – 12:00 pm
  • 1:00 – 4:00 (half price sale)
  • Stowe Family YMCA Gymnasium

Consignors earn 60% and remaining proceeds benefit Stowe Family YMCA’s Annual Giving Campaign! All items left at the end of sale will be donated to local charities. Cash and credit cards accepted (no checks). Consignors do not need to be present at the sale, you price your items and we do the rest!

**Childwatch available at no charge during sale hours. Children 10 & under will not be permitted on the sale floor unless worn in a baby carrier. No strollers allowed.

Consignors and volunteers shop early! (Friday 7:00 – 9:00 pm)

 

CONSIGNMENT SALE DETAILS

 

  • Deadline to enter all items is Thursday, March 7th at 11:59pm.
  • Drop off times are Thursday, March 7th 4-7pm and Friday, March 8th 9am-noon. All items
    must be dropped off by Friday at noon.
  • Consignors and volunteers can shop early before the sale is open to the public. The presale for consignors and volunteers is Friday, March 8th from 7-9 pm.
  • Sale day is Saturday, March 9th from 8-12 and half price sale 1-4.
  • Pick up of unsold items is Sunday, March 10 from 11-1. Any items left after 1 pm will be
    donated.

 

 

CONSIGN or VOLUNTEER

REGISTER TODAY!! To consign and/or volunteer, register now! Last day to register is the Friday before, August 10th.
myconsignmentmanager.com/gastonymca

 

FAQ

What is the Kids’ Consignment Sale?

  • The Kids’ Consignment Sale is a way for you to “repurpose for a purpose.” Consignors sell gently used kid-related items such as clothing, toys, books, bedding, etc. at a discounted price from the new with tags retail price. On the day of the sale, we put out the items for the community to shop.

What are the benefits to consignors?

  • Consignors earn 60% of the selling price of the item.
  • Consignors also get to shop the sale before it opens to the public in a private presale the Friday evening before.
  • AND most of all they get to clean out those kids’ closets full of stuff they’ve outgrown!

What does the YMCA do with their portion of the proceeds from the sale?

  • The 40% that goes back to the YMCA goes directly back to our community through our Annual Giving Campaign, which provides life changing programs to those in need.

What happens to the unsold items at the end of the sale?

  • Any unsold items can be picked up by the consignor the Sunday following the sale from 11a-1p.
  • Anything left after 1 pm is then donated to a local charity. In the past, we’ve donated to the Mount Holly Community Relief Organization (CRO), Least of These Carolinas (supports the foster care system), and the Crisis Pregnancy Center.

What is My Consignment Manager?

  • This is the software we use to keep inventory of the items you enter. It allows us to have a point of sale system at the register to keep the line efficient and easily keep track of the consignor items that have sold. When you register at myconsignmentmangager.com/gastonymca, you will create a log in. This is where you will enter your items into your inventory and be able to generate (print) your tags for your items. Once the sale has completed, we will upload the sale reports to your account and you will be able to view your settlement and amount earned same day.

How much is the registration fee to consign?

  • The registration fee to consign is $5 and is taken through paypal at the time of registration. This money pays for your use of the My Consignment Manager software. No writing out tags or wondering what sold, yay!

Can you explain the “donate” and “discount” options that the software asks you to pick
on the tags?

  • On the tag, it asks you to pick yes or no option for donate and discount. Donate yes would indicate that you wish to leave your unsold items for donation at the end of the sale. Discount yes would indicate you wish your item to go half price during the half price sale from 1-4pm, increasing your chances of selling the item. Only items marked yes in the discount field will sell for half price at this time. If it is marked discount no, it will still be available for sale at full price.

Can I still make the decision to donate my items even if I marked “no” to donate on the
tag?

  • Yes. Any unsold items left after pick up on Sunday at 1 pm will be donated, whether it’s indicated on the tag or not. As an example, some consignors may view their settlement online and decide they don’t want to pick up because they only have a couple things left that didn’t sell. You can also show up on Sunday and decide in person what you wish to leave for donation.

What is “power tagging?”

  • It’s AWESOME that’s what it is! It will save you so much time! Power tagging is an option in the My Consignment Manager software that allows you to input info ONE time and duplicate it for up to 20 tags with the click of a button. The items would just need to be the same size, gender, and price. You can leave the brand field and the description field blank if necessary. For example: organize all of your girl’s size 2T clothing that you
    want to charge $3 for. Create one tag that indicates this info and choose power tagging option x 15 and you’ve just created 15 tags for 15 items but you only put the info into the system ONE time! So easy!

How do I know how to price my items?

  • Pricing is 100% your decision. The consignment rule of thumb is to price your item at 25-40% of what you originally paid for the item, taking into consideration the condition of the item. We found this pricing guide on Consignment Mommies as a loose reference:
    http://consignmentmommies.com/kids-consignment-pricing-guide/
  • Typically, most kids shirts $2-$3 with dressier shirts or bigger brands $3-5; jeans $3-5; more formal or holiday dresses depend on brand but typically $6-15; swim $3-5, shoes $3-6 depending on brand; toys usually 30-50% of retail.
  • When pricing, it’s also important to remove the sentimental value and the memory attachment because you may price too high
  • Also, think what you would be willing to pay for the item if you were the shopper buying nice but used items.
  • Just remember, you cleaned out those closets for a reason! You don’t want to take it back home with you! Price to sell!

It seems overwhelming, how do I get started?

  • Don’t wait until the last minute! Register at: myconsignmentmanager.com/gastonymca
  • Then start by cleaning out those closets and playrooms! Next organize clothing by gender and size. After making those piles, organize them into items that could be power tagged, so they are all skirts for example or they’re all different items but you want to price them the same (same gender and size). Next, start entering items into the software. Then, generate (print) your tags and attach them to your items. Drop them off Thursday evening or Friday morning before the sale.

Is there a specific way I have to prepare my items?

  • Yes, we send you the “How to Consign Manual” with the full details when you register.
  • Clothing must be on hangers with the hanger facing open to the left like a question mark when looking at the item from front – ?
  • The tag should be safety pinned (tagging guns are allowed too) to the right front shoulder of the item when looking at the item from front. This is very important because of the way we arrange the racks. This is the most efficient way to keep items neatlyorganized and able to be seen.
  • 2 piece + outfits or items you’re selling together with 1 tag must be securely pinned together (example- set of 3 onesies, 2 pair of basketball shorts, etc).
  • Shoes should be secured together with tag attached. Please no shoeboxes, you can indicate the shoes are new on the tag.
  • Toys should be in working order with working batteries (if needed). Any extra pieces or accessories can be secured with a plastic bag or taped on.

Can I transfer items in my online inventory?

  • Yes, you can transfer between any sale that uses the My CM software as long as your seller number is available with that sale. This prevents you from having to re enter and retag your items. Please email us for specific instructions.

 

I have more questions, who do I ask?

  • Please email Amanda at StoweYMCAconsignment@gmail.com and she will be happy
    to assist you!

Week of the sale schedule:

  • Deadline to enter all items is Thursday, March 7th at 11:59pm.
  • Drop off times are Thursday, March 7th 4-7pm and Friday, March 8th 9am-noon. All items must be dropped off by Friday at noon.
  • Consignors and volunteers can shop early before the sale is open to the public. The presale for consignors and volunteers is Friday, March 8th from 7-9 pm.
  • Sale day is Saturday, March 9th from 8-12 and half price sale 1-4.
  • Pick up of unsold items is Sunday, March 10 from 11-1. Any items left after 1 pm will be
    donated.

 

Questions?

  • Contact Amanda at stoweYMCAconsignment@gmail.com