PREPARING YOUR ITEMS TO SELL WELL
- Ensure your items are clean, not faded, and free of rips, tears and stains.
- Button all buttons and zip all zippers. The items may be pre-owned, but they should not appear used.
- Hang up all garments on plastic or wire hangers, confirming each hanger is creating a ? at the top. If you're selling clothing in a set or outfit, be sure to secure them together with tape, rubber bands or safety pins so they do not separate.
- Secure any straps, ties or hanging pieces on each garment.
- Use pants hangers to hang all jeans, pants and skirts. Use notched hangers for all items with straps (dresses, tank tops, etc.). Do not use safety pins to hang these items, as the clothing fabric may be ruined.
- Organize, match and assemble all jewelry, scarves, shoes, belts and hats. These items will not be displayed on hangers.
As a consignor, you price your own items. That’s the beauty of consignment. The general rule of thumb is to price at 20 - 40% of the original selling price, although clothing conditions, extra features, and/or current trends can set your items apart:
- If an item is current season, add $3 - $5
- If an item is trending this year, add $2 - $4
- If an item is new with tags (NWT), add up to 30% to the sale price
Some additional pricing tips:
- Price your items as if you were the shopper. Ask yourself, "What would I pay for this?"
- Presentation matters. Iron, fold, button, and zip where you see fit.
- Price to sell. Set a lower price for those items you prefer not to take home with you after the event.
- That being said, remember the value of the items you love. We want our consignors to take home as much cash as they can. Don't be afraid to make a little money from your best items.
The pricing guide below is strictly for reference. You aren't required to follow these recommendations; only you determine your prices. Remember: Don’t sell what you wouldn’t buy. While pricing, it’s helpful to start a donation pile, too!