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Month: January 2014

What is a Children’s Consignment EVENT? Why is it different than a store?

What is a Children’s Consignment EVENT?  Why is it different than a store? 

The craze of seasonal consignment “events” or “sales” has spread from their origin in the southern states to our area.  Savvy families want to know more!   This post gives the top 5 reasons of how an event is different than a store.

  • Seasonal events ONLY – A “Sale” or “Event” does NOT have a regular store.  We only host big events twice per year in the spring and fall.  We are not open for business in between those months.  Spring sales carry spring and summer items; fall sales carry fall and winter items.  So swimsuits would not be accepted in winter and snow pants would not be accepted in spring.
  • Inventory – Our events are big with tons of inventory (25,000+ items) and draw oodles of shoppers who will be happy to buy your consigned items!  Shoppers enjoy the mega selection of clothing, toys, baby gear, games, books, and even furniture.  Shoppers can expect to pay 75-90% LESS than new retail value of items.
  • Commission for consignors – Average consignors will earn about $300 and sell 60-70% of their items, some go-getters are even earning over $1,000!  We issue your check (NOT a shopping credit) within 14 days paying at least 60% of your total sales; Stores usually pay 40-50% and often will not issue you a payment until your account reaches a specific dollar amount or until the end of the season (often 2 months or more).  Many stores pay a lower commission if you request a check instead of taking store credit.
  • Consigning and want to earn more? – Be a Team Member during the event.  Not only will this increase your commission, but you will get to shop before regular consignors and the public.  Shopping first allows you to find top notch items at bottom dollar prices, plus it’s FUN!
  • Preparing Your Items – Consignors need internet access because they prepare and tag their own items for our event.  This allows you to set your own price and control whether you will offer the item at a discount or donate near the end of the event.  We provide information regarding our super easy online the tagging system.  You will enter your items and print your tags from the convenience of your own home computer and apply to your items.  You will be able to go online each day to see what has sold.  (No time to do your own item preparation?  The Clothing Tree offers a Busy Mom’s Tagging Service, additional fees will apply for the tagging service.)

Check out The Clothing Tree – Your Seasonal Consignment Event Specialists offering two locations in Upper Bucks County and the Lehigh Valley.    Earn money, clean out the closets, reclaim the garage…recycling your gently used items help our environment and support your local community by providing a way to lower the cost of raising a family.  See how we are helping you to maximize the value of your gently used children’s items by saving you time and money.