One of the biggest perks to consigning is that YOU SET YOUR OWN PRICES. You have complete control over what the price is and also whether your items will be sold at half price on the last day of the sale.
PRO TIP: THINK ABOUT WHETHER YOU WOULD BUY THAT PARTICULAR ITEM, AT THAT PRICE, IF YOU WERE TO WALK INTO THE CONSIGNMENT SALE TODAY.
Keep in mind that there will be thousands of items on the sales floor—items that are priced most competitively are most likely to sell.
A few more tips to consider when pricing your items:
- Price your items as if you were the buyer, not the seller. Is this a price you would pay for the item?
- Remember that the goal is to SELL your items! Be careful not to overprice and remember that you’d rather price it competitively than have to take it back home with you when the sale is over!
- Marking items for Half Price at the end of the sale will dramatically increase their likelihood of selling. Consignors who opt to include items in the half price sale tend to sell MORE items and make MORE money because shoppers are looking for excellent deals at the end of the sale!
- Use Consignment Mommies’ Pricing Guide (left) to help you determine the best strategy for pricing your clothing, toys & equipment.
As for toys, gear, decor, and other items, stick to a rule of 1/3 to 1/2 of the retail price. Certain items, such as jogging and double strollers, outdoor toys & equipment, and popular baby gear can be sold at a bit higher prices due to the demand.
Prices may be set in $.50 increments and $2.00 is the minimum price.
All clothing marked for donation will automatically be marked for discount on the 1/2 price day.