Kids are expensive. There’s no getting around that. But I have found that selling off old clothes and toys can help ease the pain a bit. When it comes to selling their old stuff you have a few options: Consigning, Donating, Yard Sale & Facebook Marketplace.
Today’s blog post is going to focus on Consignment Sales.
Here are 5 tips for selling your old kid stuff at a consignment sale.
1- Display your garments/toys so that the buyer can admire it. So clean it, hang it or display it in a clear freezer bag (if it won’t hang). The easier it is to see and touch the product the better chance you have at making the sale.
2- Price to sell! This is the most crucial tip when selling consignment goods. You would rather make a few dollars then no dollars.
3- Check the sound. First and foremost you don’t want to sell a broken toy, but more importantly, a buyer won’t purchase something that they think is broken. So make sure the sound works.
4- If you have a lot of small, inexpensive toys group them and sell as an inexpensive package.
5- Remember the goal – to sell your items. People are attending consignment sales to get a deal. Make them feel like they got a deal and your item will sell.
Want to participate in a consignment sale? JBF has two upcoming sales happening in the month of March.
Here is an overview of what to expect if you are a consignor:
Consignors earn 60% of their sales minus a $10 consignor fee. Consign as much as you wish, as long as you have at least 20 items or $100 worth of merchandise. With JBF, you set your own prices and decide whether to reduce items for the 50% off sale. You can also choose whether to pick up any unsold items (bring your own bin, tote, box) or donate them to The Unforgotten Haven for a tax deduction.
JBF’s user-friendly online tagging system makes it easy to price and tag your items and even track your sales real-time during the event! No time to tag? Let a VIP tagger do it for you and you’ll still earn 45% of your sales minus a $20 consigning fee.
Want to start consigning? If you live in NJ check out the JBF sale.
This post has been sponsored by Just Between Friends of Mercer County & Western Gloucester County. But as normal all opinions are my own.