We get it, you’re busy, and don’t have time to read the whole How to Consign page, or watch the videos. For those of you who need the must-know information and only the must-know information, here’s your quick how to consign guide! When you do have time, we encourage you to read the How to Consign page, or at least our more detailed guide so that you know all the ins and outs.
Step 1: Register to consign
Step 2: Print Tags and Barcodes
Step 3: Get everything ready
Lay out all the supplies you need:
- Tags and barcodes from step 2
- Scissors or other paper slicer
- Safety pins or tagging gun. Beware tagging gun damage!
- Zip top bags
- Packaging tape
- Pricing Guidelines
- Item prep list (pages 6 though 9)
- Everything you’re planning on selling!
- A bottle of wine and a screen with a movie!
Step 4: Tag everything
Every item needs a tag with a barcode. If you want to donate the item after the sale, leave the D as is. Cross out the D if you want the item back after the sale. Other fillable areas of the tag are to be used at your discretion. More information will help reunite any tags that fall from the item (while infrequent, this does happens every sale), and you can also use these spaces to communicate information like “high quality European brand name!”
When determining if something needs to be on a hanger or not, refer back to that item prep list you got out in step 3 – some worn items are in bins, others on racks!
Make sure the hangers look like question marks when looking at the front of the clothing, or they will be rejected.
Prep items only for the current season, and do not sell cribs, stuffies, bike helmets, car seats, or sports/location specific clothing (with the exception of professional Wisconsin sporting teams, and Badger gear).
Step 5: Drop everything off, Shop, and Pick up anything not being donated
You will get an email the week of the sale with more details. Our Day of Logistics page has information in the meantime.
Step 6: Wait 10 or less days for your check
It will be emailed to the address you signed up with.