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Preparing Your Items For Our Sale

 

So much to prepare... where do you start?
We know, the preparation process can be a little tedious, but remember, along with great preparation comes great return!
Lolliposh has put together a Consignor Guide for you to use for keeping the preparation simple and as hassle-free as possible.

 

  1. Start off by pre-selecting your items for the sale. There is a 250 item limit, so please only bring your best items. If you would not buy it for your kids, we don’t recommend trying to sell it.
    • Inspect clothing and shoes for stains, excessive-wear and tear, fading, etc.
      Please review your items carefully, as less than excellent items will not be accepted
    • Discard items that are in less than excellent condition or on the national recall list: http://www.cpsc.gov
    • Review our BRANDS NOT ACCEPTED list, and make sure your items are not from those brands.
    • Be selective. You want to bring the crème of the crème to the sale. Your consignor check will certainly reflect the quality (and price) of the items you bring.
  2. Repeat step 1a & 1b with Toys and Baby Equipment.
    • It is against the law to sell recalled items. Please make sure to check that your items have not been recalled, and are up to current safety standards: call 1-800-638-2772 or by checking the Consumer Product Safety Commission website at: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prerel.html
    • Make sure your toys have batteries, as we do not accept items without working batteries. Potential buyers have no way of knowing if your items work, if they don’t have batteries. We will return any non-working toys to you at drop offs.
  3. Separate items into categories, such as:
    • Girl Clothing
    • Boy Clothing
    • Shoes
    • Costumes
    • Nursery Decor
    • Toys, etc.
      We recommend you use the category list from the Consignor Portal

  4. Separate categories by size and type
    • Clothing example: shorts, shirts, pants...
  5. Prepare items for tagging
    • Hang clothes on hangers, make sure the hangers are facing left as shown below.
      (Hint: should be in the direction of a question mark "?")
    • Place shoes in Ziploc bags, or tie together with cable ties (make sure shoes are clean and tag is strongly affixed)
    • Place Comforters, Bedding, Large Toys, etc. in large Ziploc Bags. You can find them at your local Wal-mart or Target. It’s the best way to protect your bedding and toys, while everyone gets a look at them.
  6. Log onto the Lolliposh Consignor Portal: using your Consignor number and password.
    • Choose the first option: WORK WITH MY CONSIGNED ITEMS
    • Start entering your items by category, size, brand (suggested) and price.
      • PRICING: Generally our recommendations are 50-70% off retail, depending the brand and the item's condition. Items that are brand new, with tags; we usually price 30%-50% below market.
      • We recommend pricing lower, than higher. Why? Because Lolliposh is a bargain shopper destination. People anxiously wait for our events. They know they will find quality items for great prices.... And... Because we want our consignors to sell. The more reasonable your items are priced, the more likely they are to sell.
    • Mark desired items to sell at 50% off at our 1/2 off sale
      (Recommended if you do not want to fill your closets back up! Our 1/2 off sale attracts many new buyers!)
      • DISCOUNTING: Recommended. We have hundreds of buyers that come back for our 1/2 off sale. We know firsthand, that these buyers will only buy items that are discounted, and completely ignore full priced items.
        We strongly believe that it's much better for your items to sell at 1/2 off, than not sell at all.
    • Mark desired items to donate to our partner charity.
      *If you choose to have your unsold items returned, make note of the designated pick up time: Sunday from 9:00am-11:00am. Please arrive promptly. Items not picked up by 11:00am will be donated to our partner charity.
  7. Print your tags
    • Please make sure you use the required paper (for barcode scanning)
      67# cardstock paper (WHITE ONLY) sold at office supply store like Staples, Office Depot, and Office Max
      (this paper is NECESSARY. Without it, your tags will fall off, and your items will not be sold.)
    • Use an inkjet or laser printer with normal printout
  8. Cut tags: along the borders
  9. Tag your items: use safety pins or a tagging gun (we recommend tagging gun!)
    • Clothing items should be tagged on the item sizing labels or inseams of clothing (as shown in illustration above). All other items should have tags affixed where visible, and easy for scanning
    • For TOYS and BABY EQUIPMENT, please place tags with clear tape. Do not place tape over the barcodes
  10. You're reday for the SALE!
    Make sure you have scheduled your drop off appointment via our CONSIGNOR WEBSITE
    And that you have signed up for your VOLUNTEER SHIFTS
    *Please note: drop off appointments cannot be scheduled during your volunteer shift.
    You will not receive full credit for your time, should this occur.

Follow these 10 steps and you’re sure to make money on your fabulous children’s items!

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