FAQs about selling
How much do I get from my sales? You get 65% of your selling price for your items. There is also a flat $12.00 fee that will be withheld from your profit check at the end of the sale. The $12 consignor fee is for up to 500 items. For every 100 items (or part of 100) over the intial 500, a $1.00 fee will be added to your consignor fee. This fee is based on the quantity is in your inventory at the end of the items entry period not what is actually brought to the sale. For example if you have 673 items in your inventory, your consignor fee would be $14.
Do I have to volunteer in order to sell? No, volunteering is optional, however, this sale cannot take place without volunteers and it takes a lot of people! We would love to have you as a volunteer, It's a great way to meet people and, as a volunteer, you get to shop early - even before the sellers! And you even get to pass on your consignor's presale pass to a friend! Learn more about volunteering here.
Is there a minimum or a limit to how many items I can bring? Our minimum is 50 items or $100 worth and there is no maximum limit. There is a 10 items limit on maternity clothing per seller. We do encourage our sellers to bring only their best. Please distinguish between items of garage sale quality and consignment quality items.
Do I get to decide the price of my items? Yes, you will decide the price of each item, If you want the item to be reduced to half off for our half price sale and if you want that particular item to be donated to charity if it doesn't sell. There is a minimum price of $2.00 and you must price at $.50 increments.
Do you supply tax receipts for items I donate? No, we don't verify if every item in a seller's inventory is actually dropped off at the sale (and eventually donated) or not, therefore, we cannot supply donation receipts for tax purposes. You can create your own list of items donated using the donation report that displays entered items that didn't sell and were marked for donation. If may also use this report to determine the value of items donated for the Toys for Manhattan donation receipt here. Once we begin a new sale season, we cannot go back and retrieve ANY information for you relating to past sales, so we encourage you to print/save these statements right after the current sale ends.
I'm selling but won't need my presale pass because I'm volunteering or unavailable to shop the sale. Can I give my pass to a friend? Absolutely, we even encourage it! You will receive a physical pass when you drop off your items at the sale. You're welcome to pass this on to anyone who could use it!
Is there a deadline to entering and printing my tags? Yes, there is a deadline. It is usually 2 weeks before the sale. See the "Important Dates and Times" tab. We STRONGLY encourage our sellers not to wait until the last day to enter their items and print their tags in the event that they (or we) have technical problems. *Little Britches reserves the right to shut down the item entry system prior to this date if the inventory is at a level that cannot be reasonably sold during the course of the sale.
I have an item in good shape that's just not worth $2.00. What are my options? No worries! You may combine multiple things into one "item" to create $2.00 in value. For example, pairing a shirt with a pair of matching pants, putting 3 cars together in a bag, etc.
Why can't I use paper for my price tags? Many, many crazed shoppers will be handling your items. Paper tags will tear and fall off. We can't sell an item if the tag is gone, so cardstock it is!
Will I get my hangers back? No, removing hangers makes our checkout lines far too slow. You need to sell the hanger along with the item and price accordingly. You will get hangers when you purchase items at the sale.
Where can I get hangers inexpensively? Ask your friends and family! You'll be amazed at what you'll get. You can also ask the dry cleaner, retail stores, thrift stores (try Grand Ole Trunk) and dollar stores. Put a "wanted" posting on Craigslist or Freecycle. Get in the habit of saving the hangers clothes come on from the store and you'll be ready for the sale when it rolls around. Many of our consignors are successful just posting a hanger request to social media. People are often eager to unload a stash of them!
What if I've printed my tags but I want to change the price or some other option on an item? You can change any item you wish if the online system is still open, however, you MUST reprint the tag. For security reasons we will not honor ANY change written on a tag.
What if I enter an item into the computer and then decide not to bring it? No problem, you can remove it from your inventory if online system is still open. If it's already past deadline, just bring what you have. The inventory list is for your records only, we do not check in your items or pay you based on your inventory list - we do not have the manpower to do this.
What if I have a really beautiful item that is only slightly stained? DO NOT BRING IT! Trust us, we get the frustration of that beautiful item that has a stain you just can't seem to get out! But in order to maintain a high quality sale, we cannot allow these items. Please be aware of our Quality Policy:
A $15 fee will be withheld from seller's profit check if more than 5 items have to be removed from the sales floor because they are dirty, stained, damaged, improperly prepared, or recalled. A fee between $3-$10 will be withheld from seller's profit check for every item that must be cleaned before it can be put on the sales floor. Stained clothing will not be cleaned but will be pulled from the sales floor. Sellers who habitually bring large amounts of unsellable items may be prohibited from future sales.
Will I need an appointment to drop off my items? Yes. All sellers need to schedule an appointment to drop off their merchandise online. If you neglect to schedule an appointment, miss an appointment or are more than 10 minutes late, you may still check in during drop off times but will be asked to wait until current scheduled sellers are checked in or to come back at a later time slot. You may select your drop off time here.
Can I bring my children to drop off? Yes, but please keep them from playing with the items of other sellers. Parents will held responsible for any item their child makes unsellable and the child will be given a double espresso, a new puppy and sent home!
Can I bring a friend with me to the pre-sales? No, the passes are for the seller and his/her spouse only. It wouldn't be fair to all the other sellers if we allowed non-sellers to shop during this time. You can give your pass away, earn another pass by vounteering or talk your friend into consigning too!
What if I sign up and then decide not to bring any items? No problem, you can log into your account and unregister at any time. If the online system is shut down and you can't unregister, just send us an email and let us know not to expect you.
What if I need to change or cancel my drop off time? You can log on and make changes or cancel your drop off appointment at any time before the online system goes down which is usually the Sunday before the sale. After that time you will need to email us directly.
Pick Up and After the Sale
Do I have to pick up my items after the sale? No. You may choose to donate all your unsold items to local families in need or charities. All items not picked up by the end of the pick up period will be donated.
What if I don't pick up my items? They will be loaded on a charity truck and donated immediately after the pickup period ends. We are unable to keep any items after 4pm on pick up day.
What if my friend picks up my items but overlooked some of them? Any items left after after the pick up period are immediately donated to charity. We encourage you to make sure your friend knows the procedure before coming to get your items.
How long before I'll get my profit check? Within 2 weeks. You will receive you check in the mail at the address you registered with. You can log into your account and see our statement of items sold once you receive your check. You can also have your profits sent to your Paypal account. If you would prefer PayPal, you can fill out the form here.
Will you provide me with a list of items that sold? A report indicating the items sold will be posted to your account as soon as possible, but we wait to post these until we are certain they are accurate. For this reason, this report will NOT be available at the time of pickup.
What if one of my items comes up missing? We do our best to keep tabs on every item that comes through our doors. However, as per the Seller Agreement, we are not responsible for items lost, stolen or damaged before, during or after the sale. The best defense against theft and loss is volunteers. The more help we have on the floor, the less opportunity people have to steal.
Do you supply tax receipts for items I donate? No, we don't verify if every item in a seller's inventory is actually dropped off at the sale (and eventually donated) or not, therefore, we cannot supply donation receipts for tax purposes. You can create your own list of items donated using the donation report that displays entered items that didn't sell and were marked for donation. Once we begin a new sale season, we cannot go back and retrieve ANY information for you relating to past sales, so we encourage you to print/save these statements right after the current sale ends.