Consignor FAQ

Q: How do I consign with Indy Kids Sale?

A: Consigning with Indy Kids is very simple. You will need to do the following:

  1. Register to consign
  2. Collect your items, make sure you check out our “accepted items” page
  3. Hang and prepare your items
  4. Price and tag your items
  5. Drop your items off to Indy Kids Staff during the week of the sale.

Q: When does consignor and volunteer registration open?

A: Registration for the upcoming sale will open on Tuesday, January 16th 

Q: When is the deadline to register as a consignor?

A: Registration will be close on Tuesday, Feb. 27th at 11:59pm or when consignor registration is at capacity.

Q: When is the deadline for entering inventory?

A: Consignors can enter tags until Friday, March 2nd at 11:59pm

You will be able to print tags after this date but all entering must be done. We highly recommend that you do not wait until the last minute.

Q: What is the consignor’s commission?

A: Our base consignor percentage is 60%. However by volunteering you can receive up to 65% or 70% depending on how much you volunteer (all volunteer shifts are limited). Each consignor will also have the opportunity to receive up to an extra 5% for referring shoppers. You will find out more about referring shoppers after you register. We also offer shopping credits for consignors who refer other consignors. For more information on volunteering please check out the volunteer page.

 

Q: On the volunteer page I see that you can get up to 70% commission for volunteering. How do you get up to 75%?

A: As a consignor you can receive extra commission by referring new shoppers. After you register as a consignor you will receive additional information about this.

 

Q: Do consignors get to shop early even if they don’t volunteer?

A: Yes, All consignors will be able to shop at 3pm the night of the pre-sale. Volunteering will allow you to shop earlier than 3pm.

 

Q: Do you give a referral credit?

A: Yes, if you are an active consignor (already registered for the current sale) who refers a new consignor (who has never sold with Indy Kids Sale before) you will receive a $10 shopping credit to be used at the current sale. The new consignor must consign a minimum of 30 items. There is no limit to the number of consignors that you can refer.

 

Q: Do you have a registration fee?

A: Yes, there is a non-refundable registration fee of $15.00. This will be collected during the registration process via paypal.

Q: How do I enter my items?

A: The online tagging system we use is very user friendly. Do the following to enter your tags:

  1. Login to your consignor homepage.
  2. Click “work with consigned inventory.”
  3. Click ” Work With My Consigned Items (Active Inventory).”
  4. Fill in the blanks and hit the “submit” button.
  5. When you are done entering items or just want to take a break click “I’m finished for now.”

Q: How do I print my own tags?

A: When you register to be a consignor, our site will walk you through the steps. It is very consignor friendly!

  1. Login to your consignor homepage.
  2. Click “work with consigned inventory.”
  3. Click either “Print All Tags” or “Print Selected Tags.”
  4. Choose the tags you wish to print and hit the print button. Please wait for all tags to generate on your screen before you print them. If you hit print too early your tags will not print correctly.

 

Q: Can I use straight pins to attach my tags?

A: No. They don’t work well and the can injure people.

 

Q: Do I have to choose a specific drop-off time?

A: Yes, each consignor must sign up for a drop off appointment. You can expect your drop-off appointment to take between 30 minutes and an hour. We are very thorough when we go through our consignors items. If you would like to drop your items off and run some errands or go to lunch we are happy to accommodate that. Please just let us know when your drop your items off when you will be back.

 

Q: Do I have to hang or place my items on the sale floor?

A: No, we do it all for you. Once your items have been inspected and approved by and Indy Kids staff member our fabulous volunteer crew will place your items on the sale floor for you. We will also have your clothes and other items gathered and ready for you on Sunday for pick up. We try to make the consignment experience as easy and enjoyable as possible.

 

Q: Will I get my hangers back?

A: No. Hanger will go home with the shoppers.

 

Q: Are children allowed during the presale?

A: No children under ten, including babies in strollers are allowed at the presale. If you have an INFANT that can be worn you may bring them.

 

Q: Why are children not allowed during the presale?

A: As much as we love children (that is why we do the sale!) we just do not have the room to accommodate children under ten at the presale. This includes babies in strollers. This policy allows our sale to operate more smoothly and provides an enjoyable shopping experience for our presale shoppers.

 

Q: When will I receive the check from the sale?

A: We will have checks in the mail within two weeks of the sale.

 

Q: What are the pick-up times?

A: You can pick up any of your items that did not sell on the Sunday after the sale between 10am-2pm. Pick-up is at the same location for consignor drop-off. .

Q: What happens with my items if I do not pick up my unsold items by the designated time.

A: All unclaimed items remaining after the designated time will be considered donated.

 

Q: Where do donated items go?

A: All items that are donated in Hamilton County go to The Good Samaritan Network of Hamilton County. This is a wonderful ministry that reaches out and helps over 12,000 families in need in Hamilton County each year. You can learn more about The Good Samaritan Network by visiting their website. www.GSNlive.org

 

Q: Will I get my tags back?

A: No, but you can print a report after the sale that will give you all of the information for items sold.