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Consigning 101

Consignor registration is open so it’s time to sign up and get started.  We’ve created this step-by-step guide to help you get registered and start entering your items. Go to our website, www.divineconsign.net. Click on the Register/Login link on the upper left of the page. Since you’ve never consigned, go to the Never Sold With…

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Selling a Crib

Here are the requirements your crib needs to meet for you to be able to sell it at Divine Consign. Find the manufacturer’s date – It’s on a sticker somewhere (usually on the bottom) of the crib. Before July 23, 2010 -Illegal to sell July 23, 2010-June 28, 2011 –  Must have certificate of compliance from the…

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Q&A: What’s the best way to pin pants on the hanger?

In another recent post, we addressed whether or not consigning is worth your time…of course it is! But the time you put into it makes a big difference in what you get out of it. Washing, buttoning, zippering, ironing, hanging…all the “ings”. One of the things we see the most often is pants that look…

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Q&A: DC Stain Removal Guide

The most frequent reason clothing items are pulled during inspection at the sales is because they have stains. We are SUPER picky, so even the smallest mark can get an item rejected. Here are a few tips and product suggestions from our stain guru, Leah to help you bring your best to Divine Consign. Stains…

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Eight Easy Steps to the Consignment Process

If you’re new to the consignment process you’re more than likely slightly overwhelmed with getting started. Consigning your kids’ items successfully can be daunting — but with a little planning and organization, the payout can be awesome. If you’re ready to tackle consigning for the first time, here’s a general overview of what your process…

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Avoiding Consigning Pitfalls

Sometimes you have to look at the end to find out what the beginning should be. “Breakdown” occurs on the last day of the sale…it’s when we have a team of volunteers that come in, take everything that is left and sort it all back out by consignor number. It’s our hardest shift, which is…

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Entering Items Series – Description

In this post we’ll address those two long, blank lines in the system where you’re supposed to put a description of your item. Sometimes it’s hard to know what to include and what to leave out but here are a few things to keep in mind when entering your items: Be as specific as possible…

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Entering Items Series – Pricing

Pricing is considered one of the trickiest parts of consigning. You want that price point in between “on sale” and “garage sale”. As a general rule, we recommend 75% OFF the original price. So for a $40 outfit, you might price it at $10. You can add a dollar or so for a boutique brand…

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Entering Items Series – Size

One of the choices you’ll have to make when entering your items is selecting which size to put them in. This can be really straight forward…if it’s an 8, choose ‘8’. We only accept clothing items with the original manufacturer’s size tag so that the shopper will know what they’re getting but sometimes selecting a…

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Entering Your Items Series – Categories

When entering your items for the sale, there are 4 “fields” you have to fill in: price, size, description and category. We’ve recently streamlined our category list to make entering items even faster so here’s a quick tutorial on choosing the right category for each item. Clothing: The Clothing category is the most important one to…

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