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Presentation, Presentation, Presentation

When you’re prepping your items for the sale, you have to keep in mind that they will be compared to all of the others as shoppers decide what to purchase. You can go a long way in helping YOUR items stand out by taking the time to make them look nice. Here are some examples…

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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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Do you take?…Part II

A couple of months ago, we did a post called, Do You Take…? It talked about the 5 things we are asked about most that we don’t accept. Today, we’ll get specific and talk about clothing. We have two sales a year at each location…a spring/summer sale and a fall/winter sale. Yes, we are in…

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The Little Thing That Could Make All of the Difference

The hanger. Really? YES! Although we allow you to use any hanger, there are some reasons why we prefer child-sized wire hangers: They’re the right size for infant and toddler clothing. Putting a 2T shirt on an adult hanger just stretches it out and the shopper will skip right by it. Clothes stay on them….

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Entering Items Series – Tips

For our last post in this series we’ll give you some great tips so you can enter your items as quickly and efficiently as possible. Sort items by gender, then size, then brand, before entering. All of the fields, except price, will remember the last entry, making it easier to enter all one gender, one…

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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 two 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 vs. Boutique: The Clothing category is the most important…

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The Perfect Stocking Stuffer!

What does every mom, dad and grandparent need this year? A Divine Consign gift card! Divine Consign has everything you need from clothes and toys to strollers and books and so much more at 75-90% OFF retail prices. Our consignment sales happen twice a year in both Plano and Grapevine. Gift cards come in $10 and…

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