Why Divine Consign over other options?
Today, we have many ways to recycle our kids used things. Divine Consign, other similar sales and consignment stores, Facebook, Craigslist, Ebay, garage sales…endless possibilities. But which is best? Here’s some food for thought…
Time: Precious. Flying. Never enough.
Divine Consign – Most of your time will be spent prepping, entering, and tagging the items you will consign. Once you’ve done those things it’s just a matter of dropping your items off, and then we do the rest. You sit back and wait for your check to arrive, usually within days of the end of the sale. Did you know? At the end of a sale, most consignors don’t come back for pick-up because they’ve either marked everything leftover to be donated OR they realize it isn’t worth their time to make the drive to pick up what little they have left over.
Craigslist or Facebook Buy/Sell/Trade groups – You’ll need to spend time researching the “rules” of selling. And each online group is different so now you’re having to remember which group has which rules. Some will limit how many items you can sell, others limit how many times you can post. Posting is only the beginning. You are responsible for all the communication, possible haggling, and the follow-up that occurs with potential buyers. Is this worth your time?
Pay: show me the money
Divine Consign – ALL consignors are paid 70% of their sales and we deduct a consignor fee based on the number of items you enter before mailing the checks. At most other local sales, you have to volunteer to receive 70% AND you have to pay your consignor fee AHEAD. If you end up not being able to drop-off you’re out that money with no opportunity to recoup it!
Our consignors set their prices and decide whether or not to let their items be discounted. The sweet spot for setting a price is generally 75% OFF retail. Haggling is not allowed. Average consignor paycheck? $350.
Facebook Groups – There are no registration fees or expenses, so sellers take home all the money made from their sales. Haggling over price is allowed, so you might not get your full asking price or risk losing the sale.
Traffic: build it and they will come
Divine Consign – Sometimes we feel like Divine Consign really is the “Field of Dreams” so I don’t mind using the “build it and they will come” quote. We have so many wonderful, focused, savvy shoppers. Since we are the longest-running pop-up consignment event we have thousands of moms and dads, grandmas and grandpas, kids, teachers, daycare owners, and church staff come to us for gently-used, quality children’s merchandise. They come looking for great bargains with great value. You won’t get that kind of traffic on a Facebook sale, in your own garage or on Craigslist or Ebay. And definitely not in the time span of three days.
We think Divine Consign is the best choice but don’t take our word for it. Try us out!
Registration to sell at either our Grapevine or Plano events begins July 1st for the fall sales and January 1st for our spring sales.