Q&A: What happens when I can’t drop-off at the sale I usually do?
Every season this is a problem for a handful of our consignors…the dates for the location they normally do just don’t work out for them. Here are a few suggestions on how to either avoid the issue or handle it in the best way possible.
- Get the dates on your calendar right when they’re announced. We always publicize the calendar for our next season a week or so after the current sales are over. Look at both sale dates, the school calendar and your personal calendar and then see which sale will work for you. Then put it on your family calendar (Cozi is our favorite) right away so you don’t book anything else that weekend.
- Enter and prep your items early. We open consignor registration about three months before the sale so you have plenty of time to get it all done. Get your clothes washed and hung, your toys packaged up and your tags printed and attached long before the sale so if something comes up at the last minute, it’s easy to transfer everything from one sale to the other if you have to switch.
- Get a friend to drop-off for you. This is a great way to introduce someone to Divine Consign who has been asking you questions about the sale, is having her first child, etc. Tell her she can have your extra presale wristband in exchange for helping you out. We email you everything you need to know about drop-off, shopping and pick-up so you can just forward that on to her. When she’s putting your items out, she’ll see how great the sale is, come back to shop and then she’ll be hooked and she’ll want to consign and shop with you next season.
The flexibility of having two sales, where we accept the same items and have the same guidelines for each, is one way we try to make consigning easy for all of our sellers. Since the sell-through percentage is similar for each one, you’ll be successful at either the Plano or Grapevine sale!