What is a consignor?
A Jack & Jill/Sweet Repeats consignor is a participant who sells high quality, new and gently-used items at our local, seasonal sales events held twice a year. Jack & Jill/Sweet Repeats markets, advertises, hosts, and runs the sales events. You prepare your items and then we do all the promoting and legwork to sell those items for you.
Why do so many choose to consign with Jack & Jill/Sweet Repeats?
Jack & Jill/Sweet Repeats Consignment Sale is dedicated to our consignors and our community, and we are proud to begin our 45th sale as Dickson County’s seasonal consignment sale in support of “bringing down the cost of growing up”. Consignors realize that by selling their items, they have the opportunity to earn money back from their investment in high-quality children’s items, which provides additional income for the household budget. Jack & Jill/Sweet Repeats consignors sell their items without the headache (or invasion of privacy) of a garage sale and are able to then shop early for high-quality merchandise at a fraction of retail prices. This is recycling at its best! Consigning with Jack & Jill/Sweet Repeats also gives you more control over your sales than participating with a typical consignment store as you set your prices, your percentage earned on item sales is significantly higher than with traditional consignment stores, and your check is available to you when you pick up your unsold items. It is definitely worth participating! Now we are adding adult clothing/items to the sale, we are able to accommodate the whole family to be a one-stop-show consignment sale for everyone!
Who can consign their items and become a seller?
Anyone can consign their children and adult items with Jack & Jill/Sweet Repeats. We request that you have a minimum of 15 acceptable items in order to become a consignor.
How do I sign up to become a consignor?
Just go to our online tagging system at www.myconsignmentmanager.com/jackandjillconsignment. You will then create an account with a password, pick your consignor number, and begin tagging your items. The system will let us know we have a new consignor and you will be able to start receiving all the emails regarding the sale.
I already have a consignor number with Jack & Jill. Do I have to re-register for this sale?
Yes, everyone must register for each sale. However, even though you will re-register, you will keep the same consignor number you originally signed up for. The system asks that you register for each sale that you participate in. That way we will know how many consignors are coming and can plan accordingly. REMEMBER, you must also “transfer” your inventory from the previous sale to the current sale so that your items are included in your current inventory list. If you do not transfer your inventory, the computer will not recognize or sell your items; therefore costing you sales.
Can I keep the same consignor number I use at other sales for Jack & Jill?
Yes, as long as it is available in our system and is compatible with our numbering system. Once you register for the sale and choose your consignor number, it will let you know if it is available or already belongs to someone else in the Jack & Jill family.
Is there a fee to consign?
Jack & Jill/Sweet Repeats charges a non-refundable participation fee to each consignor. The fee to consign is $14 per sale and will be deducted at the end of the sale. This fee is used to offset rent, insurance, advertising, and other expenses that are required in order to have the sale.
How much will I make?
Consignors will make 70% of each item’s selling price, minus a $14 registration fee. There are a few chances to increase that percentage by volunteering to work several shifts during the sale. See Volunteer Benefits for more information.
What can I consign?
You may sell just about anything baby or child related and now adult items too! Items include, but are not limited to, clothing, shoes, outerwear, dress-up, toys, sports equipment, uniforms, books, DVDs, electronics, infant gear, maternity, outdoor play, bikes, furniture, and more. Clothing must be free from stains, tears, pulls, fading and excessive wear. We cannot accept items recalled by the CPSIA or items that we deem are not in very good to excellent condition. In addition, toys, videos, or clothing depicting violence or profanity will not be accepted. Please refer to our Guidelines – Accepted Items page for more specifics. Any item that does not meet our strict criteria will be sent home at check-in. Items checked in that do not meet our strict criteria and “sneak by” will be pulled from the sales floor.
Is there a limit to the number of items I may consign?
There is no limit to the total number of items you can consign, however right now we have a limit on several specific items. Please refer to our Guidelines – Accepted Items page for more specifics
Do I need an appointment to drop-off items?
Yes! For the Fall 2018 Sale we are requiring that everyone schedule an appointment for the drop-off. This will will further enable us to check incoming items more thoroughly and ensure the high standard of products that we strive for at every sale!
To schedule an appointment for a Drop-Off Appointment, please contact Becca @ 616-450-8140 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
**There will be NO open drop-off during this Fall/Winter 2018 Sale! You MUST make an appointment!**
Please see the Drop-off & Pick-up page for further information and times.
Why are you so strict at check-in about quality? Why can’t I sell “play clothes”?
Our shoppers have very high expectations and come to our sale to purchase in-style, gently used items at reasonable prices. Our newly trained inspection team is well-trained on what to look for in the quality items we pride ourselves on having in our sale. Before you tag it, consider if you would buy it. Please don’t be offended if we turn away some of your items. Keeping our quality level high is vitally important for the integrity of the sale. Think Upscale, Not Garage Sale. Our inspection team is available to help you during the check-in process should you have any questions!
Do consignors get to shop early?
Yes! Consignors shop before the public but after the volunteers. Please visit our Sale Schedule page for the specific times. Want to shop earlier still? Then volunteer to work a shift during the sale. Click here for more details.
Can I bring a guest to the Pre-Sale?
Yes, you can. Each consignor will receive one Guest Pass for ONE adult to be admitted into the Pre-Sale. These guests will shop at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 21st while consignors will shop beginning at 4pm on Friday, September 21st. Consignors can purchase additional Guest Passes for $25 that can be purchased at drop-off.
**No children under 16 will be allowed during the Pre-Sale. Please make arrangements for your children during this time. **
Please try to adhere to this request. We want this to be a time for you as the consignor to enjoy a reward from all your hard work! You have lots of time to plan ahead to find accommodations for your children ahead of time, so please do so! Treat yourself to a quiet evening of shopping and leave the kiddos at home!
Who does the pricing?
You pick your own price! We provide guidelines in case you need a little help determining the value of your items. Please visit our Prepping Your Items page if you have questions. Jack & Jill/Sweet Repeats has a minimum price on all items of $3 for Fall/Winter Sale and a $2 minimum for the Spring/Summer Sale. Please remember that clothing must be currently in-style and that most boutique and designer labels will bring a higher price. As a general rule, you should price things ¼ – 1/3 of their original retail price. You are the best judge—price an item for no more than you would be willing to pay for that same item. You will also decide if each item is discounted for our half-price days. If you would like to consult one of our experience consignors on how to price your items! We are happy to help you make this a successful sale for your checkbook, so reach out to email@example.com and we can help you!
How do I tag my items?
Once you have your consignor number registered with MyConsignment Manager, you will use your user name and password to log into your account and click “Enter My Tags” to get started. With our custom online barcoding system, you will enter the information for your tags. Once you are done, you can then print these tags using your desktop printer. Tags are formatted to print out 8 tags per 8 ½ x 11 page on. Please make sure your printer is set on “draft” or “normal” print setting. Remember, you must use white or light-colored cardstock paper (60-67 lb.) for the barcode scanners to work properly! We are unable to accept tags printed on thinner, standard copy paper as paper tags are too easily torn and then lost. You can find 8½ x 11 cardstock paper at Office Depot or your local office supply store. See Prepping Your Items page.
Can I hand-write my tags?
Sorry, but all items must be tagged using the MyConsignment Manager system. Your tags will print with a barcode on them, which we will scan at checkout. The system is very easy to use and makes the entire sale process go much faster.
Is there a deadline to enter and print my tags?
Yes, each sale has its own deadline which is usually the last day of drop-off. After that time, the sale will “close” so we can run the system and consignors will no longer have the ability to tag items.
How do I hang my items?
Jack & Jill/Sweet Repeats requires the use of heavy duty wire hangers on most items—sizes 2T and smaller may use small, tubular children’s hangers. Hang tops and dresses as you normally would. Hang heavier items like jeans with 2-inch safety pins securely to the top of the heavy duty wire hanger!! Please see our Prepping Your Items page. Please DO NOT use plastic tubular hangers (they take up too much room on our racks), padded hangers or thin, flimsy wire hangers (the weight of the clothing bends them and clothing falls off). The ONLY exception for the plastic tubular hanger is for heavy winter coats. Your items must successful hang the duration of the sale, Flimsy wire hangers will not be accepted!
Where do I find hangers?
You can locate wire hangers at local discount stores, local dry cleaners, or garage sales. If you need a larger quantity of hangers, you can purchase them online (U-Line is reasonable) or search Craigslist and garage sales. REMEMBER: Hangers will become scarce around sale time, so don’t wait until the last minute to get your hangers!
Do I get my hangers back?
At this time, all Jack & Jill/Sweet Repeats clothing items are sold with hangers, so we are unable to return hangers to consignors. However, any unsold clothing will be returned on the hangers.
**NEW FOR SPRING 2018** There will be a hanger and pin station for any shoppers that would like to remover their items and donate the pins and hangers back to the sale. A station for this will be located near the exit and will be monitored during the duration of the sale.
Should I let my items be discounted?
Each Jack & Jill/Sweet Repeats sale offers special discount days where items that are not “red dotted” will be discounted 50% on the day. While we encourage everyone to participate in the discount days, you have the option to NOT discount your items. Items that you do not wish to be discounted must be marked with a red dot (you’ll see this option in the tagging system). Be selective on items, especially clothing, that you red dot. We suggest that you let your clothing items sell during the discount sale days to make the most of your overall item sales. If the item is sentimental or special, mark the starting price up. Of course it is your decision, but we hear from consignors that later wished they had allowed their items to be discounted instead of dotting them. Remember, RED DOT items WILL remain full price during the days that customers are looking for those non- red dot, 50% off items. Be mindful of your items as your print your tags! If the tag isn’t red when it prints, please color it with a red marker!! The sale MUST honor the dot on the tag!
What percentage of my items can I expect to sell?
Most consignors sell approximately 80% of their items in sizes 2-8. For sizes under 24 months the percentage is lower due to the volume of merchandise received in this size range. People often receive infant clothing as gifts, hand-me-downs, etc. The older sizes (10-16) tend to sell at a lower percentage as children become pickier when they near the pre-teen and teen years. It’s rough we know. But what can you do? Remember, the higher quality, better priced items will sell first!
After the sale, do I have to sort through the racks to find my unsold items?
No, you do not. When you pick up your unsold items, your hanging garments will already be sorted by consignor number for easy pick-up. As time permits, we try to have all of the other items sorted, too. In the event that an item is unaccounted for, there is a lost and found area and a missing tags area for you to look through. See Sale Schedule for pick-up times. Remember—Jack and Jill/Sweet Repeats is NOT held responsible for any items that are lost, stolen or damaged during the sale! It’s VERY important that you tag and seal your items properly to ensure this doesn’t happen!
How long does it take to receive my check?
Your consignor check will be available when you pick up your unsold items. See Sale Schedule for pick-up times.
Will I know what items have sold?
Yes! The MyConsignment Manager system will allow you to track each item sold, not sold, or discounted throughout the sale. You can even log-in each night to see what items sold that day and your current sales totals.
When I consign my items, do I have to stay during the sale?
Not at all! That’s part of the beauty of the event! Our consignors drop-off items and put them out on the sales floor during the designated drop-off times—then they come back during the designated times to pick-up their unsold items. We do the rest! Please visit our Drop-off and Pick-up page for details and times.
What if I find that an item is missing?
We do our best to keep tabs on every item that comes through our doors. However, we CANNOT be held responsible for items lost before, during, or after the sale. The best defense against theft and loss is volunteers. The more help we have on the floor, the less opportunity people have to steal. See our Volunteer Information page.
How can I get my kids to eat brussel sprouts and spinach?
Sorry. We can’t help you there. But keep trying, and come sell your items with us at the next Jack & Jill Consignment Sale!