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How to Sell at JBF!

1.

Register to Consign

Sign up today to consign at our upcoming event.  You can sign up to help as well!  Consignors shop early!

2.

Collect, Prep, and Tag

Gather, prep and price your items.   Create your tags using our online tagging system.  We have a guide  to help with pricing. We've got helpful videos too!

3.

Drop Off!

Drop off your items at the sale.  Track your sales during the event.  Pick up any unsold items after the sale or donate them to our charity partners.



...and your check is emailed within two weeks!

Make some CA$H!

Our average consignor makes over $400 in sales!

Consignors make 60% of their sales, 70% (or more!) if helping at the event minus a $11 consignor fee.

Consignors:

  • Set the price for their items & decide if they are discounted during our half price day.
  • Receive a presale pass for themselves AND a friend to shop before the public.
  • Create and print their tags using our FREE on-line bar-coding system. You can also track your sales during the event.
  • Must have a minimum of 20 items or $100 worth of items however there is no limit to the number of items you can sell.

Register to Consign

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HELPING AT THE SALE

Login to Add Shift

The online Team Member scheduler will open on Thurs., Feb 15 at 9am!

Team Members

We would LOVE to have you join our team of over 300 consignors that help at our event!  We offer special “perks” just for our Team Members.

Consignor who join our team for 4 hours:

  • earn 70% of their items sales
  • shop early at the Thursday presale + earn a consignor friend presale pass
  • shop early at the 50% off presale on Saturday (bring your entire family to our Sale-a-bration (cake & raffles) during this presale.

Shifts are available in two and four hour increments.  The more hours you help the earlier you get to shop. Team members help with such tasks as event set-up, inspection, floor organization, safety checks, register, and breaking down the event.  Please bring your Team Member form with you to your shift.

Team Leaders

Team Leaders are the First to Shop the presale. 16 hour Team Leaders earn 75% of their items sales and 24 hour Team Leads earn 85%. To apply and learn more CLICK HERE.

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DROP OFF & PICK UP

Drop Off

Wednesday, April 18
12pm-1 pm - Consignors with more than 300 items that would prefer and appt. click HERE to schedule.

1pm-7pm - all consignors - no appt. needed

Bring the following to drop-off

Note: Consignors with more than 300 non-donated items are REQUIRED to participate in sorting for a minimum of two hours. Failure to fulfill these hours will result in a 10% penalty of sales. These hours do not count towards a higher % of sales. You can schedule your shift through our online scheduler.

Pick-up

Sunday,  April 22
5pm to 6pm (if we are done the sort early we will announce it on Facebook)

Pick-up takes approximately 30 minutes.  Items will be sorted by consignor number.

Items not picked up will be donated to our charity partners at 6:01.  Consignors will be charged a $10 fee for every 100 items left at the sale but NOT marked for donate due to the time it takes volunteers to sort the items.

CONSIGNOR PRESALES

Thursday,  April 19

(must have a presale pass)

  • 11:30 am Team Leads
  • 12:00 pm Twelve-Hour Team Members
  • 12:30 pm Eight-Hour Team Members
  • 1:00 pm Four-Hour Team Members
  • 2:00 pm Consignors + a guest
  • 6:30 pm Family Shop
  • 8:00 pm Doors Close

We do not allow children under the age of 12 or strollers at the presales until the 6:30 pm Family Shop. Nursing babies (under 12 months) that can be worn in a carrier, sling, or backpack are allowed. All adults must have their own pass.

Saturday,  April 21

50% Off Presale  (must have presale pass) - children welcome

  • 4:00 pm - Team Leads
  • 4:30 pm - Team Member Salebration (door prizes, cake, & more)
  • 5:00 pm - Consignors
  • 6:30 pm - Doors Close

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Baby & Children's Clothing

We accept seasonally appropriate clothing. (get a list of what we accept by season here)  We accept up to size 14 for boys and girls as well as junior girls. Clothing must be in excellent condition.

PRICING - We have a $3 minimum on clothing. If a single, hanging clothing item can't bring $3 on its own, we recommend pairing it with another item to bring the price up to $3.  SEE HERE for a pricing guide.

HANGERS –  All clothing must be hung except onesies & undershirts. We accept all types of hangers (plastic, wire, pant, shirt).  Hangers must fit the clothing appropriately.  Clothing under size five usually needs to be on child size hangers.  Sizes five and up should be on adult size hangers so they don’t end up on the floor.
Hangers can be found at stores like Walmart, Target, and Babies R Us, dry cleaners, or through our website.

ATTACHING TAGS/HANGING -  Clothes must be hung so the hanger looks like a question mark (?) if you are facing it.  The tag should be placed on the right hand shoulder/side of the garment or in manufacturers label if attaching it to the garment will damage it.  We will not accept clothing with holes due to tagging guns or safety pins.

Use tagging guns or large safety pins (not straight pins) to attach tags. Pin clothing sets securely together with pants hung on the backside of the shirt and pinned at the waist on the hanger so that both pieces can be viewed without unpinning them.

To view a video on how to hang clothing items CLICK HERE.

JUNIOR GIRLS – Teens are really picky so we will accept a maximum of 10 name-brand junior girl items (i.e. Hollister, Abercrombie, American Eagle) per consignor.   We will not accept clothing from stores that do not carry a junior line (i.e. Ann Taylor Loft, Banana Republic)

Maternity Clothing

Maternity clothing must be in excellent condition.  We accept all seasons of maternity items however we limit each consignor to 10 items (each hanger counts as one item)

Maternity clothing must be less than five years old as styles have drastically changed over the last few years.   

We accept the following brands: 

  • Gap
  • Liz Lange
  • Loft
  • Motherhood Maternity
  • Mimi
  • Old Navy
  • Pea in the Pod
  • Boutique brands

Please email Kelly if there is a brand that you want to sell that is not listed above

Please refer to the children’s clothing section above for additional clothing guidelines.

Shoes

There is not a limit to the number of shoes each consignor can bring to the sale however we are extremely PICKY. Shoes go through a strict inspection process during consignor drop-off.  We will accept:

  • Seasonally appropriate shoes and boots that are new or look like new.
  • Athletic cleats  that are clean and in good condition, even if they show a little wear.
  • Dance, tap and ballet shoes.

PRICING – We do not have a pricing minimum on shoes however we recommend starting at $3.00 for infant/toddler; Add $1 each for larger size, name brand, or heavy/winter.

PREPARING - Fasten shoes together with zip ties or ribbons. For infant shoes or small shoes without laces, you may put the shoes in a clear zip-lock bag. We prefer no shoe boxes. However, if shoes are in the box, please remove the lid, secure it to the bottom of the box, and secure the shoes to the box (closed boxes do not sell well).

Punch a hole in the top of your tag and attach the tag to the shoes with the ribbon, string, or zip tie. For infant shoes in a clear zip-lock bag, put the tag on the outside of the bag and tape the bag shut with clear packing tape (don’t tape over the barcode)

To view our video on how to prepare toys CLICK HERE.

 

Toys

We accept ride-on toys, kitchen sets, block sets, dolls, trucks &  cars, outdoor toys, learning toys, and more.

PREPARING

  • Items must be in working order, with batteries included ($1 per battery charge if replaced it at the sale)
  • Must be free of dirt, marks, dents, etc. Mr. Clean magic erasers work well on removing marks from items
  • Small parts should be bagged and taped to the main part of the item very securely. Use HEAVY packing tape as lighter tape does not always hold. Also, write your consignor # on the bag in case it gets separated from the item.
  • Use clear self-seal bags or clear cling wrap (saran wrap) to hold multiple items together 

Note: We DO NOT accept stuffed animals unless they are battery operated (lights, sound, music, etc)

ATTACHING TAGS:  Attach JBF tag directly to item with clear packaging tape or hole-punch JBF tag and tie it to item. Do not tape over the barcode as our scanners won’t read them.

Books, Games, Puzzles, Art & Crafts, DVDs, Electronics

We accept the following

  • Children's, parenting, homeschooling, pregnancy and child rearing books.
  • Arts & Crafts
  • DVDs (Rated: G, PG, and PG 13)
  • Music CDs and computer games
  • Board & Card Games
  • Gaming consoles, video games, handheld devices
  • Puzzles

PREPARING

  • Items must be in working order, with batteries included ($1 per battery charge if replaced it at the sale)
  • Must be free of dirt, marks, dents, etc. Mr. Clean magic erasers work well on removing marks from items.
  • Small parts should be bagged and taped to the main part of the item very securely. Use HEAVY packing tape as lighter tape does not always hold. Also, write your consignor # on the bag in case it gets separated from the item.
  • Games and puzzles should have all pieces and be taped closed. Puzzles that are not in boxes should have the pieces in a zip-lock bag.
  • Check all DVDs, computer games, and CDS to make sure the correct disk is included.
  • Use clear self-seal bags or clear cling wrap (saran wrap) to hold multiple items together; Tie sets of books together with ribbon/string.
  • Be sure that parts/games to video game systems (such as Vtech) cannot be separated or switched out at the sale. 

ATTACHING TAGS: 

  • Do not tape over the barcode when attaching tags as our scanners won’t read them.
  • A note about books: attach your tag to the outside of the book with clear tape or painters tape if clear tape will damage the books. You should price books aggressively as we get alot of them.

To view a video on tagging books, DVDs, and electronics CLICK HERE

Furniture & Equipment

We accept the following furniture and baby equipment

Furniture: Beds (toddler, twin), Dressers, Desks, Changing Tables, Bookcases, Cribs (CLICK HERE for guidelines)

Baby Equipment: Swings, High Chairs, Bouncers, Strollers, Walkers, and Carseats, Booster Seats, Carseat Bases (CLICK HERE for guidelines)

PREPARE:  If an item has multiple pieces use packaging tape, zip-ties, or string to keep items attached together. If wooden furniture has loose parts, use clear plastic wrap to secure item.  Batteries must be included, if applicable. ($1 per battery charge if replaced it at the sale)

ATTACHING TAGS:  Bring these items to the sale with the tags detached.  The tag will be attached at consignor drop off.
 

Bedding, Blankets & Textiles

We accept pillow cases, sheets, shams and receiving blankets.  We do not accept quilts, comforters, crib bumpers and sleeping bags.  We also accept towels, washcloths.

PREPARING: Put bedding/bedroom sets together in original packaging or in giant clear plastic bags. Arrange bedding sets inside bag so that shoppers can see all of the items as well as the design/pattern. Secure the bag so that items do not get separated. Bundle thinks like towels together with ribbon like a package (be sure multiple pieces cannot be separated).

ATTACHING TAGS: If bedding is in a plastic bag, attach tag securely with packaging tape and tape the bag shut (do not tape over the barcode). If items are bundled with string, attach tag directly to blanket and tuck it under the ribbon/string so that it does not easily get pulled off when shifting around during the sale.

Accessories

We accept most accessories (socks, hair accessories, belts, etc) all year round, if seasonally appropriate.  For example: we would not accept winter hats and gloves at or spring sale.

PREPARING: Accessories are typically packaged best in zip lock bags.  Package things like socks and hair accessories in lots.

ATTACHING TAGS:  Attach the tag directly to item or clear self-seal bag with clear packaging tape or hole-punch the tag and tie it to item. Do not tape over the barcode.

Mommy Essentials / Infant Esentials

We accept diaper bags nursing covers & pillows, feeding items, monitors, safety items, diapering & toileting items, and more.

Note: We do not accept breast pumps

PREPARING:  If item has multiple pieces use packaging tape, tagging gun, safety pins or clear self-seal bags to keep items attached together and clearly visible to shoppers. Batteries must be included, if applicable. ($1 per battery charge if replaced it at the sale)

ATTACHING TAGS:  Attach the tag directly to item or clear self-seal bag with clear packaging tape or hole-punch the tag and tie it to item. Do not tape over the barcode.

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No time to tag? Let us do it!

If you want to consign, but just don’t have the time, Valet tagging might be for you!  Valet Consignor receive 45% of their items sales (50% if helping for a minimum of four or hours at the event) less a $20 consignor fee.  Here is how it works:

To get started

  • You will need a consignor number, so if you don’t have one, click here.
  • Click here to request a Valet tagging slot.

Your VIP tagger will email you a few weeks before the event to set up a drop off appointment.  Prior to drop off you must:

  • Hang clothing items (a 25 cent hanger fee deducted from your final check for clothing items that are not hung)
  • Sort your items by gender and size
  • Complete a valet tagging agreement (get one here)

Once your items have been entered into the tagging website (you will have 24 hours to approve the tags).  Your Valet tagger will take your items to the event and place them on the sales floor.

A check will be mailed within two weeks of the end of the event.

Valet Tagging slots are limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis.  Valet Consignors must consign a minimum of 50 items.

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New Inspection Process

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508054ca4ab23a46-inspection1The new inspection process we piloted in spring 2017 was a HUGE success!  It expedited drop-off for all consignors. As a result, items will no longer be inspected during consignor drop-off.  All consignors will put their items directly onto the sales floor after being checked in.  Inspection will take place after consignor drop-off.  During inspection, unacceptable items will be pulled from the sales floor.  Consignors will be charged .50 for any item pulled from the floor.  

Top reasons that items are rejected at our sale:

  • Stained clothing
  • Scuffed shoes (all shoes must look like new)
  • Frayed pant legs
  • Missing buttons and zippers that don't work
  • Clothing and shoes that are not seasonally appropriate (see guidelines here)
  • Recalled items (see our safety page here)
  • Clothing priced less than $3.00
  • Bringing items to the event that we do not accept (e.g. VHS tapes, stuffed animals)
  • Items that are damaged or have missing pieces
  • Items that are out of style or dated
  • Items that are significantly overpriced

Consignors will not be charged if it is determined that an item was pulled due to something outside of their control (e.g. item fell on floor during the sale and became dirty). 

Please know that we do not want to charge consignors for unacceptable items.  If you have a question about what we accept please reach out to us at any time prior to the sale. Also, if you would prefer to be fully inspected prior to putting your items on the sales floor you can schedule and appointment HERE.

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Express Drop Off

Our Express Drop Off service is designed for consignors who tag their own items, but might not have time to drop them off. You simply make an appointment to bring your tagged items and consignor waiver to the event. When you arrive at the event you will be checked in on the computer --- you are then free to leave. There is no standing in line for inspection or putting your items on the sale floor. This process will take 10 minutes (or less!) - instead of the normal 30-45 minutes. (note: any item rejected during the inspection process will be discarded or donated to charity)

The fee for this service comes directly out of your check, so no out-of-pocket cost, just convenience! The fee is $10 for every 50 items (example 125 items = $30)

Express Drop Off
Wednesday, October 4 from 8:30am-7pm

We only have limited number of Express Drop Off slots available - slots are filled first come, first served. CLICK HERE to schedule an appointment.

 

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Contact

Kelly Hardy
KellyHardy@jbfsale.com
610-322-6605 (call/text)

Kate Horowitz
KateHorowitz@jbfsale.com
610-420-0327 (call/text)

Vendor Inquiries- SEE HERE

We are Kelly and Kate, sisters and best friends!

We get it!  Raising kids is expensive.   It seems like our kids grow in the blink of an eye.   We LOVE shopping at our event we think you will too!

JBF is recycling at it’s best!  Plus, we support many local children’s charities.