Consignor FAQ

  • What are the benefits of consigning?

    1. You get to set your own price and you earn 60%  of the sales price.  It feels great to clear out the children’s items you no longer need, know that someone else will get to use them, and you make more money than you would selling them in a yard sale or a secondhand store.
    2. All you have to do is upload a picture and description of your item on our website.  We will let you know which items have sold so that you may tag them and drop them off after the online sale is over.  We take care of the advertising, the facility and the sale itself.
    3. You get to shop early!  Consignors shop before the general public.

    What percentage of my sales do I earn as a Consignor?

    You will receive  60% on every item sold.  

    What is the $12.00 fee for?

    The $12.00 fee helps to offset some of the facility, advertising and insurance costs. The participation fee is paid on a per event basis and is non-refundable and non-transferable.  It is paid via Paypal at the time of registration.

    What items may I consign?

    You may consign anything related to children as long as it is in very gently used condition. Clothing (girls’ sizes newborn through Youth Size 16), children’s furniture, children’s equipment, and maternity items are accepted. 

    Is there a limit on the number of items I can consign?

    Since we are online, and don’t have space restrictions, we are not limiting the number of items.  

    When is the deadline to enter items into the database?

    Fall 2022 deadline is Tuesday, October 4  at 8:00 pm

    When is consignor drop off?

    Fall 2022: Wednesday, October 5 and Thursday, October 6

    When do I receive my earnings?

    Payments will be sent electronically via PayPal within 14 days of the end of the sale. 

    How can I shop early?

    Consignors will receive a ticket to the pre-sale during drop-off 

    What about seasonal items?

    We accept items that are appropriate for the Fall and Winter season.  Shorts, sandals and tank tops are not accepted.

    How do I price my items?

    We suggest you price your items roughly 20-50% of their original retail price, depending on their condition.  For designer and name-brand items you can price closer to 40% of the original retail price.  Any new items with tags still on them can be priced for as much as 50 – 60% of the original price.  See Pricing Guide for more information.  These are just recommendations, not a mandate.  Pricing is entirely up to you.  We do require that all items be priced for at least $3.00 – group like items together if necessary.

    How do I tag my items?

    We have a very simple barcode system that allows you to electronically enter all of your items.  See How to Tag page for more information.

    Can I print my own tags?

    Yes!!! All tags must be printed on white cardstock (60 lb. or heavier).  Please note, each item needs to have a unique item number and thus photocopying a sheet of tags is not acceptable.  See the  How to Tag page for more information.

    How do clothing items need to be delivered?

    All clothing items need to be on hangers.  Please factor the cost of the hangers into the price of your items. See How to Tag page for more information.

    When and where do I drop off my items?

    You will deliver your items to Daystar Academy during the designated drop-off period.  Please see Dropping Off for more details.

    Can I work to earn a higher percentage? 

    There will paid opportunities to work the event.  They will be posted within two weeks of the event.

    Is the Online event system the same as the one used for the in person events? 

    No.  We are using a different system for our online.  The new system is super easy,  uploading on your phone is a breeze (you may use your computer too).

    Is my consignor number the same as the online event?

    No, they are different.  If you are new to consigning with us in-person, you will receive a new consignor number when you register to consign.

    Does my clothing need to be on hangers at drop off? 

    Yes!  All items must be on hangers.  Please refer to our how to tag page for more detailed instructions.

    What kind of supplies do I need for the in-person event? 

    A computer or phone to upload items. Hangers for clothing items and baggies to hold small accessories that belong with larger toys or items, card stock paper, safety pins, painters tape to use on non-bagged items that could be damaged when tape is removed  (books, games, puzzles, etc.) and a dark colored sharpie to write on the tape!  

    Do I have to tag every item?

    Yes, every item that is for sale needs to have its own barcode and tag.  We scan each item at checkout, the barcode lets us know that the item belonged to you.

    Will I be able to track my items during the sale? 

    You will be able to see all of your sold items on your consignor homepage at the end of every evening.  This information is not in real-time.  I upload it every evening after we close for the evening.  

    What happens at Drop Off?  

    You will bring your items to us on the designated drop off day (you’ll sign up for a time later!),  Drop off can be quick & easy if you are organized!  Visit our Drop Off page for all of the details.

    Do I need to pick up anything after the event?

    If you choose not to donate all of your unsold items,  you will need to register for a pickup time.  All unsold items are sorted according to consignor number. Your items will be all together when you pickup.

     

     

     

October 6-8: Live and In-Person!

Pre-sales: Thursday, October 6

Public Event: Friday, October 7

Half-Price Sale: Saturday, October 8

 

Daystar Academy – 1550 S. Dearborn St., Chicago