By Erin Huffstetler | 02/23/2019 | 10 Comments
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Participating in your first kids’ consignment sale, and not really sure how to price your stuff? I’m here to help you with that. Having participated in more consignment sales than I can count, I’ve learned a lot about how to price items for maximum sales and profit, and I’ve developed a pricing guide around what I’ve learned.
Printable Kids’ Consigment Sale Pricing Guide
You can print my Kids’ Consignment Sale Pricing Guide here, but before you do, I’d like to explain a few things about my pricing strategy.
- People are willing to pay more at consignment sales than they would at yard sales, but if you price your items too high, you’ll just end up carrying your stuff back home at the end of the sale. My price recommendations are all about hitting that sweet spot, middle-of-the-road-number that’s going to make both you and shoppers happy
- Baby clothes don’t sell well at consignment sales, (probably because baby showers fill that need for most moms), and my prices reflect that. If the sale you’re participating in limits you to a certain number of items, I’d recommend using your tags on other things first and then bundling several similar baby clothing items together to save tags and increase your chance of making a sale
- Baby gear does sell well – really well, in fact. So, you can ask more for it. This is true of large items in general. Outdoor play equipment is in high demand, and usually sells early in the sale
- Brand is everything, and needs to be factored into your pricing. I’ve included lists of good, better and best brands to help you figure out where your items fall in the consignment hierarchy
- Every consignment sale has it’s own personality, and it’s own rules. Brands that do really well at one sale may be on the “won’t accept” list at another sale. This is something you’ll just have to get a feel for over time
- Pricier neighborhoods, mean pricier sales. While I’ve done my best to create a pricing guide that works everywhere, you may need to adjust your prices up, if you’re participating in a swankier sale
- Consignment sales get TONS of inventory, so don’t expect everything you bring to sell. Do an honest assessment of everything that gets returned to you at the end of the sale. If it’s a good brand and it’s in good shape, try to sell it in the next sale. If you think you may have overpriced something, adjust the price, so it sells next time.
More Resources to Help You Get Ready for a Consignment Sale
- Consignment Sale Tips for Consignors
- How to Get Free Hangers for Consignment Sales
- How to Make Consignment Sale Drop-Off Easier
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