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Fall 2018 Consignment Directory – The “Business” of Consigning

Fall 2018 Mid-South Children’s Consignment Sale Directory

Sweet sweet summertime. Maybe you have just gotten into your summer-time grove of pool, snacks, sunscreen and playdates, on the repeat… or maybe, by now, you’re just over summer altogether. It won’t be long before those kiddos of yours are back in school or MDO and you can say “Tag! Your it!” to the teachers that will soon be “blessing” your kids all day long. When all those back-to-school signs go up in the aisles of Target, you know what time it is! It’s Fall Consignment season here in Memphis. If you missed my previous Spring and Fall posts about getting in on the fun and navigating the consignment sale commotion, you can check them out here on the Memphis Moms Blog site: Spring 2017, Fall 2017 and Spring 2018.

In my first few posts on children’s’ consigning, I focused on how to get started, supplies needed, tagging tips, and seasonal considerations of selling your treasures. Last January I shared about how you can make the most of your time, energy, and available resources while consigning. This edition, I share about how it has become a family business. To me, it’s a real job.

In the last 4 years of being an active consignment mommy in the Mid-South circuit, I now consider this a second (actually a third job). I treat consigning as a family business. I track expenses related to it and tally income after sales. I also deduct the percentages that non-profits keep as taxable donations (please consult your advisor for any special circumstances but it’s a real thing).

This past January, I decided to set a personal “business” goal of bringing in $800 in total sales for the Spring sale “season” if you will. From February until around mid-March, I carefully planned my participation options and strategically picked the sales that I wanted to register for. I picked the sales with the highest percentage return (80%-85%) and made sure I registered for them first. After looking at them on my sale planning calendar, it turned out 3 of my major (and favorite) sales were all on the same week. I called it my “Consignment Sale trifecta” weekend.

Challenge – accepted!

In a matter of about 8-10 days, I managed to sort, enter into inventory, tag, deliver and pick up my remaining inventory at 3 different consignment sales and GET PAID. By Spring Break, I had made $778.00. The end-of-school uniform swap put me over my goal by about $45. That’s $850.00 in your pocket for selling things you don’t wear or play with anymore.

Consignment is a great way to purge a large quantity of items at one time without haggling with people over price, opening your home to strangers or driving to a “meet” location. The process is fairly easy once you get the hang of online item entry, the various tagging processes and item limits from sale to sale. My advice is to choose 1 and try it out. Pick a smaller church sale and enter 30 or so items to sell. Rule of thumb, 60-70 of your nicer quality items will do better than 100 average quality ones. I promise you will be pleased with the results. And don’t forget you can deduct your sales on taxes (what they take, if they are from a non-profit organization.)

Here is what you need to know about Fall/Winter consigning.

  • Holiday outfits.
  • Fall colors, plaid, pumpkins, corduroy and tulle!
  • Costumes and dress up wear
  • Winter formal dresses
  • Coats, Coats, Coats
  • Toys…. People love to stock up on great condition toys in the Fall for Christmas
  • Sports equipment and gear and licensed team gear
  • Homeschooling supplies and educational videos/cd’s. Consignment sales are a great place to pick-up supplementary workbooks and learning materials.

Here is what you need to get started.

  • Merchandise tagging gun. I promise you will thank me.
  • Hangers ($ store plastic kid-sized hangers are perfect)
  • Large safety pins (NOT the $ store kind)
  • Rubber bands / zip-ties
  • Masking tape and clear packing tape
  • Sharpie pens
  • Ziplock bags – in assorted sizes
  • Heavy cardstock or hanging tags like these:  Merchandise Tags

August

Sweet Repeats
Sale Dates: August 13th – 19th, 2018
Location:  6645 Poplar Ave, Ste 110, Germantown, TN 38138 (old Jos A. Banks location)
Contact: [email protected]
Consignor Percentage: $10 fee and receive 50% – 65% depending on your tagging/entry method
Item Limit: minimum of 10 items, excluding large items.
Tagging Service: Yes. You earn 55% if you drop off and they tag. You earn 50% if they pick up from your home.

Emmanuel Clothing Sale *proceeds benefiting local missions
Sale Dates: Consignor only August 13, Public sale:  August 14-18 (half-price, Friday and Saturday) 
Location: 2404 Kirby Road, Memphis, TN 38119
Contact: [email protected]
Consignor Percentage: 70%
Item Limit: 200 items
Tagging Service: No
*Unsold items can be magically entered into GUMW sale via online transfer.

Second Blessings Children’s Consignment Sale *Private residence
Sale Dates: August 16th – 18th, 2018
Location: 2052 Cranbrook Drive, Germantown, TN 38138
Contact: [email protected]
Consignor Percentage: $5 fee and 65%
Item Limit: 10 item minimum – no max
Tagging Service: Yes. You prepare tags and they will attach for you at the location.

Germantown UMC Children’s Clothing Sale *proceeds benefiting missions
Sale Dates: August 24th – 25th, 2018
Location: 2333 West Street, Germantown, TN 38138
Contact: [email protected]
Consignor Percentage: 70%
Item Limit: 200 item limit
Tagging Service: No
*Prefer to have tags pinned to shoulder. Do not use tagging gun.

Sycamore View Consignment Sale *proceeds benefiting missions

** New this year ONLINE registration!!! No pre-registration meeting required
Sale Dates: August 24th – 35th, 2018
Location: 1910 Sycamore View Road, Memphis, TN 38134
Contact: [email protected]
Consignor Percentage: 70% – 84%
Item Limit: 200 items
Tagging Service: No
*Wire hangers only!

September

Children’s Clothing Exchange
Sale Dates: September 5th – 9th, 2018
Location: 1134 N. Germantown Parkway Suite 101, Cordova, TN 38016
Contact: [email protected]
Consignor Percentage: receive 65%
Item Limit:
Tagging Service: Yes. They will tag if you bring in the items and printed tags.

Highland Children’s Clothing Sale  *proceeds benefiting missions

Sale Dates: September 14th – 15th, 2018
Location: 400 N. Houston Levee Road, Cordova, TN 38018
Contact: [email protected]
Consignor Percentage: 75% – 85% (Highest return if you volunteer)
Item Limit: 75 hanging items – 50 other
Tagging Service: No

Rhea Lana’s – Germantown / Collierville
Sale Dates: September 14th – 16th, 2018
Location: Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road, Memphis, TN
Contact: [email protected]
Consignor Percentage: $10 fee and receive 70% – 80%
Item Limit: Minimum of 15 up to 300 items
Tagging Service: VIP Consigning –they do it all and you earn 40% of sales

Blue Door Exchange  *Private residence
Sale Dates: September 16th – 20th, 2018
Location: 4227 Amber Lane, Memphis, TN 38111
Contact: [email protected]
Item Limit: No item minimum or maximum. Over 100 items please call first.
Tagging Service: Yes. They sort, inventory and tag all your items for you.

Lil’ Blessings
Sale Dates: September 28th – 29th, 2018
First Baptist Church – Olive Branch
Location: 9155 Highland Street, Olive Branch, MS
Contact: [email protected]
Consignor Percentage: $5 consignor fee and receive 70%
Item Limit: More than 300 items must reserve 2 drop off appointments
Tagging Service: No

Rhea Lana’s – North Mississippi
Sale Dates:  October 3rd – 6th, 2018
Location: Olive Branch Shrine Club, 9765 Goodman Road, Olive Branch, MS
Contact: [email protected]
Consignor Percentage: $10 fee and receive 70% – 80%
Item Limit: Yes. Juniors 15 items, infants 25 items, maternity 15 items.
Tagging Service: Yes. VIP Consigning –they do it all and you earn 40% of sales.

November 

Too Good to Be Through Consignment (Brighton, TN)
Sale Dates: November 6th – 9th, 2018
Location: Garland Community Center Gym, Brighton, TN
Contact: [email protected]
Consignor Percentage:  $10 fee and receive 65%-80%. Higher percentage if you volunteer.
Item Limit:
Tagging Service: No

No Date Set

Rhea Lana’s – Greater Memphis

Looking for new owners to take on this franchise. 
Contact: [email protected]
Consignor Percentage: $10 fee and 70% – 80%
Item Limit: No item limit but prefers between 75-100 hanging items.
Tagging Service: VIP Consigning –they do it all and you earn 40% of sales

Mommy’s Secret Consignment Sale
Sale Dates:
Location: Landers Center, 4560 Venture Drive, Southaven, MS 38671
Contact: [email protected]
Consignor Percentage: 65% – 75%
Item Limit:
Tagging Service: Yes, kinda. They will actually BUY your inventory if you do not have time to sort, hang and tag.

Just Boys Consignment Sale *Private residence
Sale Dates:
Location: 320 South Grove Park Road, Memphis, TN 38117
Website:
Contact: [email protected]
Consignor Percentage:
Item Limit:
Tagging Service:

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One Response to Fall 2018 Consignment Directory – The “Business” of Consigning

  1. Hope MacDermant August 17, 2018 at 8:34 AM #

    Sweet Repeats dates are actually in September for the Fall

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