WHAT'S NEW?

As the sale continues to grow and evolve, we are constantly looking for ways to improve quality, shopping experience and the overall sale.  As we make these changes, we will be keeping a record here of the big ones.  For our returning consignors, our goal is to make it easy for you to find these changes quickly.

Spring 2017:

  • 4+ shift volunteers now shop 2 days before the public and one hour earlier than 3 shift volunteers. Shopping hours from 6-9 pm Tuesday of sale week.

  • 3 shift volunteers now shop 2 days before the public. Shopping hours from 7-9 pm Tuesday of sale week.

  • 1-2 shift volunteers shop from 12-9 pm on Wednesday of sale week. 3+ shift volunteers are also able to shop during these hours.

  • Consignors now shop from 2-9 pm on Wednesday of sale week.

  • New Mom/Parent presale is now from 5-9 pm on Wednesday of sale week.

  • We now offer a presale for a limited number of our mailing list fans from 6-9 pm on Wednesday of sale week. Registration is required. See our CALENDAR page for more information on this and all presale changes.

  • We now offer a VIP presale from 7-9 pm on Wednesday of sale week. See our CALENDAR page for more information on this and all presale changes.

  • Now that the sale has grown to consistently over 250 consignors per sale, we no longer are offering a paid hanging service.

  • We offer a presale to our half off sale. This presale is open to those who volunteer for 4 or more shifts.

  • Bringing in 5 brand new laptops and looking to expand the number of registers open.

  • Drop off days now available on Monday evening, Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Most Monday drop off appts will be limited to returning consignors who have a high sell through rate and who do not have a history of large numbers of rejected items due to quality issues.

 

Spring 2016:

 

  • Improved drop off processes:

 

WHAT DOES THE NEW DROP OFF LOOK LIKE?

 

You'll come to the back parking lot of the fair grounds. Drive around to the back side of the building, it's actually the front side of the building, but we like to mix things up, keep them exciting.

 

I'll (Stacie) meet you out there by your car.

"Hey! Great to see you. Dropping off? Do you have your forms ready to go? (yes? Yay for you! That’ll save you time) (No, I'll give them to you, and you can fill them out before you drop off)

 

 

"Are your items ready to go in the 4 main drop off areas? 
1. Baby Gear, and other big gear. 
2. Clothes (rubber banded together around the hangers in groups of about 10 or so)/ shoes MAKE SURE TO SEPARATE BOUTIQUE, OUTERWEAR, SWIM, AND COSTUMES. They have their own sections) 
3. Other items (bedding, bathing, diapering, feeding, accessories, and everything else that doesn't fit in the other 3 groups) 
4. Toys (books, games, and puzzles too)

 

 

"Here is your color coded number. When Shannon and Janelle are ready for the red group, you'll go in numerical order. They will get you checked in, make sure your shift count is correct, get you your gift card if you earned them, and your pre-sale pass."

 

 

Then, you'll park and start getting your items out and ready to go while you wait for it to be your turn. If you haven't rubber banded, or sorted into the 4 sections, or have your hangers the wrong way, then you'll fix that before you go check in with Shannon and Janelle.

 

You'll talk to Shannon or Janelle, then drop your items in the marked areas, and be on your way. The volunteers will put everything away and organize it. So, if you have everything prepped and ready, your appointment will be really quick.

 

  • NEW and IMPROVED RESTOCKING:

 

To be sure we have enough time to get the registers set up for our presales on Wednesday, we will disable regular tagging entry on Tuesday, 4/12 at 9 am.

 

The AWESOME news is that the TAGGING CAN NOW CONTINUE!!!

 

Once we disable the regular tagging, the sale will enter it's "restocking inventory period".

 

Here is how it will work:

 

▪ Log into your consignor homepage and choose "Work with my consigned items" as you normally would.
▪ When you are directed to the inventory area menu, you will now have the option to "work with restock inventory".
▪ On the restock inventory screen, ONLY restock items are shown, so the first time you access this screen there will be nothing there. NOT TO WORRY! All your other items that you already entered have been downloaded at the point. They are NOT missing. They are just now onsite at the sale ready for ringing up your tags.
▪ The restock inventory screen is very similar to the normal inventory entry screen and works in the exact same way.
▪ When you are ready to print tags for the restock items, you do that in the exact same way.
▪ You will have a new inventory report that you can print that will list only restock items.
Please note: We will be downloading your restocking inventory periodically. Once it is downloaded, you will not be able to edit those items. Please try to keep your inventory up-to-date as you enter it during the "restocking inventory period".

 

You will be able to drop off for restocking from:

 

▪ 7:30-9 pm on Wednesday
▪ 12 - 8 pm on Thursday and Friday
▪ 9 am - 1 pm on Saturday

 

*If you are dropping off for restocking, just check in at the registers (hopefully we'll have a sign up) and we will get your stuff on the floor and get you on your way! Easy peasy!

 

Restocking is intended to be for replenishment only. Please sign up for and plan to attend a drop off appointment on Tuesday or Wednesday.

 

Dropping off Tuesday? Enter more stuff Tuesday night and bring more in Wednesday evening before we open on Thursday!

 

  • Clarification on having friends/family volunteer on your behalf - We LOVE providing perks to have you help us help sell your items! And we love when you have friends and family help you earn more perks! The additional $10 gift cards as perks once you hit 4 shifts work is one perk that is for you only. Meaning, the volunteer getting the credit (gift card) is the one who must work the actual shift to earn the gift card. If your family or friends want to help you earn gift cards, let us know and we'll let you know how many they will need to work to start earning you the extra gift cards.

 

  • New pricing minimums - We attended a national conferenc e of consignment sale owners and talked a lot about various ways to make improvements. One suggestions that a lot of sale owners recommended was to have at least a $2 minimum for all items. Most saw an increase in the quality of items brought to their sales. As the sale grows and rack space becomes more "valuable" we want to make sure that the quality continues to improve and we're using our space wisely! Have items that might not be worth $2? Make a set! Or donate!

 

Fall 2014:

 

  • As of Spring 2017, we no longer offer a hanging service. Hangers - At the last minute at our spring sale we announced that we no longer had access to free hangers that we were able to recycle from a local online retailer. We thought about all the different options on hangers and came up with the option to pay a small fee to have us hang your items for you. Want to know all the details? Check out our HANGERS page. 

 

  • FOUR shopping days! This is great news for sellers AND shoppers! ONE more day of selling to maximize your checks. One more day of shopping to maximize the deals for our shoppers. It's truly a WIN-WIN! We well open for shopping to the public on Thursday morning on October 2nd. Presales will occur Wednesday, October 1st.

 

  • Itemized receipts! We did a pilot rollout of thermal printers last spring and finally got every register running our new printers. They print quickly so that you can take your receipt home and relive all the great deals and brag to family and friends!

 

  • CELEBRATE our 9th SALE! Did you know we already have an awesome rewards program for referrals? We have added some extra bonuses to our referral program for this sale. For every referral, earn either $9 in Sweet Repeats gift certificates OR have $6 added to your check! AND, for every FIVE (5) referrals, earn an iPod Shuffle! No limit to either reward!

    • A referral is a consignor who brings at least $100 in inventory to the sale.

    • Referrals enter “Other” as how they heard about us, and then enter your name. If that didn’t happen, then email Stacie@sweetrepeatsale.com and she will fix it. 

    • Have a preschool, MOPS or MOMS group or other organization that wants to earn some $$, we also offer this as a fundraiser for your groups, too! Groups or organizations will receive a check.

    • The shuffle promo is retroactive. Email Stacie with the names, and we’ll make sure we have it documented correctly. (Referrals from past sales earn $5 gift certificate; we can make sure those accurate and paid out as well).

    • The more consignors we have, the more great stuff - and the more word spreads which means more shoppers! It's a big win all around! Want to make it easy to convince your friends to take the plunge and give it a go? Host a tagging party! Make it fun!

 

Spring 2014:

  • CELEBRATE our 8th SALE! Did you know we already have an awesome rewards program for referrals? We have added some extra bonuses to our referral program for this sale. For every referral, earn either $8 in Sweet Repeats gift certificates OR have $8 added to your check! AND, for every FIVE (5) referrals, earn an iPod Shuffle! No limit to either reward!

    • A referral is a consignor who brings at least $100 in inventory to the sale.

    • Referrals enter “Other” as how they heard about us, and then enter your name. If that didn’t happen, then email Stacie@sweetrepeatsale.com and she will fix it. 

    • Have a preschool, MOPS or MOMS group or other organization that wants to earn some $$, we also offer this as a fundraiser for your groups, too! Groups or organizations will receive a check.

    • The shuffle promo is retroactive. Email Stacie with the names, and we’ll make sure we have it documented correctly. (Referrals from past sales earn $5 gift certificate; we can make sure those accurate and paid out as well).

    • The more consignors we have, the more great stuff - and the more word spreads which means more shoppers! It's a big win all around! Want to make it easy to convince your friends to take the plunge and give it a go? Host a tagging party! Make it fun!

  • Incentive for EARLY REGISTRATION!  Register to consign by January 7th and get 10% OFF!  The standard $10 registration fee will be $9 until January 7th, so sign up now to get the discounted price!  Plus, as our sale grows, we are reaching maximum capacity.  We may have to cut off registration at 200 or 250 consignors, so be sure to get your spot.

 

Fall 2013:

  • EXTRA PERKS! We value all our volunteers. Tremendously. However, each sale, we have a number of volunteers who either like the sale, the other volunteers or us so much - or just like to get out of the house that they work a LOT of shifts! We have been racking our brains on how to reward those who come live at the sale for a week with us, so this is what we've come up with:

    1. For each shift worked in excess of three (3), volunteers will earn an additional $10 gift card. Unlimited! Starts with the 4th shift worked.​2. For volunteers who work a minimum of three (3) shifts, we will be starting a presale for our HALF off day! We will have times available Saturday evening and Sunday morning to come preshop the 1/2 off items that will go on sale to the public on Sunday at 10 am.
    *For the HALF off presale, 3+ shift volunteers will be able to shop (and make purchases) from 6-7 pm on Saturday and/or have early entrance to the sale on Sunday at 9 am.

  • We will have to change the process for collecting registration fees.  Beginning with the Fall 2013 sale, we will now require registration fees to be prepaid (not refundable).  We have enjoyed offering the ability to have registration fees deducted from the consignor checks at the end of the sale. However, each sale, our percentages of "no-shows" has grown, to the point that we can not properly prepare for how many sellers and how many items will actually show up to the sale. We also need to keep spots open for those who are committed to participating. Our goal is to reduce the percentage of "no shows" by collecting these non-refundable upfront.  We will offer ways to lower the fee through early registration and also through volunteering, so stay tuned!

  • Incentive for EARLY REGISTRATION!  Register to consign by July 31st and get 20% OFF!  The standard $10 registration fee will be $8 until July 31st, so sign up now to get the discounted price!  Plus, as our sale grows, we are reaching maximum capacity.  We may have to cut off registration at 200 or 250 consignors, so be sure to get your spot.

 

Spring 2013:

  • THIS PROMOTION HAS ENDED!  WE WILL BE OFFERING NEW WAYS TO LOWER YOUR FEES FOR FALL 2013.....NEW way to earn $5 off your registration fee!!!  Previously, we gave a $5 discount to the first 50 to register to consign. We are changing it up!  We will be awarding a $5 discount to the first 50 to enter a minimum of 15 items AND value of at least $100 into our inventory.  As you work on creating your tags, we'll be monitoring the inventory online and will award this discount as it is earned. We will no longer award a $5 discount to the first 50 consignors who register for the sale.

  • We've listened to suggestions and used our experience to improve Categories and Sizes used when creating tags and setting up the sale.  If you are a returning consignor and have items to reactivate from previous sales, you may notice changes to the categories and sizes previously assigned to your items.  You may want to check and update as needed.  Your tags will still scan and do not need to be updated.

  • We are working on plans for new sorting and end-of-sale pick up procedures.  STAY TUNED!  Make sure that you check back and know what we have planned.  We will send out emails, update the website and update facebook once we have the plans finalized.

  • We are updating our tag style. We had switched to a smaller tag, to enable printing 10 tags (instead of 6) per sheet of cardstock.  We are moving to a larger tag with more easily understood information and pictures to help improve the speed of our lines and with post-sale sorting.  If you are a returning consignor and reactivating tags from a previous sale, your tags will still scan properly.  However, if you'd like to switch to the new tag, you are more than welcome!

  • In the future, we may be setting limits on the number of items allowed for clothing sizes 24 months and under.  Until we do, it's still wise to save tagging time and only bring your best items that have a high chance of selling!  Creative ideas will include making sets & outfits (each set or outfit will only count as one item).  

  • All items that are found to be damaged or stained (or that would otherwise be rejected and pulled from the sales floor) will be marked or stamped to be sold at any time during the sale as 1/2 off.  These items will be sold as play clothes or play shoes.  We are very prudent in this process and truly only stamp items that we would otherwise keep out on the sale floor to sell.  Often, in the lighting of our homes and during the process of preparing items, a few "overly loved" items can sneak in with all the good stuff.

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