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How to SELL & MAKE MONEY!

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Register to Consign

Sign up NOW for your FREE JBF Kirkwood/Arnold account.  You can choose to consign and sell your items as well as sign up to help at the event to receive an extra percentage and to shop early too!

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Collect, Prep, and Tag

Gather your gently loved children's and maternity items, prepare them for the sale (refer to our helpful guidelines) and create tags using our online tagging system.  The system is open 24/7/365.  You can use your computer or mobile phone to create tags.  We have several helpful video tutorials to help with this process.  

Don't have the time to tag?  Sign up for our awesome VALET TAGGING Program!  See information below!

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Drop Off!

Bring your tagged items to the event during our consignor drop off times.  Once your items are inspected, you will place the items on the sales floor and then we do the rest!  You can watch your items sell in real time on our tagging system.  Just be aware it can be highly addictive! :)  Any items that you do not sell can be either picked up or donated to our charity partner, Feed My People.

Come back to shop our exclusive Consignor and Team Member presales!

 

 



CONSIGN WITH US

HOW TO CONSIGN WITH JBF

THERE ARE TWO WAYS TO SELL WITH JBF:

1. DIY Consignor

  • As a Consignor you set the price of each item you put in the sale.  JBF does offer pricing guidelines for you if interested.
  • Our FREE tagging site is always open, 24/7/365 and you can use your smartphone to tag. It's so easy!
  • NO UPFRONT FEES and you earn 60% of your sold items.
  • Team Members (who help at least 4 hours at the sale) earn 70% of their sold items!
  • Consignors get to shop before the public!  We have exclusive presales for Consignors and Team Members, another perk for consigning with JBF!

Click HERE to make a drop off appointment if consigning 300+ clothing & shoe items.  Please contact Tracy directly for a drop off appointment if you are consigning 500+ clothing/shoe items.

2. Sign up to be a Valet Consignor

  • Our Valet Taggers are moms just like you!  As a Valet Consignor you will clean, sort and box your items.  When your items are ready a Valet Tagger will meet you to collect your items.  They will prepare & tag the items, store them, take them to the sale and put them on the sales floor.  They do the work and YOU reap the rewards! Valet Consignors earn 45% of their sold items. 
  • There are no upfront costs.  A $25 Valet fee (this covers the consignor and supply fees) will be deducted from your check.
  • Your name will be on our consignor list to attend the consignor pre-sale. You can bring one friend to shop with you!
  • Valet Consignors who help at least 4 hours at the sale can earn an extra 5% on their sold items!
  • All items will be marked to reduce (for the 50% off sale) and items not sold at the end of the sale will be automatically donated to our charity partner, Feed My People.

Valet Service is open from May 15 - July 10 or until space runs out, whichever comes first.

Please contact Tracy for full program details and to reserve your spot.  tracywarren@jbfsale.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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HELPING AT THE SALE

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Join other smart & savvy consignors who help at the event in exchange for awesome perks!  We call helpers at the sale our Team Members.  In addition to being tons of fun, there are lots of great "perks" involved with being a team member.  We do ask that all team members consign at least 15 items. 

Team Members:

  • Shop FIRST! Shop our EXCLUSIVE presale a day before the public! The more you help the earlier you shop!
  • Earn 70% on sold items for helping a minium of 4 hours at the sale! Valet consignors earn 50% on sold items for helping a minium of 4 hours at the sale.   
  • Shop the Half Off sale FIRST, before we open to the public!

CALLING ALL MEN!!! Did you know there are Shifts that are perfect for you?  In these shifts men work setting up/taking down racks, shelves, moving large items, etc. This is a great option for women who can't help at the sale but still want to shop early.  Just send your husband, boyfriend, brother, or dad to help in your place! 

Presale Shopping Schedule

Wednesday July 31st
3:00pm - Team Leads

4:00pm - 8hr Team Members

5:00pm - 4hr Team Members

6:00pm - Consignors

7:00pm-9:00pm 1st Time Parents/Grandparents, Adoptive/Foster Parents, Military Families and Teachers
 

Friday August 2:  Half Off Presale Party!

6pm - 8pm  (This presale is for current Consignors/Team Members and their families).

 

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DROP OFF YOUR ITEMS

Tuesday July 30th-  2:00 pm to 8:00 pm AND

Wednesday July 31st-   9:00 am to 11:00 am

AT DROP-OFF EXPECT THE FOLLOWING:

  1. Check in at Welcome Desk
  2. Sign a Consignor Waiver
  3. Fill out a Car Seat Waiver and Crib Checklist if applicable
  4.  Pick up a donation slip to Feed My People if applicable
  5. Wait for an open inspector to check your clothes, shoes, car seats and strollers
  6. Check our Recall Binder for recalled items, especially baby equipment and toys
  7. After your items are inspected you may place the items in the designated areas on the sales floor.  Please allow 45 min to 1hr for this process depending on how many items your are consigning. (We recommended that you have your clothes sorted by size and gender in order to make the process go quicker for you)
  8. Drop off will close promptly at the times listed
  9. Come back and shop the Pre-Sale!
  10. Watch your sales grow with our real-time updates

 

 

PICK UP OR DONATE

Saturday August 3rd-  7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

AT PICK-UP EXPECT THE FOLLOWING:

  1. Check in at the Welcome Desk
  2. Wait for a Team Member to escort you to your items.  If you pick up your unsold items, they will be sorted by Consignor number for your convenience, please have your consignor number handy for the Team Member
  3. Go through each item to make sure they all belong to you
  4.  Look at the large item area and Missing Tag tables and let us know if you are missing any items
  5. Check Out, sign your pick-up form and turn in your pickup plate as you exit


At 8:31 pm, all remaining items are donated to our charity partner Feed People. Sorry, no exceptions! We do not have the ability to take items home for pick up at a later day/time. Thank you for your cooperation!

 

 

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ACCEPTABLE & NON-ACCEPTABLE ITEMS

Back to School Sale 2019

Acceptable Items:

  •     Baby/Children's sheets and blankets
  •     Dress Up & Halloween Costumes
  •     Fall & Winter Dresses
  •     Jeans & Pants
  •     Fall & Winter Shoes
  •     Long Sleeve shirts & Sweatshirts
  •     Jackets &  Winter Coats
  •     Snow Suits
  •     Toys
  •     Baby Equipment
  •     Nursery and Children's furniture
  •     Children's & Teen Books
  •     Games, Puzzles, Arts & Crafts
  •     Musical Instruments
  •     Gaming Systems
  •     Movies, DVD's
  •     Children's Room Decor
  •     Maternity Clothing

We will allow each consignor to bring 10 summer hanging clothing items such as short sleeve shirts, shorts and dresses.  We will not allow swimsuits, tank tops and summer shoes (crocs, flip flops and sandals).

Non-Acceptable Items:

  •     Recalled Items
  •     Handmade/Homemade items
  •     Drop Side Cribs
  •     Spring/Summer Sundresses
  •     Tank Tops
  •     Swim Suits
  •     Sandals, Crocs, Flip Flops
  •     Home Décor (aka Mommy Mart)
  •     VHS tapes
  •     Breast Pumps
  •     Used Pacifiers
  •   Stuffed Animals (unless they move or "do something with the exception of Kohls Cares for kids stuffed characters, Disney and Build a Bear
  •     Crib Bumpers of any kind
  •     All Bedding Sets- regardless of size
  •     Stained, Torn, or Broken Items

Please inspect all items for quality and ensure they are in working order prior to consigning them.

TAGGING OVERVIEW

Barcode Tags: JBF offers an easy-to-use online barcode tagging system, available FREE to all JBF consignors.  All you need to do is log in to your JBF Profile at www.jbfsale.com/kirkwoodarnold.  Once you are log into your profile click on Enter My Tags and you will go to the tagging site.  Our tagging site never closes!

IMPORTANT: Print bar-coded tags on cardstock. Nine tags, will print out with all information included.

Safety Pins: We recommend using the 1" or larger safety pins: no straight pins please.

Donating Unsold Items to Charity (optional): Please check the "donate" button on your inventory if you want to donate any unsold items at the end of the sale. Any items not picked-up during the scheduled consignor pick-up times will be donated.

DID YOU KNOW?: You do not have to donate all items, if there are some you wish to keep if they do not sell. Remember, too that we pull all donated items FIRST during breakdown and all items are picked-up by our local charity, Feed My People.

Pricing Your Items: You set your own price on all items, but price them to sell! Generally, items sell for 1/3 to 1/2 of the original price, depending on name brand and condition.

Better brand names, unique items, or high priced items usually bring more. Ask yourself, "What would I pay for this item? Please use $.50 price increments only (i.e. $6.00 or $6.50 rather than $6.99).

You set your own prices. Remember hanging items need to start at $3. All other items can start at .50 You must price in 50 cent and dollar increments. If your single hanging item will not bring $3 then match it will something else to bring your starting price to $3. We also recommend allowing your items to go half price during the half price sale.

Participating in Half Price Sale Day (optional): In your tagging account, you can select "reduce" if you wish to allow the item to be sold for a reduced amount during our half price sale. If you decide not to reduce an item, this will be denoted by a star that will print out on the tag. A "star" tag tells shoppers that the item will remain Full Price throughout the sale. Please be selective with the items you star, since items with no stars tend to sell better on the discount days. If you are donating your items at the end of the sale, please do not put a "star" on your tag because you will have a better chance of selling them.

Chargers and Batteries: Chargers must be included with all power toys, as well as the appropriate working batteries. Make sure to have working batteries in all of your items, all rechargeable batteries charged and then secure the chargers in a visible place for shoppers to test/see.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTS & CRAFTS, BOOKS AND GAMES

Please only bring kids, CURRENT parenting, homeschooling, and pregnancy books. We do NOT accept library books, adult novels or cookbooks. 

Games and puzzles must have all pieces.  (No "adult" content please.)  Check items to ensure they are in great condition.

Coloring and Sticker books need to be new and NOT USED.  Arts & Crafts need to have all the pieces for the project. 

Package:  Use clear, baggies or clear cling wrap (saran wrap) to hold multiple items together; Tie sets of books together with ribbon/string. 

Price to sell especially for books as there are always lots to choose from at the sale.

Tag:  When tagging books, please attach your tag to the book with clear tape that can be removed without damaging the item. Tape tag to the outside cover of glossy books and to the inside cover of books that will easily tear when removing the tag. Please do not use masking or double sided tape. Hole-punch JBF tag and tie to sets.

TOYS! TOYS! TOYS!

Ride-on toys, block sets, dolls, remote control cars, outdoor toys, learning toys, and more. All toys must be checked for safety recalls before consigning.  Clean all toys and baby equipment thoroughly.

Stuffed Animals:
Must be musical or animated ("do" something) or they will be pulled from the sales floor.  No beanie babies or used webkins.  Build-A-Bears must be accessorized or talk/sing.  We will accept Disney and Kohls Cares for kids stuffed animals and books.

Please test to make sure that toys and equipment are working properly. Battery operated toys must include working batteries (these can be purchased inexpensively at local discount stores).

Package:  Keeping tags and multiple items attached is essential for your items to sell. Bag all small parts belonging to toys/equipment in baggies and tape the bag shut with clear packing tape. Fasten the bag securely to the item with ribbon, tape, or zip ties. Items must include ALL working parts.

Price:  Price 50% - 90% off retail.

Tag:  Attach JBF tag directly to item with clear packaging tape or hole-punch JBF tag and tie it to item.

BABY EQUIPMENT & FURNITURE

Baby Items: Bibs, cloth diapers, bottles, small toys, bows, socks, etc. can be in clear Ziploc bags with the tag attached to the inside or outside of the bag.  You can use clear packing tape for securing the bags closed. This prevents 'little' hands from reaching in.

Baby Carriers sell better if they are hung and pinned to a hanger.

Infant Equipment:                                                          Exersaucers, swings, high chairs, changing tables, cribs (Manufactured AFTER June 28, 2011), strollers, bath seats, baby walkers, car seats & car seat accessories must be checked for safety recalls, must have all parts, and be in good condition.

Car seats, Bases and Booster seats MUST have one "year of life" left in them based on manufacturers guidelines.  So if it expires 2/1/21, it can be sold with JBF until 2/1/20.  It has one year of usable life left before it expires. Please bring in the instruction manual.  If you don't have one, you can print it from the manufacturer's website.  Save time at drop off and fill out a casr seat waiver in advance.  You can find a copy of the waiver at the bottom of this page in the Printable Information section. We must have a filled out car seat waiver in order to consign a car seat, base or booster seat.

Cribs:  Just Between Friends can only accept the consignment of cribs manufactured on or after June 28, 2011. Cribs manufactured from July 23, 2010 to June 28, 2011 may be consigned if the consignor provides a certificate of compliance from the crib manufacturer or retailer. Cribs manufactured prior to July 23, 2010 will not be accepted under any circumstance. Cribs that are unacceptable, for any reason, cannot be sold as toddler beds.  Save time at drop off by filling out your waiver in advance and bringing it with you. A Crib Waiver, can be found at the bottom of the page in the Printable Information section.

DVD's & ELECTRONICS

DVD's: Make sure the disc is in the case and not scratched.  Tape the case shut with clear packing tape. Sorry, we do not sell VHS tapes!

No rated R movies.

Expensive Electronics ARE safe to bring.  DS's, PSP's, etc all sell great!  No M for Mature ratings please!

Quality Matters!

SHOES

Shoes:  Don't forget the rain boots, cowboy boots and cleats!

We will be very selective with shoes during inspection so please make sure they are very clean, including the soles, and no scuffs or markings.  Shoes with dirt or mud will not be accepted.

Magic Erasers work WONDERS on shoes!!  A little bit of effort can add up to a lot of $ for you!

Tag:  Zip tie or use curling ribbon to attach shoes together.  Punch a hole in the top of your tag and attach the tag to the shoes with the ribbon.

Shoes are handled a lot at the sale, so be sure that tag is not going anywhere (except out the door after someone has bought it!).

Attach the tag to the shoes, NOT the box.  Boxes aren't necessary to sell shoes and we'd prefer you leave the boxes at home.

Avoid putting shoes in zip-lock baggies if possible.  They are more likely to sell when shoppers can see them better.

BEDDING, BLANKETS & TEXTILES

Please be selective when selling blankets, receiving blankets, burp cloths, and towels. New and barely used items sell best. Check carefully for stains; shoppers get very disappointed if they find a stain in a bundled blanket once they get home.

Package:  We recommend hanging blankets and towels.  Burp Cloths can be bagged.

Put sheets/blankets together in clear plastic bags. Secure the bag so that items do not get separated.


Price:  Price to sell!
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Tag: If sheets/blankets are in a plastic bag, attach tag securely with packaging tape to the inside of the bag and tape the bag shut. If sheets/blankets 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.

 

CLOTHING

NEW FOR THE BACK TO SCHOOL SALE!    All clothing items including onesies, leggings, swaddlers and sleep sacks need to be hung instead of packaged in clear baggies.  New underwear, socks and tights can still be placed in clear baggies.

We sell children's clothing Premie through Junior size and Maternity clothing as well.  When selling Junior clothing please bring current name brands such as Abercrombie, Hollister, Addidas, Puma, American Eagle, Nike, Under Armour, Pink, Vineyard Vines, etc.

Maternity clothing should be a Maternity brand and not just a larger sized clothing.

Our Back to School Sale is Fall and Winter clothing.    Be picky. Look at your clothing items as if you were going to purchase them. No stained or damaged items will be accepted.  Please freshly clean your clothing items. Replace missing buttons, sew loose hems and seams, and clip loose threads. Please button all buttons, snap all snaps, zip all zippers before you arrive at drop off. This will ensure that there are no defects in the clothing. The newer the item looks (and the better it smells), the better it will sell.

Package & Hang:  Hangers - Please hang clothes so the hanger hook points to the left (like a question mark).

Hang size 0-5T clothing on child-size hangers and sizes 6-juniors/maternity clothing on adult-size hangers.

Clothing that falls off the hanger onto the floor does not sell well.  Plastic tubular hangers or wire hangers are preffered.

Clothing Sets - Sets tend to sell better (under size 6) so match things up if you can.

Safety pin or use a tagging gun to attach clothing sets securely with bottom garment hung on the backside of the shirt, so both pieces can be viewed without separating them.

Pants/Shorts-Pant-clip hangers are great to use for these.

Onesies, socks, tights, hats and infant mittens need to be in a clear zip-lock bag (you may group multiple items in one bag). Please be sure to label your tag well so that customers know if the items are short-sleeve onesies or long-sleeve onesies.

Price:  Hanging Clothing - Put outfits/set together to price for at least $3.00; Start at $3 for basic, generic brand 0-24mo outfit. Add $1 each for larger size, name brand, formal, and heavy/winter.

Non-hanging Clothing - Put sets together to price for at least $3.00.

Tag:  Clothing on Hangers - Attach tag with a tagging gun or safety pin to the label of shirt or upper right front of pants. Insert the gun in a label or in the right underarm seam NOT through part of the clothing (to avoid making a hole or tear in the clothing). Also, pull on the tag to make sure it is properly secured and will not come off easily. Please make sure consignor tags are pulled out of the clothing so they are easily visible to the customers.

Non-Hanging Clothing: Please use tagging gun or safety pins to attach tags to onesies, socks, tights, infant mittens, and accessories. Be sure to also attach multiple pieces together. Then put these items into clear zip-lock bags. Tape the bag shut with clear packing tape.

INFANT ITEMS

Nursing Items, feeding items, monitors, safety items, diapering & toileting items, rattles, and more. Please check for safety recalls on all items that you consign.

Package:  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.

Price: Price at 1/3 of the retail price. Items in great condition tend to sell very well.

Tag: Attach JBF tag directly to item or clear baggie with clear packaging tape or hole-punch JBF tag and tie it to item or safety pin to item.

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VALET TAGGING

Are your kid's closets full of clothes and toys that they have outgrown or don't play with anymore?  Do you wish you had time to de-clutter their closets?  If so, then our Valet Tagging program may be the perfect option for you!  We have a team of JBF moms who will prep, price, tag and drop off your items at the sale.

Consignors who participate in the Valet Tagging program earn 45% of their sale price minus a $25 Valet Fee (consigning fee and a supply fee).  All fees are taken out of your check so there are no upfront fees to participate.

With our Valet program all items will be marked to reduce (for the 50% sale) and items not sold at the end of the sale will automatically be donated to our charity partner, Feed My People. 

By participating in our Valet Tagging program you are also invited to attend the Consignor Presale on July 31 at 6:00pm.  You may bring (1) guest with you to shop.  Valet Consignors who help at least 4 hours at the sale can earn an extra 5% on their sold items!

We will be accepting Fall and Winter clothing and shoes, as well as toys, books, games, puzzles, sports equipment, outdoor toys, infant equipment, baby gear, Maternity clothing and more!

Our Valet Service is open from May 15th to July 10th or until space runs out, whichever comes first.

Contact Tracy for full program details and to reserve your spot!   tracywarren@jbfsale.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TOP 10 SELLING ITEMS

These items ALWAYS sell well at JBF!

1. Strollers & Carseats
2. Pack-n-plays, Bassinets, Swings, Bouncy Seats
3. Cribs & Toddler Beds
4. Bicycles & Ride-On Toys
5. Outdoor/Indoor Play Structures
6. Toys & Sporting Goods
7. Books, DVDs, Games & Video Games
8. Clothing (baby, toddler, school age, teen & maternity)
9. Shoes
10. Infant Care Items

 

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Printable Information

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Contact

Tracy Warren

Event Coodinator

Just Between Friends, Kirkwood/Arnold

tracywarren@jbfsale.com

Call/Text: 314-498-9791