Why Consign with Trading Hands?

Why Consign?

Looking for a SIMPLE way to turn your kid’s clutter in cash?
Make $300 and sell it ALL in 3 days!

* No more Buy/Sell group hassles! *
* Sell it ALL at once! *
* Higher % than consignment stores offer! *
* YOU name your prices! *
* No haggling on prices at garage sales! *
* You don’t have to be present while your items sell! *

Consignor FAQs

What is a consignment sale?
When a person or company sells your items on your behalf in exchange for a commission, it is called a consignment sale. You are consigning with Trading Hands for a 3-day sale, verses a longer period in a store.
Will you take all of my items?
In order to maintain the quality of the sale, we thoroughly inspect every item. It is often easy to miss a stain or tear at home while preparing your items. If an item does not meet our standards, it will be removed from the sales floor. Please see our accepted items.
Can I use a tagging gun?
Yes. However, tagging guns leave larger holes in clothing.  For this reason we ask that you insert the gun through a seam in the clothing or tag, if possible.  Tags must be placed on the right side of the garment.  Due to tagging guns only piercing the tag once, items run a higher risk of losing tags.
When do I drop off my items?

Sellers will drop off their items during designated drop off times at the sale venue.

Seller will be putting their own clothing and shoes on the sales floor by size and gender. non clothing items will be placed in labeled tubs in the various sections. Big items will need a Large Item tag then Seller will place it on the floor. Any large items will need assembled, UNLESS NEW IN BOX.

When do I pick up my unsold items?
Consignors will pick up their unsold items during the specified times. Any items not picked up during the scheduled pick-up time will be donate to a local charity.
How do I price my items?
Items should be priced at the amount you would be willing to pay if you were the shopper. Generally, you can price your items 25 to 30 percent of retail and they will sell. Infant-teen clothing should be priced competitively. Bigger items will go 25 to 50 percent of the retail price. We encourage you to price competitively. It is common to have duplicate items on the sales floor. Also, take advantage of our 1/2 price sale and let items be discounted to 50% off. This can really boost your earnings! Click Here for our Pricing Guidelines for more details.
Can I participate in the sale if my items do not have barcodes or tags?

No. Our registers scan barcodes to track Consignor sales, so all items must have tags with barcodes. If you are unable to print tags, you can create tags through out tagging system that are blank (in the description area) and will have the priced barcode imprinted.  We can print the tags and mail for a fee or you can arrange to pick up the tags.

What will happen to my item if the tag comes off during the sale?
We will NOT sell any items with missing tags. We do our best to match lost tags with the items.  If unable to locate tag, items will be removed from the sale and placed in the ‘Lost and Found’ area. Please make sure to check the Lost and Found during pick-up.  To ensure you items have the best chance of selling, please follow our item prep and tagging guidelines.
When will I receive my check?

Starting Spring 2024, Sellers will be paid via Echeck, which is a check emailed to the address your provide in your Seller account. Echecks will be emailed within 1 week of the end of the sale.

Sellers will print their echeck and treat it as a regular paper check. Sellers can deposit it or mobile deposit their check. Echecks can be cashed at Great Southern Bank locations.

Can I bring my child to the Pre-Sale?

Children are ALWAYS welcome at both Presale + Public shopping! Wagons + strollers always welcome!

How do I attend the Pre-Sale?

If you have registered as a Seller, at Drop Off, you will be given a Seller Pre-Sale Pass for yourself, as well as a Guest Pass to the Consignor Pre-Sale, that you may give to anyone.  These will allow you to shop at the Consignor’s Pre- Sale that precedes the public presale.

You MUST bring the pass in order to attend the sale.

You and your spouse/partnet + children can attend with your SELLER Pass, Your Guest, their spouse/partner + kids can attend with your Guest Pass.

Can I use barcodes or tags from previous sales?

Items that are tagged that did not sell will roll to your INACTIVE inventory after the event ends. When preparing for the NEXT sale, you can go into your INACTIVE inventory and click on any of those unsold items you plan to bring to the upcoming sale. You can click and “ACTIVATE” those unsold items and move them to your ACTIVE inventory, which is what you’ll be brining to the upcoming sale.

**NOTE: if you’ve had items that have been through a few sales and NOT sold, consider adjusting the price and make sure they are marked DISCOUNT!