Consignor Earnings (and ways to increase your earnings!)
Consignors pay a nonrefundable $10 fee at the time of registration.
Children's Sale consignors earn 70% of their final sales.
Consignors who volunteer two or more shifts earn 75%.
Consignors who mark ALL of their items "Donate: Yes" will have half of their consignor fee refunded through a $5 gift certificate to the current sale. The consignor must notify The Clothesline prior to the sale start. This incentive is not valid for consignors who decide to donate items after the start of the sale.
New Guidelines for Consignors
* Consignors may bring a maximum of 200 items for this sale. You may tag up to 225 items and bring the additional 25 during the Clothesline Reloaded hours. If you plan to do this, send an email requesting that your maximum items be increased to 225. This must be done in advance of the deadline.
* Due to Virginia Health Department regulations we are no longer permitted to accept bedding at any of our sales.
Volunteers Thank you for your help! Please read the Volunteer pagecarefully before you register for a shift.
PLEASE NOTE: Our volunteer incentives have changed a bit. We no longer offer a gift certificate for the first shift.
The deadline for entering items into the tagging system is Sunday March 1 at 9:00p.m. There are no exceptions. After that time you will be able to print tags, but you will not be able to edit your inventory or enter any additional items.
The Clothesline Reloaded Thursday March 5 from 7 to 8 p.m. we will accept additional tagged merchandise from consignors.
Items must be tagged using the online system (prior to the tagging deadline) and brought to the sale during the above time period. Each consignor may bring up to 25 additional items. If you want to reload, you MUST let me know prior to the tagging deadline so your maximum item count can be increased. Consignors will need to place their items in the appropriatearea of the sales floor. Items must be marked "Discount: Yes."
Please enter these items into the online system prior to the deadline. This means you may tag 225 items instead of 200. Just let us know so we can increase your item limit in your seller's account.
Consignors please schedule a check-in appointment! Log in to your seller's account and click on Check In. You'll see a list of available times. This will help make drop-off more efficient. If you miss your scheduled time, you may still come and we will work you in quickly. If you are working during the drop-off days, please do NOT schedule your check-in appointment for during your shift. You are welcome to make your appointment 15 minutes before or after your shift. Thank you for your cooperation with this.
Drop-off times will be announced. See above for scheduling an appointment.
Please bring the following with you:
*your tagged, hung, prepared items
Deciding What to Sell
We accept specific types of clothing and other items according to the upcoming season. ClickHERE to see our list of accepted and unaccepted items. Please comply with our parameters so you don't waste time tagging items that will not be accepted. If you have any questions, please CONTACT US.
You may consign up to200 items per sale.
Please limit infant (0-12 months) clothing to 20 pieces per gender. Tag the best of your best!
Please limit your maternity wear to your best 10 pieces. Consider saving it for the Women's Sale. We have fitting rooms and maternity clothing sells much better when women can try things on first!
It is each consignor's responsibility to check to make sure each of your items has not been recalled. Go to www.recalls.gov/ or the Recall page at www.cpsc.gov for details.
We have many customers who love boutique brand children's clothing. To make these items easy to find, tie a piece of blue curling ribbon to the top of the hanger. Your boutique items will be easily identified while hanging in the appropriate size. For a list of boutique brands, click HERE.
Entering Your Inventory
To begin tagging,click HERE. Then Login and look for the Enter Items tab. It's fast and easy!
Shoppers are looking for the very best bargains! We encourage you to price your items to sell! You will sell more and have fewer items to pick-up after the sale!
Consider allowing your items to be discounted when entering your inventory. Items marked "Discount: Yes" will be sold at 25% off at the end of the sale week and at 50% on the last day(s) of the sale. However, DO NOT set your original price higher assuming it will be sold at the discount. Our full-price days are our biggest sale days and your item may get overlooked if the price is too high.
Thank you for the items you donate! All items marked "Donate: Yes" become property of The Clothesline at the close of the sale. Local charities, including Pass It On, Goodwill, Seeds of Promise, Children's Museum of Richmond, The Junior League, churches, and other organizations benefit from your generosity.
**Consignors who donate all of their unsold items will receive half of their consignor fee back through a gift certificate good for this sale!** Items must all be tagged "Donate: Yes." The consignor must notify The Clothesline prior to the start of the sale. This incentive is not valid for consignors who decide to donate items after the start of the sale.
Again this sale, we will hold a Volunteer Appreciation Sale for volunteers only. Volunteers will be able to purchase up to 10 items marked "Donate: Yes" for 75% off.
Printing Your Tags
You may print your tags in batches as you go, or all at once. The system saves your information automatically.
Login to your seller's account and go to Print Tags. Then go to Generate Items List. You will then see your inventory list. Check the items for the tags you want to print. There will then be a link to download the file that has your tags. It's simple!
Tips * You must print you tags on white cardstock paper (60-67# weight). * Please use white cardstock because the scanners work best at check-out with white tags.
* Please use the "Normal" or "Draft" print setting. The "best" quality print causes barcodes to bleed, making it difficult to scan them. Barcodes should look crisp and clear.
* If you have a color printer, be sure to select "Black Cartridge Only" from the printing properties screen. Otherwise, the tags will appear purple and blurry and will not scan properly.
To attach the tag, punch a hole in the top of the tag and use a cable tie, string, or ribbon to attach it through the garment's sewn-in label, a button-hole, or belt loop. Or you may use a safety pin to attach the tag to the right side of the item (as it faces you on the hanger).