Our online system is so easy to use! Log your items using drop down categories, print your tags, hang and prepare your items for the Sale.
Consignors get to shop early at our VIP Presale!
Consignors earn 50% of your sales and up to 60% if you sign up to help during the Sale.
Your check is mailed to you within 14 days of the Sale.
For our Spring 2022 Sale, the deadline to enter your items into our system is:
Saturday, May 14 at 11 pm
Drop off Days are (by appointment):
May 18-19, 2022
Our VIP Presale for Consignors is:
Thurs., May 19, 4:30- 6 pm
Consignor Pickup of unsold items is:
Sunday, May 22, 2022 from 6-8 pm
Pink Buoy Consignment accepts new and gently worn current brand name items and boutique labels from petites to plus sizes and maternity.
For our Fall Sales- we accept Fall/Winter items. Please NO shorts, capris, summer tops, linens, sundresses, beach wear and summer sandals.
For our Spring Sales- we accept Spring/Summer items. Please no heavy wool sweaters or coats; lightweight jackets or summer ponchos are fine; no corduroys or velvet but jeans and long sleeve, lightweight sweaters are accepted. Swim wear, preferably new with tags or in excellent condition only.
Items must be clean and in excellent condition, hung and tagged and sorted by category type for drop-off (see Tagging Info section).
Clothing is limited to 100 pieces per consignor. There is no limit on other items.
Women's clothing (including tops, pants, skirts, sweaters, jeans, dresses, coats, jackets, rainwear, athletic wear and formal wear)
Teen/junior clothing (no children's sizes)
Sleepwear (New or excellent condition only)
Swim wear (New or excellent condition only) (Spring Sale only)
Gloves and mittens (Fall Sale only)
Shoes and boots
Items that smell of cigarette smoke, pet odor or mothballs
Shrunken, stretched out, faded or wrinkled garments
Garments with holes, tears, broken zippers, broken/missing fasteners
Garments with pilling, fuzz, lint or pet hair
Character shirts or cutoff shirts
Suggested brands may include, but are not limited to: Ann Taylor, Anne Klein, Banana Republic, BCBG, Chico's, Coach, Coldwater Creek, Express, Gap, Guess, J Crew, INC, Kate Spade, Lilly Pulitzer, LOFT, Michael Kors, New York & Company, Patagonia, Ralph Lauren, The Limited, The North Face, Tory Burch and MANY OTHERS.
Please do not be offended if we say "no thank you" to some of your items. We put guidelines in place to ensure a high quality event for our consignors and shoppers.
Are you ready to clean out your closet and make some money? Click below to register...
PREPARING YOUR ITEMS
ENTERING YOUR ITEMS IN OUR SYSTEM
Our Consignor software is very easy to use. You must log in all of your items into your consignor account.
Below are the fields you will find when you enter your items online:
CONSIGNOR NUMBER: You will receive your Consignor Number when you first register. You will select a password. The system will automatically print your consignor number on all of your tags.
CATEGORY: Choose the category for your item. EXAMPLE: Tops- Long Sleeve, Dresses- casual, Shoes, Jewelry, etc.
SIZE: Please follow these guidelines when choosing a size for your items. Size categories are:
Sizes 00-20 and XXS-XXL
For jeans/pants that use waist size:
NOTE: For teen sizes, please select the number closest to that size, Do not use uneven numbers (1, 3, 5, etc.)
If a size is a range, use the higher size. (Example: size 3/4 should be size 4).
If items do not have a size (handbags, jewelry, etc.), you should select “Leave Blank” from the drop down menu.
DESCRIPTION LINES 1 & 2: This should be a short, accurate description of your item so it can be identified quickly. We will be able to search this field when we have an item that is missing a tag and be able to credit the consignor at the time of purchase. Be sure to include the brand, color, fabric type and any distinctive feature (buckle, two tone, off the shoulder); bring selling points to the buyer’s attention (NWT, Never worn, etc.). There is a 24 character limit for each line.
LINE 1 EXAMPLE: Banana Republic black velvet, BCBG sequin, etc.
LINE 2 EXAMPLE: black skinny leg, New with tags!, Reversible vest,
Retails for $50, Only worn once, etc.
Keep in mind that we will be using the Title & Description fields to help match up items missing tags to the correct consignor so they receive credit at the time the item is being sold. Make sure your Title & Description work together to help us accomplish that task should your item lose its tag.
PRICE: The minimum price for an item is $5.00. If needed, group smaller items together and sell as a $5.00 set. Items must be priced in .50 increments (i.e. $5.50, $8.00, $10.50). Enter whole dollar amounts with two decimal places (i.e. 20.00; 5.00; 8.50, etc.).
DONATE: Check this box if you want to donate an item that has not sold by the end of the sale.
DISCOUNT: Check this box if you want your item included in our half-price sale, which takes place on Sunday.
PRINT YOUR TAGS
Your tags will be set up to print on 8.5 x 11 paper. We recommend cardstock paper which creates sturdier tags.
ATTACH TAGS TO YOUR ITEMS
CLOTHING TAG PLACEMENT: Tags for clothing and other similar items should be attached to the garment label using a tagging gun or safety pin. If no garment label, tag through the left underarm seam of a garment to avoid damage.
SAFETY PINS: Safety pins should be at least 1 inch long (Do not use straight pins).
Punch a hole on either side of the phrase “pin here” which will appear at the top of your tag. Don’t punch holes too close to the top of the tag otherwise the tag will tear away from the safety pin and item too easily.
TAGGING GUNS: Tagging guns can be used to attach tags to clothing instead of safety pins. Tags can be attached to the inside “tag” on a garment (at the neck) or through the seam of a garment to avoid damage. The seam of the left armpit area usually works well. Tagging guns and supplies can be purchased online from sites such as eBay or Amazon. You should expect to pay between $12-$20 for a decent tagging gun.
HANGING ITEMS: All items must be hung so that the clothing hanger is facing left so that it resembles a question mark (?). This way our shopper will see the front of your garment and not the back of it when shopping.
SHOES: Attach tags and keep shoes together using “zip” ties, ribbon or string. For shoes that cannot be ziptied, such as ballet flats or clogs, use a rubber band to hold the shoes together with the soles facing each other.
HANDBAGS: Use a ribbon or ziptie to attach the tag to the handle or strap.
Be sure to join our Registered Consignors Only Facebook Page for Q&A and tips/reminders...
A good rule of thumb is to price your items at 25-35% of what you paid for each item depending on the brand name and condition of the item.
You can also use our Facebook Consignors Only Group for questions.
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