Consignor FAQ

Drop-off your items on October 19th (2 pm to 8 pm) or October 20th (9 am to 2pm) (by appointment)

St. Bonaventure Parish Center, 1625 W. Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL

Enter the Parish Center by the parking lot

Please join our Consignor Facebook page for consignors for updates. If you are not a consignor and have questions please send us at email ([email protected]) or contact us via Facebook messenger.

What are the benefits of consigning with Go Green Family Consignment?

  1. You get to set your own price and you earn 60% or more of the sales price.  It feels great to clear out the children’s items you no longer need, know that someone else will get to use them, and you make more money than you would selling them in a yard sale.
  2. We set up an entire store that attracts lots of potential buyers.
  3. You get to shop early!  Consignors shop before the general public.

What percentage of my sales do I earn as a Consignor?

You will receive 60% on every item sold for in-person events (65% for online events). Signing up to volunteer will grant you a higher percentage, 70% of your sales.

What is the $15.00 consignor fee for?

The $15.00 fee helps to offset some of the facility rental, advertising and insurance costs, etc. The participation fee is paid on a per event basis and is non-refundable and non-transferable.  It is paid via PayPal at the time of registration. Sign up as soon as we open registration for a discount.

What items may I consign?

For in-person events, you may consign anything related to children as long as it is in very gently used condition. Clothing (sizes newborn through Youth Size 16), children’s furniture, children’s equipment, and maternity items are accepted. Items have to be appropriate for the season.

For online events, you can also consign women’s items (clothing, accessories, purses, etc.), small furniture and electronics.

If I participated in your previous sale, do I have to re-enter them in the system?

If you participated in our previous sale you don’t need to re-enter your items. Once you pay your consignor fee you can activate your inventory. Remember, only items appropriate to the season. If the sale is online we accept all season.

Is there a limit on the number of items I can consign?

In-person events have a limit of 200 items, bring only your best! For online events, there’s a 400 item limit.  

When is the deadline to enter items into the database?

The deadline is typically 2 days before the presale. For information specific dates to our upcoming sale see our Facebook page.

When is consignor drop off?

Since drop-off can change depending on whether it’s a in-person event or online, please go to our Facebook page for current information.

When do I receive my earnings?

Payments will be sent electronically via PayPal within 15-20 days of the end of the sale. Make sure that your email address matches your PayPal account. You can have multiple emails address linked to your PayPal account.

How can I shop early?

For in-person events, consignors and volunteers will receive a ticket to the pre-sale during drop-off. You need to consign at least 10 items in order to access the presale. Check presale schedule, consignors shop before the general public.

For online events, a special password to enter the online site will be sent via email 24 hours prior to the presale.

What about seasonal items?

For in-person events, we accept accepts items that are appropriate for the upcoming season.  For example for the Fall Sale, long sleeve shirts and coats are accepted. Shorts, sandals and tank tops are not accepted. For online events, we accept all seasons.

How do I price my items?

We suggest you price your items roughly 40-80% of their original retail price, depending on their condition and brand.  For designer and name-brand items you can price closer to 40% of the original retail price.  Any new items with tags still on them can be priced for as much as 50% of the original price.  See Pricing Guide for more information.  These are just recommendations, not a mandate.  Pricing is entirely up to you but we encourage you that you price to sell.  We do require that all items be priced for at least $3.00 – group like items together if necessary. You can also choose to discount your items for our 50% sale and/or donate your items at the end of the sale.

How do I tag my items?

We have a very simple barcode system that allows you to electronically enter all of your items and print your tags. See How to Tag page for more information. Very important that you make sure the tag won’t become detached from the item. This is how items end up in our lost and found and you loose the chance of selling it. Items like cribs, swings, toddler bed, etc. have to either come assembled or are assembled at consignor drop off.

Can I print my own tags?

Yes!!! All tags must be printed on white cardstock. Tags that are printed in regular paper can detach from the item and your item can be lost   Please note, each item needs to have a unique item number and thus photocopying a sheet of tags is not acceptable.  See the  How to Tag page for more information. For online events, you only tag the items you sell. Barcodes must be legible.

How do clothing items need to be delivered?

For in-person events, clothing items need to be on hangers.  Please factor the cost of the hangers into the price of your items. See How to Tag page for more information.

For online events, clothing doesn’t need to be on hangers, they just need to be folded and secured with a rubber band, with the tag attached with a safety pin. If the item is in a bag, attach the tag to the bag. If it’s a large item, it has to be in plastic bag to make it doesn’t get dirty.

When and where do I drop off my items?

You will deliver your items during the designated drop-off period. You pick the drop-off time that is more convenient to you. Please see Dropping Off for more details. No drop offs accepted 2 hours before presale starts.

Can I work to earn a higher percentage? 

Yes, there will opportunities to volunteer at the event.  Consignors can pick up a volunteer shift here. If you’re not a consignor but would like to volunteer to access the presale to here. **Link will be active 4 weeks to sale.

Is the Online event system the same as the one used for the in person events? 

Yes, we are using the same system for both in-person and online. Once you enter an item in the system, it stays there for future events. Once you register for the upcoming sale, you would have to activate your unsold items from the previous sale.

Is my consignor number the same as the online event?

Yes, they are the same.

What kind of supplies do I need for the in-person event? 

A computer or smartphone to enter the items in our system. Our online system has a voice entry option that can be used when using a smartphone. You would also need hangers for clothing items and baggies to hold small accessories that belong with larger toys or items, card stock paper, safety pins, zip ties (recommended), painters tape to attach tags to non-bagged items that could be damaged when tape is removed link (books, games, puzzles, etc.).

Do I have to tag every item?

For in-person event yes, every item that is for sale needs to have its own barcode and tag.  We scan each item at checkout, the barcode lets us know that the item belonged to you. Make sure the tags are attached really good.

For online events, you only tag the items you sell. You need to wait for us to upload the final sales report in order for you to generate the tags. The tags are different than the ones used for in-person events.

Will I be able to track my items during the sale? 

You will be able to see all of your sold items on your consignor homepage at the end of every day.  This information is not in real-time.  A sales report will be uploaded after we close the sale each day. Typically late at night or early morning the next day. Please be patient.

What happens at Drop Off?  

For in-person events, you will bring your items to us on the drop off day/time you pick. Drop off can be quick & easy if you are organized! I suggest you group the items you are dropping off by category before you leave home. For example, a box with only toys, another with shoes, etc.  We will inspect to make sure shoes are in good condition (no stains, tears, etc.) We will also make sure that toys and electronic have batteries. Visit our Drop Off page for all of the details.

Do I need to pick up anything after the event?

For in-person events, you will need to register for a pickup time.  You will have to gather your items from the racks / sales floor. Please allow at least 30 minutes to gather your items. Items not picked up on time will be packed and donated. Make sure you check the lost and found table before you leave. We are not responsible for items left behind and they will be donated.

For online events, there’s no consignor pick up since you only bring what you sold.