Consignor FAQ

Drop-off sold items on April 28 and 29

St. Bonaventure Parish Center, 1623 W. Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL

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 or a secondhand store.
  2. All you have to do is upload a picture and description of your item on our website.  We will let you know which items have sold so that you may tag them and drop them off after the online sale is over.  We take care of the advertising, the facility and the sale itself.
  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.

What is the $12.00 fee for?

The $12.00 fee helps to offset some of the facility, staff, advertising and insurance costs. 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.

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 (girls’ sizes newborn through Youth Size 16), children’s furniture, children’s equipment, and maternity items are accepted. For online events, you may consign children related items and women’s items (clothing, accessories, purses, etc.), small furniture and electronics.

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

In-person events have a limit of 200 items. For online events, there’s a 400 item limit.   

When is the deadline to enter items into the database?

The deadline is typically 3 days before the presale. For information specific 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 see our Facebook page.

When do I receive my earnings?

Payments will be sent electronically via PayPal within 14 days of the end of the sale. 

How can I shop early?

For in-person events, consignors will receive a ticket to the pre-sale during drop-off. 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 20-50% of their original retail price, depending on their condition.  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 – 60% 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.

How do I tag my items?

We have a very simple barcode system that allows you to electronically enter all of your items.  See How to Tag page for more information.

Can I print my own tags?

Yes!!! All tags must be printed on white cardstock (60 lb. or heavier). 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.

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 with the tag attached to the item. 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 period that it’s more convenient to you. Please see Dropping Off for more details.

Can I work to earn a higher percentage? 

Yes, there will opportunities to volunteer at the event.  They will be posted within two weeks of the event.

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.

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 upload items. 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 use on non-bagged items that could be damaged when tape is removed  (books, games, puzzles, etc.) and a dark colored sharpie to write on the tape!  

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. For online events, you only tag the items you sell.

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 evening.  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.  Visit our Drop Off page for all of the details.

Do I need to pick up anything after the event?

For in-person events, if you choose not to donate all of your unsold items,  you will need to register for a pickup time.  All unsold items are sorted according to consignor number. Your items will be all together when you pickup. Make sure you check the lost and found table.

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