Do's & Don'ts of Consignment
If you’re looking to clear out your closet and make some money doing it, then you may wish to try your hand at consigning your gently used clothing and accessories.
Our Operations Manager, Jan Sicam, was a guest on Global Calgary a few weeks ago with tips on the dos and don’ts of selling your gently used items and how to get the most money for your items.
Here are some of the tips Jan shared on the show
“If it’s in really good condition, if it’s structured, if it’s still in style – consign it,” Sicam said. “Things that aren’t missing buttons, there’s no stains, no tears.”
“It’s really important to ask yourself when consigning if you would invest your own money in that item – and if the answer is no, then don’t consign it. Move on!”
Do include original tags, receipts or original packaging
If you’re selling a luxury brand name item, check if you still have the receipt or the original box it came in. It adds more value to your item.
“It’s really good to focus on the brand, but it’s also really important to focus on quality."
Don’t attempt to sell items that aren’t in season, like bulky sweaters in the middle of summer.
Sicam also said items that are more than two or three years old won’t bring in much money.
Authenticity is important, even when shoppers are buying items second hand so make sure you're consigning authentic items.
Do your research
“It’s really important to do your research when you consign,” Sicam said. “Know the business you’re consigning with and make sure the process is really transparent.”
Watch the full video here