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1.

Register to Consign

ANYONE can join us as a seller! 

1- Click the REGISTER box below
2- Check CONSIGNOR BOX for our sale
3- Purchase a CONSIGNOR TICKET                    (Available July 19th)

2.

Collect, Prep, and Tag

We're here to help! We have a Consignor Guide that includes all the dates/times for the event, and a Tagging Guide to assist you with getting your items ready to sell.  Have more quesitons? Join our Savvy Sellers Facebook group to ask other families like you who sell each season.

3.

Drop Off!

We are do our best to ensure safe and quality items are sold at the event. We do a final inspection of all items that are brought before shoppers can purchase.

You have the option to Donate your unsold items to our charity partner to help local families!



You Can Do It!

SELLER INFO

Consignors earn an average of $300 and you can too!

• Consignors earn 60% on sold items. Consignors who help during the event earn 70%.

•A $12 ticket holds your place to sell with us.

• Set your own prices with our online tagging site.

SHOP before the public! See Early Shopping page

• No time to tag? Use our Valet Tagging option!

PRINT FULL CONSIGNOR GUIDE HERE!

BUY YOUR CONSIGNOR TICKET (Available July 19th)

Register to Consign

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BE A TEAM MEMBER!

Login to Add Shift

It's fun AND there are lots of great "perks" for being a part of the JBF Team:

• Complete a 4 hour shift & earn 70% on your sold items
• Shop EARLY at the Presale
• Shop EARLY at the Half-Price Presale

Find a time/date/shift that works for YOU! Choose to help for 4, 8, or 12 hours. The more you help the EARLIER you shop!

TO REGISTER:
Check the TEAM MEMBER box for our event and it opens the online scheduler to choose a shift.
***Note! You must be a Consignor to register. Haven't consigned before...it's a great time to start! Team Questions? Email Crystal

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DROP OFF

Tues. October 9 | 4-8p for OVER 300 items

Wed. October 10 | 10a-8p for UNDER 300 items
• Schedule when you buy your Consignor Ticket
• Perfect Consignors can come either day

Bringing OVER 300 items?
Register for a sorting shift to waive the $20 sorting fee. Yes, this counts to earn your extra 10% too!

Now for the fun part...getting all of this stuff out of your house!
Follow these tips to breeze in and out like the savvy seller you are.

1- Bring your items tagged, prepped, and sorted by type/size to speed up your dropoff

2- When you arrive, load a rolling rack & check in at the computer. We allow ONE rack per consignor, make more trips if needed.
Perfect Consignors: Look for the red signs & go directly to the perfect consignor check in table

3- We'll inspect your items and then you'll place them on the sales floor. Allow 30-90 minutes depending on how many items you bring. Pick up your presale passes when you're done!

Find more stuff to sell? Bring MORE to the second drop off - NO hanging clothing please, no appt needed

2nd dropoff: Friday, October 12 | 7p-8p

PICK UP

Tuesday, October 16 | 3p-7p

You have a choice
You may donate your unsold items to our charity partner, Grace Church Eden Prairie Clothing Closet OR pick up your unsold items. If you donate items, you will be helping our local community + receive a donation slip for tax purposes with your check.

Pick up is totally painless as all items are sorted for you (how cool is that?).  You can be in and out within 10 minutes!

• If you are unable to pick up, a friend/family member can do so.  All items not picked up at 7:01 pm will be donated, sorry no exceptions.

• Any items that were pulled from the sales floor during the event (stained, broken, recalled) will be organized on tables to look over and collect as a part of the pickup steps.

• If you habe a question about an item after the event we have a Google Document for you to fill out. A link will be sent to all consignors.

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Gather Your Supplies:

Create a "tagging tub" to keep all your supplies handy in one spot. Once you've gathered your suppies, you'll be ready to prep and tag your items!

Here's What You'll Need:

  • WHITE cardstock  (65lb. paper)
  • 1 1/2” & 2” safety pins 
  • Child size all plastic hangers (for sizes Newborn-6x)
  • Full size all plastic hangers (for sizes 7 & up)
  • Gallon & quart size Ziploc bags
  • Clear packaging tape
  • Scotch tape for books
  • Scissors
  • Curling Ribbon or string or zipties
  • Computer and printer 

Optional supplies, but well worth the time:

  • Tagging Gun/barbs for tagging clothing
  • Magic sponge or Norwex cloth 
    (for cleaning toys & shoes)
  • Tide bleach pen for stains
  • Downy wrinkle releaser (the “little miracle spray!”)
  • Febreeze for smoke/pet odors

Pricing Sweet Spot

Price your items 1/4 –1/3 of original price to hit the “sweet spot” and sell MORE of your items! For high end or brand new items you may go up to 1/2, but nothing should be priced over half of retail, even if new!

TIP! We suggest you DO allow your items to reduce!  You will sell MORE items at full price if you tag to let them reduce. What doesn’t sell at full price has a much better chance of selling on half price day, and you have money in your pocket instead of items to take home again :)

BONUS!!! If you tag EVERYTHING you bring to BOTH REDUCE AND DONATE, and bring at least 75 items, we’ll refund your $12 consignor fee! There’s a question on the consignor drop off form that lets us know you tagged this way to get the $12 back. Sweet!

Tagging Your CLOTHING

Sizes We Accept:

  • Newborn-Size 16 clothing 
  • Best 25 Maternity Items
  • We Don't accept Juniors!

Print Our Tagging Guide here!

General Clothing Guidelines:

  • ALL clothing must be hung on hangers (see directions below) with exception of accessory items like hats/socks/ tights/ underwear that will be clipped onto endcaps.
  • Put your item on the hanger so the hook faces LEFT and looks like a Question mark (?)
  • Hang sizes 0-6x on CHILD SIZE plastic hangers and sizes 7 and up on REGULAR size plastic hangers.
  • Attach tag with safety pin to the upper right corner of item.
  • If you use a tagging gun, insert the barb through a clothing label or inside seam and NOT through the upper right of the clothing (to avoid making a hole in the clothing). We CAN'T accept clothing with holes from barbs!
  • We pride ourselves in being picky about stains so if you can SEE a stain, DON’T bring it!
  • If you make sets, the items you pair together must be the SAME SIZE
  • When you’re tagging, group your items by size and it will be faster for you at dropoff!

HOW to Hang clothing:

Hanging Pants:
Pin the pants to the TOP ANGLED PART of the hanger, NOT the bottom straight edge. This prevents them from sliding to the side of the hanger during shopping. You'll need LARGE 2” safety pins to attach pants (& save your fingers!)

Shirt & shirt set:
Hang the first shirt, then safety pin the second shirt to the back side, going through the shirt PLUS the top angled part of the hanger so it doesn’t pull on the main shirt.

Shirt & Pants/shorts set:
Hang the shirt first. Pin the pants to the back side, pinning through the shirt PLUS the top angled part of the hanger so it doesn’t pull on the shirt and both pieces can be viewed without unpinning them. Don’t hang pants from the bottom of the shirt or it will stretch the shirt.

Pants & Pants set:
Hold the pants back to back and slip the hanger in between. With a LARGE safety pin, pin through both pairs of pants and through the top angled part of the hanger (not on bottom straight edge or it slides to the side).

Multiple onesies set:
You can pair up to 5 onesies for a set. Hang one of the onesies on a child size hanger. Arrange the other pieces in a pile and use a LARGE safety pin to pin them to the back of the hanging onesie, going through the item PLUS the top angled part of the hanger. Shoppers can easily "flip" through them to inspect for stains versus them being stuck in a ziploc bag.
NOTE! Don’t use tagging barbs to attach your sets together as that will cause holes!

Clothing Accessories
Clothing accessories are items like socks, tights, hats etc. You can put multiple items in one ziploc bag, but make sure they are all the SAME SIZE! Tape tag onto the outside of the ziploc bag, being careful not to tape over the barcode.  (Hang sleep sacks and onesies like regular clothes).

Shoes

Shoes must be in LIKE NEW condition with NO scuffed toes, dirty footbeds or dirty leather. We are VERY picky on shoes so bring your best!

  • See our Tagging Guide for seasonal sale guidelines.
  • We take sizes 0-big kid/adult 8 but only KIDS shoes
  • Cleaning with a “magic eraser” or cloth and Norwex cleaning paste works great for scuffs and getting white shoes looking white again
  • Crocs can go right in the dishwasher!

Tagging your Shoes:

  • Attach shoes together in some way: you can use string, ribbon or zip-ties for this.  If there are NO holes to go through then use a rubber band.
  • Please DON’T put shoes in ziploc bags or shoe boxes, shoppers like to look at them & they don’t stay that way long! 
  •  Pin tag through a "hole" or you can hole-punch the JBF tag and tie on too! 

Books

We Accept Kids Books Only!

This means only books meant for KIDS to read or to be read to, not books for a parent to learn from or teach from. Sorry, no pregnancy, parenting, baby name books, cookbooks, homeschool books, or withdrawn library books, etc. as they don't sell very well.
See the Tagging Guide for full book guidelines.

How to Tag Books:
Use scotch tape to tape the tag onto the back of the book. Books typically sell best when tagged individually rather than a set, but the choice is up to you!

 

Games & Puzzles

Count to make sure you have ALL pieces included and tape games & puzzles shut in ORIGINAL boxes. Must include working batteries if needed. Tape the tag onto back of game/puzzles.
***Please take EXTRA CARE to ensure you have all pieces included so shoppers are happy!

Tagging TIPS!

  • For board puzzles, FULLY wrap puzzles in saran wrap and tape to secure. (DON'T use "press & seal" as it leaves a film on puzzles and can harm the picture!)
  • It's best to DO all puzzles as sometimes the number of pieces listed on the box is less!
  • No puzzles or games are accepted in baggies, please use original boxes.
  • We don't accept dollar section puzzles.

Baby Equipment & Items

Baby Items are great sellers! Here's a few tagging tips to help your items sell their best!

Diaper bags, snugglis, slings, car seat covers:
These items should be zip tied to a large hanger for security and so they can hang on a rack. We have zip ties at dropoff if you need one. Make sure to wipe down and wash as needed!

Strollers, high chairs, car seats:
It's important to CLEAN THESE ITEMS! The fabric pads should be removed from ALL baby equipment and put in your washing machine so they're clean.  All these items use the yellow claim ticket so bring tags unattached. (See tagging Large Items)

Bottles:
You can put multiple bottles in a ziploc bag and tape shut.

Blankets: 
See Tagging Guide for full bedding guidelines.

The only blankets we accept are receiving blankets, meaning small receiving or swaddling type blankets, plus gauze-type blankets. NO fleece or crocheted/ quilted blankets accepted and no crib beddings sets. 

To package blankets: You can put in ziploc bag OR use curling ribbon to “tie” the folded blanket like a present. Don’t tape bag shut so it can be inspected for stains.

Bibs
Bibs sell best when shoppers can inspect them to see there are no stains. If you are selling multiple bibs at once, pin them together but DON'T use a ziploc bag so shoppers can flip through them. 

Car Seats & Cribs
Car seats must be LESS THAN 5 years old to be sold, pass our car seat inspection and not be recalled.  Please bring a copy of the car seat manual with you. Cribs must be stationary sided and be manufactured June 2011 or newer. See our SAFETY PAGE for more details and to check if you can bring yours!

 

Tagging LARGE ITEMS Using a Tagging Gun

Bring tags for any large items UNATTACHED- at dropoff you’ll receive yellow claim tickets to use for tagging these items.

How it works:  During the inspection step of dropoff, you’ll staple the barcoded tag to our yellow claim ticket. We’ll help you attach this claim ticket to the actual item before it goes out on the floor. 

What items will use these tickets?
These claim tickets are used for all items too large to be put in an ikea bag and carried around. Ex: furniture, baby equipment, strollers, kitchens & work benches, big outdoor toys, bikes.

At the sale, the buyer will write their name on the top of the tag and tear off the bottom price tag half. Once torn off, the item is considered SOLD. 

Not sure if it needs a yellow tag? Bring it unattached and ask at dropoff.

Using a Tagging Gun Correctly

If you've got LOTS of clothing to tag, a tagging gun can really speed things up! It's VERY important you use a tagging gun correctly though. We CAN'T accept clothing with holes made from barbs!

To use a tagging gun: Insert the barb through a clothing size label or through an inside seam allowance and NOT through the upper right of the clothing as you normally would with a safety pin.
(Tagging this way will avoid making a hole in the clothing. A safety pin pokes two holes so it distributes the weight evenly unlike a tagging barb that makes only one hole and can rub and leave a hole in the fabric if used improperly.)  

Looking to order a tagging gun kit? Buy online

Facebook Groups & Parties

Join our SAVVY SELLERS Facebook Group!
Its a special consignors-only facebook group to stay connected, get educated, ask your questions, win prizes and MORE!
*JBF Eden Prairie Savvy Sellers*

It's a FACEBOOK Party!
Put the kids to bed, grab your drink of choice and snuggle in with your computer, tablet or phone to learn all about consigning with JBF! Check our Facebook Page Events for upcoming party dates.

Upcoming dates:
Consignor Party: How does consigning work: TBA
Tagging Party: How to tag your items and consignor info: TBA
 

Giving Back!

The items you donate to our charity partners are a HUGE blessing and are often used immediately right here in our community! 

Items from the Eden Prairie sale are donated to Grace Church Eden Prairie's Clothing Closet. Twice a month they serve a free community dinner then open up the clothing closet and give items away for free to families in need right here in our local community.
Find out more about Grace Church Clothing Closet

Two ways to donate your items
1: Mark to donate: In the tagging site, you can either mark individual tags to get donated if they don't sell, or you can PRESET your account to donate all items you tag that don't sell. You would preset this in your tagging PROFILE. 

2. If you don't show for pickup at the end of the sale, then your items are automatically donated at 7:01 pm whether you marked tags as donate or not. Sorry, no exeptions. 

We'll send a donation receipt link in an email after the sale. If you'd like an itemized receipt, you can sort your items and print one from the tagging site!

Want us to REFUND your Consignor Fee?

If you mark ALL the items you bring to BOTH REDUCE & DONATE, and have a minimum of 75 items, we'll refund the Consignor fee to say "thank you" for giving back!

There's a question on the consignor drop off form at dropoff that lets us know you tagged this way. The $12 fee will be added back onto your check!

 

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No TIME? Let our VALET TAGGERS HELP!

Lots to SELL but no TIME to Tag? Our Valet Tagging Team is here to help!

How it Works in a Nutshell:
You contact one of our valet taggers and drop off your items with them. They tag your items and you pay them directly a per-item fee of $.50 per item or $.25 for items they handle but can't tag such as stained items. After they're done you reconnect to get your items and you're all set for dropoff. You earn the SAME amount as traditional consignors, without the tagging time or hassle!

See FULL VALET TAGGING INFO

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Perfect Consignors

We Reward Great Consignors! Spend a little extra time being thorough and bring only your BEST, and we'll reward you with a speedy dropoff!
Check our Perfect Consignor List HERE!

Perfection Inspection Policy:
If you have LESS THAN 3 items pulled during dropoff OR during the sale, you may be added to our "Perfect Consignor" list IF you also meet the following: 

Additional Criteria Considered:
*Must have consigned with us 2 times prior
*Must bring at least 100 items and a mixture of clothes/non-clothing items
*Must arrive with everything tagged correctly
*Barcodes must look right and scan right
*Must sell at least 50% of your inventory so we know you price right
*This list is updated after each sale and is at the discretion of the sale owners.
*Once on the list, you will remain on the list unless we have a reason (above) to ask you to go through inspection again.

Dropoff:
Please use Eventbrite to prepay the consignor fee AND CHOOSE A DROPOFF TIME even though you will not need to go through inspection. This ensures we have adequate racks available for you. 

At dropoff come inside and look for the "Perfect Consignor Check-In" table and follow all directions to complete your check in.

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Refer-a-Friend and Earn JBF Bucks!

Word of mouth is our BEST advertising for sharing the sale. Use this coupon to encourage your friends to sell at the next sale and we'll give you BOTH $10 JBF bucks to spend. Now that's what we call a REWARDING friendship!

How it works:
1- Print this Consignor Coupon, put your name on it and give to a friend who's a first time consignor.
2- They bring the coupon when they dropoff their items and we'll give them $10 JBF bucks on the spot to use at the sale!
3- We'll keep the coupon at the register that has your referral name on it. When you come to shop, just ask us at the register and we'll give YOU $10 JBF bucks too!

*Must be NEW 1st time consignor at this sale and bring minimum 75 items to qualify.

 

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Contact

We're here to help!
Renea & Crystal
crystalhagen@jbfsale.com

Raising kids on a budget is tough...good thing there's Just Between Friends! We're a twice yearly community event where local families can sell the items kids no longer use and restock their closets and playroom at a fraction of the cost. It's a win-win and why we love JBF...we know you will too!