How To Consign Your Clothes and Other Top Tips for Consignors
One of the top questions we are asked is “How do I consign my clothes?” Please read this page to get a better understanding on why consignment is “Better Than Thrift”
Better Than Before will price your garments based on current market prices and past selling history of similar items. It is our desire to make our consignors a maximum return on their items while still providing the customer with a significant bargain. Each item is evaluated independently. Factors such as brand, style, age, condition, demand, and showroom space will play a role in pricing. We certainly appreciate consignors’ input with particularly expensive or unique items.
While purchasing outright is occasionally negotiable, we are extremely selective on these items. It has been our experience that clients see much higher profit long term through consignment rather than buy-out programs.
- 90 day contract period.
- 50/50 split on general merchandise.
- 60/40 split on formalwear.
- 70/30 split on occasion
- Walk-ins welcome for 15 items or less.
- Appointments preferred for more than 15 items.
- Price reductions every 30 days. Markdown exceptions are occasionally negotiable with certain couture and designer items.
A Little Prep Goes a Long Way
Now that you’ve made your appointment let’s make sure your experience is seamless and profitable! I tiny bit of prep will ensure you make the most of your consignment experience. Make sure all pieces are freshly laundered, pressed, and on hangers. A good rule-of-thumb is to bring your pieces in the same condition in which you would want to purchase them. Nicely pressed and hung items ALWAYS bring considerably more. Think of it as a return on your investment. Wondering what to consign and what NOT to consign?
What Happens After the Sale:
Consignment checks – monthly on the 10th for sales of the previous month.
Check mail option with SASE or $1 mail fee.
Account balances always available for in-store purchases!
End-of-contract unsold merchandise can be claimed/picked up w/ a 2-day notice.
Unclaimed, end-of-contract merchandise will be clearanced or donated to charity.
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