KidStuff Sale 

  • Registration fee – $15
  • Enter up to 300 total items – 200 hanging clothing
  • Earn 67% of sales.
  • Check In appointments are filled first come, first served
  • Seller payments via PayPal – 10-14 days 
  • Employment opportunity and barter shifts for those interested

What We Accept

  • Clothing -sizes Preemie to size 18, select teen brands for young adults. *Hanging item count maximums noted below.
  • School Uniforms – Logo attire for local schools accepted
  • Teen Clothing – current brands and styles only
  • Shoes – Clean, gently worn, seasonally appropriate
  • Toys – Toys – Toys! Clean, complete, with batteries
  • Costumes / Dress-Up
  • Books
  • Games, Puzzles, Crafts
  • Infant Equipment
  • Nursing / Feeding Items
  • Bathing / Potty Training
  • Crib / Bedding – Limited to Pottery Barn only
  • Children’s Room Decor
  • Children’s Accessories (bows, headbands, hats, sunglasses, belts, socks, undergarments)
  • Sports Equipment 
  • Furniture
  • Lunchboxes
  • Backpacks
  • Luggage
  • Outdoor Toys & Equipment
  • Movies – DVD, BluRay
  • Video Games

What We Do Not Accept

  • No recalled items. Use this resource for an updated list of recalled items: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/.
  • No car seats manufactured more than six years ago.
  • No baby bath tubs manufactured before October 2017.
  • No Bumbos without required straps.
  • No inclined sleepers.
  • No used nipples, gel-filled teethers, or rubber or silicone coated feeding or serving items (i.e. silverware / food items).
  • No breast pumps unless new in the box/never used.
  • No VHS tapes or adult-themed DVDs or books.
  • No drop-side cribs or cribs manufactured before June 28, 2011.
  • No coordinated bedding (sets or pieces) except Pottery Barn.
  • No grab bags of smaller random toys (i.e. Happy Meal toys). 
  • No maternity clothes.
  • No bagged clothing with the exception of like-new socks, underwear or accessories.
  • No clothing with pilling, stains, fading, excessive wear or odors.
  • No shoes with footprints (on sandals), dirt, scuffs, tears or excessive wear.

Item Prep Guide

General Preparation of Items

  • Organize your items into groups by type: toys, clothing, equipment, etc. Sort all clothing by gender, type, and size. Sorting before entering items will save you time, as you’ll only have to re-enter the price and description for each new item. Item categories remain the same until you change them.
  • Large item tags (2-to-page format) – used for hard to carry or do not fit in an IKEA bag.
  • Multi-piece large items – print multiple copies of tag; write on each copy: “1 of _”, “2 of _”, etc.
  • Zip tie bags or multiple pieces to the large item.
  • With large items, we suggest also placing a piece of masking tape directly on the toy with your consignor number, item number, and price. This will enable us to sell your item even if the tag comes off!
  • Use masking or painters tape to attach tag on items that tape would damage.
  • Bagged items – attach the tag to the item inside the bag.  
  • Add working batteries to all items.
  • Instruction and Warranty Documentation – added bonus for buyers on larger items! Visit the manufacturer’s website to download instructions; use a zip-lock bag and zip tie to item.
  • Costumes / Dress Up go on a hanger (sell better in Fall / Winter).
  • Use packing tape to seal baggies.
  • Use packing tape folder over part of tag when tag could be torn free from item (i.e. when punching hole for zip tie).
  • Pins must be run through the tag twice to prevent from being torn free from item.
  • CLEAN all items well: wipe them down with a wet or dry cloth. Check for stains, rips, tears, holes, odors or damage.
  • Ensure you have all the parts and the item is in working order. 
  • Bag any small parts and securely attach the bag to the main item.
  • Attach the tag using pins, packing tape, masking / painters tape or zip ties; depending on the material of the item.
  • Use masking or painters tape for books, DVDs, games, puzzles or other items where regular tape may damage the item. 

Clothing Items

  • INSPECT – INSPECT – INSPECT before you enter item into the system. In good lighting, check for dirt, pilling, stains, broken zippers, torn hemlines, or odor. 
  • Must be clean, gently worn
  • Hang all clothing EXCEPT bundled onesies (see guidelines below).
  • Hangers should face left, like a question mark (?).
  • Pin all pieces of outfits to the top of the hanger. 
  • Pin tags to the top right corner of the clothing.
  • Pin the waist of bottoms to the top of a hanger, not to the horizontal bar or folded over. Idea! *Recommend folding packing tape over the hanger and run the pins through the packing tape to attach to the hanger. This keeps the bottoms from sliding to one end of the hanger. 
  • Teen Clothing – current brands and styles only  (i.e. American Eagle, Hollister, Aeropostale, Abercrombie & Fitch, PINK, North Face, Adidas, Nike, Under Armour, Vineyard Vines, Champion, Lululemon, Columbia, and Gap, etc.)
  • When dealing with a mix of size specific items (3-6 months or 4-5T), always bundle the range with the lower size. For example: 3-6 months get sized as 3 months and 4-5T get sized as 4T.
  • OVERALL MAX 200 Hanging Items Per Seller
    • Must be seasonally appropriate
    • Items that DO NOT COUNT towards the 200 piece clothing limit:

     

    • Winter Coats and Halloween Costumes
    • Athletic / Sports Uniforms (baseball or football pants, dance & karate uniforms, etc.)
    • Costumes / Dress Up
  • MAX 20 Onesies Total Per Seller 
  • Applies to onesies not part of a matching outfit
  • Bundle in groups of five of the same size; four bundle maximum

MAX Total 20 Sleepers Size 0 – 24 mo Per Seller; MAX 10 Sleepers Size Preemie – 6 mo; 

  • One-piece with / without feet & sleep gowns
  • Excludes swaddles & sleep sacks

Seasonal Clothing Definition

Fall / Winter Clothing

  • Boots
  • Sneakers
  • All Jackets
  • Snow Pants / Bibs
  • Sweatshirts / Fleece
  • Long Sleeve-Shirts
  • Pants
  • Heavy Skirts
  • Jeans / Denim
  • Fleece PJs & Sleepers
  • Long Sleeve / Pant PJs
  • Hats & Gloves
  • Short & Long Sleeve Onesies
  • All School Uniform Clothing (shorts & short sleeves sell better in Spring.)
  • All Sports Wear (baseball or football pants, dance & karate uniforms, etc.)

 

Spring / Summer Clothing

  • Sandals
  • Swim Shoes
  • Sneakers
  • Short Sleeve-Shirts
  • Tank Tops
  • Shorts
  • Jeans / Denim (Sell better in winter)
  • All Skirts
  • Bathing Suits
  • Puddle Jumpers / Life Vests
  • Short Sleeve / Shorts PJs
  • All School Uniform Clothing (long sleeves & pants sell better in Spring)
  • All Sports Wear (baseball or football pants, dance & karate uniforms, etc.)

These items can be in the Spring / Summer Sale, but MUST be lightweight fabric & Spring Colors / Designs:

  • Jackets
  • Long Sleeve Shirts
  • Pants
  • Long Sleeve / Pant PJs
  • Sleepers
  • Short & Long Sleeve Onesies

 

Onesies 

Part Of A Matching Outfit (Multiple Pieces) – Count in Max Clothing Limit)

  • Hang & pin the onesie on the hanger if possible or just pin the onesie to the hanger if not
  • Make sure to pin all pieces to each other
  • If there is a jacket or vest, layer it over the onesie on the hanger
  • Pin the waist of the bottoms to top of hanger

MAX 20 Onesies Total Per Seller (Applies To Onesies Not Part Of A Matching Outfit)

  • DO NOT bag or hang onesies (with the hanging exception listed below)
  • Pin together (5 pieces) with two pins at the top (each shoulder)
  • All pieces must be the same size

 

Individual Onesies – Holiday Themed Or Designed To Be Worn As A Shirt

  • DO NOT bag or hang onesies (with the hanging exception outlined in this section)
  • Recommend pair with a bottom (pants / jeans / shorts / skirts) to make an outfit and hang
  • Only designer name brands can be hung as an individual onesieHang & pin the onesie on the hanger if possible or just pin the onesie to the hanger if not
  • All pieces must be the same size
  • When dealing with a mix of size specific items (3-6 months or 18-24 months), always bundle the range with the lower size. For example: 3-6 months get sized as 3 months and 18-24 months get sized as 18 months.

Shoes

  • Clean, gently worn, seasonally appropriate shoes. 
  • No footprints (on sandals), dirt, scuffs, tears or excessive wear
  • Must use zip ties to attach the shoes to each other and to attach the tags                      
  • Place packing tape over the top part of the tag, hole punch through tape and tag, zip tie through hole and onto shoes.
  • No shoe boxes unless high value and secured with high value items.

Blankets & Bedding

  • Separate Fitted Sheets, Flat Sheets, Blankets, Pillow Cases and Breathable Bumpers. 
  • Only Pottery Barn bedding sets.
  • Pin all pieces to each other (if multiple pieces) and pin the tag to the items.
  • Blankets and sheets must be secured neatly with pins or bagged so they do not come unfolded.
  • Do not hang bedding.

Feeding

  • Burp Clothes, Bibs, Bottles (no used nipples), Plates, Sippy Cups, Nursing Covers, Etc.
  • No rubber or silicone coated feeding or serving items (i.e. silverware / food items).
  • Bundle and pin bibs together; pin the tag to the bibs.
  • Bag other items and bundle multiples together.
    • Try to make sure all items in the bag are as visible as possible
    • Make sure to attach the tag to the item if possible, but if not then attach the tag to the bag itself

Infant Gear

  • Bumbos / Booster Seats, Potty Seats, Gates, Playmats, High Chairs, Exer-Saucers, Bouncy Seats, Pack-n-Plays, Strollers, Car Seats, Bath Tubs and more!
  • Items must be CLEAN!
  • Car Seats must have been manufactured within the last six years. It must not be subject to recall or have been in an accident. You are responsible to print, review, and attach the used Car Seat Checklist *Insert link here for car seat checklist* to each car seat. All seat covers and straps must be thoroughly cleaned.  
  • No baby bath tubs manufactured before October 2017.
  • Pack-n-Plays must be assembled.

Infant Carriers

  • Must be clean and complete with all pieces.
  • Hang & pin the carrier on the hanger.                                                                               

Toys

  • Toys sell GREAT! If you price them reasonably, you’ll take nothing home!
  • Toys must be clean and complete with working batteries.

Electronic Toys

  • Nintendo Switch, Wii, Xbox, Playstation, PSP, DS, Leap Frog, etc.
  • Secure game cases closed with tape.
  • Bag individual game cartridges (missing case) and tape them to a large piece of cardboard with packing tape. 
  • Battery-operated items must have working batteries.

Large, Outdoor and Riding Toys

  • Kitchens, work benches, toy boxes, sand boxes, picnic tables, wagons, bicycles, play houses, Power Wheels, trampolines, slides, patio furniture, climbing sets, slides, castles, tents, and more!
  • Clean, no dry-rotting, rust, or sun fading.
  • Bicycles must have inflated tires and be free of rust and tears in seat or handles.
  • Use rope or packing tape to attach items together (i.e. lids of sand castles).

Stuffed Animals

  • The ONLY stuffed animals accepted are:
    • Build-A-Bear
    • Character plush toys such as Mickey Mouse, Elmo, name brand book and movie characters
    • Interactive plush toys such as a talking or educational toy
  • Like-new condition – free of odors, stains, rips, tears, holes or damage.

Books

  • All stages of reading, Educational Workbooks, Homeschool Resources, 
  • Group books together in bags; do not rubber band as books will separate.
  • Use masking or painters tape to attach tag (over barcodes).

Games

  • If the game has a box,  tape it closed and note on tag that all pieces are accounted for; boxes will be opened at Check-It Table.
  • If no box, bag any small parts and securely attach the bag to the main game; if parts get separated the item will not sell.
  • painter’s tape. This is to ensure that the label does not damage the game when it is removed.

Movies

  • DVD and BluRay movies; no VHS
  • Prescreen the Movies for any skips or viewing issues.
  • Wipe them clean & place in the correct case. Tape the case closed with packing tape.
  • Place rubber bands around groupings or place them in a bag; clearly identify the titles on the tag or written in sharpie on the bag.
  • If books or DVDs are in a bag, please attach the label directly to the bag with packing tape

Puzzles

  • Puzzles must be complete
  • Wrap assembled wooden puzzles with plastic wrap.
  • Attach tag to box with masking or painters tape.

Athletic / Sport Gear and Equipment

  • Bats, golf clubs, baseball gloves, skateboards, skates, hockey sticks, helmets, fishing poles, tents, sleeping bags and more!
  • Helmets that have sustained a major impact.
  • Secure tag to item with zip tie when feasible.
  • Tents must be complete and free of mold and musty odors.                                                                       

Furniture & Decor

  • Cribs (manufactured June 28, 2011 or later), changing tables, dressers, twin beds, bunk beds and more!
  • Cribs must be assembled.
  • Nursery and Youth Furniture
  • Children’s Room Décor only – lamps, wall hangings, frames, etc.

Backpacks, Lunch Boxes & Luggage

  • Must be clean, free of damage with working zippers or latches.
  • Children’s styles only.

 

Ways to Maximize Your Sell-Through Rate and EARN MORE MONEY:

  • Make sure your inventory is clean and the total # of items meaningful (what you will actually have time to tag and bring to the sale).
  • When transferring items from a previous sale, make sure you intend to sell them in the current sale – do not transfer items that are off-season, you’ve decided to give away, or have sold elsewhere. Any item in your current inventory that is not brought to the sale will count against your sell-through rate.
  • Inspect EVERYTHING at home first to ensure they meet KidStuff Sale quality expectations. Unsellable items removed from the floor negatively affect your sellthrough rate.
  • Make sure toys have working batteries and large equipment has been wiped down. Dirty or non-working items will be pulled from the floor and negatively affect your sell-through rate.
    Secure your tags to your items properly. Use packing tape, a hole punch and zip ties to reinforce tags. (Place packing tape over the top part of the label, punch a hole through the packing tape and label, zip tie it to the item.)
  • Place high value, smaller items near the register; minimum of $20.
  • Pin clothing tags through the middle of the tag, with the safety pin going through the clothing twice. Lost tags = lost sales.
  • Use detailed descriptions on your tags to help your tag be “reunited” with the item if they are separated.
  • Price competitively and discount your items!
  • Don’t “price up” to earn a few extra dollars. If a toy typically sells for $5.00 and you price it at $6.50, it may not sell until discount day – then you’ll only earn $3.25 instead of the $5.00 if you had priced it correctly!

 

Pricing Your Items

The Secret to a Great Sell-Through:  Price Your Items to SELL!

  • Price competitively to sell at full price! Everyone has lots to sell, especially infant sizes. 
  • Clothing will be worth less the following season – discount so you are not carrying it home.
  • A good rule of thumb is to price items at 25–35% of the original retail value, depending on the brand and condition of the item. If an item was hardly worn, still has tags, or is a specialty item, consider pricing at 30% of the retail price.
  • If you aren’t sure of the retail value, compare it to the prices of similar items currently online or in stores.
  • If you are struggling to price an item, ask yourself what you would pay for it if you were a shopper. For example, if you value the item at $5, price it at $3.50 or $4 to ensure it sells before Discount Day.
  • Say YES, to discount on your barcode tag – our most successful sellers always discount on Discount Day. If the item is still there at the end of the sale it may be overpriced. You don’t want to carry home armloads of unsold items!

Price Right for Big Earning$!

Sell-Through Rates

High sell-through rates can earn you free registration,  valet check-in, access to shop earlier and early access to registration for the next event!

The KidStuff Sale Team wants each seller to have a high sell-through % rate and make the highest profit for your effort. Tracking this information also indicates to the KidStuff Team the sellers who are pricing, preparing and presenting their gently used items.

The sell-through rate is the number of items sold divided by the number of the items entered into the tagging system. For example, if you sell 149 items out of the 157 items entered into the barcode system – you’ve achieved a 94.9% sell-through rate (149 / 157 = 94.9%). 

If you entered 295 items, brought 275 items and sold 250 items, your sell through rate will be 85% (250 / 295 = 85%). If you had removed those 20 items you weren’t bringing before the cutoff time, you would have achieved a higher sell through rate of 91% (250 / 275 = 91%).

This is why it is especially important to remove / exclude off-season items that you are not bringing to the event. Also, remove any barcodes you didn’t end up using before the system locks and your starting inventory is captured.

 

Using My Consignment Manager (MyCM) to Create Barcode Tags

KidStuff Sale utilizes My Consignment Manager (MyCM) to allow you to electronically enter all of your items, print your tags, and manage your inventory. The cost of using this system is included in your registration fee.

Benefits to you:

  • Easy to use
  • Electronically enter your tags from any computer, tablet or phone with internet access
  • Calculate your potential sales
  • Print lists of your sold and unsold inventory
  • Print an itemized donation list (unsold items) for your taxes
  • Transfer unsold items from one KidStuff Sale to another without retagging
  • View sold items before picking up unsold items and receiving payment
  • Access begins when you register for a sale

General Tag Info

Please make sure to use a great quality printer with adequate ink when printing from home. If the barcode is blurry or the ink is faded then the item won’t scan and will have to be manually entered which slows down the lines substantially.

  • The Copy Palace (owner Robert Lampton) is a frequent partner of KidStuff to print tags and has amazing pricing for us! Just email your tag PDF to: copyboy.rl@gmail.com and tags can be picked up Mon – Fri 9am – 4pm. We strongly recommend calling before you head over, his office number is 502-254-5300. 10478 Bluegrass Parkway, Louisville, 40299. 

There are two types of tags that can be used:

 Full Tag: Print 8 / Page

  • Hold Item Tag: (Large Item) Prints 2 / Page
    • These should be used for items that cannot be carried to the hold area, items that don’t fit into an IKEA bag or items valued $20+ that you wish to have secured at the high value area near the registers.
    • Keep both parts of the tag intact

Creating Barcode Tags

Detailed information is beneficial in the case that a tag falls off an item. Power tagging is an option for those who do not wish to enter details. See below for Power Tagging information.

  1. Organize your items into groups by type: toys, clothing, equipment, etc. Sort all clothing by gender, type, and size. Sorting before entering items will save you time, as you’ll only have to re-enter the price and description for each new item. Item categories remain the same until you change them.
  2. Enter your items into MyCM. 
  3. Fill out as much detail as possible in the ”Brand”  field, starting with the brand, and use all characters available in this field. Continue to use the “Description” field to provide brief details about each item. Include brand (i.e. Gymboree, Lands End), size (i.e. 18-24m, , Youth), then other descriptions (i.e. color, style, dimensions, # of pieces). The detailed information helps with security, placing your items in the appropriate areas of the sales floor, and locating items with lost tags.
  4. Size your items appropriately, so they are placed in the best area for buyers to see. Clothing is organized by gender and size. The size field does not offer ranges, items should go into the smaller size of the range if your item has a range. (For example, sizes 10-12 should be tagged as a size 10.)
  5. Edit your tags through the Manage Inventory. Here you can print inventory reports, edit groups of or individual items. 
  6. Print tags any time you want: in intervals or all at once when you finish entering your items. Print tags only on white cover stock or cardstock 67 lb. weight or heavier. If the cardstock is too thin, it will easily tear away from the item. Colored and textured cardstock makes scanning difficult.
  7. Check your tags to make sure the barcode is clear and is not excessively dark. (The ‘normal’ setting is best to use when printing.)
  8. Each item must have a unique barcode item # – never reprint a barcode tag page. Sellers are paid once per barcode item #.

An alternative, lesser recommended option if you’re running out of time or you don’t want to enter detailed information, is Power Tagging where you can create pre-priced barcode tags. See the next section for information. 

Power Tagging

Power Tagging is when a seller creates a large quantity of pre-price barcode tags without description detail. Tags are required to have accurate categories and sizes but do not require detailed information. This can be helpful when pricing items such as books, accessories, etc.  Power Tagging is helpful when you are short on time and need to create tags before the online inventory system locks in preparation for the event. Power Tagging is fast and easy if online reporting and tracking are not important to you. 

Here are some PROS and CONS (reasons why we do not recommend Power Tagging) to using pre-priced barcode tags:

PROS

  • Power Tagging saves loads of time entering data into the system.
  • Great option for people who don’t type fast or are less experienced with computers.
  • When power tagging, you can still hand write details onto the tag.

CONS 

  • If a tag falls off during the event we can’t match blank tags up with items and this item will not sell.  *We do not sell items without tags.
  • Sellers are not able to track specific items that have sold during the sale. 
  • Sellers who pickup unsold items are not able to run a report of what items they are looking for. *This is not an issue for sellers who select ‘Donate’ on all items.
  • Sellers may not pick up any items that have a lost tag without proof from their MyCM description that it is their item. 
  • These items are not as easily transferred to the Virtual Sale. *The Virtual Sale requires descriptions for online selling. 

 

Transferring Inventory 

Once you enter a barcode into MyCM, you can edit, transfer, and reprint it for future events. The only exception would be categories that may not be accepted at specific events – for example, items sold in a virtual sale that are not accepted at the in person sale. 

Note: The previous sale must be unlocked by KidStuff in order for you to access the unsold items that you want to transfer. This is usually done one or two days after the close of that sale.

  1. Register and log into the upcoming sale.
  2. Under the main menu in the upcoming sale, select “Item Transfer”.
  3. From the drop-down box, select which event you wish to transfer from. You’ll now be looking at the previous sale’s inventory. If you are close to the previous sale date you may notice items are marked “$$$” or “Not Sold”. This will occur until sold items are purged. 
  4. Select the items and barcode tags you want to transfer by clicking on the appropriate checkboxes. Choose only those items that are accepted for the upcoming season and that you know you physically have. *Recommend inventorying as you transfer items.
  5. Select “Transfer Items Now”.
  6. Once you have transferred your items, go back to “Manage Items” to confirm the transfer.
  7. MyCM will store off-season barcode data for up to 18 months.

Tried these steps and still need help? Contact support@kidstuffsale.com.

 

(This was a separate block to the right of the page) Transferring barcodes from one KidStuff Sale to another is easy! Whether you are joining us the same season, at another event location, or saving items for the next season sale – once the tagging work is done transferring unsold items is super easy!

Printing Your Barcode Tags

*Note: The MyCM deadline to enter your items is for data entry only! You may generate your PDF barcode tag file and print your tags any time after the deadline.

After you enter your items, you can print at home or you can use one of our partner printers.

    1. From the Manage Items page, select the drop-down menu next to “Show [#] entries”, select the maximum number to print all entries
  • Select the blank box in the top left corner of the grid. This should select all checkboxes. (Note: If you will be printing any of the “hold item” tags, you will need to uncheck these boxes when printing “full tag”.)
  1. Select “Print“ at the top of the page.
  2. Select the appropriate tags you wish to generate. (Note: If you have more than the maximum number it displays, you will need to print the second page listing of items as well.)
  3. Download the file.
  4. This will print to a .pdf. You must have Adobe to open this file. Choose to save to your computer or to print.
When printing with a KidStuff Sale Partner Printer:

Our partner printers will print your PDF on the required 60+ lb. white cardstock and cut them if you’d like. The service is wonderful and the tags scan great–meaning faster register lines! With our partner printers, you save ink, paper, and time!

Simply create your tag PDF file within the system and save it to your hard drive. Address an email to the printer of your choice and attach the PDF file. Be sure to specify that you want the tags printed on 60+ lb. card stock and cut!

The bundle of tags shown above (approx. 300 tags) costs $8.00*.

*Prices will vary depending on the printer partner – call to confirm current pricing! Copy Palace is the best deal – we suggest you check pricing before you choose a printer.

Printing Partners

Louisville

Copy Palace, Inc. 

open Monday – Friday

10478 Bluegrass Parkway 

Louisville, KY 40299

(502) 254-5300

copyboy.rl@gmail.com

 

Middletown Printing & Copying

11714 Old Shelbyville Road

Louisville, KY 40243

(502) 244-8711

copiestogo@bellsouth.net

Office Depot

1850 Hurstbourne Parkway

Louisville, KY 40220

(502) 491-6725

ods02338cpc@officedepot.com

Oldham County

Fine Print Shop

4725 W. Highway 146

Buckner, KY 40010

(502) 222-0208

fineprintshop@gmail.com

Southern Indiana

Office Depot

310 New Albany Plaza (State St)

New Albany, IN 47150

(812) 941-0899

ods02384cpc@officedepot.com

Office Depot

706 E Lewis And Clark Parkway

Clarksville, IN 47129

(812) 283-8364

ods00331cpc@officedepot.com

 

Tagging Supplies

  • Hole Punch – This will help when you need to zip tie your tags to an item.
  • Wire Hangers – You can get these from most dry cleaners for free. They can also be bought on Amazon, Walmart or at a Dollar Store.
  • Safety Pins – Variety of sizes to secure clothing to hangers and secure tags to clothing. No 1” gold pins please!
  • Zip Ties – Variety of sizes to attach tags to shoes and secure things together.
  • Laundry Detergent – Clean and brighten clothes before selling to remove odors and dirt. 
  • Dryer Sheets – Use something with a pleasant aroma, nothing too strong, to give the clothes a nice fresh scent. 
  • Clothing Rack or Place to Hang Your Clothes – Make sure to identify a place in your home to put your clothes once they are on hangers. You don’t want to risk them getting wrinkled and undo all your hard prep-work.
  • Unique Print or Colored Tape – This can be used on the top of your hangers to help quickly identify your items during pick-up after the sale.
  • Ziploc Bags – You will want a variety of sizes to be used for small pieces or items with multiple pieces that can’t be zip-tied together.
  • Packing Tape – To attach your tags to your bags (or large items) and sealing ziploc bags closed.
  • Masking or Painters Tape – To attach tags to books, puzzles or other items where packing tape may damage the item.
  • Several Cloths or Box of Swiffer Cloths – To wipe down and clean items.
  • Batteries – Dollar store batteries are fine; you will need these to replace the ones in any items that require batteries.
  • Screwdriver – To replace batteries.
  • Lint Roller – To tidy up the fuzz left behind on darker clothing.
  • Clothing Shaver – Use this if you have minor pilling on sweaters. If it doesn’t come off with this, it doesn’t come to the sale!
  • Scissors – Something always needs trimmed or cut off.
  • Cover Stock #67lbs or Higher – We recommend 90lb cardstock, but no less than 67lb cover stock, for printing your tags. Tags printed on 20lb printer paper will NOT be accepted. White or cream-colored paper only.
  • Paper Cutter – A paper cutter will reduce your tag prepping time drastically, but scissors will get the job done.

 

Preparing for Check In

Place non-clothing items in disposable bags or ones you do not expect to get back (i.e. larger paper or plastic shopping bags, please reserve boxes for fragile and heavy items such as books, etc.) 

Number bags accordingly for smooth check-in: *updated Feb 2022

  1. Shoes, Backpacks, Purses (cleats go with shoes)
  2. Kids Accessories, Belts, Underwear, Socks, Training Pants
  3. Winter/Sun Hats, Mittens, Hair Accessories, Gloves
  4. Sheets, Blankets, Pottery Barn Bedding, Room Décor, Room Accessories
  5. Infant Goods / Gear: Feeding, Infant Blankets, Home Safety, Crib Accessories, Car Seat Accessories, Onesies, Sleepers, Diaper Bags 
  6. Toys 
  7. Electronics, DVD / BluRay, CD, Etc.
  8. Puzzles, Games, Crafts
  9. Seasonal Accessories: Halloween / Easter/ Summer Pool Toys / Life Jackets
  10. Sporting Goods (sports / training pants should be grouped with clothing)
  11. Books

Clothing MUST be bundled with a rubber band at the top of the hanger; grouped separately by size and gender. Up to ~25 items per bundle. Bundling with rubber bands is an integral part of the inspection process as well as making flooring clothing quicker.

Although most drop-off locations have a covered area, you can cover the bundles with garbage bags if it is raining. Bags do not take the place of rubber band requirement and must be removed before leaving the venue!

Standard Check-In Procedure

  • Arrive at your scheduled time and pull up under portico. ark and come into the venue; please DO NOT leave your car unattended in the loading area! Once you’ve gathered all of your items and checked out, then you may move your car to the portico to load your items if need be.
  • Sellers place non-clothing items in the designated areas based on the numbering system (#1-11) and hang your rubber banded groupings of clothes by size & gender.
  • Arrive at the venue at your selected check-in appointment time. Unload items packaged #1 – #9 into the lobby. Drive around to back door to check-in large toy items and furniture and sporting goods bag #10.  Then proceed to garage door to unload clothing and books bag/box #11 .
  • Once unloaded, park your car, return to the venue to complete check-in by putting all of your bags in the appropriate area on the sale floor – KidStuff team will provide direction.  Lastly, put out your clothing, books (#11) and shoes (#1).
  • While we do have rolling racks and carts, we cannot guarantee they will be available so we recommend you bring your own device to carry your items.
  • Clothing will be placed on the racks in the correct section by gender & size STILL IN GROUPS WITH THE RUBBER BANDS ON THE HANGERS. This is very important as it helps to facilitate our inspection process.
  • When you are done putting items in appropriate areas, you will check-in at the table by the entrance. Make sure you have electronically signed your seller agreement.

Valet Check-In Procedure

Valet is available to sellers who have earned this incentive based on high sell through from a previous sale or sellers have chosen the donate all option when entering items.  Space is limited.

There are two ways to take advantage of the Valet Check-In:

  1. Mark ALL items DONATE .
  2. Earn this service for FREE through a high sell-through rate in the previous sale.

 

Arrive at the venue at your selected check-in appointment time. You do not need to get out of the car – you will pull up to the venue entrance where we will unload your car and then we will place all your items on the sales floor for you!

 

You MUST bundle your clothes with rubber bands; grouped separately by size and gender. You will be required to remove trash bags and install rubber bands prior to acceptance if this is not properly completed or fees may be assessed.

Write the category # on the outside of each box/bag. Items are inspected as they are placed on the sale floor. You must have all items properly bagged and marked prior to acceptance or fees may be assessed. 

 

It is the seller’s responsibility to make sure all KidStuff Sale standards are met or items will not be put out for sale and fees may be assessed.

 

Pick-Up Procedure

All the hard work is done and, hopefully, you’ve sold almost all your inventory! So, what about items that didn’t sell?

If you selected “DONATE”, then you are done! 

  • If you did not select “DONATE”, but have so little left that you’ve decided you no longer want to pick up your items, great! Just leave them and any items not picked up will be donated. 
  • A donation tax slip will be provided via email following the sale.

If you did not select “DONATE” and want to pick up your items:

  • Sellers will be notified of the unsold item pick-up time frame – unsold items must be claimed at that time, NO EXCEPTIONS. 
  • Sellers may run an unsold item report from manage inventory prior to arriving at the venue or cross reference inventory to settlement reports.
  • Park and come into the venue; please DO NOT leave your car unattended in the loading area! Once you’ve gathered all of your items and checked out, then you may move your car to the portico to load your items if need be.
  • We recommend you bring your own bag or wagon to collect your unsold items. 
  • Remaining unsold items will be displayed in retail display order, by type, gender, size, etc.
  • Items with lost tags will be on display – MyCM inventory descriptions must match in order to claim an item with missing a tag. 
  • Items found to be unsellable or rejected will also be displayed to be claimed. 
  • Sign out your inventory with a KidStuff Sale team member before leaving.

As stated in the seller agreement, KidStuff Sale cannot take responsibility for lost or stolen / creatively shopped items. We also cannot hold items after pick-up ends. You are welcome to notify us of items that you cannot locate and we will ask the donation pickup team to check for them when loading.

How to Get Paid

    • KidStuff Sale uses PayPal to transfer seller proceeds 10-14 days after the event* 
    • If you already have a PayPal account, set up with your KidStuff registration email you are good to go. 
    • If your PayPal account was created with a different email, login and add your KidStuff registration email as the secondary email.
    • If you do not have a PayPal account go to PayPal.com and click on Sign Up – or you can wait until you are prompted when receiving our proceeds email from KidStuff Sale.
    • Once you receive your proceeds, you can deposit your sales directly into your personal bank account or shop using PayPal.
    • If PayPal is not an option for you KidStuff Sale will mail paper checks (less an $7 processing fee) once unclaimed funds are returned to KidStuff Sale – It is a PayPal policy to return unclaimed funds 30 days after the date of issue.
    • Question about PayPal? Contact PayPal customer service 888-221-1161.

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