Consignment Information

How do I get started?

It all starts with a picture! Simply email a photo of furniture items to info@wabisabishop.com.

What is accepted?

We are interested in any attractive piece that would fit in the home. Below is a list of what we accept:

  • Furniture with Timeless Styling:
  • Tables (all kinds)
  • Chairs, Barstools
  • Sofas, Loveseats, Sectionals
  • Chests, Trunks
  • Beds (with frames)
  • Dressers
  • Nightstands
  • Armoires
  • Bookcases, Etageres
  • Plant Stands
  • Home Decor
  • Decorative Accessories
  • Vintage Costume Jewelry
  • Framed Artwork and Mirrors
  • Lamps and Clocks (battery or bulb must be supplied)
  • Table Linens
  • Planters, Vases & Pottery
  • Glassware, Flatware
  • Fireplace Accessories
  • Seasonal Items

Please Note – Although we carefully inspect items before acceptance, defective items can be missed and reserve the right to remove any defective items. Once notified, you will have 3 days to reclaim the items before disposed of or donated to charity.

What is not accepted?

Please do not be offended if we do not accept all of your items. Experience has shown what will and won’t sell. We may not accept items housed in a smoking or pet environment. We retain the right to decline items for consignment based on current inventory levels, your asking price, condition or past experience.

  • No Thank-You (not accepted)
  • Mattresses, Bedding/Bath Linens
  • China, Silver Plated items
  • Pressed Glass Dishes
  • Infants Furniture & Accessories
  • Clothing & Jewelry
  • Toys & Games (unless vintage)
  • Sports or Camping Equipment
  • Appliances – Large or Small
  • Electronics, Cameras, Computers
  • Luggage
  • Unframed Artwork, Posters
  • Exercise Equipment
  • Pet supplies
  • Personal or Medical Supplies
  • Paperback Books
  • Souvenir Items
  • Videos, Tapes, CDs, Records
  • Building Materials, Hardware
  • Candles
  • Plastic Floral and Greenery
  • Power Tools
  • Garage Sale Items

What about holiday or seasonal items?

About 6 weeks before major holidays we will start accepting decorations and holiday items. Seasonal items that do not sell need to be picked up within a week after the holiday. If not reclaimed within two weeks after the holiday, they will be donated to charity.

How do I prepare my items?

As you prepare to bring your items to the shop, ask yourself, “Would I buy it in its current condition?” If not, take a minute to dust, polish, clean or vacuum your item. We may not accept items that are not adequately prepared for sale – and if we do, we may charge a handling fee to clean, polish, touch-up, repair, etc. Attention to details will make the difference in how well an item looks and sells. Remember, the key to a profitable sale is quality control and presentation!

When can I bring items to the shop?

Bring your items to the shop Monday through Friday from 10 – 5. Our busiest day is Saturday, but if that’s the only day you can stop in, please call first.

Do you provide pick-up and delivery?

Yes -We offer delivery service for “van-sized” items for a nominal fee within a 10-mile radius. We are limited by size and weight so please inquire. Fees for pick-up are paid at time of pick-up to our driver and fees for delivery are paid at time of purchase in our showroom. For large or heavy items, we will be happy to put you in touch with a local delivery service that does business with other local consignment shops.

Can I check the sales status of the items I’ve consigned?

As an added service, consignors may monitor their account and inventory on-line via the “Consignor Log-in” button on our website. Or just stop in the store and we can give you a print out of what has sold. Please, no phone calls for status checks.

How long is the consignment period?

We maintain consignor contracts for 10 – 12 weeks. This results in a constant turnover of quality goods, promoting high repeat shopper traffic.

How are prices set?

Our staff will discuss pricing with you when you bring in your items – we call it the intake screening. Usually consigned furniture will sell between 25% and 35% of the original retail value, accessory pieces a little higher. We price items based upon the quality, condition, age and popularity of the item. By using information that you supply (age, original cost, history, last cleaning or reupholstering and your expectations) along with our knowledge, we strive to obtain the best return for your merchandise as possible. If you can not wait for the intake screening, you may also authorize us to price your merchandise for you.

Are there markdowns?

Markdowns will occur on a monthly basis. If we think the price of your merchandise should be adjusted during the final markdown, you will be consulted. Additional reductions may apply during holiday specials or quarterly sales.

What percentage will I make?

We are partners with you on a 50/50 basis in regards to Furniture.  With everything else, you will receive 40%.  If you wish to take your proceeds in store credit, you will receive an additional 10% as a bonus from us!  We retain the other portion for our efforts in selling and displaying your belongings. We’re here to work for you: We operate seven days a week to sell your home furnishings and  display your items in attractive, well-lit, eye-catching settings. We advertise the store location and hours using several media venues and have a great website that allows thousands of interested buyers to preview what’s in our showroom. We accept all major credit cards. And our staff is great at assisting buyers with their decorating needs.

Are there any hidden or additional fees?

There are no hidden fees.

  • There is a one-time $15 account set-up fee that will be deducted from the first check you receive.
  • A nominal administration/ item fee will be applied (paid by the buyer) to each item/ticket. This fee has no affect on consignor’s payment and will not be reflected on your inventory list.
  • Items picked up before the end of the contract will be subject to a handling charge of $25 early retrieval fee.

When am I paid?

Consignor’s checks will be ready for pick-up at the shop by the 10th of each month for accounts amounting to $20 or more, generated by the previous month’s sales. For consignors who live out of town, checks are mailed on the 10th of each month and will have $2 deducted to cover postage and handling. Or if you prefer, at the time of your intake screening, you may indicate you wish to have your checked mailed. The same $2 fee will apply.

What happens if my items don’t sell?

At the time of consignment, we will ask you to indicate how to proceed, should your item not sell. You will have two options:

  • Reclaim your item.
  • Donate unsold items to charity and receive a tax deductible receipt in December of the year donated

What happens if I forget to reclaim my items?

After the end of your  contract, you will have a 7-day grace period in which to make arrangements to retrieve your items. During the intake screening we will establish a FINAL PICK-UP DATE and it will be noted on the agreement that you sign. We will not call or contact you to remind you. It is your responsibility to track the expiration and FINAL PICK-UP DATE. Anything that is left beyond that date will be sold or donated.  All proceeds will go to charity.

Do you have insurance to cover my items?

The Wabi Sabi Shop has general liability insurance and coverage for our business property. However, since we do not own the items you consign with us, you may wish to cover any items of exceptional value under your home-owners/renters insurance policy. We can not be held responsible for any damage, breakage, loss by fire, water, theft or other loss to the item.

Intake Form, Terms & Conditions, Consignors Agreement