It all starts with a picture! Simply email a photo of furniture items to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are interested in any attractive piece that would fit in the home. Below is a list of what we accept:
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
We maintain consignor contracts for 10 – 12 weeks. This results in a constant turnover of quality goods, promoting high repeat shopper traffic.
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.
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.
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.
There are no hidden fees.
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.
At the time of consignment, we will ask you to indicate how to proceed, should your item not sell. You will have two options:
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.
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.