Q: What is the Consignment Sale?

The GMOM All Season Consignment Sale is held once a year. It is where our members can sell and purchase children's clothing (up to size 16), maternity clothing, toys, baby equipment and baby furniture. There is a Members Only sale on Friday evening and a public sale on Saturday. It is also our largest fundraiser, and proceeds from it fund our club's events.

 

Q: What all can and cannot be sold?

Items that can be sold include: children's clothing (up to size 16) including shoes, toys, books, games, videos, bouncy seats, high chairs, exer-saucers, strollers, car seats, booster seats, bedding, changing tables, Pack-N-Plays, bottles, plastics (cups, plates, bowls, utensils, etc), outdoor play equipment, bicycles, etc.

 

Items that CANNOT be sold include: CRIBS, stuffed animals, nipples, pacifiers, etc.

 

Q: When is it/Where is it/What time is it?

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The Members Only sale is Friday night, the Public Sale is Saturday from 9:00am - 1:00pm.

 

Q: How do I register?

You can register for sale by clicking register on the consignment sale page to access My Consignment Manager.

 

Q: How much is it to register?

A non-refundable seller fee of $15 can be paid by check or paid online via My Consignment Manager for $15.76 through PayPal.

 

Q: Can anyone sell at the GMOM sale?

No. Currently, we only allow our members to sell. If you have twins, triplets, or more and would like to become a member, click here!

 

Q: What if I register and then am unable to sell?

All sellers must pay a non-refundable registration fee of $15 via check or $15.76 via PayPal. If you register to sell and then cannot work your shift or participate in the sale, your seller fee is always non-refundable.

 

Q: What's a shift?

Everyone who sells is required to work a shift at the sale. The choices are all described on our Shifts by clicking here.

 

Q: What happened to job cards?

We are requiring all sellers to take flyers to three locations with a signature and turn them in at check-in.

 

Q: What's the password to be able to register?

To be able to sell, you must be a current paid member with no outstanding fines. You can create your own username and password.  Make sure you write down your username and password to access your information after the sale. You MUST enter the My Consignment Manager website via the GMOM website for it to work correctly for OUR sale.

 

Q: What kind of tag system do we use?

We use My Consignment Manager (MyCM for short), which generates tags for use with scanners and computers for easier inventory and more accurate sales. Click here to see a sample tag. If you are new seller, we offer training to help you. If you need training, send us an e-mail here.

 

Q: If I am a new seller, do I need training?

Yes, if you have never used My Consignment Manager before. Training is done on an as-needed basis, but must be completed before August 17th, 2014 in order to sell at the Spring Sale. If you need training, send us an e-mail here.

 

Q: Do I need a clothing rack?

Yes, if you intend to sell clothes. One clothing rack is required per 80 pieces of clothing. (Approximately 80 pieces of clothing maximum for winter items, and approximately 100 pieces of clothing maximum for summer items). This is enforced! For more information about clothing racks, see the guidelines here.

 

Q: How do I tag clothes/shoes/bedding/toys/Pack-N-Plays/furniture?

First and foremost, remember that stained or torn clothing, broken toys or furniture, or any recalled item of any kind is NOT ALLOWED.

 

CLOTHES: Tag clothes by using a tagging gun through the clothing item’s manufacturer’s tag in the neckline OR through the seams along the left armpit. Tagging guns can be purchased via ebay for less than $10. You can also use safety pins to pin the tags to the clothing. Pin the tags along the website address to the front of the clothing item on the right hand side facing the item. Onesies, bibs, socks, and other smaller items may be put in plastic bags with the tag taped to the bag with clear packing tape or masking tape. Make sure to tape ABOVE the website address or else it will be difficult to remove the tag.

 

SHOES You can tag shoes a few different ways. If the shoes are for children under 1 year old, you may place the shoes in a plastic bag and tape the tag to the plastic bag with clear packing tape or masking tape. Otherwise, please do not use plastic bags. Make sure to tape ABOVE the website address or else it will be difficult to remove the tag. Remember that all tags are cut at checkout and scanned in for purchase. If the shoes can be zip tied together, use a zip tie and place the tag through the zip tie too. Zip ties are available at Wal-Mart, Target, etc. for a pack of 100 for approximately $2. For boots, use packing tape or string to wrap around both boots and tape the tag to one boot.

 

BEDDING Bedding items can be tagged a few different ways also. Drape baby blankets and quilts over large (adult size) hangers and adhere with safety pins to ensure they don’t fall off and then place tags onto the bedding with either a tagging gun or safety pins on the left side of the items. For baby crib sets, place them in extra large Ziploc plastic bags with the tag taped to the front. You might want to take a digital picture of the bedding in the crib and tape that to the front as well so potential buyers can see just how cute your bedding is!

 

TOYS Toys can be tagged a few different ways depending on the toy. Books, puzzles and games are best tagged with the tag taped to the front left side, but be aware of small pieces that may rip when the tape is removed. If this is the case, place puzzles or games in plastic bags or wrap with plastic wrap to keep the small pieces in and the tag adhered. Make sure all games and puzzles have all pieces.

 

•PACK-N-PLAYS Pack-N-Plays cannot be set up to sell—there simply isn’t room. Make sure all pieces are included and placed in the Pack-N-Play bag. Tape or safety pin the tag to the outside of the bag. You might want to tape a picture of the set up Pack-N-Play to the front so that potential buyers can see it all set up. A very common question from buyers is ‘What’s it look like?’.

 

FURNITURE Cribs, Changing tables, gliders, high chairs, strollers, swings and all other items on furniture should have the tag taped to an area that is easily seen. If you still have the manufacturer’s booklet that the item came with, include that too by safety pinning, taping, or placing it in a plastic bag and taping it to the item.

 

Remember that every single thing you tag will be moved, grabbed and jostled around so if the tag is even slightly loose, it WILL fall off. If the tag falls off, we are unable to sell the item and it may not get returned to you. Make sure every single tag is adhered properly to ensure the item can be sold!

 

Q: How should I price things?

Pricing is ultimately up to the seller, but everyone wants to sell everything they bring! A good rule of thumb for pricing is to price the item one-half the original price if it was purchased new and in relatively good used condition. If it was purchased used, price it for about one-third lower than the purchased used price.

 

Q: What sizes should I use?

There are many sizes to choose from in My Consignment Manager (MyCM) in the pull down menu. Use sizes for clothing items ONLY. Use size 0 for toys, books, games, puzzles, furniture and all non-clothing items.

 

Q: How can I get stains out?/What's the best way to remove stains?

Use the self-serve car wash high pressure sprayer to clean cloth parts of strollers, car seats & port-a-cribs.

Use WD-40 spray lubricant or De-Solv-it to remove stickers & crayon marks on plastic toys.

Use rubbing alcohol to remove fresh markers & ink.

Use rust remover to take out Georgia clay stains.

To make clothes more sellable, ironing will make many outfits look great.

A little bleach and elbow grease will increase your profit and improve our reputation as a great sale.

If you would not consider buying it yourself…THROW IT OUT!

 

Q: How can I buy a GMOM t-shirt?

All members who work the sale on Friday night or the Saturday sale are required to wear a GMOM t-shirt. This helps us stand out from members of the general public. T-shirts are available in black, white and grey. We also have book bags, sweatshirts, and car magnets available. Please contact the Clothing Sale Chair for more information.

 

Q: What all happens on Thursday?

This day is when all the set up for the Clothing Sale happens. •Bring your completed flyers signatures, your signed guideline/registration form and any other information that has been requested.

Sellers may begin setting up ALL items, including large equipment, on Thursday night at 4:30 p.m. and must finish before 8:30 p.m. Item drop off resumes on Friday at 10:30 a.m. and must be completed by 3:00 p.m. Drop off times will be organized through MyCM by appointment only. In order to accomodate the simultaneous drop off of racks and items we are asking that on Thursday night those with children 0-2 years drop off items from 4:30-6 p.m., 2-6 years from 6-7 p.m., and 7+ from 6:30-8 p.m. Schedule accomodations can be made by contacting gwinnettmomsale@yahoo.com

Sellers that are working Thursday or Friday night and Saturday can purchase meals for $5 each day at check-in. Bring exact cash or check made payable to GMOM for your meal(s). You may bring your own meal, but there is no place in the Church to store it.

ALL SELLERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR SETTING UP THEIR OWN ITEMS. IT IS NOT THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CLOTHING SALE CHAIRS.

 

Q: What all happens on Friday?

This day is when the items are continued to be set up and the Members Sale happens. •Item drop off/set up starts at 10:30 a.m. on Friday and must be completed before 3:00 p.m.

Workers eat dinner around 5:00 p.m.

NO HUSBANDS, CHILDREN, STROLLERS, FRIENDS, AND/OR RELATIVES ARE PERMITTED ON FRIDAY NIGHT. Expecting members and post-partum members (up to 2 months) may bring one helper to assist with shopping.

In order to shop at 5:30 p.m. during the Seller’s Sale (Friday evening) a member must have all items set-up in gym by 3:00 p.m. and work a triple shift during the sale.

In order to shop at 6:00 p.m. during the Seller’s Sale a member must have all items set-up in gym by 3:00 p.m. and work a double shift during the sale.

In order to shop at 6:30 p.m. during the Seller’s Sale a member must have all items set-up in gym by 3:00 p.m. and work one FULL shift during the sale.

All non-selling, non-working members can shop at 7:00 p.m.

 

Q: What all happens on Saturday?

This day is the Public Sale. The Public Sale is from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Saturday first shift workers MUST arrive by 7:00 a.m. Second shift workers arrive at 8am.

Clothing Sale Chairs will announce lunch around 11:30 a.m. (dependent upon when the food arrives and how busy the sale is) and dismiss workers accordingly. All of us cannot eat at the same time.

After the sale is over, Clothing Sale Chairs will direct workers on how to breakdown the gym. Everything must be cleaned and out of the gym by 3:00 p.m.

 

Q: When do I drop off racks?

Racks must be in good working condition. They must have wheels or rubber stoppers on the bottom to protect the gym floor. Cut up tennis balls work too. Racks must be delivered to the gym in assembled condition and labeled with sellers name and/or number on Thursday night during your appointment time.

 

Q: When can I shop?

Buyers must be dues-paid members of GMOM in good standing with no outstanding obligations (fines, etc.). In order to shop at 5:30 p.m. during the Seller’s Sale (Friday evening) a member must have all items set-up in gym by 3:00 p.m. and work a triple shift during the sale.

 

In order to shop at 6:00 p.m. during the Seller’s Sale a member must have all items set-up in gym by 3:00 p.m. and work a double shift during the sale.

 

In order to shop at 6:30 p.m. during the Seller’s Sale a member must have all items set-up in gym by 3:00 p.m. and work a FULL shift during the sale.

 

All non-selling, non-working members can shop at 7:00 p.m.

 

Members of other Multiples Clubs will be allowed to shop at 7:30 p.m. with proof of membership.

 

Q: Can members of other Multiple Groups shop?

Yes, with proof of membership such as a membership card or Club Directory. Members of other Multiple Groups are allowed to shop Friday evening at 7:30 p.m.

 

Q: What do I need to do during my shift?

You must show up on time and work your complete shift. You should show up 15-30 minutes early to get training and receive any last minute information. Don’t be afraid to ask questions or help someone with a purchase. Everyone should remind customers that they will be required to show their receipt to the police officer when exiting. Also, every worker should know the CPSC law and how GMOM is keeping in compliance. The law is being publicized and you may receive questions. The Clothing Sale Chairs will provide information. Friday night workers are required to work their complete shift. Although time is given for shopping, you may not shop while you are working your shift.

 

Q: When do sellers get their checks?

Sellers receive their checks within three weeks of the clothing sale, usually at the first GMOM Meeting following the sale. If you are unable to attend the meeting, your check will be mailed the following day.

 

Q: My settlement report shows the registration fee but I already paid via check or PayPal. Am I being charged twice?

No! The settlement report by default includes the registration fee. The Clothing Sale Chairs keep careful records as to how the registration fee was paid, and you will not be charged twice. It is not GMOM policy to allow you to pay your seller’s fee after the Clothing Sale.

 

Q: My settlement report looks a little squirrelly. Why?

While we like to think that this electronic system is perfect, alas it is not. After the sale the settlement report may not show all your items due to duplicate seller numbers, incorrectly input seller numbers, etc. The Clothing Sale Chairs know this and go through every single seller’s report to make sure all sellers get paid for the correct items. Some sellers may have two or more settlement reports as a result. It is in the seller’s best interest to go through her inventory after the sale is over to ensure all her items are correct.

 

Q: How and when do I transfer items to the next sale?

Transferring items between consignment sales is easy in MyCM. The best time to do this is after registration is open for the next consignment sale. Then you can select the items you wish to move, select the sale to move your inventory to, and click on ‘Transfer items”. You can also run your own inventory reports and delete those items which have been donated and are no longer in your inventory. If you do not plan on selling at another consignment sale before the next GMOM sale, you will still want to go through your inventory to make sure it is correct.

Gwinnett Mothers Of Multiples Club

240-466-6074

PO Box 465201

Lawrenceville, GA 30042