Tuesday, January 22, 2013

How to Register as a New Consignor

We have had lots of questions on how to become a consignor and we wanted to try to give you some clear steps to sign up.

Step 1 Go to our website www.kiddykatsevent.com

Step 2 Click on "How to Become a Participant"


Step 3
The next screen you will see will look like this:
New Participant Registration

If you plan on using the computer entry/barcoding system (which we highly recommend!) Click on “New Participant Registration”

(If you plan on using handwritten 3x5 cards, click on “Contact Shelia” and send an email to Sheila requesting a Consignor number.)

Step 4
Now, the next screen you will see is your registration screen.

Provide us with this basic information and click “Submit”.

Step 5
We will contact you with your information!

We are looking forward to seeing all our new consignors at our fall sale!

Friday, August 24, 2012

It's Here!

Fall sale drop off began tonight and I'm positive that this will be our best sale yet!  75 new consignors this week!  Wow!  I hope everyone is ready to come shop 'til you drop next week!

Friday, August 10, 2012

It's Not Too Late, Participate!

Thank you for your interest in being a participant with Kiddy Kats! At Kiddy Kats you set the price and earn 70% of your total sales. We do most of the work for you! You just prepare your items and bring them to drop off. We do all the advertising and staff the event. You will make lots more money than you would at a garage sale or consignment store.
Why be a Participant?
  • Clean out your closets and make money with no yard sale hassles!
  • You set the price and there is no negotiating!
  • Your kids have the best clothes and toys at a fraction of the cost.
  • Earn higher percentages on your sales than in consignment shops.
  • See, touch, and smell the items you buy, unlike internet shopping Have fun with other moms who enjoy the same hobbies you do- shopping and saving money!
    How to become a participant:
    There are two ways to become a participant:
  1. For computer entry/ barcoding system selection: New Participant Registration or Returning Participant Registration
  2. For handwritten 3x5 cards Contact Sheila to get a participant number and arrange drop off time
After choosing your tagging method, the following steps will apply:
  1. Hang, Price and Tag items
  2. Drop off items at your arranged time. Drop off Appointment Scheduling
  3. Bring a self-addressed stamped envelope
  4. Fill out participant agreement
  5. Pay a 10.00 participant fee (advertising and rental)
  6. If not donating unsold items leave a container labeled with your participant number
    Participant BenefitsAs a participant you get to shop at a private sale on Tuesday evening before we open to the public and you get to shop Friday evening ½ price before we sell ½ price to the public on Saturday!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Promote Your Business With Kiddy Kats

We have lots of sponsorship opportunities at affordable prices. Let us help you reach your target market: moms with families.  Sign up as a Vendor and we can link to your site from our blog and might even give you a shout out on facebook!

Contact Sheila for complete information and opportunities.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Tips & Tricks to Tagging

Hello again all you beautiful consignors!  The sale drop off dates begin one month from today and we thought it would be helpful to just remind you of a few tips and tricks that make things easier for consignors, shoppers and workers.  Keep these tips in mind when tagging your items.

  • When tagging shoes please take the time to secure them with a wire tie that can be purchased at most stores (big lots has a bag of 50 for less than 2 dollars ) it really helps shoes stay together.
  • When using the tagging gun, please make sure to put the needle through the actual tag or in an inconspicuous place. The guns can cause tiny holes if just placed in the fabric of some items.
  • Please be sure to list the tag name as the first name in the description. This eliminates lost tag because the system pulls up the item immediately.
  • Do not double tag your items due to the fact that someone will pull your tag to purchase the item and then someone else will pull the other tag and think the item is still for sale. Especially on items that are to big to carry off the sales floor right away.
  • Use masking tape and write your consignor number on bigger items ,toys, stroller and baby furniture or any items that may be handled or played with frequently.  Tape this number on the bottom or inside the item. This helps if the tag falls off and we can't remember the owner.  We can use the number to look up and reprint the tag.
  • It is always important to use a clear concise descriptions.  Use color, size, and brand name because we may have the same item brought by many different consignors.
  • Please separate parts and pieces to toys (nuts and bolts) in a clear bag with the instructions to what it belongs to.  We want to keep all toy parts in a crate behind the checkout.  Too many kids open bags and loose toy parts.  Hand write on the tag that additional pieces are at checkout.  We can also do this at drop off.  After many sales we realize that kids can open and rip anything and shoppers can get home without all the peices!
  • If you haven't already please check out our work times available we really couldn't do the sale without your help .... We can usually accommodate anyone's schedule!
  • ADVERTISE! ADVERTISE! ADVERTISE! to everyone you know.  Facebook, twitter or email our event.  Share the link to this blog.  It's amazing how many check us out just because YOU post our event on your page!
  • We always want to improve each sale so please continue to send us your comments and suggestions on any problems you encounter.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Consumer Product Safety Commission Recalls High Chairs

If you are planning on consigning a high chair in the fall sale, please be sure to check out the current recalls on the Chico Polly High Chairs by clicking HERE.

Picture of recalled high chair

Safety first! 

As always, please check your items for recalls and all safety measures. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has updates and helpful safety information on their website.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Our Fall 2012 Sale is Almost Here!

Hello to all our consigning friends! We hope everyone is having a great summer and are thinking about the upcoming sale!

Our fall dates are August 27th- September 1st!

If you are one of our sweet consignors, drop off begins on August 24th and ends on August 27th. It's so great to see all the names popping up already pricing and tagging your items!

Check back here frequently for updates and tips and tricks for pricing your items for the sale!

Happy Tagging!