How Check In/ Item Drop Off Works (specific details listed below):
Step 1: Schedule your drop-off appointment from your online consignor account. Click HERE to schedule your Check-In & Item Drop Off time for the upcoming MBC Sale
Step 2: Plan on 30-60 minutes, however our effort is to make it less than 30 minutes
Step 3: Organize it before you arrive
Step 4: Check in at the front desk to complete your drop off checklist and pick up Pre-Sale and Half Priced Passes, and Mulberry Money for your verified new consignors
Step 5: Bring in your items to your designated drop off station to be inspected by an intake coordinator
Step 6: Bring a tub with your consignor number on it to leave with us until pick up**. Once your items have been inspected, you are done!
The MBC Sale is ORGANIZED! Follow these tips to help your items SELL.
BEFORE YOU ARRIVE:
Step 1: Click HERE to schedule your Check-In & Item Drop Off time for the upcoming MBC Sale.
- Early check in options: “Large Items” (items that are large equipment and/or furniture) may check in on Sunday from 3-4 pm and “Donate All” consignors (consignors who are donating all their unsold items after the sale) can come early on Sunday from 5-6:30 pm. To see all the drop off/check in times, please click HERE.
- If you need to come more than once, schedule your appointment for when you plan on bringing the majority of your items.
- Doors close promptly at the indicated times.
- If your schedule changes, simply change your check in time on the consignor check in page.
- You can come during any drop off hours per the schedule, and we will fit you in as best we can, but those at their designated time will always receive priority.
- If you have an emergency, text 316-304-3061 to make arrangements for an alternative check in time.
Step 2: Plan on 30-60 minutes
- How long it takes depends on how organized you are, when you come and how many items you have. Morning and evening hours are busiest.
- Check in at the front desk to complete your drop off checklist and pick up Pre-Sale Passes and Mulberry Money for your verified new consignors.
- Items are inspected, counted and tags are confirmed to be color coded. To learn more about this, refer to the Preparing (and Pricing) Your Items and Tagging Your Items and the detail below in Step 5.
- Kids are welcome but not encouraged. It’s can be a rushed time so being able to focus on the check in and drop off process without children in tow can be easier for parents. However, we understand sometimes this isn’t feasible so please do whatever works best.
Step 3: Organize all clothing by size and gender
- Organize all your clothes by gender then size. This is a critical step to how long the check in process takes. Unorganized items take longer because items are in order before they are sent to the sales floor. Do not mix size/gender.
- Some find it easier to rubber band the hangers by gender then size. Whatever comfortably fits within a rubber band is fine. It is ok to have multiple bundles of the same gender/size.
- CLEAN and TEST your items – dirty items will be sent home with you and not allowed on the sales floor.
WHEN YOU ARRIVE:
Step 4: Check in at the front desk and fill out drop off checklist, make your way through the “Stations”
- Consignors will come to the Maize Rec Building (City of Maize) and drive to the northeast parking lot. Before you bring anything in, please check-in with Chenay at the front desk. Simply enter the double-doors (without windows) and proceed to check-in. Look for the balloon and pick up a drop off checklist at Station 1.
- On the drop off checklist, you will fill out a yellow consignor card completely (provided at the sale). Below is a sample card. Be prepared to answer the questions:
*Your name, email, contact phone and consignor number
*How you will pick up your unsold items on Saturday: you or your spouse, someone you know, or you’ll donate your unsold items
*Whether you have followed the item number limits, and whether or not you want to donate your unsold items at the end of the sale (see below of limits)
*Identify any items priced to sell over $20
*You mark whether or not you want your items on the $1 Dollar Rack (see below for details on the $1 Dollar Rack)
Note: If someone is checking-in for you, make sure they have all the information.
- Station 2: Fill out a white $20 or more card identifying any items you’ve priced to sell $20+. To save time, feel free to bring your list (handwritten or printed using the form on the Documents page) to leave with MBC. MBC staff will verify the list and keep with your consignor checklist.
- Station 3: Fill out a Car Seat Safety Checklist (if you are selling a car seat or booster seat) and/or the Bumbo warning label & KEEN_Bumbo Instruction Guide. Your Bumbo must have the safety belt to be put in the sale.
- Station 4: Sign up to work a shift at the sale! Working is fun and a great way to add extra $$$ to your consignor check. Save yourself a step, and sign up to work in advance through your consignor login by clicking on your consignor profile here.
- Station 5: Pick up your Consignor Pre-Sale and Half Price Passes, and if applicable, Mulberry Money for your verified new consignors
- Once you’ve gone through the stations, you give your checklist and $20 item list to Chenay, and she will assign you an intake coordinator and table to bring in your items.
Step 5: Bring in your items, and assist the intake coordinator processing your items
- Once you’re through the check in stations, you’ll be assigned an intake coordinator and table. You’ll bring your items in and unload at your table.
- You want to plan on bringing in your items yourself, so bring a cart, dolly or extra hands if needed.
- This is the step where the intake coordinator will inspect your items. Specifically, they will:
- Count your items to ensure limits are honored (see below for a reminder)
- Ensure that hangers are in the right direction (remember hangers should look like a question mark), items are properly pinned, tags on right side of item, tags are color-coded (refer to Preparing (and Pricing) Your Items and Tagging Your Items for details)
- Clothing quality- look for any items with stains, rips, holes, extreme wearing, outdated fashions
- Test toys and equipment to insure functionality, cleanliness, missing pieces, test batteries, etc.
- For large items and equipment, please unload at the special doors. Please remember, large items can be dropped off during the “Large Item Drop Off” on Sunday from 3-4 pm or during their regular check in appointment.
- Items that require set-up/assembly will be done at check-in by the consignor, ie pack n plays, cribs, toys.
- Items that have hardware should be tight enough that they are safe, but loose enough for us to take them apart for the buyer.
- Please do not be offended if we don’t accept some of your items. Most likely we will not accept at least a few of your items. We understand that it is easy to miss a stain during preparation and tagging. We want Mulberry Bush Consignment to feature only the highest quality items.
- Remember, if you wouldn’t buy an item for your own child, most likely no one else will buy it either! Be critical of what you bring to ensure an easy, breezy check in process!
- Consignors will be asked to make corrections if there are any issues.
Step 6: Ready to go, leave us a tub and you’re all done!
- Consignors can help speed up the process by placing checked clothing on our “Ready to Go” racks. There will be one for each gender and have sections based on sizes.
- Bring a tub with your consignor number on it to leave with us until pick up. We request a “standard size” tub with your consignor number on the side. Please leave the lid at home.
- **If you are “Donate All” (meaning you are donating all your unsold items), you DO NOT need to be bring a tub.
- Please do not leave until a volunteer indicates your check-in process is complete.
- Once items are inspected and counted, workers will begin putting out your items, and you are free to go! Easy breezy!
Ready to check-in? Follow our Consignor Checklist to make sure!
MBC Item Limits:
To make check in as smoothly as possible, please also double check your item limits. Items are counted at check in!
- Up to 300 items total
- Up to 10 pairs of shoes per gender
- Up to 125 hanging clothing items
- Up to 50 items per gender (sizes preemie-24m/2T) within your 125 hanging clothing items
If limits are met, MBC consignors can choose to purchase a 2nd consignor number (to double the limits).
Note: coats, costumes, hung non-clothing items do not count towards the max for indicated categories
Spring/Summer: Focus on WARMER WEATHER clothing, however sweatshirts, long sleeve t-shirts, and other “Kansas year round items” are okay. We will not accept on a select basis heavy winter coats, wool fabrics, winter pj’s, cords, thick fleece, etc at the spring sale in any size. Just remember, you want to bring items that will sell- not many people will be looking for winter type items. You might save those for our Fall or Winter sale.
$1 Dollar Rack
During check in, you will indicate your preference about the $1 Dollar Rack. The $1 Dollar Rack is offered to shoppers throughout the sale with all items marked only $1. These items have imperfections and do not meet the MBC quality standards. At check in, your intake coordinator will occasionally find items that are “no thank you” items (items that don’t meet the MBC standards). As the consignor, you have the choice of whether it goes home with you or goes on the $1 Dollar Rack. The $1 Dollar Rack is a great way to “sell it all” and still make some money back on the item. Items should not be brought specifically for the $1 Dollar Rack. Again, you will identify your choice at check in.
Removing items from the sales floor, setting items aside for personal use, Parking Lot Sales, “hiding or misplacing items” do constitute theft and will be prosecuted.
Selling from the Last Sale?
Just register, transfer and add more items if you have more to sell! If you’ve printed and tagged from the last sale, just enable the inventory, and you’re all set!
We focus on sales. But, ultimately shoppers decide. If it didn’t sell, it’s usually because of price or condition. Do you really want it back? (Isn’t a cleaned out house nice?) Just leave it, and we will donate it on your behalf.
If you do want it back, or saving it for the next sale, (be sure to adjust price or condition first), click HERE for tips for an easy pick up!