Clean your closets, cash in your pockets! Average consignor checks are around $300!
As a consignor you make 60% of your sales and you set the price of each of the items you put in the sale. Your $11 consignor fee will be taken out of your check. (Volunteers make up to 75% of their sales!)
It's far easier than a garage or yard sale and you make more money than at a consignment store! How do you make more money with JBF Aurora than a garage sale or consignment store? Here’s an example (prices are estimates): 10 outfits, 10 shirts, 10 pants, 5 dresses, 10 toys
At a garage sale you would probably get: $2/outfit, $1/shirt & pants, $2/dress, $1/toy = $60
At a consignment store you would probably get: $2.50/outfit, $1/shirt & pants, $1.50/dress, $0.50/toy = $57.50
If you sell your items with JBF Aurora, you will probably get: $5/outfit, $2/shirt & pants, $4/dress, $3/toy = up to $105 (up to 75% profit of $140)
You can put anything and everything that has to do with raising a child in the sale: clothing (fall/winter/spring/summer), shoes, toys, baby equipment, furniture, games...and maternity clothes! We have no seasonal restriction on clothing and gear so bring it all!!
JBF Aurora has earned a reputation for quality items, which is why we have only the BEST gently used items for shoppers to choose from. Not having to sort through junk means shoppers will buy more and spend more on your incredible things.
Consignors get to and Volunteers shop before the public to find the best deals early!
A free bar coding website. This will allow you a fun, fast & convenient way to price your items and track your sales!
Just Between Friends Aurora supports local charities, so if you choose to donate your unsold items they go into use in our local community immediately to help moms and kids in need! If you choose not to donate, all of your items will be sorted and ready for pick up!
If you’ve never been a consignor with Just Between Friends, please take a moment to check out the CONSIGNOR FAQ section which covers tagging tips to make the most money on your item sales.
You can tag anytime! Our tagging site is open year-round, so get a jump start on your tagging. Before you begin, please read the information on the Merchanding Preparation page for complete instructions for how to package and tag your items.
We have come up with a tangible way to thank our consignors who consistently follow the JBF guidelines and bring great items to the sale. If you go through inspection and have less than 3 stained/damaged/unacceptable/recalled items pulled at drop off OR during the sale, your name will be added to a list which allows you to bypass inspection at the NEXT SALE! During extra busy times this could save you a lot of time.
If you qualify for this you will need to check the Perfect Consignor list to make sure your number is listed. Guidelines will need to be followed each sale in order to remain on the list.
How do I qualify and keep my Perfect Consignor status?
You must NOT have more than 3 items rejected during the previous sale’s inspection process due to dirt, stains, tears, wrong season, etc.
You must NOT have more than 3 items pulled off of the sales floor from the previous sale due to dirt, stains, tears, wrong season, etc.
Participate in the Aurora JBF Sale consecutively - Spring Season to the Fall Season
It’s that easy! Your name will be placed on the Perfect Consignor list and you can SKIP INSPECTION! All you will need to do is check in and put your items out on the floor.
NOTE: This is for the only for the Aurora JBF sale!
We appreciate those consignors who spend the extra time at home ensuring that their items are stain free and tagged correctly!
Preparing for a JBF event can sometimes be overwhelming. A fellow JBF owner has generously shared a few tips and tricks!!
NOTE: Tagging and preparing your items does take time! So...don’t procrastinate! Many of our smart consignors start thinking of things to sell as soon as the previous event is over.
Place totes or laundry baskets in each of your kids' closets. Every time something comes out of the wash that’s too small, fold it neatly (reduces wrinkles, try to avoid ironing) and put in the basket. When those totes get FULL, switch them out for empty ones. Put a label on them that says "JBF FALL” or "JBF SPRING" and put them into the basement (or garage or spare room).
Several weeks before the sale, stock up on hangers and cardstock, tagging barbs, buy extra ink, safety pins, clear packing tape and a spool of curling ribbon ($2 in the party supply aisle and it’ll last you for YEARS). You can buy these things at Wal-Mart too. Remind yourself that yes, though you are spending $20-$30 on supplies to sell your items, it’s SO WORTH IT! When you break it down, you’re spending about 15 cents per item on tagging supplies. Compare making 60% selling a $10 pair of jeans ($6.00) to making a couple dollars selling those at a garage sale, and you’ll agree that it’s a no-brainer.
Here's a tip: keep your safety pins, scissors, clear packing tape and ribbon in a plastic wipes box! Having all these supplies readily available and together ends the frustration of sitting down to tag and having to constantly jump up and find something else you need.
When you feel the need to purge (or just find some closet space), get some empty totes out and go through your kids' rooms. Anything you pull from the closet STAYS on the hanger, because that’s a step you now can skip when tagging (if all the clothes in your house are on the hanger like a “question mark,” you'll be JBF ready). Anything that’s not JBF quality goes in a bag for charity. Stained items that are treatable go in a pile on the washing machine for the next time you do laundry. Shoes get a swipe of Magic Eraser if needed (or get tossed in that laundry pile too)
Usually at this point you should put all these totes in the garage and don’t look at them again for a while (see why planning ahead makes this easy?) Plus, gathering stuff weeks before lets your kids see if they’re missing something (then it can be retrieved from the garage) AND it’ll let you re-evaluate what’s left in their room. Right before the sale you might do another run-through and gather stuff that’s been uncovered that they really don’t care about.
Another tried and true tip…DON’T take anything (except clothes and shoes) while your child is there. They won’t miss the toys if they don’t see them leaving, but if they watch mommy box up something it suddenly turns into something they can’t live without.
Another mom mentioned she had to start using colored totes, because when she used clear ones her kids could see the stuff in them in the garage and want to get it all back out! So smart!
Next, decide where you’re going to get down to business, somewhere protected and clean and out of your daily living space is ideal (guest bedroom, basement). Hang all your clothing (left like a question mark). Keep or put it in size order. This will help you when entering your tags and less work for drop off. Pin together outfits, look for stains and tears, use Downy wrinkle release (I only pull out the iron if it’s critical to the outfit, such as a flower that’s all crushed up and wrinkled front and center, or a lace hem that’s not laying right). Use baggies for misc items like socks, accessories, small pieces that go with a large toy. Now take a break for a day (or a week) unless you’re really feeling motivated or are down to the wire.
Sit down at your computer and go to www.myjbftags.com. Get logged in, and go to “my profile” on the left. Check to see that your account says the sale you’re about to participate in. Make SURE your consignor number listed is correct (make sure it's your new universal consignor #). Also consider checking the “reduce” and “donate” boxes. I always do, and promise you’ll make more money if your items are set to reduce (even if you choose not to donate). If you are donating your items, be SURE and check the reduce box, otherwise you’re cheating yourself out of money you could be earning!
Bring your merchandise near the computer (or take the computer to the items, my preference). In the order that your items are stacked or hung, complete each tag. BIG TIME SAVER: SKIP the category column. It’s designed for sale owners planning purposes and I, as an owner, don’t use this information. Use the “TAB” key to move across the screen. When tagging clothes or shoes, and you’re doing something that’s size 6 just go to that column and hit the number 6 until you see what you want (6 mo, 6, etc) then tab over to get to the description. Much quicker than scrolling down every time.
KEEP YOUR ITEMS IN THE ORDER YOU ENTER THEM IN. After every 100 items or so, print those tags. NOTICE the order they printed in. Cut only a few sheets at a time, keeping those sheets in order after you cut. Now pick up the tags in order. I print 6 to a page, so I pick up tags and feel like I’m playing cards, top row 1, 2, 3, bottom row 4, 5, 6. Now keep that stack of tags neat! Now, break time!
Pull out your nicely organized stack of tags, and go to your organized stack of items. Now simply take the first tag to the first item and pin it on, continue on down the pile, pining on the right shoulder of garment when you are looking at it (left shoulder for real). If you are using the tagging gun, insert the tag through the original tag or the right armpit seam, NOT the middle of the fabric and make sure it is clearly visible. There should be no “memory game”, trying to figure out what tag goes with which item.
When you get to shoes, you may need to use ribbon to tie the shoes together, some toys and large items will require packing tape, some items need to go into ziploc bags.
Bag or box your items, keeping clothing sorted by size and gender. I always tag toys and equipment first then do clothes. You get the biggest bang for you buck with the big stuff and that is important if you run out of time.
NOW YOU'RE READY FOR DROP-OFF! I know this was long but hopefully the 5 minutes it took you to read it will save you HOURS of work and wasted time when getting ready for the sale.
The first time consigning is overwhelming to everyone, so that’s why planning ahead and finding your rhythm is the key to enjoying the process...well, that and the money. Our consignors earn, on average, around $300 each sale. So buying supplies and spending your time prepping your kids outgrown things should be well worth your effort.
Too busy to tag? Don't feel like tagging?
Let our valet taggers tag for you!!
Just Between Friends of Aurora offers its consignors a Valet Tagging service for moms who want to earn money for their items, but do not have the time to tag them and prep their items!
Space for Valet Tagging Clients is limited and cuts off two weeks before the sale. To secure a spot, we suggest you sign up as soon as possible.
Process and Details:
1. Register to participate in the Spring 2013 sales event and click here to indicate an interest in valet tagging, and we will have a Valet Coordinator contact you.
2. Schedule a drop-off time with your Valet Coordinator.
3. Gather your items (email your coordinator for more information on how to sort your items) and drop them off.
4. Items will be prepped and tagged by your Valet Coordinator. You will be notified when this is complete.
5. When notified, you will review the pricing of your items at myJBFtags. You will have 2 days to edit/approve your pricing.
6. After you approve the pricing your items will be tagged by the Valet Coordinator and you will be sent an invoice. You will be charged for unacceptable items, so bring only your best!
7. Upon receiving the invoice, you will have 5-days to pay.* Payments can be made with checks, credit or debit card over the phone. We can also deduct payment from your check.
8. Your items will be taken by the Valet Coordinator to the venue and dropped off on Wednesday, March 20 or Thursday, March 21 at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, Aurora.
9. Your items will be on the sales floor beginning with the presale on March 21 though Sunday, March 24. You will earn 60-75% on your sold items (minus the standard $11 consignor fee)!
10. Pick-up unsold items at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds on Sunday, March 21. See the schedule for exact times. If you don't want to pick-up your items you can choose to donate them to our charity partner – A Precious Child.
20% of the total amount of your tagged items + 0.10 per item tagging fee + $1 for each unacceptable item/s.
For example, if bring only your 100 best items and none are rejected, and your tagged items total $300 -- you will pay $60 + $10.
This must be paid prior to picking-up your items – payment can be made over the phone with a credit/debit card or by check. Call Caryn Berg at 303.817.1023.
Bring items in plastic bins or boxes – this will keep your items organized once tagged and easy to transport. Be sure to write your name and phone number on the bottom of the bins if left at the sale.
We strongly suggest that you participate in the Half Price Sale.
With this new system, bring only your best so it’s sure to sell!
Since your items are tagged – why not participate in all the Colorado sales and make the most money from your gently used items. Your UCN will work at all Colorado sales!
The fees for this service go directly to the Valet Coordinator for their time and effort – these are moms that are looking for additional ways to make some money and to help other moms do the same by participating in JBF. This program guarantees that they are being compensated for their time. If you are interested in being a Valet Coordinator please contact firstname.lastname@example.org – we are always looking for moms to make this program grow!
Interested, but have questions? Email me at email@example.com. I will give you further information and send an agreement.