This is an important announcement for our Fall 2021 so please read this email in its entirety.
We have been closely monitoring the rising COVID numbers in our area and consulting with local health professionals about the safety of having a large event in the coming weeks. We have been advised that it may be too risky to hold an in-person sale based on the current exponential growth of cases we have seen thus far. Above all else, we want to keep our shoppers’ and volunteers’ safety in mind during our planning. At the same time, we don’t want our consignors to go through the process of preparing for a sale that may have to be cancelled.
To ensure we are able to have a Fall sale, we have made the decision to switch gears and go virtual!
Wait…what?? How does that work? Glad you asked!
Essentially, it’s a very similar process for you as a consignor, with the addition of snapping 1 photo of each item you have for the sale. You will upload the photo (1 max per item) in your consignor portal in the same area that you enter all the rest of your item information. Additionally, you will need to check the button beside "This item is ready to be sold online." These buttons are available now on your consignor portal.
The good news for you is that you will only need to print tags and drop off the items that sell. Items will be available at our online store where shoppers will pay for items at checkout and then pick up their items at a later date (schedule below). Sold items will be inspected at drop off and must meet our usual standards for items (No stains, rips, tears, and items must be FULLY functional). Items that are brought to drop off that do not meet these standards will not be accepted and the buyer will be refunded so it is more crucial than ever for our consignors to really inspect the items added to the sale so we minimize frustration on your end as well as for our shoppers. We understand that taking photos is not something you anticipated doing when you signed up so we have extended the deadline for item entry to Sunday, August 29th at noon.
Virtual Sale Week Schedule **THESE DATES HAVE CHANGED FROM OUR ORIGINAL SCHEDULE**
What about the consignor fee and volunteering?
For this sale, we are waiving the consignor fee. No volunteers will be needed for this sale - our LAA committee will be inspecting and sorting the items for pick up.
Do I need to schedule a new drop off appointment?
Yes, you will need to schedule your drop off appointment for September 7th from 9-7pm and September 8th from 8-12pm at Broadway United Methodist Church (same location as usual.) We will be updating the system with these new dates and times in the coming days.
Thank you for hanging with us during these crazy times. We pray for health and safety for you and your families.
Questions? Email us at LilAngelsAttic@gmail.com
SELL WITH US
As a consignor with LAA you receive 70% of the sale price back and the remaining 30% (LAA’s portion) is donated to local charities and organizations. You can clear your house of outgrown or unused items and help someone in need at the same time! Consigning with LAA is easy using our online system that takes the guesswork out of pricing and makes it simple to complete the tagging of your items.
Also, we now have no minimum number of items required to consign with us. So, whether you have a few key pieces that you no longer need or can meet our maximum of 150 items, our goal is for our consignors to quickly sell their merchandise. Please remember that LAA reserves the right to not put out any item that we deem inappropriate for our sale. This may include but isn’t limited to the quality of items, seasonal items, style of clothing or shoes, the content of DVDs, etc.
Tasks for Consignors to Complete:
- Register for a spot
-Enter items in our online system
-Sign up for a drop off appointment
-Sign up for a volunteer shift to waive $30 consignor fee (optional)
-Pin and tag your items
Registration is open to the first 350 consignors. Once all sellers spots are filled, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be put on our waiting list. Please visit our Facebook page for info on registration dates and future sales.
Previous Consignors: If you have consigned with LAA previously, you will need your consignor number and password handy on the day registration opens. If you have forgotten this info, please email email@example.com
New Consignors – If you have not sold with us before you will get your consignor number and password when you register the first time the morning of registration. It will not take long to get a new number and will not delay you acquiring a spot.
**NO CONSIGNOR FEE FOR OUR VIRTUAL SALE**
Please note that all Consignors who volunteer for one 3 hour shift will have the Seller Fee of $30 waived. All Consignors who are not able to volunteer for this sale will have the Seller Fee deducted from their check.
Whether you are new to the sale or a long-time veteran, please take a moment to review our merchandise guidelines, tutorials on how to pin, tag, price and package, and information on merchandise drop-off and pickup.