How do I get started?
It all starts with a picture! Simply upload your photos Upload your Photos.
What is accepted?
We are interested in any attractive piece that would fit in the home. Below is a list of what we accept:
- Quality Furniture with Timeless Appeal
- Tables (all kinds)
- Chairs, Bar stools
- Sofas, Loveseats, Sectionals
- Beds (with frames)
- Bookcases, Etageres
- Plant Stands
- Faux Floral and Greenery
- Home Decor
- Area rugs
- Decorative Accessories
- Framed Artwork and Mirrors
- Lamps and Clocks (battery or bulb must be supplied)
- Planters, Vases & Pottery
- Serving Dishes
- Coffee table books
Please Note – Although we carefully inspect items before acceptance, defective items can be missed and reserve the right to remove any defective items. Pre-approved items with undisclosed condition issues of any kind such as stains, discoloration, odors, or wear are subject to forfeiture of consignment acceptance. Once notified, you will have 3 days to reclaim the items before disposed of or donated to charity.
What is not accepted?
Please do not be offended if we do not accept all of your items. Experience has shown what will and won’t sell. We may not accept items housed in a smoking or pet environment. We retain the right to decline items for consignment based on current inventory levels, your asking price, condition or past experience.
- Accent pillows
- Mattresses, Bedding/Bath Linens
- Infants Furniture & Accessories
- Toys & Games
- Sports or Camping Equipment
- Appliances – Large or Small
- Electronics, Cameras, Computers
- Exercise Equipment
- Pet supplies
- Personal or Medical Supplies
- Paperback Books
- Souvenir Items
- Videos, Tapes, CDs, Records
- Building Materials, Hardware
- Candles that have been burned
- Power Tools
- Garage Sale Items
- Glass top Tables
- TV Armoires /Huge Entertainment Centers
- China Hutches
What about holiday or seasonal items?
About 6 weeks before major holidays we will start accepting decorations and holiday items. Seasonal items that do not sell need to be picked up within a week after the holiday. If not reclaimed within two weeks after the holiday, they will be donated to charity.
How do I prepare my items?
As you prepare to bring your items to the shop, ask yourself, “Would I buy it in its current condition?” If not, take a minute to dust, polish, clean or vacuum your item. We may not accept items that are not adequately prepared for sale – and if we do, we may charge a handling fee to clean, polish, touch-up, repair, etc. Attention to details will make the difference in how well an item looks and sells. Remember, the key to a profitable sale is quality control and presentation!
When can I bring items to the shop?
We accept pre-approved furniture on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday BY APPOINTMENT ONLY through our online scheduler. You may bring small items to the shop Monday through Friday during normal business hours.
Do you provide pick-up and delivery?
For large or heavy items, we will be happy to put you in touch with a local delivery service that does business with other local consignment shops.
Can I check the sales status of the items I’ve consigned?
As an added service, consignors may monitor their account and inventory on-line via the “Consignor Login” located in the Main Menu on our website. Please, no phone calls for status checks.
How long is the consignment period?
We maintain consignor contracts for 9 weeks. This results in a constant turnover of quality goods, promoting high repeat shopper traffic.
How are prices set?
Our staff will discuss pricing with you when you bring in your items – we call it the intake screening. We price items based upon the Age, Brand, Condition, Demand and your original Expense. By using information that you supply (age, original cost, history, last cleaning or reupholstering and your expectations) along with our knowledge, we strive to obtain the best return for your merchandise as possible.
Are there markdowns?
Markdowns will occur every three weeks. If we think the price of your merchandise should be adjusted during the final markdown, you will be consulted. Additional reductions are rare but may apply during holiday specials or other sales promotions.
What percentage will I make?
We are partners with you on a 50/50 basis in regards to Furniture. With home decor, you will receive 40%. If you wish to take your proceeds in store credit, you will receive an additional 10% as a bonus from us! We retain the other portion for our efforts in selling and displaying your belongings. We’re here to work for you: We operate seven days a week to sell your home furnishings and display your items in attractive, well-lit, eye-catching settings. We advertise the store location and hours using several media venues and have a great website that allows thousands of interested buyers to preview what’s in our showroom. We accept all major credit cards. And our staff is great at assisting buyers with their decorating needs.
Are there any hidden or additional fees?
There are no hidden fees.
- There is a one-time $15 account set-up fee that will be deducted from the first check you receive.
- An Administration / Item fee (paid by the buyer) is applied to each item. This fee has no affect on consignor’s payment and will not be reflected on your inventory list.
When am I paid?
Consignor’s checks will be ready for pick-up at the shop by the 10th of each month for accounts amounting to $20 or more, generated by the previous month’s sales. For consignors who live out of town or do not wish to drive to pick up their funds, checks can be mailed on the 10th of each month and will have $2 deducted to cover postage and handling. At the time of your intake or account set-up, you may indicate if you wish to have your checked mailed.
Will you notify me when my items sell?
As we have thousands of people in our system, The Wabi Sabi Shop does not call or email when an item has sold. We give every consignor access to their account online to keep track of their items. To view your account online, please visit our website here – www.wabisabishop.com/consignor.php
What happens if my items don’t sell?
At the time of consignment, we will ask you to indicate how to proceed, should your item not sell. You will have two options:
- Reclaim your item
- Donate unsold items
What happens if I forget to reclaim my items?
After the end of your contract, you have a 7-day grace period in which to make arrangements to retrieve your items. During the intake we will establish a FINAL PICK-UP DATE and it will be noted on the inventory sheet. It is also shown online in your inventory list. We will not call or contact you to remind you. It is your responsibility to track the expiration and FINAL PICK-UP DATE. Anything that is left beyond that date may be donated or sold at our discretion. Consignor forfeits any proceeds from sales.
Do you have insurance to cover my items?
The Wabi Sabi Shop has general liability insurance and coverage for our business property. However, since we do not own the items you consign with us, you may wish to cover any items of exceptional value under your home-owners/renters insurance policy. We can not be held responsible for any damage, breakage, loss by fire, water, theft or other loss to the item.
Intake Form, Terms & Conditions, Consignors Agreement