OJR Education Foundation
Consignment Sale Information Packet
The Fall/Winter Consignment Sale was a great success. Watch for our Spring/Summer dates!
To sell children’s items at the OJR Education Foundation sale and earn a rate of 70% of your total sales. The Education Foundation will earn 30% of the seller’s total sales. The Education Foundation provides funding for the mini grant program for all OJR teachers.
Seller: A person who wishes to sell gently used children and teen clothing and other items. After registering a seller will be assigned a number and can then prepare items for sale using the Education Foundation tags. Sellers receive 4 passes for the presale. Sellers are responsible for working a two-hour shift during the sale or set up. All sellers are expected at 12:30 for clean up. Seller numbers may be reused for future sales, however, seller numbers that have been dormant for 4 consecutive sales will be reassigned.
Donator: A person who wishes to donate clothing or children’s items for the sale may donate it to the Education Foundation. Volunteers will tag the items and prepare it for the sale. The donor can request one presale pass and is not expected to work during the sale. Donators are not required to register. (If you are able to tag your donated items for the sale you will be eligible to receive more presale passes.) Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in donating.
REGISTRATION – DUE by
REGISTER AND PAY ONLINE! www.ojref.org
You may also register by submitting the registration form to the Administration Building c/o OJREF Consignment Sale. The Administration Building is open Monday- Friday 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Forms may be emailed to email@example.com and fees may be mailed to or dropped off at the Administration Building.
You may buy tags via the registration form and pick them up at the Administration Building.
Red Tags – (not donated and not reduced) – Use for all items not to be discounted at 11am and unsold red tags items will be returned to the seller. Sellers will be responsible for picking these items up after the sale, by 2:00 pm. Red tags are available for $2.00 for a pack of 50 tags. Sellers who want a small number of red tags may request 25 tags for $1.00.
White Tags – (not donated but can be reduced) – Use for items that can be reduced during the 50% off sale time. These items will be returned to the seller. Sellers will be responsible for picking these items up after the sale, by 2:00 pm. White tags are available for $2.00 for a pack of 50 tags.
Blue Tags – (donated and reduced) – Use with items that will be reduced during the 50% off sale time and items that will be donated, if unsold. Sellers donating all proceeds to the OJR Education Foundation should use Blue Tags.
WORK SHIFTS FOR SELLERS
Every seller must sign up for a 2 hour sale preparation or sale shift AND all sellers are asked to be available for clean up at 12:30. If you cannot volunteer during one of the times mentioned, please make other arrangements with us.
A sign-up genius link will go out one week before the sale and will list the available volunteer shifts.
Allie Hess firstname.lastname@example.org
Joyce Shutt email@example.com
Kathleen Hocker (610) 469-0594 or firstname.lastname@example.org
OJR Administration Building Address: 901 Ridge Road Pottstown, PA 19465
Where: OJR Middle School gymnasium
• Sellers are asked to place their items out on the sale floor at this time. Members of the Education Foundation and volunteers will then arrange and organize everything before the presale on Friday evening.
• Any items that do not meet the guideline requirements will be removed from the sale prior to the presale. Education Foundation volunteers may remove an item at any time prior to or during the sale.
END OF SALE PROCEDURE
Unsold item Pick-Up is by 2:00 pm, Saturday. (Items will be placed in the box / bin you provide with your Seller number clearly labeled).
ALL unclaimed items will be donated to charity.
Following the sale, you will be notified when your check is ready.
Thursday, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Drop off
Friday, 8:00 – 10:00 Drop-Off, if needed
5:30 pm Presale begins for Sellers and Volunteers
6:30 pm Presale begins for all OJR employees (any OJR badge accepted for entry)
7:30 pm Presale ends; last minute preparations for Saturday morning.
Saturday, 7:30 am First shift volunteers arrive
8:00 am SALE begins!
11:00 am 50% off sale begins
12:30 pm Sale ends and begin clean-up; sort unsold items to charities & sellers
1:30-2:00 pm Sellers pick-up unsold items
2:00 pm Estimated end of cleanup
Please review the list of acceptable items for the sale
Choose high quality clothing items to consign. Be sure all clothing and children’s items are clean, stain free, and in good condition. Items that are not appropriate for the sale will be removed – dirty and stained clothing will be removed from the sale floor, out of season clothing may be placed in bins under sale tables. Items with tags attached via straight pins will be removed from the sale floor.
ACCEPTED NOT ACCEPTED
Baby and children’s shoes Out of season clothing
Baby and children’s clothing up to size 16 Underwear (unless new in package)
Juniors brands and style clothing Clothing that shows signs of wear, pilled, stained, torn, or is out of season
Maternity style cannot be accepted. If more than one child has worn the item, it may be worn out.
Children’s Items- Please make sure all children’s items are clean, contain all parts and are in working order. Items that are not appropriate or on the not accepted list will be removed from the sale floor.
ACCEPTED NOT ACCEPTED
Toys and games VHS tapes
Outdoor play equipment Older or recalled baby equipment
Pack n Plays Stuffed animals
Tricycles/bikes/riding toys Pacifiers or bottle nipples (unless new in package)
Strollers Sleeping bags
Nursery and room décor Bed pillows
Children’s Furniture Comforters larger than twin size
Activity mats Toys/equipment that have not been wiped/washed clean
Diaper bags and baby carriers Toys/equipment with missing essential parts (e.g. exersaucers without toys or accessories)
DVDs and books for children
Safety gates and Bed rails
Exersaucers, high chairs, and booster seats
Bags and purses
Toy storage racks and bins and shelves
THESE ITEMS WILL BE FEATURED IN SPECIAL DISPLAYS (subject to change)
• Name brand athletic clothing – Nike, Adidas, Under Armor
• OJR Spirit wear
• Philadelphia sports teams
• Toys that are new in original packaging
These items are subject to the PA Bedding and Upholstery Laws, ideally these items are dropped on Thursday, the day before the pre-sale:
• Chairs with cushions
• Strollers with padded seats
• Comforters for cribs or twin beds
• Pack N Play mattresses
• Exersaucers or other padded baby items
• Baby carriers
These items will be cleaned and have a PA yellow consumer tag attached to the seller tag on the Friday of the pre-sale.
OJR Education Foundation Consignment Sale
Sale Preparation List
Tag Colors – Red, White, and Blue
□ Red Tags – (not donated and not reduced) – Use for all items not to be discounted at 11am and unsold red tags items will be returned to the seller. Sellers will be responsible for picking these items up after the sale, by 2:00 pm. Red tags are available for $2.00 for a pack of 50 tags. Sellers who want a small number of red tags may request 25 tags for $1.00.
□ White Tags – (not donated but can be reduced) – Use for items that can be reduced during the 50% off sale time. These items will be returned to the seller. Sellers will be responsible for picking these items up after the sale, by 2:00 pm. White tags are available for $2.00 for a pack of 50 tags.
□ Blue Tags – (donated and reduced) – Use with items that will be reduced during the 50% off sale time and items that will be donated, if unsold.
□ Sellers donating all proceeds to the OJR Education Foundation should use Blue Tags.
Preparing Clothing Items
□ Clothes must be clean, free of stains, rips, and any smell.
□ Use children’s size hangers, not large hangers. Place tags on the item, not on the hanger.
□ Dress shirts, dresses, jackets, dress pants, and multi piece outfits should be on hangers.
□ Jeans, pajamas, sweatshirts, sweaters, t-shirts should be folded.
□ Please do not use straight pins or tape on clothing. Please use safety pins as needed.
□ Shoes should be tied together with shoelaces. If no shoelaces, attach with a ribbon, cable ties or bag shoes together.
Preparing Toys, Games, etc.
□ All toys and equipment must be clean.
□ Please familiarize yourself with recalled toys. For a partial list of recently recalled toys, please visit the following websites: www.service.mattel.com/us/recall.asp or www.cpsc.gov
□ Toys, books, games, DVDs and play equipment must be functioning, gently used, clean, and supplied with batteries as needed.
□ Books may be bundled together with rubber bands or in Ziploc bags. Please be sure that the title can be read and they are clean.
□ All loose parts must be taped, tied or rubber-banded together, and securely attached to main piece.
□ “Tray” style puzzles that do not have a lid should be taped, covered with clear wrap, or put in a clear bag so that the pieces do not fall out.
□ All equipment must be thoroughly cleaned.
□ Use more than one tag if too difficult to tape together (i.e. rocker with foot stool). List it as “1 of 2 pieces” and “2 of 2 pieces”.
Discounting and Pricing Items
□ All items will be sold at 50% from 11:00-12:30, unless they are on a Red Tag.
□ Typically items should be 25% -30% off of the original price depending on brand name or original cost. Price items to sell.
□ If you have a new item (clothing, toy, or accessory), mark this on your tag as BRAND NEW w/ TAG or NEVER BEEN USED. These items will sell quickly! There is a table reserved for new toys.
Payment to sellers
□ Tags are sorted by seller number and Sellers receive 70% of their tag totals unless they want to donate more to the Education Foundation.
□ Checks are prepared for sellers within two weeks of the sale.
Preparing for Drop Off time
□ Complete all tagging at home. Bring a few extra tags in case a tag falls off in transit.
□ Sort clothing by gender and size. The tables and racks are labeled by size and gender.
□ Group toys and games by type (princess, construction, board game, outdoor games, etc.)
□ Be sure every item has a tag.
□ Be sure every tag is filled out on both the top and bottom portions.
□ Plan enough time to put items on racks and hangers. If you must leave before putting everything out, let an assistant know what items still need to be unpacked.
□ The Owen J Roberts Education Foundation has a permit to sell second hand items that must be compliant with Pennsylvania’s Bedding and Upholstery laws. Items requiring a PA Yellow Consumer tag will be cleaned on Friday morning. These items should be dropped off on Thursday night. Tags for these items will be attached to the seller tag on Friday morning. This includes some strollers, pack N play mattresses, exersaucers, and crib bedding.
□ Please be sure all toys, bicycles, outdoor equipment, chairs, and baby equipment are dropped off in clean condition. Items that are not clean will be removed from the sale.
Condition of items
□ The sale is intended for gently used clothing and children’s items. Clothing that is ripped, noticeable worn, or out of style will be removed from the sale.
□ Baby items must be washed and free of stains.
□ Children’s toys should be clean and include all parts.
Using the Tags
Gather your supplies to help you tag your items quickly & easily:
Sale Preparation List
Safety pins Hangers (children’s size)
Ziploc bags Batteries
Tape Blue or black ink pens
What to do: What NOT to do:
Purchase tags: $2.00/pack of 50 tags white or red tags. Light blue tags are free. Unsold items with blue tags will be donated to charity.
Purchase all tags through the Education Foundation
Using INK, fill in both sections of perforated tag.
Indicate the number of pieces/parts on the tag.
Tags should be securely fastened to ITEM. (i.e. pin tag to label; tie on button, belt loop or buckle.)
If attaching a tag with tape, ONLY tape across the top portion of the ticket, so that the bottom portion can be removed at register.
ALL items must be priced for at least $1.00, rounding-off prices to the dollar, or increments of $.50. If this method is not used, cashiers will round item price DOWN to the nearest dollar at check-out.
Do NOT make or use homemade tags. Your items will be pulled from the selling floor if the correct tags are not used.
Do NOT cross out any information on a price tag. If you make a mistake, use a new tag.
Do NOT use pencil.
Do NOT tie tags to hangers.
Do NOT tape across bottom half of ticket.
Do not price items for less than $1.00 or for increments less than $.50
Seller Number – must be Style – manufacturer and/or
on top and bottom portion! description of item.
– Must be in $.50 increments!
– Use decimals!
– Nothing under 1.00
– Using the $ sign makes it hard to tamper with the price. Please use $ sign
Size –PLEASE use numerical size as
labeled on manufacturer’s tag; however,
if item is labeled S/M/L, assign your own
numerical size because that is how
the tables & racks are organized
Please use $.50 increments. This makes things easier during the 50% off sale time.