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					Welcome to Kidsmart Consignment. On the following pages you will find all the information you need to get started with our sale. We have made every effort to make your experience with us as easy, enjoyable, and rewarding as possible. At any time during the process, should any questions arise, please do not hesitate to contact us. The consigning guidelines will explain what we do and do not accept. The instructions for each consignment method will guide you through the process. You will also find pricing guidelines to aide you in the pricing of your items. The higher quality your merchandise is, the more money you will make. If there is anything we can do to assist you further, or if you have any helpful suggestions, please contact us: Kidsmart@sc.rr.com 843-492-6041 843-957-2315 Thank You for Your Participation, The Staff at Kidsmart Consignment

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Kidsmart Consignment Checklist
      Register as a consignor by following the instructions found on our website, www.kidsmartconsignment.com. You will receive a confirmation e-mail followed by a Consignor Information Package. Gather your items for consignment. Inspect each item carefully. Make sure that all items are free of defects. Wash clothing, clean toys, etc. Follow the tagging directions for your consignment method of choice found in the info pack.

At Receiving: Allow 15 – 30 minutes  Bring in all items for consignment with your Consignor Agreement Form at the designated time (see calendar). It is your responsibility to have your items tagged and hung before coming to receiving. This will make the process move smoothly.  All items will be carefully inspected by a staff member. If any item is found not to be acceptable for sale, please don‟t take it personally. We want to ensure that everyone has a positive experience at Kidsmart Consignment.  Upon inspection completion, you will be asked to place all your items on the sales floor.  Pick up your „First to Shop‟ or „Early Shopper‟ pass During the Sale:  Shop Early and enjoy the best bargains!  Volunteer to earn 5% more on your sales!  At the end of each day, Kidsmart Consignment will upload the sales information to the tagging program. After which you will be able to view your sales for the day. Pick-Up Procedures: (If you choose to donate all of your unsold items you do not need to come to pick up)  At home prior to coming to pick-up, print your updated inventory sheet showing your unsold items.  Arrive during designated pick-up times. Allow enough time to locate your unsold items. We do not sort your items for you. Please don‟t ask us if you can pick your items up on a different day or time.  Any items not picked up at the designated pick up time become the property of Kidsmart Consignment and may be donated or sold. You do not need to be present during the sale. Your check will be mailed to you approx 2 weeks after the sale ends.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the next sale!

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Kidsmart Consignment Consigning Guidelines
What We Accept Items in very good condition that have to do with infants, toddlers, and children to size 18.    CLOTHING for infants, toddlers, children, and juniors. SHOES for babies and children in like new condition only. Limit of 3 pairs per consignor. CHILDREN’S FURNITURE – cribs, playpens, toddler beds, bassinets, changing tables, desks, chairs, etc. You are responsible for setting up your furniture. It may be helpful to include a picture so that if we do not have enough space to set up these large items, the shoppers can see what the furniture looks like put together. Please include any assembly instructions you may have. BABY ACCESSORIES – swings, high chairs, bouncy chairs, exersaucers, strollers, bottles, receiving blankets, diaper pails, etc. CAR SEATS – 4 years and younger. Seats must never have been in an accident. TOYS - Bikes, Puzzles, Books, Games, Dolls, Movies, Music, Little Tikes, Sports items, Outdoor play equipment, etc… STUFFED ANIMALS – are accepted on a VERY LIMITED basis –Characters such as Pooh Bear, Mickey Mouse, Big Bird, Elmo, etc… or specialty items with batteries only. ACCESSORIES – youth bedding, pictures, lamps, decor, etc... If you don‟t see the items you want to sell on the list, just ask. We may have simply forgotten to list it.

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What We DON’T Accept          Jewelry Magazines Used Undergarments, including onesies and socks (Snap bottom shirts are fine) Car seats or booster seats more than 4 years older or that have been involved in an auto accident. Generic stuffed animals Used pacifiers, bottle nipples, or open packages Opened personal care products such as baby powder, soaps, lotions, etc… Toys from fast food restaurants Any recalled items. To check for recalled items, visit the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission http://www.cpsc.gov/

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How to Prepare Your Items
o Be sure to inspect your items. All items must be clean looking, smelling, and intact (no tears, rips, spots, stains, missing buttons or snaps, broken zippers, hems or seams out, pilling, or pet hair.) If you would not buy it, don‟t ask us to sell it. o All clothes should be on hangers with all buttons buttoned, zippers zipped, snaps snapped, etc. o The hanger should face left when the item is facing you (like a question mark). o Pants need to be on a pant hanger or safety pinned to a regular hanger (not folded over). o Outfits should be hung together with an outfit hanger (pant and shirt hanger) or on two hangers rubber banded together.

o The tag should be secured to the clothing tag or to the inside seam of the item using a tagging gun or safety pin. DO NOT pin through the fabric it will leave a hole in the garment. o Shoes should be tied together with tag securely attached using a safety pin, cable tie, loop pin or string. o Books, DVD's, and videos should have the tags secured with masking or painters tape to the outside back cover. (clear tape will damage these items) o Bedding should be placed in original packages or extra large Ziploc bags with the tag taped to the outside of the bag using clear packing tape. o Furniture should be set up with tags attached with painters or masking tape. You are responsible for setting up your furniture. It may be helpful to include a picture so that if there is not enough space to set up these large items, the shoppers can see what the furniture looks like put together. Please include any assembly instructions you may have. o Toys should have all loose pieces placed in Ziploc bags and taped to the toy, along with the tag. Use clear tape unless doing so will damage the toy, in that case, use painters or masking tape. o Loose items such as bibs, bottles, rattles, cups, dishes, etc..., should be placed in Ziploc bags with the tag inside or taped to the outside of the bag. o All electronic equipment, toys, bouncies, etc. MUST have working batteries

See website for visual examples.

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Step by Step Tagging Instructions
Improperly tagged items will not be accepted for consignment!

New Age Consignors - Earn 55% of your sales (60-65% for consignor/volunteers)
                All items must be properly tagged using our online tagging program. Go to www.kidsmartconsignment.com and click the link for the Tagging Program. Under „Returning Users‟ click „login‟. (we are assuming you are already registered) (Returning consignors should transfer items from the last sale by clicking Manage Inventory if desired.) If you have the Google toolbar, enable the auto fill feature. This will allow for faster entering of items. From the welcome page click on Enter Items Select a price from the drop down menu. Check the Discount box if you want your item to be sold at 50% off on the last ½ day of the sale. If you would like to donate your unsold items at the end of the sale then check the Donate box Select a size from the drop down menu. Type a description of the item. There are 2 fields for description. Use the first line for brand name and the second line for a brief description. Choose a category Choose how many identical tags you want to create. Click on Add Item. Enter multiple items before printing tags. Tags will print 8 to a page. (I always print in 8‟s to save paper.) Tags must be printed on thick stock paper (65# - 67# pastel or white only)

*****TIP***** Generic descriptions like jeans, shorts, shirt, tank top, etc. together with the auto fill feature *****TIP***** will allow for much faster entering of items. You can then tab through the fields and use the up and down arrows for quicker entering of items. example Children‟s Place Tank top

****TIP***** Keep your items in order when entering so when you print your tags they will already be in # order *****TIP*****

Old School Consignors – Earn 45% of your sales (50% for consignor/volunteers)

 You may handwrite your tags on index cards or use the premade tag template. Index cards  Turn index card vertically  In the upper left hand corner put your seller # and your item #  In the upper right hand corner put the size of the item  In the middle put a brief description of the item  Place a red star under the item # if you want your item to be discounted 50% on the last ½ day of the sale  If you want to donate your item at the end of the sale if it does not sell, put a D in the lower left corner  Put the price in the lower right hand corner Premade template  If you choose to use the tag template, the tags must be printed on thick stock paper (65# - 67# pastel or white only.)  If you are interested in the tag template email Kidsmart@sc.rr.com

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Handwritten Tag

Pricing Guidelines Here are some great suggestions when it comes to pricing your items:         Minimum price is one dollar ($1). Please price in twenty five cent increments. For example $1, $1.25, $1.50, $1.75, $2, etc. NOT $1.99, $2.35, etc. To price your clothing… New clothes with tags can be priced at 50% of the original retail price. Clothes that are not new but in great condition are usually priced ¼ to ½ of the original price. The price should also take into account the brand, age, and condition of the item. Furniture and equipment prices can be calculated ¼ to ½ of the original price. Books typically sell anywhere from $1 to a couple of dollars. There are so many variables when it comes to books – Is it soft/hard cover, is it educational, what is the condition? Work with a buddy. This gives you the opportunity to bounce ideas off of each other (and the work becomes fun). Group all of your items before you start pricing. Price all the dresses at the same time, the sweaters at the same time, etc. Lastly, you should ask yourself, “What would I pay for it?”

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