What is Consignment?
Consignment is a business arrangement in which a business, also referred to as a consignee, agrees to sell merchandise for the consignor at an agreed percentage rate. The English word consignment is from the French word consigner, which means to deposit, as in to drop off items for sale. Consignment businesses are typically retail stores that specialize in a particular type of consumer product. The business accepts the items for sale and agrees to pay the seller a percentage of the proceeds if and when the goods do sell.
Common products sold through consignment include:
- Clothing & Shoes (Brand Name)
- Athletic equipment and gear
- Antiques and collectibles
- Furniture (gently used, no large couches, no stains)
- Musical instruments
- Coins, Stamps, Comic Books, Sports Cards
Consignment Goods Pickup Rates
We can pickup and haul away your consignment goods so you don't have to. Standard moving rates apply to consignment pickups. See the rates page for more information.
Consignment Pricing Arrangement
Clutter to Cash consignment rates are negotiable depending on the size and value of the consignment deal. Our typical rates are 50/50 to 40/60 or 60/40. Who gets the bulk of the proceeds often depends on how the deal is established, and the nature of the goods. We also offer reduced rates to repeat consignors to promote long term business relationships and steady inventory supply.
Advantages of consignment
- No need to spend time creating listings on eBay, Etsy or Craiglist
- No need to ship or deliver sold items
- Clear unused space in your home and convert unwanted items to cash
- Reduce the cost of junk removal
- Gives others the opportunity to enjoy your unused items
- Keeping good re-usable items out of the landfills
- Receive a breakdown and sales report of items sold (Microsoft Excel)
Demand for consignment goods is on the upswing, says that Association of Retail Professionals. Growth in number of new consignment stores is currently around 7% annually.