CityKids Consignor 101


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Due to the pandemic, the fall 2021 sale dates are TBD.

SHOP our Sidewalk Sales at Lilypad! Saturday Sidewalk Sale Dates, 9am-2pm:

9/18    •    10/16    •    11/13    •    12/11

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Due to the pandemic, we have shifted our efforts to the opening of our new thrift store, CityKids Thrift! Open on Wednesdays from 10-2 at Lilypad, basement level. The store will not accept consigned items and is a fully stocked thrift shop with all you need for baby and kids. We appreciate your patience as we work to confirm a venue and dates for our regular CityKids Consignment Sale.

Just want to get rid of your stuff? Donate directly to Lilypad. To donate your goods directly to the support of our non-profit community playspace, email us. We accept donations of your gently-used, baby and kid items in good condition (donations are tax-deductible) during store hours and during any playgroup at Lilypad, 1234 S Broad Street.

Stay tuned for updates!


Why Consign with CityKids?

  • We only accept good quality children’s items.
  • We do all the selling. You do NOT need to be at the sale to consign.
  • Drop off your tagged and hanged items on the Friday before the sale at Neumann-Goretti.
  • We do all the marketing & are a well-advertised sale.
  • We have NO LIMIT to the number of items you can sell.
  • Sign up early as we cap consignors.
  • Tagging Service Available. To sign up or for info, email  Kerri after you register to consign.

What does it cost to sell my items, and how much can I earn?

  • There is a non-refundable $10 registration fee to consign.
  • Consignors will receive 60% of their sales.
  • Consignors who volunteer two 3-hour shifts will receive 70% of their sales.

How do I register as a consignor? 

You must read your seller contract when you register, before you sign it (lots of paragraphs, we know, but it’s all need-to-know stuff). New Consignors, click here to register. Returning consignors must register for each sale on the Consignor Homepage. If you’ve consigned with us before, your consignor number and sign-in information are the same. 

You will immediately receive an email confirmation with your consignor number when you’ve successfully registered. Once you receive your confirmation email, you may begin entering your items into MySaleManager.

***Consignors, once you register, please check your emails from us, as we include need-to-know info, links, tips and other helpful hints, including contests!

NEW: PayPal preferred. To get paid by check, there will be a $3 admin fee. Please add your PayPal email and consignor number to our form in order to be paid. This form must be filled out each sale, as emails and circumstances change: CLICK FOR FORM.

To begin to enter your items, click the “Activities” Menu once you’ve signed in to MSM. All items must be entered into our system by the Wednesday before the sale.

Helpful Consigning Hints from Rebecca & Wendy:

Here is a list of what we do and do not accept for our upcoming sale.

* We are no longer accepting Maternity Items! No more stuffed animals unless they have another function and use batteries. No gaming consoles or baby monitors or other electronic items that can’t be tested for functionality. No bathtubs or rock’n’plays may be sold due to new regulations. Only brand new sealed DVDs. Highlighted Items are CHANGES from previous sales of items we no longer allow.

Please check to see if anything you wish to sell has been recalled here.

No bathtubs or rock’n’plays may be sold due to federal regulations.

How do I prepare my items for the sale?

You can start entering your items as soon as you register.

TIP: Entering your items using a computer is much easier than using a phone!

***All items must be entered into our system by the Wednesday before the sale. You will not be able to make any changes to your inventory after this time.
If you plan to donate your unsold items, it is wise to mark those items “DISCOUNT” or “REDUCE” (50% off on Sunday) to have the best chance of selling.

1. Preparing Tags:

Our online tagging system allows each registered consignor to inventory all of their items.
Each consignor inputs all of their item’s information (category, size, description, price, discount, and donate).

Watch our step-by-step registration video:

Log in to our Consignor Homepage to begin tagging.

Here are some helpful Tagging Instructions:

Click “Activities”, then “Work with My Consigned Items” and then click on “Active Items” to begin entering your items:

  1. Select the Category the item best fits into.
  2. There are many different size options, please scroll through all options to find a size that describes your clothing best. All clothing must be sized by age (take your best guess if it’s not marked on label)
  3. Enter a description. (this is SUPER helpful in case your tag gets separated from your item, and we can find your item and match it with your tag)
  4. Enter price. Price items ONLY in $1.00 increments, starting at $2.00.
  5. For Quantity always mark “1”.
  6. Select Discount if you wish for the item to be reduced during the 50% off sale (Sunday is half-price day).
  7. Select donate if you want your unsold items to be donated.
  8. Click “submit item” to save your info.
  9. Click “I’m finished for now” to save and return to main page. From here you can print tags and/or sign up to volunteer.

2. Printing Tags

You MUST use WHITE cardstock (60-67 LB) and black ink. There will be 6 tags per page.
If you do not use White card stock or your tags are smudged and unscannable, we will charge a manual scanning penalty of $15.
Tags must NOT be faded or smudged and have NO hand written notes on them. The back of your printed tags must be blank.

Reading the tag from top left to bottom right: consignor #, sale name, size, category, description, donate indicator, item ID, discount indicator (REDUCE), price, barcode. BLACK DOT means DONATE. “REDUCE” means 1/2 off on Sunday. If you plan to donate, please also mark your items as “REDUCE”, to ensure that more of your items sell, which should earn you more cash.

3. Attaching the Tags

Please attach your tags securely to your items. Items with lost tags may get misplaced or cannot be sold. Be as descriptive as possible about your items. If a tag comes loose, we can look it up, and replace it, but only if you write a thorough description. (ex. Don’t write: “Fisher Price Bouncy Seat”; be as specific as possible: “Brown Fisher Price Bouncy Seat with Blue stripes and Pink Hanging Toy Bar”)
Clothing must be on hangers with the hanger facing to the left; like a question mark (?).
Place the pin at the very top of the tag.
Safety pin the tag to the garment to where no holes/pulls will be made in the garment. It is best to place it on a seam or button hole.
NO straight pins or little gold pins.
Clothing is to be hung on hangers.
We will not be accepting pants, shirts, PJs and other clothing grouped in Ziploc bags; they must ALL be on hangers.
When using tape, please be sure to place tape at top and bottom of tag so your tags don’t fall off and get lost.
Be sure that buttons, zippers and snaps are done on all clothing items.
Onesies may be grouped, by size on 1 hanger. Please DO NOT put in a bag as the likelihood of them selling drops considerably. We require ALL clothing to be on hangers.
Shoes are best inside clear taped bags, but zip ties work just as well with tag taped to the outside. 
Socks, tights and the like may be placed in a ziplock taped bag.
Tags can get switched by unscrupulous shoppers. Please use lots of tape, a tagging gun or zip tie for large-ticket items. Make sure your items are secured to your items. Use two tags if you wish, just in case. Make sure your description of items is VERY clear, especially anything over $15. (“Blue striped Gap shirt with collar” NOT “Gap shirt”)

Make sure ALL parts to your toys, puzzles, games, bag of dinosaurs, etc are thoroughly taped or zip-tied together. Your items will get lost if there are any loose parts in an untaped or unsecured bag.

*If using a tagging gun: A tagging gun is not required. However, it just makes tagging clothes easier if you have a large amount of clothes to sell. Its best to attach the tags to inside tags or under the arm. Tagging Guns can be easily purchased on eBay and Amazon.

4. Pricing your items

Consignors set the price in $1.00 increments, starting at $2.00.
If items by themselves will not bring in $2.00, bundle items together. Ex: 3 T-Shirts for $3.00.
As a general rule, price items at ⅓ to ½ off the retail price.
Check out Consignment Mommies for handy pricing tips: Consignment Mommies

Is there a tagging service?  

YES! Want to consign without all the work? Our tagging service is available to help. After you sign up for the tagging service (limited spots available), all you have to do is drop your items off and we will take care of pricing, tagging, transportation to sale and set up.

Tagging Service is available to any registered consignor. Signups are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis.

Tagging Service Details:

  • $20-40 (tagging fee will be set when drop-off appointment is made, payable thru PayPal)
  • Drop off your items at Lilypad (1234 S. Broad Street) during your scheduled time
  • Earn 50% of your sales (use PayPal to receive payment from CityKids)
  • Total individual item limit: 200
  • Clothing item limit: 100
  • We cannot accept bathtubs, rock’n’plays, , used CDs/DVDs, gaming consoles, baby monitors, or maternity clothing for Tagging Service.

Email Kerri to reserve your slot, pay for the service, and coordinate a drop off time. After you sign up for tagging, you will receive am automated drop-off time from our system, which is when your items will be dropped off at the sale by the tagging service.

All items must be in clean, sellable condition and seasonal.

If you are bringing Mattresses and Upholstery:

In accordance with PA’s Bedding and Upholstery Law, all bedding and upholstery items must be disinfected by CityKids Sale and tagged with CityKids Sale yellow law labels. Please hang bedding on adult-size hangers, in order for us to better display your bedding.

Drop-off Info:

***Friday before sale, 5:00pm-8:00pm. After you register as a consignor, you will need to sign up for a drop-off time to expedite the drop-off process.
ALL consignors dropping items off MUST check-in with our consignor coordinator.
All items will be checked for proper tagging and quality (NO out of season items, no stains or holes).
Consignors are expected to stay with your items while they are being checked.
Please sort by gender and size before arriving; it helps speed up the distribution process.
Consignors are responsible for distributing their own items on the sales floor and for hanging their clothes on the sales racks.
If you are planning on picking up unsold items on Sunday, please bring an unwanted large cardboard BOX or bin when you drop off on Friday night. The box/bin is used to sort and return unsold items to consignors. Boxes will be mixed up so you will not get your exact box back.
We will have volunteers in place to assist you should you need help.

Previous consignors: check your emails for details on drop’n’go and other incentives! Drop’n’go use requires that you donate all unsold items.

When is pick-up?
All unsold items must be picked up on Sunday of sale weekend between 3:30pm-4:30pm.
We regret that no alternate pickup arrangements can be made (no exceptions).
All items not picked up by 4:30pm on Sunday will become property of CityKids Consignment Sale and may be donated to Lilypad, Circle of Hope and Mitzvah Circle or other charitable organizations.
Be sure to check the lost and found area to make sure none of your items were placed there. And again, make sure you take care when attaching tags to your items so they don’t get separated.

When will my seller reports be available?

CityKids will email consignors about a week or so after the sale ends to let you know reports are available. Remember to download your donation reports for tax purposes as they will be erased about 6 weeks after each sale.

When will I receive payment?

PayPal is our preferred payment method. You may also elect to be paid via check; payments will occur about 2-3 weeks after sale. All checks will incur a $3 administrative fee. Please fill our your PayPal email and consignor number to our form in order to be paid. This form must be filled out each sale, as emails and circumstances change: CLICK FOR FORM

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