Guidance for Consignors

How to Become a Consignor

Ask by email to set up your account to be a consignor.  We will assign you a Letter to start your lots with.
Send us an email or a quick call to discuss what you are looking to consign to make sure it is a good fit.  As we grow it is becoming easier to sell items.  Expect an average of 20-30% of retail.  Clothing and furniture does not do well in the auction.

Create the Event/Auction
     Go to My Auctions ---> Create Event
     * Fill in Name (Use the date of the auction as name)  and an Ending Date/Time 
     * Make sure the date/time is set for after the date of the auction these items will be in.

Create a Lot
     Go to My Auctions--->Create Lot
Never use Create Listing.  These are Buy it Now items and not an available option at this time for consignors.

Step 1
Choose a category for the lot 
Choose the Event/Auction (usually you only have one created at  time) Fill in required fields.

Step 2 - Lot Details
Lot #   All lots start with the letter assigned to you. All lots must be labeled (no exception) with a lot LETTER/NUMBER.
Title - Limit of 50 characters - You need to indicate SIZE/**ISSUES** if applicable to begin title.
     Title Example Sz:11 Nike Shoes - Women's
Sub Title - No need to use
Description - Place any relevant information they should know here.
Consignor - Choose this from your list.  There should only be 1 choice  This is how your payout will be properly calculated.
Shippable - Default is shippable (We can ship for you)
     Non Shippable items - Dimensions (1 side is over 39").  Weight is over 45lbs.  Glass, Monitors, TVs or anything fragile.
Retail Price - Not required.  This will show up on the site as the MSRP.  Just put a number here.  No need for symbols or anything else.
Price2 - Not required.  Same as retail price but does not show up as details.  It is for data collection purposes only.
Condition - (Required) Choose from list
Product Link - If you want to provide for more detailed information
Locate - Required & IMPORTANT -  This is your assigned Letter(s) and the Box or Skid the item is in.  (ie.  sr-Box1)
Starting Bid - Must be set for $1.
Add Images - (Required) - You can use stock photos.   If item has an **Issue** then a photo of issue/damage should be take.
Additional Media - If you need to upload a PDF file concerning the item you can do that with this field.
Display Options - DO NOT USE - It adversely affects the layout of the auction on certain browsers.

     Click Create
You have now created a lot for the auction.  Repeat for each lot you want to post.

Publishing Auction / Lots
     My Account-->My Auctions-->Drafts-->Manage Auction-->Publish Auction Event  
If adding to our weekly auction - Your lots can be added to any unpublished auction.  Our auction usually publishes 9 days before.

***Important*** Items must be dropped off prior to requesting Publish Auction.  Drop offs are on Saturday, Sunday, Monday or Tuesday 10am-3pm.

Additional Helpful Information

Preparing the Lot
Numbering the Lots - You will need to sticker each lot as Letter/Number.  You can request stickers from us to pick up.
Place the sticker in a place that can be seen.  Don't put them on the bottom of the items for example, pickers need to see them.

Allowable Listings
AS-IS or USED :  This type of lot needs to have a description as to why it is being sold in this state.
Adults Only items - Please use an 18+ logo as the first image.
We allow all items but reserve the right to remove anything that is offensive and we will notify you of any removals.

Other Info

All MYSTERY BOXES must have this description. "This box is filled with items that are not suitable to list individually on auction due to value and/or category.  These boxes are Sold As-Is"

Items with Best Before dates must be mentioned in description.
No requirement for actual images, you can use stock images found online, except with items with issues.  Please photo the issue and add those photos as well.

Consignor Payouts are made 15 days after the auction by eTransfer to the email on the consignor account.
This allows bidders a period of time to return items that are damages or not correctly described.
Notify us if you make a change to your email address.

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