What is a Sweet Swaps Kids Consignment Sale event?
A Sweet Swaps Kids Consignment Sale is an event that provides you an opportunity to recycle, save money and make money by selling and shopping for new and gently used items related to children of all ages. You will find great brands at great prices … as low as 50%-90% off retail. Some of the items you will find at our event are: clothing, shoes, books, toys, accessories, small furniture such as cribs and changing tables, and baby equipment such as strollers, bouncers, high chairs, etc. We also carry teen/juniors, woman’s and maternity clothing, accessories and more! Volunteers assist with many aspects of the sale and family friendly businesses can sign up as vendors and participate in the sale. In addition, schools, child care centers, sports and dance teams and any other kid friendly and/or community organization can use our event as a means of raising funds to support their initiatives, and local charities also benefit by being able to receive some of the unsold items at the end of the sale. A Sweet Swaps Kids Consignment Sale creates a win-win-win-win opportunity for anyone that participates and is great for our community!
When are the next sales event(s)?
Our Fall/Winter 2016 event will be held Tuesday, November 15th to Sunday, November 20th, 2016.
Where will the event be located?
Our Fall/Winter 2016 event will be located at Dutch Square Mall, 421 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC 29210. Please visit our Event Schedule & Location page for our full event schedule and links to driving directions from your area.
Is there a limit on the number of items I can consign/sell?
Currently, there is not a maximum limit on the amount of items you may register to sell. In fact, our Super Sellers earn an additional 5% when consigning 500 or more accepted items. We do ask all consignors to register at least 25 items to participate in our sale. If you have large items to deliver, or if you are a consignor of multiple new and/or boutique items, please contact us with any special requests.
Do you allow items from any/all season(s) to be sold at both the spring/summer and fall/winter sales event?
Currently, we are accepting spring and summer items at our March, 2016 event. Please visit our Items Accepted page for more details.
How much is the registration fee?
Our registration fee is only $10.00.
Why do you charge a Registration Fee?
Registration fees are collected to assist with a portion of the facility rent, insurance, equipment, marketing and other cost to run the sale.
How can I pay my registration fee?
Your registration fee will be deducted from your final earnings check at the end of the sale so that you don’t have any upfront costs.
You may also mail advance registration fee payments to:
Sweet Swaps Consignments, LLC.
10120 Two Notch Road
Suite 2, #236
Columbia, SC 29223
*** Stay tuned …. the option to make pay your registration fee using Pay Pal on our registration page – is coming soon ****
How do I receive my earnings from what I sell?
A check will be mailed to you at the address you provided on your consignor agreement when you registered as a seller.
When do I receive my earnings from what I sell?
We will make every effort to have checks processed and mailed within 2 days of the last day of the sale, however processing can take up to 7 business days.
What should I do if I missed my scheduled drop off appointment?
Please visit our Late Drop-off Request page for details.
I want to consign/sell, however, I don’t have access to a printer – how can I have my tags printed?
We suggest printing from any public library or ask a friend, a family member or another consignor that has access to a printer. If you are unable to find a way to print your tags, you may request that we print tags for you. There is a fee of $3.00 for each 10 pages (or less) of tags (12 to a page = 120 tags) that we print and mail to you. The fee will cover the cost of card stock, ink, and postage. Fees are deducted from your final earnings so you do no have any upfront costs. You may email us your request at email@example.com. Please enter “Tag Printing Request” in your subject line and provide us your name, consignor number and mailing address. Be sure to submit your request once your have completed entering all of your items to avoid reprinting cost.
Am I required to donate my unsold items at the end of the sale?
You are not required to donate, however we do encourage it! You may choose any option listed under our Unsold Items page.
What forms of payments are accepted?
We currently accept cash, credit and debit card payments.
How can I shop before the public?
Volunteers, Consignors, Vendors, New Moms, Grandparents, Teachers and the Military are able to shop before the public. Please visit our How to Shop First page for details. Our top ten shopping tips will help you get the most out of your shopping trip!!! Please visit our Shopping Tips page for details ***
Can I bring my children when I serve my volunteer shift?
Sorry, you cannot bring children during your volunteer shift. We love our children and want to keep them safe so please find alternate child care prior to your volunteer shift.
Exception: If your child is over the age of 10, he or she may be able to accompany you during your volunteer shift. If your child is over the age of 15, he or she may be able to register as a volunteer and qualify for our incentive program. If interested in this option, please contact us to let us know in advance.
How can I register to raise funds through your event?
Please visit our Fundraising page for participation and registration details. You may also call us at 855-SC-SWEET or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Terrific Tagging Service
What is the Terrific Tagging service?
Our Terrific Tagging service is designed for busy parents who don’t have time to enter, tag, hang and deliver items during our sale – but still want to consign and make some extra money. Our Terrific Taggers will enter your items into our tagging software, iron (if needed), hang, tag, store and deliver your items to our Sweet Swaps Kids Consignment Sale Event.
All you do is clean out your closets, bedrooms, nurseries and play rooms and choose to schedule a pick-up, mail us your items (using our Mail In Service) or drop off your items by appointment – and we will do the rest. Please visit our Tagging Service page for full details.
Is there a fee for the Tagging Service?
The fee for our Terrific Tagging service is $5.00 for the first 50 items (or less) and $5.00 for each additional 50 items and helps to cover storage, transportation costs, as well the cost of supplies (hangers, printing, card stock, safety pins, zip ties, zip lock bags, packing tape, etc.). Fees are deducted from your final proceeds at the end of the sale – so you don’t have any upfront cost.
How many slots are available for the Tagging service?
For the October, 2015 sales event, we currently have a limit of 25 available slots under our Terrific Tagging Service option – so sign up fast!
Bye-Buy Bag Mail in Service
What is the Bye-Buy Bag Mail in Service?
Our Bye-Buy Bag option is just another easy way for you to participate in our Sweet Swaps Kids Consignment Sale Event! We are excited to provide you an opportunity to say BYE to gently used items your family has out grown while allowing someone else to BUY your items at a fraction of retail prices. This convenient option allows you mail us the items you want to sell at our event- while saving you time on preparing, tagging and delivering your items. Please visit our Mail In Service page for full details.
Is there a fee for the Mail in Service?
The fee for our Mail in service is $5.00 and helps to cover a portion of the return shipping costs. In addition, there is a Tagging service fee of $5.00 which helps to cover storage, transportation costs, as well the cost of supplies (hangers, printing, card stock, safety pins, zip ties, zip lock bags, packing tape, etc.). Fees are deducted from your final proceeds at the end of the sale – so you don’t have any upfront cost.
How many slots are available the Mail in service?
For the October, 2015 sales event, we currently have a limit of 25 available slots under our Bye-Buy Bag option – so sign up fast!
Presto Pick up Service
What is the Presto Pick up service?
Our Pick Up service is yet another convenient way for you to participate in our Sweet Swaps Kids Consignment Sale event. This option can be used if you are either a Terrific Tagging Service Consignor or a Traditional Consignor.
Is there a fee for the Pick up Service?
Currently, there is a fee of $5.00 for this service and includes pick-up from your home. Fees are deducted from your final proceeds at the end of the sale – so you don’t have any upfront cost. If you are using our Tagging service also, Tagging service fees will also apply. Please visit our Pick up Service page for more details.
How many appointments are available the Pick up service?
For the October, 2015 sales event, we currently have a limit of 25 available Pick up appointments – so sign up fast!