Tulsa, Okla (PRWEB) December 31, 2012
As the holidays wind down, many families find themselves with extra clutter on hand, including toys and other items their families have outgrown. Instead of throwing or giving them away,Just Between Friends Childrens Consignment Event can help families turn that clutter into cash.
Just Between Friends has 128 franchises in 25 states run by local families. They are preparing for their spring sales events and accepting consignors who want to make extra cash by selling the new and gently used childrens and maternity items that their families have outgrown. .
Just Between Friends is honored that we have been able to help families make ends meet without sacrificing quality. We have seen a big increase in families participating since 2008, so much so that we have doubled in size since then and sales have increased an average of 30 percent each year. What is great is that most of that money goes back into the pockets of the local families who consign at our sales events, explained Shannon Wilburn, Co-Founder and CEO of Just Between Friends Franchise Systems, Inc.
They help families make extra cash by offering an easy way to earn extra money. To help maximize that, Wilburn offers what she call the Three Cs of Consignment when preparing items to sell.
Make sure the items are:
Clean washing clothing and toys can help improve the appearance and make them easier to sell
Complete make sure toys have all parts and are working.
Current if items are in style there is a better chance they will sell
Consignors can sell items all year round but large outdoor playhouses, outdoor toys and swim items.sell best in the spring. Clothing should be seasonal, in good condition with no rips or tears, clean and smelling fresh.
If you want to make the most money at a consignment sales event you should set a goal to tag at least 100 items. When pricing, a good rule of thumb is to price it on ehalf to one third of the original price, explained Wilburn.
JBF offers this formula to help consignors determine how much they can make per hour. It can vary depending on the individual sales fees.