Notice: Drop-offs are by appointment only!
Make an appointment to bring in your items: TEXT (636) 577-5781 to schedule an appointment.
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Let Us Give Your Items a Second Life
Do you have gently used furniture, clothing, or in-style home decor that just doesn’t work for you anymore? Say that toaster you got for your wedding two years ago and meant to return, tools you haven’t used lately, or the exercise bike cluttering your garage … Why not offload them, give them new life, and get some cash in the process?
Shop Around the Corner can take the stress out of selling your unwanted items with an easy, established consigning process.
In our nearly two decades in business, we’ve had more than 17,000 consignors trust us to resell their items, whether they were cleaning out their closet, basement, or garage, making space for a new addition, switching up their home decor, or they just wanted some extra cash.
If you don’t love it, let us find someone who does!
The Big Picture
What exactly does it mean to consign? It’s simple: You bring us your items. We determine what we think will sell and sell the items on your behalf, taking a fee for the transaction. See our frequently asked consignor questions below.
The consigning process is simple. You:
- Fill out and sign a contract
- Set up your account when you make your first drop
- Use your store credit anytime to buy, or cash out with $25 or more in account
High-quality, gently used items that are two years old or less typically sell the best. We try to turn items quickly, so we focus on those.
There are a few things we don’t accept, including infant clothing (we start at 3T), fur coats, dated or antique items. We don’t take “project” furniture, or furniture that needs significant rehab.
Additionally, we have a daily 30 piece limit on clothing, and we don’t accept items that are torn, stained, wrinkled, or dated. Clothes should be on hangers and freshly laundered.
Other items that should go elsewhere:
- Televisions (unless LCD or flat screen)
- Bowling balls
- Infant car seats
- Easy Bake Ovens
- Roller blades/skates
- Children’s potty chairs
Anything with missing pieces, that’s dirty, or that has other issues will not be accepted. Toys must have batteries and be in working order.
Drop-offs are by appointment only! Please TEXT (636) 577-5781 to set up your drop appointment. Include your name and consignor number (if available), and allow up to 24 hours for our scheduler to get back to you. Sometimes we are very busy!
Hours for drop-offs are: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: 10am — 1pm
To drop off at your appointed time, go behind the building (via Alberta Lane) and look for the “DROPS” sign near two red doors, which is where you will bring your items into the shop. Enter at your appointed time!
Frequently Asked Consignor Questions
New to the game? Let us give you a hand in understanding what it takes to be a consignor with Shop Around the Corner by answering our most frequently asked questions.
A: You sign a contract, set up your account, and schedule a drop time. As you items sell, use your store credit to purchase items you need, or get a check when you have $25 or more in your account. (1st – 10th of each month to receive checks – limit one check per month)
Q: What percentage of the total do you keep?
A: At Shop Around the Corner, we offer a 60-40 split with our consignors: consignors receive 40% of the sale as payment. There is a $1 per month administrative fee that comes out of the consignment accounts each quarter.
Q: How long do you keep items for sale?
A: It depends on the item. Typically anywhere from six weeks to substantially longer. Prices on furniture are reduced throughout their time in the shop.
Q: What if my items don’t sell?
A: Consignment items that don’t sell are donated to charity.
Q: Is the store not-for-profit?
A: No. We are a for-profit business and we pay consignors for their items after they sell. That said, our shop has been part of the ministry of the Christian owners since its inception. We are proud to help support our community in many different ways through the business. When we see a need, we work to help meet it.
Q: Do you sell items online?
A: We’ve traditionally been in store, but we recently started expanding our efforts to better serve our customers by exploring online sales for select items through an eBay vendor. Additionally, to try and get higher prices for more rare items, we have launched live-streaming sales through another vendor. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for these opportunities.
A: Yes. Though we don’t accept antiques, sometimes we are a good fit to sell older furniture. Before you bring it, though, please bring a photo of the piece to the store and our pricers or managers can let you know either way and what to expect. If we don’t accept it, we can point you in the right direction.
Q: What kind of clothing or furniture is accepted?
A: There’s a handy list available at the store to help you.
In general, clothes need to be in style, gently used and of high quality. The same for furniture. Furniture with tears, stains, or damage will not be accepted. We don’t accept “project” furniture, so if your item needs work, we’re not the best fit. Please bring in a photo to save yourself the hassle if it’s something we can’t sell.
Q: When can I pick up my check for items that have sold?
A: When consignors have $25 or more in their account, they can pick up a check at the store from the 1st through the 10th of each month. Use your store credit anytime to make purchases at the store.
Q: How can I find out about contract updates and changes?
A: We provide consignors with updates during your drop, through our customer service staff, posted signs in the store, and our website will have updates as well.
Q: How do you keep track of items in the store?
A: Items are marked with your consignor number and a tag that tracks the item to you. We use software to store and back up the information. We do not inventory items due to the immense volume.