Resources & Answers
Welcome! We're so glad you're here. We're absolutely honored that you've chosen to SAIL with us.
Please know that our primary goal is for you to sell LOTS of stuff and have a great experience while doing it. (Haven't decided yet?
Click on the blue Tell Me More button and you'll be consigning in no time! Seriously! It's easy and totally worth it!)
The CONSIGNOR LOGIN button at the top of every page of the website will take you to our My Consignment Manager registration page where you can register, schedule drop-off and sign up for your Crew Member shift (and we DO NEED YOU to join our crew!) There are lots of great perks for doing so! You can find them listed on the Crew page. Crew and drop off schedules for our Spring 2019 Sail season open in early January 2019.
SUPER IMPORTANT THINGS TO NOTE:
(if you don't read anything else, read this!)
*The regular consignor fee is $12 in Mooresville and $10 in Landis. This fee is non-refundable because it reserves your spot. (We would love for you to consign (and shop) at both sails! We will refund you $10 in the form of a Sail gift card if you do!)
*We pay by PayPal to the email address that you registered with in MyCM within 10 business days of the close of the sail
*EVERYONE is getting a new seller number this season! Woo! Hoo! Our new numbers will have your sort code and row number built right in which will make pick up a breeze! Your seller "number" will actually begin with two letters and will look something like this: VL1215 Last initial, First initial and then 4 numbers of YOUR choice! We strongly suggest the last 4 digits of your phone number but you could pick any 4 digits that mean something to you, like the birthday of your favorite child or even the 4 digit seller number that you already have if you're really fond of it! In our example above, seller Lisa Vaughn's phone number ends in 1215 -- so VL1215 is super easy for Lisa to remember and recognize! (One more note: we WILL still happily work with you to help you with transferring and matching your MyCM numbers and tags from other sales. However, those who choose to use tags not in our format will pay a $20 fee per season for this privilege!)
*We're excited to have you sell with us! We hope you're excited to work with us! There aren't any interviews so please poke around here on our website and check us out on Facebook and get to know us a bit before you consign here. Because . . .our sail is not for everyone . . . seriously, we're sort of a crazy crew! We're a tribe of Mamas (and a few Papas) committed to helping each other out, putting up with each others flaws and generally supporting everyone. We have fun. We want you to have fun. And, we want you to help the sail grow and be the best that it can be. We believe that people love what they help to create. We want you to love us! (so make sure you like us first - ok?) Our sail is for anyone who wants be a part of building something great and helping lots of people (like foster kids & families, kids with cancer, flood victims, and all the local families who shop and sell here just to be able to clothe their kids!) Our entire business model is structured around rewarding people who do that! We don't require anyone to volunteer but we do love those that do, (just a tiny bit more than those that don't). Get to know us. Decide that you like us, and then come hang out with us for a volunteer shift or four!
*Seriously, we know that everyone can't join our crew (volunteer), but we do ask that EVERY consignor assist in getting their items sold by promoting the SAIL on social media! (there are often contests associated with this) AND that they commit to not post things on social media that will deter shoppers or in any way prevent other consigning families from selling the most that they can! Please keep this in mind and plan to help!
*There now exists on Facebook a CLOSED, invitation only Consignor group named, Sail Again Consignor Group (catchy, right?) If you are a registered consignor, please request entry into this group. It is a place to ask questions and have them answered by seasoned consignors. It is also a great place for us to share important info & contests. (It is NOT a place to rant or complain- you don't have to keep it to yourself, we WANT to know ALL your comments and advice, just please email us with that stuff!)
*There is a $2 tagging minimum. The system will not allow you to price an item under $2.
*Every consignor who intends to pick up even ONE item, needs to leave a plastic/rubber bin (without the lid) for sort. This is both convenient for you to take your things home in, and a necessity for our sort process. Neither boxes nor bags work well for this process. Those who do not bring a bin will be charged $5.
*There is a 50 item hanging limit for sizes 0-18mths. This is a combined total for both genders and across all sizes. (ie 49 girls items and 1 boys item, NOT 50 boys and 50 girls and NOT 50 9mth items and 50 18mth items) Just 50 total. You may group like items/outfits on up to 3 hanger(s) with only one tag.
*We would love it if every consignor would choose to become a crew member and help us create the sail. (we mentioned that right?) There's something in it for you -you know?) Consignors who do not crew with us make 65% of their sales. Those who do, can make 70%, 75%, or even 80% PLUS the early shopping!
*We will once again accept your maternity items, but you are limited to your best 12 pieces.
*As of the Spring 2018 Sail, we will no longer sort socks. You can still bring them of course but they must be marked to donate. (If you forget, we won't- even those not marked to donate will be donated.)
*We would also love it if you would mark your books to donate-- this helps with sort and REALLY HELPS our charity partners who put books in the hands of kids who really need them.
*We will accept your potties and potty seats but no more diaper genies or baby bath tubs please-they take up tons of space and they just don't sell well!
*We DO accept car seats and travel systems but only if they were manufactured after February of 2015 (4 years old or less) and you must certify that they have never been in an accident. We will also accept your non-expired booster seats.
*We no longer accept breast pumps or crib bedding sets. (same as above, they DO NOT sell well!)
*Drop-off is by appointment and you should expect it to take one hour. Plan to bring in your hanging items, check in at the desk, deliver your items to be inspected and then return to your car and retrieve the rest of your items (toys, equipment, shoes etc) and put them out while your clothing is being inspected, When you are done putting out your non-clothing items-- YOU ARE DONE! We will put your clothes out for you. Turn in your bin, take a picture of your shopping pass and you can be on your way. IF your clothing has been inspected and your 'No-Thank Yous" are READY then you may take them with you, otherwise they will be in your bin for pick up!
*Pick-up of your unsold items (and your bin) is also at a scheduled appointment time! Currently this is Tuesday March 12th from 4:30-7 pm in Mooresville and either Sunday evening April 7th or Monday April 8th in Landis. PLEASE PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO OUR WEBSITE AND TO FACEBOOK FOR THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THESE TIMES!
PLEASE do not wait to register! Our spots are limited and we fill up fast! Registration for both locations will be open by early November.
LKN--Regular Registration in Mooresville is just $12. Drop-off your items BY APPOINTMENT on Monday or Tuesday March 4th & 5th. If you are donating everything (and not leaving a bin) you may sign up for a Drop & Go slot on Sunday March 3rd where you put out NOTHING! Drop & Go appointments will be available as part of the regular volunteer schedule this season. Consignor/Crew shopping opens on Wednesday evening March 6th.
Landis--Regular registration in Landis is just $10 but it is basically free if you are already selling in Mooresville (Refunded in the form of a $10 gift card to the sail or an I Shop Like a Sailor blue bag--your choice!) Consignor/Crew shopping opens Thursday evening April 4th.
Sail Again is a 65/35 sale for consignors who don't choose to join our crew. But, IF YOU CREW WITH US for only one 3-hr shift, you make 70% of what you sell and we make 30% minus the expenses of running the sail. (Space rental, insurance, racks, tables, software, credit card fees, advertising, promotion, etc. etc.) There are hundreds of crew slots available -- a few dozen of them can even be done from home outside of sail hours. And, if you crew for at least 4 shifts (and one of them is a sort shift) you'll make a whopping 80% of your sales! We will work with you, on an individual basis, and discuss a special shopping/% package if you would like to spread these crew slots out over BOTH sales! (You must work at least one physical shift in each location to qualify)
We count on our consignors to join our crew and assist in any way possible to promote the sail. This is how we get your stuff sold!! When you assist in this way, you earn both the chance to shop early and the right to make a higher percentage of your sales. Even if you can't find a crew shift that works for you, it is imperative that you promote the sail via word-of-mouth, social media, and email forwarding and sharing. TELL some people about us!
Want to consign but no time to tag? We can help. We have several awesome team member who are willing to hep you get your stuff ready to sell--for a fee of course! Drop off your items to them and let them do all the work for you-- and you can still shop early! Email us and we will happily share their contact info with you.
Want to sell LOTS of stuff? Make sure you mark it to discount. On the last day, most of our consignors mark their items to go 50% off--sell it and get it out of there we say! You can also really help us, help others by marking your items to donate at the end of the sail. We help so many families this way! (Find out where your donations go on the Giving Back tab)
Please refer to the RED tabs on this page before you get started and most of your questions will be answered. But if you're stuck, don't hesitate to email us with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org . We will do our best to respond to you within 24 hours. Again, welcome and thanks for trusting us with your stuff!
Happy, Happy Sailing!
Tammy & The Sail Again Team