Got some Questions about how it all works?
Here is a list of our most frequently asked ones and a link to our Consignor Resources page where you can find longer, "meatier" answers and more details about "HOW" it all works. Happy Sailing!
Ok, first, how DOES it work . . . seriously?!?! First, you decide that you want our help selling your kids stuff! Then you register. That non-refundable fee is $15.(less if you register early, more if you register late) Then price your items and print your tags in our Online Tagging System. Next, drop your stuff off at one of our sale locations. And finally, wait by your email for the notification that your $$ has been deposited! Yep! It's that easy!
What is the consignor split? Our base split is 65/35. You'll keep 65% of your sales as a consignor, and pay us a 35% commission. You're pricing and dropping off the stuff and keeping 65% of your sales. All the expenses of running the event come from our 35%! We take care of renting the space, bringing in the shoppers, processing the payments, accepting the credit cards, transporting the racks & tables, all the marketing, and generally setting the whole thing up. If you'd like to help with some of that (and we hope you will!) then we'll pay you and you can keep even more! Our paid crew get cool employee perks on all sorts of things! You can earn some shopping cash. Keep a higher % of your sales and pay us less because you're doing more- not just for yourself but to help put on the event for others! Paid crew members who work at least 4 shifts are invited to our Tuesday night staff party/shopping fest!
Wait, do I have to crew? Of course not! It's completely up to you. There are several ways you can assist in creating the sail though! You decide what % of your sales you want to keep, how much time you have to contribute, and when you want to shop. Are you a Social Sailor? All about Insta, Tik-Tok and Facebook? Influencer? Got friends everywhere and willing to spend some time inviting them to shop and sell with us? If you want to help for a bit by spreading all the love about the sail then we'll reward you for that! Need to make some serious shopping cash? Apply to join our paid staff and log some serious hours (20-30 per week over 2 weeks) Our paid peeps get serious early shopping perks too! . . . Fill out the new-hire paperwork and sign up for a minimum of 20 hours that work for you! We typically look for around 40 crew members each season and give preference to those who have worked with us before and those who can assist for 20 hours or more. Most of our consignors want to pitch in for a few shifts to help get their stuff sold and to be a part of creating the sail for the community! But it's definitely not a requirement. The moms (and dads) who help are all about the earliest shopping perks (Tuesday shopping!) and serious shopping cash! You might help with set up & merchandising, put out signs, hand out flyers, assist shoppers, tidy the sales floor, pack up donations, or even work as a cashier. There are hundreds of shifts available -- including a few that you can do from home outside of sail hours. Bottom line: you pay us to get your stuff sold in one fast convenient place. And then . . .We'll pay you to help us sell all the stuff and assist the community with this awesome event!
What kinds of items can I consign? In person, it's all things KIDS! Clothes, shoes, toys, books, equipment . . . Online it's nearly everything needed for the whole family for that particular season! For in-person events, check out the consignor resources page for more info. If you're looking for ONLINE the check that tab.
How long do I have to get this done? Plenty of time! Registration opens in December. The last day to enter your items into the system is likely Monday night March 11. 2024 at 11:59 pm.
How & when will I receive my payout? We will pay you via PayPal direct deposit and you will have your $ within 10 business days of the sail close OR if you absolutely, positively can not make PayPal work for you, you can request a check, and your payment will be processed by Bank of America's bill pay system. Checks take longer as they are not written until at least 30 days after the PayPal payments but you should still have your $ within 6 weeks of sail close. (Either way is fine with us but Pay Pal is more secure and much easier and faster for us (and for you!) so we strongly encourage you to go that route!)
How do I get started? Register! There are a few spots left. Then read through the info on the website, gather your supplies and start tagging! Want a shortcut? Check out the consignor cheat sheet (with videos!) HERE
Maybe, you've already tried other ways to clear out all the kids clothing, toys, and gear in your house -- Fess up! YOU have, haven't you?!?! You want to share that stuff with people who will really use it . . right? But how? Consignment stores, FACEBOOK meet up groups and other buy-sell-trade groups have the potential to be crazy time consuming, a bit frustrating, (maybe not even open?), and definitely not nearly as much fun as joining forces with a bunch of other like-minded Mamas and helping people at the same time! What are you waiting for? Because you know what? . . .
. . .we can help you clear that clutter with a lot less frustration and make you some serious $$$ besides! Come on, join us!
Well, Of Course You Are!
Still want to know if it's worth it? Wondering why Sail Again and not somewhere else?
- Last year our sell-through rate was more than 75%! That's way higher than at a typical consignment store and you're keeping a lot more of your $$!
- We're absolutely committed to finding ways to help you sell your stuff and save the planet! We jumped into online selling in these crazy times and sold more than $100,000 worth your friend's stuff in just 9 days!!!
- You can give up the yard sale haggling (and the yard sale hosting! --no more strangers in your yard at 6:30 am!)
- Think of all the gas and time you'll save (and how much safer you'll feel) when you give up driving around to meet-ups for that Buy-Sell-Trade group on Facebook Marketplace-- Goodness Mama how many messages did you have to answer before you sold that ONE item? What about the people who still didn't show up?!
-You owe it to yourself to give it a try. You said you would clean out that closet/playroom/garage! Here's your chance!
-You can also help a lot of people by donating your items that don't sell! We work with great charities that distribute our donations to folks who can really use them.
-And then there's the CA$H! Our average consignor sells more than $400+ EVERY season! Our largest check last season was for over $3500!
-And also, it has to be said . . .Girl . . .It's so much fun!
You don't have to take
our word for it!
You can head over to FACEBOOK and read a bunch of our awesome reviews!
Here's a little sample:
Katie M. says, "This was my first time at this sale and I loved it! I got $270 worth of stuff for $50 during the presale! Awesome quality, great prices and so much to choose from! Thanks Sail Again I will be back in the future."
Ready to sell with us?
Goodness Mama, yes!! Let's do something fun and sprinkle a little joy into those messy play rooms and cluttered closets! It's super easy! A super simple way to turn your kids' clutter into cash! You'll make a few hundred buck$, sell it ALL in just one week and you'll help save the planet by passing along all that stuff to others who will use it and not toss it! Yay you! Clear some clutter. Spread some joy! You're in the right place! Grab some friends and JOIN US!
We will sell ALL.THE.THINGS. from our 1000+ consigning families to THOUSANDS of shoppers
(most of them, Moms like you!) at
We'll be back in March for
Sail Again's Spring /Summer Sail March 13-17 2024
Our next Tar Heel Kids event at Cabarrus Arena is November 2023