What’s New

Whether you are a faithful twice a year consignor,  you’ve been a past consignor, but have skipped a sale or two, or if you are a brand new consignor, below is a list of some of the recent changes at Sunflower Sprouts.  Some are items, some are procedures, one is a brand new sale location!  Always make sure to read through this section to stay current with us!

New Procedures

Book Sale:

NO BUNDLES!
MUST DONATE!

We are expanding our book department! The new category is for “Moms Only” and will be located in between the two smaller arenas. What are “Mom Books”? Think Beach Reads! All books in this category must be marked to donate. See Website for additional ideas and content on this section. ALL BOOKS MUST BE TAGGED “TO DONATE”!!! We will not be sorting unsold books!!!!!!!

New Price to register (spring 2024)

Price to consign is $23 for Pittsburgh.  Erie price to consign is $20.

Transferring your Tags from one event to another (Fall 2023)

When one sale is complete, you will not have access to that sales inventory until proceeds have been processed. You must always wait for an email saying “OK to transfer“ before you will be able to move your inventory from the sale that just finished to another sale location. 

Transfer inventory OUT:

  1. Log into the first account and click “work with consign inventory“ 
  2. Click “move inventory out“ 
  3. Select the affiliated sale you’d like to move your inventory to 
  4. Enter the consignor number and password AT THE AFFILIATED SALE 
  5. Click “select all“ to move all the inventory 
  6. Re-enter the password AT THE AFFILIATED SALE
  7. At the bottom of the page click “submit“ (do not click this multiple times)
  8. You will receive a batch number for reference when it is successfully moved OUT
  9. Close all windows until you are back at www.Pitt.sunflowersprouts.org

Accept inventory IN:

  1. First, make sure both active and inactive inventory are EMPTY before following the steps 
  2. Log into the sale locations account in which you are wanting to receive inventory
  3. Click “work with consign inventory”
  4. Click “receive inventory IN”
  5. You should see a list of batches available to be received. Select the batch and click “submit“
  6. Your inventory will now appear in that sales location account

Do you need to re-tag? 

 

Because we are an inventory system, the item ID and barcode in information are VERY important 

  • If you transfer incorrectly the item ID in your account may be different than either ID on the barcode tag. If there is a discrepancy, we sell it for WHAT IS ON THE TAG. Be sure to check your item IDs if there is a discrepancy, you will need to re-print those tags. 
  • If you want to discount an item that already had a tag on it, you MUST change it in your account and then print a new tag. The discount is imbedded in the barcode. Therefore, you cannot add your “red dot“ to the tag. It will not scan correctly!!! 
  • If you see problems with your sold item report when the event is in progress, it is due to incorrectly transferring inventory. (item numbers are not matching up, blank description field, etc.)
What is a Very Important Consignor? (VIC) (Fall 2023)
There is currently NO VIC program for for Erie event.
Giving items a second chance in Erie - Pittsburgh Consignors

Pittsburgh consignors have the option to give their items a Second Chance to sell in Erie!  Anything marked to “DONATE” and is unsold at the end of the Pittsburgh sale, will be pulled to go on the truck to Erie.  Four more days to sell your items!  It’s free to participate!  To take advantage of  this option – basically if you are donating anything at the end of the sale – you MUST fill out the online form prior to the sale so that we know to register you for Erie and turn your tags on.  If you fail to do this step, you won’t get paid for any items that sell in Erie. 

There will again be no registration fee for Pittsburgh consignors to give their items a second chance in Erie. (Yay it’s Free!) 

New: There will be a 5% transportation fee on all SOLD items.  This amounts to $1 on every $20 in sales and pays for the transport of your items to Erie, and the staff hours for placing your items on the sales floor.  If you sell $100 worth of items in Erie, we will deduct $5 from your paycheck for this.  Let’s all agree this is a very nominal fee for the service.  There is no transportation fee on unsold and donated items leftover at the Erie sale.

 

For all Pittsburgh consignors, you must decide if you are sending any single, multiple, or all items to Erie by designating it to be Donated on your item tag.  You must decide by the last day to enter a tag.  It is the tags that let us know what items are headed to the truck to Erie.  You can not change your mind on pick up day and ask for your leftover items that have already been sorted into your consignor number to go to Erie.  If you fail to pick up your items, they become the property of Sunflower Sprouts at 7:00 p.m. on pick up day.

New Drop off procedures (Fall 2022)

We have the new welcome tent outside when you drive up.  They direct you to the most convenient door for the majority of your items.  Every consignor gets a great SWAG bag filled with coupons and goodies to take home.  Make sure to get yours when you SAY Goodbye and we activate your tags.

Important: Every sale, we find people that did not “Say goodbye” and have their tags activated before they leave drop off. Please don’t skip this step! We need to activate those tags!

New shopping time for our friends (Spring 2023)

Friends of Consignors start shopping with their passes at 9:00 AM on Presale day. See “important date” button at the top of this page for the exact date for this seaon.  Your friend of consignor pass is in your SWAG Bag.  

Consignors are allowed to bring one accompanying person the evening of Consignor Shopping. This might be your spouse, your mother, or a friend. Kids are always welcome and do not count as your accompanying person.

New things we sell

Squishmallows/TY Beanie Babies

We now accept these to sell. They must be like new and have their fabric brand tags attached.

Seasonal Changes

Hoodies (Under Armour and Nike) and sleep sacks are now accepted all year long. See our updated list of seasonal items accepted at each sale.  We’ve detailed which Holiday clothing to sell at each sale, and which Pittsburgh Sports Teams. Cleveland and Buffalo sports teams for Erie as well.

Car Seats

We are now accepting car seats!  All of these procedures are in place after conducting research on the law and from other sales. They will sell if you price them reasonably! 

Here’s the rules:  No EXCEPTIONS!

  • You CANNOT choose to donate an unsold car seat. We can not donate used car seats. Car seats that remain unsold at the end of the sale, must be picked up from the sale location. 
  • Car seats must be 4 years of age or younger.  Check the date on the manufacturers tag. This ensures a buyer will get two years of use out of it.  (Car seats are only legally allowed to be used for 6 years.)  
  • No expired car seats or car seats that have been in an accident. If you try to sell a car seat that has expired, we will charge you a $100 fee to dispose of it. This will be deducted from your consignor check. You will sign a release for each car seat declaring that the seat is not recalled and has never been in an accident. This will remain with us for our records.  You will sign these forms at drop off.
Bundles

We recommend you bundle no more than 3 clothing items together (three shirts, three pants, shirt/pants/sweater). Any more than this gets heavy for the hanger and doesn’t sell as well. 

We recommend when bundling your books you use string or ribbon and NOT a resealable bag. Books in bags don’t sell as well.

Read through Bundling Items for Consignment Sales for helpful hints and rules.

New Grab N Go section

We have a new section we are calling Grab ‘N Go.  Everything in this section is in a sealed zip top bag.  Nothing is priced over $5.  This is bundling of like items at its finest.  This helps us keep our toy tables clear of small $2 items.

Examples:  Bag of McDonald’s toys for $2, Gallon bag of bouncy balls, bag of bath toys (no mold!), Bag of little farm animals, Bag of army men, Bag of small finger puppets.  The goal of this section is an EASY way for parents who bring their kids to the sale to grab a small toy for being a great shopper!  It’s an easy yes, because it’s small, priced right, and doesn’t matter if it gets lost under minivan seats on the way home.

Next:

Whether you are a faithful twice a year consignor,  you’ve been a past consignor, but have skipped a sale or two, or if you are a brand new consignor, below is a list of some of the recent changes at Sunflower Sprouts.  Some are items, some are procedures, one is a brand new sale location!  Always make sure to read through this section to stay current with us!

New Procedures

Book Sale:

NO BUNDLES!
MUST DONATE!

We are expanding our book department! The new category is for “Moms Only” and will be located in between the two smaller arenas. What are “Mom Books”? Think Beach Reads! All books in this category must be marked to donate. See Website for additional ideas and content on this section. ALL BOOKS MUST BE TAGGED “TO DONATE”!!! We will not be sorting unsold books!!!!!!!

New Price to register (spring 2024)

Price to consign is $23 for Pittsburgh.  Erie price to consign is $20.

Transferring your Tags from one event to another (Fall 2023)

When one sale is complete, you will not have access to that sales inventory until proceeds have been processed. You must always wait for an email saying “OK to transfer“ before you will be able to move your inventory from the sale that just finished to another sale location. 

Transfer inventory OUT:

  1. Log into the first account and click “work with consign inventory“ 
  2. Click “move inventory out“ 
  3. Select the affiliated sale you’d like to move your inventory to 
  4. Enter the consignor number and password AT THE AFFILIATED SALE 
  5. Click “select all“ to move all the inventory 
  6. Re-enter the password AT THE AFFILIATED SALE
  7. At the bottom of the page click “submit“ (do not click this multiple times)
  8. You will receive a batch number for reference when it is successfully moved OUT
  9. Close all windows until you are back at www.Pitt.sunflowersprouts.org

Accept inventory IN:

  1. First, make sure both active and inactive inventory are EMPTY before following the steps 
  2. Log into the sale locations account in which you are wanting to receive inventory
  3. Click “work with consign inventory”
  4. Click “receive inventory IN”
  5. You should see a list of batches available to be received. Select the batch and click “submit“
  6. Your inventory will now appear in that sales location account

Do you need to re-tag? 

 

Because we are an inventory system, the item ID and barcode in information are VERY important 

  • If you transfer incorrectly the item ID in your account may be different than either ID on the barcode tag. If there is a discrepancy, we sell it for WHAT IS ON THE TAG. Be sure to check your item IDs if there is a discrepancy, you will need to re-print those tags. 
  • If you want to discount an item that already had a tag on it, you MUST change it in your account and then print a new tag. The discount is imbedded in the barcode. Therefore, you cannot add your “red dot“ to the tag. It will not scan correctly!!! 
  • If you see problems with your sold item report when the event is in progress, it is due to incorrectly transferring inventory. (item numbers are not matching up, blank description field, etc.)
What is a Very Important Consignor? (VIC) (Fall 2023)
There is currently NO VIC program for for Erie event.
Giving items a second chance in Erie - Pittsburgh Consignors

Pittsburgh consignors have the option to give their items a Second Chance to sell in Erie!  Anything marked to “DONATE” and is unsold at the end of the Pittsburgh sale, will be pulled to go on the truck to Erie.  Four more days to sell your items!  It’s free to participate!  To take advantage of  this option – basically if you are donating anything at the end of the sale – you MUST fill out the online form prior to the sale so that we know to register you for Erie and turn your tags on.  If you fail to do this step, you won’t get paid for any items that sell in Erie. 

There will again be no registration fee for Pittsburgh consignors to give their items a second chance in Erie. (Yay it’s Free!) 

New: There will be a 5% transportation fee on all SOLD items.  This amounts to $1 on every $20 in sales and pays for the transport of your items to Erie, and the staff hours for placing your items on the sales floor.  If you sell $100 worth of items in Erie, we will deduct $5 from your paycheck for this.  Let’s all agree this is a very nominal fee for the service.  There is no transportation fee on unsold and donated items leftover at the Erie sale.

 

For all Pittsburgh consignors, you must decide if you are sending any single, multiple, or all items to Erie by designating it to be Donated on your item tag.  You must decide by the last day to enter a tag.  It is the tags that let us know what items are headed to the truck to Erie.  You can not change your mind on pick up day and ask for your leftover items that have already been sorted into your consignor number to go to Erie.  If you fail to pick up your items, they become the property of Sunflower Sprouts at 7:00 p.m. on pick up day.

New Drop off procedures (Fall 2022)

We have the new welcome tent outside when you drive up.  They direct you to the most convenient door for the majority of your items.  Every consignor gets a great SWAG bag filled with coupons and goodies to take home.  Make sure to get yours when you SAY Goodbye and we activate your tags.

Important: Every sale, we find people that did not “Say goodbye” and have their tags activated before they leave drop off. Please don’t skip this step! We need to activate those tags!

New shopping time for our friends (Spring 2023)

Friends of Consignors start shopping with their passes at 9:00 AM on Presale day. See “important date” button at the top of this page for the exact date for this seaon.  Your friend of consignor pass is in your SWAG Bag.  

Consignors are allowed to bring one accompanying person the evening of Consignor Shopping. This might be your spouse, your mother, or a friend. Kids are always welcome and do not count as your accompanying person.

New things we sell

Squishmallows/TY Beanie Babies

We now accept these to sell. They must be like new and have their fabric brand tags attached.

Seasonal Changes

Hoodies (Under Armour and Nike) and sleep sacks are now accepted all year long. See our updated list of seasonal items accepted at each sale.  We’ve detailed which Holiday clothing to sell at each sale, and which Pittsburgh Sports Teams. Cleveland and Buffalo sports teams for Erie as well.

Car Seats

We are now accepting car seats!  All of these procedures are in place after conducting research on the law and from other sales. They will sell if you price them reasonably! 

Here’s the rules:  No EXCEPTIONS!

  • You CANNOT choose to donate an unsold car seat. We can not donate used car seats. Car seats that remain unsold at the end of the sale, must be picked up from the sale location. 
  • Car seats must be 4 years of age or younger.  Check the date on the manufacturers tag. This ensures a buyer will get two years of use out of it.  (Car seats are only legally allowed to be used for 6 years.)  
  • No expired car seats or car seats that have been in an accident If you try to sell a car seat that has expired, we will charge you a $100 fee to dispose of it. This will be deducted from your consignor check. You will sign a release for each car seat declaring that the seat is not recalled and has never been in an accident. This will remain with us for our records.  You will sign these forms at drop off.
Bundles

We recommend you bundle no more than 3 clothing items together (three shirts, three pants, shirt/pants/sweater). Any more than this gets heavy for the hanger and doesn’t sell as well. 

We recommend when bundling your books you use string or ribbon and NOT a resealable bag. Books in bags don’t sell as well.

Read through Bundling Items for Consignment Sales for helpful hints and rules.

New Grab N Go section

We have a new section we are calling Grab ‘N Go.  Everything in this section is in a sealed zip top bag.  Nothing is priced over $5.  This is bundling of like items at its finest.  This helps us keep our toy tables clear of small $2 items.

Examples:  Bag of McDonald’s toys for $2, Gallon bag of bouncy balls, bag of bath toys (no mold!), Bag of little farm animals, Bag of army men, Bag of small finger puppets.  The goal of this section is an EASY way for parents who bring their kids to the sale to grab a small toy for being a great shopper!  It’s an easy yes, because it’s small, priced right, and doesn’t matter if it gets lost under minivan seats on the way home.

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