Pricing Your Items

Some people say consignment pricing is an art form.  There are so many variables and everyone has their own theory on the best way to price items. Ultimately, the decision is up to you, but there are a few things to keep in mind.
  • There will be a lot of items to choose from, all at great prices, so be competitive if you want your items to sell
  • Put a few smaller items together to make it more appealing for purchase – our price minimum is $1
  • Any item over $1.00 must be priced in $0.50 increments ($1.50, $2.00, $2.50, etc)
  • Try not to put emotion into your prices – just because it was your favorite dress, doesn’t mean others will pay more for it
  • The condition of your item is critical – things that are new or in great shape can be priced higher than items that show wear
  • Some people are very brand loyal and will be willing to pay more for brands that are known to hold up better or in higher demand
  • Clothing size matters – older kids’ clothing sells better than infant clothing because there is less of it to choose from
  • Boys are harder on their clothes than girls so great condition boys clothing can be priced a bit higher (sizes 5+)
  • Shoppers love to find items that are of the latest trend so those items usually sell well
  • Classic toys (ex. Legos) are often the first to go because they are timeless
  • Take advantage of the half price option (called “discount” in barcoding system) if you want to have the best chance of having your items sell
  • Read our post about maximizing your sales

If you are still in need of more advice, we have found a few online articles that may help you with your pricing.  We do not work with these sites, but think they offer pretty good advice 🙂

Kids’ Consignment Sale Pricing Guide from My Frugal Home

Pricing Guide from the Stork Lady

Consign Kool Kids Pricing Guide

Consignment Mommies Consignment Sale Pricing 101