Just Between Friends - shop, sell, save, smart!

How to Sell & MAKE Money:

1.

Register to Consign

Sign up for a free MY JBF tagging profile, select Vancouver, BC event. 

2.

Collect, Prep, and Tag

Clean out your closets and organize all children's items ages newborn - 18. Consign toys, books, clothing, any item related to raising a family. Price, print and tag items.

3.

Drop Off!

Bring your tagged items to Croatian Cultural Centre and we sell it for you!



...3 weeks later, payment shows up in your bank account

Consignor Basics

Consign your new or gently used baby, kid, or maternity items and earn up to 70% cash! It's a great way to be a part of the community, while making room for your child's next stage in life.

As a consignor you control the pricing of your items, designate whether you want the price reduced and if you wish to donate your items to support one of our charity partners.

MY JBF tagging site is open all year round, tag anytime. Recycling the items our kids no longer need by re-selling the clothing, toys, furniture, and equipment that our kids have outgrown, you are helping other local familes and our planet.

Register to Consign

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HELPING AT THE SALE

Login to Add Shift

Be a part of your JBF Community and make YOUR JBF event great!

Join other smart & savvy helpers who cover shifts in exchange for early shopping privileges. We LOVE our JBF Team! Over 100 helpers make each sale event the perfect place for families to find great deals on items they need! 

Volunteer registration opens October 15!

 

VOLUNTEER PERKS

4-Hour Volunteers

  • earn 70% on sold items
  • shop EARLY at Friday's Presale starting at 2:30pm

8-Hour Volunteers

  • earn 70% on sold items
  • $15 Consignor Fee is waived
  • shop EARLY at Friday's Presale starting at 1:30pm

12-Hour Volunteers

  • earn 70% on sold items
  • $15 Consignor Fee is waived
  • shop EARLY at Friday's Presale starting at 12:30pm

Some Volunteer shifts are marked BONUS and you recieve extra credit hours, more than the hours you volunteer. For example, volunteer 2 hours and recieve 4 hour credit. This expedites your credits and allows you to shop the presale EVEN earlier!

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CONSIGNOR TYPES

 

SAMPLE SELL

NEW to consigning, want to try it out? Give JBF consigning a try by selling up to 10 items. You price and prep your items. We waive the $15 consignor fee and you earn 60%. For new consignors only.
 

STANDARD SELL

You price and prep your items, no limit on number of items. This option gives you the highest possible earnings on your sold items. Earn 60% minus $15 consignor fee. Volunteer 4 hours, earn 70%. Volunteer 8+ hours, consignor fee waived and earn 70%.

 

SIMPLE SELL (FULL)

We meet to pick up, price, store and take your items to the event! Spots fill up quickly and are limited. Earn 45% minus $15 consignor fee.

In order to qualify, you must answer YES to at least 2 questions below:

  • Do you have at least 100 items?
  • Are 85% of your items name brand/designer? (Less than 15% of your items are from Target/Walmart/Carters/Joe.)
  • If Simple Sell were not an option, would it be impossible for you to participate in the next JBF sale event?

 

If you qualify, please request a Simple Sell Consigning spot by completeing this questionaire and one of our Simple Sell taggers will contact you to confirm your spot and schedule merchandise drop off.

 

CONSIGNOR FACEBOOK GROUP

Join the group for tips & tricks and ask quick questions.

DROP OFF & PICK UP

 

DROP OFF

Thursday, 4pm-8pm
Friday,  9am-11am

 

You may drop off your items at any time during this drop off day.

  1. Bring your items tagged, prepped (see info below), and sorted by type & size.
  2. Complete your Consignor Agreement , Car Seat Checklist, and Crib Waiver  (if applicable).
  3. Bring one item in to check-in, a friendly JBF Volunteer will greet you and give you further instructions.
  4. Grab a rolling rack, unload your car. You will place all items where they belong on the sales floor, so please plan to allow 30-90 minutes for this process depending on how many items you are selling.
  5. Drop off will close promptly at the posted times.

 

EXPRESS DROP OFF:

If you’re in a hurry, we can handle drop off for you!  You simply unload your vehicle and we do the rest.  The cost for this service is $10/100 items, $1 for each additional10 items. Number of items are determined by quantity logged into the tagging system. Schedule your Express Drop Off appointment here.

 

PICK UP

Sunday,  8:30pm – 9:30pm

If you would like for your unsold items to be returned to you, please pick up during this time.

All items that have not been picked up are donated at 9:31pm.

 

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Bags & Baby Carriers

Diaper bags, infant carriers, backpacks, and purses are great consignment items. Please inspect all items carefully to make sure items have not been recalled , stained, damaged or are missing pieces. 

Package:  Please zip-tie items to an adult-size hanger. If you would like to place high-priced items (over $40) in our High Value Cabinet near Checkout, please see a volunteer at Drop Off for assistance.

Price:  Price 50% - 75% off retail. Items in great condition tend to sell very well.

Tag:  Hole-punch JBF tag and attach it to item with ribbon or string. If item contains multiple pieces, be sure all pieces are included and list number of items on JBF tag description. (link to tagging video)

Bedding, Blankets & Textiles

Bedding sizes accepted are bassinet through twin only. Please be selective when selling bedding, blankets, receiving blankets, burp cloths, and towels. New and barely used items sell best. Check carefully for stains; shoppers get very disappointed if they find a stain in a bundled blanket once they get home.

Package:  Put bedding/crib/bedroom sets together in original packaging or in giant clear plastic bags. Arrange bedding sets inside bag so that shoppers can see all of the items as well as the design/pattern. Secure the bag so that items do not get separated. Bundle blankets, cloths, and towels with ribbon or string like a package (be sure multiple pieces cannot be separated).

Price:  Price to sell! Shoppers are less likely to purchase these items used, so prices have to be low. Try to price 75% - 90% off retail.

Tag:  If bedding is in a plastic bag, attach tag securely with packaging tape to the inside of the bag and tape the bag shut (bedding set prices vary widely and securing tags inside bags prevents tag switching). If bedding/blankets are bundled with string, attach tag directly to blanket and tuck it under the ribbon/string sothat it does not easily get pulled off when shifting around during the sale. (link to tagging video)

Books, Games, DVDs, Arts & Crafts

Books, book sets, board games, puzzles, video games, video game systems, scrapbook, arts & crafts sets are great items for resale.  Please only bring kids’, parenting, homeschooling, pregnancy and child rearing books. 

Games and puzzles must have all pieces.  (No "adult" content please.)  Check items to ensure they are in great condition.

Package:  Use clear, self-seal bags or clear cling wrap (saran wrap) to hold multiple items together; Tie sets of books together with ribbon/string. Be sure that parts/games to video game systems (such as Vtech) cannot be separated or switched out at the sale.  Video games can be put in the high value area near checkout to prevent theft.

Price:  Prices can range from $.50 to $50 in this category, depending on the item. Price to sell especially for books & DVDs as there are always lots to choose from at the sale. If you would like a high-priced item placed in the High Value area near Checkout, please see a volunteer during Drop Off.

Tag:  When tagging books, please attach your tag to the book with clear tape that can be removed withoutdamaging the item. Tape tag to the outside cover of glossy books and to the inside cover of books that will easily tear when removing the tag. Please do not use masking or double sided tape. Hole-punch JBF tag and tie to sets.

(link to tagging video)

 

Clothing

We sell children's clothing Newborn through size 20 (limit 10 girl's junior size items, Abercrombie, Hollister, Roxy, American Eagle, Nike, Volcom, Burton preferred) as well as maternity sizes (limit 10 maternity clothing items per consignor). Our Fall Sale is fall & winter clothing only (what your child would wear between October- April). Be picky. Look at your clothing items as if you were going to purchase them. No stained or damaged items will be accepted.  Any items that look like "mom's" clothes will be rejected at inspection. Please freshly clean your clothing items. Replace missing buttons, sew loose hems and seams, and clip loose threads. Please button all buttons, snap all snaps, zip all zippers before you arrive at drop off. This will ensure that there are nodefects in the clothing. The newer the item looks (and the better it smells), the better it will sell.

Package & Hang:  Hangers - Please hang clothes so the hanger hook points to the left (like a question mark).

Hang size 0-6 clothing on child-size hangers and sizes 7-20 and maternity clothing on adult-size hangers.

Clothing that falls off the hanger onto the floor does not sell well. Old Navy, Carters, H&M and many outlet stores are great places to get free hangers (they throw away hangers daily!) and Eddie's Store Supply store sell child-size plastic hangers at a great price. 

 

Clothing Sets - Sets, including onesies tend to sell better (under size 6) so match things up if you can. All garments should be hung with the hanger hook pointing left (hanger should resemble a question mark when looking at the front of item). Safety pin or use a tagging gun to attach clothing sets securely with bottom garment hung on the backside of the shirt, so both pieces can be viewed without separating them.

Pants/Shorts - Pant-clip hangers are great but if you use a standard hanger, simply use your tagging gun to attach pants to the top part of the hanger so the garment will not slide.  Socks, tights, hats and infant mittens need to be in a clear zip-lock bag (you may group multiple items in one bag).

Price:  Hanging Clothing - Put outfits/set together to price for at least $3.00; Start at $3 for basic, generic brand 0-24mo outfit. Add $1 each for larger size, name brand, formal, and heavy/winter. 

Non-hanging Clothing - Put sets together to price for at least $3.00, but okay to price for less (i.e., 6 pair of socks for $1.50).

Price Tags remain active in the system for 2 years and then are deleted. If your item has not sold within 2 years, you should consider reducing your price.

Tag:  Clothing on Hangers - Attach tag with a tagging gun or safety pin to the label of shirt or upper right front of pants. Insert the gun in a label or inside seam NOT through part of the clothing (to avoid making a hole or tear in the clothing). Also, pull on the tag to make sure it is properly secured and will not come off easily. Please make sure consignor tags are pulled out of the clothing so they are easily visible to the customers. 

Non-Hanging Clothing - Please use tagging gun or safety pins to attach tags to socks, tights, infant mittens, and accessories. Be sure to also attach multiple pieces together. Then put these items into clear zip-lock bags.  (link to tagging video)

Furniture & Equipment

Exersaucers, swings, high chairs, changing tables, cribs, strollers, bath seats, baby walkers, car seats & car seat accessories must be checked for safety recalls, must have all parts, and be in good condition. Children's furniture - beds (toddler, twin),desks, side tables, dressers, etc. 

All Cribs must be manufactured AFTER September, 1986; and include Crib Checklist/Waiver at drop off.

All car must be manufactured AFTER January 1, 2012; and include Car Seat Checklist/Waiver at drop off.

Household furniture - please see Mommy Mart information below.

Package:  If item has multiple pieces use packaging tape, zip-ties, or string to keep items attached together. If wooden furniture has loose parts, use clear plastic wrap to secure item. All furniture and equipment must be assembled during the sale. Batteries must be included, if applicable. Please bring a Car Seat Checklist for all car seats, booster seats, and car seat base or car infant carrier.

Price:  Price 50% - 75% off retail. Items in great condition tend to sell very well.

Tag:  Attach JBF tag directly to item with clear packaging tape or hole-punch JBF tag and tie it to item. (link to

tagging video)

Infant Items

Nursing covers & pillows, feeding items, monitors, safety items, diapering & toileting items, rattles, and more. Please check for safety recalls on all items that you consign.

Package:  If item has multiple pieces use packaging tape, tagging gun, safety pins or clear self-seal bags to keep items attached together and clearly visible to shoppers. Batteries must be included, if applicable.

Price:  Price 50% - 75% off retail. Items in great condition tend to sell very well.

Tag:  Attach JBF tag directly to item or clear self-seal bag with clear packaging tape or hole-punch JBF tag and tie it to item. (link to tagging video)

Mommy Mart

Household items that other families will use (no knick knacks please).  You may consign storage solutions (baskets, bin, shelving), furniture (no upholstered items), decor (lamps, wall hangings, no antiques), and kitchen items (small appliances, utensils, etc.). 

Package:  If selling multiple pieces together, be sure that all pieces are secured together.

Price:  Price to sell!  These items are not the primary reason shoppers come to JBF, so the price low!

Tag:  Secure the tag to the item to ensure that the tag does not fall off during the sale and so that item is notdamaged when the tag is removed after purchase.

 

Shoes

Make sure that shoes are clean, clean, clean! We will be VERY selective with shoes during Consignor Drop Off &

Inspection. Shoes must be current season (Fall = October thru March; Spring = April thru October).

Package: Fasten shoes together with zip ties. For infant shoes or small shoes without laces, you may put the shoes in a clear zip-lock bag. We prefer no shoe boxes. However, if shoes are in the box, please remove the lid, secure it to the bottom of the box, and secure the shoes to the box (closed boxes do not sell well).

Price: Shoes must be in good condition and should start at $3.00 for infant/toddler; Add $1 each for larger size, name brand, or heavy/winter.

Tag: Punch a hole in the top of your tag and attach the tag to the shoes with the ribbon, string, or zip tie. For infant shoes in a clear zip-lock bag, put the tag inside the bag and tape the bag shut with clear packing tape. (link to tagging video)

Toys

Ride-on toys, block sets, dolls, remote control cars, outdoor toys, learning toys, and more. All toys must be checked for safety recalls before consigning.  Clean all toys and baby equipment thoroughly.  Please test to make sure that toys and equipment are working properly. Battery operated toys must include working batteries (these can be purchased inexpensively at local discount/dollar stores).

Package:  Keeping tags and multiple items attached is essential for your items to sell. Bag all small parts belonging to toys/equipment in self-seal bags and tape the bag shut with clear packing tape. Fasten the bag securely to the item with ribbon, tape, or zip ties. Items must include ALL working parts.

Price:  Price 50% - 90% off retail.

Tag:  Attach JBF tag directly to item with clear packaging tape or hole-punch JBF tag and tie it to item. (link to tagging video)

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TOP 10 SELLING ITEMS

These items ALWAYS sell well at JBF! (no particular order)

1. Strollers & Carseats

2. Pack-n-plays, Bassinets, Swings, Bouncy Seats, Activity Mats

3. Breast Pumps

4. Bicycles & Ride-On Toys

5. Outdoor/Indoor Play Structures

6. Toys & Sporting Goods

7.  Infant Care Items (Bath tubs, Baby carriers, Crib Mobiles, Diapers)

8. Clothing (baby, toddler, school age, teen & maternity)

9. Shoes

10. Books, DVDs, Games & Video Games

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TAGGING RESOURCES

CONSIGNOR 101

October 17

In Person workshop, at Croatian Cultural Centre. Register before space fills up. Registration is $20 and includes a free tagging kit ($20 value).

Facebook Party. We will have a few 1 hour sessions to go over consignor basics during the week nights starting 8:30pm via our Facebook page. Join us in the comfort of your PJs while at home.

 

CONSIGNOR FACEBOOK GROUP

Join our Facebook consignor group, ask questions, tips & tricks shared, receive quick updates (IF hangers become available, IF there's early pick up this is where it will be shared).

 

HANGERS

Hangers can be purchased at Eddie's Store Supply store or your neighbourhood retailers will often give them out for free. We've had luck with Carters, Superstore, Old Navy, H&M, outlet stores..just be extra courteous and nice!

 

TAGGING KITS

Our $20 kit includes: 1 Complete Tagging Gun & 1000 Tagging Barbs, extra needle, 5 sheets cardstock.

Box of 5000 barbs - $10

Email us to reserve yours today. We can mail it to you for a small S&H fee.

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JBF BUYBACK PROGRAM

DATES:
TBA |  Croatian Cultural Centre (inside)
TBA |  Croatian Cultural Centre (inside)

 

Do you have large gear you want to sell before the sale? Come drop it off and we'll give you cash! All items must not be recalled and in sellable condition. Cash offered for items are set, not negotiable and will be similar to garage sale pricing. You do not have to be a consignor to participate. We are accepting large non-clothing items such as:

    strollers
    pack n plays/travel cribs
    infant bath tubs
    jumperoos
    exersaucers
    infant play mats
    high chairs, feeding chairs (bumbos)
    bikes/tricycles
    outdoor play equipment (slides, play houses)
    pretend play (kitchens, tents)
    ride on toys
    larger toys (infants and older)

Come with your gear to 8866 Laurel St., Vancouver between one of the listed times. We'll be waiting for you with cash!

 

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Want to shop even earlier?

Contact

This territory is currently for sale. If you are interested in finding out more information, please contact our Franchise Recruiter.

Lori Lalli

lorilalli@jbfsale.com

866-955-1792

 

Helping all parents, new, expecting and existing find ways to save money and make money! Giving Vancouver families a venue to practice reduce, reuse and recylce all of their childrens and maternity items. Giving back to the community to those in need.