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Topic: I need Opinions on Consignment and in-store events  (Read 953 times)
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cindykelly
« on: December 04, 2004 12:51:40 PM »

I've been thinking about trying to find new consignors via the web, and I was wondering what everyone thinks is an attractive consignment agreement, terms, etc.

In our brick and mortar store, we have a strict percentage commission agreement with our crafters, and they bring their items in to us priced with their crafter number on their tags.   We don't charge rent.

If I were to advertise on line for new consignors, I was thinking about having people send digital pictures of their work, and if it fits our store, we would work something out... 

Questions:  Should I have my contract on line for them to read, print, sign and send with their items if we accept them as a consignor?
If so, should it be readily accessible, or should I send them a link after they contact us?
What is an attractive percentage commission?  I've seen other shops charge up to 50% and that seems very high.

I've been working on a website recently, but most of our business (for now, anyways), is done in person in our shop.  It's been here since the early 90's. 

I just would like to know what everyone thinks of consignment shops, pros and cons, what you think is attractive as a crafter when looking into consigning your items, etc.

I'm also thinking of planning a crafter showcase gala in the spring, similar to an art show, but for crafts...  If anyone has any ideas on that, I'd love to hear them too. Smiley

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