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.