Consignors

Consigning with a Rugrats Resale event is a great way to recycle items that your children have outgrown — and make some money in the process! Anyone can become a consignor by pricing and listing your gently used children’s items at our sale.

Three Ways To Consign

1- Do It All Yourself (Regular Consignors)

**Requires maximum effort for maximum profits**

Consigning is as easy as…

  • Registering for our next sale using our online form

  • Pricing & tagging your items in our online tagging system

  • Dropping your tagged items off at the sale

  • Picking up, or donating, your unsold items

  • Watching your email for your consignment check

Learn more below and on the Tagging page.

2- Use the Professional Consignment Service (PCS Consignors)

**Requires moderate effort for moderate profits**

Consigning is as easy as…

  • Registering for our next sale using our online form

  • Meeting your tagger to give her you stuff

  • Watching your email for your consignment check

Learn more on the Professional Consignment Service page.

3- Sell directly to a Rugrats Buyer using the Porch Pickup Program (Sellers)

**Requires minimum effort for minimum profits**

Selling is as easy as…

  • Sign up for a pickup appointment using our online form

  • Putting your stuff on your porch on the designed day

  • Accept your offer and receive your money

Learn more on the Porch Pickup Program page.

Consignor/Sellers Incentives

  • Make $$ on items your kids have outgrown! Our average regular consignor makes over $200.

  • Shop early! Consigning and selling earns you an invitation to shop the Presale before the general public! Check out the Presale page for an exact time.

  • Declutter and recoup precious storage space at home.

  • Easily donate to a non-profit organization.

Fees & Earnings

  • Regular Consignors receive 70% of the item’s selling price (PCS Consignors receive 40% and Sellers get paid upfront)

  • An $8 consignment fee is deducted from the consignment check (There is no deduction from a Seller's offer)

  • $15 Non-Pickup Fee if you don't pick up your items after the sale and don't have them marked "Donate". More on this on the Consignor Pick-Up section below. (For Regular Consignors only.)

Ready to get started?

What exactly is a consignor anyway? A consignor is an individual who sells their items at our sales and receive a percentage of all final selling prices. Regular consignors set prices on their own personal children’s items and then brings them to our sale to be sold. After the sale, you will be sent a check for the value of your items that were sold. Each consignor will be assigned a consignor number to keep track of their items during the sale.

Returning Consignors should login to your Rugrats State College account, Rugrats Altoona account, Rugrats Bellefonte, or Rugrats Clearfield account to register for the upcoming sale and manage your inventory. Please click here for important instructions if you wish to register for multiple sales.

​Before you get your own consignor number, there are a few things we need to go over:

Quality Standards

Rugrats Resale strives to provide the best possible experience for our Shoppers. Part of that experience is ensuring the items available at Rugrats Resale events are held to a high quality standard. Keeping the quality level high not only benefits shoppers, but it ensures you – as a Consignor – see the highest return on the time you spend tagging. Please only list items that you yourself would consider purchasing.

​​Consigned items shall:

  • Be new or in gently-used condition

  • Be clean and freshly laundered

  • Be in current style

  • Have all pieces included

  • Have working batteries

  • Have honest descriptions

Do not list items that are:

  • Worn-out, faded, or stained

  • Dirty or have an offensive odor

  • Recalled

  • Missing critical pieces

  • Broken or inoperable

  • Deceptively packaged or described

​We reserve the right to pull items which, at our discretion, do not meet our stated quality standards. These items will be returned to you with crossed out tags during pick up. Attempts to deceive our shoppers will not be tolerated and may be subject to an additional fee. Repeated or excessive attempts to consign items that violate these standards may result in being banned from future sales.

Accepted Items

The following are examples of what we accept – and don’t accept – for consignment at Rugrats Resale events. These lists are to serve as guides. We generally accept most children’s item provided it is in excellent condition. If you have questions about an item, feel free to contact us!

​These examples are almost always accepted at Rugrats Resale!

  • New and Gently Used Children’s Clothing: We accept size Preemie to children’s 20. Please only list items for the current season. Clothing must be clean and free of any stains or holes. All zippers and snaps must function properly.

  • Shoes: We accept Infant size 0 though Big Kid size 7. Shoes must be clean and without excessive wear – the sole should still have a tread and not be smooth. Please only list footwear for the current season.

  • Toys: Toys should include all major parts. If a minor part is missing, it should be clearly noted on the tag. Battery operated toys must include working batteries, functional battery covers, and applicable chargers.

  • Books: Children’s and Maternity hardcover and paperback books are welcome. Books should be in good condition, free of writing and torn pages. Partially completed activity/sticker books are not accepted.

  • Video Games, DVDs, & CDs: Games rated ESRB TEEN and under and Children’s DVDs rated G and PG are welcome at our sale. Children’s music CDs only, please.

  • Infant Equipment: High chairs, bouncers, swings, strollers, activity mats, and stationary chairs are all great items to sell at Rugrats Resale. These items should all be sanitized and function properly.

  • Outdoor Play Equipment: Bikes, trikes, scooters, ride-on toys, playsets, and wagons are examples of items that are accepted. Play equipment must be clean and in good working order.

  • Children’s Furniture: Toddler beds, cribs, mattresses, changing tables, rocking chairs, gliders, and twin size headboards are all accepted. Furniture must not show signs of excessive wear.

  • New or Unopened Baby Items: New items sealed in factory packaging or with the original tags tend to sell very well. For example, unopened diapers and pacifiers sell quickly!​​

​These items are generally accepted; however, they require some special attention. If you plan to consign any of the items listed here, please make sure you follow the restrictions carefully.

  • Maternity and Juniors Clothing: Only at the Rugrats Resale State College and Altoona events, only in season items, and only properly categorized and sized items. Maternity and Juniors will not be accepted in Bellefonte due to space limitations (unless otherwise noted). Items mismarked Maternity or Juniors will not be accepted.

  • Bedding: Used comforters, quilts, crib bumpers, pillows, sleeping bags, and any bedding item that contains fiber fill will only be accepted in the toddler bed/crib size. Twin sized and larger bedding with fiber fill is not accepted. Twin sized sheets and single layer blankets are accepted ONLY if they are kid-themed. PA state law requires that previously owned items with fiber fill be sprayed prior to sale. At this time, the spraying process is too labor intensive for us to accept larger items. For more details, see the spraying section at the bottom of the page.

  • Boppy Nursing Pillows: Boppy nursing pillows may be listed for sale. However, the pillows require spraying by PA state law. Please remove Boppy pillows from their cases prior to drop off. You can attach the pillow case to the Boppy with a safety pin.

  • Bumbo Baby Seats: Bumbo Baby Seats are accepted provided they have been fitted with the free repair kit as detailed in the recall information posted here.

  • Cribs: Cribs must be manufactured after June 28, 2011 per government regulations. Cribs with an earlier date of manufacture will not be accepted. Drop-side cribs are not accepted under any circumstances.

  • Board Games & Puzzles: Board games and puzzles must include all pieces as described on the original box. Games with missing pieces will not be accepted at the sale.

  • Kids Arts & Crafts: New or like-new art supplies and craft projects are always accepted at the sale, as long as they are KID RELATED. Please do not list craft items that have been used. This includes coloring books with missing or colored pages, boxed craft projects that have been opened, and sticker or activity books that have been partially completed.

  • Used Car Seats: Must be less than 5 years old and have the date clearly stamped on it. Consignor also must print and fill out a Car Seat Checklist Form and bring it to drop off. Cars seats within one year of the expiration date will not be accepted no matter how old it is.

  • Potty seats that are THOROUGHLY cleaned and sanitized with no cracks, gouges, stains, or odors may be accepted.

These items are not accepted for consignment with Rugrats Resale.

  • Low Quality items

  • Cribs made before 6.28.11 or drop-side cribs

  • Regular stuffed animals

  • VHS tapes

  • Magnetic toys

  • Helmets

  • Children’s jewelry

  • Twin and larger bedding with fiber fill

  • Used bottle nipples, pacifiers, & sippy cups

  • Used underwear

  • Opened diapers

  • Used breast pumps

  • Used potty seats that are not super-clean

  • Women's or Men's Clothing

  • Non-kid related items such as bedding, decor, or crafts


What are seasonal items?

SPRING / SUMMER ONLY ITEMS:

Shorts, tank tops, sleeveless or spaghetti strap dresses, sandals, flip flops, swim shoes, swimsuits, sand boxes, pools, etc. Basically, anything that would be deemed warmer weather appropriate only.


FALL / WINTER ONLY ITEMS:

Winter coats, fleece or fleece lined jackets, snow boots, snowsuits/bibs, sleds, winter hats/gloves, long sleeved shirts, any of the heavier, lined pants/jeans, corduroy, etc. Basically, anything that would be deemed colder weather appropriate only.


ACCEPTED AT ALL SALES:

All jeans and pants (except the heavier, fleece lined), wind breakers, short sleeved shirts, indoor/outdoor climbing/play toys, bikes, slides, infant onesies, boys white undershirts.


Exceptions:

  • Little girls holiday/Christmas dresses that are short sleeved WILL be allowed at our fall events

  • Little girls mini skirts will be allowed at our fall events, but are expected to be paired with sweaters of some sort or leggings to make it a cooler weather "outfit".


Consignor Responsibilities

When you register to consign with Rugrats Resale, you are responsible for:

  • Listing a minimum of 15 items

  • Checking your items for recalls

  • Ensuring your items are the proper season – Fall/Winter or Spring/Summer

  • Accurately describing your item on the tag

  • Securely packaging your items


It is your responsibility to ensure none of your listed items are recalled. Here are a few resources to use when researching your items:


Consignor Help & Support

We have several resources available to help Consignors with everything from how to use MyRugrats to how to package shoes for the sale!

  • Our Tagging page walks Consignors completely through the pricing and tagging process. It contains instructions for packaging your items.

  • There is a Rugrats Consignor Support Facebook group available! This group gets pretty active leading up to the sale and is a great way to crowd source answers to any questions you may have.

  • While on Facebook, be sure to Like the Rugrats Resale page and to RSVP for the upcoming sales events to keep up with the latest information.

  • Finally, you can reach us directly through our Contact Us page.

Consignor Drop Off & Inspection

Drop off is the process of delivering your tagged items to the sale location, getting them inspected, and helping to place them on the floor. Drop off is by appointment only. You will need to sign up for a drop off appointment through MyRugrats after creating an account and registering for the upcoming sale. Drop off appointments are generally made available one month before the upcoming sale.

During your drop off appointment, a worker will check you in and make sure your items are:


Inspection is an important part of our sale and helps ensure the items we make available to our shoppers are high quality. If we identify items that are not properly tagged, do not meet our quality standards, or are not permitted, they will be sent home with you. Please do not be offended if any of your items are rejected. We receive around 25,000 items and in order to make the experience as pleasant as possible for shoppers, we need to be picky.

Consignors with more than 300 items are asked to schedule their drop off appointment as early in the day as possible and must complete drop off no later than 6pm. If you are consigning a large number of items, we encourage all Consignors to bring some help to keep things moving.

To ensure a quick and smooth drop off, you are expected to:

  • Arrive a few minutes early to check in

  • Have your first load in the building and ready to check in at your scheduled time

  • Group your clothing items by size and gender prior to arriving

  • Put your items in the correct area on the sale floor

  • Set up large items such as pack ‘n plays and bouncers

Once all your items have been placed on the floor, you are free to leave!

Consignor Pick-Up

Pick up is generally late in the afternoon on the Half Price Sale day, but be sure to check the estimated time on the Consignor Schedule. The final time will be communicated via email and text on Sunday morning prior to the beginning of sort. There is no way to estimate how long the sorting process will take until we see how many items are left once the sale is almost over.

During pick up, you will have an opportunity to pick up all of your items that were not sold during the sale or marked for donation.

Please keep the following in mind during Consignor pick up:

  • Items will NOT be ready for pick up earlier than the time given on Sunday morning

  • Check in with a worker before entering the sale floor

  • Check the “Lost Tags” cart for any of your items

  • Go through your items to verify you are only taking your items home with you

  • Be sure to leave with all of your items

  • Consignors who do have items marked for donation but do not pick up will be subject to a $15 non-pickup fee and items will be considered abandoned. If you did not mark your items as donate but decide not pick up, you can email RugratsResaleEvents@gmail.com before 1pm on Sunday to avoid this fee. Abandoned items will become the property of Rugrats Resale.

Fast Pass Consignors

Fast Pass Consignors get to skip inspection and may drop off their items anytime between 9am and 6pm on drop off day! You'll still need to choose a drop off appointment, but you should choose the one designated for Fast Pass Consignors. Please only chose this if your number is listed on the Fast Pass Page.

In order to earn this distinction, a consignor must have participated in the last two sale seasons and show a history of:

  • NO items rejected at drop off inspection

  • NO items pulled from the floor during the sale

  • NO tag issues encountered during the sale at checkout

Consignors who attempt to sell items that do not meet our quality standards are tracked during drop off inspection and throughout the sale. We also track Consignors whose tags do not follow the guidelines posted on our tagging page. This data is used to compile a list of Fast Pass Consignors prior to each season. If a consignor’s item is pulled during the sale, their Fast Pass may be revoked and will need to be re-earned.

For more information or the updated listing of Fast Passes for the upcoming season, please visit the Fast Pass page.

MyRugrats

MyResale is the online tagging and inventory management system used by Rugrats Resale. MyResale handles item tag generation and helps you manage your inventory across multiple sales. However, each sale location has a different account, so you'll need to register for each location separately.

To register as a Consignor, you will need to create a free account with MyResale. The confirmation email you will receive after registration will contain your Consignor number. This number is important for identifying you and will be used frequently during your interactions with Rugrats Resale.

Be sure to enter your contact information carefully. We only send consignment checks to the email address listed in MyResale. Email is the primary communication tool we use to notify Consignors of upcoming dates and important information. Should a problem arise during the sale, it is also important that your phone number is correct so we can contact you quickly.

Once you receive your consignor number, you can log into MyResale anytime by clicking one of the login buttons in the main menu on this website. There is one button for each sale.

After you are logged in, you will need to register for our upcoming event. Registering for a sale lets us know that you plan to list items for the sale. During sale registration, you will have the opportunity to update your contact information and read the latest Consignor Agreement. It is important to carefully read and understand the Consignor Agreement each time you register for a sale as it is subject to change from season to season. Please only register for an upcoming sale if you plan to drop items off for that sale.

If you wish to consign at multiple sale locations (State College, Bellefonte, Altoona, or Clearfield), please click here.

Consignor Payments

All payments for Rugrats Sales will be issued through eChecks and sent to you via email. You will then print your check and cash it as you would any other check. Please note, check retrieval links are void after 90 days, as are printed checks. Your MUST print and cash your check before it expires.

You are not required to sign up for an account to retrieve your check; you can scroll down on the page and retrieve it as a guest, however, if you consign regularly, and account makes it easier to track your checks.

Your check should work for mobile deposit, however it may not go through your bank's ATM. If you can't use mobile deposit through your bank's app, going to a teller may be best.