"Specialty" Consignment Frequently Asked Questions
It all starts with a picture! Simply email good quality photos of your items to firstname.lastname@example.org, or send them to us via a message on Facebook. (we are discriminating and only accept marketable, quality and damage free/clean items) We do not accept sofas (some exceptions), sofa beds, mattresses, drapery or electronics.
What does Champagne Taste consider for "Specialty" consignment?
As demand for decor and furnishings change, so do our consignment policies. This is not a complete list. Good quality craftsmanship, condition and style are always in fashion! Any well maintained and still 'marketable', quality home furnishing including:
- Dining sets
- Sofa & occasional tables
- Coffee & end tables
- Bedroom furniture
- Bookcases, cabinets and display units
- Benches and stands
- Home office furnishings
- Lamps & Lighting
- Decorative accessories
- Artwork and mirrors
- Crystal, fine china, glassware and flatware
- Vases, pottery and planters
- Seasonal items
When can I bring my items to the store?
We consign by appointment only, Mondays to Thursdays, 10am to 4pm.
Please protect your home décor items for travel and label all boxes with your name and phone number. This is a drop off appointment & results of evaluation will typically take 1 to 5 business days.
When consigning furniture, please email photos and include age & condition detail for approval. Please allow minimum 2 to 4 weeks to schedule delivery or drop off for multiple items.
Do you provide pick-up and delivery?
No, however we can assist you by providing you with the names and numbers of small local movers.
Can I check the status of my items?
Call, click or visit the store any time during business hours and we are happy to provide an update. We suggest calling once a month or at the end of your contract term. We have hundreds of consignors and inventory changes daily.
How long is the consignment period?
Consignor contracts are for 90 days. This provides adequate marketing opportunity for your property while allowing our store to showcase an ever changing lineup of new inventory. It's why many of our customers visit so regularly!
How are prices set?
Items are priced by our experienced team and based on trends in market and recent sales history. Consideration is also given to original price, if known, age and condition. It is the responsibility of the consignor to inform us of any perceived value or historical information related to their property. It may or may not affect pricing.
Are there markdowns?
Markdowns are of 20% are typically scheduled after 30 and 60 days and we may accept reasonable offers at anytime
What percentage will I make?
For FURNITURE PIECES you will receive 45% of the selling price.
For NON-FURNITURE ITEMS you will receive 40% of the selling price.
We’re here to work for you! We are open seven days a week to sell your home furnishings. We respectfully display your consigned items in attractive, well-lit and eye-catching settings as well as advertise them using a variety of media platforms.
When will I be paid?
Consignors are paid by E-transferred funds and at the conclusion of their contracts or when all items have sold.
What happens if my items don't sell?
Due to our knowledge and experience, we have a strong reputation for success. However, if your item has not sold within its term, you have the option of retrieving it or offering it for donation to a local charity. Champagne Taste works with several charitable organizations in the community who can utilize your unsold merchandise to help others.
Do you have insurance to cover my items?
Champagne Taste carries general liability insurance and coverage for our business property. Since the items you consign do not belong to us you may want to make sure that items of particular value are covered under your homeowners insurance. All property under contract remains yours until sold.
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