Consignment Frequently Asked Questions

It all starts with a picture!  Simply email good quality photos of your items to consign@champagnetaste.ca, 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, sofa beds, mattresses, drapery or electronics.

If you don't have access to email or a digital camera, simply drop by the store with your photos.

Home decor items (such as art, lamps, accessories etc.) need no appointment. Just box them up safely and bring them in.  Limit 2 boxes at a time, please.

What does Champagne Taste consider for 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
  • 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?

You may bring decor items anytime between 10am and 5pm. Weekdays and mornings are best.  When consigning furniture, please contact us for a scheduled appointment and allow minimum 2-4 weeks 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 items change 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 of 20% are scheduled after 30 and 60 days and we may accept reasonable offers at anytime

What percentage will I make?

You will receive 45% 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. 

Are there any additional fees or costs?

There are no hidden fees. You may be charged costs for repair, cleaning, or missing parts, if we determine that any of these are required to make your item sale-ready. These costs will be discussed with you.

When will I be paid?

You may pick up your payment for any item 24 hours after it has sold.

What happens if my items don't sell?

Due to our knowledge and experience, we seldom take items that don’t sell.  However, if it should happen and after 90 days it has not sold, 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 remains yours until sold.