Our 9th Semi-Annual Sprout Swap is February 16-17, 2013!
Registration Begins: January 26, 2013
Registration and Drop-Off Deadline: February 9, 2013
Swap Day: February 16, 2013 10am to 5:30pm
Discount Day: February 17, 2013 1pm to 5:30pm
Credit and Unsold Item Pickup Begins: February 26, 2013
Credit and Unsold Item Pickup Deadline: March 10, 2013
We hold a Sprout Swap twice a year, one weekend in February and one weekend in August. This is a chance to sell some of your gently used cloth diapers and baby carriers or scoop up a great deal on the next size up for your little one.
What is a Swap??
Swap is really not the right word for what we do here at Sprout Soup. Consignment sale is probably a better term, but Sprout Swap sounds better. Here’s how it works.
First of all, EVERYONE is welcome to come and shop during the swap days. You don’t need to register to shop and you don’t need to bring anything! Just come on in and pick up some great deals.
If you want to sell some of your child’s outgrown diapers, gently used carriers or breastfeeding items, we’d love to help you! After all there isn’t a swap without the great items all of you bring in! We have tried to make the registration and entry process as simple as possible, but if you have questions or need help, please do not hesitate to contact us.
How does it work?
Everyone who is selling items in the swap needs to first register themselves. We keep your information confidential and only use it to track your items and contact you once the sale is over. We use your email address as a unique identifier to make sure that your items get credited to you, so please make sure to use the same email address you registered yourself with when entering your items for sale.
Each item or group of items you wish to sell must also be registered. More information on how to group or get your items ready for sale is available on our Preparing for the Swap post. We also have compiled lists of average selling prices for items and tips on how to best display and package your items. Once again, if you have any questions please feel free to ask us!
Once you have everything sorted and registered, just drop them off to Sprout Soup, anytime during our business hours. We ask that you include a note with your name and email address inside the bag or box you package the items in. Please do not package your diapers in ziploc bags! Please tie bundled items together with string, yarn or ribbon. While we’re pretty good at identifying items and making sure they go to the right person, your help in keeping us organized is much appreciated! Now your work is done and you can sit back and relax. But of course don’t forget to come in and shop for yourself during the swap!
Sprout Soup tags and sorts all the items entered in the swap. We track each item with codes so none of your identifying information is available at the sale. Each sale is recorded and once the swap is finished we tally up. Please give us about two weeks to do this and sort your unsold items back into packages for you to pick up. We do our best to get it done as quickly as possible, but we want to make sure everything is correct! We also sometimes continue to sell your items through the next week if we have customers looking for certain things, so allowing us time to do this results in higher sales numbers for you!
When we are finally ready with your sales tally we will contact you by phone. Each selling participant in the swap is given multiple options for their sales credits. We offer you 95% of your sales in store credit, 80% in cash or a combination of both. If you choose a combination, your credit must be used first and we can return the rest to you in the form of a check.
Why You Should Participate
The Swap is a much anticipated and exciting event! It draws a large crowd of people and we have found that many items re-sell very well, often at a higher price than you might receive through other outlets. As we continue to offer and host the swap we have gained a lot of experience that helps us best market your items to the public.
We’re looking forward to working with you and making each Swap better than the last!
How To Participate
In an effort to reduce paper and paperwork, we only do registration online. Please help us by entering your information and items online before dropping them off at the store.
2. Once you are approved (you will receive an email) you can use the same website to enter your items.
3. Drop your items off at Sprout Soup during our normal business hours.
4. Shop the swap! February 16 at Sprout Soup, regular business hours: Saturday 10am-5:30pm and Sunday is Discount Day, 1-5:30pm.
5. After the swap you get paid! Choose if you would like to receive 95% Sprout Soup Store Credit for the value of the items you sold at the swap. Or you may have 80% in cash, given to you as a check.
6. Items that did not sell and your payment should be ready for pick-up by February 26. All items and credits must be picked up by March 10. Items not picked up will be donated and credits will be forfeited. Please feel free to contact us with questions! We hope the application process is seamless and we can serve you quickly and efficiently! We are looking forward to another sucessful swap!