How to Consign
Perks of Consigning
Tired of trying to sell your gently-used pieces yourself, but don't want to throw out perfectly good furniture or décor? Consigning gives your items a loving new home and is a great way to sell furniture you no longer need or don’t have room for. It is also environmentally friendly and the perfect, low-stress way to rehome your goods!
Consign with Us in 5 Easy Steps
Decluttering? Moving? Redecorating? Ready to let go of the past? However groovy the item may be, Tacoma Consignment might be a great place to re-home your furniture and décor. Take your time to decide if you would like to consign your items!
2. Double Check
Make sure the items are decently cleaned and in good condition with all necessary parts. We will not accept pieces with major rips, stains, dents, or similar flaws.
Lamps must have shades and finials, no missing screws or bolts.
Photograph your item! Make sure to capture it from a few angles. We would love to see it from the front, sides, and back as well as any major or minor details that would be useful to include.
4. E-mail and attach pics
E-mail the pictures you took to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with any additional information you can provide! Helpful information may include the brand, materials, dimensions, color, or any significant history for vintage/antique pieces. As much or as little information you can provide would be great!
5. Wait for approval, sign the contract, and drop off your items!
We are usually able to respond to all consignment inquiries within 1-3 business days. We will always email you back, whether your items are approved or not. If not, you could try again after a couple months, or check out some other consignment/donation places in the area. If it is, congrats! You will be e-mailed a consignment contract and instructions for dropping off items.
Lightweight items which do not require our assistance, and any items delivered by professional movers, may be brought to our store at 1119 Court C, Monday-Friday 11 AM to 5 PM. Lightweight items include items such as lamps and art pieces. Note: items must be approved prior to arriving at our store.
When you drop off your items (refer to our Furniture Delivery & Pick-Ups page for moving assistance recommendations), please check in at our counter. After we verify that your items have been approved, you may bring your items into our store.
Our trained curator sets the prices for all items in the store, and we often do background research on items to make sure we are setting the most fair and accurate price possible. If you have a certain price in mind for your items, please let us know; we are happy to try and work with you! When your item sells, the final sale price is split 50/50 between you and the store. Tacoma Consignment reserves the right to discount, place items on sale, and bargain. If an item has been in the store for some time and hasn’t seen much interest, we may ask you to take the item back, although this is fairly uncommon. You may also take back your items at any time if you change your mind about consigning!
Keeping Track of Your Consignment
- Follow this link and click "register": https://tacomaconsignment.com/apps/vendor-portal/
- Enter your name and email, then create a password
- Sign in to your new account! You will be able to see which of your items are still in stock, which have sold, the prices of all your items, and the commission you will get from a sale. It may take a day or two for your items to show up on your account, so don't worry if you don't see them right away!