What's new at LFR this season? PDF Print E-mail

As you may know, Little Feet Repeats is only open for a few days, every 6 months, so we have a tendency to make upgrades to our system and processes before each event.  This page is where you can check to see what has changed since you consigned last time!

 

Spring 2014 Bakersfield updates: 

 

Pay attention to the dates! 
 
  • If you are signing up to join us as a team member, PLEASE pay attention to the dates.  The set-up day is one whole week earlier than the drop-off dates, so don't miss it :)

 

 

 

 

Fall 2013 Bakersfield updates: 

 

  

New Team Member Title! 
 
  • Little Feet Repeats is VERY appreciative of the community's support since 2006.  Without this support, we would not be the event that has become counted on by thousands, twice a year.  In honor of our FIFTEENTH event, we have decided to acknowledge EVERYONE helping at the event.  All helpers during the course of the event will now be referred to as a Little Feet Repeats Team Member.   You are, and always have been, a huge part of our team, and now we want to acknowledge you for that.  Team Members will still be selecting their shifts online, just as in the past when they were referred to as "volunteers" (and there still may be a few places that "volunteers"  or "workers" is referred to while we are switching our system over).  Team Members will still have the awesome incentives that volunteers have always had in the past.  There's no difference in the duties or perks, it's just a way for us to let you know that we really see you as a part of our Little Feet Repeats team!  Welcome to the team!

 

Entrance Change for Consignor Drop-offs! 

 
  • As we expand, and learn from the past, we are always trying to make changes to help our consignors and shoppers.  As a result, we are going to be having drop-offs through the EAST doors of the Gottschalks building.  This will hopefully help alleviate congestion and potential chaos during your drop-off appointment.  It will also be laid out a little different once you are inside the building, but consignors will get more details on that as we get closer to the event.  As a result of this change, all Team Members volunteering during Drop-off hours will be entering the building through the EAST doors as well.  Drop-offs will be the ONLY time we will utilize this entrance.  Pickups will still be out the North door and sale days will still be through the mall entrance.

 

 

 

 

ALL Team Members note entrance door!

 
  • We've had some problems with this in the past.  If you are helping as a Team Member during the event, please note your shift sign-up confirmation, to make sure you know which door to enter through.  These change throughout the progress of the sale, and some are different from last year, so please make a note of it.
 
 
 

 

Spring 2013 Bakersfield updates: 

 

 

 

IF ITEM IS MARKED "DONATE", "DISCOUNT" IS AUTOMATICALLY APPLIED ON 50% OFF DAY
 
 
  • New consignors don't always understand the Discount/Donate options, so I want to make those clear here.  If you check the "DISCOUNT" box when entering your items in the inventory, that item will be discounted 50% off on 50% off day only (Sunday during the Spring 2013 event).  If you check the "DONATE" box when entering your items in the inventory, if that item remains unsold at the end of the event, it will be donated to one of the many charities that Little Feet Repeats works with (some of which have included Flood, Bakersfield Pregnancy Center, Bakersfield Pregnancy Center and many more).  We LOVE all of the donated items, but we also know that you are consigning with Little Feet Repeats to SELL your items.  50% off day is one of our biggest selling days and if your items aren't marked discount on this day, they will be overlooked.  We want to give your items the best opportunity to sell and if you're just going to be donating them if they remain unsold, you might as well try to get at least 50% of your asking price for them!  It's so frustrating to sort the items at the end of the event and see all sorts of donated items that definitely would have sold if they were discounted.  So, with all of that said, now, when you mark an item as "DONATE", it will automatically be marked as "DISCOUNT".  If you have any questions about this, please email Pamela at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  :)

 

VOLUNTEER SHIFTS NOW 3 HR, 30 MIN
  • Due to some altered coverage we needed at the location, we have added 15 minutes to each volunteer shift.  They are now 3hr30min shifts instead of 3hr15min shifts.  It's only 15 minutes, but I know how each one of us values our time, so I do apologize for this necessary change.  PLEASE pay attention to both your START and END time and make sure you are ON TIME for all volunteer shifts.  We depend on you, as a volunteer, to make sure this event goes as smooth as possible.  Arriving late or leaving early puts the entire event in jeopardy.

 

MATERNITY ITEM LIMITS
  • No matter how much moms want to sell their maternity clothes, they just aren't purchased as much as you may wish.  To help make this category more productive for you, we now have a limit of 20 maternity items per consignor number.  Please only bring the best of the best, when it comes to your maternity clothing.

CHANGES IN SIZE OPTIONS

  • In order to help the organization process, we have updated the size options in the inventory system.  For infant clothing, you now only have multi-size-range options.  This means there will only be a 3-6 month size option, not a 3 month and a 6 month.  For clothing that is only listed as a single size, you should put it in the SMALLER size option.  In other words, if you have an outfit that is a 6month size, you should place it in the 6-9 month size range, not the 3-6 month.

 


 

Fall 2012 Bakersfield updates: 

 

 

 

REMINDER OF A FEW NEW ITEMS ACCEPTED 
  • Because we have all this extra space, we are able to accept more variety of items (also accepted in Spring 2012).  The details for these items are listed here:

  • Household Furniture - This includes items such as Sofas, Entertainment Centers, End Tables, Master Bedroom Furniture, Kitchen Tables, etc.  These items still must be in VERY GOOD condition.

  • Home Decor - This includes items such as lamps, wall hangings, etc.  This DOES NOT include kitchen appliances, misc accessories, etc.  It MUST BE Home Decor items.  Please know that often times these items are breakable and while LFR will do everything possible to keep it safe, we are not responsible for lost or stolen items, so please consign accordingly.

  • Craft Supplies - This includes things such as scrapbooking supplies, sewing supplies, stamping supplies, knitting supplies, etc.  This DOES NOT include already made craft items.  You may consign the SUPPLIES used to make those items :).  Now is your chance to clean out the scrapbook paper, go through the fabric stashes, and make some money on the items that you no longer use.

  • Homeschool Curriculum - While we have always accepted these types of items (because they are related to children), we will now be having a specific area designated for Homeschool Curriculum.  This includes all curriculum from preschool through High School, so clear off those bookcases and make some money for next school year!

  • Fitness Equipment - This can include everything from free weights to full gym sets.  All items must be included and safely usable in the good condition that they are in.

 

 

A FEW RELOAD DAY REMINDERS


  • Our reload days will be Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th, during our sale hours on those days.  This is an excellent way to consign some last minute items you found, or items that you just didn't have time to get to.  There are a few changes that occurred in Spring 2012 and will continue to apply now and in the future:

  • ALL reload items MUST BE MARKED DISCOUNTED!  By participating in reload days, you are missing out on the 2 biggest shopping day of the entire event, and while you will still have 3 days left of the sale, 1 of these days is the discount day and we want to make sure your items sell, so they must be marked discount on these days.

  • As in the previous sale, reload days is for all NON-CLOTHING items, but also includes NO BEDDING either.  The labor involved in inspecting, sorting and everything involved with reloading clothing and bedding is just too much, so keep an eye out for all the toys, baby equipment, furniture, books, etc to bring back for reloads :)

A NOTE ABOUT MATERNITY ITEMS


  • Despite everyone wanting to get rid of their maternity items, these are our lowest selling percentage out of all the items at the sale.  They just don't sell as much as the consignors wished they did.  When pricing maternity items, please keep this in mind.  We know how expensive they are in the stores, but shoppers at Little Feet Repeats are looking for big bargains in the maternity clothes department, so please price accordingly.

VIDEO AND DVD UPDATES


  • DVD sales are one of the highest percentage sellers we have.  Because people are obviously enjoying shopping for these items, we are now going to give you the opportunity to sell DVDs for Mom & Dad as well.  We will now accept all DVDs from a rating of G through a rating of R (no X or NC-17 please).  Are you trying to update your video library to BluRay?  Now's the time to get rid of the DVDs before they become obsolete!

 

 

STROLLERS WHILE SHOPPING - JUST A REMINDER


  • Due to space limitations, we highly recommend that you do not bring children to the presale.  HOWEVER, if you do bring your children, the only strollers that will be allowed throughout the entire event are umbrella strollers or Snap n' Go strollers.  Baby carriers are obviously allowed and walking children are fine, but due to safety and security concerns, we will not allow full-size strollers throughout the entire event.  Please plan for the event accordingly :)

  • For simplicities purposes, here are the requirements we have for the definition of an umbrella stroller.  Anything that does not fit ALL of these points will not be allowed into the event:

 

Little Feet Repeats shopping stroller requirements 

 

 

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Spring 2012 Bakersfield updates: 

 

 

NEW LOCATION!! 

 

  • We have an incredible new space this time around!  We will be at the old Gottschalks at East Hills Mall.  It will have TONS more space, TONS of extra parking, and has been recently remodeled and looks beautiful :).   We have been able to add 3 new days to our schedule, 2 of which are public shopping days!  Thanks to this new space, we will also be accepting lots of new items (details below).  It should be wonderful!

A NOTE ABOUT INVENTORY LOCKING

 

  • Because of our schedule change, our inventory locking system will lock on Sunday, April 15 at midnight...which is AFTER ALL DROP OFF TIMES!!  This means if you wait until the last minute to enter your items, you won't be able to bring them to the sale until reload days Thursday April 19th - Saturday, April 21st.  This will make you lose out on the 2 busiest days of the entire sale.  So, DON'T WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE!!!!   Pretend that the inventory system locks on Saturday night April 14th at midnight, vs Sunday night.  It will make you much happier :).  
EXTRA DAYS IN THE SCHEDULE 
  • Thanks to our new space, we are able to have 3 new days added to the schedule.  This has changed the normal days of the week around a bit, but it should be better for consignors and shoppers all around.  With this schedule we have added an all new 25% off day!!  Sunday of the sale, will be 25% off day to the public.  We will still be having 50% off day as well, but this will give you the opportunity to save even more!  There will be more of a selection on 25% off day, but it will be at an even larger bargain.  For consignors, this is giving them the chance to make even more money and take even less items home at the end of the sale.  Yay!

  • We have also created an extra day in the sorting/tear down process.  Those of you that work those days with us know how crazy it can be, so we're very excited to have this day to hopefully keep everything nice and organized and running even smoother than normal.


     
NEW ITEMS ACCEPTED 
  • Because we have all this extra space, we are able to accept more variety of items.  The details for these items are listed here:

  • Household Furniture - This includes items such as Sofas, Entertainment Centers, End Tables, Master Bedroom Furniture, Kitchen Tables, etc.  These items still must be in VERY GOOD condition.

  • Home Decor - This includes items such as lamps, wall hangings, etc.  This DOES NOT include kitchen appliances, misc accessories, etc.  It MUST BE Home Decor items.  Please know that often times these items are breakable and while LFR will do everything possible to keep it safe, we are not responsible for lost or stolen items, so please consign accordingly.

  • Craft Supplies - This includes things such as scrapbooking supplies, sewing supplies, stamping supplies, knitting supplies, etc.  This DOES NOT include already made craft items.  You may consign the SUPPLIES used to make those items :).  Now is your chance to clean out the scrapbook paper, go through the fabric stashes, and make some money on the items that you no longer use.

  • Homeschool Curriculum - While we have always accepted these types of items (because they are related to children), we will now be having a specific area designated for Homeschool Curriculum.  This includes all curriculum from preschool through High School, so clear off those bookcases and make some money for next school year!
  

A FEW RELOAD DAY CHANGES


  • Our reload days will be Thursday, April 19th - Saturday, April 21st, during our sale hours on those days.  This is an excellent way to consign some last minute items you found, or items that you just didn't have time to get to.  There are a few changes to this however:

  • ALL reload items MUST BE MARKED DISCOUNTED!  By participating in reload days, you are missing out on the 2 biggest shopping day of the entire event, and while you will still have 5 days left of the sale, 2 of these are discount days and we want to make sure your items sell, so they must be marked discount on these days.

  • As in the previous sale, reload days is for all NON-CLOTHING items, but also includes NO BEDDING either.  The labor involved in inspecting, sorting and everything involved with reloading clothing and bedding is just too much, so keep an eye out for all the toys, baby equipment, furniture, books, etc to bring back for reloads :)

A NOTE ABOUT MATERNITY ITEMS


  • Despite everyone wanting to get rid of their maternity items, these are our lowest selling percentage out of all the items at the sale.  They just don't sell as much as the consignors wished they did.  When pricing maternity items, please keep this in mind.  We know how expensive they are in the stores, but shoppers at Little Feet Repeats are looking for big bargains in the maternity clothes department, so please price accordingly.

VIDEO AND DVD UPDATES


  • DVD sales are one of the highest percentage sellers we have.  Because people are obviously enjoying shopping for these items, we are now going to give you the opportunity to sell DVDs for Mom & Dad as well.  We will now accept all DVDs from a rating of G through a rating of R (no X or NC-17 please).  Are you trying to update your video library to BluRay?  Now's the time to get rid of the DVDs before they become obsolete!

 

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Fall 2011 Bakersfield updates: 

 

NEW SAVVY SHOPPERS PRESALE 

  •  We have a NEW Savvy Shoppers Presale time!!  Woohoooo!  This is what you guys have been asking for.  Being able to shop BEFORE the public without volunteering or consigning!  There is a small, non-refundable fee, but anyone who has ever shopped during the presale knows that you will MORE than make up for that fee because of all the awesome deals you will receive.  Visit the Savvy Shoppers Presale page for all the details!  Consignors and Volunteers still receive the best shopping times and we still want you!  Visit the Private Presale Dates page to see the details for the dates and times of all presales.
CONSIGNOR DROP-OFFS 
  • In the past, we've had some consignors try to skip out of their drop-off/consigning duties.  MOST consignors are excellent, but it's the few that aren't which tend to sour everyone on the process.  Please know that if you do not stay to put all of your items on the sales floor, we will simply return them back to you, unsold, at the end of the event.  When we have drop-offs happening every 10 minutes, it can be a VERY busy process and our volunteers are simply unable to place everything on the sales floor.  We will assist as much as possible to make it go as quickly as possible, but you MUST stay until your items are complete.
  • During drop-offs we will also be paying extra attention to the items you are dropping off and who is inspecting them.  We fully expect all items to fulfill the Little Feet Repeats strict quality standards (ie NO stains, NO holes, NO broken/missing pieces, etc).  If you ever have any questions, please feel free to ask!  Remember, don't attempt to consign something that does NOT fit these requirements!
  • We may have more changes to the drop-off process (nothing but good changes), in order to help streamline the day, so please watch your emails for this information.
 CONSIGNOR RE-STOCKING


  • We will still be able to do consignor re-stocking!  Woohooo!  Such a HUGE success!  We do however have to change one thing.  Re-stocking will now be for NON-CLOTHING items only.  We are unable to ensure enough staff on hand to properly inspect all of the clothing items, so PLEASE make sure you get all your clothing items in the system and dropped off during drop-off times.  Consignors, please go to the "Consignor Re-Stocking" page for all the details that you MUST KNOW before taking advantage of these reload days!

 

STROLLERS WHILE SHOPPING - JUST A REMINDER


  • Due to space limitations, we highly recommend that you do not bring children to the presale.  HOWEVER, if you do bring your children, the only strollers that will be allowed throughout the entire event are umbrella strollers or Snap n' Go strollers.  Baby carriers are obviously allowed and walking children are fine, but due to safety and security concerns, we will not allow full-size strollers throughout the entire event (previously only presale).  Please plan for the event accordingly :)

  • For simplicities purposes, here are the requirements we have for the definition of an umbrella stroller.  Anything that does not fit ALL of these points will not be allowed into the event:

 

Little Feet Repeats shopping stroller requirements
 

 

 

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Spring 2011 updates:


 

 

NEW LOCATION!!

  • We've done it!  We have a new space for the Spring 2011 Event!  We will be at 5101 White Lane.  It is the old Furniture Mall, just West of White Ln and Stine, next to New Life Center.  This new location is going to give us TONS more space, lots of drive-by traffic, the ability to add extra hours to the sale, and tons, tons more.  We are VERY excited about it!  With this location however, there will be MANY changes to the schedule and upgrades from the way we've done things in the past.  Keep reading for more details...


EXTENDED SCHEDULE

  • With the new location, we are able to have an even longer schedule.  We will now be at the location for 10 days total, instead of the previous 8 days.  This schedule will allow more time for shoppers to shop and more time for consignors to drop-off.  Because of this new schedule and extra space, we are also able to add CONSIGNOR RE-LOADING and a Consignor DOLLAR DASH for CHARITY!  More details on those below.



DROP-OFF SCHEDULE CHANGES

  • With the extended schedule, we are now able to have 1 weekend day drop-off!  Our drop-offs will be on Sunday and Monday this event, instead of the previous Monday and Tuesday.  With that change, please note that the inventory cut-off system will still end on Sunday night at midnight, which is actually AFTER all of the Sunday drop-off appointments.  If you are scheduling a Sunday drop-off time, PLEASE plan ahead and don't wait until the cut-off time, as that is AFTER your drop-off date ;)

 

 

CONSIGNOR RE-STOCKING

  • We constantly get asked if there will be more items being added to the event during the sale, and up until now, we've never been able to.  The time has now come!!!  We're so excited to have the opportunity to be able to bring fresh, new merchandise for our shoppers, throughout the event.  As a consignor, what does this mean?  When you forget to get that toy that you REALLY wanted to get rid of, down during drop-offs, now is your chance to do it!  Consignor re-stockings days will be on the Friday & Saturday of the sale, so they still have 2-3 full days to have a chance to be sold.  As a shopper, what does this mean?  New merchandise possibilities every day!!  How awesome is that?!?  Consignors, please go to the "Consignor Re-Stocking" page for all the details that you MUST KNOW before taking advantage of these reload days!

 

 

DOLLAR DASH FOR CHARITY

  • This is something that I've wanted to do for a long time, and have never had the opportunity for it...until now :).  At the end of the event, after everything is sorted and donated items are separated out, we will have all donated items included in a "Dollar Dash".  EVERYTHING that the consignors have requested to be donated, will be available for ONE DOLLAR.  100% of this money will then go to a local non-profit charity (beneficiaries vary each event).  Because we have such a large event, and donate so many items, many charities aren't able to handle our large volume of items.  We have been turned down by many charities because they just don't have the ability to work with so many items.  The Dollar Dash will allow us to make a cash donation to a local non-profit, in addition to the remainder of the items that will still be put to great use in our community.   The Dollar Dash is ONLY open to Consignors of the current event, and will be held during consignor pick-up hours.  Please visit the "Dollar Dash for Charity" page for more details.


CONSIGNOR FEE INCREASE

  • For the last 8 sales, we have been able to keep the consignor fee the same, but unfortunately it's finally that time...we're going to have to increase it :( .  Because of our location change, we have ALOT more overhead coming out now.  Rent alone is almost 3 times more than it was previously, not counting all of the new purchases we are making because of this new location.  We have waited as long as we could, but the time has come, and we must raise our consignor fee.  The new consignor fee will be $15, HOWEVER, if you register in the month of February, you will receive a $3 discount and it will only be $12.  Please take advantage of this discounted rate, as it will go to the full rate of $15 in March.  We had a choice of raising the consignor fee or lowering the consignor percentage and because we didn't really want to have to do either, we chose the lesser of 2 evils for our consignors, and increased the consignor fee. I'm sorry.  I wish we didn't have to, but unfortunately with the costs increasing, we do have to make sure we can continue with these awesome events every season :).  Now go register before the discount is gone :)


STROLLERS WHILE SHOPPING


  • Due to space limitations, we highly recommend that you do not bring children to the presale.  HOWEVER, if you do bring your children, the only strollers that will be allowed throughout the entire event are umbrella strollers or Snap n' Go strollers.  Baby carriers are obviously allowed and walking children are fine, but due to safety and security concerns, we will not allow full-size strollers throughout the entire event (previously only presale).  Please plan for the event accordingly :)

  • For simplicities purposes, here are the requirements we have for the definition of an umbrella stroller.  Anything that does not fit ALL of these points will not be allowed into the event:
Little Feet Repeats shopping stroller requirements
TEAM LEAD POSITIONS

  • During the previous events, we have always had several core volunteers that stick with us for many hours throughout the event.  These have been our unofficial Team Leaders.  They help us get through this event because through the years, they have learned the ins and outs of this sale and truly are a part of the team.  They are a constant through the event and because of this, they are rewarded accordingly.  The time has come that we are looking for a couple new volunteers to fill a few Team Lead positions.  These volunteers must have a longstanding relationship with Little Feet Repeats and demonstrate leadership skills throughout their volunteering times in the past.  A Team Leader will be asked to volunteer at least 25 hours during the event and will be rewarded with a higher percentage back on their sold items, plus the earliest presale shopping time available.  If this is something you may be interested in, please email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Make sure you include why you think you would be good for this team, what sort of position you think you would like to enjoy, and maybe even send a picture so that we make sure we remember who you are (I know, I know, it's bad, but when we only see many of you for a few hours every 6 months, sometimes we will know a person via face OR name, but not always both).
NEW CONSIGNOR REFERRAL PROGRAM

  • The best source of new consignors for Little Feet Repeats is word of mouth!  Now it's time for us to reward both of you.  If you are a current consignor, and refer a new consignor, you will receive a $10 Little Feet Repeats shopping certificate for the current season.  All referrals must be new and never consigned with Little Feet Repeats in the past.  New consignor must drop-off their own items and sign their own consignor contract during drop-offs.   You may receive a maximum of $50 LFR certificates in each event season.  All referrals must be NEW consignors and they must consign at least 20 acceptable items, or $50 worth of acceptable merchandise.  VERY IMPORTANT DETAILS: All referrals MUST list you as a referral when registering as a new consignor.  They do this by choosing "Other" as the referral and then entering your consignor number and/or name at this point (if they don't choose "other" the text box info will NOT BE SAVED).  ALL referrals MUST do this when they register.  Unfortunately they cannot be counted as a referral at a later point.  Remember, the more consignors there are, the more bargains will be available!
NEW INVENTORY CATEGORIES & TAG SIZES

  • In the attempt of making the drop-off process more streamlined, you will notice several new categories in the inventory system.  PLEASE make your best effort to categorize your items in the appropriate category.  These categories will match signs distributed throughout the entire location and will help you tremendously with the distribution of the items onto the sales floor.  This will then make the entire sales floor more organized and streamlined so that the shoppers are able to find the items that they are looking for easier and quicker. 
  • Also, the tag has been redesigned and now fits TEN to a page!!!!  Woohooooo!!  This means less paper being used when it comes to tagging your items.  All previously printed tags will still work just fine.  I hope you enjoy it :)  
 
 


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Fall 2010 updates:

 

 

Tag quality!

  • In our constant attempt to keep the lines during the event running as quickly as possible, we will now do quality checks on random tags during your drop-off.  When you drop-off your items, several tags will be scanned into the computer system to confirm that they scan correctly.  If they do not scan, we will do a one time courtesy re-print and you will be required to re-tag ALL your items before they will be accepted for drop-offs.
      
  • Re-tagging all of your items could obviously get very time consuming and we really don't want this to have to happen to anyone, sooooo, for the Fall 2010 event, we will test your tags ahead of time, IF we receive them before the deadline of Monday, October 11, 2010.  You can mail or hand-deliver a printed out tag (up to 5, if you want to test a few different printers and/or paper) by printing out this form and sending it to the address listed.  Our LAST test scan will be on Monday, October 11, 2010...1 WEEK BEFORE the tagging system locks.  This means that if you want us to test your tags, you must not procrastinate! 

  • During check-outs we have discovered that it's not always the quality of the tag that determines how it will scan.  Sometimes there are tags that will look perfectly fine and they not scan, and in general, if one tag from a consignor doesn't scan, none of the tags from that consignor will scan and having to hand-key the tags into the system during check-outs slows our lines tremendously.  PLEASE take advantage of testing your tags before you print everything.  

  • To help insure your tag quality, please only use white cardstock paper and print on a "normal" print setting (in other words, not the best, but not draft mode either).  If you have a laser printer available, these are normally the best.

 

Strollers while shopping


  • Due to space limitations, we highly recommend that you do not bring children to the presale.  HOWEVER, if you do bring your children, the only strollers that will be allowed throughout the entire event are umbrella strollers.

  • Baby carriers are obviously allowed and walking children are fine, but due to safety and security concerns, we will not allow full-size strollers throughout the entire event (previously only presale).  Please plan for the event accordingly :)

Drop-off Shifts


  • We have altered our drop-off shifts slightly.  No matter how many items you plan on bringing, you will only sign up for 1 drop-off shift.  

Meal Volunteers


  • We love our meal volunteers, but after last sale with only 1 meal out of 15 that was something other than Taco Bell or pizza, we decided we need just a little more variety through the week LOL.

  • If you are one of the lucky ones that are able to sign up for a meal volunteer shift, you MUST email Pamela @  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  in order to confirm what meal it is that you will be bringing for the 12 people.  It doesn't have to be specific, but if you could even give a general cuisine (ie Mexican, Italian, etc), that would be fine.  Once we reach more than 3 of the same food in the span of the 8 days, then you would have to select something else.  

  • Get creative!  Don't feel like you have to buy something.  Do you have a recipe that is normally a hit?  Bring it on down!  

Non-Consignor Volunteers


  • We count on our volunteers to show up during the volunteer time that they signed up for, but we still have a high percentage of no-shows who are not consignors.  We now have several ways to help combat this situation:

  • We will now REQUIRE every single person who comes through the LFR door during presale to turn in their presale pass.  This means if you are not consigning or volunteering BEFORE the presale, you must still visit the event during "drop-off" times to pick up your pass.  This also means if you cannot lose your presale shopping pass!  That IS your ONLY ticket in the door!

  • Also, if you are a non-consigning volunteer with your volunteer shifts being AFTER your presale time, after you check out, we will hold all of your purchases at the event until AFTER your volunteer shifts are completed.  If you do not complete your volunteer shifts, your items will be donated to one of the many wonderful charities that Little Feet Repeats works with.  

Cribs

  • In order to insure compliance with the CPSC's numerous crib recalls, and to keep all of our little ones safe, Little Feet Repeats will no longer be accepting cribs with a drop-down side for consignment. We will still be accepting stabilized sides cribs as long as ALL parts AND instructions for assembly, are included with the crib. Lets work together to keep these little ones safe :)

  • We will also REQUIRE that all instructions are provided with the crib, so that the buyer has the opportunity to put it together correctly when they get it back home. 

  • As per CPSC's requirements, "To prevent children from strangulation...corner posts and rods cannot be more than 2 3/8 inches apart at any point"

 

Bedding

  • We now require that ALL bedding sets be displayed on a hanger, with the pieces attached together with large safety pins.  

  • Sheets, blankets, etc can still be folded for the tables.

  • As a reminder, ALL items brought to LFR for consignment MUST be in like new condition with no stains, holes, etc, the bedding is no exception. 

 

Zippered Baggies

  • Zippered baggies will no longer be accepted for ANY clothing items.  They will still be accepted for shoes and toys, but you may no longer place onesies, sleepers or any other clothing items in zippered baggies.  If you want to group these items together (ie sell several onesies in a set), please use safety pins to attach them. 

 


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Spring 2010 updates:

 

Pre-pay Consignor Fee

  • Due to limited space and the planning involved in setting up the LFR event each sale, we need a more accurate view of how many consignors to expect to help make the event better for everyone involved. In order to have this more precise view, we now require the $8.00 Consignor Fee to be paid up-front before registration.  This is the exact same fee that is normally take out of your consignment check at the end of the event, so there's no extra fee, it's just being paid up-front instead of at the end.

  • We have limited amount of space to work with, so we have to limit the number of our consignors.  If registration reaches this number, we reserve the right to shut down registration for the upcoming event, so please don't put it off.   

  • The Consignor Fee is a non-refundable fee, so even if your plans change and you're not able to consign during this event, we are unable to refund this fee.  However, if LFR has to cancel or change the event due to unforseen circumstances, your Consignor Fee will be refunded.

  • You can pay this Consignor Fee using credit card via the easy PayPal link listed when you go to register at the Consignor Registration link listed under the "Quick Links" on the website, or by clicking here and mailing this form with a check to the address listed there.  You cannon begin entering items into inventory until you are registered for the event.  Obviously the quickest way to be registered is to use Paypal, but either way is up to you.  

Change in volunteer shifts

  • Because of the demand for volunteer shifts and the busy schedules that our volunteers have.  We have now made it easier to get the highest LFR Consignment Percentage. 

  • As a 3 shift volunteer, you will now be receiving 72% (previously 71%) and will have achieved the top general-volunteer percentage!  So, the same amount of volunteer time now gets you a higher percentage! Plus, for those of you that like to get all of your volunteering done at the same time, MOST days are broken down into 3 shift days, so you could knock it all out in one day! Visit the Volunteer Perks page for the breakdown of the volunteer shifts.

  • Plus, with these changes, 1 shift volunteers now get their own presale time, instead of shopping with the Consignors, so even if you volunteer for just 1 shift, you get to beat the crowds!

  • There are a limited number of hand-picked, team-lead positions that can help you get a higher percentage, but it requires more time and more responsibility.  These are hand-picked, so if you are interested being considered for a team-lead position, please send an  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  and she will let you know if something comes available for you.

Early-bird Consignor Registration

  • Because of our limited space, we are opening up our Consignor Registration for 1-week to previous consignors only.  In other words, if you have a consignor number, you may register 1 week before the general public.  This gives previous consignors the first opportunity to reserve your consignor space, and to pick your volunteer and drop-off shifts. 

  • The general public registration will be open 1 week after previous Consignor Registration.

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Fall 2009 updates:

  • Active/Inactive Inventory - In order to keep better track of exactly what is going to be coming into the event, we now have a system in place to distinguish what will really be coming to the event and what may be old and will not be at the next event.


    Consignors now have two types of inventory - ACTIVE and INACTIVE. They are defined as:

    • INACTIVE INVENTORY: Any inventory item that was entered during the open registration period for a prior sale. 
    • ACTIVE INVENTORY: Any inventory item that has been entered during the open registration period of the current sale, as well as any INACTIVE item that the consignor has gone in and marked as ACTIVE, because they are planning to bring that item to your upcoming sale.
    • ONLY ACTIVE ITEMS appear in the inventory list on the "Work With Items" screen now. It used to show EVERYTHING in your inventory. This means that you can only edit ACTIVE inventory items, and you can only print tags for ACTIVE inventory items. If you need to work with an INACTIVE inventory item, it must be made ACTIVE so it will appear on the Work with Items screen.
    • You now have a new menu option that allows them to mark any inactive items as active, but we'll talk more about that below.
    • So what happens to INACTIVE Inventory? INACTIVE inventory will remain in the consignors account, as inactive inventory, for up to 24 months, then the system will delete it during data maintenance. When a consignor logs in for the first time after registration for a new sale, you will find that there is NO inventory listed on the Work With Items screen. This is because you have no active inventory at that time. They can begin entering items they plan to bring to your upcoming sale at this time if they wish.
    • If a you wish to bring an item from a past sale to your upcoming sale, you need to mark those INACTIVE items as ACTIVE. There is a new menu option on the inventory menu called "Work With Inactive Inventory". This is where the consignor goes to mark INACTIVE items as ACTIVE (meaning that you plan to bring that item to the upcoming LFR event). All you have to do is place a checkmark beside the items they want to make ACTIVE, and click the button. Those items are immediately marked as active and will begin appearing on the "Work with Items" screen, where they can be edited and have new tags printed if needed.  If there are still sold items in the consignors INACTIVE inventory, those items cannot be marked as ACTIVE.

  • Because this is a seasonal sale, and because we have limited space, we now require ALL CHILDREN'S CLOTHING to be for the current season (ie spring/summer clothes in the March/April sale and fall/winter clothes in the September/October sale).  NOTE: This rule DOES NOT apply to Maternity Clothing.  Spring/Summer UNACCEPTABLE children's clothing is jackets, long sleeved shirts, sweaters, Halloween costumes, tights, etc.  Long Pants will be accepted.  Fall/Winter UNACCEPTABLE children's clothing is shorts, swimsuits, tank-top/sleeveless shirts/dresses, flip flops, sandals, obvious Easter items, etc.  Because we are in Bakersfield, short sleeve shirts will be accepted.
Last Updated on Thursday, 04 September 2014 07:41
 


 

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