HOW TO CONSIGN

ANNOUNCEMENT
We are no longer taking consignment appointments at this time.
Please check back in Fall 2021.

Get Thrifty is not responsible for any lapses in knowledge of our consignment procedure. Please read all 7 steps for best consignment results. We reserve the right to update the policy without notice and make alternate judgment calls at our discretion on a case-by-case basis.

Consignment assessments and drop-offs are by appointment only. Any unscheduled drop-offs will be considered donations that are eligible for store credit.

You can book an appointment here

Store credit
Get Thrifty awards $1 store credit for every accepted item donated, up to a maximum of $10 per batch.
A maximum of $25 store credit is permitted per customer account at any given time.

Bring us your in-season, like new, laundered or dry-cleaned items. To see a detailed account of what we accept, see our Acceptance Policy.

Please note that we do not accept sleep-wear, intimates, or bathing suits.

We accept a maximum of one tote-sized bag per appointment. No items with hangers, please.

Be sure to schedule an appointment with us first. You will have an option to fill out an online contract if you are a new consignor. Please note that without an appointment, we cannot accept your consignment items and will give you the option to donate on-site.

During your appointment, a Curator will go through your bag and select items that we feel fit our criteria to add to our curated collection. Any items we do not keep will be immediately returned to you. You will have the option to donate them in exchange for store credit (1 item = $1 store credit, up to a maximum of $10 per batch and $25 per customer account).

Prices will be determined by Get Thrifty executives after research. If you have suggestions for a price point, please feel free to let us know.

    Items that have been accepted can take 2 – 4 weeks to go out onto the sales floor after the initial sorting process. This includes research on pricing, taking photos, editing, uploading to the online store, and making space for your items on the sales floor. We will notify you when your items are uploaded/stocked. 

    After 4 weeks, you may request a PDF of your item inventory, which will include information such as the the listed price, a brief description, and a breakdown of proceeds distribution.

    Price points are determined by item type, brand, material, retail price, and condition. Clothes will be discounted over time according to our Consignment Sales Rubric to maximize sale potential. Please inform us beforehand if you do not wish for the clothes to be discounted.

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    Consignment Sales Rubric

    Unless otherwise specified, your item will be on the sales floor/online store for 2 months (60 days) total. Price markdowns will be according to the time interval below: 

    • 2 weeks: 10% off
    • 4 weeks: 25% off
    • 6 weeks: 40% off

    Get Thrifty reserves the right to discount and lower prices at our discretion. You will be notified if we deviate from the rubric. Please inform us beforehand if you do not wish for the clothes to be discounted.

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    Please email admin@getthrifty.ca or DM us on Facebook/Instagram for any questions.

    We primarily try to accept season-appropriate items, though exceptions can definitely be made. If you think your item is worth selling regardless, feel free to bring it in! Try to avoid bringing blatantly out-of-season items (ie. bringing in a tank top during the winter).

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    Seasonal Acceptance Schedule

    • Spring: March, April, May
    • Summer: June, July, August
    • Autumn: September, October, November
    • Winter: December, January, February

    Note that this is a rough schedule and some deviation is to be expected. Get Thrifty reserves the right to reject out-of-season items at our discretion. 

    There are various reasons why we may not keep your items but some of the common reasons are:

    • Stains
    • Holes
    • Excessive pilling
    • Item is out-of-season or out-of-fashion (as determined by the Curator team)

    Please note we do not accept sleep-wear, intimates, or bathing suits.

    We also are not a charity, so if you think an item is not re-sellable, please don’t try to consign it. To see what is and isn’t accepted, please see our Acceptance Policy.

    We set the prices for your garments, and you get 40% of the sale after tax deductions. All consignment proceeds are processed via e-transfer unless otherwise specified.

    You have the option to take an early payout after your batch has been on the sales floor/website for a minimum of 1 month (30 days). Please note there is a $1.00 fee per payout and a minimum amount of $15. For these reasons, we recommend you wait until your entire batch has sold. Your items will have between 1 month (30 days) and 2 months (60 days) to sell, which means you have an optimal amount of time to earn!

    To request a payout, please fill out the Payout Form. We generally process payouts by e-transfer in the order that they are received and require a minimum of 10 business days before the payout date to submit your request to AMS Finance**. 

    **Important Note: As we are technically registered as an AMS (Alma Mater Society) club, our e-transfer disbursements are processed through AMS Finance and are therefore subject to their standards and timeline. While we are not able to control AMS Finance’s processing speed, we will do our best to notify you if there are changes or delays

     

    Please see here for the consignment contract that will be given to you to sign at your first appointment with us. Please read it in its entirety prior to your appointment. Thank you!