Who can consign?

Anyone can consign their items and everyone is welcome! Consigning items with Rhea Lana’s offers you the ability earn more than what a consignment store can offer, it’s less work than conducting your own garage sale and a hassle/haggle free way from selling items online.

How do I get started?

It’s easy! Simply register to consign on our website. Be sure to thoroughly read the Acceptable Items, Merchandise Prep, and Pricing Guide tabs.

What percentage do I make?

Consignors earn 70-80% of their sales.

What is the consignor fee?

The consignor fee is automatically deducted from your proceeds.

How can I maximize my consignor experience?

Consignors enjoy the experience when they allow themselves enough time to get all their items prepared and entered without feeling rushed. Organizing your items by gender and size will allow for easy entering and a quick drop off. Using our Voice Entry feature is a HUGE time saver for consignors as it allows you to enter 100 items in just 30 minutes. Consider printing your barcode labels at home to expedite consignor drop off.

When is the consignor deadline?

Please visit our Consignor Schedule to view the consignor deadline.

Where can I find string tags?

Wal-Mart, office supply stores, and the Rhea Lana store

Where do I drop off my items?

You will drop your items off at the event location during the designated Drop Off days/times.

What are my BARCODE options?

We will have your barcode labels printed for you at Consignor Drop Off unless you choose to print them at home. You may also take advantage of one of our Early Barcode pick up days/times which allows you to pick up the printed barcodes from us and affix the labels at home.

How should I price my items?

We recommend pricing your items at 25-30%. Our Pricing Guide goes into more detail.

Can I be a consignor in several RL events?

Yes! You’ll need to have a separate consignor number for each event.

What hangers do I use?

We require plastic hangers for all items. We care about your items and plastic hangers ensure your items are protected and look great on the rack. Retail plastic hangers are acceptable!

Do I get my hangers back?

Your hangers stay on the items and go home with the shopper. However, any items you purchase will include the hanger. If this is your first time consigning we suggest marking your items 25-50 cents higher to help re-coop your initial investment.

What if my item is not worth $3?

You’ll need to bundle items to reach the required $3.00 value minimum.

How long does drop off take?

We typically recommend to allow one hour per one hundred items for Consignor Drop Off.

When do I receive my check?

Your Check and Sales Report are available on Consignor Pick Up day!

What is Voice Recognition Item Entry?

The Voice Item Entry allows you to enter your items by voice description with a mobile device. It’s a game changer for consignors as they can enter 100 items in as little as 30 minutes.

Can I see which items have sold?

Yes! Our consignors can watch their sales live from the website or the Rhea Lana App.

Can I bring a guest with me to consignor pre-sale?

Yes, you may bring a spouse OR parent only with you.

Are consignors required to volunteer?

Consignors are not required to volunteer, but we certainly encourage you to join our team as a volunteer! Volunteers shop first and score the best deals!

Why is RL’s better than having a garage sale or selling in the Facebook Marketplace?

It’s much less work than conducting your own garage sale and certainly safer and much easier than meeting strangers and selling items one at a time online.

I’m running short on time, which items should I enter first?

We frequently sell 95% of our baby equipment, furniture, and toys! This includes outdoor toys! They are in high demand and you can earn top dollar for them at Rhea Lana’s!

What do I write on my tags?

We encourage you to write the number that corresponds with your item entry on the tag. This will help you keep your items in order during the consignor process. There is no need to write any other information on the tag.

Do I need to assemble large items?

We require all items either come assembled or are assembled at consignor drop off.

What is the inventory sheet?

The inventory sheet is printable once you click ‘Finish Batch’, it is a print out of each item you’ve entered into the event and is required at consignor drop off in order for us to guarantee your items.

Do I have to find all my unsold items on Pick Up Day?

No, we will have everything neatly sorted for you by your consignor number.

What if I want to consign but am unable to make it on Pick Up Day?

If you are unable to pick up your own items you are allowed to notify us with whom has permission to pick up on your behalf. Please note, our guarantee is void for items when anyone other than the consignor picks up unsold items. Any items left past the designated pick up time will be given to donations as we are unable to hold any items in our rented space.

Where do the donated items go?

Our donated items go to local foster families and non-profit organizations in the community.

Do you have an Item Limit for Consignors?

We have a total item limit of 150 items per consignor ID for our events in West Chicagoland. As always, we encourage you to bring your best items so that you sell a high percentage of your things. A consignor who brings 75 great items will do better than a consignor who brings 100 items that are lesser quality and marked too high.

What are my Consignor Options regarding printing barcode labels to stick onto my tags?

Option 1 - Let us print them for you free of charge. You'll pick them up and label your items at the store on one of the Drop Off Days. This is the most popular. You must bring in your printed inventory sheet(s) with your items or you can print them on site for $1. Option 2 - Let us print them for you free of charge. You'll pick them up early during our first few drop off days and label your items at home. Then bring your already labeled items on Drop Off Days. Be sure to bring your inventory sheet(s) with you or we can print them here for you for $1. IF you present all your items IN ORDER along with your inventory sheet, they will be guaranteed after we verify all your items are in the store. Option 3 - Print your barcode labels at home using a COLOR PRINTER. Follow the directions CAREFULLY that appear after you enter your items. Label your items at home. Bring your labeled items on Drop Off Days. Be sure to bring your inventory sheet(s) with you or we can print them here for you for $1. IF you present all your items IN ORDER along with your inventory sheet(s), they will be guaranteed after we verify all your items are in the store.

Can I bring my spouse or mother with me to the Pre-Sale?

We are allowing volunteers and consignors to bring either their spouse or parent with them to help them shop, not a sister or best friend. You may give your guest pass to your sister or friend & meet them at the Guest Sale later in the evening. Our volunteers and consignors have worked hard to earn this special shopping privilege and we want to honor them. We will be checking!

Can I bring children to the Pre-Sale?

We strongly suggest that you NOT bring your children to the Pre-Sale. Just bring a tape measure and their measurements and enjoy a mom's night out!

How should I price my items?

We suggest you set the price at 25%-30% of the retail value. Baby Equipment, Furniture and Large Indoor/Outdoor Toys usually sell for more and are in high demand. We have an abundance of 0-6 month sizes, so they must be priced competitively in order to sell. Maternity and Junior clothing are not shopped as heavily, so price these competitively, also.

Can I be a consignor in more than one Rhea Lana event?

Yes, but you will need to enter your items online in separate batches - one for each sale. Be VERY sure you enter your items for the correct sale.

Can I use wire hangers?

Use children's plastic hangers for sizes 8 and below. Use larger plastic hangers for sizes 10 and above. No wire hangers, please! We've NEVER seen an item of clothing that would stay on a wire hanger!

How do I secure small pieces with Toys or Equipment?

Place them in a ziploc bag and then seal the ziploc with clear packing tape. Then tape the bag to the main toy, or use zip ties. Label each bag or piece with your consignor code and the price.This is important!

When I sell items in a ziploc bag, how do I attach the price tag?

First, be sure to affix the barcode label to the string tag; do not stick it directly onto the item or the bag. Then attach the string tag to the item and tag inside the bag. Make sure the tag is visible.

How do I carry my clothes while I am shopping?

We suggest you bring a laundry basket, large tote or shopping bag. All large bags will need to be checked at the door. Additionally, we have a small number of shopping carts!

What if my item is not worth your minimum price guideline of $3.00?

If it meets our "excellence quality" standards, then group it together with one or two more like items. Pin them together on a hanger, or group them in a ziploc bag and put one price for the entire group.

Should I iron my clothes?

Wrinkled clothes do not sell! Please do what is necessary to make your clothes look clean and nice. Remember, the better they look, the more likely they are to sell!

Are you accepting Drop Side Cribs?

Due to recall regulations by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, we will not be accepting ANY drop side cribs.

Do you sell furniture?

We accept children's furniture items such as cribs (no drop side cribs please), changing tables, children's beds, dressers and more. Most of the furniture displayed in the Furniture Nook is sold in the first two days of the sale! You may also consign household furniture if preapproved by Christine at christine@rhealana.com.

How can my local business get involved?

We have lots of sponsorship opportunities at affordable prices for those of you who want to reach your target market - moms with families. Contact Christine at christine@rhealana.com for complete information.