Frequently Asked Questions

Read frequently asked questions for consignors.

Read frequently asked questions for volunteers.

Read frequently asked questions for shoppers.

Consignor FAQs

How much will I earn on my items?

You will earn 70% on all of your sold items (less consignor fee based on whether you print your own labels or have us print and mail labels to you). Items are offered at full price Wednesday thru Friday. We offer a half price day on Saturday. You are NOT required to sell your items at half price. If you do not wish to discount an item, write "ND" in the bottom right corner of the tag.See consignor guidelines for more information. You can increase your earnings to 80% or 90% by volunteering.  See Volunteer page for specific details.

 

Why should I consign my items with Kidz Shoppe rather than a garage sale?

A common misconception people have is that they can make just as much money selling their kid's items at a garage sale rather than consigning them. Kidz Shoppe offers two major advantages over garage sales. First, we offer hundreds of items in all different categories all under one roof. A person would have to shop garage sales all year to find what they will find at one of our events. The second advantage is quality. We inspect all items prior to putting them on the sales floor. People know they will find quality, name-brand items at our sale. People are willing to pay a little more for quality, name-brand items they will know they will find in excellent condition.

Is there a limit to the number of items I may consign?

No. There is no limit to the number of items you may consign. We reserve the right to limit the number of identical items if space becomes limited. We accept items on a first-come-first-serve basis, and they must meet the acceptance policy of Kidz Shoppe. There is, however, a minimum of 30 accepted items to participate in the sale.

Do I have to pick up my items after the sale?

No, if you choose to donate them you simply leave them at the sale and we take care of the rest.  If you would like your items back, you will be required to pick them up on Sunday between 10 am – 2 pm.  If you are unable to pick your items up during this time or would like more information on our donation program, please contact ali@kidzshoppeomaha.com.

What if I find that an item is missing?

We will do our best to keep tabs on every item that comes through our doors. However, we cannot be held responsible for items lost before, during or after the sale.

Where do I get the pricing tags?

Upon registration Kidz Shoppe will provide you with instructions on tagging.  You may choose the print at home method or have us mail you barcodes that will need to be placed on index cards.

Am I required to use Kidz Shoppe's tag template?

While it is encouraged, you are not required to use the template. You may download and print our tag template or complete a 3 x 5 index card with the required information in the required format.

Does my clothing have to be on a hanger?

Yes. All clothing must be dropped off to us on a WIRE hanger. One item or set per hanger.

Do you provide tagging services?

Yes, we offer tagging services if you are unable to tag your items. Please contact us if you are interested to learn more.

How does check in work?

Please check in at the “check in desk” inside the building. We will verify your consignor number and you will receive your pre-sale pass. You will be sent to a check-in table where a volunteer will begin inspecting your items. Once inspected, Consignor will put out their own items in the designated areas.  

Am I required to put my items on the racks and sales floor?

Yes, each consignor is responsible for putting their own items out in the designated areas. Please plan your time accordingly. 

What if I need to change my check in time? 
Can I use the same Consignor number and labels for BOTH Kidz Shoppe and Hiz & Herz sales? 
Yes, your same consignor number will be utilized for future sales, HOWEVER, you must register for each sale separately. Each sale requires a consignor fee. Consignor fee helps cover administrative and infrastructure expenses.
If I still have left over labels from a previous sale, do I still have to pay a registration fee?
Yes, a consignor fee is charged for each individual sale to help cover administrative and infrastructure expenses. You MAY use any leftover labels from a previous sale that have your consignor number on them.
When will I receive payment for my sold items?

Checks will be ready for pick up on Sunday during unsold item pick up.  If you choose not to pick up your items we will mail you a check and donation slip within 48 business hours.

What if I have items that may be consigned in both sales, such as junior type clothing, games or books?
You must register for each sale separately.  You would need to come to "unused item/check pick up day" (Sunday following public sale - put in date and time) for Kidz Shoppe,  gather any unsold items, and then check in at Hiz and Herz with any appropriate, acceptable items  for that sale. Your consignor number will be the same for all sales.
Do you have fundraising opportunities?

Kidz Shoppe offers fundraising opportunities for sports clubs and other organizations. Your organization can become a Consignor at the Kidz Shoppe Consignment sale.

Your members donate their items, tag the items with the organization's consignor number and drops the items off. Kidz Shoppe will sell the items to our large customer base. The seller proceeds from your items benefit you organization. Please contact us at info@kidzshoppeomaha.com for more information.

Can I rent space for my business at the sale?

Kidz Shoppe now accepts vendors to either rent space from us during the sale, distribute business flyers and or advertise on our website. We try to target businesses that market to families with children. Grow your child and/or family related products or services by the many business opportunities we offer. Vendors will be able to market their products and services from the preview sale all the way to the sale closing. This is a great way for you to create mailing lists, sell products, and introduce the public to your business. With over 4,000 moms visiting each sale, this is a great marketing opportunity. With only a limited number of spaces available, this opportunity will go fast. Email us at info@kidzshoppeomaha.com to secure your spot today.

Volunteer FAQs

What are some examples of volunteer duties?

We need volunteers to help with check-in and check-out, setup and teardown, organizing the merchandise, placing signs around town, food and drink, social media promotion, tagging services, and more as the need arises. Volunteers will be placed where they are most needed, so roles could change throughout your shift. You will not be expected to do anything you do not feel capable of.

Can my spouse volunteer and add to my total hours? 

Yes, spouses, family members (13 and older) may work and contribute their hours to you. We welcome additional help!

I have a student who needs volunteer hours for school or church. Will volunteer hours at Kidz Shoppe qualify? 

Yes, please note in comments when signing up with the detail information and have the student bring the form with them the day(s) they are volunteering and an owner will sign off on their form.

As a volunteer, can I shop other times besides the pre-sale day between 10:30 – 2:30? 

Yes, you can continue to shop after 3 pm if you are not volunteering on the pre-sale day. Volunteers may also continue to shop during the public sales, providing it is outside of their scheduled volunteer time.

If I do not meet the peak day hours requirements can I still earn 80 (4 hours during peak days/times) or 90% (6 hours during  peak days/times)?

No, you must work the minimum number of hours on a peak day to receive the higher percentage of sales. Our highest need for volunteers are during our peak days/times.

What happens if I am unable to work my shift?

We understand that sometimes the unexpected can prevent you from working your scheduled shift. Our volunteers must be dependable for our sale to remain a success. We will do our best to help you maintain your volunteer benefits depending on the circumstances. To avoid losing your volunteer benefits, you may find a replacement to work your shift (friend, family, other volunteer not scheduled at that date/time). If you do not show up for a scheduled shift without notice, your consignor fee WILL NOT BE DISCOUNTED. Additionally, you may lose out on a higher % of earnings depending on your total volunteer hours worked, and may lose your pre-sale pass.   

Shopper FAQs

Who can shop the Pre-Sale?

Volunteers, consignors, first-time parents, foster families, daycare providers, preschools, homeschoolers, first responders, and military are welcome to shop the Pre-Sale with one guest. A Pre-Sale Pass is required for admission.

Please note: Daycare Providers and Preschools may be requested to advertise for the sale in exchange for a Pre-Sale Pass. Please contact Ali at ali@kidzshoppeomaha.com for more information.

How do I get a Pre-Sale Pass?

Consignors will receive their Pre-Sale pass at check-in. First time mom's, daycare providers, etc. will receive their pass via email after their request is submitted and approved.  Non-Consigning volunteers should contact us directly to make arrangements for a pre-sale pass.  

Are children allowed at the sale?

Yes, children are welcome at the sale, but please use your best judgement when bringing them. This is a large facility with a lot of attendees. There is no childcare provided onsite. Children are not allowed to play with toys at the sale as items are the property of consignors, and if they are broken or separated they cannot be sold.

Still Have Questions?

Reach out to us if you still have questions. We are happy to help!