What does consignment mean?
Consignment is when you entrust a company to sell your belongings or other items on your behalf. The items remain yours until they are sold, and once we sell your items, you are paid a commission for the sale of those items. For more information on commissions and when cheques are issued, please click here.
Where do you get your inventory?
Our inventory comes from a variety of different sources. We owe our success to the unique, high quality and well taken care of home furnishings we get from our consignment clients.
We receive pieces from commercial vendors as well as from individual’s homes. We sometimes receive trade show samples and manufacturer samples, and are able to sell them at a great savings to you.
We are thrilled to work with some of the city’s top show homes, local artisans, estates, and designers. This allows us to offer not only antique and vintage goods, but also items that reflect the hot new trends!
Why do people consign?
In many cases, décor simply no longer works in someone’s home, be it after a renovation, a move or for a new look. Many of our consignors enjoy browsing our showroom and finding that new piece, while being able to consign their original items.
Why should I consign?
Consignment is safe, easy, and way less work! Consigning with The Consignment Gallery saves you from spending money on advertising and waiting at home for potential buyers to come view your sale items. Furthermore, one of the most important factors for many is the safety aspect of it – not having strangers come into your home to view the items. Our reputation for carrying high quality furnishings, and our ability to stage and sell your items results in a higher average selling price than private sale or auction.
How does it work?
All new consignments begin with a viewing of the items you are hoping to consign. We recommend submitting photos, as well as name and phone number, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We accept items based on condition, style and quality. If the items are suitable for consignment, we may need to do an in-home viewing, at which time one of our representatives will discuss pricing with you. Final approval and pricing is ultimately set in the store, as our specialized showroom lighting can show wear that might not be seen in the home. Don’t hesitate to call us with any questions about the consignment process at (403) 253-7880
Are Consignment Gallery employees paid a commission?
No, our philosophy at The Consignment Gallery is to allow our customers to browse freely and at their own pace. We value building trust with our customers and want to help you find that special item that you are completely happy with, rather than meet a sales target. Our staff is always available to offer you decorating help, interior design tips, product knowledge, and other suggestions about furnishing your home. Our sales representatives are never far away and would love to help you find your next piece of furniture or home décor item.