Comparison Report on Area Children’s Consignment Sales
Updated November 2014
We think it’s good to stay abreast of recent and local trends. In order to ensure WeeRuns remains relevant in the local consignment sale community and to meet the needs of our shoppers, volunteers, and consignors, we track and research public information about surrounding sales. What we have discovered is surprising to us, and we feel worthwhile to share:
There are approximately 50 other children’s consignments sales in the triad
area of North Carolina. These sites include
The growth in seasonal sales through the years has been nothing short of amazing! When WeeRuns hosted its first event in September of 1994, there were fewer than five sales in the Triad! Tracking sales over time, it is interesting to note many such sales have come and gone. WeeRuns is PROUD to have had a consistent presence for over twenty years!
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Our participation fee helps offset the extremely high and rising costs associated with the ability to host the event, in addition to other business-related expenses such as licenses, fees, storage, insurance, capital expenses, etc…Every attempt is made to establish long-term relationships so WeeRuns can return to sites we have utilized in the past. While WeeRuns would enjoy the stability of a permanent site, WeeRuns is PROUD of our business model which reduces overhead, keeping costs to a minimum and enabling us to meet the needs of our participants.
So, what does all of this mean?
Consignors have many choices! We are proud to have been among the first in our community offering seasonal sales to meet the needs of local families…and we are proud to have had a consistent presence for 18 years! The relationships we have formed over the years benefit our consignors…our mailing list database includes approximately 15,000 families from many states who have ASKED to received notification from us…and our e-mail marketing and social media efforts reach even more young families!
WeeRuns is NOT a fundraising event for an organization or church. We are proud to be a for-profit business which is motivated to operate efficiently and profitably for the benefit of all our participants! And WeeRuns is extremely proud of its mission and history of charitable giving which proves its heart for our community and the families it serves. Over the years, WeeRuns not only has donated its designated unsold items to multiple organizations, but our Round-Up Campaign at check out and matching donations have raised approximately $33,000 since 2005, benefiting many worthwhile efforts!
WeeRuns is THE ONLY area sale which offers its consignors extended exposure of their items…all other area sales are weekend events. WeeRuns provides 2 weeks of private and public sales for the benefit of our participants. When factoring in our consignor pay-out rate of 60% (which is in line with the majority of other sales) and participation fee, WeeRuns is the best value for your time and effort.
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