Selling through Grapevine
Who can sell with Grapevine Events? Anyone!
Can you sell in more than one sale? Or course! You can even use your same registration number across multiples sales, so your price tags can transfer easily with you.
What can you sell? It depends on the sale. Some sales are focused on children’s items. Others focus on women’s clothes. Each sale will have a specific list of accepted items. We do not limit based on brand; however, Grapevine Events does impose quality control standards.
If you operate a small business, make crafts, or are involved in direct sales, we do offer a Vendor Market and/or sponsorship opportunities at our sales. Email email@example.com for information. (Grapevine Events works to ensure the Vendor Market is complementary to the sale itself, so businesses that would be competing with accepted sale items will not be approved.)
Sellers are responsible for preparing items, following Grapevine Events’ quality control policies, and bringing items to the venue the day before the sale. Sellers are also responsible for picking up unsold items, unless you choose to donate them to Grapevine’s charity partner.
Grapevine Events’ Sellers receive a base 65% commission on all sales.
If you invite three friends to sign up as sellers, you earn an additional 5% commission. Be sure that when these friends email Grapevine to register that they provide your name to us to qualify!
Sign up three more friends, you get another 5%.
You can keep this up as much as you can, until you reach the maximum commission of 80%.
All your friends already signed up? That’s okay! You can also earn commission by joining our team at the sale.
How do I register to sell at an event?
Everyone is welcome to join our events; please find the event you’re interested in on the event page and follow the links to contact us to register.
Do I get my own table?
No, you price all your items, but we help you arrange them by size, style, etc. so that the shoppers have the best experience – helping your items sell faster than in a typical garage sale style set-up.
How do I know what price to ask?
Price setting is entirely up to each seller, but we do offer a pricing guideline and these tips:
- Consider how much you would pay for the item at the sale.
- Check around to see what other people are asking for similar items in online buy & sell markets.
- Items that are NWT (new with tags) often sell for about half the original price, possibly higher, depending on the brand, etc.
- Most quality used items will sell for about one-third of the original price or lower, depending on the condition, the brand name, etc.
How do you know how much I sell?
Registered Sellers use our computerized system to print price tags with barcodes. Everything is tallied automatically at the check out.
How do I make money?
Every seller is guaranteed 65% commission on each piece sold. You can increase your commission in a variety of ways, topping out at 80% commission.
Each four-hour sale shift you sign up for earns you an additional 5% commission, to a maximum of 80% commission.
Sellers can also earn commission by referring other sellers. For every three sellers (who bring a minimum of 25 items) you refer, you can earn 5% commission. If you refer six sellers, you earn 10%; the extra commission maxes out at 80%. You only earn referral commission for the seller’s first sale, and the seller must provide your name as a referral on their registration form.
How do I get my money?
A commission cheque is mailed two to four weeks after the sale.
Is there a fee?
Yes, there is a $10 registration fee for each seller. This can be deducted from your commission cheque.
How much stuff can I sell?
How much do you have? At this time, our sales do not limit the number of items a seller can drop off, except for women’s clothing (limit is 40 items, excluding outerwear), women’s shoes (may vary by season, generally 15 pairs), and infant clothing items (50 pieces per size, per gender).
Do I get to shop early at the sale?
Our earliest shopping opportunities go to our team members who help out at each event. Sellers do receive free entry at a designated time, earlier than the general public.
Do you accept vendors at your events?
Yes, complementary vendor markets are a key part of our events.
How much does it cost to be a vendor?
Vendor costs vary depending on the event; contact us to discuss pricing today. The fee is non-refundable if the vendor withdraws without at least two weeks notice. (A refund may be issued if a vendor withdraws and a replacement can be found.)
We also ask that all our vendors share the details of our event at least once on social media; we will also share links to each vendor via our social media.
Can vendors shop at the sale events?
We ask that your vendor station be manned at all times during the public sale; it is up to the vendor whether or not to have their station open during our pre-sale.
How do I become a vendor?
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Grapevine Events organizes seasonal pop-up consignment sales in New Brunswick.
We currently host a sale featuring children's clothing & items twice a year in Saint John, and a women's clothing & household items sale in the Greater Moncton area.
For details on joining us as a consignor, or having an event in your area, contact us at email@example.com
Grapevine Events organizes pop-up sales throughout New Brunswick. We hold events in the spring and in the fall. If you don’t see your community on our list of upcoming events and think we should come to your town, please let us know! firstname.lastname@example.org