SELLING THROUGH GRAPEVINE

Who can sell with Grapevine?

Anyone!

What can I sell?

It depends on the sale. Our in-person sale focuses on items relating to babies and children – basically anything used from newborn to tween. Our online sale is the place to sell clothing, small household items, etc. Each sale will have a specific list of accepted items, mostly based on the season. We do not limit based on brand; however, Grapevine Events does impose quality control standards. We also follow federal guidelines for reselling items.

How do I register to sell at an event?

Everyone is welcome to join our events; please find the sale you’re interested in on the event page and follow the links to register. You can also email us at info@grapevineevents.ca

There are several ways to take part!

Seller Option One:

You prepare and price all your items, following Grapevine Events’ quality control policies (full instructions are emailed upon registration – and we have Facebook Seller Groups to help you out!), and drop them off to the venue the day before the sale. We take care of all the marketing & selling. You return to pick up any unsold items – unless you choose to donate them to our local charity partner.

Sellers choosing this option keep a minimum 65% commission on all sales; you can increase this to a maximum of 80% through referrals and joining us as a Team Member at the event.

Seller Option Two:

(only available in Saint John for our children’s sale)

Not ready to spend time pricing and dropping off your items? No problem! You can use our Busy Mom Tagging Service! We’ll connect you with an experienced Seller who will price your items and bring them to the sale. You will receive a minimum commission of 40% on all sales; the Tagging Associate will also receive a small percentage. You can also increase you commission rate by joining us as a Team Member.

Other Frequently Asked Questions

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. We also HANG the clothing; you are responsible for providing your own hangers (but you can claim bundles of them at the end of each sale to prepare for next season!).

Price setting is entirely up to each seller, but we do send you detailed instructions and a pricing guideline when you register. Here are a few basic 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 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.

Registered Sellers use our computerized system to print price tags with barcodes. Everything is tallied automatically at the check out.

A commission cheque is mailed generally a week or two after the sale. We’re planning to switch to PayPal payments in 2024 so commissions can be paid more quickly.

Yes, there is a registration fee that is deducted from your commission payout. For our in-person sale, the registration fee is $20, which includes a $10 shopping credit at the event and two shopping passes.

We limit in-person sellers to 350 items per event – and while that might sound low, most of sellers easily fall under that limit. (If you’ve sold with us before, there may be an option to move into a Power Seller category, which allows for up to 1,500 items per event.)

We also limit the number of infant clothing items (anything you have to hang for an infant to wear, not including jackets, etc.) to 200 items in total for sizes 0-24 months. 

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.

We have a small space that allows for a few service-based complementary vendors to join us at our in-person events, as well as some sponsorship options. If you have a business and would like to join us, reach out! info@grapevineevents.ca

We organize pop-up thrift sales – online & in person! – in New Brunswick, Canada. Our Saint John Baby & Kids’ Gear Sale has been running since 2017!

Tired of no-shows from online buy/sell/trade deals? No time to haggle? Sign up to sell your quality used items with us; we’ll bring in the shoppers and deal with all that!

The best way to grab the best deals at our sales is to be a Team Member; we thank you for giving us your time by letting you shop first at our events.

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