Learn How to Consign Your Items
Small home decor items can be brought in anytime, no appointment needed. For larger items, please email us a picture and brief description of the furniture you wish to consign.
We are a 90 day consignment and we split the commission 50/50. There is a one-time set up fee of $10 to open the account which is deducted from the account when the first item sells. Checks are issued on the 15th of the following month. For example, anything that sells in April will be paid out on May 15th. You can pick your check up in the store any time after the 15th or it can be mailed upon request for a $2 fee. If you need help getting it here, we have independent contractors that do pick-ups and deliveries for us on Thursdays. Their pick up fee starts at $75 and goes up based on distance and number of items. We can just deduct this fee from your account when your furniture sells. You are also welcome to bring it in yourself any day. Just let us know when you are coming so that our designer can make a space for it.
Once the furniture is here, we will price it based on what similar pieces have sold for, brand name and retail cost. Pricing is also based largely on condition. If your approved furniture arrives in poor condition, we will not be able to keep it. Sometimes pictures can be misleading. Our ticketed prices automatically reduce 15% every 30 days. So, there is no guarantee that it will sell for the original asking price. It depends how long it sits here and we also reserve the right to negotiate on your behalf. Of course, we will do our best to get as much as we can. At the end of 90 days, if your items haven’t sold you can pick them back up or we can donate for you and send donation receipt. Large furniture items can stay beyond 90 days and we will continue to reduce the price until it sells and you will receive your commission on expired items over $100. We look forward to working with you!
Frequently Asked Questions
It all starts with a picture! Simply email a photo of your furniture items to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will evaluate your items and then reply to discuss delivery date. If you do not have access to email or a digital camera, you may drop by Nicole's with a traditional photo. Smaller more portable items can be brought directly to Nicole's Monday thru Saturday 10-5
We are interested in current items that would fit in the home. Below is a list of what we accept:
Furniture with Timeless Styling | Home Décor | Accessories
• Tables (all kinds)
• Beds (with frames)
• Bookcases, Étagère
• Plant Stands
• Sofas, Loveseats, Sectionals
• Chests, Trunks Decorative Accessories
• Vintage Items
• Framed Artwork and Mirrors
• Lamps/ Clocks (you supply bulbs/batteries)
• Table Linens
• Planters, Vases & Pottery
• Collectibles, Crystal,
• Dishes, Glassware, Flatware
• Seasonal Items Watches (with batteries)
Please Note - Although we carefully inspect items before acceptance, defective items can be missed. We reserve the right to remove any defective item immediately and forward the items to donation.
Please do not be offended if we do not accept all of your items. Experience has shown what will and won't sell. We will not accept items housed in a smoking or pet environment. We retain the right to decline items for consignment based on current inventory levels, your asking price, condition or past experience.
No thank you (not accepted)
• Mattresses, Bedding/Bath Linens
• Sports or Camping Equipment
• Appliances - Large or Small
• Electronics, Cameras, Computers
• Unframed Artwork, Posters
• Exercise Equipment
• Paperback Books Souvenir Items
• Videos, Tapes, CDs, Records
• Building Materials, Hardware
• Power Tools
• Garage Sale Items
• Pet Supplies
• Personal or Medical Supplies
• Clothes & Shoes
About eight weeks before major holidays, we will start accepting decorations and holiday items. Seasonal items that do not sell need to be picked up within a week after the holiday. If not reclaimed they will be donated to charity.
As you choose items to consign, ask yourself, "Would I buy it in its current condition?" If not, take a minute to dust, polish, clean or vacuum your item. We may not accept items that are not adequately prepared for sale – and if we do, we may charge a handling fee to clean, polish, touch-up, repair, etc. Attention to details will make the difference in how well an item looks and sells. Remember the key to a profitable sale is quality control and presentation!
Smaller Items are accepted Monday – Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM. Remember all furniture needs prior approval via email.
For large or heavy items, we will be happy to arrange pickup or delivery for a fee.
Please stop by the store for an updated print out of your inventory. Or call us to check on your item's status.
We maintain consigner contracts for 90 days. This results in a constant turnover of quality goods, promoting high repeat shopper traffic.
Our staff will do the pricing, which is based on sales experience. Usually consigned furniture will sell between 25% and 50% of the original retail value and accessory pieces a little higher. We price items based upon the quality, condition, age and popularity of the item. By using information that you supply (age, original cost, history, last cleaning or reupholstering and your expectations) along with our knowledge, we strive to obtain the best return for your merchandise as possible.
Markdowns will follow a 15% reduction every 30 days. We reserve the right to accept reasonable offers at any time. Additional reductions may apply during holiday specials or quarterly sales.
We are partners with you on a 50/50 basis. We're here to work for you. We operate six days a week to sell your home furnishings. We display your consigned items in attractive, well-lit, eye-catching settings. We advertise the store location and hours using several media venues. We have a great website that allows thousands of interested buyers to preview what's in our showroom. We accept all Visa, Master Card & Discover credit cards. Our experienced staff will assist buyers with their decorating needs.
There are no hidden fees.
1. There is a one-time $10 account set-up fee that will be deducted from the first consignor check you receive.
2. Items picked up before the 90-day contract will be subject to a handling charge of $25 or 25% of selling price, whichever is greater.
Consignor's checks will be ready for pick-up at Nicole's on the 15th of each month for accounts totaling $20 or more from the previous month's sales. For consignors who live out of town, checks can be mailed on the 15th of each month for $2 to cover postage and handling.
Prior to 90 days it is your responsibility to inform us that you wish to pick up your unsold items. After 90 days all merchandise becomes store property and will then be donated to charity.
Nicole’s Consignment has general liability insurance and coverage for our business property. However, since we do not own the items you consign with us, you may wish to cover any items of exceptional value under your home-owners/renters insurance policy. We cannot be held responsible for any damage, breakage, and loss by fire, water, theft or other acts of nature.