KZoo Drop Off – Two Weeks!

jbf_ilovejbf_180x180_webadWe are just two weeks out from Kalamazoo’s drop off! We’re excited to see everyone again and look forward to making this a great sale!

If you’re selling in Kalamazoo – have you checked over the details of the drop off and sale times?

Now would be a good time to get familiar with where, when and what you need to bring when drop off starts. Go to the Kalamazoo Sale Page by clicking here. Got questions, don’t hesitate to ask us here, or on Facebook!

It’s almost time!!

Getting in the Zone

Are you getting into the Zone?

Well, maybe for purging and tagging – but how about for packing?

Pack smart – pack in ways that allow you to maximize your efficiency at drop off. How so? Check out this floor plan:

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Each zone is marked with a star – and at each star, you’ll be dropping off your items into general categories like TOYS/Infant or TOYS/Toddler….from there, we’ll take the Infant Toys and start a sub-sort like rattles, educational, musical, etc. We’ll organize the tables as we go – so it’s nice and pretty for opening day.

What does this mean for you? If you pack smart – and you’re ready to find your zones, you’ll zoom right through and be out in no time!

See you soon!!

Drop Off is Coming!

DROP OFF TIME
Sunday, September 11th: 5pm – 8pm
Monday, September 12th: 10am-4pm – please arrive by 3pm to be completed by 4pm.

 Location:
The DeltaPlex
2500 Turner Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49544

Once you arrive, please allow approximately 1 hour from unloading to placing items on the floor. Please make sure that you go to the marked doors for all drop-off.

Prior to Drop-off:
1. Make sure that all items are clean, tagged (with barcoded tag) and on hangers. We do not provide or give back hangers. ALL TAGS MUST BE DONE ONLINE thru your profile at http://www.grandrapids.jbfsale.com. Please make sure that they are the correct size and on white cardstock.
2. Have all clothing in size/gender order.
3. All toys must have batteries and all electronics must work!
During Drop-Off:
1. Park in the FRONT of the building in a parking space. YOU CAN NOT BE PARKED IN THE FIRE LANE!
2. LEAVE YOUR ITEMS IN YOUR CAR. Bring in a scannable tag for us to scan/check you in at the CHECK-IN table and sign the waiver stating that JBF is not responsible for loss, theft, or damage to your items.  You will also receive your Volunteer & Consignor pre-sale early shopping passes.
3. Bring your items in the arena and check in at the drop off area for placement of items instructions. We will have rolling racks to use for unloading your items inside the facility.
4. It is important the items are placed in the correct places.
5. Please make sure to take any and all containers and boxes used to bring items to the sale.
6. You’re done!  Watch your items sell online!

 Helpful Hints:
– Still looking to volunteer so you get to shop first as a volunteer and earn 10% more on your sold items?  We still need help and we can’t do this without you.  Plus it’s a lot of fun!

– Please remember – check your items for any recalls at www.cpsc.gov

Drop Off – What to Expect

Many of our first time consignors want to know what to expect at drop off. In short, it’s frenzied and fantastic fun.

Here’s a few things to keep in mind:

  • You’ll arrive at the location, armed with one, small, convenient item that has your tag on it. You’ll walk into the welcome area and meet Melanie Salamone – she’s one of the owners. She will check you in and get you on your way.
  • You’ll then take your paperwork and walk over to the unloading area. You’ll see lots of cars parked nice and close. We hope to allow easy access and a ramp for flatbed cards to help you out. Walk into the unloading area with your paperwork and meet the volunteer who is handling the Drop Off Desk.
  • You’ll get the lay of the land – you will see that there are marked off areas (usually designated with a number) and one of these areas will be assigned to you. You’ll be able to unload the entirety of your car/van into this spot.
  • Once you are given your area and have unloaded your vehicle, you’ll begin to hang up your clothes on portable racks. A team of volunteers work the Drop Off area – and one or more will be assigned to you. They will do a quick inspection looking for stains and tears. As they are doing this – often there is a lull in time for you. This is a great time to put some of your toys/books/mommy items out on the floor in their designated locations. The volunteers will finish up and you’ll be set to wheel the rack out on to the floor.
  • This is where your organization at home will really pay off! If your clothes are already organized by size, hang them up that way. Then, when you walk to “Girls 2T” you can just grab your items, drop them off and move on. No sorting, no waiting, less work!
  • Once you’ve gotten all your items on the floor – and often, we’ll have volunteers able to help when they can – you’re free to leave.

Organization is key to a successful Drop Off. Wear comfortable shoes and plan on about an hour. We look forward to seeing you!