How to Consign


Getting Started

Are you downsizing, relocating or redecorating?  Do you have wonderful things in your home that you no longer utilize or that fit into your home’s current design scheme?  Trading Places is the perfect place to showcase your items for others to purchase and enjoy.

We will stage, advertise and market your items in our exciting showroom in order to give maximum visibility to a large number of buyers and ensure a quick and profitable sale of your goods.

All furniture sold at Trading Places requires pre-approval and scheduled delivery appointments.   Home Décor does not require pre-approval but does require a scheduled appointment window during consignment hours.   Please submit a Consignment Appointment Request to secure an appointment window.  Once confirmed, check in at the Consignment Desk on the day of your appointment to create an inventory list and pull around to our back door to unload.  Fill out the Consignment Inventory List to expedite the processing time.

 

Monday – Friday:  10:00am – 5:00pm

  • After 5:00pm by appointment only

Saturday/Sunday:  By appointment

 

Are you ready to get started?

 

1. Submit a Request:

 

Online – Fill out our online Consignment Request Form and describe the items that you would like to sell.  Please include an accurate description along with notes on the condition of each item.  Attach at least one photograph per item listed, multiple views preferred.

Email – Requests emailed to consign@tradingplacesoh.com will also be accepted.  If necessary, you may bring photos into the store on a digital camera or as hard copies.  Please call in advance to ensure that the proper personnel are available to review the request.

In-Home – A site visit may be appropriate and will be assessed using the following criteria.

  • Pre-disclosure of condition, style and age of the furniture
  • Large consignments, greater than 12 pieces of furniture or 3 full rooms.

Subject to Owner discretion and approval; not guaranteed.

 

2. Evaluation

Please allow up to 5 days for us to review and respond to your consignment request.  If your request is urgent, feel free to contact our store at (614)717-9221 to expedite your request.

We will review your request and photos to determine if we have a demand for those items from our customer base, in addition to when floor space will be available to accommodate your furniture.  You will receive a response from us with an approval, request for additional information and/or communication regarding scheduling an appointment.

Please note that our customer’s buying patterns dictate what we bring into the store on consignment.  We will always do our best to recommend an alternative selling solution should your furniture not be a good fit for our store.  There is a market for everything, just need to get it into the right place!

 
3. Approval and Scheduling
Once your furniture is approved for consignment, we will provide you with a scheduled delivery date or delivery window.  It is important to stick to this time frame as we are committing floor space specifically for your furniture.  In the event that you are not able to commit to the delivery parameters, please let us know right away so that we can reschedule or adjust accordingly.

Note that all furniture must have a preset appointment before being delivered to our store.  If furniture is delivered without an appointment or pre-approval, it is subject to space availability and inspection.

New consignors are required to complete a Consignment Agreement prior to bringing items into the store.  If you have an existing account with us, please fill out a Consignment Inventory List for home decor items that you are bringing to our store.

 

You approved my furniture, how do I get it to your store?

We highly recommend that you use a professional mover to safely deliver your furniture and set up your items on our sales floor.

However, if you prefer to bring in the items yourself, the set up, assembly and placement of the furniture on the sales floor is your responsibility as the consignor.

Due to insurance restrictions, we are unable to assist in unloading items from the car or moving them into the store.  We always recommend bringing adequate help!

We are happy to help you make arrangements for pickup and delivery by a professional, bonded and insured moving company.

 

Need more information about the consignment process?

Go to the Frequently Asked Questions for more details.