“I have been to other consignment sales in the Central Florida area and Cradle to College is by far my favorite! Their venue was well lit, extremely organized, clothing displayed in an orderly fashion and you could navigate through the racks with a stroller with ease. I have not missed this sale yet and have the dates marked down for next years sale already. Not only do I shop the sale I also consign and am super excited about the money earned from this years sale. A great event NOT to be missed!” – Nikki C., 7 year shopper and consignor
Seven Simple Steps to 65%
Register as a Consignor
– Including Pay Consignor Fee, then return to CTC website to complete process
SEASON DATABASE SYSTEM will CUT OFF at 7:00 AM the Saturday before Drop Off begins (for each location). You can still print after this time but you will not be able to add more items, delete or edit items already entered.
CONSIGNOR REGISTRATION FEE: There is a one-time, per season, consignor registration fee of $12 required to be paid during the registration process (via PayPal). If you do not have PayPal please email us and indicate for which sale you want to register. NOTE: When you pay the fee you will be directed BACK to the CTC website or see a button to return to the CTC website to finish your registration process. Upon completion you will get a confirmation email immediately. If you DO NOT receive IMMEDIATE email confirmation please email your name and contact info (including mailing address, phone 1/2, how you heard of CTC, and preferred password) with PayPal receipt and we will fix your registration.
TRANSFER UNSOLD ITEMS: Do both cities and allow CTC to transport your unsold items from Leesburg to Orlando for you. This LIMITED SERVICE is only open to the first 10 consignors to reserve their space with a fee of $21, which a portion of will be donated to South Lake Community Ministries, Home of Buses ‘n Backpacks. (This option is NOT available to “power seller” consignors.)
Choose activity to register for upcoming sale
Choose drop-off appointment
Choose Volunteer shift
It takes over 3,000 man-hours to pull off Cradle to College events! We could never do what we do, or pay the Consignor 65% earnings, without our awesome Crew of Volunteers! As a Consigning Volunteer you SHOP FIRST, and you can earn extra consignor earnings… 8 hours = 70% and 12 hours = 75%! Learn more, click here!
Choose and Prepare Items
– What we accept and what we don’t, click here
Use Hold Tags and Security Tags (see below)
Items not prepared properly may be rejected by our Merchandising Management Team.
HOLD TAGS: Every item you deem too large or heavy to “carry” through the store must have a HOLD TAG adhered to it. To access the file please CLICK HOLD TAG. This tag is to be printed on WHITE CARD STOCK, and Consignor must fill out the top portion and adhere the ITEM TAG to the bottom where indicated. HOLD TAG must be securely attached to item. (Note – Strollers DO NOT require this type of a tag)
SECURITY TAGS: Every stroller and diaper bag, and purse valued at $20 or more, must have a SECURITY TAG attached. To access the file please CLICK SECURITY TAG. This tag is to be printed on WHITE CARD STOCK. HOLD TAG must be securely attached to item.
Enter Inventory and Price Items
Thanks to our friends at ConsignmentMommies.com for the “Ultimate Pricing Guide”
– How to tag, click here
Drop Off Guidelines, click here
Items not prepared according to our Drop Off Guidelines may be rejected by our Merchandising Management Team.
Pick-Up unsold merchandise and your check
– How to Pick Up, click here
Print Tax Receipt, if you donated unsold items, click here (COMING SOON)
What consignors are saying:
“Thank you for hosting this event and making it possible for me and other moms to make some extra income. I hope that the profits from my items will help fund some fun! I also have to admit that the opportunity to buy some items for my two boys at great deals is very appealing, so I hope to also find a few treasures while I am at the event.” – Samantha K.
“As a busy full time working mom, I rarely have time to sort through, sell or donate my son’s outgrown clothing, baby toys etc. The Cradle to College Sale came at just the right time for me…and was so simple to just type in the items to your website and print up tags. I feel good that I was able to give back to the community with my donated maternity clothes. We are all in this together and as a community we can provide each other the means to get from Cradle to College for our children and their families!” – Charlotte H.