Join our team!!
Our consignment events are successful and fun thanks to our team members who assist in keeping the events running smoothly. We couldn’t do it without our team of men and women! We want our consignors and customers to enjoy this experience and appreciate team members with smiling faces who are cheerful & friendly.
Children are not permitted to accompany you during your shift(s). The sale will be very busy & crowded. They will have more fun home with neighbors or family members. Please arrange a sitter or perhaps take turns babysitting with other parent’s you know who are participating in our events.
We have numerous time slots for various duties based on areas requiring attention at that time. Here's a general description of what to expect.
Sales floor setup: setup & assemble racks, tables, signs, shelving, etc. Light lifting up to 50lbs required. If you are pregnant or have lifting restrictions, please do not sign up for this shift. This is a perfect shift for husbands to work so you can shop early!
Consignor check-in: assist consignors bringing items into the building; work with "lead checkers" to count items, inspect for damaged items and stains; verify items requiring batteries are in working condition; once inspection is complete, organize items by similarity and place on salesfloor in their proper place.
Salesclerks: during public sale hours, assist in keeping sales floor neatly organized, isles clear and items in their proper place. Assist shoppers in locating items, sizes, provide shopping bags to them or any assistance needed.
Checkout: assist cashiers by bagging items, return items to the salesfloor, match tags and items if separated, help shoppers take items to their cars.
Sale breakdown: break down and dismantle racks, shelving, signs, etc. Load these items onto our trucks. Light lifting up to 50lbs required. If you are pregnant or have lifting restrictions, please do not sign up for this shift.
End of sale passback: assist consignors in locating their unsold items on the salesfloor, put those items in a pile on table so that a "lead checker" can count the items and verify that conignor has only grabbed their own items and hasn't accidentally grabbed another consignor number. Once checked and consignor has signed off paperwork, assist consignors in taking the unsold items to their cars.
We hope you take advantage of the Team benefits:
- Shop before everyone else for the best selection and great prices!! The more shifts you fulfill, the earlier you shop the "Team" pre-sale.
- ONLY TEAM MEMBERS (no guest or children) may shop during the Team pre-sale. Team members assist at the sale so that they can get the very first shopping time before everyone else therefore we have a strict "no guest/no children" policy during Team members only shopping time.
- Consignors who assist as Team members can earn 5% more of their sales by fulfilling one 4 hour shift. Fulfill two shifts (8 hours) and earn 10% more. Send your husband to fulfill one shift…we could use the extra muscle during set-up and break-down...and the extra eyes for security during public sale times. Due to rising costs, we are no longer able to discount team member consignor fees.
Pre-sale schedule (pass required for EACH person(aged 0-99, YES kids count!)
no guests or children during team member shopping--ONLY team members
Team leaders & Managers (Thurs) 1 - 4pm (Sat) 8 - 11am Team members--two shifts (Thurs) 1:30 - 4pm (Sat) 8:30 - 11am Team members--one shift (Thurs) 2 - 4pm (Sat) 9 - 11am Consignors-guests or children with passes only (Thurs) 2:30 - 4pm (Sat) 9:30 - 11am Avertising sponsors -guests or children with passes only (Thurs) 1:30 - 4pm (Sat) 8:30 - 11am Military ID shoppers (Thurs) 3 - 4pm (Sat) 10 - 11am (military ID is your pass; no guests without their own military ID) All other pass holders (Thurs) 3 - 4pm (Sat) 10 - 11am
Cancellations & No Shows: Please consider this commitment carefully and make sure you are available before you sign up to join our team. Because we rely heavily on our team members and their assistance in maintaining a high quality sales event, we hope you understand our need for such policies. All team members must be on time and fulfill their entire shift to receive their team member benefits as well as insure proper & constant floor coverage for customers.
If you are unable to fulfill your team member commitment, please notify us immediately by calling Vicki at 410-603-3925. We will ask that you select another shift or find a replacement. It is your responsibility to find a replacement ( we will also try to help). If you are unable to find a replacement and are a no show, your consignor sales percentage will be lowered to 50% (only lowered IF you do not notify us to reschedule). In addition, you will not be permitted to sign up as a team member at future sale events or participate in future Team pre-sales.
Short on time but want to shop the pre-sale? If assisting during sale hours doesn't fit in your schedule there are other things that need to be done “behind the scenes.”
You MUST email us at email@example.com to sign up for these opportunities. We only have a few of these passes available.
Media Coverage: if you have contacts in the media (TV, Radio or Newspaper) and can pull some strings to cover our event for free, you will earn a HUGE thank you from us and two passes for the two shift Team pre-sale. Please email us with your contact info and more details on what is involved.
Yard signs: do you live or travel near a busy road or intersection, school or daycare, or other family friendly business? We need assistance posting and keeping track of 2 yard signs. Please ask before you post a sign in yards or places of business. We don't want to violate any county codes and need our signs back. Post the signs before the sale then pull them after the sale and return them to us on the last day of sale during consignor unsold item pickup from 3- 4:30 pm at the sale location. In exchange you will receive one pass for the one shift Team pre-sale. We have a master list of places to post the signs and are always open to suggestions. This committment and pass requires the signs to be returned to us.
Flyer distribution: assist in distributing flyers to area businesses, schools and daycare facilities. We have a master list of places to distribute and will give you the flyers and places to distribute....just need you to come pick them up and deliver! In exchange you will receive one Team pre-sale pass for the one shift Team pre-sale.
Snacks and drinks: drop off either a case of water bottles or a case of sodas, or pre-packaged HEALTHY, snacks such as pretzels, Sunchips, animal crackers, etc. In exchange you will receive one pre-sale pass for the one shift Team pre-sale. MUST CONTACT VICKI 410-603-3925 or firstname.lastname@example.org TO SIGN UP FOR THIS SHIFT, DO NOT JUST SHOW UP WITH ITEMS.
Forever Stamps: mail us 1 booklet of Forever stamps and you will receive one pre-sale pass for the one shift Team pre-sale. **We get a lot of stamp volunteers--You MUST email BEFORE mailing to make sure stamps are needed or no pass issued.
Mail to: Coastal Consignments Inc, PO Box 812 Willards, MD 21874