National Consignment Day breaks into people’s lives every first Monday in October! Many are looking forward to it to get rid of unnecessary things, earn money or buy something interesting for only half the price! Take a look in your closet – we bet you have a bunch of stuff you don’t wear anymore. So why not join the celebration and follow its ideas?
National Day was founded by The RealReal, an online luxury retailer. The company was sure that the consignment would be a good option to sell their unnecessary items and buy the right ones. They were not mistaken – people supported the idea of the holiday with pleasure!
And now in more detail. The consignment store is similar to the consignment store, the only difference is that the second type existed as a non-profit organization. But before all this, there were so-called carts – people just collected things and sold them. Newspapers frightened the population that it was simply dangerous to buy goods here, and this was considered something shameful.
At the end of the 19th century, religious communities also joined the resales – this is how they collected for their needs. By the 1950s, the number of consignment stores in America had exploded. This was facilitated by the high demand for supported, but high-quality goods.
It is curious that:
- not all goods find their new owners. If the product is not sold within a certain period, then it is simply given back to the owner;
- usually the commission can be from 20 to 30% of the sale amount;
- anything can be sold on a consignment: clothes, toys, sporting goods, jewelry, books, furniture… It depends on the specific organization;
- in many countries the word “consignment” is not used.
How to celebrate
The best way to celebrate is to take your things to the nearest store. Do not forget to clean them thoroughly, dirty or unkempt products are most likely not to be accepted. Tell your friends about this day – it will definitely be more fun together! Read about the circular economy, draw your own conclusions and share your thoughts on social networks.
When is National Consignment Day celebrated in 2022?
National Consignment Day is observed on the first Monday in October each year.