It’s no secret that the main reason customers visit Children’s Orchard stores is because of the exceptional product within. Whether buying or selling their kids’ gently used clothing, shoes, toys and baby equipment, families know that Children’s Orchard focuses on quality.
Our inventory comes from our customers, families that have children’s items that they no longer need. They bring it to Children’s Orchard and our certified buyers evaluate each item, making sure that it fits the following criteria:
- Great condition
- Items that are current within the past few years
- Children’s sizes
- Current styles
- Free of wear, tears and stains
- Freshly laundered
- Has brand and size labels
- Contained in a basket or bag
- For toys, all parts are included
Customers are presented with an offer of cash on-the-spot or a percentage more in store credit for the items the store wishes to purchase. Our point-of-sale software features a sophisticated buy matrix, which helps buyers make offers that are consistent and fit the margins of the successful Children’s Orchard business model.
Just like they love making money by selling items to Children’s Orchard, customers love saving money by shopping at Children’s Orchard, too. That’s what resale is all about! Stores price their high-quality, name-brand merchandise at approximately 70% less than the original retail price. That great value and seeing new items on the floor every day keeps shoppers coming back. So the more product our stores buy, the more they sell!
But is it difficult to obtain inventory? This is one of the most frequently asked questions by potential franchisees. Watch this quick video to get the answer: