We sell rugs on consignment. That’s what we state on our website, in our newsletters, in our office, and on a huge banner above our garage door.
What started out as simply a means for moving out area rugs that had never been retrieved by their owners has turned into a win-win proposition for our customers and their friends, as well as for ABC.
In April of 2013, we made the decision to have a sale of all of our ‘orphaned rugs.’ We spent several weeks making a final effort to contact their owners. We then priced all the rugs reasonably (to recover cleaning fees), and sent emails to our customers to let them know we were having a rug sale.
The response was incredible. The sale started at 10am, and by 9am there was a line at the door all the way out into the driveway! By Noon, all the rugs had been purchased.
Shortly after our big sale, continuing feedback from our customers proved that finding good, clean area rugs at reasonable prices could fill an important need for customers in our community. Many began asking it we were going to have another sale, especially customers who had missed the sale because they had not yet given us their email addresses.
Unfortunately, we had sold all those orphaned rugs and we had also changed our procedures for contacting customers who don’t pick up their rugs in a timely manner. Fortunately, our staff saw an opportunity to help our customers in the future by providing a safe place for them to buy and sell rugs at a reasonable price, while also giving us the opportunity to clean and/or repair those rugs as per the seller or buyer. We put the word out to our community about our ability to sell rugs on consignment and a new arm of our business started growing.
Today, customers bring rugs to us to sell on consignment. They consider it a big advantage because it allows them to put their unwanted rugs up for sale, have them displayed and promoted, and not have to encourage strangers to come to their home.
If you are considering selling a rug or rugs on consignment, here is how it works:
Our consignment fee ensures labor for hanging and staging a rug, maintaining insurance and moth protection, promoting the rug to walk-in customers, maintaining the consignment rug page on our website, and posting to Facebook.
If you are looking for a rug to purchase, here is how it works:
Selling rugs on consignment has been a huge success and truly a win-win solution for all! There is only one catch…We need to constantly replenish our rug supply!
Are you or do you know someone who is downsizing, changing home décor, looking for good quality area rugs at a reasonable price for a home or office, etc. Check out our website and Facebook page for our rugs on consignment, come into our office or call our office at 607-272-1566 if you have any questions.
NOTE: Your rug may be eligible for a 30% discount on cleaning. Check with the office at 607-272-1566.