Consignment sales go up during the pandemic

What buyers and sellers should know
Consignment furniture sales
Posted at 12:32 PM, Feb 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-06 17:06:23-05

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Since the start of the pandemic consignment sales are becoming more common and one local store is seeing more business come through its doors.

Consignment is happening more these days because of the pandemic, and stores like Home Style Galleries on Ina Road continue to get new furniture pieces from sellers who need some extra cash.

Owner Catherene Morton has been selling furniture at her store for over 25 years and says people are coming in to make sales and buys during these tough times.

Morton also says the key to consignment is recycling and selling good furniture at a good price.

“People lend us their furniture for us to sell on their behalf and after it’s sold, we send them a portion of the proceeds. We offer them a large showroom we arrange the furniture in vignettes. Our partners get 40% of what the item sells for,” Morton said.

From a clothing standpoint, online retailer ThredUp says that online, the fashion resale market has also grown by 69% since 2019.

If you’re looking to get rid of some stuff and get some extra cash in your pocket consignment might be the way to go.

“We are dependent on the community continuing to recycle their quality furniture. It’s pretty amazing also we do a mix of new and used and we are the largest selection of new furniture with consignment,” Morton said.

Home Style Galleries is located at 2950 W. Ina Road and 1010 S. Wilmot Road.