Sell your gently used baby and kids goods
getting the most out of your pre-loved stall
Hosting a stall at My Kids Market is a fun way to recycle gently used pre loved items your kids have outgrown for cash instead of adding them to landfill. Join our fun, family-friendly community atmosphere and make some extra cash by passing on items that your kids no longer use and are taking up space around the house or garage.
At the Market families can recycle a variety of gently used pre-loved baby and kids items including clothing, shoes, toys, books, prams, bikes, cots, highchairs as well as other nursery or maternity items and even unused gifts still in their original packaging.
Once kids have outgrown clothing, toys, books, shoes, prams, bikes, cots, highchairs and other nursery items, it makes perfect sense to pass these items onto other families who can get many more years of use out of them. It’s a great way to reuse and recycle kids goods!
Hosting a stall is easier and way more fun than listing items online, spending time messaging and there’s no time wasters! At MKM we provide the venue, the table, and the shoppers – so all you need to do – is turn up, set up & sell!
Past Stallholders have a successful day selling with us because they keep it simple; they do not overload their stall area: they ensure all items on display are in excellent pre loved condition and most importantly they price items low and sell more!
Click to expand MKM’s pre-loved stall information & more selling tips below.
Host A Stall At MKM
MKM Stallholder Hub
- Connect with us & other stallholders in the lead up to your market day
- Have access to easily accessible stallholder resources & information
- Engage and draw inspiration from fellow stallholders
- Search #sellipgtips in our MKM Stallholder Hub as we share new tips and photos every week!
- Click here to join or access the MKM Stallholder Hub
My Kids Market Community
- Show off your items in our MKM Community Facebook Group to get our shoppers excited about what they will discover at the market!
- Pre Loved Stallholders are invited to share photos to give shoppers a sneak peek of some of the items they will have for sale
- Think of it as a “Buy, Swap, Sell” without the selling
- Engage with shoppers to show off your MKM exclusive deals, prices & specials so shoppers can plan which stalls to head to first!
- Click here to join or access the MKM Community Facebook Group
How To Price Your Pre-Loved Items
Price to Sell as on Market Day as there are going to be stalls selling similar items to yours so it’s important to be realistic when pricing your pre loved goods and be flexible on the day as the aim is to sell items not take them home again.
Be realistic when deciding on prices for your second hand goods. It’s important to remember that the shoppers won’t have the same emotional attachment to your items as you so don’t price from your heart.
Stallholders have the most success when their prices are low as this will bring more shoppers to your stall which will then attract even more shoppers. We have years of experience and feedback, so we advise price low and sell lots!
When pricing items you may like to consider the brand, the quality of the item, when it was purchased and is the item still popular today.
Our shoppers prefer to see all items priced clearly so consider using small stickers on individual items or make signs for boxes and tubs with just the one price clearly visible
With clothing and books, you may choose to bundle them or make a sign that states shoppers can buy 5 or 10 items for $X. This is a great way to sell more items too!
Even with items clearly priced we still suggest being flexible on the day. Using this method of selling will not only make your more money, it will reduce the amount of goods you take home!
How To Display Your Pre-Loved Items
Our Shoppers always comment that stalls that have clear and colourful signs on display definitely stand out from the rest as it helps them find exactly what they’re looking for!
Use your table as the main selling point of your stall by placing items that will attract the shoppers’ attention and are of the greatest value.
Clothing racks are a popular way to sell clothing and shopper feedback has confirmed that the majority prefer buying clothing off a rack! It seems having items off the ground makes it easier for shoppers to browse.
Sort Your Pre Loved Clothing by Size, Gender and even Seasons so shoppers can easily spot what you have up for grabs. When shoppers are busily hunting for the best bargains being able to take a quick glance at each stall to find the right sizes makes shopping at MKM super easy.
You may choose to set price for all clothing or choose to price each item individually depending on the variety of clothing you have it’s up to you. If you’re crafty simple handmade size dividers for clothing racks are a great idea too!
Plastic tubs and boxes on the floor work well when you have an abundance of clothing to sell, the best way to display these are by gender and size. Once again ensure they are clearly labelled and keep the pricing simple. Please remember to place a sheet or towel under all tubs or boxes to protect the floor.
Large Items - How to Sell
Each market has a designated area where stallholders display their large nursery items, furniture and play equipment for sale all in one place!
It makes it easier for the shoppers when looking for a particular item as they will find everything in one place and it gives you more space at your stall for your clothing and smaller items.
What Items Can I Sell in the Large Item Area?
- Cots, portacots, prams, highchairs, car seats, rockers, bikes, outdoor toys, safety gates, change tables, bassinets, baby baths, furniture and more!
- It is important that only clean items in excellent pre loved condition are sold. All items must contain the correct screws, attachments, panels, fittings and harnesses that are required for the item to be fully functional.
- Stallholders can place 4 large items in the display area.
- You can change the price on your large item at any time by going to the Large Items Area and changing the price on the label.
- Please refer to the Product Safety link in the Stallholder Resources tab below for more information on the mandatory standards relating to some nursery items.
Check In Process
- Items are brought to the check in area between 7.30am – 8.30am to be labelled by the market staff, no items will be accepted after 8.30am.
- Each item must have its own Large Items label available for download in our Stallholder Resources tab below.
- Each label and receipt MUST be completed prior to bringing your items to the Check In area to include price, stall number and description.
- It is important that the description of the item is the same on both sections of the label. Please include the item brand, colour and any other distinguishing features. This helps us with matching up items once sold and is a good security measure.
How Do Shoppers Buy an Item on Display?
Shoppers will follow these 4 simple steps when buying from the Large Items Area:
STEP 1 > Locate the stall number on the label attached to the item.
STEP 2 > Leave the item on display and go to the stall, the market staff will assist shoppers with finding the stall.
STEP 3 > Negotiate a price and pay for the item, the stallholder will provide the official market receipt.
STEP 4 > The Shopper returns to the large items area with the receipt and will show the Market staff to collect or place a sold label on the item.
Please note that an item cannot be removed from the Large Items Area without showing the Market staff the original stamped receipt.
Your Stall Area
Approx stall size is 3m x 2.5m – one trestle table is provided and you will have space for clothes rack.
Attracting attention to your stall is key to a successful Market Day. The use of colourful and bright signage, a tablecloth and other decorations such as bunting is a great way to attract attention and it makes your stall area inviting.
Avoid piling too many clothes on the table as this can appear uninviting.
Don’t overload your stall. You may wish to display some items on the floor however be sure to leave enough space for multiple shoppers to browse as you don’t want your stall area to look overcrowded.
During the set up we suggest stepping on the other side to see what the shoppers are going to see.
Remember you have space under your table to store additional items, once you start selling you will make plenty of room for these items.
Plan your stall as being organised before the day will help you achieve the best possible outcome on the day.
It goes without saying that items that sell best are in excellent pre-loved condition.
Laundering pre loved clothing and blankets before market day will help freshen them up especially if items have been stored for a period of time. It will also give your stall a fresh clean look and a refreshing smell too as the shoppers walk by!
Bring plenty of reusable bags to offer to shoppers when they buy from your stall.
Don’t try to sell all of your baby & kids items in one go, sort out your goods and bring only those that suit the current season and the next.
Would you buy it? Yes; then bring it along to sell. No; find another home for it.
We often get requests from shoppers wanting to buy items for older kids. Ages up to 10-12 are often sought after and many families have older siblings too, so please bring such items along with your baby goods.
Interact with the shoppers, ask them what sizes they’re after, rather than just sitting at your stall waiting for a sale; be proactive.
Put a smile on your face so the shoppers feel welcome at your stall.
All items for sale should be clean, not worn and in full working order.
Ensure all clothing is free from stains and pills.
Toys should be in full working order with no broken parts.
Games and puzzles must contain all the correct pieces.
Large nursery items cannot be sold if they have any traces of mould.
All items must be fitted with required safety features and comply with the Australian Standards if applicable.
We are not a garage sale; our market is constantly praised for the high standard of goods sold. Please help us maintain this reputation. You will be asked to remove goods from your stall that are unsuitable and don’t meet our standards.
The above suggestions should help you gain the most of your experience as a stall-holder. It is your job to sell your goods and you will not be reimbursed for lack of sales.
Payment Types / Taking Payment
We suggest you bring at least a $100 cash float made up of gold coins and small notes as most shoppers arrive at the market with $50 notes and very little change.
While cash will always be the main currency at MKM offering a contactless payment option at your stall may help increase your sales especially if shoppers are running low in cash as finding stalls with contactless payment options will allow them to keep shopping!
The most commonly used Contactless Payment Options are Square, Paypal and Direct Debit , however there are many other options available so best to check them out to find one that works for you.
Remember to create a simple sign to show the payments types being accepted at your stall!
We are often asked to assist with pricing of items; unfortunately, we cannot recommend prices due to the variety and volume of goods being sold.
Pre-Loved Sellers Market Locations & Fees - includes a trestle table and market insurance
- Sutherland $60
- Kellyville $65
- Stanhope Gardens $65
- Penrith $60
- Five Dock $65
- Liverpool $60
- Hornsby $65
- Northern Beaches $65
- Central Coast $60
- Newcastle $65
- Picton $65
- Ryde $65
- Port Macquarie $65