Westside Furniture utilizes two beautiful upscale showrooms to display and sell current and timeless home furnishings and decor ~ all with your convenience in mind. Our inventory comes from beautiful homes throughout the Washtenaw, Oakland and Jackson County areas, store overstocks and manufacturer returns. WE ARE NOT A THRIFT STORE. We maintain consignor agreements for 90 days resulting in a constant flow and turnover of quality goods promoting high, repeat shopper traffic.
HOW DO I FIND OUT IF MY FURNITURE AND HOME DECOR ITEMS WILL SELL IN YOUR STORE?
We require you to take good, clear, bright photos of your clean, dust free items for pre-approval and submit them to our email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address and phone number as well as the brand name and original purchase price if possible. From the photos, we will determine if the items would be a good fit for the store and set up a day and time for the items to be picked up or dropped off. Items MUST be in showroom ready condition or we will not be able to consign them or you will be charged a cleaning fee.
HOW ARE MY ITEMS PRICED?
The staff at Westside Furniture is very skilled at pricing furniture so that it will sell. It is in our best interest to price your items at a high enough price so we both make money, but reasonably so your items sell quickly and are not marked down. Westside Furniture will make it as easy and convenient as possible. We price items after we have had an opportunity to inspect and research them. At that time, we will determine a price with consideration given to the original cost, age, demand, overall condition, brand name and any other information you can provide. Westside Furniture does not negotiate prices. We have an established markdown schedule that provides automatic markdowns based upon the length of time an item has been in the store. Items are marked down 10% a month. Our markdown dates and prices are clearly written on our tags.
WHEN DO ITEMS GET MARKED DOWN?*
We mark down most furniture every 4 weeks (we do not negotiate prices). Our markdown schedule is as follows:
Day 30: 10% Markdown ~ An item with an initial price of $100 becomes $90.
Day 60: 10% Markdown ~ An item with an initial price of $100 becomes $80.
Last Month: 10% Markdown ~ An item with an initial price of $100 becomes $70.
*Certain furniture and artwork is not subject to this markdown schedule. Higher end items at times are priced with a no low meaning they will not go down or will stop at a certain price.
HOW DO YOU ADVERTISE?
In addition to our beautiful brick and mortar showrooms where we will stage your items as if they were in your own home, we advertise on our website at www.wfce.net, Facebook Marketplace, and Craigslist.
HOW AM I PAID?
We are partners with you on a 50/50 basis on items that sell for over $100 and on a 60/40 basis items sold for you under $100 (40% to you). Settlements to consignors will be mailed out shortly after the 20th of the month for all sold items 60 days after the month that merchandise sells.
WHAT HAPPENS IF MY ITEMS DON’T SELL OR MY CONSIGNMENT PERIOD IS OVER?
Most items do sell within the first 60 days, however, extensions on high value items (over $500) will be extended upon request and at the discretion of Westside Furniture an additional 30 days, and will be subject to further reduction and the consignor’s percentage will drop to 40%. If at the end of your consignment period, you have a large item that you would like us to donate, there will be a $50 fee to find an appropriate place to take it to. Charities are getting more specific about what they will take and it can be a process for us to take care of this for you. If you do not arrange for this, your item(s) will become the property of Westside Furniture and sold at our discretion. Westside Furniture will hold onto your furniture for 10 days after your consignment period ends. If you wish to retrieve any unsold furniture, you must do so within the 10 days of the expiration of your consignment period, if you fail to retrieve your items within the 10 day grace period, the items will become the property of Westside Furniture. If you would need larger items delivered back to you, there will be a fee involved.
HOW WILL I KNOW WHEN MY ITEMS HAVE SOLD?
Due to the high volume of consignors we partner with, we do not notify consignors when items expire. It is up to you to monitor your account by calling the store or emailing (preferred) us to see if your items have sold. We strongly recommend you mark your calendar for when your consignment period is nearing the end.
I DON’T HAVE A TRUCK, HOW DO I GET MY FURNITURE TO YOUR SHOP?
You can drop them off with approval and timely notice so we have room for them or Westside Furniture offers very reasonable pickup and delivery services. We pickup furniture 5 days per week (M-F). Pricing on pick ups and deliveries is subject to distance and the amount of items we are picking up or delivering. This will be discussed with you upon the information you provide to us.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO PICK UP MY PURCHASED ITEMS?
Westside Furniture does not have the capacity to store your purchased items for a long period of time. All items MUST be picked up within 5 days. Failure to pick up your purchase within the 5 days will result in a $10/day storage fee.