How the shop works
We take your quality items and display them in the shop to sell on your behalf. For all your items of clothes and books sold, you will receive 40% of the final selling price, which will be set by Apple Tree.
For equipment we will discuss what you would like to receive and Apple Tree will endeavour to realise that for you. Typically, the seller receives the majority of the sold price in these cases.
We will take up to 20 items of clothing per drop and reserve the right to hand back any items that we feel will not sell. The emphasis is always on quality. We accept quality maternity and baby clothes in excellent condition and freshly laundered. Please bring your clothes in ironed and ideally on hangers (which we will return to you) so they can be put on display within days. If clothes require further ironing it may be several weeks before they can be displayed for sale. Apple Tree retains the right to send to charity any items that are found, after acceptance for sale, to be marked/stained.
All baby equipment and accessories must be exceptionally clean and fit for purpose as specified by the manufactures, with all working parts. Batteries must be supplied if required. Books must be clean with no tears or marks. For larger items it is best to ring the shop first to discuss what you would like to bring in as and we can advise you as to the situation. Equipment will be placed in the shop for a period of 3 months after which larger items must be collected. Smaller items will be sent to charity.
For clothing, to ensure the best price and turn over, we operate a seasonal system- so any clothes you bring in must be for that season. Our Spring/Summer clothing season runs from March to July and Autumn/Winter is from September to January. But please be aware that we can only take clothing during our windows of opportunity which are always advertised on the front page of our website. This is to allow us to monitor the number of clothes we receive as space is limited. If you are unsure just give us a call before bringing clothes in. We can accept toys, books and equipment at any time.
At the end of each season all clothing will be entered into our half price end-of-season sale for two weeks and then any unsold items not collected will be sent to charity.
All commission is paid in cash – please feel free to pop into the shop at any time to see how you are doing and collect any commission owed to you.
All items are left entirely at the owner’s risk and Apple Tree cannot be held responsible for any items lost or damaged.
Next clothing intake: Our next clothing intake is from Tuesday 4th September for autumn/winter clothing. Due to the large response we have received, we have decided to start an appointment system which will enable us to extend the clothing intake period and give sellers more flexibility. There will be no need to queue and wait and your clothing will go out onto the rails for sale much quicker.
To book a slot for bringing in your autumn/winter clothes please call or email and we will help you find an appointment time and day which is convenient to you.
We can take toys, books and equipment at any time.