Just Between Friends, North America’s leading maternity consignment sales franchise, returns to the campus of Thunderbird
Just Between Friends started in CEO Shannon Wilburn’s living room in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1997. Since then, the brand has grown to over 140 consignment sale franchise locations across North America. School of International Management in Glendale, Arizona on February 27 and 28. 2015 marks the fifth year of “JBF” sales events in the northwest valley, where families gather to buy and sell their gently used items and stretch their budgets to get the best for their growing families. “We have found a great event venue at Thunderbird, which offers ample space and great parking, allowing us to keep growing to serve the Glendale and Peoria communities. We hope to host more families selling and shopping than ever before at the 2015 events,” says Janell Perkins, sale coordinator of the consignment sale franchise in Glendale. Just Between Friends consignment sales franchise hosts 2-3 events per year in the northwest valley. Families can participate as consignors by selling their own items and keeping 65-70% of the sales price and/or as shoppers on the public sale days. More details are available at jbfsale.com; look for Arizona/Phoenix NW for details specific to the Glendale event. Just Between Friends community children’s consignment sales events are set up like a children’s store, with everything you might need to raise a child, from preemie to children’s size 18/20. Just Between Friends is a the largest consignment sale franchise in the nation, hosting over 140 events a year in North America. Moms can expect to find thousands of new and gently-used, season-appropriate clothing and shoes, toys, books, games, DVDs, outdoor play equipment, baby gear, nursery décor, crafting supplies, nice household furniture and much more from Little Tikes, Step 2, Disney, Children’s Place, Gap, Old Navy, Fisher Price and too many other brands to mention. Just Between Friends inspects all clothing and shoes that come into an event and there are a variety of brands and levels of quality that moms can expect to find at each sale. Many families participate in JBF consignment sales events exclusively as consignors, allowing them to recoup a fair amount on the investment they’ve made in their children with minimal effort. JBF provides an easy, online tagging system to price and prepare your items prior to drop off. “Our Inspection process is strict because we want to offer only the best items to area parents and grandparents,” Janell. “You may find a few items from variety stores that are adorable and perfect for play clothes, but they will be in excellent condition and priced to sell or they will be returned to the consignor. This also benefits our consignors, as we can keep shoppers returning and telling their friends to come and shop!” Just Between Friends was built on a win-win-win foundation. Shoppers win because they have thousands of amazing bargains and brands to select from. Sellers win because they can make more on their sold items than at any other venue. Volunteers win because they get to shop first and help run the sale and keep costs down for everyone. Local charities, like Weldon House, win because of the generous donations of JBF consignors. Our community wins because so much merchandise is recycled in-town, giving products longer, useful life-spans. More of the family budget is going back to our families so it can stay within our community and be used to pay rent, to buy groceries or take the family on vacation.
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Just Between Friends is the leading consignment sale franchise in the nation with more than 140 events in the US and Canada – each run by local families. Shannon co-founded it in 1997 in her living room in Tulsa, Okla. In 2014, our system-wide sales topped 26 million dollars and helped more than 600,000 families. In this age of thrift, discount and bargain shopping are no longer stigmatized. As a result of the Great Recession and online shopping, consumers are savvier than ever before — and they expect every dollar to go further. For in-depth details about the Just Between Friends franchise opportunity, download our free franchise report. You can also learn more by visiting our research pages.