About us

First Time Consignor

Thank you for thinking of Puddle Jumpers! 


Your first appointment is an actual appointment, you'll need to call us (319.373.5525) to see what times/days we have available.  The appointment usually takes 20-30 minutes & we ask that you bring in 20-30 of your BEST items of the season we are accepting. 

No stains, rips, tears & items MUST  be newer fashion, 4 years old max.  

Please see "Items We Accept & When" section. 

Due to time restraints we don't allow toys at the first appointment, sorry! 


While we go through your items you are able to look around the store. 

During this appointment we also go over how future appointments work, have you sign the consignors contract & let you know why we didn't accept certain items. 


Once an item sales you receive 40% of the sale price. 

The owner of Puddle Jumpers prices the items & Puddle Jumpers reserves the right to mark down & run sales any time they wish. 


FAQ - 

Do we buy items outright? NO! Once an item sales you get a portion of the sales price

How are items priced?  Typically a third to half off retail

What is the percentage that I receive?  The consignor gets 40% of the sales price

What do I use to bring in my 20-30 items?  A tote, box or shopping bag is fine. 


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How the Process Works


  • Totes: We allow (2) 20 gallon totes per appointment, if the totes are any bigger we will NOT accept your items at drop off. You'll have to reschedule your appointment & bring them back in 20 gallon totes.  After we review your items, we'll give you a call. You'll have ONE WEEK  to pick your totes, after that the totes & items in them will be donated. We get roughly 50-75 totes A WEEK and we just don't have the room to store them. 
  • Mark downs: Item are usually on the sales floor to 1-2 months before they are marked down to 25% off, after another month they go to 50% off, then after another month 75% off. After items are at 75% off for a month, we'll go into our "dollar bins" for 2 days. What is left after dollar bins gets donated to Families Helping Families. We do sometimes have FLASH sales or Semi-Annual Sales (in the slower months)
  • Store Credit/Requesting a Check: You are able to use your store credit at ANYTIME. If you decide to request a check, we do payouts from the 10th-20th of the month and the amount is what sold the previous month and prior. Ex. January 10th-20th we pay out what was sold Dec. and prior.


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Brands we Accept

  • Under Armour
  • Patagonia
  • Nike 
  • Janie & Jack
  • Justice
  • North Face
  • Children's Place
  • Carter's/OshKosh
  • Cat & Jack (Target)
  • Ralph Lauren 
  • Puma
  • UGG
  • Gap/Old Navy
  • Adidas....plus many more! 

Brands we DO NOT Accept

  • Wal-Mart brands Ex. Faded Glory, Garanimals, Mix-n-Match etc. 
  • Circo, Cherokee (older Target brands)

Items we Accept

  • Clothing
  • Shoes
  • Accessories Ex. New socks, tights, etc. 
  • Toys
  • Baby Gear
  • Books
  • Maternity
  • Sports items (mostly cleats & shin guards)
  • Dance (leotards, dance shoes & tights)

Items we DO NOT Accept

  • Furniture
  • Bedroom & bathroom decor
  • Pillows
  • Sleeping bags
  • Breast pumps
  • Diaper pails
  • Sports Gear Ex. football pads, etc. 
  • Hangers
  • Used socks/underwear

Month by Month

Jan - Start taking Spring

Feb - Spring/Summer

March - Spring Summer

April - Summer

May - Summer

June - Start taking Fall

July - Fall

Aug - Fall/Start taking Winter Items

Sept - Fall/Winter

Oct - Fall/Winter

Nov - Winter

Dec - No Appts. 

Juniors

We currently sell junior clothing, however, we are becoming  very selective on brands & styles.  Our main focus at PJ is children's clothing. 

FAQs

Do you still have dollar racks?  We periodically have items marked down to $1.00, however, it is only for 2 days per month. Follow us on Facebook...dollar sales will be advertised on there.  

Puddle Jumpers

260 7th Ave Marion, Iowa 319.373.5525

Hours

Open today

09:00 am – 05:00 pm