Information for online shoppers
Stock Drop information
To shop go to the 'Preloved Shop' page. There is no need to register and its free to attend.
The Links take you to the pages, but they are password protected until the start of the sale to allow us to get everything ready. At 8pm click refresh and then follow the links and a password won't be required.
The items will all be displayed in our online shop, one category per page.
Stretch those fingers and get ready to grab a bargain.
How it works
The items are listed with at least one picture and a description if needed.
We will then ship all your items. You only pay shipping once no matter how many items you buy, or if you check out more than once.
If you become a member, then you can save your payment details allowing for a quicker check out. This means that you can buy items quickly, meaning you are less likely to miss out if you want multiple products as items aren't held in your basket.
Our members also get a cheeky ten minute early entry into our Stock Drop Sundays. If you aren't yet a member, sign up now! Bonus, it's free to sign up!
Items are not held in your basket! If you are desperate for a particular item, please check out as quickly as possible so that you don't lose the item. You can then continue shopping the site while only paying shipping once.
Before the event, during and after the Event, we will be contactable via Facebook and email. So, if you need help or if you have any questions please just ask and we will be happy to assist you.
Last and by no means least, enjoy yourself. Have fun, grab a bargain. Any worries, get in touch! As always, we are here to help.
Items will start to be prepared for dispatch on Monday and will be shipped on Tuesday to Thursday. The vast majority of items will however be dispatched on between Tuesday and Thursday afternoon and should be received on Wednesday to Friday (Mainland UK). The small number that sometimes may be dispatched on Friday will be received on Monday.
Any items sent to Northern Ireland, Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Scottish Highlands will be sent by two-day delivery and should therefore arrive on the Thursday to Tuesday following the sale.
You will be emailed when your items are prepared for dispatch with a tracking number. Please check your junk mail as sometimes the emails can slip in there! Once your items are picked up by the courier you will be able to track your parcel. You will receive a one-hour delivery window which you can change if necessary. You will also receive an email and/or text update if you provide these contact details. If you have any special delivery instructions, please provide them at time of ordering.
All items are insured and can be tracked. Problems are extremely rare, but if you have any issues with delivery, please contact the shipping provider and contact us so that we can assist you.
These are the shipping options that are available as you check out.
Select this once when purchasing items.
For clothes only (not including coats/jackets/snowsuits) the cost is £4 up to 5kg.
For all other items, or clothes over 5kg, the cost is £5.50 up to 30kg.
£8 up to 20kg.
Select this when you have already paid for shipping on a previous purchase, and you wish to add items. This option is free so that you don’t pay for delivery more than once.
Hold My Items
This option costs £1. We want to make sure our customers get what they need for the best price possible. As we have so many repeat customers who shop at multiple events, we have introduced a "hold my items" option. This means you can order, and we will hold your items securely for one week. You can then shop at the following sale and only pay shipping once. So, in effect almost halving your shipping costs!
If you order just clothes 2 weeks in a row. It would be £4 a week. So, £8 for 2 sales. With Hold My Items, it becomes £5 for 2 events. The equivalent of £2.50 per event!
If you order non clothes items (or a mix), its £11 shipping for 2 events. This becomes £6.50 with hold my items, so the equivalent of £3.25 per event!
Wanting to stock up? We can keep holding your items until you hit 30kg (20kg for offshore delivery) for £1 per week.
For non-mainland customers. For 2 weeks it can go from £16, to £9. So, just £4.5 per sale. Just keep going until you hit 20kg's of bargains to make it as cost effective as we can manage!
"Hold my items" is the best way we can offer quality shipping, fully trackable and insured, for bargain prices!
There is no limit to how long we can hold your items, just the limit on shipping weight and volume. If this is reached, then we won’t be able to hold your items any longer.
Please select this if you wish to collect your items from our WA4 location. This option is free.
If during the sale you get confused, overpay, under pay, or just can’t decide what you want to buy so don’t know which to select. You can click pick-up or repeat purchase, which are both free and we will invoice/refund you after the event!
Why buy with The Little Children's Market?
While a lot of our items may be second hand, our service is not. You can be assured of buying a quality item, safely and securely. With items dispatched promptly and with next day delivery you will get your items quickly and conveniently. Unlike with our closest competitor you don't have to pay shipping multiple times for different sellers. You don't have items arriving at different times and not packaged properly. We try and remove a lot of the uncertainty over buying pre-loved. There are no guarantees with pre-loved items and everything is sold as seen, however we work really hard to make sure that both the service and the items you receive from us, are first class. There is a reason why we have so many repeat customers and why we have rapidly grown to be the UK's most popular online nearly new sale.