As a small biz owner and product maker, consignment can initially, sound like a pretty sweet deal. It’s usually the first partnership opportunity many makers are approached with which, in and of itself is exciting! However, consignment deals put almost ALL of the risk on you, and no risk on the retailer. With consignment, you only get paid after your product sells. They are not purchasing anything from you up front at wholesale, so you are spending your own money to create the product(s) in the hopes they will sell. In traditional wholesale/retail partnerships, a store’s buyer would purchase products from you up front which means making money almost immediately.