Tagging Instructions.Please read the info below BEFORE you begin tagging.
PREPPING YOUR ITEMSThe better your items look, the better they sell. People who take the time to prep their items sell more items, at higher prices. Wash the clothes you want to sell. Remember to check your items for stains, rips, and broken zippers. We only accept items in excellent condition. CLEAN UP YOUR TOYS AND EQUIPMENT. Get a package of baby wipes and wipe down each item you want to sell. It is critical that you categorize your item correctly. Not doing so will result in rejection of the item onsite.
HOW TO CREATE TAGS USING THE ONLINE TAGGING SYSTEMTo make it easy to price and tag your items, you will use our online tagging system. You enter the items you want to sell, print the tags, and then safety pin them to the clothing.
First, you must REGISTER as a consignor, where you will receive a consignor number and create your log in information. You can click HERE to login to your account.
To begin, please click on "Work with my consigned Inventory" and then click on "Work with my consigned Items".
Now, enter in each item, and choose from the simple drop downs.
- Pick a category for your item and enter the size, if applicable.
- Enter the item description. A good description will help your item sell. Instead of writing "purple dress", write "Baby GAP purple eyelet dress w/ matching bottoms". This also helps us if a tag becomes separated from an item.
- Choose the price of your item.
- Choose whether or not you will allow your items to be discounted on half price day. We HIGHLY recommend you allow your unsold items to be discounted. You've done the hard work to go through closets and get your items ready - let them sell!
- Choose whether or not you will donate any unsold items. (We donate designated items to charity, to families who have adopted in the last year, and to families with foster children in their home.)
- Click submit and that item is added to your inventory.
Want to consign, but have no time? Learn about our Valet consigning option, where we do the work for you HERE.
Printing TagsWhen you are ready, you can print all of your tags or just selected tags. If you are working on a mac computer, you may need to print the tags at 95% of the normal size, so that they appear correctly on the page. Please do not scale them any smaller than this, or the bar codes will not scan correctly. The tags will print 6 to a page. We prefer that you use 60 - 70LB WHITE cardstock. PLEASE make sure that you only use WHITE cardstock to print your tags. If you need to reprint tags for any reason, you can.
Please understand that we use scanners at the sale to scan the bar codes that you print. This is how we accurately pay you.
PLEASE MAKE SURE:
- That the bar code is not smudged in anyway
- That your printer has enough ink to print the bar code
- That you do not tape over the bar code
Please also understand that the scanners will use the information you enter into the computer, at the time of printing. If you decide to change information on the printed tag, please correct the information online, print a new tag and throw away the old one.
For your reference, here is what a tag will look like:
HELPFUL INSTRUCTIONS FOR TAGGING TOYS, CLOTHING & EQUIPMENTOnce you have printed out your tags, you will need:
- Your printed out tags
- Safety pins (1" pins work well for most items - DO NOT use straight pins)
- OR a tagging gun.
- Clear packing tape
- A cheap roll of left over Christmas ribbon - 1/4" curling ribbon works well
ALL Clothing must be on hangers. This includes baby sleepers/gowns. The only clothing items that we accept in plastic bags are socks, tights and accessories. Children's clothing size 4 and smaller works best on children's hangers. You can purchase 10 for $1 at Target. For larger sizes, metal hangers work well. Cleaners will often give you extra hangers if you ask. If a clothing item does not seem secure on the hanger, please pin it to the hanger so it does not fall on the floor. We highly recommend using pants hangers for pants. It will save you time and frustration to not have to safety pin them.
Clothing must hang with the hanger to the left as shown in the picture. The tag must be pinned to the right shoulder. Pants/skirts should be hung from the top of the hanger so they do not slide around.
If you are pinning a two piece outfit, please put the top on the hanger and then pin the pants or skirt (facing out).
Shoes work best if they are tied together with 1/4" ribbon in some way. If you have a hole punch, it works really well to single hole punch the tag and tie it to the ribbon as well. Please also write your consignor number and the price on the bottom of each shoe with masking tape.
PUZZLES/TOYS WITH PIECES, BOOKS & DVDs
Toys with multiple pieces work best in L or XL ziplock bags, with the tag taped to the outside. Little Tykes toys sell very well this way. Make sure to tape the top of the bag closed so that the pieces do not become seperated. Shoppers will bring their children to the sale. Imagine 10 preschoolers surrounding your toy, and package it accordingly so that pieces do not become separated or lost.
As a reminder, toys requiring batteries must contain them. These toys should not be in plastic bags as people will want to test that they work. Small parts must be bagged and attached to the main part very securely with packing tape. If parts get separated, the toy will not sell.
Games should be taped closed. Puzzles and small toys should be grouped accordingly and put in ziploc bags. Secure with clear packing tape and pin or tape tag to the ziploc bag. It is also good to write your consignor number and info on the ziploc bag with a Sharpie in case the tag comes off. Puzzles may also be wrapped securely in clear Saran wrap to keep the pieces intact.
Please do not put books or DVDs in plastic bags. Books and DVDs sell as well as single items, but if you want to sell them as sets, please tie with ribbon into quarters as shown in the picture. You can pin the tag to the ribbon.
Instruction manuals are always helpful - include them when you can. Download them from the internet if you've lost them.
TOYS NOT PACKAGED APPROPRIATELY WILL BE TURNED AWAY