How to Prep & Tag Your Items
PRICING – We suggest marking your items 75% OFF retail prices. There is a minimum price of $2. For infant clothing sizes 0-12 month, we suggest marking your items at 80% OFF, due to the volume we receive of these sizes. All items priced $3 and under must be marked to be discounted. This includes all items.
DISCOUNTING – If the consignor chooses to discount items, they will be 50% off during our half-price sale hours. Items are 20% more likely to sell if they are marked to be discounted. All items priced $3 or less must be marked “Discount: Yes”.
- We suggest marking your items 75% OFF retail prices.
- There is a minimum price of $2.
- For infant clothing sizes 0-12 month, we suggest marking your items at 80% OFF, due to the volume we receive of these sizes.
- All items priced $3 and under must be marked to be discounted. This includes all items.
- Below is our downloadable Pricing Guide get you started. It has specific suggestions for pricing clothing.
DISCOUNTING – If the consignor chooses to discount items, they will be 50% off during our half-price sale hours
Items are 20% more likely to sell if they are marked to be discounted.
All items priced $3 or less must be marked “Discount: Yes”.
- Hangers— We prefer wire hangers because it’s easy to attach clothing to them with safety pins so that they don’t end up falling on the floor. Child-sized wire hangers are best in the smaller sizes. Here’s our blog post on where to get them and why we like them: Where Do I Get Hangers?
- Safety pins
- Ziplock bags
- Tape (packing, Scotch and painter’s)
- Zip ties
- Plastic wrap
- Include manuals or directions to baby equipment, toys and games.
- Attach a photo to anything too large to assemble or display.
- Use painter’s tape to attach tags to books, puzzles, etc. so they’re not damaged.
- Include the box only for items that have never been opened.
- Wrap non-boxed puzzles in plastic wrap, tape it shut then tape the tag to the plastic so puzzles aren’t damaged.
- DO NOT put tape over the bar-code of the tag
Presentation makes all of the difference in whether or not your item will sell. For clothing, take time to iron, clip threads, check hems…anything you need to do to make your item look great.
All clothing must be hung with hangers facing the left, like a question mark. Attach tag with a safety pin to the upper right front of the garment as you are looking at it (see pic at top of page). Single pants, skirts, shorts, etc. should be safety pinned to the top of the hanger. For outfits, the waistband of the pants or skirt, should be safety pinned to the back shoulders of the shirt, catching the hanger with the safety pin.
Attaching matching accessories like bows, hats, etc. (in a ziplock) adds interest to your item.
Secure shoes together with a zip-tie then attach the tag with a safety pin around the zip-tie.
Toys—Use Ziplocks to hold small pieces and secure the ziplock to the main piece. Tape ziplock shut.
Puzzles and Games—Wrap loose puzzles in plastic wrap so pieces stay in place. Tape puzzles and games boxes shut.
ENTERING – We do not allow blank or “placeholder” tags to be entered into the system. For example, multiple tags that say “shirt”, “toys”, “book”, etc. aren’t allowed. We require every tag to have a SPECIFIC description when it’s entered (e.g. Gap blue shirt with yellow flowers). Item description must include brand, color, and kind of item.
DONATING – Items marked to be donated will print an “X” in the bottom right corner of the tag. These items will go 75% off on our last morning open to the public. Any unsold items marked to be donated will go to Soul Winners for Christ.
SIZING – The tag must disclose all of the information the shopper needs in order to make an informed decision. Sizing Guidelines updated
PRINTING – When you’re ready to print your tags, you will generate a PDF file of them and they print 8 to a page. For crisp, clean bar-codes we suggest having your tags printed at an office supply store like Office Max, FedEx, etc. Although they use laser printers, the quality is much greater than a home printer. Make sure and tell them to use WHITE cardstock, only.
If you choose to print them at home make sure that:
- You use only 60-67lb. or 110lb. WHITE card stock
- You do not use a home laser printer
- Your bar-codes are straight, with clear white space between lines
- If printing on a color printer make sure you choose “Black Cartridge Only” in your settings
Important: You must reprint any tags that:
- You want to make changes to from a previous season (i.e. Lowered price, changed discount or donate status, etc.)
- You have transferred from another local sale.
- You have made changes to the item online from when you first printed the tag for the current season.