While the prices you set for your items are completely at your discretion, here are a few tips to help get all of your items sold. You can also check this Pricing Guideline, provided by ConsignmentMommies.com.
- Price to sell! We recommend 25-30% of retail on most items. Boutique and designer names may be priced higher, as well as items still with tags. Remember, getting a few dollars for a shirt is still better than getting nothing for it, especially when you’ve got a lot of them!
- Let your items go 1/2 price on Sunday. It’s better to take home 1/2 price than to have to take back items to the closets you just cleaned out!! The goal, of course, is to sell your items on full price days, so again… price to sell!! Please note that our system will automatically mark for “discount” any items that you have marked for “donation” (So if you’re willing to donate it if it doesn’t sell, we’re going to try to at least sell it for 1/2 price on Sunday!).
Step 1 – ENTERING ITEMS:
First, on the front page of our website, log in to the Consignor Homepage with your consignor number and password. Choose “work with consigned inventory” to begin entering your items. Here, you will enter Item Category, Size (if applicable), Description, Price, Discount choice and Donate choice. When entering the Description, please make sure to include the name brand and distinguishing features (i.e.Baby Gap top pink/blue stripes) in the description field. This is very helpful in enabling us to replace a missing tag during the sale and getting you paid for your item.
Step 2 – PRINTING TAGS:
Once some or all of your items are entered, it is time to start printing your tags. It is important for this step that you have white cardstock. Cardstock is 65# or 110# heavyweight 8 1/2 x 11″ paper. It can be found at Walmart, Target or any office supply store. Tags print 6/page and will need to be cut apart for use. It is best to print on a laser printer set to Cardstock as the bar code portion of the tag must be crisp, clear and readable by our barcode scanners. If your barcodes are printing blurry (lines of the bar code are running together) please stop printing and find another printer to use. You can always generate your tags as a PDF, copy them onto a thumb drive, and take that along with your cardstock to Staples to be printed there.
Step 3 – COLOR CODING TAGS (NON-CLOTHING ITEMS ONLY):
If you are not donating your items after the sale you will need to color code your tags. Color coding means marking your tag with a highlighter based on your consignor number. Pick one spot on your tag and just swipe your color in the same spot on all of your tags. Find your color below
- 1000-1999 Pink
- 2000-2699 Orange
- 2700-3099 Blue
- 3100-3499 Yellow
- 3500-3999 Green
- 4000-4324 Purple
- 4325-4599 Pink
- 4600 & up Orange
Step 4 – ATTACHING TAGS:
When attaching tags to your items it is important that the tag is secure but will not damage the item when removed. Your tags should always be attached to your item, not to the hanger. When you are ready to attach your tags you will want to have some or all of the following supplies available (depending on the items you are selling):
- Scissors or paper cutter
- Clear packing tape
- Scotch tape
- Painters Tape
- Magic Eraser
- Safety Pins or Tagging Gun
- Zip Lock bags
- Cable/Zip Ties
- Hole Puncher
- Press-n-Seal plastic wrap
Tips and tricks for successful tagging
CLOTHING and SOFT GOODS: Tags can be attached to fabrics with safety pins or by using a tagging gun. The preferred location for tagging garments is the upper right side. However, if a pin or plastic tagging gun barb will damage the fabric choose a seam or the tag in the neck for securing your tag.
SHOES/BOOTS/SNEAKERS: It is best to secure your tags to shoes with a zip tie, but first you must reinforce the tag. Wrap a small piece of packing tape over the top of the “pin here” area. Punch a single hole through the taped section. Feed the zip tie through the reinforced hole. *Only place shoes in zip lock bags if they cannot be secured together using a zip tie.
BOOKS: It is best to use scotch tape or painters tape to secure tags to the back of your books. Please do not cover the barcode of your tag with painters tape as it will not scan. Clear tape is okay. The ideal location for your tag is on the back of the book covering the publisher’s bar code. Multiple books should be placed together in a ziplock bag or tied in both directions with string or yarn.
DIAPER BAGS/BABY CARRIERS: Always use the zip tie method (see shoes above) when securing your tag.
LARGE ITEMS: Bring your tag(s) for these items unattached to drop off. You will be attaching your printed tag to a Large Claim Ticket that we will provide. Large Claim Tickets will then be attached to your item with a zip tie or tape. Only use painter’s tape to attach claim tickets to laminated furniture and train tables. Read more about this on the Item Prep page under the CONSIGN tab of the website.
Can I use my tags from previous sales?
Yes! If you have previously participated in one of our sales, then any unsold inventory that you still have can be found in your INACTIVE inventory. If you’d like to bring any of those items to our upcoming sale, all you need to do is “work with my inactive inventory” on your homepage, select the items you’d like to bring, and click “make these items active”. That will activate those tags for our upcoming sale. It’s that simple! If you are going to make any changes to the item (price, discount, or donate) then the tag will need to be reprinted.