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Consignment SaleMERCHANDISE PREP & TAGGING PROCEDURES

PREPARE YOUR ITEMS

  • Please print all tags on white card stock and double check to make sure all the barcodes have printed clearly.
Clothing:
  • ALL clothing must be clean, with no stains, missing buttons or snaps, or damaged zippers. Any clothing with these flaws, excessive wear, not current, not age appropriate, or out of season will NOT be put out on the sale floor.
Hangers:
  • The hook should be facing left if looking at it (Like a question mark).
  • The tag should be safety pinned (do not use straight pins) to the top right shoulder of the garment as you look at it. Safety pin clothing sets together on one hanger, with the pants or skirt pinned to the outside so both pieces can be viewed. Safety pin pants or skirts onto the top side of the hanger to keep them from sliding to one side; when you tip the hanger, they should not move. Pin matching accessories (hat, socks, headband, etc.) to shirt. Please button all buttons, snap all snaps and zip all zippers. If your clothes look neat, they will sell better.
  • Tagging guns may be used. Use one inch barbs and out the tag in a seam. (Hint: It helps to double click the gun)
  • Do not use straight pins.
Items other than clothing:
  • All items should be clean, working, contain all pieces, no cracks or excessive wear.
  • Group small items together in a Ziplock bag. Pin or tape the tag to the outside of the bag. (Do NOT put tape over the bar code.) Tape bag closed with clear packing tape to keep the items secured inside the bag.
  • Shoes - Place shoes in Ziplock bags or attach shoes to each other using pins, string or ribbon and attach your tag to the shoes. Tags can be pinned to item used to hold them together. We suggest that you place masking tape with your consignor number and the price on the bottom of each shoe in addition to the tag. This helps identify your item in case the tag is lost or the shoes are separated.
  • Large Items - We suggest that you place masking tape with your consignor number and price on each large item (toys, cribs, strollers, etc.) in addition to your tag.
  • Be careful about how you are attaching the sale tag and make sure the tag will stay attached! Items cannot be sold (or returned to you post-sale if the tag falls off). Strong, clear packing tape works best, but it can also rip off the facing of wooden puzzles and books, so is not always a good choice. You can wrap these items in cling plastic or Ziploc bags.
  • All battery operated items should have batteries and be in working order or they will not be put out on the sale floor.
PLEASE NOTE: All unsold books and shoes will be donated.  
 

TAGGING SUPPLIES

  • 65 lb cardstock paper (white or pastel)
  • Hole punch and string
  • Safety pins/Tagging gun
  • Small Zip Ties
  • Hangers (shirt and pant)  
  • Packing Tape 
  • Ziploc Bags
Tagging