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- Wire hangers: All clothing must be hung on wire hangers with the hanger hook pointing to the left so it makes a question mark. Place tag vertically on the right shoulder so it can be easily viewed when hung on the rack. Twelve months and smaller may be hung on plastic hangers. Please use wire for larger sizes-- they take up less space on our racks.
- Tagging gun or safety pins to attach tags to items: One inch or larger, placing the pin horizontally and catching the garment and the card twice. No straight pins will be allowed. Straight pins will not keep your cards attached to your items, they easily fall out, and they become hazardous to anyone handling your items. Make sure your tags are attached securely to your items. You may use a tagging gun, but be careful to attach the barb into a secure section of the fabric so that it will not easily pull out.
- Pin pants, skirts, and shorts on both sides to the top portion of the hanger so that they hang straight. If they are pinned to the bottom of the hanger, they will slide over to one side and look unpresentable. Never fold over the bottom of the hanger as they will fall to the floor.
- Place smaller accessories such as hats, socks, onesies, etc. in Ziploc bags and tape tag to the outside of the bag with clear packing tape. Do not place the tag inside the bag-- the tag must be removed during check out. Don't tape over the barcode.
- Use clear packing tape to attach tag to toys, bikes, strollers, and equipment, but do not tape over the barcode. You can also punch a hole in the top of the tag and use ribbon to secure it to the item.
- For toys with additional small parts, place parts in Ziploc bag, tape it closed and tape/tie securely to the toy. Writing your corresponding consignor number somewhere on the bag will help if it becomes separated from the toy.
Securely attach shoes together with a large pin, cable tie, or strong curling ribbon. Affix your tag by punching a hole through the card or pinning it through a hole in the shoe. You may also place your shoes in plastic bags that are well-sealed. Shoppers tend to want to open plastic bags to get a closer look.
Boxes are not preferable because they will easily become separated from the shoes during the course of the sale. We cannot guarantee that shoe boxes will be returned if the shoes do not sell.
Please write your consignor number on the bottom of EACH shoe so that if they become separated we can easily match them up. You may use masking tape for this, or write in an inconspicuous place on the sole of the shoe.
Placing shoes in plastic bags does not work well either. Shoppers will try to remove the shoes from the bag to examine them-- even if it has been taped closed. If you place shoes in plastic bags, please remember to attach the index card to the outside of the bag so it can be removed during check-out.
Books: If you tie sets together, they tend to come undone. You might consider bagging more than one book and securely taping your tag to the outside of the bag. For single books, the best approach we’ve found is to use clear packing tape and carefully affix your tag to the back of the book-- trying to avoid damaging the cover. Please tape the tag on the top and bottom so that it won’t become separated from the book. *Remember that you are now limited to 50 books.
Computer Games/DVDs: PLEASE make sure to double-check the case to verify that the disc IS included. It is easy to assume that the disc is present when it is actually missing. We put this responsibility upon our consignors so please be diligent in this. These items are also the easiest for shoppers to take, unfortunately. Please make sure you have secured the case well so that they cannot be opened and stolen. Also make sure your tag is securely affixed and taped to the outside of the case. It is also helpful to use masking tape to affix your consignor number to the item. This insures that after the item has been sold we can still figure out which consignor the item belongs to if needed so we can contact them.
For large items such as Little Tikes yard toys and large furniture (bunk beds, etc.)-- if it is a hard to transport item, consider leaving it unassembled and instead attach a photo showing it in its assembled state. This will make it easier on you when delivering and easier on the buyer when he tries to load it up to take it home. All parts and pieces MUST be included.
In addition to your printed tag/index card, please put your consignor number and the price of the item somewhere else on the item (on the bottom or side written on masking tape) just in case your original tag is torn off/lost. This will help insure that we can determine who owns the item so that we can sell it. Please do not “double-tag” the item. Writing your consignor number somewhere on a piece of tape is sufficient. Including the price on the tape is also helpful.
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Tagging Supply List
- Wire hangers
- Safety pins or tagging gun
- Ziploc bags- varying sizes
- Packing tape, masking tape
- Ribbon, twine, cable tie
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- You determine the price of your items, so price to sell!
- Ask yourself, "Would I buy the item at this price if I saw it in the sale?" If you think it looks too worn, outdated, or stained, etc. then donate it. If you find issue with it why would you want someone else want to go home with it? Consignor’s golden rule: Don’t sell what you wouldn’t buy!
- When selecting a price for an item, think of the very least you would consider taking for it and that should be your price.
- Don't allow yourself to get emotionally attached to the items. A general rule of thumb for consignment items is 20-30% of what you originally paid for the item.
- Use $1.00 increments-- instead of .50 cents, .99 cents, etc. We will round down any prices submitted with .50 increments. For example, if you price an item at $2.50, we will sell it for an even $2.00.
- If you will be donating your items that do not sell, please consider letting them go at half price instead of "ND" for "no discount". We strongly recommend that you do not mark your items “ND” so that they will go ½ price on Saturday. If your item hasn’t sold at full price the first day, it will most likely not sell at full price during the half-price day.
- Package similar items together for quicker sale. For example, match a top with a bottom, similar theme/age books, blankets or smaller toys, etc. For example, instead of pricing 3 separate onesies at $1.00 each, combine the 3 onesies as 1 item and sell for a price of $3 or $4 dollars. Sets generally sell better than pieces.
- Presentation Matters. Things that look nice on the hanger sell. So-- run the iron quickly over each piece, take the extra time to button all buttons, zip zippers, etc.
- Consider this a great opportunity to clean out your closets and kids’ rooms. Do not let your time and energy go to waste by not selling everything you put in the sale. Price it to sell!
- Wording and descriptions on your tag can be an important factor in helping an item sell. Using key words-- "like new", "hard to find", “barely used”, etc. will definitely tempt buyers to grab the item as soon as they see it.
- Make sure all the parts are included and work. If the battery is dead on a riding toy like a Barbie Jeep-- or even in a small electronic toy truck-- most shoppers will be leery of buying it.
- Clean your ride-on toys and outdoor play structures. Since they remain outside, it's not unusual that they will need a good cleaning prior to selling. Clorox wipes will usually do the trick on most ride on toys.
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Consignor’s golden rule: Don’t sell what you wouldn’t buy!
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