The proper tagging, hanging, and packaging of your items is extremely important since we will not be able to accept them if they are done incorrectly. We realize that this often gets confusing since each consignment sale typically has its own unique way of doing things.
At the Otter Creek Sale, you will print your own tags with generated barcodes using our online inventory system. Please keep in mind the following rules when tagging:
We require a minimum of 50 accepted items.
Tags must be printed on white card stock.
All clothing items should be hung on wire hangers (12 mo and smaller may be on a plastic hanger) and secured with safety pins. The only exceptions to this are infant to 24 mo. onesies (which can be sold in groups in ziplock bags), maternity bras and accessories. – please refer the tagging/pinning video for specifics on how to attach various clothing items. Please pay close attention to the segment on pinning pants, shorts, and skirts.
Any item on a hanger must have a number size (or S, M, L, XL for maternity apparel.)
Clothing should be hung on the hanger with the hanger facing left (think question mark “?”) and the tag should be attached using a safety pin on the upper right side of the garment. All clothing items must be hung with 2 exceptions; onesies may be hung OR in a ziplock bag, and sleep sacks do NOT go on a hanger. Sleep sacks can be rolled and bound or may be loose as they will be stored in tubs with baby gear.
Please be sure to use adequate sized safety pins for the type of material that you are pinning.
Make sure that your tags are completely filled out. There should be a category, description and price on all of your items.
All clothing items should have a NUMBER size on the tag.. The only exception to this is Maternity which should be S, M, L, etc.
Shoes are our item that get separated the most often. If possible, please attach them together with a zip tie and then attach the tag securely. If they cannot be zip tied, place the shoes in a large ziplock back, fold the top over, seal it with packing tape and attach the tag, making sure the safety pin goes through the tape and bag.
Any items in ziplock bags or bound with plastic wrap must have the tag on the outside. Any bags must be taped shut securely.
Be sure to attach tags securely to all items.
Make sure that all puzzles and toys with small pieces are attached securely. These items tend to get scattered during the sale if they are not.
Blue painters tape is great for attaching tape to books as it does not damage them. Just be careful not to cover the barcode on the tag.
As you tag, pay attention to the condition of your items. Check for stains, peels, holes, missing pieces, etc. We don’t want you to waste your time tagging items that our screeners will not accept.
Please be aware of the seasonal appropriateness of the items you bring. We only accept spring/summer items at our spring/summer sale and only fall/winter items at our fall/winter sale.
Due to space, our screeners have been instructed to be very picky when screening your items and they will not accept items that they feel are dated or excessively worn. They are volunteers. Please be respectful.
When pricing your items, try to avoid attaching sentimental value to your price. Shoppers do not have the same memory of your precious little one wearing that outfit for Easter and therefore are not willing to pay the price that goes along with priceless value of that memory. The general rule of thumb would be approximately 30% of what it would go retail or less. Price your items to sell. If you went to all the trouble to get them tagged, you want to make sure they sell.