Step 2 - TagGING & vendor disclosure form
How to Tag Your Items
***Please note that we will NOT be accepting old (non-barcoded) tags.***
Tagging must be done using the guidelines provided my My Consignment Manager to ensure they are read properly by the scanner. Essential points include:
You will only be able to enter items until 9:00 AM on Friday April 5th. You can still print tags after this time.
Use only ONE unique tag with its own unique item number for each item to be sold (tags cannot be copied, but multiple tags can be generated simultaneously with the same description).
IF TRANSFERRING ITEMS FROM ANOTHER SALE, you must make sure that
The previous tag’s description length is not too long for the current sale’s tag. You can do this by generating a list of tags to print, and the system will confirm this for you.
The previous tag’s discount/donate options do not conflict with the current tag (note that we do NOT have a discount option), and
Your seller number on the printed tags matches your registered seller number for this sale and new season
Use 60-67# cardstock paper. NO dark colours – only pastel colours or white will read properly. NO multi-coloured or patterned paper. If you choose to use regular (not cardstock) paper, the barcodes will still read, but your tags are much more likely to become detached, ripped or otherwise damaged. Although every effort is made to match lost tags with the corresponding items, ultimately we are not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Use an inkjet printer (no dot matrix) with a normal (not best quality) printout. Faded barcodes and tags that are too dark may not work. Ensure the barcodes are crisp and clear
Do not place TAPE over the barcodes.
Include as much detail as space provides: brand, colour and garment type when preparing the tags. Note that during the sale tags can be separated from your item; every effort is made to match the lost tags with the corresponding items, however this process is only successful if the tags have a clear description of the item.
Use a RED pen or marker to circle the price of the items you want returned to you if they are not sold. Do not interfere with the barcode. These items must be priced over $20, and have previously been referred to as Red Dot items.
Securely fasten the tag where indicated to the article using safety pins. Covering the safety pin with tape makes the tag more secure. Do not cover the barcode.
For toys and baby equipment, use tape on both ends of the tag to secure it to the item. Please do not tape the tag all the way around. Do not cover the barcode.
Place smaller items such as books, shoes and socks in Ziploc bags and then tape the tag onto the bag. Do not cover the barcode.
DO NOT put clothes inside Ziploc bags.
DO NOT use string to tie clothes together -- only use safety pins
DO NOT place tags inside Ziploc bags as this will slow down the check-out process.
DO NOT interfere with the barcode in any way.
troubleshooting and tips for tagging
We appreciate that this new system is an adjustment for everyone, and we thank you for your patience if you encounter any issues. Please see some suggestions below, and if you continue to have a problem please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will get back to you as soon as possible. We encourage you to avoid leaving tagging to the last minute.
Use Mozilla or Google Chrome browsers - other browsers can sometimes cause errors.
Always login through the link on our website, or you will be prompted for a print code when trying to print your tags.
Sort all items by clothing, toys, equipment, etc... Clothing should be sorted by gender, then size, etc... This will increase efficiency when entering items into the system because you will only have to re-enter the price and description for each similar item (the other drop downs will remain the same).
Use abbreviations to save space. Common examples are:
BNWT - Brand New With Tags
BNIB - Brand New In Box
EUC - Excellent Used Condition
VGUC - Very Good Used Condition
Use the power tagging option to generate tags for multiple items with the same description and price all at once.
If you are entering items last minute and are running out of time, use the power tagging to quickly generate large numbers of tags in various denominations (i.e. $1, $2, $5, ...). You can handwrite descriptions on the blank tags so that if a tag is lost we can try to match the lost tags with the corresponding items.
Use the tab button, the first letter of each entry in the drop downs, and the enter key to add items quickly.
In the Manage Inventory screen you can mass edit or edit individual items. If editing after printing the tags, you must re-print the tag because you will be paid based on the price printed on the tag and not the online change.
Print all your tags at once or at intervals as you go.
Set your printer paper type to heavy when printing on cardstock (in printer properties).
Below is the average price for each item category based on items sold in the Spring sale. This does not include prices of items that did not sell. These are averages only. Many items sold above or below these prices so please use your own judgment in setting your exact prices.
Shorts - $3
Shoes - $5
Pants - $3
Pajamas - $3
Sweater - $4
Shirt - $3
Skirt - $4
Dress - $5
Swimwear - $4
Boots (spring) - $7
Coat (spring) - $7
Costume - $5
Stroller - $65
High chair - $19
Pack and play - $25
Exersaucer - $28
Books - $2