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The Golden Rule for consignment… If you wouldn’t buy it yourself, Don’t sell it!

As you prepare your items, BE PICKY! We will be thoroughly inspecting all items at drop off, so make sure you examine each item as if you were a shopper. Spending a little time getting your items ready for the sale will help make you the most MOOLAH. The following guidelines will assist you in your preparation.

**Returning Consignors Activate Inventory from Last Sale
  • Access your account and click on Work With Consigned Inventory
  • Work with INACTIVE inventory
  • View all unsold/non donated inventory from previous sale
  • Select the items that you would like to sell at the current sale. It is important that you only activate inventory that you are consigning at the current sale.
  • Select make selected inventory ACTIVE for upcoming sale
  • Now all inventory entered from the Previous Sale is active for the current sale. Easy!!

How to Enter Your Items Online:

Once you have registered as a consignor you can begin tagging using our online tagging program. It will ask for the following information on each tag:

    1. Category: choose a category from the drop down menu that best describes your item. You can leave this blank if needed.
    2. Size: For clothing, you will chose a size from the drop down menu beneath the category.
    3. Item Description: include a brief description (ie: Janie & Jack, pink polka dot dress, with matching headband).
    4. Price: You set your own prices. Price to sell! Please refer to the Pricing Guide You must price in .50 and dollar increments.
    5. Discount: check this box if you want your item to be sold at 50% during our half price sale on Sunday. We highly recommend reducing especially if you are going to donate your items.
    6. Donate: check this box to donate the item if it does not sell. Donated items will be given to our selected charities.
    7. Quantity: this option allows you to quickly produce tags if you have more than one of the exact same item (color, size, etc)
    8. Submit: Finally you will submit and the item will be added to your online inventory. Continue this process until you have added tags for all your items.
    9. Print: When you are ready you can choose to print. Use WHITE CARDSTOCK when printing your tags. Use Normal or Best quality while printing. Be sure to save your tags as you go. The system will time out after 15 minutes so periodically click save so you don’t loose what you have entered.
Please customize each tag you generate by placing a small stamp or sticker that is identical on the left side of every tag. This will assist in the sort process at the end of the sale. Try to make this item unique to help with the accuracy of sorting your merchandise. Items marked for donation do not need this. Make your life easier by doing this PRIOR to cutting the tags!

SUPPLIES

      • Hangers for clothing – wire hangers – REQUIRED
      • Safety pins 1 inch in size or larger for attaching tags to items
      • Clear packing tape for attaching tags to toys, books etc. (no scotch tape) – Do Not Tape over the Barcodes.
      • Zip-loc bags for packaging groups of items together
      • White card-stock paper (110 lb paper) for tags
      • Inkjet or laser printer for printing tags
      • Pink Ribbon for BOUTIQUE ITEMS

CLOTHING 

  • Place all garments on hangers with the hook facing to the left (like a question mark ? ITEMS THAT ARE HUNG WRONG WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED, YOU WILL BE ASKED TO RE-HANG YOUR ITEMS OR TAKE THEM HOME) Attach all tags with a safety pin to the upper right front of the garment as you are facing it. 
  • Replace any missing buttons, zip all zippers, sew loose hems, snap snaps, tie all bows and make sure that all garments are presented at their best.
  • Remove all stains and freshly launder garments. Smelly clothes do not sell. An iron and a little starch can work wonders to make an item look like brand new. Click on this link to see Martha’s stain removal tips. Stain Removal PDF
  • Clothing must be hung on wire hangers. Hangers will not be returned to consignors.
  • Clothing tends to sell best as an outfit or set. If your child wore them together, consider selling them together.
  • Pin sets securely together by hanging the shirt first on the hanger.  Turn around and pin the second item “back to back” – making sure to catch the hanger with the safety pin. (This allows both pieces to be easily seen)
  • Pin any items to the hanger if they have a tendency to slip off. Items don’t sell well if they are on the floor!
  • Small accessories that go with an outfit, such as tights, socks, belts, and hair bows allow you to increase the selling price. Place these items in a zip-loc bag, secure with packaging tape and pin to the back of the hanger. Please include on the tag description that the item includes accessories.
  • Boutique Items can be identified with tying a pink ribbon around the top of your hanger to maximize your re-sale. See BOUTIQUE ITEMS for more details

HELPFUL VIDEOS FROM THE CONSIGNMENT SALE QUEEN:


TOYS AND EQUIPMENT: 

  • Take time to clean your equipment! It’s amazing what a toothbrush can do with small crevices. All fabric parts should be freshly washed and reattached. Wipe down all surfaces. Goo Gone and Magic Erasers work well on crayon marks and scuffs.
  • Attach tag to toy with clear packing tape. Place small toys in a zip-loc bag, secure with packaging tape and attach tag to the outside of the bag. {DO NOT TAPE OVER THE BARCODES}
  • Games must have all pieces and boxes must be taped closed with clear packing tape.
  • Puzzles must be brand new in the box or all wooden puzzles must be sealed in a zip-loc bag or saran wrapped so that all pieces are visible.
  • Books can be grouped together or sold separately. Place grouped books in a zip-loc bag, secure the opening of bag with packaging tape and attach tag to outside of the bag.
  • If toys require a battery, make sure it is included. All functions will be checked at time of drop off to ensure a good working condition.


LARGE ITEMS: 

  • It is required that you assemble all large items at the time of your drop-off. They will sell quicker when people can see what the item looks like fully assembled. Please arrive early so that the items are assembled prior to your appointment time.


LOOSE/SMALL ITEMS: 

  • Place small items or groupings of items that belong together in a zip-loc bag with tag attached to outside of the bag with clear packing tape. Make sure that the bag is tightly closed with clear packaging tape (NO SCOTCH TAPE) on opening. We want to make sure no little items get out and get misplaced.

SHOES: 

  • Shoes must be in pristine condition, free from signs of major wear. Scuffs can be removed from shoes with Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.
  • All shoes should be zip-tied together and tags can be attached to the zip-tie directly using a hold punch or safety pinned.
  • Infant shoes or shoes without laces that cannot be zip-tied together may be placed in zip-loc bags with tag attached to the outside of the bag and bag securely taped shut.


BEDDING/BLANKETS/CURTAINS/DECOR: 

  • Place in a large clear bag (original packaging is preferred) If original package is not available, we recommend the new XL and XXL sized Zip-loc bags (can be found at the dollar store). Attach tag using clear packing tape to the outside of bag and secure shut. We have also noticed that these items sell very well out on a hanger (make sure to attach all pieces with safety pins).
  • Blankets can be placed on a hanger and attached using safety pins.
  • Any fragile items must be packaged safely to keep from breaking during the sale.

USE OF TAGGING GUN: If using a tagging gun, there are a couple things to keep in mind!

  1. Only use a fine needle tagging gun. This prevents large holes in the article of clothing.
  2. Try to tag item through the articles tag at the collar line or under the armpit in the seam. 

TAGGING REMINDERS/TIPS:

  • Use safety pins – one inch or larger. No straight pins, staples or tiny gold safety pins.
  • Zip-Ties may also be used to secure items together.
  • For items packaged in zip-loc bags, seal the bag closed with tape to ensure that the contents of the bag are not removed or spilled out.
  • DO NOT TAPE OVER THE BARCODE ON THE TAG – Even though the tape is clear, it interferes with our scanners, and holds up the already long lines. Make sure your barcodes are crisp and that you can see white in between the black lines.
  • Use “normal” or “best” setting on your printer when printing your tags.
  • Use ONLY white card stock paper to print tags.
  • Supplies such as zip-loc bags, zip-ties, safety pins and even batteries can be found at the dollar store.

 

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