AUMC Kids' Stuff Consignment Sale

Sales Tag Instructions


Keep Calm & Start Tagging NOW!

Tagging your items is the most time consuming part of consigning your items for sale.  Start NOW!  Time flies and as your child outgrows an item, wash it and make a tag now so it will be ready for the consignment sale. 

You may use a template we have created that allows you to type your sales tags, print them on cardstock, cut and attach. 

Sales_Tag_Template_2_for_Adobe_11-11-16_distributed_0008.pdf

You may also hand write your sales tags.  Whatever your preference, it is important to add enough detail about the item that your item could easily be matched with your sales tag.  This is because sales tags do fall off during the sale.  We want you to receive the price you wanted for the item.  Found tags are taken to the Sales Floor Manager who will attempt to match the found tag with the correct item.  If the item is not found on the sales floor the tag is taken to the Cashier Manager and they also try to match an item being sold without a tag to a found tag.  When you create your sale tag with the item size, gender and a good description we can accurately match the tag with the item.  
 

You must read this entire page to learn how to properly tag your items.   

Improperly tagged items will not be allowed on the sales floor.

How To Attach Your Sales Tags

Safety Pins - Use to attach sales tags to clothing or other "soft" items such as blankets, bibs, socks, hats, costumes, etc.

Zip Ties -
Use to attach sales tags to strollers, cribs, bikes, high chairs, baby gates, pack-n-play, etc.

Masking Tape -
Use to attach sales tags to bags of toys, plates, cups, toys, photo frames, and other "hard" items AND to attach a sales tag to a plastic bag.

Blue Painter's Tape -
Use to attach sales tags ONLY to books, puzzle boxes, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes ONLY.

Clear Packing Tape -
Do Not Use To Attach A Sales Tag.

Clear Packing Tape -
Use ONLY to seal a plastic bag with items inside (e.g., socks, toys, tools for taking apart a crib, etc.)

Scotch or Magic Tape -
Do Not Use To Attach A Sales Tag.

Scotch Tape -
Use ONLY to seal a plastic bag with items inside.

When using tape to attach a sales tag ONLY tape the top and bottom of the sales tag to the item.  DO NOT tape all four sides of the sales tag to the item.

When placing multiple items inside a plastic bag DO NOT PLACE THE SALES TAG INSIDE THE BAG.   The sales tag should be taped or attached with a safety pin to the OUTSIDE of the bag.


      This Sales Tag had tape on all four sides and it was the wrong kind of tape.  This is not acceptable.

Items sold with a sales tag that does not have a consignor number on it will benefit the weekday children's programs.  

How To Create Your Sales Tags


1.    Sales tags must be made of 3” X 5” index cards cut in half OR printed on  card stock and cut to size (3” X 2-1/2”).

PLEASE do not use Wal-Mart or Dollar Tree index cards.  They are easily removed and if your item may then be sold for an amount lower than you had wished.  We do attempt to match items with sales tags found during the sale.  

DO NOT use paper to create your sales tags.  Items with sales tags made of paper will not be allowed on the sales floor.  If you use paper your items will NOT be allowed on the sales floor. 

2.    Please use black or blue ink ONLY when writing tags.   

3.    Sales tags should be white or colored (not beige)

White sales tags =    Your items will automatically be sold at 1/2 price during the final hour of the sale.

Your unsold items will be sold during the $5 Bag Sale or Donated to Charity.

A beige tag is a white tag.

Colored sales tags =  You will pick up your unsold items after the sale.

Your tag must indicate whether you wish it to be sold at 1/2 price during the final hour of the sale.  (See below.)

If you DO NOT wish to sell your item at 1/2 price during the final hour of the sale please place a large red X on the bottom right corner of your colored sales tag. 

X = No                X = Do Not Reduce               X = Sell at Full Price

Sales Tags Format
A correctly completed tag should reflect this format: 

SALE TAG FORMAT

 

Tag Instructions

 

Example Tag

Hole Punch / Safety Pin

        
        Consignor Number

Item Description:

Brand, color, gender, size,  # of pieces, details

Item Price:

Half Price or Not?:










Hole Punch / Safety Pin

                                                                                6539

Large Bag of Mega Bloks

 

$5.00

or no X

 

COLORED TAG EXAMPLES

WHITE TAG EXAMPLE

  Do NOT Sell At ½ Price:          YES - Sell @ ½ Price:             

Hole Punch / Safety Pin

9087

Girl                 Size 10

2 Pieces:

Green Gymboree Corduroy Pants with hearts on pockets + Matching Shirt

           $10.00            X

Hole Punch / Safety Pin

3422

Boy                  Size 8/10

Short Sleeve  MINECRAFT T-Shirt

 


$3.50




[Space for Tape]

  

7865 

Large Bag of 8 Thomas the Tank Engine trains


$12.00

 [Space for Tape]

If you allow a 1/2 - 3/4 inch space at the top of the tag, you can use this area for the hole punch or safety pin.  Hole punching makes it significantly easier for you to attach your sales tags to your clothing items.  It also makes it much easier for the cashier team to remove your sales tag during checkout.  The line of customers waiting to check out is usually long.  By eliminating the time it takes to remove a safety pin from every item, we can help the customer line move much quicker.

Sales Tags for Clothing and Soft Items

Sale tags on clothing items should indicate if the clothing item is more than one pieces.  

For several items of clothing bundled together you may wrap masking tape around the hangers of the items you are selling together.  You may also safety pin the items together.  These steps help prevent the indvidual items from being separated from one another. 

Sale tags should be attached to clothing, blankets, pillows, sheets, socks and other soft items so on with a safety pin.  No straight pins or staples!  

All clothing items must be on appropriate child-size hangers.

Absolutely no adult-size wire hangers for children's clothing.  Items on adult-size hangers will not be allowed on the sales floor.


Sale Tags on clothing must be on the front right side of the item as shown in this image:


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If the items you are tagging is made of delicate fabric you may attach your sales tag through a button hole or place the safety pin in a seam so you do not damage the item.

·   Pants, Leggings, Tights and Socks
Pants may be hung on child-size pants hangers or as shown above using safety pins.

·        Pants may be tagged individually or bundled together.  Hang pants on hangers and bind hangers together using masking tape at the bottom of the “hook”.  You may also wish to bind the pants to each other using large safety pins. 

·        Leggings and tights do not have to be on hangers.

·        Leggings, tights and socks may be tagged individually or bundled together with a large safety pin or placed in a clear plastic bag.  Make sure all items are the same size.  Seal the open end of the plastic bag using clear packing tape.  Attach your sales tag to the outside of the bag with a safety pin or with masking tape on the top and bottom of the sales tag.  Make sure the tape does not obscure your consignor number or the price of the item.

Layette, Crib Sheets, Blankets
Layette, crib sheets, blankets, etc. may be tagged individually or bundled together with a large safety pin or placed in a clear plastic bag.  Make sure all items (e.g., socks) are the same gender and size.  Seal the open end of the plastic bag using clear packing tape.  Attach your sales tag to the outside of the bag with a safety pin or with masking tape on the top and bottom of the sales tag.  Make sure the tape does not obscure your consignor number or the price of the item.

    Do not hide stains or rips in clothing, bedding, on any other merchandise.  

    During check-out we allow a shopper to open and inspect items in a sealed bag.  If the item is damaged or in any condition other than what is stated on the sales tag we will greatly reduce the price of the item or remove it from the sale.

Sales Tags for Non-Clothing Items

Sales tags should be attached to non-clothing items with masking or painter's tape tape, a zip tie, string or ribbon.

·      Blue Painter's Tape - ONLY for books, puzzle boxes, for binding books together, CDs, DVD/VHS Tape Boxes.  Place the sales tag to the BACK of a puzzle box or book.

Masking Tape - For all other "hard" items as well as to affix a sales tag to the outside of a plastic bag, baby gate, plate, cup, toy, etc.

TAPE ONLY THE TOP AND BOTTOM OF THE SALES TAG.

Do Not Cover your Consignor Number or Sales Price with Tape.

Sales tags on shoes may be safely pinned or attached to the pair of shoes using string, ribbon or a zip tie used to bind the shoes together.

Items with Many Parts
Some items sell best if bundled together with similar items.  You may have an item with multiple parts and you do not have the original box the items was sold in.  For these items we suggest you place all piece inside a clear plastic bag.  Seal the seam of the bag with clear packing tape.  Affix your sales tag to the bag with a safety pin or with masking tape.  If using a safety pin, we suggest securing the pin on the sealed seam.  This is thicker and the tape will help keep the safety pin in place.  If you use masking tape, make sure that the masking tape does not cover your consignor number, the sales price or any other sales tag information.  Plastic bags are great for:

  • Game console with cartridges
  • Multiple game cartridges
  • Board games not in its original box
  • Board puzzles or other puzzle not in its original box
  • Doll accessories
  • Craft items
  • Bag of socks
  • Bag of tights
  • Bag of crib sheets
  • Bag of feeding items
  • Bag of scarves, gloves, mittens
  •  Hair accessories
  • Layette items
Books
If you have a several books you wish to sell together we suggest you:

1.BBind the books together using blue painters tape, string, ribbon or rubber bands.  Affix your sales tag to the back cover of a book using painter's tape.

Puzzles, Games, Crafts and Boxed Toys
Puzzles, games, crafts and boxed toys should be taped shut with blue painter’s tape so that pieces are not lost during the sale. Please be sure to count all pieces and make sure all essential parts are there.  No puzzles or games should be sold without all the pieces.

Accessories to a Main Item
Items such as a crib, stroller, high chair, sit-n-play, pack-n-play and many others have manuals and accessory parts.  Place these in a clear plastic bag and attach them to the main item using masking tape or punch a hole though the plastic bag and attach it to the main item using a zip tie, string or ribbon.

Furniture
Cribs and other furniture often have tools designed specifically for that item.  Bring them to the Consignor Drop Off the Friday before the sale and be prepared to assemble your item. 

If the tools belong to the item, after assembling the item, place the tools in a clear plastic bag and attach it to the item.  The purchaser will use these tools to disassemble the item for transport to their home. 

If the tools are yours, please place a piece of paper inside the bag indicating which tools should be returned to you.  Please label the tools with a masking tape label.  Include your name and telephone number on the piece of paper.  You may fold the paper so that no one sees the information except for the cashier at check-out.

Attach Your Sales Tag

Only one sales tag is needed, even for items with multiple parts or when bundling multiple items together (e.g., books, crib sheets).  

Safety Pins         Use to attach sales tag to clothing, soft items or bags containing multiple items

Masking Tape     Use to attach sales tags to non-clothing and bags containing multiple items

Painters Tape:    Use to attach sales tags to books, puzzle boxes AND for binding set of books together or sealing a puzzle, game or craft box shut.

Packing Tape:    ONLY for sealing clear plastic bags containing multiple items, parts or hardware. 

DO NOT USE ANY OF THESE TO ATTACH YOUR SALES TAG: 

Staples

Straight Pins

Duct Tape

Scotch Tape

Electrical Tape

  • Sales tags affixed to an item with any kind of tape, other than masking tape, will not be allowed on the sales floor.  
  • Consignors will have to create a new tag before it is allowed on the sale floor. 
  • Sales tags with tape over the consignor number or price will have to be re-created before the item before it is allowed on the sale floor. 

NOTE:  We DO allow sales tags from other consignment saleshowever, we consider a beige tag to be a white tag.  If you are using beige tags you must replace them for this sale unless you want (1) all your items to be sold at 1/2 price from 12:00-1:00pm, and (2) you want any unsold items to be donated to charity after the sale.  

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