AUMC Kids' Stuff Consignment Sale

Sales Tag Instructions


Keep Calm & Start Tagging!
Tagging your items is the most time consuming part of consigning your items for sale.  Start NOW!  Try to tag 5 to 10 items each day.  Tag your most expensive items first.  Tag less expensive items last, if you have time.

Gather Your Supplies
  • Hangers
  • Safety Pins
  • Masking Tape
  • Plastic Bags
  • Packing Tape 
  • Blue Painters Tape
  • Zip Ties
  • Card Stock Paper or Index Cards - colored and/or white

Create your Sales Tags
Sales tags may be hand written or you may use a template 
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


Your sales tag must contain the following minimum information:
  • Your Consignor Number
  • Size of Clothing (if applicable)
  • Gender of Clothing (if applicable)
  • Description of Item
  • Price of Item
  • A red X if you do NOT want to sell the item at 1/2 price at the end of the sale

Read this entire page to learn how to correctly create and attach your sales tag   

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 most items, including cribs, sports equipment, feeding items, boxes of diapers, toys, wall decorations, photo frames, DVD, CDs, hard cover books, and on the outside of a plastic bag containing multiple items.  

Tape ONLY the top and bottom of the sales tag to the item. 

DO NOT tape all four sides of the sales tag to the item.

DO NOT tape over your Consignor Number at the top or the Price at the bottom of the sales tag.

Blue Painter's Tape -
Use to attach sales tags ONLY to paper back books, cardboard puzzle boxes, VHS cardboard tape boxes.

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, Magic Tape, Duct Tape, Electrical Tape -
Do Not Use To Attach A Sales Tag.

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

Plastic Bags - Plastic bags are great for items with multiple pieces (e.g., building blocks, doll clothing, socks, art supplies, tools required to assemble a crib, etc.).  Seal the open end of the bag with packing tape so that the bag cannot be opened during the sale.  Attach the sales tag to the outside of the bag using masking tape.

Plastic WrapDo Not Use -  In order to receive payment for your consigned items, the Tag Counting Team sorts and tabulates the sales tags for each consignor after the Sale.  The top tag is from an item wrapped entirely in plastic wrap.  Neither the Cashier Team nor the Tag Counting Team could remove the tag from the plastic wrap and this is the result.   

The Kids' Stuff Consignment Sale reserves the right to retain any proceeds from items with incorrect / incomplete sales tags or sales tags attached incorrectly.

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”).

DO NOT Wal-Mart or Dollar Tree index cards.  They are thin and easily removed and could result in your item being sold for an amount lower than you had wished.  

DO NOT use paper to create your sales tags.  Items with sales tags made of paper 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

NOTE:  We do allow sales tags from other consignment sales, however, a beige tag is considered a white tag.  If your items have a beige tag you must either replace them or sell them at 1/2 price during the final hour of the Sale.  You may collect your unsold items from 1:00 until 2:00 pm, however.


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

What Your Sales Tag Should Look Like

 

Tag Instructions

 

Example Tag

Hole Punch O Safety Pin

        
        Consignor Number

Item Description

Description of Item = brand, color, gender, size,  # of pieces, etc.

Item Price

Half Price or Not?










Hole Punch O 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 9 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.

If the item has several parts / components, please make sure that all parts are labeld with a sales tag with the Consignor Number, and number the partSee belowOnly one sales tag should have a price on it.

O

Consignor Number


First Step Outdoor Playhouse including 2 chairs, 1 table, &  1 umbrella

 

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The Kids' Stuff Consignment Sale reserves the right to retain all proceeds from items with incorrect / incomplete sales tags or sales tags attached incorrectly.

Clothing and Soft Items
  Sale tags should be attached to clothing, blankets, pillows, sheets and other soft items so on with a safety pin.  

•  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.

•  The hanger should face left, like a question mark.

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


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•  If hanging pants on a hanger, as shown in the middle image above, you must attach the safety pins to the top of the hanger, not the bottom. 

•  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.

•  For several items of clothing bundled together (e.g., 2-piece outfit, costume pieces, 2+ shirts) you may wrap masking tape around the neck of the hangers.  You may also safety pin the items together.  Both of these steps help prevent the individual items from being separated from one another. 

·    Pants
Pants may be hung on child-size pants hangers or as shown above using safety pins at the TOP of the hanger.  Do not fold pants over the hanger.

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

·        Leggings, Tights and Socks
Do not place leggings and tights 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.   If you are placing multiple socks or leggings inside a plastic bag the items must be undamaged and of the same size.  If the customer wants to open the back at Checkout and finds that the items are damaged, missing a matching item or not of the same size, the items will be discarded.

Layette, Crib Sheets, Blankets
Layette, crib sheets, blankets, etc. may be tagged individually or bundled together. You may bind them together with a large safety pin, place them in a clear plastic bag, or wrap the folded pieced with masking tape.  

Items with Many Parts
If you have items with multiple parts or multiple items of the same kind (e.g., blocks, small cars, craft items) place all pieces inside a clear plastic bag.   

Seal the seam of the bag with clear packing tape.  

Affix your sales tag to the outside of 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.  

Non-Clothing Items

Most non-clothing items, including plastic bags filled with multiple items (socks, blocks, doll clothes), toys,  feeding items, , boxes of diapers, wall decoration, and so on, should have their sales tag attached using masking tape at the top and the bottom of the sales tag, ensuring that the consignor number and price can be seen
Individual large items, such as a high chair, baby gate, bike, car seat, and the like, can have their sales tag attached using masking tape only at the top and the bottom of the sales tag, ensuring that the consignor number and price can be seen – or – by using a zip tie to attach the sales tag.
Books & Puzzle Boxes – You may seal puzzle boxes or bind multiple books together with a rubber band OR with blue painters tape.

You may also use blue painters tape to attach the sales tag to paper back books, cardboard puzzle boxes or cardboard VHS tape boxes so that the paper cover of the book does not rip, or the cardboard puzzle box is not damaged, when removing the sales tag from the item at the Cashier Station. 

Place the sales tag to the BACK of a puzzle box, VHS tape box or book.


This is the ONLY time it is acceptable to use blue painters tape.  

Shoes - Sales tags may be safety pinned though an eyelet or attached to the pair of shoes using string, ribbon or a zip tie to bind the shoes together.

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 the bag 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.  This includes hardware necessary to disassemble the item for transportation home by the buyer.

Furniture
Cribs and other furniture sell best when assembled.  These items 
often have tools designed specifically for that item.  Bring the tools with you to the Friday Consignor Drop Off Period and be prepared to assemble your item.  The bag of tools should be labeled "Give to Purchaser" or "Return to Seller" and have the Consignors name and telephone number on the label.

If the tools belong to the item, after assembling the item, place the tools in a clear plastic bag, seal the bag, and attach it to the item using a zip tie or masking tape. 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.



The Kids' Stuff Consignment Sale reserves the right to retain all proceeds from items with incorrect / incomplete sales tags or sales tags attached incorrectly.   

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