Prep

Gather

  1. Gather all items desired to sell in sale.  

  2. Please make sure items are season appropriate.

  3. Make sure all clothing items are in great condition! No stains, rips, holes, etc.  

  4. Count pieces to puzzles, make sure toys work and have working batteries.

  5. Wash any items that require washing. Clean toys.  

  6. Organize items into size/gender/type for your ease and organization. This helps for entering, tagging, and dropping off!

  7. Combine small items into zip lock bags if applicable.

Enter

  1. Enter items into the sales manager online.

  2. Login using consignor number and password.

  3. To navigate the sales manager and work with consigned inventory/enter items: Activities Menu>work with consigned inventory>Active Inventory

  4. Enter Items into sales manager first by selecting a category

  5. Choose Category/enter size/description (there are two lines for this)

  6. Price (min. is $2)

  7. Quantity (only applies if there are more than one of the same exact item)

  8. Check to Discount or Donate. Submit.

  9. As you are entering descriptions, remember to use abbreviations like NWT (New With Tags) AND to make sure you include as much descriptive information as will fit.  If a tag becomes separated from an item, we use these descriptions to try and find the items and attach the tag.

  10. You can work with inventory, edit items, and various tasks on the active inventory page.

Tag

  1. There are options to print all tags all at once or select which tags to print.

  2. Printing 10 tags at a time then tagging the  10 items helps when you are planning to add a lot of items to the sale.

  3. Print Tags (on white cardstock paper)

  4. Cut out tags

  5. Secure tags

  6. All items must be hung on hangers and tagged at drop off. No exceptions.

  7. All tags must be crisp and clear with no fuzzy lines and printed with black ink on white card stock.

Drop Off

  1. Make sure you have chosen a drop off time and registration.

  2. Retrieve your inventory report, by item number, and print. Bring two copies to the sale. There may be a $5 fee if you do not bring a inventory report to drop off.

  3. Arrive at your drop-off appointment, and bring a copy of your seller report inside.  Bring in one item to check in, and to check scanning.

  4. Once checked in, proceed to a line to check in all items.  All items will be checked in by a volunteer. Provide the other copy of your inventory report to the volunteer.  Clothing will be inspected for quality/season/etc.

  5. Once items are checked in, you will proceed to the sales floor to put away your items by category/size/etc. Expect items to be returned to you and indicated on your list. This list is to help you with looking for stuff not taken at drop off.

Tagging Supplies:

( Most you can get at the Dollar Store)

  1. Metal Hangers( Sometimes I have them, email me)

  2. Zip Ties

  3. Card Stock or Cover Stock (65lb or higher)

  4. Ziploc bags

  5. Packaging Tape

  6. Tagging Gun/Barbs or Safety Pins

Tagging Guidelines:

Clothing Items

  1. Make sure hanger opens to the left (like a question mark) and secured. See picture below

  2. Pants/Skirts must be pinned to the angled top part of the hanger

  3. Clothing items MUST BE hung in the hanger through the neck and arms.  No more than 2 items per hanger unless a multi-piece set. New items can remain on the original hanger.

  4. Use large safety pins for heavier items. Do not fold pants over the hanger.

  5. Consider using zip ties to attach items when applicable.

  6. Remember our 50 item limit per gender through size 12 months.  No limit on size 18 months and up.

  7. Consider a unique identifier on your hanger to make pickup of unsold items easier (ie: ribbon tied to top, unique tape around top)

  8. Tag must be either attached with a tagging gun (secure tag either through neck tag or right armpit of garment to avoid putting holes in the items ) or safety pinned to upper right of garment.  For extra security, place a piece of tape over the pin where tag is fastened to garment.)

  9. Outfits: Hang top piece on hanger with hook to the left. Flip over and attach second piece to the back. See picture below.

tagging example.png

Shoes

  1. All shoes must be zip tied together.  Tag should have a hole punched and run through zip tie, before closing

  2. Do not use a plastic bag for shoes unless you are unable to ziptie the shoes together.

  3. There is a 10 pair shoe limit per gender.  This does not include sport cleats or rain/winter boots.

  4. NO WET SHOES!  Make sure you clean them and give them time to dry.

Toys

  1. Make sure the item has ALL pieces.

  2. Secure any loose items in a plastic bag.  Bag must be secured to toy with either a zip tie or packaging tape.  I suggest listing your consignor number on the bag.

  3. Make sure all toys that require batteries, have batteries and work.  There will be a $5 fee if we need to add working batteries.

Books

  1. Single books – secure tag to back cover.

  2. Bundles of books – place in Ziploc bag and seal, or secure with strong twine or present curling ribbon.  Secure tag to cover. Include a list of books, if the titles can not be read on the spine of the book.

Puzzles & Games

  1. Make sure all pieces are included

  2. Tape sides of box to seal package shut.  Adhere tag to outside of package.

  3. If selling a board puzzle (without a box), put the puzzle in a Ziploc bag and seal shut.  If it’s large, you may need to use two bags. If you prefer to wrap the puzzle, put together on the board, in plastic wrap, make sure the wrap is tightly secured so no pieces fall out.

  4. Children are great at making sure everything is complete!

Big Items  

  1. Big item claim tickets will be available at drop off.  When you get to the sale, you will fill out the big item claim ticket and put your bar-coded tag on the ticket.  

  2. A big item is considered anything large/bulky, over $20 or important to you.

Socks/Hats

  1. Secure socks in Ziploc bags and attach tag to outside.

  2. If selling a single hat, attach tag to item.

  3. Tags can be secured to the item or secured to the outside of a bag. Just make sure the tag is secure and will not come off the item.

This is a guideline to best practice. We are here for you every step of the way and are always there to help guide at drop off!