Pricing Rules and Guidelines -
to make a Profit and Sell Items Quickly
We only have a couple rules when it comes to pricing
Clothing needs to be priced at a minimum of $2.00. If
necessary, combine clothes on one hanger to total $2.00, e.g., a
top and bottom, three onsies. (Non-clothing
items have a minimum price requirement of $1.00).
must price your items in $0.50 increments, (ex. $3.00, $6.50,
$9.00, etc.). No other increments will be accepted to ensure
speedy check-outs for buyers at the sale.
Other than the above rules, the prices of your items are up to you.
Here are a few general guidelines on pricing based on experience:
general, the lower you price your items, the more likely they
will sell. Take into account the brand, age and condition
of the item when you are pricing them.
in great condition generally go for 30-50% of
their original retail price—clothing usually goes for slightly
less depending on the brand (ex. if you paid $12 for a new
dress, a reasonable price would be anywhere from $3.50 - $5.00).
- As you
price merchandise, ask yourself: "How
much would I be willing to pay for this?"
for 0-6 months don't sell well. Consider pricing them
lower and discounting them on Sunday.
tend to sell for $1 - $2, not much more.
and equipment prices are usually priced 30-50% of the original
onesies, sleep'n'plays, sleepsacks, shirts, pants, etc...you can
hang 3 or more together and price as one item. For example, it
can be 4 onesies for $3.
receiving blankets, towels, bibs, socks, etc...again, put at
least 2-3 together in a large Ziploc bag (to help keep them
clean) and tape your price tag to the outside of the bag. Also,
tape the top of the bag so no one can open the bag and remove
Entering and Tagging your
Tagging your merchandise with a
Seller Information Tag
(photo at right), is
extremely important. Without a
tag showing the price, item description and your consignor number, we cannot identify
who to pay. In case we need to double check any
items at the sale site for recalls, please make sure that
you include the name of the manufacturer on every tag.
Simply use our
online tool to generate your tags. The tool guides you through the
tag creation process, but if you have any
questions, don't hesitate to
contact us—we're more than happy to help!
print your tags on white, heavy weight (64lb or higher)
card stock. Please do not make your tags smaller to
fit more on a page. These items do not scan
and have to all be entered in the cash register manually,
making the checkout experience for shopper less than
Seller Information Tag
enter items into our online tool
After you create and print your tags, make sure they are
securely attached to your merchandise—
see how below.
If you make a mistake, please correct it online. Do not make
handwritten changes on the tag. We will not sell any items
that have altered tags. Shoplifters could alter tags and
try to pass them off as changes made by the consignor.
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May Need for Tagging Your Merchandise
is a list of items that can greatly help you in tagging your
Tagging gun (purchase
info) or safety pins
Clear packing tape
Plastic ties (zip ties)
- 64 lb or
higher white card stock
How to Tag Your Merchandise Correctly
When affixing your tags, remember that the clearer your item is marked, the better
it will sell. (Also, tags sometimes get separated from their items—a
clear description will help us match your item with your tag!). Tape/pin/fasten
your tags securely on your items so that they don't come off.
You can tag your
clothing with safety pins, but the fastest way to tag
clothes, especially if you have a lot of them, is with a
tagging gun. Use of a tagging gun also SIGNIFICANTLY
reduces the number of missing or mismatched tags (which
significantly increases the number of your items that can be
sold - Items missing tags can't be sold.)
Where to get a Tagging
Gun: Retail stores charge $20 or more for tagging
need to get a tagging gun and are willing to drive to
downtown L. A. Michael Levine sells tagging guns
for less than $10. Here is a link to their
homepage that contains their contact information.
Pin tag on the upper right hand corner of the item.
Tag must be pinned with either a safety pin or barb from
a tagging gun.
The hanger should face left (like a question mark "?"—see
Staples or straight pins are NOT allowed.
Pants should be secured to hanger with large safety pins
ONLY - no clothes-pins. Do not fold pants
over the hanger. They fall off easily, and
shoppers generally only look at items that are presented
To avoid leaving holes in more delicate fabrics please
run your barb or safety pin through the size tag inside
the clothing or in a seam.
Please do not place any clothing in Ziploc bags.
Tagging of clothing sets – In terms of sets, generally
people only put a tag on the item that is going to be on
the top of the hanger and none on the other piece. The
downside of that is that items can get separated and
then you don’t know what goes with what. We definitely
don’t want two of the barcoded tags on a set because it
would make things confusing at checkout. If you are
willing, I would put the barcoded tag on the item that
is going to be on the top of the hanger and cut out a
blank tag to write the following information on for the
other piece: consignor #, item #, part 2 of a set.
Use a plastic tie to secure pairs of shoes together (see
Secure your tags to your shoes using the same plastic
Use packing tape on the top of the tag to secure it to
the plastic tie, but please don't tape over the barcode.
Please do not place shoes in Ziploc bags.
Tape tag on the back of the book or on the inside back
cover with scotch tape on two sides rather than using
packing tape so that the book isn't damaged when the tag
- For DVD's, VHS movies, and CD's, tape the tag on the
back, but please do not tape them shut so that the
drop off volunteers can check them to make sure the
contents do not have major scratches and that the
contents match the casing. After they have been
checked, please assist the drop off volunteer packing
tape the checked items closed.
not place books in Ziploc bags. Shoppers like to
look inside the books to make sure the pages are not
torn or damaged.
If you have small toys with lots of loose pieces (ex.
blocks, small cars, soldiers) put them all in a Ziploc
bag. Use Ziploc Brand "Big Bags" for larger pieces, if
Secure the top of the bag with packing tape.
Tape your tag on the top of the main item, handwrite
tags for the other pieces that include your consignor
number, description of the item, and part __ of ___.
If the parts are small, put them in a Ziploc bag and put
the handwritten tag in the bag. Then, use packing
tape to attach close the bag and to securely attach it
to the main item.
Examples of Other Items
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Printing Your Tags -- IMPORTANT
When customers buy your items, we scan the bar
codes on your seller information tags. This keeps track of the items
you've sold and allows us to pay you accurately at the end of the sale.
Follow these instructions carefully when printing your
use heavy paper such as card stock (65lb
paper or higher). Regular copy/printer paper is too thin
and will tear easily. Paper must be at minimum 24lb, but Card
stock is our preferred choice.
to be white or very light in color. Bar codes will not scan on
- Please make
sure your printer is not smudging the bar code to ensure our scanning
equipment can read your tag properly.
- When you
go to print your tags make sure
your pop-up blocker is turned off, or you may not get the screen
that shows you your tags before you print. If you still run into
issues, you might also have to disable your Norton Internet
Security (if installed), to print.
printing, cut out your tags (6 will print on a page),
and then attach them securely to your items.
- To help
us sort items after the sale, please highlight the words
with a highlighter (any color) on items you plan to donate.
Selecting Items for Discount and Donation
As you enter items with our
online tool, you will have
the chance to specify which items you wish to donate to charity (if
any), and if you want your items included in the Last Day 50% Sale.
- Donating Unsold Merchandise to Charity
If you want to donate any of your unsold items to
charity rather than picking them up, just select the 'Check
to Donate' box on the 'Work with consigned items' screen. If
you do not want to donate unsold items to charity, then leave the
box unchecked. Note that any
items not picked up on the last day of the sale will be donated or
become property of Kids Consignment 4 You.
- Last Day
The Last Day 50% Sale is where items that haven't sold yet can be
offered at half price. If one of your goals is to clear
out space in your rooms, garages and closets, then we encourage you
to select the 'Check to discount' box on the
consigned items' screen for any items you wouldn't mind being sold
at half price on the last day sale.
Cheat Sheet: Consolidated info/tips on
tagging and dropping off your items properly.
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