Top Ten Tagging Blunders for Consignors to Avoid at Kids EveryWEAR Consignment Sale

Don't Forget 

We've created a searchable Items Accepted Chart and a printable Pricing Guide to help you as you tag! We are accepting ALL SEASONS of Juniors, Ladies & Mens Clothing at our Summer EverythingELSE Sale, but we are not accepting adult clothing at our Fall sale in September! 

#1: Old tags

Our new tags require you to enter the prices online. This will make checkout much easier for everyone and minimize your time at checkout! Remember, as of July 2019 we require new tags with QR codes on them! If your items do not have QR code tags, they will not be sold.

 

#2: Not checking our Items Accepted Chart

We have this handy dandy Items Accepted Chart. Please refer to it each sale.

 #3: Tagging the hanger

I don't care if you're Bill Gates, $4 is a lot of money for a hanger. Clothes come off, so please tag the item, not the hanger!!! Speaking of hangers, be sure to check our instructions about hanging pants too. If they flop together on the hanger, they won't sell. Be sure they stay flat and look great. Merchandising is where it's at.

 
tagged hanger example pants 
 

#4: Parts and pieces must be securely packaged

Work in toys for five minutes and you'll be a believer! That bin of Legos will get dumped in the Dora bin if you don't securely tape the lid! Also, multi-pieced clothing sets should be secured together with a safety pin or cable tie.

#5: Lame descriptions or no descriptions at all

How can a tag that says "shirt" ever get matched back up with its hot pink Carters partner? We do not sell items without tags, but we do make every effort to match tags back up with tagless items. Similarly, a detailed description that reads "5 pair pink training pants - do not smell" does not exactly help sell the item. (True story!)

#6: Thin paper for tags instead of cardstock 

If you pinch pennies here, your tags will fall off, and then you won't make a dime. Be sure you are printing your tags on 65 or 67 lb cardstock not regular weight paper. Shoe tags fall off especially easily because of the weight of the shoes. Put clear packing tape on the top corner of all tags before you hole punch.
 

#7: High prices

Be competitive; don't overprice. You're going to buy shirts for 2-4 bucks each, so pass along the favor. Ask yourself what you'd be willing to pay at a consignment sale for this item.
 

#8: Fear of 75% off

The truth really is that HALF of our items sell to volunteers and consignors at full price! Truckloads more sell at full price to the public. If you price to allow a max of 75% off, the only things that will get discounted are slightly overpriced to begin with or items you probably don't want back in the first place.

 

#9: Attaching clothing to the hanger

Customers want to try on your items. Make it easy for them. You want your items to sell, so don't make them hard to try on.

 

#10: Hanging in the wrong place at drop-off 

It really doesn't matter how adorable your pink gingham toddler dress is if it spends the sale mixed up in the size 8 football jerseys. Yes, Kids EveryWEAR does a fantastic job organizing, but the more mistakes you or your helpers make placing your goodies, the less chance you have of selling them. Two rules: Hang to the right of the size sign as you face the rack and SIZE UP!!! That means a tag that says 6-9 months belongs on the 9 month rack. There is an additional fee per ten items we correct.

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