Top Ten Tagging Blunders for Consignors to Avoid at Kids EveryWEAR Consignment Sale
- #10: Fear of black ink. The truth really is that half of our items sell in the first weekend to volunteers and consignors! Truckloads more sell in the first two public days. If you price in black (or green if you're squeamish), 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. Gail and Beth run the sale and they rarely price in red.
- #9: Hanging in the wrong place. It really doesn't matter how adorable your pink gingham toddler dress is if spends the sale mixed up in the size 8 football jerseys. Yes, Kids EveryWEAR does a fantastic job organizing, but the more mistakes you make in placing your goodies, the more mistakes we make. Two laws: 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, for example.
- #8: High prices. Be competitive. You're going to buy shirts for 2-4 bucks each so pass along the favor. If you get too proud your items will get passed over by the initial rush of customers.
- #7: Thin paper for tags instead of cardstock. I know times are tight, but if you pinch pennies here, your tags will fall off and then you won't make a dime. Shoe tags fall off especially easily because of the weight of the shoes. One good tip is to put clear packing tape on the top corner of the tag for shoes before you hole punch.
- #6: Lame descriptions. Speaking of not making a dime, how can a tag that says "shirt" ever get matched back up with its hot pink Abercrombie polo partner? We do not sell items without tags, but we do make every effort to match tags back up with tagless items. Further, a detailed description that reads "5 pair pink training pants - do not smell" does not exactly help sell the item. (True story!)
- #5: Wrong season. Spring and summer in North Carolina, not the North Pole. We'll pull it. It won't sell and it will put you on our "bad list." We love to buy ahead, but there's just not enough room for out of season items. Sorry.
- #4: Outdated. Kids EveryWear consignors are known for their great quality and current styles, but every sale there are a few items I pull off the racks that I promise you I myself wore to grade school.
- #3: No price. We will make one up, but our policy is always to find in favor of the buyer, not the seller when a price is omitted. This happens lots! Many consignors intend to check out the competition and then forget to ever mark a price.
- #2: Parts and pieces. 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.
- #1: Tagging the hanger. I don't care if you're Bill Gates, four bucks is a lot of money for a hanger. Clothes come off, so please tag the item, not the hanger!!!! Ditto on zip-loc bags (unless you seal the bag tightly with packing tape.)