Top Ten Tagging Blunders to Avoid

#1: No description

Our tags require you to enter the prices and your discount choice online. You may type a complete 3+ word description online or handwrite it, but typed descriptions are preferred and faster. Add details to differentiate your blue tee from other blue tees, such as v-neck or round neck or pocket or no pocket as well as L/S or long-sleeved or S/S or short-sleeved.

Please tape the corner of your tag before hole punching and use zip ties NOT safety pins anywhere possible.

For the EverythingELSE Sale you must have a minimum price of $3 on clothing items except undergarments.

If you are taping the tag to an item, do not cover the QR code with packing tape! We change consignors to Drop 'n Go 55% if we find any items in your code without a thorough description.

Remember:  If you want to change your price or discount choice or description, you must retag your item. You can not alter the price or discount choice with a pen! You can print QR stickers on our print tag page for each price point and use those to change prices and discounts.

 

#2: Not checking our Items Accepted Chart

Please refer to our Items Accepted chart to know what we do and do not accept at the EverythingELSE Sale. There is an additional $1 fee per unaccepted item if we find that you have five or more items that we have to pull because they are unacceptable.

 #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 not 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: Safety pin or tag gun through the fabric

Please use pins or tag guns only through seams to avoid creating holes in items. But zip-ties are BEST for security and fabric. We require zip ties or a tagging gun NOT safety pins anytime it is possible. 

#6: Thin paper for tags instead of cardstock 

We require that you print 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 or scotch tape on the top corner of all tags before you hole punch and consider putting two layers on shoe tags. Please do not cover the QR code with tape.

#7: High prices

Be competitive; don't overprice. Ask yourself what you'd be willing to pay at a consignment sale for this item.

#8: Fear of discounts

The truth is that half of our items sell to Crew and Consignors at full price! Truckloads more sell at full price to the public. If you price to allow a discount, 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 

Do not zip tie clothing or your tag to the hanger! Only attach the tag to the item so shoppers can try on your items.

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

It really doesn't matter how adorable your pink dress is if it spends the sale mixed up in the men's clothing. Yes, we do a fantastic job organizing, but the more mistakes you or your helpers make when 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 10/12 belongs on the size 12 rack or write "10/12 fits like 10" and hang on the 10's rack if that is what it fits like.

Join our Consignor Facebook Group and post your consigning and tagging questions there!

Now you are ready to print your tags and start tagging!