How to Tag

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

Preparing Your Items

  • Check the Items Accepted chart first. Tag the big items that get the most money first.
  • Please check for your equipment on this recall list. We do not accept recalled items.
  • Kids EveryWear only accepts quality, clean, and current items! Scrutinize each item as though YOU were going to buy it.
  • Check for stains, holes, missing parts, etc. These are unacceptable.
  • Thoroughly clean baby equipment, including washing the fabric covers of car seats and strollers to make sure yours sell.
    • A magic eraser is your friend!
    • Lestoil and Dawn dish detergent work wonders on grease stains!
    • Lysol wipes also are amazing to help clean toys and equipment.
  • A fresh laundering and ironing will help sell your item. 

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Supplies Needed

  • 65 or 67 lb Cardstock - Use your assigned color if you want to pick up your unsold items at sale end. Please use white cardstock to tag any items that you wish to donate if they do not sell! This helps tremendously reduce our sorting time, but most importantly blesses needy children. Please consider donating! See Donating Unsold Items for more info on who gets donated items. 
  • Red pen if you choose No Discount.
    Green pen if you choose 50% off Max Discount.
    We REQUIRE THAT YOU USE THE CORRECT COLOR PEN TO CIRCLE THE PRICE to ensure your discount choice is clear to our shoppers. The word under the price is not enough to help the shopper understand the discount.
  • Scissors or paper cutter
  • Tape and hole punch. Tape corner before you hole punch
  • Plastic hangers: Child-sized hangers work best for clothing up to size 4. Adult hangers work well for sizes 5 and up. Wire hangers are allowed but not preferred. They snag fabrics and are hard to separate on the racks. We recommend you ask Old Navy for hangers, especially on Sunday afternoons. They throw away hundreds every day!
  • Cable ties (zip-ties). These are available in electrical dept. of Home Depot, Lowes and Wal-Mart) to secure tags to clothing. Note: Cable ties are mandatory - no safety pins except when impossible to cable tie!!! Cable ties are cheaper, easier to use and prevent tag removal. See below for details on how to use. Northern Tool has the best prices on cable ties! DO NOT ATTACH CLOTHING TO HANGERS WITH CABLE TIES!!!
  • A tagging gun is allowed IN THE SEAM ONLY but zipties are always more secure! Attaching tags with TWO tag pins is better than attaching them with safety pins for items without a way to use a cable tie. 



  • Safety pins in the seam only (Safety pins are not accepted unless it is impossible to attach tags with cable ties as in the case of many new "tagless" tees and PJs. Safety pins are fine for these, but be careful not to damage delicate knit fabric! A tagging gun is preferred over safety pins but use cable ties every time there is a place to attach them to!) You may attach slippery clothing items to hangers with safety pins. Do not use zipties for this purpose!
  • Ziploc bags (assorted sizes) for toys, socks, etc. Large sizes are the cheapest at Dollar Tree. Be certain to seal them shut with packing tape and attach the tag to the outside of the bag. Items that can be displayed without putting them in a Ziploc should not be put in one - for example, shoes, slippers, socks, bibs, etc. Only use Ziplocs when necessary. They make items more difficult to view.
  • Packing tape for attaching tags to toys, etc. DO NOT TAPE OVER THE QR CODE!
  • Painters tape for attaching tags to books and game/puzzle boxes (prevents tearing).
  • Scotch tape to reinforce tags at hole punch, especially on shoes, toys, and heavy items as these fall off easily.
  • Long cable ties for hanging shoes - a string of two long cable ties is great for displaying shoes at the sale!
  • Rubber bands for grouping all same-size, same-gender items after pricing
  • Batteries to bring toys to working condition

General Tag Information

When tags become separated from items, everyone loses! We will not sell items without tags because the consignor cannot be properly paid. Help us sell as many of your items as possible by making every effort to ensure those tags stay put!

What if I have items tagged from another consignment sale or from a previous Kids EveryWEAR SALE?

We do not accept any tags from other sales!!!

You will be assigned a unique QR code at Kids EveryWEAR and you must use our tags! We have rewritten our checkout software and are requiring ALL PREVIOUS KIDS EVERYWEAR CONSIGNORS to switch to our NEW TAGS with QR CODES on them as of June 2019. We have never changed tags before and hope to never require it again!

If your items are leftover from other sales (including ours), please evaluate their condition in light of Kids EveryWEAR pricing guidelines and mark them down in price and/or discount choice when you re-tag them! If they didn't sell last time, they most likely won't sell at the same price again!

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Remember, for the Boutique Bash you MUST type your descriptions online and can't use our sticker option! Handwritten descriptions are allowed for KE and EE. We recommend typed descriptions because it is faster and it puts the description in your QR code. If you purchase a Seller Report, only typed descriptions will be on the report.

 

Stickers are NOT allowed at the Boutique Bash. But you can use them for markdowns for KE and EE.

Next check out Tagging Blunders so you can avoid them!

Tagging clothes

  • All clothing must be on hangers (except undergarments, including "Onesie" undershirts).
    • Undergarments are the ONLY clothing items that are to be in clear Ziploc bags! Sleepers, pj's, snap-crotch shirts, etc. will not sell in bags!
  • Place all clothing on hangers with the hook opening such that as you face the item, the hook looks like a question mark "?". See photo.
  • Snap all snaps and button all buttons to ensure they are all accounted for and that the item will display well.
  • DO NOT attach clothing to hangers using cable ties. Use safety pins if you think your item will slip off of the hanger easily. Customers want to try on items before purchasing and cannot do so if you zip tie your item to the hanger.
  • Pants should be hung full length, not folded over the hanger. If using a wire hanger, run the safety pin through the thinner pocket fabric, catch the TOP angled part of the hanger on the back, and run the safety pin back to the front of the pants. Don't attach the safety pins to the bottom straight part of the hanger. The pants will fold in half and slide around  
    easily if you use the bottom straight part of the hanger.
  • Selling infant onesies as sets of 2 or more safety pinned together on a hanger is recommended over selling individually. Selling infant separates as outfits is also recommended if they are the exact same size. Do not mix sizes. Hang the pieces of the set back to back in the following manner: hang the shirt on the hanger, turn the hanger over and attach the pants to the shirt at the shoulders with the front of the pants facing the opposite direction of the shirt. So on one side, you see the front of the shirt, but when you flip over the set you see the front of the pants. 
  • Separate all clothing into piles by price to expedite tagging.
  • Use the link from your registration confirmation email to go to the Print Tags page of our website. Enter your code and last name. Then enter the details for 12 tags at a time and print them on your assigned color of 65 or 67 lb cardstock or white cardstock if you are choosing to donate the leftovers after the event. Read the Print Tags page carefully!
  • Complete TYPED Descriptions are REQUIRED on all tags for our Boutique Bash but not for KE or EE. For all of our events, you must include 3+ words with Brand/Color/Description that is not generic but specific such that if your tag falls off, we can match it back up, and so that no one can find your tag and use it on another lost tag item. Customers get extremely frustrated when they set their minds on an item and we can't match the tag to the item! We also want to ensure that tags can't be swapped accidentally when items are tried on. You can include details such as the cut, wash, color, girls vs boys, and distinguishing features that will help us get the tag back on the correct item.

    IF YOU DO NOT INCLUDE 3+ WORDS COMPLETE DESCRIPTIONS, YOU WILL BE CHANGED TO A 55% FEE.

Clothing Sizes

  • For children's clothing sizes, do NOT use S, M, or L as this means absolutely nothing from one brand to the next! Use only numeric sizing. 
  • Items with a size range, i.e., 3-6 months, 6-9 months, 12-18 months, or 18-24 months will hang with the LARGEST size in the range or compare them to other items and mark and hang them as the size they are closest to.
  • If you KNOW an item fits weird, a 2T fits exactly like all your other 18m items, for instance, label item "fits like 18m" as the size and place it with the other 18m items. Be careful you're not biased by the size of your child, but by comparable items of clothing!
  • Use the description space to "sell" your item. 
  • Attach tags to garments as you complete them.
  • Cable ties work best for almost all clothing items and some other miscellaneous items like Snuglis and diaper bags. Once a cable tie is fastened properly, it cannot come open.
    • Be sure to strengthen the top left corner of tags with a small piece of scotch tape prior to hole-punching to reinforce its security.
    • Simply punch a hole in each tag in the designated spot, slip the cable tie through the hole and loop it through the garment label, buttonhole, belt loop, etc. Make certain to zip the cable tie correctly so that it cannot slide open! Check that you didn't insert it through the tie zipper backward!
  • Do not attach a cable tie to the hanger, only to the garment, so the customer can try the item on.
  • If there is no secure place on the garment through which to loop a cable tie (tagless t-shirts for example), use a safety pin through your hole punch and position the tag on the garment's upper left, i.e. "over the heart". NEVER attach tags to hangers, but only directly to garments!
  • When hanging pants, be sure you PIN the pants to the hanger shoulders, not the straight bottom edge, to keep them from sliding around and to display them best. Pant hangers with clips are ideal. Do not fold pants over hangers. Do not attach clothing to hangers using zip ties. Customers want to try on items.
  • For sets, hang the shirt on the hanger and then pin the pants to the back of the shirt at the shoulders, catching the top of the hanger, so that both pieces can be viewed fully without unpinning or raising the shirt, with the pants facing the opposite direction of the shirt. This allows shoppers to see the pants easily and prevents them from becoming separated from the outfit. Be sure both items of your set are the same size, otherwise please sell separately! See directions for pricing sets on the Pricing page.
  • If you choose to hang pieces of a matching outfit on separate hangers (i.e. delicate fabric that may be damaged by pins), secure the necks of the hangers with a cable tie. Do not use rubber bands for this purpose! Make certain pants will stay on the hanger!

Tagging Multiple Piece Items and Clothing Sets

  • On all multiple-piece clothing items and on large multiple piece items (i.e. crib and changing table set or car seat with 2 bases) write "1 of 2" and "2 of 2" with descriptions on each piece, but ONLY put a price on the tag on the most visible part of the set!!! Use one of the Duplicate Tags on our Print Tags page for the 2nd piece or additional pieces of the set with no price on that piece so we can't accidentally scan the set twice. If pieces of the set get separated, the duplicate tags help us match them back up.
  • Do not attach the tag to the hanger! Only to garment! Customers want to try on these items. If you cable-tie the item to the hanger, they can't try them on and your items won't sell as readily.
  • Please use TWO tag pins if you use a tagging gun and DO NOT push the tag pin through the main fabric, only through a seam where it absolutely can't damage the item.

Tagging Socks, Undergarments, Accessories, etc.

  • Group like items of the same size together so that they can be priced at a $5 minimum. Put these neatly in Ziplocs and seal with clear packing tape. Tape the tag with a detailed description on the outside of the bag. Do not tape over QR code. We only accept socks and undergarments that are in new condition. 
  • Hang bra on a hanger with safety pins, not zip ties. Do not bag bras! As with all clothing, do not use zip ties on the hanger as consignors want to try on items, and we want your items to sell!
  • Belts - Do not put in bags but add a zip tie in order to hang on hooks.
  • Hair bows and headbands - do not put in bags but add zip tie in order to hang on hooks.

 

Tagging Jewelry and Hats, etc.

  • Attach tags to jewelry. Feel free to attach jewelry to cardboard or the original earring plastic if you have it.

  • Attach the tags to purses, clutches, and wallets with a cable tie to the zipper or a strap that can't be removed.

  • For hats, as with any item, if there is a label or a place to which you can attach a zip tie, use it. Otherwise, use a safety pin.
  • Hang all Snuglis, Bjorn Carriers, Slings and Head Supports on hangers.

            

Tagging Shoes

  • Shoes should be joined with extra-long cable ties so that they display well at the sale. If you only have short ties, use one to secure the pair together and then add one or more cable ties to create a chain. This helps them to display well on our rack system. Add one to two cable ties through the one joining the shoes so that the tie will be long enough to hang the shoes neatly on our shoe rack.
  • If shoes have no way to attach a zip tie, you may want to rubberband them together and use packing tape to attach the tag to one shoe's bottom. Be sure not to tape over the QR code.
  • Please, no Ziploc bags! Shoes in Ziploc bags or tight/short cable ties do not hang and display well!
  • Shoes must be clean and like-new with no scuffed toes! "Magic Erasers" remove superficial scuffs!
  • Make sure descriptions are detailed.
  • Please do not put a price tag on each shoe, only one tag per pair.

Tagging Books

  • Books will not be accepted at the Boutique Bash, but we love getting books at KE and EE. 
  • Check books for missing, torn pages.
  • Painters tape is best for attaching tags to books and game/puzzle boxes (prevents tearing).
  • Cover the book's original barcode with painter's tape. This helps us scan the QR code and NOT the original barcode!
  • Attach the tag with painters tape around all four sides securely but don't cover the QR code.
  • If you group multiple titles, seal them in a Ziploc with clear packing tape, attach tag to bag, and list all titles under tag description.
  • Books must have the TITLE on your tag as well as the word BOOK and be taped fully around all 4 edges of the tag so the tag can’t fall off. 

Tagging Games & Puzzles

  • Prior to taping boxed items shut, count the # of pieces and write "all pieces included" on the tag. Blue painters tape is ideal for sealing these as it is less likely to tear delicate surfaces. Even if you think it is new, it is often the case that pieces are missing. Please count pieces!
  • Be sure to wrap wooden puzzles in plastic wrap first before taping or tape ruins the front of the puzzle! Seal the plastic wrap with clear packing tape, but be sure packing tape does not come in direct contact with the puzzle! 2-gallon Ziplocs also fit puzzles well and help prevent damage.

Puzzles, games, and all multi-pieced items MUST be complete. Assemble them or count items to verify completeness, then mark "all pieces included" on tags and seal to prevent loss.





If an item is in a Ziploc, please attach the price tag to the Ziploc and use packing tape to seal the Ziploc well.

 

 

  

Tagging Toys

  • Consider providing manuals and/or internet reviews for high-dollar items, especially if they have unique features. Secure them to items in a Ziploc bag.
  • Open boxes to count pieces and to check content before sealing then mark tag "complete."
  • Packing tape and/or cable ties are usually ideal for toy items.
  • Strengthen the top left corner of tags for toys with a small piece of scotch tape prior to hole punching to reinforce its security. Many tags fall off when people rummage through shelves and bins.
  • Toys get played with! Secure pieces carefully! We cannot be responsible if your toy parts get separated. If there are multiple pieces being sold together, secure them well.
  • Batteries MUST be included with all battery-operated items. Because Kids EveryWear is committed to customer satisfaction, we reserve the right to pull any items of questionable condition from the sales floor. We cannot offer returns, so shoppers are quite wary to purchase items that may not work. Dollar stores sell batteries.
  • Cribs, swings, and pack 'n plays MUST be set up by you! We have a 100% selling record for all assembled cribs!
  • Zip tie electrical cords!
  • Battery-powered ride-ons should have batteries. They sell well and you will recoup the cost of the battery and more if you order a battery in order to sell your ride-on! 

Tagging Other Items

Comforters, Crib sets/Bumpers, Baby Blankets, Bibs, Swaddles, etc.

  • We do not accept crib bedding except approved blankets - muslin or new only.
  • We only accept brand new baby blankets of any type or muslin baby blankets. Muslin blankets should be on hangers. Hang them on the blanket rack in the Infant Department at Drop-off. If you can't hang new blankets, we have baskets for them under the racks of muslin blankets.
  • We prefer bibs NOT to be in bags, so people can clearly see that they do not have stains.

Read about Pricing next!