After you have entered your inventory online, you will print your own barcode tags. From your Consignor Homepage, click on “Work With Consigned Inventory” and then “Print Tags.” You must print on standard white cardstock. Do not use slick or designer cardstock as it may prevent your barcodes from scanning properly.
Tips for Printing Clear Barcode Tags
- Don’t print too dark. It is better to print a little light than too dark. Don’t print on the “High Quality” setting, print on the normal setting. This is especially true for inkjet printers. Some cardstock papers can soak up the ink when it is sprayed too dark, causing the edges of the barcode to be fuzzy and not scan. The edges of a barcode need to be crisp.
- Align the print cartridges. Printer cartridges in ink jets can get out of alignment, especially when you change cartridges. This can cause the edge of the barcode not to be clean and straight. There should be a utility that came with your printer software that allows you to align the cartridges.
- Don’t use designer cardstock. Designer cardstock that is “fiberous” can soak up ink from an inkjet and cause the edges of a barcode to be fuzzy. Use standard dense cardstock. Avoid cardstock with a slick surface as it can cause ink to smudge.
- Don’t scale the printing. When printing your barcodes/tags, do not adjust the scaling on the page. Print that tag at 100% just like it is generated. If you use a “shrink to fit” option or scale other than 100%, it can adjust the barcode causing it to be unscannable.
Attaching Consignor Tags
Attach safety pin tags to clothing on the front right of the item as you face it. If the fabric is delicate, you can pin to the inside garment label. (In order to help prevent theft and shoppers trying to switch tags when they are trying items on, you may want to put clear tape over the top of your safety pin to secure it to the tag. This will also help tags not to fall off of the items as shoppers try on. Please take the time to pin and tape carefully. We cannot sell items with lost tags).
Attach tag with string, zip ties, or clothespins. You may tape the tag to the inside of the shoe or sole using clear packaging tape. We don’t have room on the shelves for shoe boxes unless the shoes are new in the box.
Attach earrings through the top of the tag and tape the back if needed. Attach tags to necklaces, bracelets, watches, and brooches using twine or a pin. You can attach a ring to a tag using twine or heavy string. (Items in bags do not sell well so please attach the tag directly to the jewelry item.)
LARGE FURNITURE & DISH SETS
You can bring tags with you to Drop-Off for large furniture pieces and complete dish sets in a box. We will attach your tag to a LARGE ITEM tear tag for pieces that cannot be carried to the check-out.
Attaching tags to lamps and home décor may take a bit of creativity. Use string, tape, zip ties or clothespins to hold pieces together, or plastic bags to put them in. Just remember that the tag must be securely attached to the item without damaging it and should be easy to find and read.
ART & MIRRORS
When attaching tags to framed art, tape the tag either to the glass or to the back of the picture. You may want to use masking tape instead of packaging tape. Do not tape it to the frame itself as it may damage it when removing the tag.
Here is our general rule which will help you as you prepare your dishes for the sale:
- Stemware, glass and dish sets of 4 can be tied or grouped together with one tag which clearly states “SET OF 4″
- We do not accept dishes or glasses that are not a part of a set of 4 or more UNLESS they are serving platters or pitchers.
- Stemware, glass and dish sets of more than 4 need to come in a box with two identical tags. (Be sure they have the same item number. When printing tags, you can select “2″ in the quantity box which will allow you to print two of the same tag.) One tag will be attached to the box. The second tag needs to be attached to a display set which should include one of each piece in the set. Please clearly list in the description the number of total pieces. You may also hand write a note card listing how many of each item is included in the set. (For example: 8 dinner plates, 8 salad plates, 8 bowls, 8 saucers, 8 tea cups, 1 serving platter, 1 serving bowl, 1 pitcher.) When you come to drop-off, have one tag taped to the box and have your display piece or set out of the box and ready to be set out with the second tag attached. We will still inspect all of the items but will not have time to attach your tags for you. (If most of the set is in mint condition but a few pieces are lightly chipped, please make note of that on the notecard as well.)
Printing New Tags for Old Inventory
You may still reactivate items that have been in a previous sale by clicking on “Work With Inactive Inventory” through your Consignor homepage, selecting the items, and clicking “Make SELECTED Inventory ACTIVE For Upcoming Sale.” Once you have done this, you will need to print a new tag for the item to be included in this sale or print new re-sort number stickers. For more on this process, click here.