Tagging and Prep Videos
NOTICE ABOVE the dotted line is
laminated with packing tape.
Shoes are secured with a zip tie.
1. Gather Supplies & Items
It is helpful to gather supplies before you get started. This will help the tagging process go much quicker. Check the Accepted Items and Recalled Items to see what can be sold.
2. Sort Items & Hang on Hangers
Sort - categorize items by gender. Then, organize from smallest to largest size.
Question Mark - Hang clothing with the hook of the hanger looking like a “?” when looking at the front of the item. French’s Cleaners on Mt Rushmore Rd have hangers for FREE and Pac Rat Palace has them for $1.29 for 20.
All clothing must be on hangers, including onesies. Adult wire hangers can be bent to fit clothing 5T and under.
3. Choose Option for Tagging
Explaining the Non-Tracking Option
Items will not go through the tracking process. Simply fill out tags, pin to item, and drop off at sale location during your scheduled drop-off time.
1. Either print tags or Sweet Arrows will provide tags.
2. Categorize items by gender and smallest to largest size.
3. Fill out information on the tag.
Donate Y / N - If you do not mark, Sweet Arrows will assume that item will be donated.
#__________ - Your assigned Consignor #. Once you have been assigned a consignor number, that will always be your number. So, items can easily transition to the next sale event.
Item # - LEAVE BLANK
Gender - M / F If item is gender neutral, choose category that you think it will sell best.
Size - write size of item (leave blank if it doesn't apply)
Description- Write item description. This will be helpful if the tag gets separated from item.
1/2 Sale - Y / N We highly recommend you participate in our 1/2 off sale, but the choice is up to you. If this is not marked, item will be assumed to be part of the half-off sale event.
Price - A general rule of thumb is to price 25-30% of retail price. If you need more detailed guidance use our pricing guide.
4. Safety pin tag to the item’s size tag if there is one. If not, pin in the seam under the left arm.. Make sure it is the GARMENTS left side (it will be right side when you are facing the garment.)
Explaining the Tracking Option Inventory List Tips
Items will be entered into your Inventory List and you can see what items sold and selling price.
1. Gather your clothing organized smallest to largest size by your computer.
2. Open your Google Sheets document.
3. Enter information into Google Sheets.
TIP - We recommend tagging an Avery tag with a safety pin in garments tag or left side of garment (preferably under left arm or in waistband if garment does not have a tag). Write item number on tag once information is entered.
TIP - We highly recommend that you participate in the 1/2-off sale to increase your consignor check. Make sure to indicate your decision on the tag!
TIP - A general rule of thumb is to price 25-30% of retail price. If you need more detailed guidance use our pricing guide. Do this carefully and accurately. You can save your work and work on it later if you need to.
4. Choose how you will have your tags printed.
OFFICE DEPOT OPTION- If you have completed your tags by Wednesday, April 11 at 11:59 PM and want Sweet Arrows to print them, Sweet Arrows will have them printed at Office Depot and you will pick them up. Safety pin tag in garments size tag or the under the seam of the item’s left arm, or on the upper left side. Make sure it is the GARMENTS left side (it will be right side when you are facing the garment.)
PRINT YOUR OWN TAGS OPTION - We will send your created tags ready to print. Safety pin tag in garments size tag or the under the seam of the item’s left arm, or on the upper left side. Make sure it is the GARMENTS left side (it will be right side when you are facing the garment.)
4. TIPS for Taping on Tags
Only tap above the dotted line when tapping tags onto items. The bottom half will be torn off during the checkout process.
5. Toys in Bags, but DO NOT Tape
DO NOT tape shut the bag when tagging toys. We will inspect toys to make sure all pieces are included and in working order. Please note on the tag if there any pieces missing. Please be courteous of our shoppers so they keep returning to shop with us!
6. Batteries are Required
Buy cheap batteries at the Dollar Store. All items requiring a battery need to have a working battery to be consigned. Electronic toys will be checked at check-in. If there are no batteries or item is not working properly it will not be accepted.
7. Books, Movies, Games
Use blue painters tape with tagging books, puzzles, and games. This prevents the tape from ripping the item. Packing tape can be used on movies. DO NOT tape shut DVD cases as they will be inspected at check-in.
8. Tagging Shoes
When tagging shoes, laminate above the dotted line with packing tape to ensure that the tag does not tear. Use a Zip tie, safety pin, or yarn to keep shoes together.
9. Make Your Items Shine
Shoppers want to buy things that look like new. The better your item looks, the better it will sell! Snip loose threads. Magic Erasers and Clorox Wipes work wonders on toys, strollers, high chairs, baby furniture, etc.
9. THANK YOU for helping local families buy quality items at affordable prices!
AVERY Strung Marking Tags 1 3/4 x 1 3/32 (optional)
white cardstock paper (if you choose to print your own tags)
clear packing tape