A Super Consignment Event for Kids now in 2 locations – Clackamas, OR and Vancouver, WA! A Super Easy Way to Make and Save $!

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Click on the image below for a PDF of the new Consignor Guidelines.

Supplies You Need

These are the things you need to get ready to tag your items. Check out the Tagging Supplies You Need Video first. Go to How To Tag for a full description of how to tag your items.

1. Computer and Printer: Access to a computer with internet and a printer to input your inventory into your account and print your tags.

2. Card Stock Paper and Scissors: Card stock paper (65 lb weight or higher) and scissors for printing and cutting your tags. White or light color paper works better. Please don’t use bright colors or red or yellow. Tags print 10 to a page. See Tagging Tips to find the best locations to buy cardstock.

3. Tagging Gun (or Safety Pins): Tagging guns are super fast and more secure! They also are less damaging to the clothing than safety pins. See Tagging Tips to find out how to buy a tagging gun.

4. Hangers: All your items must be brought to the sale on hangers. See Tagging Tips to find the best locations to get free or cheap hangers.

5. Ziploc Bags: Ziploc bags for grouping items together.

6. Tape Etc: Clear packing tape for securing bags and attaching the tags to items like books, movies, toys etc. Scotch tape, rubber bands, string yarn or ribbon for attaching tags to games, puzzles and books or holding multiple items together. Zip ties are great for attaching things together such as shoes or anything with multiple pieces. Do not use tape on shoes.

7. Hole Punch: Hole punch with string for attaching tags to items like shoes and toys.

8. Zip Ties: Zip ties help you attach shoes together or other miscellaneous items together.

Using the Sale Manager System to Enter your Inventory

Please enter all your items into the online system before the following deadlines:
Portland Sale: Sunday, October 11 at 7am
Jantzen Beach Sale:

No items can be entered after this time, but tags can still be printed.

Below is a brief description of the features of the on-line system. You can edit your information at any time before printing the tag. If you make changes after you print the tag, then you have to print a new tag with a different barcode.

Once you enter your inventory into the online system, the system will create tags that look like this one below. 10 tags print on a page. The D on the left tells us that you are donating the item if it doesn’t sell. The star above the price tells us that you want that item included in the half price sale on Sunday.

: Get your items together and have them stacked by the computer or on hangers. Keep your items in the same order until you print your tags. After you print and cut your tags, place the tags in numerical order by Item Number and then attach them to the item.

CATEGORY: Choose a category that best fits your item so that it can be placed in the sale in the correct location. Volunteers will try to group similar items together on the floor to make it easier for shoppers. The infant shoe category is for shoe sizes 0-2. For sizes 3 and up, choose Shoes-Boys or Shoes-Girls. If your item is unisex, put whatever gender you think is best. For toys, just choose the most appropriate age group for the toy.

SIZE: Choose the accurate size for clothes and shoes. The clothing sizes are ranges like 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-9 months etc. If the size of your item is listed as 6 months, choose the higher range (ie 6-9 months). Do NOT just type in the size in the description field. We need it in the correct location so that we can have an accurate count how many items are coming to the sale to plan the rack placement.

Don’t Use S, M, L, XL for Children’s Clothing
. These sizes are for Maternity and Junior clothes ONLY.

TEEN SIZES:  Teen sizes are allowed at the Vancouver sale only at this time.  Please confirm on the “What’s New” page for limits on items.  For Girl Teen clothing, pick “Clothing – Girls” for the category and then for the size pick one of the following: XS-Juniors, Small-Juniors, Medium-Juniors, Large-Juniors and X-Large-Juniors. If your clothing item has an even size like 4, 6, 8, then that is women’s clothing. Please do not put women’s clothing under Teen Clothing sizing.  For Boy Teen clothing, just use sizing 10/12, 14/16, or 18.  THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS JUNIOR BOYS.

ADULT SIZES:  Adult sizes are allowed at the Vancouver sale only at this time.  Please confirm on the “What’s New” page for limits on items.For Women’s and Men’s clothing, the size is combined with the category. For example you pick “Womens-Small (4&6)” under the Category and then just leave the Size blank (Pick “Leave Blank”).

DESCRIPTION: Describe each item briefly with a good description. If it is a brand name, list the brand. Describe its color and any special feature it has. This helps in case a tag gets separated from the item during the sale so we can put them back together. Space is limited to 25 characters per line and 2 lines. You can put things like “Never Worn” or “Paid $30 retail” to encourage the shopper. You can write things by hand if you run out of room.

Gymboree L/S Shirt
Striped Shirt w/ Moose

Be especially descriptive on baby gear since there are a lot of the same type of item. Don’t just put “High Chair”, put “Graco High Chair with Blue Bear Print.” A good description can also help us sell an item if the tag has fallen off and can’t be found. We can look up items in the system, but if you just list “High Chair”, we won’t be sure that is the right one. A good description will also help sell an item that doesn’t not have its original packaging.

QUANTITY: Most of the time, this will be 1. But if you are selling 10 items of exactly the same thing (ie 10 hair clips), then put in 10 and 10 individual tags will be generated. There is a limit of 25.

PRICE: Prices should be in $1 or $.50 increments. (i.e. $1.00, $1.50, etc.) There is a minimum price of $1. As a general rule, price your items at 1/3 of the original retail price. If an item is like new and name-brand, you can price it higher. Some equipment can sometimes go for up to 50%, like bike trailers, Ergo carriers, Bumbo Seats etc. If an item has been well loved and not name-brand, it should be priced on the lower end. Another pricing tactic is to price it a little high and then include it in the ½ price sale on Sunday. Also, if you are looking to not have to take anything home at the end of the sale, price your items to sell. Ask yourself, what would I expect to pay for this item? Price it no more than what you would be willing to pay.


DISCOUNT: If you want this item to be included in the ½ price sale on the last day, then check this box. A red star will appear on your tag right above the price. The star will print black if you don’t have a color printer, which is fine.

DONATE: If you want to donate this item at the end of the sale if it didn’t sell, then check this box. A large “D” will appear on your tag to the left of the price. If you are willing to Donate, you should also consider including it in the ½ price sale to give it one last chance to earn you some money. Many shoppers come back on Sunday just for this sale. If you want a receipt for a tax write-off, please ask for it at Drop Off. Any item that is designated as “Donate” and has not sold at the end of the sale will be included in the “Bargain Buck” sale. Consignors do not receive credit for these items, and instead the money will be donated to the charity.

SUBMIT: After you enter each item, it should appear in your inventory list. Hit the “I’m Finished” link to save your work. You can go back later and add more items any time. You can print tags as you go or wait until you are all done at print at one time. You can edit any info on an item before you print your tags. If you edit any detail of an item after you printed a tag, you must print a new tag and discard the old one. There is a 20 minute session limit, so if you don’t enter any items during that time, then you will have to re-login.

PRINT, CUT AND ATTACH: Be sure to use card stock (65 lb or higher) for printing. Make sure the barcodes are complete, clear and not faded or they won’t scan and will cause backups at the checkout. If you are having printing problems, contact Susan to try to help resolve the problem. You can send a PDF file to a place like Leamy Printing & Design as well. Also feel free to make your tags look distinctive…for example, use a stamp somewhere on the tag (like a frog), or use crazy scissors, or use a light color cardstock, but just don’t cover the barcode. This helps in the sorting process too after the sale. Once you are done printing your tags, check out the tagging videos on how to tag your items.

NOTE: Do not Use Firefox 3 to print your tags. The text in the description field will print out jibberish. This is a Firefox 3 issue and has nothing to do with our program. There are also issues with Firefox printing the barcodes of the last 2 tags on the next page. Use Internet Explorer to resolve these issues. Email Susan with more questions.

On-Line System Tips

1. Sort everything according to size and gender first. The system remembers the previous entry, so you don’t have to re-select these categories each time. You can even sort them by price…it remembers that as well.

2. Pick the right size in the size category for clothing. Do not just type the size into the description! We need an accurate count of clothing to plan the amount of racks we need. If you don’t know the size, or it is European, just estimate the size. “Small, Medium and Large” categories are only for Maternity and Junior items.

3. Remember if you check “Donate” or “Discount” on an item that it will remember that for the next entry, so make sure you “uncheck” these if you don’t want the next item included.

4. Edit your mistakes at anytime. If you change your price on your item, you must reprint the tag because the barcode is different.

5. Check out your earnings potential. The system keeps a running total of what you have input (the value is located just about the yellow bar).

6. Print your labels all at once, or as you go along. Keep your items in order so you can easily find the right tag. Labels print 6 to a page.

7. Disable pop-ups to print your tags. You can do this temporarily. My computer sent me a message telling me how.

8. Find the biggest scissors you can to cut the tags (cut 2 sheets at once). Just make sure you don’t cut the barcode or your consignor number.

9. Don’t forget to ACTIVATE your unsold inventory from previous sales. Just go under “Work with Consigned Inventory”, then “Work with Inactive Inventory” and select which items you want to “Activate” for the upcoming sale. If you don’t do this, your items won’t be able to be sold at the sale. If you want to change the price of an item from a previous sale, or change it to include it in the 1/2 price sale, you MUST reprint the tag! The barcode needs updating.