Helpful Tip: If you've participated in other area sales, print out an Unsold Inventory list, and you can use this list to enter you items into our inventory. This will save you the hastle of physically handling all of the items until your tags have already been printed!
If you plan on using a tagging gun, you MUST use card stock or put a piece of tape on the top of the tag to reinforce the paper. Regular paper tears off from the tagging barb. If you plan on using safety pins, regular thickness paper is fine.
To enter your items and print your price tags, you must be logged in to your consignor homepage. Once you have logged in, click "Work With Consigned Inventory" even if your have no inventory established. Click the first link, "Work With My Consigned Items (Active Inventory)." You are now ready to create your tags! Please double check ALL fields before making the tag, you can edit once it has been created, but if you select to discount and donate items, those fields REMAIN checked/unchecked for subsequent items entered. Please be as descriptive as possible, so that if your tag becomes detatched, your item can be located quickly.
It will save you a lot of time entering items if you follow these steps:
Separate your items by gender and size and hang them up.
Type the brand first, Justice for example, and you only have to hit "J" and it will automatically suggest Justice.
Use the second line to describe jeans, shirt, etc.
I usually enter 12 items at time, print those two sheets of tags (6/page), and place the tags on top of that stack to be afixed later. Older children can be great helpers! Give them 6 or 12 items and have them pin on the tags!
*Tag Printing Tips*
· 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 your print cartridges - printer cartridges in inkjet printers 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 print cartridges.
· Use only PLAIN WHITE Printer paper or cardstock.
· Don't "scale" the printing - when actually printing the barcodes/tags, the consignor should not adjust the scaling on the page. they should print at 100%, just like the tag is generated. If they use a "shrink to fit" option, or if they change page scaling to something other than 100% it can adjust the size of the barcode, which adjusts the "gaps" between the dark bars and can cause the barcode to be unscannable.
***Print in PDF! PDF format to help standardize the formatting across browsers.
***Once you have printed your tags, you can not edit the price without printing a new tag. The price is encoded in the barcode.