PRINT AND ATTACH TAGS
Printing Consignor Tags
Once your inventory is entered online, you are ready to print your tags.
- Pull out your standard, non-slick white cardstock (purchased at an office supply, crafts or large grocery store)
- Check out the tips for printing barcode tags
- Go to the Consignor Homepage, then
- Click on Work with Consigned Inventory and then
- Click on Print Tags
Tips for Printing Barcode Tags
It's important that your tags print clearly so the barcode can be read properly and your account credited with the sale of the item.
- Avoid printing too dark. While you must be able to see the barcode, err on the side of printing lighter vs. darker. Use the normal setting and avoid the high quality setting, especially with inkjet printers. Too much ink can cause the edges of the barcode to be fuzzy. Barcode edges must be crisp to scan properly.
- Bypass the designer cardstock. Stick with the standard dense cardstock. Designer cardstock can soak up ink and cause fuzzy, unreadable barcode edges. Slick cardstock can cause ink to smudge.
- Print at 100%. Do not adjust the scaling on the page. Print the tag at 100% just as it is generated. If you use the "shrink to fit" option or any scale other than 100%, the barcode will likely be unscannable.
Attaching Consignor Tags
Once your tags are printed, you are ready to attach to your merchandise, according to the following guidelines. If you are having tagging challenges with certain items, feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a solution. It's important your tags are secure, because we cannot sell items without their tags.
- Clothing: Attach tags with safety pins to the garment label. Do not attach the tag to a part of the clothing that might cause damage. It's good practice to also put clear tape on top of the safety pin to ensure the tag stays with the proper clothing item throughout the sale. If your clothing item has no garment tag, attach with clear packing tape.
- Shoes: We recommend attaching the tag to the sole of one shoe using clear packing tape. It can also be attached with tape in the inside of the shoe, or with safety pins, zip ties or some sort of string, if you can attach to the shoe without damaging it. It's also a good idea to connect each shoe with string, zip ties or clothespins to keep the pairs together throughout the sale. Shoes will not be displayed in shoeboxes, so leave those at home.
- Jewelry: Earrings are best attached through the top of the tag (avoiding the description and barcode) and reinforced with tape. Safety pins and string, if needed, are your best bet for necklaces, bracelets, watches, brooches and rings. We will not display items in jewelry bags or clear baggies.
- Art and Mirrors: Please do not attach tag to the frame or art itself, but to the glass or the back of the item. If attaching to the back, you might consider using masking tape, as not to damage any paper backing.
- Home Décor: The best way to attach to décor will greatly depend on the item - use any method you deem best which does not damage the item, securely fastens the tag and can be easily found. Consider using string, clear packing tape, zip ties and/or clothespins.