Items accepted include:
- Gently used seasonally appropriate clothes (spring / summer in the spring and fall / winter in the fall)
- Sizes newborn – juniors / young mens
- Shoes up to size 6
- Games and sports equipment
- Nursery furniture (NO cribs)
- Strollers and car seats
- High chairs
- Linens, towels, bibs, and feeding supplies
- Potty training aids
- Exersaucers, swings, bouncy seats
- Safety and babyproofing tools
- Children’s and parenting books
- Children’s DVDs (No “R” rated)
- NO stuffed animals, dolls or toys will be accepted unless they are machine washable and have a machine washable label attached.
- Be sure to check the CPSP website to make sure that your items have not been recalled.
Recalled items will be rejected at check in. www.cpsc.gov
- Sell at your own risk. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items.
- Checks will be distributed approximately one month following the sale
- Closely inspect – Look at your items in BOTH natural sunlight AND indoor light. Some spots won’t show up using indoor lighting alone but become obvious in sunlight. Checking your items thoroughly in both lighting conditions BEFORE you tag them will help you save time as items with stains or holes will not be accepted.
- Don’t overprice – Remember, your items will generally be surrounded with an abundance of
other items that are just as nice as yours, and the best price sells! Be fair, remember the clothes are consignment and sellers are all looking for a bargain! Some sellers wonder why
they have more items to pick-up after the sale is over than other sellers. It usually comes
down to price. Items that are priced slightly more than their ‘competition’ or overpriced
simply do not sell.
- Items that are presented well sell better – When possible, freshly wash, press, and
hang your items neatly on the hangers. We recommend wire hangers, not the flimsy plastic ones, they just don’t hold up with the hundreds of shoppers that come to our sale! It’s all about presentation! Don’t forget to add the socks and hair accessories to outfits if you have them… the ‘extras’ always sweeten the deal!
- Start tagging early – Use cardstock paper (65lb or stronger only), strong silver safety pins, It is also a good idea to fill your tags out completely… this means price, size, and description! Sometimes tags get lost from their items during the sale and good descriptions help lost tags get reunited with their items. This can’t happen if descriptions are left blank!
- Pre-sort by price when you tag – To tag your items faster, make a stack for your $1.00 items, your $2.00 items, your $3.00 items and so on. Then, when you are going through your items simply add them to the appropriate price stack. If you are time constrained you can start with the higher priced stack first so if you run out of time, you have made the limited time you had worth the most. Also when you have sorted by price, it is faster to put on the barcoded tags and keeps you from having to search for the right tag.
- Sort by size when you bring your items to the sale – When everything has been hung and priced, you can then sort by gender and size to bring to the sale. This helps out tremendously to save you time when you check-in and put out your items out on the sale floor.
- Don’t bring your kids to drop-off – Children under 16 are not allowed at drop off. Seller drop-off is a very hectic time, and trying to check-in and put out your items while watching your children would be very difficult. The parking lot is VERY busy and there are a lot of people inside the buildings.
- White Cardstock: Returned to you if not sold.
- Pastel Green Cardstock: Donated if not sold
Step 1: Enter Your Consignment Items
- Separate your items into two stacks:
- Items you want back if not sold
- Items you want to donate if not sold.
- Go to : www.mysalemanager.net/itm_start.aspx?partnercode=EPIP
- Choose “work with my consigned items”
- Choose the appropriate category from the drop down menu (ex: Clothing-Girls, Costumes, Books, etc…)
- Enter the size of the item or choose “leave blank” for items without a size (ex: toys, stroller, puzzles)
- Enter the items description. You can be as specific or vague as you want bur remember that this helps us to identify items when the tag comes off during the sale.
- Enter the price of the item. (lowest is .25 cents, price in .50 cent increments)
- Enter the quantity. This is helpful if you have multiple items that are the same price and description (ex: 5 puzzles, or 4 Barbie dolls).
- Check the “Check to Discount” box if you wish for the item to go half-price during the half-price sale hours. If you do not check this box, your items will remain at full price for the entire sale.
- Check the “check to donate” box if you wish to donate the item if it doesn’t sale. Remember that you must print donated items on pastel GREEN tags.
- Click “Submit Item”
- You will see the items that you have entered listed at the bottom of the screen.
- You can edit or delete these items prior to printing if necessary.
- When you have finished adding your items (or to come back later to finish entering your items), click on “I’m finished now”.
When all your items are entered, you are ready to print!
Step 2: Print Your Barcode Tags
Tips for Printing Barcode Tags:
- Tags should be printed on 65lb cardstock. You will need to purchase your own cardstock. Cardstock is available at all office supply stores.
- Consignors should choose either white cardstock for those items the consignor wants returned or a pastel green colored cardstock for those items the consignor DOES NOT want returned. Please note that any item that has a GREEN cardstock tag will not be returned to you – even if the item is marked for return.
- 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.
- Don’t “scale” the printing – when actually printing the barcodes/tags, please do not adjust the scaling on the page. Please print the tags at 100%, just like the tag is generated. If you use a “shrink to fit” option, or change the 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.
- Altered Tags — Items with altered tags will not be accepted. If you offered an item at a previous sale at one price and now want to offer it at a different price, please make a new tag.
Printing Barcode Tags
- Go to : www.mysalemanager.net/itm_start.aspx?partnercode=EPIP
- From the main screen, choose “Print All Tags” or “Print Selected Tags”
Note: If you choose “print selected tags”, you can sort the columns by “donated” and print all of your green tags at once. If you are printing all of your tags on green or white, you can simply choose “Print all tags”.
- Put the appropriate color 65 lb. cardstock into your printer. (Pastel Green-Donate, White-Return to you)
- Turn off your “Pop Up Blocker” because the tags will “pop up” in a new window.
- Choose “Print Selected Tags” or “Print all Unprinted Tags”.
- When the tag screen pops up, click on your print icon (or choose File>Print).
- Check your barcodes to make sure that they printed ok.
- Cut and attach your tags to your items using the guidelines provided.
Attaching Tags: Please do not place tape over the barcode on any item. Please be sure to tape all bags closed to minimize the chance of pieces getting lost.
- Clothing and Soft Items: use ONLY safety pins (absolutely NO straight pins, staples, tape, string or adhesive tags). Please do not punch a hole anywhere on the tag. This practice increases the chance of the tag falling off the item.
- Comforters and bedding items should be placed in clear plastic bags and use clear tape to attach tag to the outside of the bag.
- Toys, Equipment & Furniture: Use clear packing tape to attach tags to item (Please do not use excessive tape or cover the barcode as the scanner will not be able to read the code). If a tag falls off an item, this may result in the item not being sold.
- Small items should be placed in zipper- type bags with the tag secured with tape to the outside of the bag.
- Placement of Tags on Clothing – When using hangers, place the item face up on a table. Insert the hanger so that the hook of the hanger looks like a question mark [?] Place tags on the left side or shoulder of the item so it can be seen easily. Please do not place tags on the inside of clothing items.
- Lost Tags – at check-out, we will attempt to match up lost tags with items missing tags. A good description of an item facilitates matching the tag with the item – for example Gymboree Pink Flowered Dress Size 4T conveys more information than Dress Size 4T.
If the item’s tag cannot be found, the item WILL NOT BE OFFERED FOR SALE. Items without tags will be displayed during return item pick-up hours. Unclaimed items will be donated.
- Coats, Jackets, Sweaters and Outerwear – Outerwear should be on hangers and will be hung on a rack separate from general clothing. Please separate out these items from your other clothing to facilitate your placing these items in the appropriate area.
- Bedding sets must be tied/taped together. Each item must have a tag with seller # and series # (i.e., 1 of 3, 2 of 3, 3 of 3, etc.) on each individual item.