• Please use 60-80lb cardstock aka cover stock WHITE paper. Colored/textured paper does not scan at the registers.
  • Don't use designer cardstock - Designer cardstock that is fibrous can soak up ink from an inkjet and cause the edges of a barcode to be fuzzy. Use a standard dense cardstock. Avoid cardstock with a "slick" surface, as it can cause ink to smudge. 
  • 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 to .pdf format - If the consignor has problems with the format of the tag in the browser they are using, they can try printing the tags in .pdf format to help standardize the formatting across browsers.
  • 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. 


No Printer? No Problem --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H535j6yvnT0&t=18s

Printing Problems?

Clothing:

Place your clothing items on the hanger with the hanger facing left  

(as pictured) like a question mark.  This is a good video with some tips.


Tags should be placed on the LEFT top shoulder of shirts or anything with sleeves.

​Place tags on the top LEFT hip of pants, skirts, or shorts.  

THIS WILL BE THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ITEM WHEN YOU'RE FACING THE ITEM.


***When in doubt on where to place the tag- use the label at the neck/waist of the garment. Please push pins/tagging guns through an inner raw edge/seam (where the neckline meets the shoulder- or the edge where the underside of a shirt's sleeve is sewn together) or label on the clothing items so they won't be damaged from the tagging process. Improperly tagged items cannot be accepted into the sale***


Pin pants, skirts, or shorts to the top, sloping sides of the hanger as shown. (MIDDLE OR ON THE RIGHT)


​Please tie shoes together with zip-ties, laces, ribbon, etc., and tie/pin tag onto the shoe.​


​​Toys, books, videos, and decor items: 

Please make certain that all pieces of an item are securely fastened together and that your item is complete.  You may use packaging tape, ZipLoc bags, clear plastic containers, etc., but please make sure that all the items are secure. Attach the tag securely, taking care that tape is NOT over the barcode.  If the item requires batteries, we will check to make sure everything is working at Check-In.  If you're including the batteries for sale, price accordingly.

Books, videos, and small items can be placed in ZipLoc bags.  The bag's contents should be thoroughly described on the tag.​  


Bedding and Window Treatments:  

Sleepers, swaddlers, and other muslin blankets sell best on a hanger.


It is best to bring your bedding in a clear bedding bag, like the bedding was purchased in.  This allows the shoppers to easily see the bedding without needing to take it out.  It also keeps smaller items like pillowcases and bedskirts with the bedding.

If you do not have a bedding bag, an alternative that we highly recommend are the new XL and XXL sized ZipLoc bags. They come 3-4 to a box and you can get them at Wal-Mart, Target, etc.


Neat stacks of bedding can also be bundled together with yarn or ribbons tied in both directions (like a present). Make sure the tag lists all items that are included.


Window treatments may be folded or hung on a hanger.  A photo of them hanging on the window is helpful.

Large Items:  

On large items simply tape the tag to the item for easy viewing and removal.  If the item includes extra parts, please make note of them in the item's description.  Again, do not tape over the barcode.​


If you have any questions feel free to Contact Us!!! We are here to help :)

How To Place Barcoded Tags On Your Items


The two images above are sample price tags that you will create in your Consignor Hub. 6 tags will print to a page. It displays the Consignor Number, the price, and the Item Number. In the center of the tag is the Item Description. Then the size and category of the item is indicated on the top. The large black dot means the item has been marked 'Donate' --> the item will be used to support local non-profits, if it doesn't sell. The absence of 'Donate' dot means the item will not be donated. 'REDUCE' indicates the item will be sold for half-price on Discount Day (aka Sunday of Sale Week). The absence of 'Discount' indicates the item will not be discounted. The letter on the bottom to the right of the barcode is used by 406 Consignary for sorting.  When inputting your items for sale, you will have these options. Go to Item Entry and Tag Printing.

Consignor Supplies You Will Need

Make your tags in your consignor Hub!

Watch how to create price tags here --> http://bit.ly/ConsignorHubPriceTagOverview

Voice entry for creating price tags using only a cell phone here --> http://bit.ly/VoiceEntryTagging