Tagging and Pricing

Tools for Tagging:

  • 8-1/2 x 11 White card stock aka “Thick Paper”
  • Scissors
  • Safety pins – large or medium
  • Tape – Clear packing, scotch, or masking tape
  • Saran Wrap
  • Hole Puncher
  • Plastic Child Size hangers – for shirts/dresses and pants up to size 6.  Adult size hangers can be used on clothing youth size 7-12.
  • Clothes iron or steamer
  • Rubber bands – for putting gender and sizes into different groups (very important at drop off)
  • Ziploc bags – gallon size (For additional pieces or toys)
  • Zip ties – to hold shoes together, group onesies, tag items with a hole punch… Zip ties are extremely handy to a consignment mommy.

Login here using your consignment number assigned to you when you registered. Enter your items into Almost New Kids tagging system. Simply fill in the empty boxes with your sale items, and then print your tags. It is very easy to do. Please be specific when entering the description.

For clear, legible printing we recommend you use thick card stock paper and a new printer ink cartridge. Using thick paper and tape will help your tags stay attached to your items throughout the duration of the sale. Be sure to check the barcode on your tags to be sure that it is clear and the scanner will be able to read them at the register.

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Pricing your items:

Price clothing aggressively to sell. Shoppers are looking to spend lots of money, only if they feel like they are getting a GREAT DEAL. We would rather send you a check than return your unsold items to you.

  • Price clothing at about 1/4 of the original purchase price. Remember, items that are priced right are going to sell.
  • Minimum price of any item will be $2.00.
  • We suggest you group clothing together for maximum potential for sale. Outfits sell great.
  • From past experience, I have noticed that most buyers do not want to pay more than $5.00 for an outfit.
  • Couture and specialty brands will sell for a bit more…. Remember, shoppers are looking for a deal and you do not want to bring these items home to your newly organized closet. PRICE AGGRESSIVELY.
  • We recommend marking your items for discount on our final day. This is our blow out sale day and a lot of shoppers will return on the final day to score any final bargains.
  • If you intend to donate your items please make sure to mark them for discount on the final day of the sale for maximum selling potential for you, the consignor.
  • Electronics and learning toys sell exceptionally well. Please make sure all cords are included, we will verify that it works properly before we display it for sale.
  • Toys sell best priced under $5.00.
  • If you have books to sell, group them and sell them together. Use Saran Wrap to group books and tape price tag on the outside.

Below is just a guideline, if the item you want to sell is not mentioned, that is fine. Please just price it aggressively and we will sell it.

HERE IS A SUGGESTED GUIDELINE FOR PRICING ITEMS IN OUR SALE.

CLOTHING:

  • Shirts $2.00 – $5.00
  • Pants (group of cloth) $2.00 – $6.00
  • Pants (Jeans) $3.00 – $5.00
  • Group of onesies (same size) $2.00 – $4.00
  • Group of Pajamas $2.00 – $6.00
  • Casual Outfit $3.00 – $7.00
  • Couture Outfit $10.00 – $15.00
  • Summer Dress $2.00 – $4.00
  • Formal Dress $5.00 – $12.00
  • Jackets $3.00-$7.00
  • Coats $6.00 – $15.00
  • Shoes $2.00 – $6.00
  • Hair accessories (group of bows) $2.00
  • Accessories (gloves, hats, new socks) $2.00 – $5.00

BABY GEAR:

  • Umbrella Strollers – $5.00
  • Single Stroller $20.00 – $25.00
  • Single Combo w/ Car seat $45.00 – $75.00
  • Jogging Stroller or Couture Stroller $40.00 – $75.00
  • Pack n Play $10.00 – 35.00
  • Swings $15.00 – 65.00
  • Bassinets $15.00 – $40.00
  • Walker $10.00 – $20.00
  • Bouncer $25.00 – $35.00
  • High Chair $15.00 – $25.00
  • Baby Mats $5.00 – $10.00
  • Boppy Pillows $5.00 – $10.00
  • *We can only accept Bumbo chairs with the manufacturer recall fix / strap kit. You can order a free strap install kit at www.recall.bumbousa.com

*Hot Tip* Clothing is best sold as outfits. Onesies are best sold as multiples grouped by size.

You are responsible for checking the recall status of any item that is given to Almost New Kids Consignment to sell in our event.

PREPARING YOUR ITEMS FOR THE SALE:

FOLLOW THESE TIPS FOR MAXIMUM SALES POTENTIAL!!!!

Clothing:

  • Wash clothing and shoes. Items with stains, rips, signs of excessive wear will be rejected for sale. Clothing must be in like new condition.  Please use a safety pin to clean out any hair from the Velcro strap in shoes. Little things like this will make your item sell fast.
  • Iron clothing for better appearance. Cleaner and newer clothes sell faster.
  • Hang all clothing on appropriate hangers with the top of the hanger facing the left. (Similar to a question mark)
  • Child size hangers can be purchased at Wal-Mart for $1.00 for a 10 pack.
  • Use large safety pins to hang pants, outfits and groups of onesies. Attach the clothing to the top of the hanger. This method can also be used on shirts to make sure it stays on the hanger.
  • Pin printed tag with a safety pin to the upper right side of the clothing. Attach a piece of tape over the safety pin. This will make it so clothes won’t stick together on the rack; it also reinforces the pin through the paper.
  • If the outfit has accessories, place accessories in a bag, punch hole and zip tie to the hanger.
  • Be specific in your description of your item: 3 month, pink GAP jacket.

Shoes:

  • All shoes must be washed before the sale. Just throw in the wash and let them air dry. Shoes need to be in a like new condition.
  • NO SCUFF MARKS OF OBVIOUS WEAR
  • Clean Velcro with a safety pin.
  • Use a zip tie to secure tag to shoes and to keep shoes together.
  • NO SHOES LARTGER THAN SIZE 3 YOUTH WILL BE ACCEPTED.
  • *Hot Tip* Use a piece of tape over the tag then hole punch. This will reinforce the paper so the tag remains on the duration of the sale.

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Toys:

  • All Toys must be in full working condition with new batteries (if necessary). Toys need to have all parts and be in Almost New condition.
  • Toys need to be clean, Very Clean!!
  • Any loose parts of the toy can be put in a Ziploc bag and zip tied along with price tag to the toy.
  • Do not seal DVD boxes; we will need to check the item at check in. When grouping DVD’s use a XL Ziploc bag.
  • Board games should have the price tag taped to the bottom of the box to ensure not tearing the cover when removing the price tag. Saran wrap can be used to hold the box closed.
  • NO CARDBOARD BOX PUZZLES

Furniture and Large Items:

  • All large items must be fully assembled at the drop off in order to be sold in the sale.
  • All large items WILL NEED 2 PRINTED TAGS – One will be attached to the physical item and the other will be given to the employee checking you in at drop off.
  • Place extra parts and instruction manuals in a Ziploc bag and zip tie it to the item.
  • Make sure you have the necessary tools to assemble your item. It is your responsibility to put together your large item.
  • Don’t forget the cords for swings.
  • CLEAN, CLEAN, CLEAN!!!!

TAGGING INSTRUCTIONS:

  • All barcodes / price tags will be printed from your home straight from our website. IT IS EXTREMELY USER FRIENDLY!!! Just enter details of the item being sold, print and tag. We do the rest and send you a check.
  • Pin barcode on the top right side of the clothing.
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