Enter, Print & Tag
Get Your Items Ready for The Sales Floor!
How to Enter, Print & Tag
Tagging is the process of entering the items you want to sell into MyCM, printing out the tags, and securing them to your consignment items. It is important that your online inventory is accurate and your printed tags are well secured.
Step 1: Enter
Step 1: Entering Your Items
***All consignors MUST use the My Consignment Manager online barcoding software to enter items and print tags. Handwritten tags will NOT be accepted. No time to tag? Wee can help!***
- Identify Tag Components.
- Before entering items, refer to this diagram to identify specific features of the MyCM item tag.
- Log into your Wee Account.
- Click Enter Items.
- Enter a Price.
- The most successful consignors consider the brand, condition and desirability of the item when determining the price. Generally, we recommend starting about 25-30% of the original retail price.
- See the "Pricing" page for additional info.
- Discount Box
- Default is YES, so uncheck the box if you DO NOT want the item to scan at ½ the ticketed price during the discount sale.
- See "Discount Yes or No?" on the "Pricing" page for more info.
- Donate Box
- Default is YES, but we do not use this feature of the program.
- Select a Size.
- If entering a non-clothing item, select size n/a.
- Please enter the size shown on the manufacturer’s tag, not how you personally feel it fits. TIP: You may include additional sizing info in the description.
- Infant Clothing
- Preemie to 24 months available in single sizes or a range, in the online program.
- However, on the sales floor, infant clothing is sized in following ranges:
- Newborn = 0-3 Months
- 3 mos. = 3-6 Months
- 6 mos. = 6-9 Months
- 9 mos. = 9-12 Months
- 12 mos. = 12-18 Months
- 18 mos. = 18-24 Months
- 24 mos. = 24 Months
- Childrens' Clothing
- Sizes: 2T, 3T, 4T, 5T, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, & 20
- If clothing does not have a numerical size, i.e. XS-XL, please select the proper numeric size. This is how it will be categorized on the sales floor.
- Enter a Brand.
- Be very specific as we use this field to match lost tags with items, should they become separated—e.g. Baby Gap, Gymboree, Lands End, Circo, Melissa & Doug, Step 2, Legos, etc.
- Enter a Description.
- Be very descriptive as we use this field to match lost tags with items, should they become separated—e.g. light blue button down shirt, red corduroy jumper w/ holly, etc.
- Try the voice entry option on the mobile site.
- Select a Category.
- It is important to select the correct category, from the drop down menu, so sales tax can be applied appropriately.
- Power tagger allows you to select the # of tags with this identical info. This option saves time if you are selling multiple identical items (e.g. good for consignors with twins/triplets) since each tag will have a different item number. Do not use this feature to print multiple tags for the SAME item (e.g. electronics/high ticket items). Contact us for more info or if you have questions.
- Click Submit.
Step 2: Print
Step 2: Printing Your Tags
Once you have all your items entered into your Wee account, it’s time to print! You can easily print your tags from a home printer; OR, consider uploading the tag PDF to a local print shop. Watch our helpful step-by-step video above, and don't forget to download our store purchasing card if you're printing at OfficeDepot / OfficeMax! No time to tag? Wee can help!
- Log into your Wee account.
- Click "Print Tags".
- Sort your inventory by items to print—sold/not sold, generated/not generated.
- “X” items to print, then click "Generate Tags".
- The program will create a PDF of all the tags you clicked to generate.
- Save the PDF file and test print one (1) page. If your tags look good, continue printing the remaining tags. See "Tag Quality", below, for troubleshooting.
- Please use heavy paper—anything 60-67# should work.
- Tags should be printed on bright white paper (best) or pastel paper.
- Tags printed on colored paper will not be accepted.
Finally, if you need to change a tag, do not modify it by hand. Instead, please make the change in your Wee account and reprint the tag. Hand-modified tags can create a lot of confusion at checkout; therefore, they will not be accepted at the sale.
The print quality of the barcode is critical for making sure your item is properly credited to you when sold. High-quality tags speed up the checkout process and help keep our line moving instead of a cashiers needing to hand-enter a barcode. This is how mistakes can happen ☹. Consignors with more than twenty-five (25) unscannable tags will have $25 deducted from their consignor earnings.
Examples of poor-quality tags—click the image to see an enlarged view.
Step 3: Tag
Step 3: Tagging Your Items
Once you’ve printed your tags, it’s time to attach them to the items. No time to tag? Wee can help!
You’ll need a few supplies to properly tag and package your items for the sale, so grab these before you get started.
- Hangers—plastic or wire
- Consignors do supply their own hangers. Click here for some ideas on where to find them free, or really cheap!
- Consignors do not get their hangers back. That’s why it’s best to find free ones. If you need to buy hangers, add the cost into the price you are charging for the item to help off-set this cost.
- Consignors do have hanger options. Click here for some ideas on where to find them free or really cheap! Seasoned consignors are looking for and stashing hangers year around. Also, there are lots of hangers left after our Stuff-a-Bag event on Saturday. Savvy consignors will come and load up for the next event. 🙂
- Tagging gun & plastic barbs—most secure; OR, safety pins
- Scissors or paper cutter
- Clear, zip-top-style bags of various sizes
- Tape—painter's tape and clear packing tape
- String, ribbon or brightly colored tape for marking hangers
- Zip ties for securing items together
Tagging Clothing Items
- Most clothing must be hung, including:
- Infant clothing
- Kids and maternity tops, bottoms, swim, outerwear
- Dress-up/costumes, unless new in a bag
- PJs size 2T or larger
- Exceptions to hung clothing can be found under "Tagging Bagged Clothing & Non-Clothing Items" below.
- When looking at the item, the hanger hook must face left, like a question mark “?”. See picture below.
- Pant hangers are best for jeans, leggings, khakis, skirts and shorts; OR,
- May attach to the hanger “shoulders” using safety pins (see picture below).
- Do not attach to the hangers’ horizontal bar as both safety pins will slide to one side.
- Outfit hangers are best for hanging multiple items; OR,
- Hang outfits on multiple hangers and use a rubber band to secure the hanger necks together. However, for the Lancaster sale, each hanger neck counts as one (1) item towards the 100 piece hanging childrens’ max and 20 piece hanging maternity max.
- WE DO NOT RECOMMEND hanging one (1) item on a hanger and pinning the 2nd item to the shoulder as the extra weight will make holes in the fabric of the 1st item.
- Matching accessories should be placed in a Ziploc bag and attached to the hanger. Please consider re-printing an extra tag to include in the bag, in case it detaches from the hanger.
- REMEMBER: Freebies must be hung but DO NOT COUNT towards your hanging item limit (Lancaster only).
- Button all buttons, zipper all zippers, snap all snaps, etc.
- TIP: If you plan to pick up any unsold items, mark your hanger necks with similarly-colored or marked string, ribbon or tape to be able to find them easier within the clothing racks.
Tagging Clothing with a Tagging Gun
Attach the tag into a seam or size tag to avoid damaging the fabric with the tagging needle. You may consider using two (2) plastic barbs for extra security.
Tagging Bagged Clothing & Non-Clothing Items
- Misc. Clothing such as hats, gloves, socks, tights, onesies/underwear, training & nursing bras, hair accessories, kids’ jewelry etc., are best sold in a large Ziploc bag.
- Onesies are best sold in a lot, by size.
- PJS up to 24 mos. and sleepsacks may be bagged or hung.
- Bottles/Toys/Diapers/Bibs/Pacifiers…. Best in bags, in a lot.
- Toys: Place small toys with many pieces inside a Ziploc bag with the tag taped/stapled to the front, near the zipper. Or attach a bag of small items to the larger item. Use painters tape to affix the tag directly to the item.
- Shoes: Place shoes inside a Ziplock bag with the tag taped along the top, near the zipper. Or, you may tie the laces together and use a safety pin or tagging gun to secure the price tag to the shoes (fabric) or laces. Or, tape the price to the sole of the shoes. Do not include a shoe box.
- Books & Videos: Please use painters’ tape when applying a tag directly to a book/video to avoid ripping the cover. When selling multiple items together, place them in a Ziploc bag (preferred). This will prevent items from separating during the sale. Also, if it’s hard to tell what is included, consider inserting a list of items.
- Boxed Puzzles & Games: Boxed puzzles will be merchandised on their side, therefore, please use painters tape to ensure the boxes remain closed. Also use painter’s tape to attach the tag and avoid ripped covers/boxes.
- Flat Puzzles & Games: Wrap your puzzles/games tightly with plastic wrap, or if you use a Ziploc bag, secure it tightly to show a complete puzzle. If you have 2 puzzles/games in a bag, please have them back to back, so shoppers can see both clearly. If you have more than 2 in a bag, consider inserting a visible list of items that are included.
- Owner Manuals: Not required but preferable. Please include in the item or enclosed in a Ziploc bag, attached to the item.
- Attach the price tag to the item with tape along the top and bottom. Do not cover the barcode when taping across the bottom.
- Covering the barcode may result in an unscannable tag.
- Do not put the tag inside the bag.
- Please attach the tag to either a plastic part or the underside of the fabric.
- PA state law requires us to spray any item with fiber fill that a child may have slept on. This includes pack ‘n plays, high chairs, jumparoos, bouncy seats, and strollers. Please leave these items accessible for spraying.
Tagging Electronic & Expensive Items
WeeUsables is not responsible for lost or stolen items. However, we do have recommendations on making expensive items less likely to walk away from the sales floor. For example, bring an empty milk or juice jug, and we will zip tie it to your item. This jug will only be removed at the checkout to help with security of your item.
We’ll email all registered consignors with suggestions on how to safeguard electronic and other expensive items at the event.
- $25 for more than 25 unscannable price tags—common issues resulting in a tagging fee are poor print quality, overly dense or faded barcodes, or improperly trimmed tags (where the barcode is cut off and unscannable).