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Tagging Guidelines
Crafters Exchange
Important Tagging Guidelines

  1. Use cardstock that is at least 60# or above for printing tags.  We do not accept tags that are printed on regular copy paper.

  2. The tags for items that are being "donated" must be highlighted down the right-hand side of the tag in yellow.  This is to help us in the sorting process at the end of the sale.  Tags for items that you are picking up do not need to be highlighted.

  3. You should always register, maintain, enter and print tags through our special sale link, By signing in through our link, you will not be prompted to enter a print code when you print your tags.

  4. Tags should be placed on the top right-hand side of an item whenever possible.  If it is not possible to place a tag on the top right-hand side, place your tags on the item where it is easily accessible at checkout.  DO NOT put your tags inside of a plastic bag.  Your tag must be attached to the outside of any bag.  DO NOT cover the barcode with painter's tape or staples.  It should be okay to put scotch tape or clear packing tape over the barcode.  The barcode scanner must be able to read the barcode to ensure a faster checkout process for the customer.

  5. If you have an item that is an odd shape, such as round, or an item that is hard to tape a tag to, the best way to adhere the tag is to use a hole punch and punch a hole close to the top of the tag.  Be sure you punch the hole far enough down that the tag does not tear from the top of the tag.  Use string to tie the tag to the item.  DO Not tape tags down to round items.  The tag must be flat in order for the scanner to read the barcode.

  6. If you are putting items in plastic bags, it is best to put small items in plastic bags with a closure, either a Ziploc bag or any plastic bag that can be stapled, taped, or tied securely.

  7. We prefer that you use clear packing tape to adhere your tags to your items when possible.  Even if you put your items in plastic bags, we prefer clear packing tape because the tags can still come off easily if they are stapled to the bags.  If it is not feasible to use clear packing tape to secure your tags, you can use staples, safety pins, painter's tape, scotch tape, or masking tape to adhere your tags.  Tags get separated from their items much easier than you may think.  Be sure to use the best method of securing your tags to your items.  If a tag becomes separated from the item, we will not be able to sell your item. 

  8. To sell multiple items together, put as much into one bag or box as you can and label the tag on the main bag or box and include in the description of the main tag how many parts there are.  For example, "part 1 of 3."  You will only generate and print one tag from the online system for these items so that there is only one barcode to scan at checkout.  You will need to create manual index card tags for parts 2 of 3 and 3 of 3, etc.  The only information that is needed on the manual index card tags are your consignor number, the item description, price, and "part 2 of 3," "part 3 of 3," etc.

  9. Sort items by category, item type, theme, holiday, etc.  This will help you put your items out much faster on drop-off day.

  10. Barcodes do not scan if they are taped over round items, or when the barcode is faded, bleeding, or blurry.  If we manually input tags into the system, it slows down the checkout process for our shoppers, and it can also lead to errors for inventory sold. Please reach out to us if you have any issues with your tags printing correctly, and we will do our best to help resolve the issue. 

  11. Bundle items sold together in baggies or with string or masking tape (books, fabric, etc.)

  12. Use painter's tape for items that you do not want to leave a tape residue on. You must use painter's tape when adhering tags to all books.

  13. Large items will need a large merchandise tag, which will be completed at drop-off.  If you have items that need a large merchandise tag, do not adhere your tag to the item.  Give us the tag when you drop off your items, and we will adhere the tag to our large merchandise tag and then adhere it to your item.

  14. Do not wait until the last minute to enter inventory and print tags.  Get in the habit of generating tags after they have been entered.  (Computers love Murphy's Law).  If you don't want to print your tags until later, the generated tag is saved as a pdf in your downloads folder.  You can access the pdf at any time and print when you are ready.

  15. Important Note - the price that is printed on your tag is what the item will sell for - not what is shown online.  (If you have changed the price of an item in the system but did not reprint the tag, the price on the tag will be different than what is shown in the system.)

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