Tagging Guidelines
Important Tagging Guidelines


  1. 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 tape or staples.  The barcode scanner must be able to read the barcode to ensure a faster checkout process for the customer.

  2. 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 to punch a hole through the tag and use string to tie the tag to and tie it 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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. 

  5. 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 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, and "part 2 of 3," "part 3 of 3," etc.

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

  7. We do not accept any tags that are handwritten or that have been altered in any way.

  8. Barcodes do not scan with tape over them, (even clear tape), nor do they scan 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. 

  9. Bundle items sold together in baggies or with string or masking tape, such as fabrics, books, etc. 

  10. 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.

  11. Large items will need a large-ticket tag, which will be completed at drop-off.  Lightly tape your tags to large merchandise items that may be difficult for a shopper to carry to the checkout line so that we can remove the tag and adhere it to the large-ticket tag after drop-off.