Step 4: Print Your Barcodes

Urban Kids Consignment uses a barcode system that allows us to keep track of your items. You will simply enter your items into our online system called My Sale Manager(MSM). MSM is very simple to use. You will start by logging in at the top right hand side of this website. “Consignor Login” Once you put your inventory in MSM, you will then print your tags. Each tag has a unique, corresponding barcode. The tags with the barcodes will allow you to go online and see what you have sold each night!  The deadline to enter you items into the system is April 30th at 5am.  You can print your tags after this date but you can not make changes.

SORT

All of your items should be sorted by gender and size before you enter them into the system. You will also want to sort your inventory by like items. This will save you time! The system will remember the information from your last entry (except the price and description). You will then only have to type in the price and description of next item.

PRICE

All items must be at least $1.00 and increments of 50 cents. We recommend setting the price of your items at 1/3 – 1/4 of the original price if it is in excellent condition. Some larger or highly sought out items may go as high as 1/2 their original price. Select prices for items based on what you would be excited to pay for them. Remember it is likely that other consignors will have the exact item.  Shoppers will be comparison shopping. Whenever possible, we recommend using a description line to state the retail price (see below).

DISCOUNTED ITEMS

On Sunday we have our discount (50%) day. Discounted items have a better chance of selling! Any item(s) you do not want to be discounted must have “Check to Discount” unchecked when logging your items into the system. If “Check to Discount” is selected that item will be sold as a discounted item on Sunday! The system allows you to choose what item(s) you would like discounted. Any item(s) that is check to be donated will be discounted automatically. We do this as half the money is better than no money when you are donating. I highly suggest that you mark all items as discount. You will be much happier to take your larger check home than the item.  Shoppers who shop on Sunday usually only shop for the 50% off items. So if your item is not sold by Saturday and not marked to be discounted then it looses a whole shopping day!

DESCRIPTION

Complete and accurate descriptions help sell an item. Mention brand name  and brief description. Being extremely descriptive discourages theft and can also help us match lost items with loose tags.

There are two lines where you may describe. The first line you will need to put the brand. Second line put a complete and accurate description. If possible, mention the retail price on line two. This will help the shoppers realize what a great deal they are getting.

PRINTING TAGS

Tags will print 6 to a page. Tags should be printed onto WHITE OR VERY LIGHT COLOR CARDSTOCK or the sticker tags. All barcodes must be legible and printed with black ink. Do not use normal weight paper or construction paper for tags! If you change either the price, description, donate, or discount on a tag that is already printed, you MUST reprint the tag and put the NEW tag on your item. We will not accept tags with handwritten changes.  Please do not use Firefox on any Mac or iOS device when printing your tags.

BARCODES

Print tags using the normal setting on your printer, not high quality. Make sure your pop-up blocker is off. Sometimes when your browser is slow the barcodes are the last to show up. Make sure before you print that the barcodes are on each tag. The print quality of your barcode is extremely important. Please print a page of test tags to see how they look. Use a critical eye when checking the quality of barcodes. If you do not have good barcodes then the volunteers have to hand enter them at checkout. This is where human error could occur. We want to make sure you get credit for your sold item.

If your barcodes look like this one, you’re good to go.

Good tag

If it looks like the barcode below, you are using too much ink.  Try a lighter setting.  

toomuchink

If it looks like this one, replace your ink cartridge with a new one and align your replacement cartridge.  

needs more ink

 If it looks like one of the barcodes below, realign your current ink cartridge and try again.

realign

Mark your Hangers

All consignors must mark each hanger with a unique Mark using the same color zip tie, washi tape, or ribbon.  This help you to easily identify your clothing items during pick ups. Stamping your tags will help as well.  If the clothing falls off the hanger we will need to replace with a new hanger without your mark.