Seller Tips 3

 

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Preview question: : Seller Preview Event is 12 hours long on Saturday, Sept 19. We extended it to allow sellers to stagger their entry times as they like. I extended to 12 hours to allow for some of our seller shoppers to be able to shop after sundown on Saturday and also for those in jobs that have them working 12 hour shifts to hopefully have a few hours after they get off work to come and shop. I am trying the best I can! Some of our sellers have 1 child to shop for and others have many so it does not seem fair to allocate a standard window to everyone. It also does not seem fair for me to randomly pick time windows for each person that may not meet their needs since everyone has different time needs.

When we open at 9am that day, if we reached our building limit and have many waiting to enter, we will have virtual Qs to enter each of the 2 buildings. Last Fall we did not have to do this for preview as everyone was allowed to enter to shop preview when they arrived. We will also once again be using virtual Qs to checkout so you will be able to join the checkout line and continue to shop while social distancing. Masks will be required as we are following CDC guidelines and the Georgia Safety Promise.

All items we are doing due to Covid can be found at:
http://www.kidsignments.com/Georgia-Safety-Promise-Policies.php

There is a ton of information below to try to help you be as successful as possible!

1. Seller Basics 101
• Use card stock for tags
• Secure tags on soft items like clothing only with safety pins
• Secure tags on hard items like books with masking tape on top and bottom of tag
• Use wire hangers (preferred)
• Size properly
• Tag early!

2. This next tip is a MUST for selling pants, short, swimwear or other items that slide around on hangers! You do NOT want your items to slide! They will not sell if they slide! Not doing this tip will mean your pants slide around and shoppers bypass them - use heavy tape and strong safety pin to keep them from sliding as in this picture at the link below! We know - you got this! https://www.facebook.com/kidsignments/photos/a.212026345500282.50300.211976788838571/417318288304419/?type=3&theater

3. Want to look like a Kidsignments seller rock star at your drop off appointment? Have your clothes bundled by gender and size and ready to roll on those racks! Seriously, it helps if you can secure them by gender\size BEFORE putting them in your car (piece of ribbon, yarn, twist tie, bubble gum(well, not that please )

4. Join the Kidsignments Helper Family! Oh YES! Please join us! We would love to have your help! Big plus is you get to shop on Friday, Feb 5 ahead of seller preview day! Please sign up asap at:
http://www.kidsignments.com/learn-about-helping.php

5. On Facebook and not seeing our posts? Make sure to update your settings on FB to follow us to not miss out! We have thousands following us but many of our posts are only seen by a few hundred of you - don't miss out! We do many contests and special offerings on our FB page!

6. Be a tagging pro! Check out 'How to Tag' Pictures on our Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.212026345500282.50300.211976788838571&type=1

You do NOT need to be a Facebook member to view the pictures. If you have any suggestions for others, please let us know!

7. Sellers that want to minimize their time at the event, please check this link:
http://kidsignments.com/Dropoff-donate-drive.php
If you are signed up for this option, you will see a note after your appointment listed at the top of this email. For sellers that chose this option, all not accepted items and any items remaining for these sellers after the event will be donated. They do not stay for items to be checked and do not return to pick up unsold items. Helper will check to see if a few items are tagged\hung properly while seller is still present. Helper will inspect items at a later time and place items on the event floor. If you want to do this option and not already signed up for this, please send us an email to let us know so we can update your info. We have very few open times for this option remaining as this has been very popular.

8. Did you only accept certain brands of clothing? We accept ALL brands of children’s clothing! For junior clothing, we accept ALL brands of JUNIOR clothing but not WOMENS clothing. There sometimes is confusion about this as in the FALL event, we make exception to allow items normally only accepted in the Spring event to be placed in the fall event for certain brands.


I have compiled a quick list of questions I usually receive as the event nears. I am sharing in case you had the same question(s):
a) When do I receive my preview pass? You will receive both your preview pass and pickup pass at your drop off appointment. (If you are doing the Drop Off, Donate and Drive option, you will only receive a preview pass.)

b) Can I bring my husband, mother, friend to preview? Sorry, only one pass per seller or we would have double the number of shoppers that day. We have to limit the number of people inside both buildings. We do offer seller preview passes to our 3 hour volunteers!
http://www.kidsignments.com/learn-about-helping.php

c) Can I bring my infant in a carrier to the preview? Sorry, for safety concerns, no infants, children or strollers allowed on preview day. Due to our additional Covid safety procedures, we are sorry but no infants, carriers, children allowed before 2pm or until no lines to enter (whichever is later) on opening day and on the final day (half price day).

d) This is my first consignment sale - help! Where to I start? We are all ready to arm you with info to be a pro!
Check the Seller information links at: http:\\www.kidsignments.com
Also check the info at: http://www.kidsignments.com/news-from-jeri.php
If you are on Facebook, ask away on our site! Check out the shopping tips too!

e) Can I put two different sized items together that I purposely bought like this due to the size of the items? You may but you MUST write on the tag the proper size of each item and hang the item with the smaller size. They must also be relatively close in size.

f) What is the largest size shoes you accept?
We accept:
• Infant\todder\young kids (0 - 13 1/2)
• Kids shoes (1 to 6)
• Mens 6 and up with restrictions- we accept mens shoes for popular teen brands for higher sizes like Nike, Adidas, Puma, Converse, Teva, Keen, and other high end, quality casual, dress or sports shoes in top condition. We do not accept 'Daddy' shoes so please refrain from bringing them please! When placing your shoes in the sale boxes, please make sure to put the kids sized shoes in the 'KIDS Shoe' boxes and not the men's boxes.
• Ladies 6 and up - Restricted to the type\brand listed below as well as specialiy sporting shoes such as soccer cleats, riding boots(real ones), etc. Shoes larger than a LADIES 6 must ONLY the following brands:
• Aasics
• Adidas
• Bear Paw
• Bobs
• Brooks
• Chaco
• Converse
• Diesel
• Fila
• Keds
• Keen
• Merrell
• Mizuno
• New Balance
• Nike
• North Face
• Puma
• Reebok
• Saucony
• Skecher
• Sperry
• Teva
• Timberland
• Toms
• Uggs
• Umbro
• Under Armour
• Vans

We reserve the right to be somewhat flexible in allowing select shoes to be placed in the ladies shoe sizes but our intent is for this area to be very restrictive to maintain the best high quality selection for our teen girl shoppers. We greatly appreciate our sellers help to ensure this also.

g) What does NR mean? NR=Not Reduced
Items with NR printed on the tag (must be preprinted on the tag by your printer, not by hand) will not be discounted on the discount days. Please try to only use this on those 'special' items that you must receive full asking price for and not on all your items. If an item has not sold on the 2 preview days, opening day or the next sale day, it is highly likely that the price is above what most shoppers think is fair price for that item so discounting will greatly help it to sell!

h) Can I use a tagger instead of safety pins? No, you must use safety pins to secure your 'pin tags' as the plastic tag guns do not hold up to the vigorous shopping that happens here. We have tried, it does not work. You may double secure your tags ABOVE the cut line with the tagger in addition to the safety pin.

i) Can I bring more items? Can I bring more than 150 items and still keep my appointment you gave me for 50 items? Can I add on to what I listed?
Yes, yes and yes! As long as the additional items are appropriate for this season, you may add them. This is one of the most common questions we receive. You do not need a new appointment time. We know most sellers add to what they list at the time they signed up. If you end up with more than 500 items, we do request that you come to help sort the unsold items for a few hours.

j) How do I size my clothes? This is so important to make sure you put the size on your tag that allows your item to be properly hung on the sale floor. Having the correct size listed on your clothing is essential to being able to sell it. Please write the correct size on your tag to make sure your item is in the right place to increase its chance of selling. The sizing tips are also posted on the link on the “How to Sell” page so don’t worry if you lose this email about finding this information.

Check out our size tips page: http://www.kidsignments.com/sizetips.php
Always use the lowest of the range listed on the garment's tag.
Example: If the tag says 4/5 write size '4' on your tag.
• 4T and 4 are two different sizes (we have separate racks for each)
• 6 and 6X are two different sizes (we have separate racks for each)
• 5T and 6T - we do not have racks for these sizes. Please write 5T or 6T on the tag but make sure to hang with 5's or 6's
• If it says 'Slim' or 'Husky' on the tag, please include this on your tag! This is very important for buyers!
• If it has an adjustable waist - please include this on your tag! This is very important for shoppers!
• If the shoe tag says 'Narrow', 'Wide' or even 'Extra Wide' included this on your tag.

Shoppers looking for these items greatly appreciate it!

k) Watch out for rogue hangers! No, not the wire things but helpful family members that may come with you at drop off to help put your items on the sale floor. Yes, they are so sweet to come and help and we know you don't want to scare them so they come again and help next time but PLEASE make sure they hang your items in the right place. Also, make sure they don't dump items in the wrong boxes - those items will not sell!

l) Can I use the plastic hangers my baby items came on when purchased? Please use wire hangers if at all possible. Infant items will fit on them. Plastic hangers snap and break. You may use the original hanger but…..if it does not slide nicely on the rack, it might snap, break and fall on the floor.

m) Will you reject my items if I bring them on plastic hangers? No, but please note that the volunteer checking you in will probably let you know they are not recommended since they have probably picked up may of them off the sale floor.
If you bring tiny plastic hangers that will definitely not slide on the bars of our racks, we will ask you to swap them out for any spare wire ones we have at the sale.

n) Can my tags be on non-white cardstock? Yes, but it must be a light color. Please no reds, navy, dark purple, etc as the scanners don’t like these colors. PAPER ABSOLUTELY MUST BE CARDSTOCK! (67lb or heavier paper).

o) UGH! I messed up on my tags. Can I just cross through my prices and write new ones in? NO! You must create new tags! Altered tags will not be accepted.

p) Do you accept new in package baby bottles or feeding items? No, we cannot accept them.
What about breast pumps? We are sorry, but we are not able to accept them at this event.

q) Do you accept Rated R DVDS? No, they must be family friendly. Remember also, all DVDs must have a box. Sorry, No VHS Tapes accepted.
r) How do I tag blankets, towels, shoes, etc? Please see our "How to Tag' link on our site for great pictures! www.kidsignments.com/how-to-tag.php

s) Where do I get hangers? Try family, friends, neighbors, Facebook, your church, email loops - basically, put the word out that you need them and be ready to get swamped if they have been cleaning out over the past several months!

t) Do I handwrite description and size on my tags? Will I receive a list of sold items? Yes both description and size (if applies) should be hand written.

Kidsignments created our tag system with the flexibility and privacy of our sellers in mind. We do not use any third party for tags. We respect the privacy of your information and do not require you to enter your tags or information with another party. Our tagging system allows you the flexibility to create your tags offline but the tradeoff is that does not allow us to provide you with the descriptions of items that you would have had to type into a system.

You will will receive a list of the selling amount of each item and the day it sold. If an item sold at a discounted price, it will have a special notation to note the discount reduction.

u) How do I check for recalls? Please check this link for additional information regarding recalls: http://www.kidsignments.com/how-to-check-for-recalls-em.php