Tagging & Pricing Items
$0.50 Increments $1.00 Min.
All Clothes are on Hangers
Cardstock #65 lb+ Weight
White for DONATE: NO
Yellow for DONATE: YES
Safety Pinned or Tagging Gun
Start ahead of time with sorting your items in bins by type of item and keep a running Sample Inventory Sheet inside until you are ready to enter your items into the system. Examples would be a bin for:
- Girl Clothes, Boy Clothes, Girl Shoes, Boy Shoes, Toys, Books, Electronics, etc…
Suggested pricing is ½ or ¼ of the retail value. Bulk your items together to get at least $1.00 worth.
Kid Mania prices are in increments of $0.50 cents. If you do not know the retail price, check websites.
When pricing, remember that we are selling mostly USED items. Think, “Would I pay that price for a used item?”
We accept ANY kind of hanger. Start saving and hoarding those hangers today! Ask friends or family to save hangers and give you the hangers with your kids gifts, ask at local stores (Good Will) or dry cleaners if they have any to spare. The best place to buy hangers would either be Walmart or Dollar Stores; we suggest CTS USA Wholesale Supplies they offer free shipping on some hangers or no tax at Only Hangers.
KID MANIA does not save hangers at checkout to return to Consignors. IF you are working at a checkout station and the lines are NOT long, you are permitted to remove some hangers for yourself. You must ASK KID MANIA before you start removing!
Tagging Guns vs. Safety Pins
Safety Pins are acceptable (NO STRAIGHT PINS or TINY GOLD PINS). Tagging Guns are faster to tag your items than pins and less painful! You can purchase Tagging Guns on EBay, Staples, OfficeMax, etc.
When attaching your Price Tags to your items make sure it is on a seam of the clothing, behind a loop, or under an area that you cannot see. Large pins can make holes… How to Get Rid of Holes and How to use a Tagging Gun.
Girls Clothing Tag Location
Boys Clothing Tag Location
All toys or equipment that require a battery MUST have working batteries included.
When tagging toys, use a safety pin or clear packing tape. If there are any loose items, please put them in a zip lock baggie and tape securely with the clear packing tape or SHRINK WRAP (I get at Walmart).
Make sure if you have extra pieces that they are secured to the toy. This ensures the items staying together for sale.
1) NEW STILL IN THE BOX: Make sure the box is sealed or place packing tape to seal in the game. Place a price tag on the back of the box.
2) USED AND BOX IS OPEN: Print the same price tag TWICE. The first tag will be placed on the back of the OPEN BOX and hand write and highlight, “original game is at checkout” on the tag. DO NOT TAPE THE BOX SHUT!
The second tag will be placed on a zip lock bag containing the original game. This game will be placed in a box behind the checkout desk (like the old Movie Rental Stores). We will match up the tags at checkout & give the game to the shopper!
3) USED WITH NO BOX: Print only one tag and place the game in a zip top bag and staple (or use packing tape) to a piece of card board to HOLD your game. This way it won’t be easy to steal and put in a purse!
**Follow these directions for Video Games only: NOT for DVDs.
Larger items will have LARGE CLAIM TICKETS attached to them to replace the holding area. You print your Price Tag and attached to the bottom portion of our Large Claim Tickets. Shoppers then can tear off the bottom portion with your price tag, pay and come back to pick up this item!
If you have more than 5 items that require a Large Claim Ticket (mostly items in hall 4 – that don’t fit on a table), email us with your ID# and number of claim tickets you need. KID MANIA will mail them to you ahead of time. Otherwise, we will help you complete them at Drop Off, just bring your price tag with you!
Consignor Inventory System
- Consignors login using the “Consignor Login” link at the top of the Kid Mania website.
- Consignors login as many times as they want until the DISABLE DATE: Saturday, September 28th at 11:59pm, to input or edit Inventory, Work Shifts, and Drop Off Shift; however, you will still have access to print your tags after this date.
- Price Tags are printed at home on Card Stock Paper (weight 65# or heavier) WHITE Card Stock on Price Tags that have DISCOUNT: NO; and YELLOW Card Stock on Price Tags that have DONATE: YES. Do NOT use regular copy paper or textured paper. You can purchase Card Stock at Target, Walmart, Office Max, Staples, Sams. Do not alter the printed tags and do not put tape over the bar codes.
- Consignors can view items sold on this system at the end of each day of the event. Reports will be available within 2 weeks after the sale is over to view your % of items sold.
Inventory Tag Descriptions
CATEGORY: Review all options and select the best description; BE ACCURATE AND CHOOSE THE RIGHT CATEGORY! It is important because certain items are coded taxable! Scroll down to read each category. It is also used to create our MEGA floor plan.
SIZE: All clothing MUST have a size. If you have a 6 month Item, please select 6 month; not 6. SHOES have their own size, it must say SHOE (not CLOTHING). ONLY if it is an item that is not worn, such as a TOY, select the option “LEAVE BLANK”.
DESCRIPTION # 1: Brand Name & Type (Example: Carters Dress)
DESCRIPTION # 2: Color & Description (Ex: Red with Blue Flowers) As descriptive as you can without using capital letters or going over allotted space.
PRICING: Price in increments of $0.50. Consignors make their own prices. (see pricing chart above)
DISCOUNT: Check this box if you want to sell it for 1/2 Price only on Sunday.
DONATE: Check this box to donate your item if UNSOLD. We automatically remove your item and donate to the Charity KM has chosen for this event.
- Items missing tags will NOT be sold and placed in Lost & Found (hoping the tag will be found). You have a chance to claim on Sunday during pick up; otherwise it will be placed in donations before we leave Sunday.
- Be specific on your tags so we can find the match. Don’t just say “shirt”, we have thousands of them!
- Lost & Found Items are not kept by KID MANIA, LLC. If you are missing items, we suggest you write them off as a donation.
Inventory Entry Videos
Inactive to Active Inventory
Past Consignor’s unsold Inventory stays in the system up to 24 months as INACTIVE. Consignors do not have to recreate tags unless it’s past the 24 months or if the tag needs editing. Once a sale is over, all unsold items that a consignor did not donate will go into an INACTIVE file. When the consignor pays their registration fee, they need to go to the file and make all the items they are bringing back to the upcoming event ACTIVE again (see below for instructions).
Please REPRINT your Price Tags if you make any changes to them. Don’t forget if you change them to DONATE: YES you will have to print them on YELLOW Card Stock!
INACTIVE TO ACTIVE INSTRUCTIONS: Log into your consignor homepage>Activities Menu Drop Down select “Work with Consigned Inventory”>select the “Inactive Inventory” Button>check mark next to items you are bringing back>select the “Activate Selected Items” Button. DO NOT SELECT “MAKE ALL ITEMS ACTIVE” unless you know 100% each of those items are in your bin at drop off!! Remember some items might be out of season, or you did not get them back at the end of the last sale (lost or donated).