Preparing Items & Tagging

When you arrive for your scheduled Curbside Drop-Off time, ALL ITEMS MUST BE COMPLETELY READY TO GO ON THE SALES FLOOR.

In order to maintain the UNIQUE FORMAT our #SavvyMoms know and love, Back on the Rack has stringent item quality and preparation guidelines. Processing delays and fees may apply if not met.  Items not meeting our Accepted Items & Guidelines and/or and improperly prepared items will automatically be donated to local charity, without additional notice to seller. Please check your items carefully before drop-off.  Please refer to the Seller Agreement you acknowledge during online registration for complete details. 

 

That being said... preparing items for the sale is easy, promise!

Supplies You'll Need

  1. Hangers - 15 Places to Find Hangers

  2. Safety pins or tagging gun (to attach tags)

  3. Zipper bags in various sizes (to bundle multiple-piece, non-textile items)

  4. Clorox Disinfecting Wipes and Mr. Clean Magic Erasers (or similar)

  5. Batteries

  6. Scissors

  7. Zip ties (to pair shoes together)

  8. Clear packing tape

  9. Computer with Internet access and printer

  10. White Cardstock paper, 8.5 x 11, 60-67 lb. (WHITE ONLY, NO COLORS)

Choosing & Inspecting Items

  1. Check out our ACCEPTED ITEMS & GUIDELINES page for a detailed list of what you can and can't sell at Back on the Rack

  2. Be mindful that THE BETTER AN ITEM LOOKS, THE MORE LIKELY IT IS TO SELL and potentially for a higher price.

  3. Here are some helpful tips: Rejected Clothes: Five Things We All Miss

Preparing Clothing Items

  1. Clothing must be in like-new, gently-loved condition and FREE FROM STAINS, signs of wear and tear, and/or other damage.

  2. Freshly launder all clothing

  3. CURRENT SEASON, STYLE AND TREND of less than 3 to 5 years old. Teen and Maternity clothing less than 2 to 3 years old, in current styles that are still sold in retail stores.

  4. FASTEN ALL SNAPS, BUTTON ALL BUTTONS AND ZIP ALL ZIPPERS.

  5. Single onesies don't sell well. Hang sets of two or more onesies, all same size​​ . DO NOT PUT ONESIES OR OTHER CLOTHING IN PLASTIC BAGS.

Hanger Position

PLACE CLOTHING ON HANGERS SUCH THAT HOOK FORMS A QUESTION MARK (“?”) when looking at

garment's front.

 

Hanging Pants and Skirts

If you don't have pants hangers, SECURE TO HANGERS WITH SAFETY PINS.

  1. Attach on top bar, with safety pins TOWARDS GARMENT CENTER TO PREVENT SLIDING. Safety pins should go THROUGH BOTH WAISTBAND BACK AND FRONT, so garment doesn't gape when hanging.

  2. GIVE IT A SHAKE... IF GARMENT SLIDES TO HANGER BOTTOM, SAFETY PINS ARE TOO CLOSE TO GARMENT HIP/SIDE.

Preparing Shoes

  1. Shoes must be in like-new, gently-loved condition, FREE FROM DEBRIS, signs of wear and tear, and/or other damage.

  2. Freshly launder or clean all shoes. Yes... sneakers and cleats can go through the washing machine. (Clorox wipes and Magic Erasers work wonders on shoes!)

  3. CURRENT SEASON, STYLE AND TREND of less than 3 to 5 years old.

  4. ZIP TIE PAIRS TOGETHER (do not tie together with laces)

  5. Do not place shoes in plastic bags.

  6. Discard shoe boxes, unless shoes are brand new. In that case, shoes should still be zip tied together, with tag placed on shoes, not box.

  7. Tie shoe laces, fasten Velcro and/or close straps, as applicable

Preparing Non-Clothing Items

  1. NON-CLOTHING ITEMS MUST BE CLEAN and free of debris (Clorox wipes and Magic Erasers are amazing!)

  2. Freshly launder all textiles. DO NOT TEXTILES IN PLASTIC BAGS... tag, fold and tie with a ribbon (blankets, sheets, Boppy covers, nursing wraps, etc.)

  3. Package and/or SECURE MULTI-PIECE TOYS AND ITEMS TOGETHER (use zipper bags and clear packing tape or zip ties, as appropriate).

  4. Tape game and puzzle boxes with clear packing tape to avoid lost pieces

  5. Battery-operated items MUST HAVE WORKING BATTERIES.

Entering Inventory & Creating Item Tags

  1. You will use a web-based program to create item tags, including description, price and barcode.

  2. As soon as you REGISTER TO SELL ONLINE, you may begin entering inventory and creating / printing tags

  3. WATCH TAGGING VIDEO. FOR COMPLETE INSTUCTIONS >>>>

  4. PRINT TAGS on white cardstock paper, 8.5 x 11, 60-67 lb. (WHITE ONLY, NO COLORS)

Clothing Sizes

Infant, Toddler, Girls and Boys - All tags must be marked with a NUMBER SIZE. CHOOSE THE SMALLEST NUMBER SIZE PRINTED ON TAG (examples: If garment tag says "3 - 9 months," select "3 months" from drop down. If garment tag says "8/10", select "8" from drop-down), or select the smallest corresponding girls and boys number size for letters from the chart below (example: If garment says only "XS," select size 4 from drop-down.). This corresponds with how clothing is sorted and arranged on racks at the sale.

 

Junior Girls - All tags must be marked with a LETTER SIZE. If tag is marked with a number, select the corresponding letter size from chart below.

Teen Boys - All tags must be marked with the LETTER SIZE from the garment tag.

 

 

Attaching Item Tags

  1. For clothing, ATTACH TAG ON RIGHT SIDE OF GARMENT, in underarm seam, with safety pin or tagging gun.

    • If using a tagging gun, attach tag in a seam only.  DO NOT ATTACH TAG THROUGH FABRIC. It will make a large hole in the garment​, causing it to be unsellable.

  2. FOR MULTIPLE-PIECE OUTFITS, RUBBER BAND HANGERS TOGETHER.

    • Do not bundle multi-piece outfits together by using a tagging gun or safety pin to attached one garment piece to another. It will make holes in the fabric, causing it to be unsellable.​ Attach additional garment pieces directly to hanger, not other clothing.

Tagging & Inventory System Preview VIDEO

Ready for Curbside Drop-Off Service!

  1. Pack all items in tubs with lids, or closed boxes, label all containers with your consignor number (tubs, lids and boxes)

  2. SEPARATED CLOTHING BY GENDER FIRST, THEN BY SIZE

  3. Pack non-clothing items separately

  4. Enjoy our CURBSIDE DROP-OFF SERVICE and receive your Seller Pre-Shop Passes

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