Preparing Items & Tagging

At drop-off, ALL ITEMS MUST BE COMPLETELY SALESFLOOR READY!

Back on the Rack has stringent item quality and preparation guidelines. Processing delays and fees may apply if not met.  Items not meeting Accepted Items & Guidelines and/or and improperly prepared items will be donated to charity, without additional notice to seller.

 

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 lb+ (WHITE ONLY, NO COLORS)

Preparing Clothing Items

  1. Freshly launder all clothing

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

  3. DO NOT PUT CLOTHING IN PLASTIC BAGS.

Hanger Position

  1. PLACE CLOTHING ON HANGERS SUCH THAT HOOK FORMS A QUESTION MARK (“?”) when looking at garment's front.

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

  3. Teen Girls / Teen Boys, Ladies & Maternity and Men's pants/bottoms must be on clip pant hangers (not safety pinned to hanger) for optimum shopability. $5 for up to 25 rental of high-quality retail clip pant hangers available. Bring pants/bottoms unhung and use our hangers at check-in. Fee deducted from your earnings.

Preparing Shoes

  1. 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!)

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

  3. Do not place shoes in plastic bags.

  4. 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.

  5. 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 PUT 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

Baby and Kids - 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.

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.