Gather your tagging supplies

We use a bar coding system for sales tags. Each item you bring will need its own unique bar coded sale tag. 


What will you need?

Before you begin, make sure you have everything you are going to need to prepare your items to sell. Consignment sale aficionados will put together a tagging supplies box, where everything can be quickly found and located in one place

  • Hangers – check with Carters, Oshkosh, Old Navy, or ask your Dry Cleaner. You may also purchase hangers from dollar store, Wal-Mart and other discount stores.

  • Tagging gun for clothes with barbs (PREFERRED)

  • The benefits of using a Tagging gun.

    • Much faster then safety pins.

    • More economical the safety pins.

    • Secures you tags to the items.

    • Prevents tag switching.

  • Tagging guns and barbs can be purchased locally at Grand+Benendicts, thru online retailers or by contacting us.
  • If you do not have a tagging gun, use: 1 to 1 1/2 inch Safety Pins (Do NOT use small pins & larger pins leave holes). No tiny pins. No straight pins - straight pins are dangerous to our shoppers and our VIPs!
  • WHITE 65lb Card stock paper (Do NOT use reg. paper) – can be purchased at Wal-Mart, Office Depot, Office Max, or Staples.

  • Clear packing tape – For attaching tags to Ziploc bags and plastic toys.

  • Painter’s Blue tape – For attaching tags to books, games, and puzzle boxes. Unlike regular masking tape, blue painters tape prevents tearing of surface of items.

  • Rough jute, string, or ribbon,

  • Scissors or paper cutter to cut tags.

  • Rubber bands – For grouping all clothing sets together.

  • Zip ties or cable ties – check the Dollar Tree, Home Depot, Lowes, Wal-Mart, or Fred Meyer. 4" ties work well for clothing items and 7" ties work best for shoes. Zip ties can be wonderful when tagging! Punch a hole through the center of your tag (we suggest you reinforce your punched hole with a piece of clear packing tape), thread zip tie through and attach to pant with belt loops, shoes, belts, anything you can secure a zip tie around. Connect small to mid-size pieces to a larger piece (toy, etc.). Hook a hair accessory to an outfit, a bonnet to a dress, etc. Easy and removal does not cause damage!

  • A variety of zip lock style bags (primarily Gallon & Quart sized) – Check the Dollar Store for extra large zip lock type storage bags. Great for blocks, Lego sets, race tracks, train tracks, etc.

  • Pen and Marker.

  • Black Printer ink – please use black ink to print your tags .

   Optional items that you may need:

  • 3 x 5 index cards – for multiple bagged items.

  • Hole punch – for attaching price tags to shoes (could use scissors or needle point of tagging gun).

  • Saran wrap – for keeping puzzles together, lids on board games, and keeping power chargers to larger items, etc.

  • Storage boxes/bins – Many experienced consignors make use of plastic containers to store their children’s clothing by seasons.