Watch the above video to learn more about preparing your items for Wee Swap

Computer Generated Cards

Correctly tagging your items is the most important thing you can do to ensure that you receive full credit for all of your sales. The best way to ensure that your tags are correct and meet all Wee Swap requirements is to use our online system for creating your cards.

  1. Login to the “Consignor Login” page.
     
  2. Click on the “Order Barcode Labels” link. (This will actually print 6 tags/page with barcode labels already affixed.)
     
  3. Follow the directions on your screen!
     
  4. Print as many or as few tags at a time as you wish.
     
  5. After printing, write the size in the top right corner and a short description in case the tag becomes separated.

**The link will say “order barcode labels” but you are actually creating a PDF file which will be sent to your computer. You print the tags with complete with barcodes from your own computer.**

Handwritten Cards

If you prefer to create your tags by hand, please carefully read and follow the guidelines below when tagging your items and refer to the Tag Illustrations to the right for examples. Plan on getting your barcodes at drop-off? You MUST have a Barcode Label Worksheet filled out when you arrive. Print one here! If you want to save yourself a lot of time at Drop-Off, use our Express Label Service.

  1. Start with a 3×5 card.
     
  2. Turn the card vertically!
     
  3. Drop down about 1-inch and draw a line.
     
  4. Write the required information below the line. (Refer to the picture on the right)
     
  5. Pin the card to the item with a large safety pin oriented horizontally above the line. (If the pin is facing vertically it is much easier for the card to be pulled off unintentionally)

Our new barcode labels are easier to read AND include the Discount or No Discount information.  Writing this information on the bottom of your card is mainly to help you identify the price of each item as you are attaching your labels.  It will not cause difficulties if your price is partially covered.

Cards If creating tags by hand, PLEASE USE 3×5 INDEX CARDS! If printing out on a computer, use ONLY heavy weight paper or card stock (65 lb. cover weight or higher) and cut into individual tags. Tags printed on normal printer paper will be rejected at Drop-Off as they tear off easily and become separated from your item. Please see our Tag Illustrations on the right for details on how to arrange the information on your cards.
Pins Use medium to large safety pins ONLY! No small gold pins, straight pins, or clothespins. – they WILL fall off! Be sure to attach your safety pin horizontally ABOVE the cutting line on your cards.
Hangers Wire hangers are not required but please use them when possible – plastic ones break and clothes end up on the floor. Plastic coated wire hangers are fine – check with your dry cleaners or the dollar store if you need supplies. Wal-Mart carries them if you check early! If you do not wish to purchase infant wire hangers, pin garment by both shoulders to the outside of the hanger.

The hanger hook should face to the left and look like a question mark, with the tag pinned onto the right side of the garment as you face it. Pin clothing-sets together on one hanger, with the pants or skirt pinned to the outside so both pieces can be viewed. Pin pants and skirts onto the top side of the hanger to keep them from sliding to one side.  Please note that we do not accept clothing in zip lock bags. Shoppers want to see what they are buying – even blankets and bibs, etc. will sell better on hangers.

Consignor Number IMPORTANT!!! Make sure that your consignor number is correct and on every item you bring. Do not make corrections on a tag – make a new tag if this is necessary. Double check at drop-off to make sure we have gotten your consignor number correct on all your barcode labels (see below). Your profit depends on this information!
Size & Description Please use a size and not just S, M, or L. Give a short description on your tag in case it becomes separated from the item. Ex: “girl’s blue Oshkosh jumper w/ print blouse,” rather than “jumper” will help in matching items with lost tags – and there’s always a few!
Price In order to make the most of our rack space, all hanging items must have a minimum price of $3.00. If you do not feel your item is worth $3.00, consider making it part of a set. Please don’t overprice. People shop Wee Swap looking for bargains! For clothing, we suggest at least 50% – 75% off of the original retail price, depending on name brand & condition. Big ticket items in good shape usually bring more of their original price. Please keep your prices in full dollar increments (no $1.99, $6.50, etc.). If you do not want an item to be sold at a discount during our 25% Off and Half-Price days, put the letters N.D. (No Discount) in the bottom right corner of your tag.
Items (other than clothing) Group small items together in a zip-lock bag. Pin or tape the 3X5 card to the OUTSIDE of the bag. Attach shoes to each other with pins, string, or zip ties and attach your 3×5 card to the shoes. Use heavy tape, such as packing tape, to attach cards to non-clothing items. Scotch tape will not hold and your cards may become lost if not securely attached. Again, make sure the description is sufficient to match up in case the card becomes separated.
Large Items Attach them loosely with packing tape or a safety pin. We have a system of double tagging the larger items with your tag and an inventory control tag. This will help reduce errors from missing tags on what are generally our more expensive items.
Barcode Labels The bottom of each tag is reserved for a barcode label that is used in the check-out process. Wee Swap will supply the barcode labels to consignors that are creating their tags by hand, but each consignor will be responsible for applying the labels to their own tags. We highly recommended that you use our Express Label Service where we mail your barcode labels to you in advance of the sale. This will allow you to attach the labels to your tags at home and save a tremendous amount of time at drop-off. For those who do not use Express Label Service, barcode labels will be printed at drop-off. It will be your responsibility to attach the labels before putting your items out on the sale floor. If you use the computer to generate your tags, your barcodes will print automatically on your tickets.
Sort Have your clothes arranged by size and gender. This will make drop-off faster and easier for you.