ON LINE INVENTORY SYSTEM
- Tips for preparing & inputting inventory with MySalesManager
- Consignors LOGIN using the Consignor Login Button at the top of the KID MANIA Website to input their inventory and print price tags to attach to their items. Click the Work With Consigned Inventory link on the Consignor Homepage.
- Consignors can log in as many times as they want until the DISABLE DATE: Sept. 14th at Midnight to input or edit Inventory, Work Shifts, Drop Off Shift; however, you will STILL have access to print your tags. (You have all day Saturday and then we close that night at midnight).
- Past Consignors need to select specific INACTIVE inventory and make ACTIVE for the upcoming event. (See Instructions Below)
- Price Tags are printed at home on Card Stock ( Paper weight 64# or heavier). White ONLY, please. DO NOT use regular copy paper. You can purchase Card Stock at Target, Walmart, Office Max, Staples, etc. PRINTING TAGS PROBLEMS PRINTING TAGS Bar Codes
- Attach Price Tags to your Inventory as indicated in the steps below.
- 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.
Active / Inactive Inventory
New Consignors Inventory will automatically be ACTIVE during the sale and will convert to INACTIVE once the sale is over.
Previous Consignors will Login to the CONSIGNOR Hompepage and choose "Work with Consigned Inventory". All of your previous sales inventory has been saved and now INACTIVE. Click on the "Work with Inactive Inventory" select ONLY items you ARE bringing to the next sale DO NOT MAKE ALL ACTIVE!
DO NOT MAKE ALL ITEMS ACTIVE (cannot convert from active to inactive). First select the button "Delete all Sold Items", then select "Delete all Donated Items", then you can select items to make ACTIVE for the next sale.
It is important to the consignor be accurate with selecting items as ACTIVE because it will record the number of items a consignor is bringing to make a floor plan. Items are limited to 500, over 500 the consignor must volunteer a minimum of 2 Work Shifts and over 1,000 needs KID MANIA Approval.
All INACTIVE inventory will stay on the consignors account for 24 months and then it will be automatically deleted, so don't worry if you are leaving seasonal items for the next season!
Price Tags / Descriptions
Price Tags are produced on the CONSIGNOR HOME PAGE under "Work with Consigned Inventory" link. You will print and attach your tags using a safety pin (NOT STRAIGHT PIN) or tagging gun.
-OLD TAGS (Can still be used) will indicate: ID#, Size, Description, Brand Name, Item#, Discount (RED Star) and Donate ("D).
-NEW TAGS (starting 2012 Fall) will indicate: ID#, Category, Size, Description, Brand Name, Item #, Discount (Discount Yes or No) and Donate (Donate: Yes or No).
Be specific on your tag and don't go over the allotted character space. If the tag comes off your item, it will be easy to find with the best description you can provide to retag and put back on the floor.
CATEGORY: Review all options and select the best description; DON'T MIS-LABEL! It is important for not only taxable items, for the floor plan we have to create before drop and accurate reports!
SIZE: Read carefully your options. If you have a 6month Item, don't select 6, please select 6month. Try NOT to use Small, Medium, Large on clothes. Here is a Sizing Chart to help you.
DESCRIPTION # 1: Type in BRAND NAME (Carters)
DESCRIPTION # 2: Type in Color & Item ( Red Long Sleeve Shirt ) ( Blue Flowered Jean Shorts)
PRICING: Price in increments of .50. Consignors make their own prices or use our Pricing Chart.
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.
Tagging Guns vs Safety Pins
Safety Pins are still acceptable (NOT STRAIGHT PINS or TINY GOLD PINS); however, 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 using either method, make sure it is on a seam of the clothing or under an area that you cannot see the hole. Large pins can also make holes so please put in a seam or under a collar, inside a pocket, behind a loop, etc...How to Get Rid of Holes and How to use a Tagging Gun.
Start saving and start collecting those HANGERS today! Ask friends or family to save hangers and give you the hangers with your kids gifts, ask at local stores or dry cleaners if they have any to spare. The best place to buy hangers would either be Walmart or Dollar Stores. Send KM an email to see if we have any in storage from donations or stores going out of business.
KM began taking hangers off items during checkout at the 2009 Fall Event. We will do our best efforts to collect as many hangers during the SALE and during SUNDAY PICKUP we will divide them up among all active consignors returning for their unsold items. Consignors cannot reclaim the hangers their brought and they are only given to those who return on Sunday!
Clothing (Newborn - Size 12)
ALL clothing is placed on hangers. We do not place clothing on tables because it takes up too much space and doesn't sell. YES Pajamas are hung on hangers not to be placed on tables. (Onsies or socks are the only exception to place in a baggie on the table).
Clothing must be hung on the appropriate size hanger as to not fall off. If you have multiple pieces on a hanger you should pin or tag them together so they don't separate and get lost.
Pants are NOT FOLDED over a hanger. They are either clipped onto an appropriate pant hanger or pinned as described below:
Depending on the GENDER we put HANGERS and PRICE Tags on opposite sides:Tags and Hangers are positioned differently depending on the gender. (See video above):
Put your article of clothing on the Table and look facing down at them, then Tag as:
- GIRLS put the price tag on the top right. The hanger will be facing to the left like a "?" MATERNITY CLOTHES ALSO: This picture is for GIRLS and MATERNITY:
- BOYS ARE OPPOSITE -put the price tag on the top left. The hanger will face to the right like a backwards "?" mark. (No picture provided, just do the opposite of the above picture)
If using a Tagging Gun, please tag along a seam to prevent holes. If using a safety pin (NO STRAIGHT PINS) watch where you place the pin to prevent holes. Do not use LARGE pins on delicate items. Pin or tag in a seam or an un-noticeable place.
At the venue, clothing is hung by gender and size order. When you DROP OFF your inventory before the sale, please store your inventory in the GENDER then SIZE order for a QUICK and EASY Inspection.
Shoes (Newborn - 5 1/2)
Tie the laces together, pin the shoes through the eyelets or use Zip Ties or a piece of string or ribbon through the eyelets to keep your shoes together. Putting in Zip Lock Bags are also OK. Shoes are organized by gender and size on the tables. Pin the tag though an eyelet or use clear packing tape to the zip lock bag.
THERE WILL BE AN INSPECTION. WE ONLY ACCEPT SHOES NEW OR LIKE NEW! We will reject any shoe with dirt, scuff marks, smelly, or missing pieces (such as glitter).
LIMIT is 815 pair of girl and 15 pair of boys at this time, so please select your BEST pair(s) of shoes!
RECALLS: All toys must be checked with the Consumer Product and Safety Commission: www.cpsc.gov
See the ACCEPTABLE ITEMS Page for the CPSC Badge on the far right. Click on it to look up your items! You can also sign up to receive EMAIL Updates of current recalls!
On the CPSC website, you can check by Manufacturer or product type to make sure your items are safe to sell. There has been several toys recalled for lead issues. Please make sure you are not selling an unsafe item, fines are to the consignor and criminal charges can be made. It is your responsibility, as a consignor, to check this site!
We also have our our own page from WeMakeItSafer which is also a fast way to find recalls.
PREPARE TOYS: Smaller toys will be placed on the tables (look for signs for similar item locations). Larger toys will go at the end of the tables OR put in HALL 4 with the Equipment.
All toys or equipment that require a battery MUST have batteries included. We will reject toys or equipment without working batteries.
When tagging these items, 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. We find several loose items and not know what they go to, please find a way to keep them all together.
DVDs and CDs
Verify the correct DVD or CD is inside the case. Tape shut the case WITH the DVD or CD INSIDE and place your price tag on the back of the case.
Video OR Computer Games
Create two tags per video/computer game. Print the SAME Tag twice:
The first tag will be placed on the video/computer game BOX or holder (NOT CONTAINING THE ACTUAL GAME) and handwrite and HIGHLIGHT on the tag "original game is at checkout". This will alert checkout to get the original game after the customer has paid for their item.
The second tag will be placed on the ZIP LOCK BAG (CONTAINING THE ACTUAL GAME). The actual games will be placed in a box behind the Checkout Desk. We will match up the tags and games at the time of checkout and payment has been made.
If you do not have a box for your game, just the game itself, then print only one tag. It is a good idea; however, to place the game in a zip lock bag and staple (or use packing tape) to a piece of card board the size of the back of a writing tablet (8x11) to HOLD your game so it is not so easy to shoplift and easily recognized to scan at checkout. KID MANIA will have some card board at the sale if you need it.
Equipment and Large ItemsThe larger items are on the floor, smaller items are on the table. There will be signs for their location.
NEW: HALL 4 will now hold our Furniture, Pack N Plays, Bassinets, Strollers, High Chairs, Swings, Walkers, Exersaucers, Bouncy Seats, other Large Equipment and Large Toys. (Anything that will not fit on a table...most other toys will be in HALL 1).
Larger items will have CLAIM TICKETS attached to them to replace the holding area. When you attach your tag, have it so the Sorters can easily remove and staple to a CLAIM TICKET during Drop Off. If you have over 3 Large items, email KID MANIA with your ID# and Number Of Claim Tickets you need in order to prepare before your Drop Off Shift.
If you still have instructions or manuals to go with your items, please enclose or attach someone to your item. They will sell faster.
CAR SEATS AND CRIBS require a completed Check List found on the ACCEPTED ITEMS tab above. Checklists are provided at the time of Drop Off.
If your item needs assembled, buyers will be more likely to purchase. Bring your tools to assemble and then leave them at the front desk in a zip lock bag. Indicate on your bag your name and ID# to be returned to you during Drop Off on Sunday.
Also check for recalled items (a quick link is found on the ACCEPTED ITEMS tab!)
Over-Sized Items - MARKETING ADSELL YOUR OVER-SIZED ITEMS WITHOUT HAULING IT TO THE SALE!
Examples: Bedroom Set, Swing Set, Trampoline, Basketball Hoop, ATV, Motorcycle
If you have an over-sized item you would like to sell, we can advertise to everyone on our Mailing List and Facebook Page (over 3,000 people) and at the Kids Resale Event if you place the ad during the month of our sale. We will BRING THE BUYER TO YOU! You don't have to be a consignor to participate!
Item must be priced $100 or more and not a recalled item: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prerel.html
- 1. You supply us with a short description of the item, photo of the item (mandatory), asking price (min. $100), and your contact information for the buyer. Send to: email@example.com
- 2. The cost of your ad is $25 (per ad). A PayPal Invoice will be sent to your email and you can pay using your credit/debit card or personal PayPal Account.
3. Within 3 days of receiving your payment, we will post an "ad" for you on our Facebook Page and send an email blast to everyone on our Mailing List. We will also POST at our Kids Resale Event if you place your ad during the month of our event. The Ad will include your contact information that you provided. Interested buyers contact you directly!
4. Please let us know whey you sell the item so that we can update your ad and keep you from receiving further calls! We will continue to post your ad once a week for 4 weeks OR until you receive a buyer.
We will do our best to reach over 3,000 homes to sell your over-sized item; however, KID MANIA does not guarantee all items will sell and advertising fees are non-refundable.