Tagging is the process of entering the items you want to sell into MyRugrats, printing out the tags, and securing them to your consignment items. It is important that your online inventory is accurate and your printed tags are well secured.
You’ll need a few things to properly tag and package your items for the sale, so grab these before we get started:
- Safety pins of various sizes
- Clear packaging tape
- Clear zip-top style bags of various sizes
- String or ribbon
Let’s start tagging!
Entering Items into MyRugrats
Entering items into MyRugrats is the first step of the tagging process. Make sure you have your consignor number handy. If you still need an account, read through our Consignor Overview information on how to get a consignor number.
It is important to select the correct category for your item so that sales tax can be applied appropriately.
An accurate size forecast is essential for setting up the sale. Unfortunately, MyRugrats shows all of our available size options regardless of the category you have selected. This can cause confusion, so please keep the following rules in mind while sizing:
Infant Clothing Sizes: Preemie, 0-3 Months, 3-6 Months, 6-12 Months, 12-18 Months, 18-24 Months, 24 Months
Size on Clothing MyRugrats Size Newborn 0-3 Months 3 3-6 Months 6 6-12 Months 9 6-12 Months 12 12-18 Months 18 18-24 Months 24 24 Months
Children’s Clothing Sizes: 2T, 3T, 4T, 5T, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16
Children’s clothing that is marked XS-XL should be translated to the proper numeric size as this is how it will be categorized for the sale.
If you still have questions about sizing, please post to the Rugrats Consignor Support Group on Facebook.
- Do not enter sizing information in the description. Please do your best to select the appropriate size for your item in the field provided for sizing.
- Please make this as descriptive as possible. We use this field to pair lost tags with items should they become separated.
The most successful Consignors price their items appropriately. We recommend 30% of the original retail price as a good starting point. Budget brands should be priced slightly lower than better brands. Items in excellent condition, or new with tags, may also be priced higher. Here are some clothing guidelines:
- Budget Brands – ex. Circo, Garanimals, Carters
List each item for $2-$5
- Basic Brands – ex. Old Navy, OshKosh
List each item for $3-$7
- Better Brands – ex. Gymboree, GAP, Polo
List each item for $5-10
Price items in whole dollar increments. The minimum price for any single item is $2. Group items that are worth less than $2 into larger packages. For advice from experienced Consignors, feel free to post pricing questions in the Rugrats Consignor Support Group on Facebook.
Identifying Tag Components
Refer to the Tag Component diagram below to identify features of the Rugrats Resale item tag. Hover your mouse over each component name to see its location on the tag.
Once you have all your items entered into MyRugrats, it’s time to print! When printing, please use heavy paper. Anything 28 pound or greater should work. Tags should be printed on bright white paper, tags printed on colored paper will not be accepted. Finally, do not modify your tags by hand. If you need to make changes to a tag, please make the change in MyRugrats and reprint the tag. Hand modified tags can create a lot of confusion at checkout; therefore, they will not be accepted at the sale.
- Log into MyRugrats
- Click Work With Consigned Inventory
- Click Print All Tags
- Use your web browser’s print function to print preview your tags
If tags are cut off in print preview:
reduce the page margins in your browser’s print settings
go back to the Consignor Item Entry page and choose Print All Tags as PDF. * DO NOT use this option with Firefox on a Mac.
- Print a single test page to ensure the print quality is good
- Print the rest of your tags!
Pay special attention to the printed tags. The print quality of the barcode is critical for making sure your item is properly credited to you during the sale. High quality tags speed up the checkout process and help keep our line moving. You will be asked to re-tag any items with poor quality tags during drop off.
If your tags look like this, you’re all set! Make sure each one of your tags prints like this.
They may look cute, but they won’t scan. Your printed tags should be about 3″ wide and 2″ tall.
Your print head alignment looks off. Try re-aligning and printing again.
These look a little splotchy, especially in the barcode. Clean your print head and avoid photocopying tags.
The ink level looks too low. Try replacing your black ink cartridge or cleaning the print head.
Hand modified tags wreak havoc during checkout. Make all corrections in MyRugrats and reprint the tag.
- All clothing must be hung and secured on hangers*
- Secure clothing to hangers with safety pins. Your secured items should be able to withstand a fall to the floor without coming off the hanger.
- The hook of the hanger should be facing left, like a question mark.
- Hang a two-piece outfit with the shirt on a hanger, pinning the skirt/pants on with two large safety pins at the shoulder seams. Or, hang each item on separate hangers and tie the hangers together.
- Bundle multiple items on hangers together with rubber bands or string. This is a great way to sell onesies!
- Use safety pins** to pin the appropriate tag on the locations shown in the diagram. Please don’t hide your tags elsewhere! If we can’t find your tags, we can’t sell your item.
- Take care not to obscure any of the tag information, especially the barcode.
* A Note on Hangers: Your items are sold with the hangers. Therefore, you will not get back the hangers from your sold items. We do ask shoppers to remove hangers from their purchases before leaving and we make these hangers available to our Volunteers who work during our sorting shift. If you need hangers, please sign up to volunteer for sorting, or, factor the cost of the hanger into your item’s selling price.
** Tagging Guns: We do not recommend using tagging guns to attach your tags. Tags attached with tagging guns become separated from the item very easily. If your tag becomes separated from your item, we cannot sell it and it will be placed in the “no tags” pile at pickup. If you choose to accept this risk and use a tagging gun, make sure the tag is attached in such a way that it is near the location shown on the diagram. Tags placed elsewhere are difficult for shoppers to find and difficult to scan at the register. Again, we do not recommend using tagging guns.
Tagging Toys & Equipment
- Large Equipment
PA state law requires us to spray any item with fiber fill that a child may have slept on. This includes pack ‘n plays, high chairs, jumaproos, bouncy seats, and strollers. It is important to use safety pins on these items to ensure the tag does not fall off during spraying. Please pin the tag on the headrest or seat of these items. Pack ‘n Plays should have the tag pinned on the outside of the short rail. For more details and to see a full list of items that must be sprayed, see the Accepted Items section on spraying.
Large items should have the sale tag attached with clear packaging tape. Small items and groups of items should be bagged in clear zip-top bags and sealed with packaging tape. Tape or pin the tag to the bag.
Tie laces together or place shoes in zip-top bags sealed with packaging tape. Pin the tag through the shoelaces or attach with string or ribbon. Do not list shoes in a box, they will become separated.
- Books, DVDs, and CDs
Place books, DVDs, and CDs in sealed zip-top bags. Use clear packaging tape to affix the tag.
- Small items such as bibs, hair bows, socks, etc, should be bagged and sealed.