Sellers tag and price all of their own items. In order to keep the 5 & Dime Kids Sale organized and easy-to-shop, we ask that all sellers’ tags are of a similar format. That said, we do take tags from most other sales. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to see if your seller code is available.
- Card stock (see details on color choices below under “Making Tags”)
- Painter’s Tape for books and puzzles (and anything that might rip when the tape is pulled off)
- Clear packaging tape (not the cheap stuff as it is difficult to remove and leaves residue)
- Wire hangers
- Safety pins
- String or zipties for securing shoes together and for securing items with multiple pieces together.
- Red pin for items that you do not want to sell for half price on Saturday
- Tags must be on card stock.
- Items tagged on WHITE cardstock may be picked up following the sale.
- Items tagged on ANY other color than white will be donated following the sale.
- Circle an item’s price in RED if you DO NOT wish to sell that item for half price on the last day of the sale. Prices circled in anything besides red will be sold for half price.
Note: Please do not tag on beige/light tan/sand colored card stock as it’s confusing for us when sorting items for pick-up and your items may not be returned to you following the sale. Also, do not tag on red card stock due to the use of red pens on 1/2 price day.
Tags must be approximately 2.5 x 2.5 inches and printed clearly.
A template is available upon request.
Upon registration, you will receive an Excel spreadsheet
with detailed instructions.
- Have anything scratched out
- Be covered with a sticker
- Be written in light ink or pencil
- Be made of lightweight paper
- The use of white out is not permitted on tags
Note: Do not reuse the back of an old tag.
Tagging Clothing and Shoes
- All clothing items must be hung on WIRE COAT HANGERS with the hook facing left. It will look like a question mark.
- Attach tags with a safety pin in the upper right side of the garment. Do not attached the tag with the same safety pin used to hold pants on the hanger. Items with straight pins will NOT be accepted.
- Hang shirts directly ON THE HANGER (Smaller sized shirts and onesies DO FIT on hangers. Put them in through the bottom of the garment or bend the hanger if necessary.) Items pinned to the hanger, without being hung on the hanger, will not be accepted. Secure shirts with safety pins only if they might fall off during shopping.
- Attach pants, shorts, and skirts through the waistband with safety pins.Choose a thicker more sturdy safety pin to use on pants as the thin ones tend to pop open. Don’t have any? We do! Come a little early to your drop-off appointment and borrow some of ours.
- Hang two-piece outfits on the same hanger with the pieces back to back as pictured (below). Hang shirt directly ON THE HANGER and pin bottom to the other side of the hanger with front facing out. Pin bottoms to the hanger, not only the back of the shirt. Do not group items as an outfit if they are different sizes.
- Secure shoes together using plastic cable ties (available at hardware stores) or string. Attach tags with safety pins or string, being careful not to damage the shoe. Use ziplock bags only for shoes that cannot be attached to each other.
Tagging other items
- Toys with Small Pieces: Put small pieces into a ziploc bag sealed with packing tape. Punch a hole in the top of the bag and attach it to the main part of the toy with string, a cable tie, or tape.
- Items with Multiple Pieces: Tag each piece with your code, a brief description, and “1 of 2”, “2 of 2”, etc.; however, only write the item’s price on the main tag. If the item has small pieces, they should be packaged securely in clear plastic bags and attached with string, cable ties, or tape in a manner that will not damage the item.
- Books: Use painters tape so the cover does not tear when the tag is removed at checkout. Be extra careful when tagging vintage books as they tear easily, even with painters tape.
- Puzzle Boards: Wrap tightly with plastic wrap and secure on the back with tape. This allows shoppers to see the puzzle and know that there are no missing pieces.
- Jigsaw Puzzles: Count the pieces, rubber-band or tape the box with painters tape, and note on the tag that the puzzle is not missing any pieces. Sellers must check that games are not missing pieces and note this on the tag.
- Board Games: When tagging board games, rubber-band boxes or tape them with painters tape. Secure small pieces in a plastic bag inside the box. Sellers must check that games are not missing pieces and note this on the tag.