This page will provide you with everything you need to know to consign from beginning to end.
Registration will open approximately 8 weeks prior to the Sale. Login to our website and click the REGISTER tab. Follow all of the instructions including paying your $25 non-refundable registration fee via PayPal.
FOR NEW SELLERS: Please note that the tagging system will assign a 4-digit seller number when you register. This automatically assigned number will be changed by Charleston Repeats shortly after you register, and replaced by a seller number that begins with a letter. This will be your permanent seller number. After this change, your permanent seller number will appear on the login welcome page every time you login. For each sale you must re-register and re-pay your registration fee. At the beginning of each sale season, you may need to "clear your cache" and "refresh" your computer screen so your computer recognizes the new sale, instead of "seeing" the previous one. Our sale fills up quickly, so do not use the deadline as your sign-up date. If the sale fills up prior to the deadline, registration will be closed. Note the registration deadline on the SALE SCHEDULE.
Preparing to Tag:
You will need the following goodies to start tagging your items:
White card-stock for items that you will donate if unsold
Color card-stock for items you want to pick up if unsold (pastel or bright any color. No dark colors, please)
A good printer
zip-ties, ribbon, safety pins for attaching tags to items
Clear package tape
Wire hangers OR plastic hangers
Scissors & hole punch
Masking or painter’s tape
Preparing to Tag Your Items:
YOU MUST USE CARDSTOCK. Paper tags fall off easily and get lost. Items with tags made on white cardstock will be donated if they do not sell. If you want to pick up items that do not sell, you must use color cardstock.
All clothing items must be grouped and rubber-banded together by size and gender at check-in.
No handwritten tags will be accepted - all tags must be entered on our web-based system.
Do not bag shoes if at all possible - use zip-ties or safety pins instead!
If your child's clothing item says "small," "medium," or "large," put a numerical size on the tag you make for it instead so we make sure we put it in the correct section. If your child was 4 years old when he wore it, put 4 on the tag..
Junior sizes must be placed in a numerical size --no small, medium, large. Estimate what junior size the item would be in 12, 14, or 16. We go from premie through TRUE Junior size 18. Please do not try to make a woman’s size 2 dress from Ann Taylor become a size 16 item. We will not put it out for sale.
It’s best to put a detailed description in the DESCRIPTION area of the tag, so we can match the tag back to the item in the event the tag falls off. Good descriptions also help sell your item.
If you pair items together, they must be of comparable size (do NOT put a 2T shirt and a 6m pair of pants together!)
If a clothing item says "6m-12m," then pick a size from the sizes we use . Ex. put it in the "6m" size. The sizes we use are: preemie, 0-3m, 3m, 3-6m, 6m, 6-9m, 9m, 9-12m, 12m, 12-18m, 18m, 18-24m, 24m, 2T, 3T, 4T, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 for boys and girls.
Shoes are limited to 5 pairs per consignor. Sports shoes like cleats and dance shoes like ballet shoes do NOT count toward the 5 pair per consignor limit. Volunteers are exempt from limits.
For maternity items, please indicate S, M, L, XL in the description of the item if not numerically sized, and just leave the size field as n/a.
Online Barcode Tagging:
Charleston Repeats is pleased to offer online barcode tagging for your merchandise. We have partnered with My Consignment Manager to assist you in preparing for this event. Unfortunately, we will not be able to accept tags from other sales. However, if you have participated with Charleston Repeats in the past, you can transfer unsold items from our previous sales to a current sale. You must transfer the items from a past CR sale for the computer system to recognize the item at a current CR sale. With the barcode tagging system, each tag is automatically printed with your consignor number, description and price on it. Each tag will have whether or not you have chosen "discount yes" or "no" on it. Items with ND under the price mean you have chosen "No Discount." The MyCM system will create your inventory list and allow you to track your sales during the sale week.
**If you have already registered with Charleston Repeats and have your user name and password, you will click the "Returning User". If you are not registered, you can simply click "New User" and register from this tab.
Additional Charleston Repeats' tips:
Print a test page to make sure that barcodes look crisp and clear with no fuzziness and/or bleeding. You must be able to see the complete barcode and the white spaces in between.
If you are using a color printer, please choose "Black Cartridge Only" when you print.
Print on the "Normal" setting.
If you need more room to describe your items, feel free to handwrite a description on a small piece of paper or index card and attach to your item. This may be needed if grouping items together, such as books, and you need more room to describe or list out each item for sets.
DO NOT CHANGE THE PRICE ON A TAG after it has printed. Charleston Repeats cannot determine if you made the change or if has been fraudulently changed on the sales floor. If you need to make a change, print a new tag.