Merchandise Prep

Preparing your merchandise for sale is easy. It just takes a little time and attention to detail to make sure you sell the most items for the best price possible. We encourage you to read through these guidelines to help get started. As with anything you do for the first time, there can be a bit of a learning curve. But don't worry! This curve with Just Between Friends is VERY short! Once you know what to do, you'll be tagging like a pro in no time!

We also have a variety of helpful "How To" videos to help visual learners. Watch these videos that give great tips and tips for tagging your items for sale.

To make things run smoothly and life easier for all of us, please follow these guidelines when preparing your sale items.

Our online tagging system, MyJBFtags, makes it easy peasy for you to barcode and tag your items. We know that you will LOVE  what it has to offer! With so many great features, such as nightly sales recaps and editable description fields, you will wonder how you ever survived without it!

New to the whole tagging thing? Follow these instructions below for tag preparation:

  • Bar-coded Tags:

    When you are ready to tag your items, use the Event Signup page to register to consign. You will need to register to receive a Universal Consignor Number which gives you easy access to your JBF Account.

    1. Register for your own JBF Account. It's free. It's easy. It unlocks all the goodness of the tagging system for you as well! You will receive information along with a Universal Consignor Number that will let you access the barcoding system.

    2. Access your new account through your JBF PROFILE. This next part is really important: MAKE SURE YOU HAVE REGISTERED WITH YOUR LOCAL SALES EVENT! Remember, register each sale, each season!

    3.  Follow the instructions to enter your tag information and double-check to make sure all the information appears the way you want it to appear. (We have had some really funny tags before though--thank you, typos!)

    4.  Tags must be printed on white card stock or else the barcode scanner cannot pick up the information and your tags will not work properly. You can find white cardstock at local office supply stores or order online. Tags print 4 to 6 per page, depending on the information entered.

    5. Now take your printed tags and prepare your items according to your local sales event's guidelines. Check to see any specifics about hangers, tag position and other directions to make sure your items are tagged the way they need to be to participate at your local sale.

     6. Drop your items off at your drop off time and then follow your sales online! So fun to do! Detailed instructions are also available on the tagging site.
     
  • What to Sell:

    Please note that only seasonally appropriate infants', children's and maternity clothing will be accepted . Please inspect your items carefully as they will also be inspected at drop off. To continue to offer an industry-leading sales event, only the highest quality merchandise is accepted. Clothes that are soiled, stained or with holes, will not be accepted.

    Just Between Friends reserves the right to deny any items which are determined to be unacceptable as we know these items will not sell at our events. Please check your local sales event page to see what sizes are sold at that event. Not all sales carry all sizes, so check carefully to make sure your items meet your event's criteria. We cannot accept any adult clothing that is not maternity.

    Also, spending a little extra time getting your items ready will mean more money $$$ for you. Items that are cleaned, ironed, and starched, with all pieces attached and loose threads clipped, will sell the best!! Think about how your merchandise smells. We know that sounds funny, but a fresh smelling outfit will sell first, every time! 

  • How to Tag & Hang Your Items:

As a general rule, we recommend pricing items at 1/4 to 1/2 of the item’s original cost. So if an item costs $40 originally, that item could sell for $10 to $20.00 at a JBF sale.

Boutique and brand name items that are current in style may be priced a little higher.

Prices must be in 50¢ increments. So prices will either end
                                                       in “.00” or “.50”.

Want to know more? Download our
Pricing Guide (PDF) for additional information and examples.

How to Price Items

As a general rule, we recommend pricing items at 1/4 to 1/2 of the item’s original cost. So if an item costs $40 originally, that item could sell for $10 to $20.00 at a JBF sale.

Boutique and brand name items that are current in style may be priced a little higher.

Prices must be in 50¢ increments. So prices will either end
                                                       in “.00” or “.50”.

Want to know more? Download our
Pricing Guide (PDF) for additional information and examples.