BARCODE FAQ 
Why do we need to print barcodes?
Increased speed during checkout, more efficient reports, and better accuracy for consignors and all involved.
Those who participated in or since our September 2014 Marketplace, which was our first sale with barcodes, have LOVED the barcodes! Consignors told us over and over again how the whole barcode thing was much easier than they thought it would be, and shoppers and helpers just loved the improved checkout process. Do NOT be intimidated - it's easy and awesome!

How will I determine what barcodes I need?
 
Make tags for your items. (SeeTagging Linkfor details.) - Determine price of each item and whether or not it will be discounted; you can go ahead and write the price on the top left part of the tag; Add "ND" by the price if you do NOT want the item to go for half price during the clearance sale (the choice you make to discount or not will be reflected in each barcode). You will then have an easy way to make your list of needed barcodes, AND you will have an easy system for knowing which barcodes go on which items, according to what you wrote on the tags.
- Make a list of the barcode prices you will need, separating the "discount" prices from the "no discount" prices. (You may use the PDF
Barcode Worksheetto help make your list.) This list helps you determine your needed barcodes to order - whether you will print your own labels from home OR whether you order them and then ask us to print them for you. You may also choose to simply estimate the number of each price point you think you will need, then save any extras for future sales or make a list of any remaining price points needed!

What about 1/2 Price Items?
You must choose YES (to discount) or NO (no discount) when entering each barcode online regarding if you want the item to sell for 1/2 price during the clearance sale.

How do I know if a barcode is encoded to sell at 1/2 price during the clearance sale?
Barcodes with "No Disc" next to the price on the barcode will NOT go to 1/2 price. Barcodes without these words WILL go for 1/2 price during the clearance sale days.

What if I want my item to stay full price during the clearance sale?
When ordering online, click "No" under "Allow Discount." Your barcode will have "No Disc" (stands for No Discount) printed as part of the barcode next to the price, so it will remain full price the whole sale. 

How will I get the barcode stickers?
2 EASY choices!
 
1) Consignors are able to print their barcodes from home or office
(as long as you online register for this sale before midnight, August 23; if not, you will NOT be able to print your own this time)using Avery labels (specifications follow)! If you print from home, you will not have to wait for your order to be processed, you will not have to drive to pick them up, and you can easily print all you need, all the way through drop offs! In addition, tell us at Drop Off you printed your own barcodes and get your name in a drawing for a $20 Marketplace shopping certificate for this sale (we will give away 2 of these)!!! You still "place your barcode orders" online through your Consignor Homepage, then follow instructions to print from home. Don't forget: you MUST register to consign online for this sale before the online registration deadline (August 23) in order to be able to print your own barcodes! See blue box on homepage.
Label Specifications: Use labels that are compatible with Avery 5160 or 8160 labels (says on the package which is appropriate for your type of printer, depending whether it's inkjet or laser). These labels come 30 to a sheet, and you can buy different quantity packages of labels (i.e., 300, 750, 1000, 3000) from Wal-Mart or any office supply store (or you can order online through those type stores, having them delivered to the store or to you); as with other tagging supplies, don't wait to the last minute, or local supplies my be depleted. Consider buying a big package and split it with a friend or save for future Marketplace sales!
OR
2) If you do not have access to a printer, we will print them for you free of charge! (After you place your barcode order(s) through your Consignor Homepage by midnight on August 23, you MUST then email us and tell us the batch #(s) you want us to print, along with your consignor number.)
If you did NOT place your order by midnight on August 23 AND/OR did NOT EMAIL us by that date ASKING us to print yours, we CANNOT access them from the sale location; so you will simply need to bring your list noting how many of each price point you need and we will quickly print them at the building!

*If It's Prior to the Sale:
We have designated a barcode pickup place for consignors who want to pick up their barcode labels prior to Drop Off and who have 1) ordered them AND 2) emailed us asking us to print theirs. Barcode orders placed online (do this through your
Consignor Homepage)before the online deadline may be picked up at Treasures*, 1307 Dinah Shore Blvd., Winchester, TN 37398 (directly across the street from O'Reilly's) upon notification by email that they are ready. Barcode pickup at Treasures runs through August 24. (After August 24, you must pick them up at the sale location during Drop Off and throughout the sale.)
*Treasures is open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday (closed Sunday and Monday). Note: you will receive an email letting you know your order has been printed and is ready for pickup!

If you want us to print your ordered barcodes, you MUST email us and ask us to!(See email address on contact link of website.) Email us any batch number(s) you want us to print (these orders MUST have been placed AND the corresponding emails requesting printing have been received before midnight, August 23), along with your consignor number. Then when we have your order(s) ready for you to pick up, we will send you an email notifying you that it's ready. In addition, an updated "status of the order" will appear on your Consignor Homepage.
*After August 23 or after Drop Off begins: We will be able to print them for you at the sale location once Drop Off begins and continuing throughout the sale! No problem! Just bring a list of the barcodes you need to the sale location during drop offs (may use
Barcoding Worksheet to help you compile your list). We cannot access batch numbers placed after the online deadline, so just bring your list. If we are printing barcodes for you at Drop Offs, you may either bring your items with you completely tagged and ready except for barcodes and apply the barcode stickers to your tags then, or you may choose to come pick up the barcodes and bring back your items to drop off later.

Do I need to enter all my barcodes at one time?
You may enter as many barcode orders as you want, but consider that there are 30 labels per sheet when you are printing on Avery labels yourself. Each time you submit a barcode order, it creates a "Batch #" (simply a reference number for that batch of barcodes). Note: your batch number is different from your consignor number!
  What if I order too many barcodes?
Keep them! Save any unused barcodes for future Marketplace sales. Barcodes do not expire. You will use the same 4-digit code and password for future sales.
  What if I need more barcodes?
No problem! You can enter as many separate barcode orders as you want. As long as you registered to consign before 12 p.m. on August 23, you can print from home throughout the sale. We will also be able to print barcodes at the sale location throughout the whole sale, along with registering consignors who failed to online register by 12 p.m. on August 23.  
Did you just run out of the price points that you've already printed?
Go to the
Consignor Homepageto view and print any of your barcode orders. Just pull up your previously entered batch # and print only the page(s) with the price points that you need! Or, you can just place a new barcode order. (See below.)
Do you need additional price points?
Login to your Consignor Homepage, click "Order Barcodes," and order again. Make a note of the new batch # and print. If you want us to print your barcodes and it's past midnight on August 23(past that date, you won't be able to place an online order for us to print; consignors who registered online before midnight on August 23 and are printing their own can still do so!), just bring your list of needed barcodes to the sale building and we will print them for you there. You may use our Barcoding Worksheet.


What if I want to change the price or the discount status on my tag? 
You must make a new tag and print a new barcode! Do not cross through the printed prices or the words "No Disc" because the barcode is coded to sell at either a discounted or a no discounted price. At checkout, the scanner will scan what is encoded in the barcode, not what is handwritten on or near it! All items are sold per the barcode price! Do NOT stick another barcode label over an older one. Make a new tag!

What do the letters located on the barcode (to the right) mean?
These letters are ONLY used by our sorters after the sale. Remember, write a big circled "D" on the tag above the lefthand side of the barcode sticker of any item you want to donate if unsold.
What if the labels do not line up when I print the barcodes?
When you click "print", a box will appear. Under "page handling" section, locate the "page scaling" drop-down box; make sure "page scaling" is set to "None". Click OK. This should correct the problem.
Always a good idea to print a test page on regular paper and hold it over a sheet of labels to check for proper alignment BEFORE you print on actual labels! If you are still having trouble, contact us!

Ready to print?
Make sure you have the appropriate labels on hand (see label specifications, above) and black ink. Click "Enter Barcodes Now" at the bottom of this page to log in to your Consignor Homepage where you can enter your list and submit your order(s). Everyone submits barcodes orders this same way. Yes, even those printing from home "submit orders." Once you submit an order, you will get a batch number. You can follow the on-screen instructions to print your labels immediately, or you can login to your Consigner Homepage at a later time and select the batch number(s) you want to print.
Note: always a good idea to print on a blank (test) sheet of paper first to check your printer alignment against a sheet of labels BEFORE printing on actual labels. Remember, you can repeat with subsequent orders or reprint orders as many times as you need!

Still have questions?
If you have questions after reviewing this information, please contact Gina at
gina@marketplaceconsignment.comor 931-308-7324. You may send texts as well.

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Barcode Worksheet.doc