About HAMOM

Founded in 1970, HAMOM is a nonprofit support group made up of and open to all mothers of multiples in Huntsville, Alabama, and surrounding areas. Monthly meetings allow members to coordinate activities, socialize, and share individual experiences. Our meetings often include guest speakers who present a wide range of topics of particular interest to parents of multiples. HAMOM conducts a number of annual projects and events for the benefit of the members and the Huntsville community. We also provide support and advice for expectant mothers of multiples and keep in touch with MOMs at home or in the hospital before and after their multiples are delivered, including meals, babysitting, or simply lending a helping hand.

HAMOM meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. with social time beforehand at 6:30 p.m. Meeting locations vary from meeting rooms at First Baptist Church of Huntsville to local area restaurants. All meeting announcements will include the location.

MOMsMart Tagging Instructions

Working with My Sale Manager (MSM):
You will use a web based program, called My Sale Manager (MSM), to price all of your inventory.  This program allows you to create the labels you will use to tag your items. To make sure you understand what is accepted for the Spring and Fall sales, be sure you check the MOMsMart FAQ, which will clearly explain what items you may and may not include.
**ALL CONSIGNORS MUST use the CURRENT template generated by MSMIf you've consigned in the past, you may staple a new tag over the old one, but each item MUST have a tag with a barcode.**

**Please go over these instructions carefully. Consignors who do not follow the tagging instructions below will incur a 10% penalty from their sales.**

General Information

Once you are registered, you will be e-mailed your consignor number and password. You can then log in here http://www.mysalemanager.net/hom_start.aspx?partnercode=HAMM to start entering your inventory.
Many people find it easiest to sort items and then enter them into the computer system. Clothing items MUST be clean, stain-free, not overly faded, and in current style. Any items that are dirty and/or stained will be removed and will not be returned to you. We reserve the right to refuse and remove items from the sales floor, and they will not be returned to you.
After you've registered for the sale and sorted your items, you can start entering your items. 


Working with Inventory
After you log in, the consignor’s homepage looks like this. This is the launching point for all of your tasks:
  • Returning Sellers can sign up for an upcoming sale
  • Sign up for your volunteer shift (not available at this time)
  • Enter, price & edit your inventory
  • Print your tags

Entering Inventory

To start adding inventory, click on "Work with Consigned Inventory", next click on "Work With My Consigned Items".  This will bring you to the screen where you will enter all items you want to sell. Each item you are selling MUST be entered in MSM.

Category

  • You must choose an appropriate category for the item you are entering. Shoppers will be upset to find that the 3T Girls garment they thought they were buying was actually 5T. Also, this is how we plan how much space is needed for each size.

Size

  • Choose the appropriate size for your garment.
  • Many size options are available. However, please know that baby clothes reading 3-6 months and 6 months (etc.) are considered by manufacturers to be the same size. You may want to consider marking the lowest size when a range is given as most shoppers want the longest use out of the clothes.
  • Odd Sizes? For clothing with range sizing (6-12 mo, for example), or unusual sizing (European sizing or “medium”) use your experience with the garment and good mama judgment to assign a SINGLE size value. If an item is size 5 but fits like a 4T, enter it as a 4T and include “fits like 4T” in the description and place it in the area where 4T shoppers can find it! Likewise, mark items that are “slim” or “husky.”

Description Lines

  • Please enter a detailed description of your item, including the brand name, on the tag. If the tag becomes separated from the item, we may be able to match it back up if provided a good description of each item.
  • If tagging twin/triplet outfits, DO NOT describe items as one of a set (i.e. 1 of 2, 2 of 3, etc...). Remember, the rubber bands will be cut so many items will not be sold together and this can be confusing for the buyer. 

Price

  • Price all items with $0.50 increments and a minimum price of $0.50. 
  • A general rule on pricing is 1/4 to 1/3 of the original price, if the items are in good condition.

Specialty Sections

  • We have specialty clothing sections to help shoppers locate certain items they are looking for. As a consignor, it helps to organize your clothing before the sale by separating your items by section so you can put your stuff out quicker at drop off.
  • Spring specialty clothing sections: Boutique, Holiday (Easter, July 4), Pajamas, Dance, Swimwear.
  • Fall specialty clothing sections: Boutique, Holiday (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine's Day), Pajamas, Dance, Costumes, Jackets, Game Day Outfits.

Quantity Box

  • Selling several of the same item? Enter a “quantity” while entering the tag information. For example if you have three pairs of 2T jeans that will be the same price, enter the size, description and price and a quantity of 3. That’s three tags done in one quick entry! 
  • You can also enter several items with the same descriptions and then individually edit the items to adjust the price, size, description, etc.

Discount & Donate Boxes

  • Check To Discount” – if you check this box you are saying it is ok to sell your item for half price on Saturday during our half price sale.
  • Check to Donate” – you are telling us you would rather donate the item if it doesn’t sell rather than pick it up at the end of the sale. We all have items we just don’t want to see again! PLEASE consider donating all of your left-over preemie clothing, especially onesies! These pieces of clothing are donated to the Huntsville Hospital NICU. They are very needed and very welcomed.

Editing Inventory
You can edit description, price, or size at anytime by clicking “edit” next to the item you would like to change.
Please do NOT make handwritten changes to your tags. Price and discount information is embedded in the barcode, so changing the price in writing doesn’t change the price electronically. If you change your mind about a price or whether to sell the item at 50% off, please edit your tag in MSM, the online tagging system, and reprint your tag.

Printing Tags


TAGS MUST BE PRINTED ON WHITE CARDSTOCK PAPER.

After you have entered your inventory, click I’m finished for now."
You will be redirected to the Consignor Item Entry Menu where there is an option to print your tags. You must print your tags on cardstock as plain paper tears easily away from the pins.

* All items must be entered by 7am of the Friday of the sale! The MSM system will be closed at that point and no more inventory can be entered. *


Tagging Instructions:


 
  • Attach card with a safety pin to the upper right corner on the front of the item. (Do not use straight pins.) ** If you have a clothing item made of material that a pin should not go through, if possible tag your item with a pin through the sizing tag in the neckline or through a seam.
  • Place ALL of your CLOTHING items on hangers. We are not particular on what kind of hanger you use. as long as it functions properly and your clothes aren't falling off the hangers.
  • All hangers should face LEFT (like a question mark) when viewing the front of the garment.
  • Secure 2-piece outfits by pinning the pants/skirt to the back of the top of the shirt, using the hanger as support. DO NOT pin pants to the back of the shirts without the support of the hanger, as this will cause HOLES to form in your clothes! Safety pin all outfits together.
  • All items that require batteries MUST have batteries already installed! Toys will be tested and those without batteries and those that are not working may not be returned to you.
  • Bag multiple piece items together such as socks, bibs etc. in a Sandwich or zip-lock type bag. The price tag should be taped to the outside of the bag in such a way that the barcode is NOT covered (tape above it, but not over it). We have a rack to hang socks, tights, etc. We will have to punch a hole in your bag to hang on the rack. Please keep this in mind when packaging these items.
  • Shoes should be bagged together with the tag taped/pinned to the bag (Sandwich or zip-lock type bag). If shoes can be tied together so they don't separate from each other, you are allowed to do that (without having to put them in a bag) as long as you still have a place to secure the tag to the item. The price tag should be taped to the outside of the bag in such a way that the barcode is NOT covered (tape above it, but not over it).
  • For large and bagged items, TAPE or PIN your index card to the OUTSIDE of the bag.


Tagging Instructions for Matching/Coordinating Outfits:



If you have matching or coordinating outfits, we'd love for you to give our members a chance to purchase them together before they are sold separately! It's really simple, and we think it will be a fun extra shopping treat for our members. We often have members that find an outfit/shirt/coat/costume, etc. on a rack and say "I'd love to buy this if there was another one like it!" With this new option of hanging/tagging clothes, members will be able to easily locate matching/coordinating outfits because they will be remain a set for the duration of the MEMBER ONLY shopping time (ends March 14th at 3:30pm). Plus, you as the seller, will get the pleasure of seeing your matching and coordinating things being passed down and worn together again :) 

  • All you have to do is tag your items individually as usual - one outfit/item per hanger. Then, RUBBER BAND the two/three hangers together. ONLY RUBBER BANDS WILL BE ACCEPTED. IF YOU USE A BREAD TIE OR ZIP TIE YOU WILL BE ASKED TO REMOVE THEM. It's as simple as that! Just remember...each item must have its own tag!!! Once our MEMBER ONLY shopping time is over (ends on March 14th at 3:30pm), we will cut all of the rubber bands holding hangers together and allow the items to be sold individually. That way, if members or outside shoppers only want to buy one of them, they can, but members wanting to purchase them as a set will have had the first chance to do so. Sets WILL NOT be sold separately until 3:30 p.m. We WILL have a twin/triplet rack this time so if you have boy/girl matching items, you are welcome to do the same thing. Remember, you MUST tag and hang each item individually since they will be sold separately after 3:30 p.m.
  • If you have matching/coordinating sets that you ONLY want to sell together and DO NOT want them separated at 3:30 p.m., please follow these instructions: You must put BOTH items on the same hanger with ONE tag so that it can be sold only as a set! In order to do that, you will need to hang one item and securely pin the other item to it. Your tag MUST indicate that it is for TWO items - i.e. "Set of Two Smocked Dresses" as the description.
  • If tagging twin/triplet outfits that WILL be separated, DO NOT describe items as one of a set (i.e. 1 of 2, 2 of 3, etc...). Remember, the rubber bands will be cut so many items will not be sold together and this can be confusing for the buyer. 

If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail us any time at momsmartsale@gmail.com.


Half Price Sale Information:

During the last two hours of the sale on Saturday we will allow items to be sold at 1/2 price. When entering your inventory in My Sale Manager (MSM), please check the box to show your item(s) may be sold at the discounted price.