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 https://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 homepage looks like this:


This is the launching point for all of your tasks.

Entering Inventory

To start adding inventory, click Menu > Work with Consigned Inventory > Add 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. You can add and/or edit your items until 7:00 am the Thursday of the sale.

Category

Choose an appropriate category for the item you are entering. This helps us allot enough space for items during set-up.

Size

Choose the appropriate size for your garment. Note that baby clothes reading 3-6 months are considered by manufacturers to be the same size as items reading 6 months. 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. This helps us match lost tags with the correct item.
If tagging twin/triplet outfits, DO NOT describe items as one of a set (1 of 2, 2 of 3, etc). Remember, the rubber bands will be cut after early shopping, so many items will not be sold together.

Price

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

Specialty Sections

We have several specialty clothing sections. 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! 

Discount & Donate Boxes

“Item can be DISCOUNTED” Check this box to sell your item for half price on Saturday during our discount sale.

“Item can be DONATED” – Check this box to donate the item if it doesn’t sell, rather than pick it up at the end of the sale. PLEASE consider donating all of your leftover preemie clothing, especially onesies! Preemie and newborn items are donated to the Huntsville Hospital NICU, where they are very needed and welcomed. All other donated items are given to the charity chosen per sale.


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, you must edit your tag in MSM and reprint your tag.

You can add and/or edit your items until 7:00 am the Thursday of the sale.

Printing Tags


*TAGS MUST BE PRINTED ON WHITE CARDSTOCK PAPER.*

After you have entered your inventory, click Print Tags. 
Check the box that says "Generate tags in PDF Form".

Select the tags you wish to print, or choose to Print All Un-Printed Tags. A PDF will generate that looks like this:

Print, cut, and attach your tags! You can only add and/or edit your items until 7:00 am the Thursday of the sale, but you can print up until the last day. 


Tagging Instructions: 



Attach tag with safety pin or tagging gun 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, tag 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.


Shirts/Dresses/Jackets/Pajamas

Hang shirts, dresses, jackets, footie pajamas, etc. on hanger with the hook facing LEFT (like a question mark ?). Tag through the RIGHT armpit seam (preferred) or breast pocket. For delicate fabrics, tag through the manufacture tag. For items that may fall off the hanger easily, secure to the top of the hanger with safety pins.


Pants/Shorts/Skirts

Pants, shorts, skirts, etc. should be pinned to top of hanger with the hook facing LEFT (like a question mark ?). Do not pin to bottom of hanger, as this will cause the pants to slide to one corner. Tag through the RIGHT leg/waist seam.



2-piece outfits/Bundles

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! 


Shoes

Shoes should be bagged together with the tag taped to the outside. If this is not possible, shoes should be zip-tied together so they don't separate from each other, and tag must be secured with a zip-tie or safety pin.




Toys

All items that require batteries MUST have batteries already installed.

Bag multiple piece items together in a zip-lock bag. The price tag should be taped to the outside of the bag.

For large toys that come with many pieces, put pieces in zip-lock bag and tape to the side of the toy. Use a permanent marker to write consignor number and toy name on the bag, in case it gets separated from the toy. This helps us match lost toys back together.






Tagging Instructions for Matching/Coordinating Outfits:


MOMsMart is run by the Huntsville Area Mothers of Multiples (HAMOM). If you have matching or coordinating outfits that would be perfect for twins, triplets, etc., we'd love for you to give our members a chance to purchase them together before they are sold separately. 

Matching/coordinating sets will remain a set for the duration of the MEMBER ONLY shopping time, after which they will be separated and hung individually.

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, we will cut all of the rubber bands holding hangers together and allow the items to be sold individually. 

If you have matching/coordinating sets that you ONLY want to sell together and DO NOT want them separated, 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 (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 day of the sale (Saturday), we will allow items to be sold at half price. When entering your inventory in My Sale Manager (MSM), please check the box "item can be discounted" if you want this item to sell for 50% off. Items not marked will sell for full price.