Price Tags Types and Styles

Business.com / Financial Solutions / Last Modified: February 22, 2017

Depending on the type of merchandise you sell, and how much it costs, you may -- or may not -- want to have eye-catching pricing tags. ...

Depending on the type of merchandise you sell, and how much it costs, you may -- or may not -- want to have eye-catching pricing tags. However, you will want to use them if you are in the retail business. Otherwise, customers will either constantly ask employees what things cost or become frustrated and walk out without buying anything.

There are several price tags types and styles. The kind you need will depend largely on what you're selling. However, there are some other considerations, such as your budget and if you have any promotions going on. Three to look at are:

1. Traditional hang tags, like you usually see on clothing and textiles.

2. Price stickers that you apply directly to your merchandise with a price tag gun.

3. Shelf tags that you don't attach to the product, but rather to the display beneath it.

Consider retail price tags that hang from the merchandise

Look at hang tags if they're needed for clothes price tags or you sell rugs or furniture. Customers will expect them and they won't mar delicate fabrics. To apply these tags you can either feed a string through the hole in the top and tie them to the hangers or buttons of the merchandise or attach them with small strips of plastic via a tagging gun. The string option is best if you don't want a hole in the fabric, but sometimes it is not feasible.

Look at stick-on retail pricing tags

If you sell crafts, dishes or other types of goods that do not lend themselves to hang tags, your best option may be sticker price tags. These tags are simple to apply. You just feed a roll of them into the pricing gun, type in your price and swipe the gun's head across the item. It will dispense the tag and even stick it for you.

Check out custom retail price tags for the shelf

If you sell a lot of the same items and don't want to tag them over and over, you may want to buy price tags for the shelves. Then you only have to change them if the price of an item changes.

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