Designer Shoes Warehouse Labeling Guidelines and Notes
Designer Shoes Warehouse Labeling requirements described in the blog below cover demands for footwear and accessory vendors as well as ticketing instructions.
Designer Shoes Warehouse Labeling – Footwear Vendors
- If a vendor is set up to use UPC codes, the product must be labeled with the vendor’s UPC codes.
- The UPC code adhesive label should be placed in the lower right-hand corner of the small side
of the shoe box
- The following is a suggested label size. The logo should not be covered up by the label. Use a
smaller size label if necessary as long as the following conditions are met.
- UPC code must scan
- UPC code numbers must be readable (in case they must be keyed in)
- The size / width are clearly readable
- The color description is on the label
- Suggested label sizes: 1.375” X 4.375” or 3.5 cm X 11 cm.
DSW must load the vendor’s UPC codes from an on-line catalog or via 832 direct.
Labeling of boot boxes for Tall Boots:
- UPC stickers should be on both the long and short ends of the boot boxes that go on the selling floor, not the outer shipping cartons.
- If the product is Wide Width or Wide Calf, these stickers should also be applied to both the long and short ends of the boot boxes.
- It is imperative that the sizes such as 6M or 6W or 6M-WC/6W-WC are coded on the outsole and the inside lining of every boot/bootie.
- These stickers should also be applied to any orders for DSW.com boots/booties. If the goods are returned to our retail stores the boxes will be correctly marked and go easily into the shelves.
- We recommend a minimum weight/quality of boot boxes should be 300g = E-Flute Corrugated. Anything over this weight/quality is fine.
Designer Shoes Warehouse Labeling – Accessory Vendors
- Price tickets (tags or labels) are used for all retail non-footwear products and are pre-ticketed by the vendor.
- If the vendor is set up for UPC codes, then the UPC code must be on the product.
- Labels need to be placed on the package in a manner which does not obscure merchandise description or usage information.
- Price tickets are applied in addition to the vendor’s UPC barcode.
- The 7 digit DSW SKU number is not available until all EDI PO information has been provided/confirmed and the PO has been processed in our system.
The POM Specialist will indicate the ticket type to be used once the vendor has confirmed/provided all PO information and the order has been processed.
- 832 UPC enabled vendors should not place the price labels over their UPC Codes
- DSW ticket type 9 or 10 should be used if UPC codes are on a separate label/hang tag
- DSW ticket type 20 or 21 has DSW information and the vendor’s UPC code on them
- Hangtag Price Tickets require using a nylon locking loop and attaching it to the same side of the product as the vendor’s hangtag, normally on the right hand side
- Products, with the exception of hosiery, do not require a price ticket/label
- If the vendor is set up for UPC codes, then the UPC code label must be on the product
- Accessories product must have a scan able UPC label on the polybags.
- The 7 digit DSW SKU number is not available until all EDI PO information has been provided/confirmed and the EDI PO has been processed in comapny’s system.
The company used the below ticket types for accessories’ merchandise. Vendors are free to produce merchandise tickets locally using company supplied formatting documents.
Vendors may select a third party ticket provider to order tickets for company merchandise. Any costs related to ticket creation, production, or shipment are the vendors’ responsibility and not to be invoiced to the company. Vendors are responsible for administration and management of trading partner agreements with their selected service provider. Ticket accuracy is considered part of the company’s EDI compliance program.