The scheduled 2/1/2019 Partnership Guide update will be completed on 7/1/2020. All current guidelines will be valid through 6/30/2020.
Vendor Partnership Guide

Floor Ready Requirements

 

Hanging Merchandise

 

All merchandise that is displayed on hangers in our stores must be shipped on a VICS Floor-ready hanger.  Bealls has adopted the VICS change from clear to black plastic apparel “Department Store” hangers. The change does not impact infants, girls, boys, or intimates apparel.  Bealls expects all deliveries to have these hangers.  Click here for a sample list of approved hangers.  For Bealls Import only, please click here for a list of approved hangers.

Please note:

  • ALL TOPS must be shipped on the black VICS-approved hanger with a CS1Q crown sizer.
  • ALL BOTTOMS must be shipped on the black VICS-approved “pincher type” grip hanger with a CS1Q crown sizer.
  • ALL BRAS, PANTS, & SLIPS must be shipped on the clear VICS-approved “intimate apparel” hanger or Vendor hanger.
  • ALL LADIES SWIMWEAR must be shipped on a VICS Style# 6212 Hanger (black 12” Soft Pinch Bottom Hanger) with a CS1Q crown sizer.
  • ALL INFANT TOPS merchandise (sizes up to 24 months) must be shipped on a VICS Style# 495 Hanger with appropriate VICS Size Color sizer.
  • ALL INFANT BOTTOMS merchandise (sizes up to 24 months) must be shipped on either a VICS Style# 9408 Hanger or VICS Style# 6108 Hanger with appropriate VICS Size Color sizer.
  • ALL GIRLS/BOYS merchandise must be shipped on the following VICS-approved hangers:
         Girls/Boys 2T-4T TOPS, VICS Style# 495 Hanger with appropriate VICS Size Color sizer
         Girls/Boys 2T-4T BOTTOMS, VICS Style# 6108 Hanger with appropriate VICS Size Color sizer
         Girls 4-6x/Boys 4-7 TOPS, VICS Style# 496 Hanger with appropriate VICS Size Color sizer
         Girls 4-6x/Boys 4-7 BOTTOMS, VICS Style# 6110 Hanger with appropriate VICS Size Color sizer
         Girls 7-16/Boys 8-18 TOPS, VICS Style# 485 Hanger with CS1Q sizer
         Girls 7-16/Boys 8-18 BOTTOMS, VICS Style# 6010 Hanger with with CS1Q sizer
  • ALL MEN’S SUITS AND SPORTSCOATS must be shipped on a wishbone-style hanger (pant bar if needed) with a CS1Q crown sizer.

 

Hanging merchandise will be identified through the buyer and the PO.

 

 

Folded Merchandise

 

All folded tops must meet Bealls standard requirements as follows:

Category

Finished Neck Measurement

Finished Bottom Measurement

Mens

11 inches

10 inches

Young Mens

11 inches

10 inches

Juniors

8 ½ inches

7 ½ inches

Missy

9 ½ inches

8 ½ inches

Plus

11 inches

9 ½ inches

Youth

8 ½ inches

7 ½ inches

 

Retail Price Marking & Ticketing

 

All merchandise shipped to Beall’s Department Stores must be pre-ticketed with a scan-able UPC-A formatted barcode and correct retail, at a minimum.  Here’s a sample UPC-A formatted barcode:

http://solutionscenter.gs1us.org/dnn_bcecsc/Portals/0/bcecsc_images/UPC-A.GIF


 

The ticket must be visible and easily accessible for scanning.  Here’s a general vendor-produced label/hangtag sample that’s standard in the industry to use as a guideline:

 

Zone 1{

Merchandise Brand/Label Name

Zone 2{

PO#: [Bealls 7 digit PO#]

Vdr Style#:

Dept#: [Bealls 3 digit dept#]

Zone 3{

http://solutionscenter.gs1us.org/dnn_bcecsc/Portals/0/bcecsc_images/UPC-A.GIF

Zone 4{

 

Zone 5{

SIZE

Zone 6{

Retail price

Zone 7{

 

 

BEV Ticket Requirements:

  1. Zone 7 must show the letters BEV, as instructed by the buyer
  2. For BEV tickets, Zone 6 must show both the compare at and Bealls retail prices (sample follows)

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Vendors must use one of the 3 following options to comply with Beall’s Department Stores retail price marking and ticketing requirements.

 

Vendor UPC barcode ticket

This option is required for Store Cross-dock and Complex Case-pack orders – vendors must:

  • Assign UPC at the product ID / color / size level
  • Mark 100% of your merchandise with a UPC
  • Make UPCs available on the GXS (formerly Inovis) UPC Catalog

note:  for vendors with less than 100 UPCs, a paper UPC catalog may be faxed to 941-745-2813 and must include UPC,PID, description, color and color description, size and size description

  • Use the National Retail Federation (NRF) Color and Size codes.
  • Do not re-use UPCs or Product IDs prematurely (industry standards require a 30 month retention period for fashion goods and a 48 month retention period for non-fashion goods before re-using a UPC)

 

For Store Cross-dock certified vendors, Beall’s will transmit the retail price in the EDI PO in order for a vendor to:

a)    print Beall’s retail price directly in “Zone 6” of the standard UPC ticket,
or

b)    apply a plain, white, pressure-sensitive sticker with Beall’s retail price in “Zone 6” of the standard UPC ticket (the sticker should not be removable once the adhesive has set)

 

“Zone 6” is the space reserved on the standard UPC ticket for an item's retail price. (Refer to the “Apparel Guidelines: Format and Placement.”).  “Zone 6” dimensions are 1” high by 1.25” wide.

 

The retail price must be printed in black ink in a minimum 10-point, bold font.   If you cannot print/apply Beall’s retail price, we would prefer no retail instead of the wrong retail.

 

Complete the UPC/Ticketing Request for Information Form in the Appendix to be setup for this option.

 

 

 

Vendor ticket with Beall’s SKU and retail price

Beall’s requires the following Beall’s-generated information on each ticket (for vendors that cannot generate/apply UPC barcode ticket):

  • Department number
  • Vendor number
  • Style number
  • SKU number and barcode
  • Retail price

 

Multi-pricing or “Compare At” pricing will be required at the buyer’s discretion.

 

This information will be communicated to you on the PO.

 

More specific guidelines for this ticketing information along with examples of each ticket type can be found in attachment “Beall’s Ticket Types”.

 

Beall’s requires specific placement of these tickets, based on merchandise type.  Diagrams and examples can be found in attachment “Ticket Placement Guidelines”.

 

Beall’s must approve the ticket to ensure the data and ticket type are correct and to confirm that the tickets scan properly.

 

NOTE: If you are a vendor who provides Beall’s Private Brand Merchandise, and apply a price label to our Brand ID hang tag or joker tag, then:

  • the label must be white
  • the label should be placed on the back of the hang tag
  • the label must not cover any name brand, picture, or item information
  • the swiftach for all tag tickets should be 3" long