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Alrighty families!  Here we GO!!!!

Receiving begins tomorrow night: Here are the dates and times…
Thursday, Aug. 2nd / 5 – 8PM
Friday, Aug. 3rd / 9AM – 1PM & 5 – 8PM
Saturday, Aug. 4th / 9AM – 6PM
Monday, Aug. 6th/ 9AM – 6PM

Please be mindful of Moe’s customers.  We have the first 2 rows of parking as you enter…Moe’s has and needs the rest.  We will be using the front door to enter and bring your items through.  Please do not block the entrance.

So, here is your checklist…
1. All items in “item number” order.

2. Inventory List without this, we cannot check you in. Go to:  login, manage inventory, reports (right side of screen at the bottom of the lower box), inventory report, print report.

3. Seller’s Agreement: at the home page (if you’ve logged in, logout).  “consignors”, 2012 seller’s agreement  [this is on our site, not the inventory.  if you can’t find it, we will have some at receiving.]

For our newbies, it’s as simple as coming to the store at your convenience (during hours) with your items, list, and agreement.  You will select a number if necessary, or just let us tell you which table and rack you may use.  Load all your items on the table and rack in order.  Let us check everything with your inventory report.  Once we verify your items and let you know what we will accept, you will then place your items in their correct place on the store floor.  It is over 15,000 square feet, so wear your walking shoes.  After all your accepted items are out, you will get your “golden ticket” from the volunteer who checked you in.  This ticket allows you entrance Monday night (the 13th) to shop.  No ticket, no entrance.  We recommend giving yourself 30 minutes for every 50 items, but this also depends on what you are bringing and when you bring it.  We are busier Saturday and Monday.

For all of you, we are going to add a “layout” of the store under the “consignors” tab at the home page before tomorrow.  This will give you an idea of what the store will look like for Receiving so you will know where your items will go.  It will be rough, but hopefully helpful:).Finally, please know that “check-in” times are only necessary if you have entered 175+ items into inventory.  We have scheduled extra volunteers during those times so that the consignors with hundreds of items to check in will not back up the flow of receiving.  PLEASE do not sign up for a checkin time if you do not have 175 items or more.  You may come in anytime!  The wait has not been bad since we’ve begun doing this, so know that if you have 100 items and come in on Monday, the wait is still minimal!  We do our best to honor your time. Now, that said, for those of you who will have to wait until this weekend to discover that you will have 175+ items on Monday and no appointment, know that your wait may be longer.  Please be patient with us.

Ok, I think that does it for now.  OH, if you have registered for a check-in appointment and do not have 175+ items, please click the “deselect” button.  We may do this before you get to it so that the appointments are still available for tomorrow…don’t be surprised either way:).

So very excited!  You have all been very busy!  I’ll give you some numbers next email….



Well, it’s finally here…one week before Receiving begins!  WhooHoo!  Thank You to all those who brought by hangers!  We have a nice collection now.  If you are in need, we have some on the “porch”.  Email me for the address.  Please take only what you need.  Reminder: wire hangers only.  The plastic ones break and take up more room.  Another reminder:  our new location is the old Office Max building where Moe’s is now located.  Reminder 3:  We will make cardstock available to you (10 sheets for $1) if you need some.  The tags print out 8 per page, so plan accordingly.  If you need us to print tags for you, you will have to be finished before receiving begins and the price increases for that.  Please me mindful of how you are hanging your clothing items…use the website for all the tips (“consignors” “inventory requirements”)…if you need pins, we may have some of those available too (safety or straight)…PLEASE NO TINY GOLD SAFETY PINS!  These cause us to go grey and bleed especially in the fall.winter sale…they hold NOTHING:).  There is a picture on “inventory requirements” of how the garment should look once hung and tagged.  Please notice where the tag goes and the direction of the hanger.  Pants must be pinned to the top of the hanger…we know how difficult this is for winter pants (especially jeans), but we promise it will help sell (especially if you use the wire hangers with the tube at the bottom)…presentation is as important as pricing.  Final reminder:  Please make sure your large items have not been recalled.  All booster seats and carseats will be inspected for “expiration date”.  Drop side cribs are not resellable.  Be mindful of recalled items.  there is a link online for you to use to check.  The infant toys and accessories are recalled the most.

Lastly, there are a couple of you out there that think like me (sorry).  I wait until the last possible moment and then bring my items when the kiddos are not looking.  For those of you Lee County families, Monday is normally the crazy receiving day when it is NOT the first day of school.  Please know that if you wait until Monday, there will probably be a wait.  Plan accordingly.  For those of you who cannot find a sitter while you receive, please do your best to keep the children with you.  There are very few children who are able to resist the temptation to not touch in this environment.  Remember, tags are only taped on and you work hard to get everything in great sellable condition…so do others.  PLEASE do your best to help us out.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.  We do our best to answer as soon as possible.

Have a great (and productive) weekend!

Dee and Renee

(PS over 10,000 items in inventory!!!!)

location, location, location

Hi families, good news…we have a location!!!

Drum roll please…we will be in the old Office Max building next to the mall!  PTL!  Keep praying, there is still a lot to do…we need every prayer we can get!

So, that is the good news…the “other” news is we may still be having some email issues.  If you or your friends have aol, att, or comcast…you are not receiving emails from us.  We are working on that and it should be resolved soon.  Please keep looking at the blog on the website and send your friends there.  We will try to make sure all posts are current.

Also, please check your personal account information.  Especially your email address.  Several of you have changed it (you won’t receive this via email, but only for our blog readers…could you let your friends know:).

Ok, I think that’s it for now.  We’ll be in touch!


Fall/Winter Begins!

Hi ladies!

The Fall/Winter Sale is upon us!  It seems crazy to prepare for a fall/winter sale while the days are beautiful and HOT, but now is the time!  I have already begun getting the sweaters and shirts and pants ready!  Receiving begins in 9 weeks!  Sheesh!  Everything is up and running so you can begin entering your items into inventory and tagging things now.  We are currently deciding on the location of this sale…pray for us!  We also have dates established.  Our prayer is that the place fits the dates…because this is the only time we have to do the sale! HA!

So, if you have any questions, we are an email away.  Let you friends know now so they can spend a couple hours each week entering items in.  When you start getting the school supply list, you may panic…so seize the moment!  That fall clothing is good to go NOW!  Oh!  And another reminder…this sale covers the major holidays…HALLOWEEN, THANKSGIVING, CHRISTMAS, AND VALENTINES!!!!  Don’t forget your costumes, and daddy daughter dresses along with your holiday clothing!  Toys in fantastic condition make fabulous Christmas gifts…so shine everything up!

Ok, see you in 9 weeks!!!!

Receiving Countdown!

Alright ladies…let the countdown begin!

Receiving begins this Thursday at 5PM!  A couple reminders (that you will see again in the coming days)…

1.  Make sure you print out and bring your Inventory Report (login – manage inventory – reports – inventory report – print) (tip: if your report prints from largest number to smallest number, that’s fine don’t reorganize…to print your report in smallest number to largest, just click the arrow next to the “item” column on your inventory report)

2.  Please print, read, and sign the “2012 Sellers Agreement” on the ‘Consignors’ page and bring this with you to receiving

3.  Make sure you load all your items in your vehicle in Item Number order…this will match your report and make life a bit easier at receiving

4.  At receiving, you will place your clothing items in item number order and your table items in item number order.  We will then check you in and once we have determined what we will allow in and what we will not, you will put your accepted items in their correct places on the sales floor…please be diligent with this.  If you place your 5T clothing in 4T, it will not sell.

We are excited to see you all in just a few days!  The store is coming together (much faster this time:)).  We will try to have our vendors ready to introduce to you on the “vendor” page of the website by week’s end.  You are entering inventory like crazy now…looking good!  Oh, that reminds me…only register for a “check-in” time if you have over 175 items entered in inventory.  We will remove you otherwise.  For those with less then 175, no appointment is necessary…come at your convenience during receiving hours.

I’ll be in touch again…