We are open today to the public from 9am to 6pm.
Sigh…341 of you decided to sell your wares…over 28,000 of them. We saw over 120 of you today! Again, kudos to you and Renee! The combination was wonderful. There were a couple moments where there was a wait, but for the most part, you all did a fantastic job of being prepared! We are so proud of you! There is some VERY cute stuff in the store! We cannot tell you how much we appreciate the time you took to wash, press, and hang your items. It never goes unnoticed. Our shoppers enjoy the experience because they know they will get some fantastic clothing, toys, and more for their children. Now for you…
You may not hear from us for a couple days…no worries, I’ll do my best to post pictures on the FaceBook invite of the areas we finish arranging…but this may be my last contact for a moment or two:). We will be working to get the store shopper friendly. Oh, THANK YOU too, for being diligent in placing your items in the right bins and catagories…that will help us a lot! You will be shopping Monday, the 15th, from 5PM to 9PM…JUST YOU (our consignors!). Remember, “one ticket, one person”. We ask you to NOT bring the children Monday night. We are also going to boldly ask you to tell your friends who you invite on Tuesday evening (5PM-9PM) to NOT bring their children either. It’s just not safe. We honestly do this for the children. They are not seen when mamas are trying to get somewhere in particular and they trip over the children because their hands are full and their eyes are on the prize. These 2 evenings we urge you to make it a “girl’s night out”. Leave the kiddos with daddy or the grands.
As for the shopping, because the children will not be with you we suggest you bring a sizing guide. Make a list of the sizes you will need…shirts, pants, skirts, dresses, shoes for each child. When I say sizes, I mean take a shirt, pants, shoe, etc that fits and measure with a cloth tape measure the “dimensions” of the garment. Write them down. For example, a shirt…measure from shoulder end to shoulder end and shoulder seam to bottom seam. Once you have those measurements, you can use those to determine if a shirt you like will fit your child. We all know that just because the size says one thing, doesn’t mean it will fit. Using the same tape measure, measure the same dimensions at the store and make sure the measurements are bigger! It’s that easy! Skirts, shirts, and pants will not be too short! It works for me:) (I also measure the waist) This will also help you remember your bag…it will have your tape measure and your note sheet in it!
Ok, gonna get some sleep now…well, after I send an email to our vendors…YES! Don’t forget our vendors…bring an extra check or cash for them…they will be offering their custom trades…such fun stuff for mama’s, babies, and families!
Goodnight and see you in a week!
Dee and Renee
Well, this is the final weekend to get your items into the store! Whoo Hoo! There are already thousands of items in the store, and we are expecting thousands more! We will be open for Receiving today, Saturday, and Monday. Please take a look at the “dates/times” on the website for the times. For those who have over 175 items and have scheduled an appointment we ask that you be on time (maybe a little early to unload). Now for the warning…
For those who have waited until the very last minute to enter all your items…be careful! We expect to be VERY busy today and Monday. The more you enter, the longer the wait. It will be HOT outside. This is not the easy part of the sale…receiving is WORK. Put on your comfortable shoes (its a big store). We know that some of you will have over 175 items and no appointment. Please know we will get to you when we can. But we ask that you not expect immediate attention when you have waited until the last minute…its just not kind to the rest of the ladies. Next warning…those who have waited until the last minute, Do NOT come the last 15 minutes of the receiving time. If you are new to this, we BEG you to take at least an hour to print out your inventory sheet, seller’s agreement, and load…there is a learning curve! There is even a learning curve to Unloading! Also, newbies and procrastinators…know that it will take more than one hour to print, cut, and pin your tags. DO NOT expect that to happen in less time…not today (Murphy’s law ya know…).
Ok, enough mothering…you get the picture. PLEASE think of others too. We want to sell your items, we want you to participate, we will have as much patience as we can muster…please BE PREPARED!
See you in a minute!
Dee and Renee
Well, it’s official…you’ve entered over 5,000 items in 2 days…there are no words. The really scary part is that some of you have already told me you are waiting until Monday because you want to use Saturday and Sunday to complete your inventory…I’m not sure we built enough racks! 🙂
So, the racks are up (we added over 200 feet of rack space) and receiving is nearly ready. We have a few last things to do…as always. There will be signs pointing to receiving, so please follow those. Again, we have a new location…AMERICAN OUTDOORS ADVENTURES on 82 right past the Acme fencing company and across the street from Custom Interiors. (actually, if you get there, you’ve gone too far). It is supposed to be hot and rainy this weekend, so please make sure you know how you are getting your stuff to the store. If you all wait until Monday we are going to keep the EMT’s busy with all the heat exhaustion. Please bring water to drink in case there is a wait.
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR INVENTORY REPORT!!!! After you login, go to “manage inventory” then “reports” (right side of screen at bottom of box), then “inventory report”…print! Yes, it may be backwards…it’s ok. Make sure your items are in ITEM NUMBER order. It would be wonderful, too, if you went back to the “home” page (first consignment sale page), then “consignors”, then “Seller’s Agreement” and printed that out. Bring it after you have read and signed it. Remember, after we check you in, you will need to take your items and place them on the sales floor. Putting them where they belong is an important step to selling you items. We will have racks for costumes, uniforms, juniors, and maternity, so please be on the lookout. Again, print out those flyers off the website and pass them out. Your items must sell and in order to sell, we need shoppers:)!
Finally, Please Make A Note that CONSIGNOR SHOPPING HAS BEEN CHANGED! Our consignors are getting all Monday night to themselves! We will give you the “golden ticket” (nope still not gold) for you to come in Monday night, the 15th, 5-9PM. Our vendors will be set up by then and you will have the opportunity to shop their wares as well.
Ok, see you in a few hours! Oh, that means I won’t be quick to answer your emails. We do have hangers on the brown barn porch and cardstock available for $1 (10 sheets) at the store.
Dee and Renee
PLEASE do not make a check-in appointment if you do not have over 175 items. Those of you who have less than 175 items can come anytime at your convenience during Receiving hours. We ask that if you have over 150 items to NOT come before 6:30 Thursday evening if at all possible. We normally do have a rush at the beginning.
Inventory reports are located under “manage inventory”; “reports” (right of screen, under box); “inventory report”; print report (right of screen)
Seller’s Agreement is located under “consignors” on the home screen
You are entering like crazy! Way to go! OH! Our ladies are helping you out! We have hangers coming in, so let us know if you need some!
PLEASE sort your items by gender and size BEFORE you enter them. This will make life MUCH EASIER for you…please trust us on this. All girls 2t, then 3T, then 4T…etc. when you enter the items, it will go faster and when you check in it will go faster, and when you put them on the sales floor it will go much faster…it may seem tedious at the beginning, but we promise it is faster in the long run.
Ok, gotta run…see you soon!