My Dearest Dealers,
I would like to begin with a big apology for all the corrections and edits to your last two months of settlements. I am so sorry our latest updates did not go smoother. I have appreciated all your patience and understanding with us and our software. Rest assured we will not be making any more changes like this for quite some time. If you have any more questions concerning your settlements for December and January, please let us know and we will address them.
ATTENTION LADIES! Mark your calendars for the evening of March 9. We will be hosting our first ladies night out at S.A.M. “A Women’s Night of Whimsy” will be full of wine tasting, fun, food and shopping (including guest vendors). Bring your girlfriends, grandmothers, moms, sisters, nieces and aunts! Tickets are available online through our webpage and at the door. It is $5 preorder and $8 at the door for the entire evening and ½ of your ticket goes to benefit the Julian Center. I am looking forward to seeing all of you and sharing the night together!
A little housekeeping……
PLEASE BE SURE YOUR POWER STRIPS ARE EASY TO REACH. We do our best to turn on each power strip every day and although our staff is quite flexible, they are not gymnasts. (LOL) Be courteous and put your power strips is a spot that is visible and easy to access. If it is not, we cannot be responsible for turning your lights on and off each day.
A few months ago, I asked that we all work hard to please keep our items inside booth lines. If you question where your booth lines are, let us help you. In order to be compliant and polite to our handicap guests and those with strollers, we MUST keep our booths tidy and INSIDE their allotted space. Those of us who do not comply with this request will be notified individually. By taking the following steps, not only will you be complying with our standards but your booth will be more open and inviting. Your sales will indeed show the improvement!
· Keep a clear path (at least 2 feet) through your space
· Keep small items off the floor
· Use appropriate, sturdy and clean shelving
· Place like items together for great merchandising
· Sweep and dust regularly
We certainly appreciate your cooperation. We must all work together in order to keep our hard earned title as “Best Antique Mall in Indianapolis.”
If any of you have a Lane cedar chest for sale or plan on offering them in the future, be aware that selling them could be an issue. Apparently the outside locking mechanism has caused some safety issues with children getting locked inside. However, Lane will replace the lock with a new one that meets current safety requirements for free! Just contact the company and they will help you.
Be sure to read the entire newsletter, folks. We have so much exciting stuff coming this spring and summer with welcoming back the Farmers Market with more vendors and the newest adventure with the Southside Vintage Marketplace. I look forward to sharing all these new and exciting developments with you. We are so glad you’re here!