EXCLUSIVE SUPPLIERS OF SANTA’S SECRET SHOP & HOLIDAY GIFT SHOP
1) HOW DOES THE PROGRAM ACTUALLY WORK?
We supply your school with a complete assortment of gifts, 100+ items with back up stock. The items cost the school between $0.25 & $12.50. Most of the merchandise is under $3.50. The gifts have been carefully selected to appeal to the children, yet the parents can receive them with enthusiasm. The gifts are packed by price, making it easy for your volunteers to inventory and display.
2) WHAT PROFIT CAN WE EXPECT?
We suggest 20% mark-up but we provide suggested resale prices of 10% and 30% as well. You may choose to run the program as a fund-raiser or as a service to the children. The choice is entirely up to you and your parent group.
3) WHAT KIND OF HELP DO WE RECEIVE?
Free supplies (including a parent letter and money saving envelope for each student, promo posters, promo door panel, table cloths and pricing stickers), free delivery & pick up of merchandise and best of all, free daily re-order service to restock items for which you need additional quantity, and four different sizes of gift bags will be provided so each student can wrap their items prior to taking them home.
4) WHAT IF THERE ARE SOME ITEMS WE DON’T WANT?
As in all cases, each of us have our own opinion on what we like and dislike. In order for us to service the school properly and offer the profits that we do, we must pack with some uniformity and in advance. Since the items are on consignment, we suggest that you let the children decide which items they prefer. However, if you object to an item, don’t display it.
5) WHEN SHOULD WE HOLD OUR GIFT SHOP?
The best time is right after Thanksgiving. It seems that the holiday spirit fills the air and makes the event more exciting. Most schools run the shop for three to five days Monday-Friday.
6) WHEN AND HOW SHOULD WE SIGN UP?
The earlier you sign up to run the program, the better bonus incentives your school will receive. You may complete our online contract found at www.FunServicesBayArea.com/sign-up/
7) CAN WE SEE THE GIFT SELECTIONS PRIOR TO HOLDING OUR GIFT SHOP?
Yes, you may view photos of this year’s product line on our website at www.FunServicesBayArea.com/2017-holiday-gift-shop/
We will also present the gift line at our Fall open houses. Be sure to check our website for locations, dates and times near you. Complimentary lunch will be provided.
8) DO WE NEED A DEPOSIT?
No, the gifts are sent on consignment.
9) HOW DO WE RETURN UNSOLD GIFTS?
In most cases, we will pick them up on the Monday following the conclusion of your gift shop. Your inventory and payment should be ready by 9:00AM on your scheduled pick up day.
10) WHEN WILL YOU DELIVER OUR MERCHANDISE?
Due to the fact that many schools require delivery on the same day, we cannot give a specific time of delivery. However, delivery will be the week prior to the start of your gift shop.
11) HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO SET UP?
With the help of four parents, it should take about two hours to inventory and display the gifts. This estimate does not include decorating, which can be done before the supplies arrive.
12) WHAT ABOUT INVENTORY?
We have a couple of options for you. Our Traditional Inventory and No-Count Inventory programs allow the shop to fit your needs. With Traditional inventory, you will need to count in and count out your inventory. With this option, you can mix and match your mark-up. If you would like to count less, we offer the No-Count program where you chose one straight mark up of 10%, 20% or 30% and then call in your sales at the end of each day.
13) HOW DO WE GET REORDERS?
Call and place your re-order by 4:00PM to receive next day service.
14) WHAT IF WE HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
Just give us a call, visit our website or email questions to us. We look forward to the opportunity of working with you.
THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO READ THIS INFORMATION.
SANTA’S SECRET SHOP / HOLIDAY GIFT SHOP ARE STILL THE ORIGINAL AND BEST BOUTIQUES!
P.S. YES YOU MAY SELL HAND MADE ITEMS. MANY SCHOOLS SUPPLEMENT THEIR HAND MADE ITEMS WITH OUR GIFTS. WHY NOT GIVE US A TRY?