Archived Anyone run out of softlines shelves?

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Right now it is just me running all of softlines with one brand tm, one in training, and another former one helping at night. Our other team lead put in his 2 weeks a while back, followed by his brand team members. Also lost our key fitting room tm, as she moved up stairs to work on the ad, rather than at the fitting rooms, as well as another new tm that NCNSed too many times. In any event I was mapping out some convertibles and tables for my people to work on tomorrow when I am off and discovered that we may be out of 4ft softlines shelves. Stopped mapping at that point, as I saw it as pointless. Hoping our signing and fixture specialist knows of a secret stash, other than the normal place (the ledge - the softlines fixture room that is up a flight of steps). If not we will need to put in a rush order for these and then hope they make it in a timely manner. Also may have to tie, pull, and stage several POGs worth of boxes until we get or find more shelves.

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if all else fails call some neighboring stores. There's a good chance that there is a near by store who has way to many and would love to get ride of some.
 
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You should be looking for boxes of shelves. We got dozens when we got in those new feature tables............
 
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if all else fails call some neighboring stores. There's a good chance that there is a near by store who has way to many and would love to get ride of some.

Most stores are at least 160 miles away, but even still they may have some to send, even if we pay for the shipping.
 
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You should be looking for boxes of shelves. We got dozens when we got in those new focal tables............

Don't know about focal tables in softlines. Do know of two focals in hardlines (domestics and home decor). My brand team member seems to think the singing gal spoke a big batch of them coming in recently, but I am not seeing them. Hope it is just that my glasses were dirty.
 

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You could always use 2ft shelves and just stick them together. if you have label strips it's not very noticeable when clothing is on them. you can also ask someone to order them on TIPP but it takes quite a long time to receive them.
 

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we ran out of ALL pegs because we had a crapload of clearance gloves that we had to push out... mind you it was never cold in my part of Florida last year. We had tons left, even at 70%.
 
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My Softlines has ran out of space & for rails and tables for clearance in all the departments we were joking around saying we should do what Walmart does n roll all of it by the check lanes in carts and when I say we have a lot we have 3 repack pallets full as well as 5 carts that we try to constantly work on
 

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My Softlines has ran out of space & for rails and tables for clearance in all the departments we were joking around saying we should do what Walmart does n roll all of it by the check lanes in carts and when I say we have a lot we have 3 repack pallets full as well as 5 carts that we try to constantly work on

How do you have that much clearance without any of it having gone salvage?
 
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That prob only the tls n etl can answer because us tms haven't figured it out yet by the time they go thru it all alot would prob be salvaged
 
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We still have tons of clearance also. Especially in infants. I hung the 50% Clearance overheads in every department hoping to draw attention to try get it sold.
 

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Same here TOT.... I think some buyers need to re-examine the freight levels the stores are getting.... I know clothing has a high markup, but when our clearance volume is this high it HAS to be affecting our margin. Not to mention you are allocated 2-4 racks for clearance but need much more. My store has I think 19 racks of clearance in Infants, with enough new merchandise hanging in the backroom to almost fill the Infant floorpad again. And my ETL and STL want it all out of the backroom. My racks are already triple tiered(even if it hangs on the bars below) and the brand is 100% gone. Can't even see all the pretty Christmas signs from the 10-21 adjacency to drive sales.... I feel like Walmart......
 
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Most stores are at least 160 miles away, but even still they may have some to send, even if we pay for the shipping.

If you find a store that has some for you, they can load them on their DC trailer. When it gets back to the DC, the DC will move the pallet to your freight trailer. Just call the DC and they will help you with the Logistics of it
 
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If you find a store that has some for you, they can load them on their DC trailer. When it gets back to the DC, the DC will move the pallet to your freight trailer. Just call the DC and they will help you with the Logistics of it

I did think about that at 2am in the morning. Turns out that I was worrying about this for nothing, as had a pallet with boxes of shelves. They were hide back by chargebacks.
 
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We still have tons of clearance also. Especially in infants. I hung the 50% Clearance overheads in every department hoping to draw attention to try get it sold.

We always have tons of clearance in infants and girls. I just wish everything could be like boys (easy to set, easy to zone, and clearance that is manageable.) Did have one convertible filled with clearance in sleepwear/performance go salvage yesterday. I just need that to happen in girls and infants, so I can set some POGS that were due last week.
 
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I'm seeing this same trend throughout the store..not only in softlines. It's killing presentation's times. We go into every set with mountains of 1st mark down clearance.

A plano that has a 1.5 set time is now up to 2.0 because of all the clearance that has to be dealt with.

I wonder what the stats are on how much more $$ is making by holding on to clearance longer.
 
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Make sure your signing person hangs the sl Clearance signs in every dept. It really does help move the merchandise. I hang them when we meet a 5 rack minimum.

Remember how infants was flooded with clearance a few weeks ago? We're down to 1 rack now.
 
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