Christmas signing and fixtures

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Has anyone built the Premium wrapping paper bins/holders yet. i did yesterday and today. what a pain. pealing all the plastic wrap off the hard plastic sheets for make the container. the little red two piece screw that holds the plastic containers together are too small and it slips right thru to the next one. luckily i had some of the little clear snap ones that worked a whole lot better. but i mysupported it. not that, that will do any good. I also opened up several of the overhead boxes. a little better, less extensive than last year. still have Christmas trees to put together to hang, and, the fold open snowflakes like we had last year. . real strange received one box for JA assuming belongs over the boat, have no directions. just the cover page. but sets 10/23 my boat, is just as you walk in front doors. therefore, all of halloween still up there. hmm. did they think this one threw? 4 boxes alone for racetrack. first time since i have been there, no overheads in seasonal, and possibly mini also. yaaaaa.
 

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Packed them up and put them away till the day after Halloween when we do the overnight.
I've got enough headaches doing the small appliance reset and the TV wall next week.
'I hate vacuum cleaners.'

From what I can tell though it does look like the Oh will be easier then the ribbons we had to do last year and at least they sent us both of the focals this year instead of forgetting and sending one late.
 
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first time since i have been there, no overheads in seasonal, and possibly mini also. yaaaaa.
Those overheads may come next week on the signing pallets.

So far I have built the wrapping paper bins, which seemed like they took forever putting all the plastic bins together. Tomorrow I will start the overheads and maybe the focals depending on how much time I have. We started to get some of the display trees in but I will start those next week as well as the tons of softline Christmas signing.
 

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There are to be no overheads in seasonal this year, but there will be over mini. I think it's odd myself, but the paperwork says they feel that things will represented enough inline within the department that nothing extra will be needed.
 
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Finished taking apart all the signing for the overhead. Punching out all the extra pieces of material was a pain. There's only overheads in the front and power aisle and a bunch of clusters at the intersections of the store. Thank goodness its not snowflakes every other panel like last year. All that's left is building trees and a bunch of softlines next week.
 
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Wrapping paper bins suck! I saw a guest completely notch over a stuffed one and walk off. Took us at least 30 to clean and retape those things.
 
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Peeling the liner off all the plastic sheets made me want to kill myself. Especially since some of them were scratched anyways!
 
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We are missing a section of shippers for our premium wrap aisle. We were sent a right, left and two centers, but need a third center. Anyone else have that problem? Anyone have any good solutions we could use instead?
 

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I saw those overhead snowflakes! They look like they could really tear someone up if they fell. D:
 

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We are missing a section of shippers for our premium wrap aisle. We were sent a right, left and two centers, but need a third center. Anyone else have that problem? Anyone have any good solutions we could use instead?
Simular problem here. We were sent three centers and no ends. I'll be mySupporting it tomorrow, should help to get a quicker shipping time on the replacements. As for an alternative, either cut open the tops of the boxes and place them on the basedeck or you can use the rug fixtures and place dividers in them for the different DPCI.
 
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We are missing a section of shippers for our premium wrap aisle. We were sent a right, left and two centers, but need a third center. Anyone else have that problem? Anyone have any good solutions we could use instead?
I would my support and see if they can rush ship it out. If not save the boxes the wrapping paper comes in and cut about half of it off and use it as a shipper. You can also use a C-rail and dividers to hold the wrapping paper in, similar to how they hold the yoga mats and lawn chairs in sporting goods.
 

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I double checked when I saw your post just so I wouldn't be surprised on Tuesday.
Surprise, surprise, they shorted me too.
Hello my support.
Hope they get back to us faster then they did on the mini tree focals from last year.
 
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ode to have time to actually check things in like we should. that was the good ole days. i only received one box, and it had 2 sections, i am thinking a right and left. needless to say they set it today. thank goodness i saved the wire ones from last year and we used that in the other 3 sections. my etl wants me to order them. ya, how many pieces and parts to have to type in, of course my packing list is MIA. i said we won't receive it. but please order it so we can speak to it when the dtl comes in. n so i will.
 
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We are missing a section of shippers for our premium wrap aisle. We were sent a right, left and two centers, but need a third center. Anyone else have that problem? Anyone have any good solutions we could use instead?
we used our wire ones from last year. they are two tier, and with the three sets we had to use, i think she said, when she set it, we weren't missing anything spots, since there were more holders that in the new cardboard ones.
 
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I could not believe it this a.m. when I went into the backroom and all of the fall and harvest type items that had been on endcaps were on a tub to be backstocked so they could make room for the Christmas holiday endcaps. WTF?!?!?! Wouldn't this be the best week of the year to try to sell this???? I'm on the instocks team and we have been busting our asses for the last 2 weeks to ensure that we weren't leaving any of the non-Halloween fall stuff in the back so we could maximize sales. Just stupid - and you simply can't fix that.
 

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Bah! As usual, mySupport has been less than stellar with their response. They sai we would have to order them at store expense but that we "shouldn't" be charged as it is within the two week window for replacement parts. Thing is, the person who responded listed out all the parts that we should have been sent which added up to 16ft, except our POG calls out for 20FT!!!! Argh. Well, my TIPP order for this ran up for about $180, let's see how long it takes.
 
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Bah! As usual, mySupport has been less than stellar with their response. They sai we would have to order them at store expense but that we "shouldn't" be charged as it is within the two week window for replacement parts. Thing is, the person who responded listed out all the parts that we should have been sent which added up to 16ft, except our POG calls out for 20FT!!!! Argh. Well, my TIPP order for this ran up for about $180, let's see how long it takes.
first of all, all of us need to mysupport this issue, so it can be classified as a global issue.

has anyone did their focals in seasonal yet? both are freestanding. even though one appears it is attached due to the type of cardboard fixtures that go around them, set on the floor on both ends just like the true freestanding one. i had to bend the one side of mine to make it work, as sft and myself spent all day with gon renovation in seasonal, and then to find that out. ouch.!!!!!
 
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I could not believe it this a.m. when I went into the backroom and all of the fall and harvest type items that had been on endcaps were on a tub to be backstocked so they could make room for the Christmas holiday endcaps..
To be backstocked? That's really odd. We were told not to backstock any Halloween TO make room for Christmas. I'm guessing it's all going major clearance or getting dumped into a massive sweep.
 
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has anyone did their focals in seasonal yet? both are freestanding. even though one appears it is attached due to the type of cardboard fixtures that go around them, set on the floor on both ends just like the true freestanding one. i had to bend the one side of mine to make it work, as sft and myself spent all day with gon renovation in seasonal, and then to find that out. ouch.!!!!!
There was a message about it on workbench today about this issue. They said they would be sending out a solution and not to set the focals until it arrives.
 
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I could not believe it this a.m. when I went into the backroom and all of the fall and harvest type items that had been on endcaps were on a tub to be backstocked so they could make room for the Christmas holiday endcaps. WTF?!?!?! Wouldn't this be the best week of the year to try to sell this???? I'm on the instocks team and we have been busting our asses for the last 2 weeks to ensure that we weren't leaving any of the non-Halloween fall stuff in the back so we could maximize sales. Just stupid - and you simply can't fix that.
The race is on. Xmas set. We were losing big time. 1/2 of fall set isn't done yet per my other tl
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To be backstocked? That's really odd. We were told not to backstock any Halloween TO make room for Christmas. I'm guessing it's all going major clearance or getting dumped into a massive sweep.
Not Halloween - fall and harvest. All of our Halloween has been out for a couple of weeks - except for candy
 
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There was a message about it on workbench today about this issue. They said they would be sending out a solution and not to set the focals until it arrives.
i know for the 7" uprights was one of the issues. when i check message board thurs, nothing on it yet. oh well, like we never have to jerry rig things? not me i would never do that. Velcro is my friend, as it gorilla tape and glue.
 

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i know for the 7" uprights was one of the issues. when i check message board thurs, nothing on it yet. oh well, like we never have to jerry rig things? not me i would never do that. Velcro is my friend, as it gorilla tape and glue.
A signmasters BFF's along with zip ties and snap clamps.
 

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Got a response on my mySupport again today from my followup with the last agent. They are rush shipping me a complete kit for our full20ft that should be in by Monday and to not order or cancel any replacements I have already put in for. Even apologized for the inconvenience. Think somewhere here I lucked out and got a supervisor to respond because this is one of the better solutions I have received from them.
 

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Anybody else have issues with the endcaps for the softlines in intimates?
We were supposed to get the pieces to attach build them but never did (for that matter never knew that they existed until e info told us).
 
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It was mentioned in the transition communication as being for P2009 Intimates floorpads.

I'm not P2009 so we didn't get them at my store.
 
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Didn't work today. What did it say?
I'm not a signing TM, but I was looking over my ETL's shoulder when he was reading it. It said something like, "After further review, the decision to use less overhead signing was not the best decision for our guests. Expect more signing to be arriving in stores xxxxxxxx." That is highly paraphrased because as I said, it is not my area.
 

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I'm not a signing TM, but I was looking over my ETL's shoulder when he was reading it. It said something like, "After further review, the decision to use less overhead signing was not the best decision for our guests. Expect more signing to be arriving in stores xxxxxxxx." That is highly paraphrased because as I said, it is not my area.
oh ************ that. Like this next week isn't going to be busy enough.
 

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i'm not a signing tm, but i was looking over my etl's shoulder when he was reading it. It said something like, "after further review, the decision to use less overhead signing was not the best decision for our guests. Expect more signing to be arriving in stores xxxxxxxx." that is highly paraphrased because as i said, it is not my area.
fuuuuuuuuuck!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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I'm not a signing TM, but I was looking over my ETL's shoulder when he was reading it. It said something like, "After further review, the decision to use less overhead signing was not the best decision for our guests. Expect more signing to be arriving in stores xxxxxxxx." That is highly paraphrased because as I said, it is not my area.
I read the message board today. They are not sending more signing. Just have to move one of the holiday intersection arches into rear seasonal. Thank goodness.
 

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I read the one about moving a holiday intersection arch into rear seasonal but there is another one that says they are going to send a replacement for the one you are pulling and I'm sure plenty of extras for S&G's.
WTF can't they make up their mind?

Oh that's right, these are the people who let their team do hours of work planning for a 4:00 opening and told the press we'd open at midnight.
 
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Put up all the hanging signing today for Christmas. Moved one of the arches over rear seasonal and flexed whatever extra signing over rear seasonal to make it look fuller even though the instructions said to add extra signs to the power aisle. The hanging signing looks so bare compared to the last few years with all the snowflake arches missing.
 
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workbench said they would be sending something for seasonal for us. also i received the missing premium wrap bins today. what a suprise.
 
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5% siging

has anyone heard if those 5% signs we hung on the end of the endcaps a year ago come down yet. last thing on workbench/mysupport was, to leave them up, till further notice. but since they changed their look this week with the new signing up front. i am assuming i need to take it down. but cannot find out for sure.
 
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Mine are still up too. Most of the changes happened at front lanes. Then, we get 5% spot cards to wear on badges. Kinda cool! Then, the 5% is all over 3 x 5 signing to further confuse/savings for the guest.
 
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has anyone heard if those 5% signs we hung on the end of the endcaps a year ago come down yet. last thing on workbench/mysupport was, to leave them up, till further notice. but since they changed their look this week with the new signing up front. i am assuming i need to take it down. but cannot find out for sure.
the mysupport answer came back the next day. WHAT A RECORD for mysupport!! They are still to be left up, till further notice.
 

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Started building the bins for the two day sales.
Got them stashed around the store and out in the trailers.
I hate having to move those stupid things.
Also building underwear fixtures that came late.
 
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so do those bins only take 5 minutes like the news to use book said? or do they take longer? im building our on tuesday....
 
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They are pretty easy to build. They take a few minutes each to build but there are a lot of them. They are the same from last year. Just make sure you have a lot of room to store them because they take up a lot of room.
 
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