MEGATHREAD Signing Tips, Tricks and Quips (along with howls of despair)

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What's the deal with the Otter box display rolling rack or whatever that is? I heard it's for some kind of event but there's no POG number for it.
 
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What's the deal with the Otter box display rolling rack or whatever that is? I heard it's for some kind of event but there's no POG number for it.
It usually comes out whenever there is a new iPhone and is supposed to be filled with corresponding new iPhone accessories. It is a hit or miss on having a pog. It used to come pre-filled, but the last couple years we've been left to figure out ourselves.
 
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Has anyone not received their hiring event ism? My lovely store decided to wait two days before the event to find it. Hasn't been on any signing pallet and ive shown all my packing slips
 

signingminion

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Anybody else struggling with no label strips this week? Rugs and wine have been a bitch! I have not received my label strips as of today! And not really getting support with payroll. It takes just a little longer to set without label strips and pushing, OMG! 😡 I'm afraid for next week with the entertainment transition!
We are behind enough we've been able to put it off. End of week was delivery for the strips... noon ish on friday is my ups delivery they normally come on. So yup.
Has anyone not received their hiring event ism? My lovely store decided to wait two days before the event to find it. Hasn't been on any signing pallet and ive shown all my packing slips
It came two weeks ago or more for me, I think. We can't use anything with the preprinted wage, we're over the national standard... so I've stopped worrying since we can't use any of it.
 
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So fucking stressed out right now, two weeks ago I ended up having to help the pog team build some furniture displays because the truck people who are supposed to build it got held behind by our evil backroom / truck lead. So about two and a half days I did nothing will build furniture and put my signing workload to the side.


Then I went on vacation ( and surprise surprise so did the pog team leader) for a week only to come back and find out that none of my signing workload in small app was done. the person they assigned to do my workload is a proficient truck team member who ended up getting held back every single day and not allowed to go to signing until the last day when the POG team basically begged.

So right now I'm basically a week and a half behind doing displays and Furniture, displays in small app, and all the other random signing.

But I only have four signing shifts this week of four hours because I am a dedicated stalker in electronics two. So right as I'm getting into the groove of things I have to drop everything and go push the truck.

Sorry rant over
 
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Check under dept 107 in online planogram for the POG. If I remember correctly, the POG name had iphone in it. It was supposed to set two weeks ago, but the fixtures came late.
Will check that out. Thanks!

Has anyone not received their hiring event ism? My lovely store decided to wait two days before the event to find it. Hasn't been on any signing pallet and ive shown all my packing slips
If you mean the one that goes on sandwich board or door clings I got that a month ago.
 

PackAndCry

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Wait, you can't print to the Lexmark printers in 2.0?

I don't like the zebra labels either, but it'd be so much faster than using the line listing, it'd make up for it to me
 
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Wait, you can't print to the Lexmark printers in 2.0?

I don't like the zebra labels either, but it'd be so much faster than using the line listing, it'd make up for it to me
Unless they changed something from last week, you can only print a batch with the Zebra printer now. I made a batch of price labels for small apps displays using 2.0 and it didn't show up in the batch list on the computer. Had to rescan in 1.0 and the batch was there. I believe the same is true for pog batches. And with 1.0 gone as of today, now there is no other option.
 
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Unless they changed something from last week, you can only print a batch with the Zebra printer now. I made a batch of price labels for small apps displays using 2.0 and it didn't show up in the batch list on the computer. Had to rescan in 1.0 and the batch was there. I believe the same is true for pog batches. And with 1.0 gone as of today, now there is no other option.
You have my work 2.0? Are you a test store?
 
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You have my work 2.0? Are you a test store?
Not that I am are of. 2.0 rolled out for us at the same time as the new phone call app, but yesterday they took away 1.0 and in its place on the Zebra is an app exclusive for price change with a yellow $ symbol. That app wasn't working well yesterday so price change had to use PDAs to scan because 2.0 doesn't have price change at all.

I like some of the features included in 2.0 (EXF, mispick, all pog info on one page), but there are still kinks to work out and I'd like the option to make a label batch again, but I've heard Store Applications on the computer is going away when the PDAs do so maybe that's why it's gone.
 
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Not that I am are of. 2.0 rolled out for us at the same time as the new phone call app, but yesterday they took away 1.0 and in its place on the Zebra is an app exclusive for price change with a yellow $ symbol. That app wasn't working well yesterday so price change had to use PDAs to scan because 2.0 doesn't have price change at all.

I like some of the features included in 2.0 (EXF, mispick, all pog info on one page), but there are still kinks to work out and I'd like the option to make a label batch again, but I've heard Store Applications on the computer is going away when the PDAs do so maybe that's why it's gone.
Great!

/sarcasm
 
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So what happens if there aren’t enough Zebra printers? All labels will be printed on the Zebra printers? That is going to look terrible.
My PTL said we are getting more printers sent in (probably with the new shipment of Zebras) and she just found 2 unused ones in the office too.

And I fully agree, really dislike the look of printer labels. So tacky and cheap looking.
 
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Unless they changed something from last week, you can only print a batch with the Zebra printer now. I made a batch of price labels for small apps displays using 2.0 and it didn't show up in the batch list on the computer. Had to rescan in 1.0 and the batch was there. I believe the same is true for pog batches. And with 1.0 gone as of today, now there is no other option.
My store has mywork 2.0 and we've been able to print to the normal signing room printer. Under the options, go to signs & labels, then choose printer(orange bar). There should be a Sign & Label option as well as a Stores Workbench option. Choose the Sign & Label option should go to the printer in the signing room. It will bypass store applications and go straight to the printer.
 
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My store has mywork 2.0 and we've been able to print to the normal signing room printer. Under the options, go to signs & labels, then choose printer(orange bar). There should be a Sign & Label option as well as a Stores Workbench option. Choose the Sign & Label option should go to the printer in the signing room. It will bypass store applications and go straight to the printer.
Thanks for the tip, I'll try that when I get in today! This will seriously make my day!!
 
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Not that I am are of. 2.0 rolled out for us at the same time as the new phone call app, but yesterday they took away 1.0 and in its place on the Zebra is an app exclusive for price change with a yellow $ symbol. That app wasn't working well yesterday so price change had to use PDAs to scan because 2.0 doesn't have price change at all.

I like some of the features included in 2.0 (EXF, mispick, all pog info on one page), but there are still kinks to work out and I'd like the option to make a label batch again, but I've heard Store Applications on the computer is going away when the PDAs do so maybe that's why it's gone.
Ahh I’ve been on vacation but I heard nothing about it before I left. You seem to be a store that early sets a lot so I thought maybe you’re a test store that gets everything early! Hopefully it’s there when I go back Monday.
 
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I've heard Store Applications on the computer is going away when the PDAs do so maybe that's why it's gone.
Wait! What!? How are PC labels going to get printed? Or clearance? Lexmark printer sucks at my store. It always jams! And I rely on the PDA when the stupid Zebra devices decide to not connect to the network or can't get my hands on one to do work for the day...This is so insane! Just as insane as the new roll outs ...😑😡
 
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Wait! What!? How are PC labels going to get printed? Or clearance? Lexmark printer sucks at my store. It always jams! And I rely on the PDA when the stupid Zebra devices decide to not connect to the network or can't get my hands on one to do work for the day...This is so insane! Just as insane as the new roll outs ...😑😡
I mean this had been rumor forever. While store apps is definitely reliable it’s insanely old and slow. I’m excited to get rid of it and be able to print without a work station. From the sounds of it the quality of printing isn’t changing just the process for sending it to the printer?
 

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I didn't know until yesterday that our pog team actually has their own set of power tools. Top secret of course. PMT stashes them in his cage and pretends they're his when we get a visit. Lol. Woulda been nice to know a few weeks ago when I was building furniture displays.
 
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My store has mywork 2.0 and we've been able to print to the normal signing room printer. Under the options, go to signs & labels, then choose printer(orange bar). There should be a Sign & Label option as well as a Stores Workbench option. Choose the Sign & Label option should go to the printer in the signing room. It will bypass store applications and go straight to the printer.
When you say the batch goes "straight to the printer," do you mean it immediately, automatically prints, without even giving you a chance to load the correct label stock?
 
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When you say the batch goes "straight to the printer," do you mean it immediately, automatically prints, without even giving you a chance to load the correct label stock?
I mean if that’s the case just leave the batch there until you walk over to the printer, place in the stock, the press print.
 
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I mean this had been rumor forever. While store apps is definitely reliable it’s insanely old and slow. I’m excited to get rid of it and be able to print without a work station. From the sounds of it the quality of printing isn’t changing just the process for sending it to the printer?
The rumor I was made aware of was the PDA's were going away(which we still have). I did not hear about the store applications going away. That's why I freaked out. 🙄 If they are taking it away then fine but I sure hope they fix the stupid glitches...Oh wait! I'm not going hold my breath because the update 2 years ago on the Zebra software regarding dropping batches is still broken! 🤣🤣🤣
 
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what is the process to print signs in myWork 2.0?
Search myWork 2.0 on Workbench. There is a guide for printing labels, processing defects, mispick, sign audit.

Wait! What!? How are PC labels going to get printed? Or clearance? Lexmark printer sucks at my store. It always jams! And I rely on the PDA when the stupid Zebra devices decide to not connect to the network or can't get my hands on one to do work for the day...This is so insane! Just as insane as the new roll outs ...😑😡
Price change still uses Store Applications for now because it is still in myWork 1.0 and hasn't been migrated to 2.0. But also of note, the Zebra printers need to have a setting changed now in order to print clearance stickers and they print with a slightly different font and larger numbers. Looks nice. *Workbench has a guide for that too.*

We avoid jams with sticky labels and sale signing by only feeding one sheet at a time in the printer. Takes a bit longer to print but eliminates the frustration of jams.

I mean this had been rumor forever. While store apps is definitely reliable it’s insanely old and slow. I’m excited to get rid of it and be able to print without a work station. From the sounds of it the quality of printing isn’t changing just the process for sending it to the printer?
Print quality is exactly the same, just faster.

When you say the batch goes "straight to the printer," do you mean it immediately, automatically prints, without even giving you a chance to load the correct label stock?
The Zebra prompts you to make sure the correct paper is loaded. And tells you what paper to use.

When I saw how easy and fast this worked, it made me giddy the rest of the day. Not often does something change at work that makes me this kind of excited and amazed! It's a breath of fresh air compared to all the other recent changes.
 
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Uh. Well. At the moment, you lose those functions.
Bummer. MySupport is terrible at trying to get items into the system so that functionality would be nice to have on the Zebra at some point. But thank you @tmap98 for your honest answer, I am a fan of direct answers instead of hemming & hawing or misdirection.
 

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Bummer. MySupport is terrible at trying to get items into the system so that functionality would be nice to have on the Zebra at some point. But thank you @tmap98 for your honest answer, I am a fan of direct answers instead of hemming & hawing or misdirection.
I honestly didn't even know about those deep features of StoreApps until about a month before I moved to HQ.
I am sure the teams are still looking to move those over. It just depends. I unfortunately do not have much knowledge of the going-ons of the higher solution (read product) portfolio teams.
 

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Mine looks fairly similar except my bins are all grey with labels and I don't have a fake baby in mine, just a skinny naked mannequin who we all agree really should put some clothes back on because she is NSFW as is, lol.
I had a chest mannequin (bustform or whatever) who we called Marie the Mascot of the Fixture Room
 

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Does myWork 2.0 also have all the various print options other than Print All Labels like just printing revision labels and price accuracy labels? Also, wish they'd bring back the "scan two labels to print the missing labels for in between them" feature that the PDAs apparently had back in the day.
 
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Does myWork 2.0 also have all the various print options other than Print All Labels like just printing revision labels and price accuracy labels? Also, wish they'd bring back the "scan two labels to print the missing labels for in between them" feature that the PDAs apparently had back in the day.
Since we can look up line listings on the Zebras now, I don't see a point in have the missing label feature. But I do wish they fixed the issue where pegs will show as a shelf (ex. 1-P3-1 will be 1-3-1)
 
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Search myWork 2.0 on Workbench. There is a guide for printing labels, processing defects, mispick, sign audit.



Price change still uses Store Applications for now because it is still in myWork 1.0 and hasn't been migrated to 2.0. But also of note, the Zebra printers need to have a setting changed now in order to print clearance stickers and they print with a slightly different font and larger numbers. Looks nice. *Workbench has a guide for that too.*

We avoid jams with sticky labels and sale signing by only feeding one sheet at a time in the printer. Takes a bit longer to print but eliminates the frustration of jams.



Print quality is exactly the same, just faster.



The Zebra prompts you to make sure the correct paper is loaded. And tells you what paper to use.

When I saw how easy and fast this worked, it made me giddy the rest of the day. Not often does something change at work that makes me this kind of excited and amazed! It's a breath of fresh air compared to all the other recent changes.
As a side note, when you do a revision where some peg labels change and print the "price accuracy and peg labels", it will give you all the peg labels. And sometimes it will double print peg labels.
 

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Since we can look up line listings on the Zebras now, I don't see a point in have the missing label feature. But I do wish they fixed the issue where pegs will show as a shelf (ex. 1-P3-1 will be 1-3-1)
It's sooooooo slow though. And it also has a nasty habit of showing them shuffled out of order.
 

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Honestly, I feel like the biggest loss from Store Applications will be the nicely formatted F11 line listing. Far more helpful than the one in myWork or the poorly formatted online plano one.
 

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I didn't know until yesterday that our pog team actually has their own set of power tools. Top secret of course. PMT stashes them in his cage and pretends they're his when we get a visit. Lol. Woulda been nice to know a few weeks ago when I was building furniture displays.
I just use the arguement that Plano already had their own drill and it’s not a PMT power tool. Hard eye roll from the BP but “I’m not going to argue” is the most push back I’ve gotten. We never got any sort of communication to wrangle up other departments tools. Not to say other PMTs didn’t interpret it that way.
 
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