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

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DBOs don't have a lot of time to do salesplanners but PE has all the time in the world, they really should let PE do them. That's not just a bias statement, its true. I always have a few hours to spare but I can't help do people salesplanner anymore so I try to do whatever else I can think of.

Only time DBOs should do salesplanners is when PE is working on major transitions like seasonal.
This would be impossible to do at my store as I am a DBO and PE. It's killing me not to be able to start setting my Dom/Bed/Decor endcaps for next week. The pallets of freight for them are piling up. Doing my best to let the TL handle the stress of it though and just do the tasks that are assigned to me day to day.
 
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Did anyone ,who happened to be able to check this weeks pallet in, see the signing for the Dave Matthews launch?
 
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You'll kill those ec's next week for this week just take care of this weeks work. Just know it's gonna probably take some time to undo old habits and let somebody else do the planning and stressing. Till then todays work today and tomorrow's work tomorrow.
I know. And I've done a surprisingly good job of stepping back from planning and not stressing about it. But I'm touching ALL THIS FREIGHT (6+ pallets worth now) and I am itching to start setting already. I don't have the luxury of sorting the pallets so it's all mixed. Would so much rather set empty and fill it all in as I come across it off the truck.
 

GreasyGary

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DBOs don't have a lot of time to do salesplanners but PE has all the time in the world, they really should let PE do them. That's not just a bias statement, its true. I always have a few hours to spare but I can't help do people salesplanner anymore so I try to do whatever else I can think of.

Only time DBOs should do salesplanners is when PE is working on major transitions like seasonal.
I agree completely. I'd love it if they scheduled me to do salesplans. But as it stands, the only time we ever end up with them anymore is if the other departments don't get them done since I guess that metric still falls on my TL even if most of it is now out of his control.

A few months back right when modernization hit, they did schedule me one day doing nothing but salesplans, but since then when the transition hours died up, I haven't touched a pog in any form.
 
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Now if they could just print revision labels and price change we'd be all set! We tried printing price change in Store Applications today and instead of listing the world by aisle, it only listed each item and we could figure out how to print anything. But also nothing available on the zebra yet either. Hoping tomorrow it's fixed!
What's this "world" thing all about, I never heard of that term.
 
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This would be impossible to do at my store as I am a DBO and PE. It's killing me not to be able to start setting my Dom/Bed/Decor endcaps for next week. The pallets of freight for them are piling up. Doing my best to let the TL handle the stress of it though and just do the tasks that are assigned to me day to day.
Why can’t you set? Not scheduled enough hours to set and push freight?
 
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What's this "world" thing all about, I never heard of that term.
Lol, sorry. Meant to say workload.

Why can’t you set? Not scheduled enough hours to set and push freight?
Correct, kind of. Most days I am getting plenty of time to work freight, but because it's so heavy with the new stuff I can't finish it all so never get a chance to set anything. I did manage to set a few retie endcaps yesterday at least. But that doesn't help with all the freight.
 
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All I got was the backer paper as well but is yours blue striped instead of the traditional solid blue?
Yup, blue stripes. Didn't they change it up last year too? I seem to remember something unexpected last year when I opened the box....
 
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So according to the BTC salesplans for next week, we are supposed to use Side A summer headers until July 4th, then switch them after to Side B which is BTC. EXCEPT that any headers they did send this week do not have a Side A and Side B, just one sided. For now, I am using the generic Starting at and Under headers. A summer header on dorm bedsheets seems too weird.
 

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So according to the BTC salesplans for next week, we are supposed to use Side A summer headers until July 4th, then switch them after to Side B which is BTC. EXCEPT that any headers they did send this week do not have a Side A and Side B, just one sided. For now, I am using the generic Starting at and Under headers. A summer header on dorm bedsheets seems too weird.
I didn’t even check the backside of mine... I did get a bunch of July 4th ones on my pallet though.
 
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A lot of the domestics spl's I saw had a picture with new EMPL headers and what looked like a BTC side flag. Soooo can't wait to see what they send next week... if anything. All I know is if they don't send Dave Matthews ISM my head will be resting on a stake in front of the store.
 
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Observe what I found on Reddit

Baby Swaddle



Similar layout to my store with some omissions as corporate keeps coming in and testing different things with us.

I see a few errors or things corporate eliminated for us:
- Cage signing (think low wall CSE ISM) is missing above the carseats
- The cloud overhead looks wrong; I believe the blue and white should not line up with each other, but instead look offset. I didn't have to hang mine as the ISM team installed it.
- The takeaways for carseats, etc. have been removed for us because there has been too much guest confusion having the boxstock be backroom only; we currently are testing having boxstock on the floor for carseats, strollers, and gear.
- We also have a different wall structure for the baby furniture. This has also been an issue to get walls that have the functionality corporate wants but also has guest safety factored in
- Our white platforms for stroller displays are tiered, these flat ones don't look as appealing (they are actually 2x2 squares arranged together and stacked)

Too bad they didn't post any of the short hardlines gondolas. I really like those, especially in baby toiletries and feeding. Or the round fixtures for baby food pouches and on the go type items.
 

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Similar layout to my store with some omissions as corporate keeps coming in and testing different things with us.

I see a few errors or things corporate eliminated for us:
- Cage signing (think low wall CSE ISM) is missing above the carseats
- The cloud overhead looks wrong; I believe the blue and white should not line up with each other, but instead look offset. I didn't have to hang mine as the ISM team installed it.
- The takeaways for carseats, etc. have been removed for us because there has been too much guest confusion having the boxstock be backroom only; we currently are testing having boxstock on the floor for carseats, strollers, and gear.
- We also have a different wall structure for the baby furniture. This has also been an issue to get walls that have the functionality corporate wants but also has guest safety factored in
- Our white platforms for stroller displays are tiered, these flat ones don't look as appealing (they are actually 2x2 squares arranged together and stacked)

Too bad they didn't post any of the short hardlines gondolas. I really like those, especially in baby toiletries and feeding. Or the round fixtures for baby food pouches and on the go type items.
Wait, takeaways as in they buy the fucking displays?

Is cage signing annoying?
 

gsa4lyfe

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Similar layout to my store with some omissions as corporate keeps coming in and testing different things with us.

I see a few errors or things corporate eliminated for us:
- Cage signing (think low wall CSE ISM) is missing above the carseats
- The cloud overhead looks wrong; I believe the blue and white should not line up with each other, but instead look offset. I didn't have to hang mine as the ISM team installed it.
- The takeaways for carseats, etc. have been removed for us because there has been too much guest confusion having the boxstock be backroom only; we currently are testing having boxstock on the floor for carseats, strollers, and gear.
- We also have a different wall structure for the baby furniture. This has also been an issue to get walls that have the functionality corporate wants but also has guest safety factored in
- Our white platforms for stroller displays are tiered, these flat ones don't look as appealing (they are actually 2x2 squares arranged together and stacked)

Too bad they didn't post any of the short hardlines gondolas. I really like those, especially in baby toiletries and feeding. Or the round fixtures for baby food pouches and on the go type items.
Do you have the kitchen corner? If so are your displays on bullnose or standard gondola shelves? I can’t find the plastic cover for the bullnose that goes over the fact tags to hold them in place
 

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Do you have the kitchen corner? If so are your displays on bullnose or standard gondola shelves? I can’t find the plastic cover for the bullnose that goes over the fact tags to hold them in place
There's a plastic cover?

I would LOVE those. We use the standard gondola shelves.

BY THE WAY SAP GOES AWAY TODAY ON MONDAY.
 
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