School Christmas Shop - Questions & Answers
School Gift Shop Answers
If you are planning to run a “school holiday shop” then you probably have questions – most people do. If you are new to working with SchoolHolidayShop.com then you might have additional questions too – we are here to support you in every way we can. Regardless of what vendor you choose, please make sure they have a platform for answering your questions or concerns. We strongly suggest that you review whichever company you choose carefully – and if you should decide to work with another vendor you can still feel free to contact us so we can assist you.
Questions and Answers about your School Gift Shop
Q. Does your supplier offer a “No Count Inventory” option?
A. We do – and it’s Easy as pie.
Q. Does your supplier or local vendor offer online re-ordering, online tracking and online invoicing of merchandise and supplies?
A. We provide all three, plus much more.
Q. How long has the company you are considering been servicing schools with gift products?
A. For SchoolHolidayShop.com (Tracy Hamilton Inc.) it has been since 1965 – over 50 years of experience.
Q. Does your holiday shop vendor offer a “Product Re-Order Guarantee?”
A. SchoolHolidayShop.com does – and based on your sale and product needs, we will ship re-orders received by 2:00 EST.
Q. Does your vendor offer a “Product IOU” program?
A. If there is child, who is on the line shopping, and he sees an item he wants, but another child buys the “last one” right before him, we’ll guarantee you another one or we’ll send you $5.00.
Q. Does your vendor provide sign up incentives?
A. We have incentives offered throughout the year – view current incentives now…!
Q. Does your vendor offer you the convenience of accepting credit cards?
A. We do, and it works great and will boost sales.
Q. Does your vendor offer you a “Gift Certificate” program?
A. We do, it is safe and it can allow you and the kids to send emails to friends and family.
Q. Can we view your price list online – so we can check your school holiday shop prices?
A. Yes, simply go to our “Holiday Shop Price List” page.
Q. Are the products from your supplier really on consignment – can we send back what we don’t sell?
A. You pay for nothing up front from us – you send back what’s left, no hidden charges or fees.
Additional Important Questions & Answers
Q. Can we mark up the products; so the shop is like a fundraiser too?
A. Yes, you can. You can mark it up as much as you like – the average though, is around 10-20%.
Q. Does your vendor have enough product liability insurance?
A. Make sure they do, we have $1,000,000 in insurance.
Q. Does your vendor have a toll free number to call any time?
A. Here at the SchoolHolidayShop.com Company you can call toll free anytime. (1-800-645-6550)
Q. Does your supplier provide you with color tent cards?
A. Our tent cards have pricing and pictures.
Q. Does Schoolholidayshop.com provide me (the sponsor) with information on how to manage the shop once I sign up – such as counting inventory, managing the inventory, etc.
A. Yes we do – we have an “easy to understand” chairperson manual which we send a few weeks before your holiday shop begins.
Q. Are there any cancellation fees after we sign up for the shop late in the year?
A. If you cancel your shop after November 1st. you will be invoiced two hundred and fifty dollars and we you will be required to send back the carnival kit at the expense of the parent association, school or the person who signed up originally. If you cancel after merchandise is sent, it must be returned as well and will be charged a five hundred dollars re-stocking / inventory allocation fee.