So this is the first line on my invoice for next week:
DAY EARLY DELIVERY COMPLIANCE FUND (NET) $4.00
Oh, happy day. What does this mean? It means that, starting next week, the books will be arriving on TUESDAYS!
Now, don’t get too excited. I will not be selling them on Tuesdays. That is actually what the $4 weekly fee is for. I have to pay into a Secret Shopper fund to make sure no one is cheating.
But, instead of waiting patiently for UPS to arrive and then working like a bat out of hell to get everything on the shelves before people start coming on their lunch breaks, I can now start checking in and shelving stuff Tuesday night, stress-free. I can do the subscriber pulls when I get in Wednesday morning. I will actually be able to read the hot new thing and hand sell or recommend stuff. I can actually get toys and statues out on display in a more timely fashion. I can get all of the empty boxes and mountains of packing material off the sales floor before Wednesday night/Thursday morning.
I can be a real sales person.
It’s a Happy Day.