After each sale we spend time evaluating our processes and gathering feedback from consignors, volunteers, and shoppers. Below you will see some of the expected changes and additions for this upcoming sale, our 11th The One Week Boutique!
Four public sale days with extended hours! The popular Half Price Sale is moved back to Sunday 10-2 and consignor pick up will remain on Sunday night after the sorting of unsold items. Check out the full schedule on the Events Page.
Improved Quality Control and Check-Out Speed
Improvements from check-in to check-out are planned. At this sale we are focusing on increasing quality. As a result, consignors will notice consistent controls on clothing and packaging requirements at check-in, more volunteer training, newly designated "Inspectors" and a host of other adjustments. Check-out procedures will also be improved to account for items sold and speed up the check-out process.
"Premium Protection" Offered
Once a consignor has checked in her inventory, she will be offered an opportunity to register any high-value items such as video games, purses, strollers, dresses, and other items over $10. These items will receive a second inspection and will be uniquely registered. Many will receive additional security measures. If these items are not accounted for at the conclusion of the sale, TOWB will reimburse consignors for the sale of the items. Items not registered with "Premium Protection" will not be reimbursed.
"Super+" Volunteer Sale Added
The response to our "Super Volunteer Sale" in the Spring was so great that we've added another volunteer level with an associated early shopping opportunity called "Super+".
- To shop the Volunteer Preview Sale you must volunteer for 1 HIGH Priority shift or 2 REGULAR shifts. You may then shop starting at 4:00pm on Wednesday, October 12th.
- To qualify as a Super Volunteer you must volunteer for 3 HIGH Priority or 4 REGULAR shifts. You may then shop starting at 3:00pm on Wednesday, October 12th.
- To qualify as a Super+ Volunteer you must volunteer for 4 HIGH Priority or 6 REGULAR shifts. You may then shop starting at 2:00pm on Wednesday, October 12th.
Check out the details on the Volunteers Page.
T-Shirts and Shopping Bags
The One Week Boutique will be offering t-shirts for $10 and reusable shopping bags for $1 on-site throughout the sale.
All of the available volunteer opportunities for Sept. 27, Sept. 30 and Oct 4 have been filled up - thanks for all of the interest!
There are still plenty of other opportunities available on the schedule, so please check for times that fit in your schedule soon, before your chance at shopping during our Volunteer Preview sale hours disappear!