Monday, June 24, 2013

The Times They Are A-Changin'

It's hard to believe, but it's been just about a year since GROVE STREET kids moved from old "Grove Street" to our new location at 1385 Shattuck Avenue.

My how the time does fly! Some days, it feels like this has been our home the whole time, others feel like we just moved in... And as we reflect back on the last 12 months, we've discovered that some of our methods and procedures that served us well in the old location haven't felt quite right in the new... and so we've had to change some things to "fit" into the new space....

The first and most obvious was to become computerized with our inventory and sales procedures. Welcome to the 21st Century! But with that some complications presented themselves of how to manage store-owned inventory versus items on consignment. So to streamline the process and, in the long run, make things easier for everyone, we have changed our purchasing policy to **consignment-based ** for children's clothing and shoes, as well as maternity and baby gear.

We still offer the same percentages to our customers for cash and trade for their items, however that part comes only after the items haves sold. For all the specifics on how this works, please check our website which always includes information on what we are looking for at the shop.

One of the advantages to consigning our inventory, vs. buying straight out, is that we can take a bit more risk in what we offer to our customers, including bigger sizes! And last, but certainly not least, your frequent buyer discount is now combinable with your store credit. How's that for a change?

On a final note, as is tradition for GROVE STREET kids we will be closing briefly in July for maintenance & updates (and maybe a wee bit of relaxation?) starting with the 4th of July holiday until the 13th. We will reopen repaired and refreshed in time for our 1 year anniversary in our new location and our 6 year anniversary of being in business!

In recognition of our anniversary, visit us any time between July16-31, mention you read our blog and get 40% off any non-sale or already discounted item. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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