Monday, April 16, 2007

Yes...It's Monday!!!!!!!

Good Morning

I hope everyone got home safely and enjoyed Sunday with the Family.
I was not so lucky, not because I didn't spend it with my family, but we were attempting to get my house back to some semblance of order, which we did.

From the feedback I received I would like to think that the Conference was a resounding success. We are here to attempt to improve the conference each year and tailor it to the specific needs at that point in time.
For this reason it is imperative for you to complete your feedback forms and submit it to Cat so we can review the comments.

Some of the, the reviews highlighted very useful information, which I want to share with you.
1. The images of the ties in the UW Catalog, do not depict a Diagonal stripe unless you look very closely. We will be sending out everybody a sample of each tie, so you can see them and physically show them to the customer, this way it will eliminate this problem.

2. On page 47 of the UW Catalog, our ladies dress shirt is shown without a placket. Our ladies shirt has a covered placket, please be aware of this. The picture on page 47, does not reflect our shirts, page 46 does. This will be corrected in the next printing.

3. We have shortages on certain sizes of the Silver Grey Dress Shirt (D100 SIG), which is at least 60 days away from being supplemented.

All of the above are thanks to John Emerick

Please be aware that this blog and comments thereto is to inform the all sales people and support staff at head office as to issues such as these so that we can pre empt these problems. Without you informing us of such issues, we will never be aware. We need your help.

Please also be advised that our big Trade Show of the year, NRA 2007, is around the corner. We will be showing our brand new Trade Show booth for the first time.
Please invite your customers to come visit us and view our new offerings.
I will post images of the new booth later this week

We will be forwarding a list of all our national chains as requested within the next week

I came across an interesting link which should be useful to you in your respective markets.

I am sure you are aware of Zagat Survey. They have introduced a weekly email which lists all new opening in most markets. When you set it up initially, you must indicate your markets and it will default it accordingly.
The link is

Please have a great week
I can't wait for your comments


Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Wow!! we are up and running


It is Wednesday Morning and we have had a extremely busy week trying to get everything ready for the Pending Sales Conference about to begin this afternoon.

A warm welcome to everybody

A huge thanks to Cat for once again displaying how capable she is, time and time again.

Sales this week started off slow but Yesterday we had a great day, with a great order that went out to the Mirage-/+ $20k, thanks to The Meister, Jeff A.

The purpose of this blog is to create a forum through which we can communicate with each other in a less structured but more intimate and constructive manner.

As we get larger we unfortunately get busier, and lose the luxury of sitting on the phone with each other discussing industry relevant ideas as well as other things. We also land up receiving that many more emails than we know what do with.

I find a lot of the emails we send are superflous and we land up responding to emails that were not that relevant to begin with . This forum allows us to post information that one may feel is pertinent and relevant to other Sales Reps.
It also allows one to pose a question of the other sales reps in a forum environment.
You can also post articles or links to other Websites that maybe relevant to our industry in general.

Please play around and see if you are able to respond, so we can use this as a wonderful real time in house resource

Have a great day enjoy the Conference and Go Yankees