The staff & I have relocated one tonne of Aurifil threads in the past week.
I know people always say that they have a ton of things to do, but in this case we really did move one tonne of threads around the showroom.
We had been waiting for this thread shipment to arrive for 10 weeks so we were very excited.
As an aside story, I was very envious of the contestants on the TV show “The Block”. When they needed some custom mosaic tiles delivered from Italy in 4 days, not the 4 weeks that the shipment would usually take, the tile manufacturer understood the urgency and expedited the delivery.
Oh to be a contestant on a TV show.
When the Aurifil shipment finally arrived it was “all hands on deck” to get it unpacked.
According to the shipping documents the shipment weighed approximately 300kg, and we moved the cartons & boxes of Aurifil around many times!
We worked together to:
- unload the truck
- unpack the cartons to count the incoming stock
- shelve the new stock
- fill the backlog of orders
- take parcels to the post office
The store room looked fantastic!
The shelves were full for the first time in weeks and we are half way through filling 80 orders that had been waiting for items in this Aurifil shipment.
There is still more work to do, to get all the backlog orders filled but it was very satisfying to finish work on Friday knowing that, next week, there will be lots of happy retailers in Australia & New Zealand when their long awaited Aurifil parcels arrived.