We have a good quantity of various kits for creating gifts. Most of the gift kits are not difficult and are perfect for beginning woodworkers to gain shop experience. Seasoned shop members are available to advise and help understand how to create the gift. Take some time to look at them in person. Sales people are in the shop daily and are happy to show you what’s available. Gift kits include: back scratchers, shoe horns, potpourri lids, pepper mills, salt mills, pen kits, bracelet assist helpers, purse hangers (especially nice for CNC users), and many more items to choose from. Take a look!
Beginning of the Year inventory has been taken, and we had sales of over $4,000 and purchase expense of about $2,000. Much of the 2019 disparity was from sales of items we've had for a number of years.
Since I've been managing Merchandise for one year now, I have a pretty good understanding of what sells well, what has no sales, and which products need clearance prices.
Soon I will conduct a merchandise clearance sale with markedly reduced prices on items that we need to clear out of inventory.