Friday, 31 July 2009

RAG RESCUE GOES ON THE ROAD


Next week the Rag Rescue shop will not only be virtual but be available in reality as we travel to the Arthur Swallow Antique and Home Show at Swinderby Lincolnshire and then Newark International Antique Fair in Nottinghamshire.

Armed with my laptop and my new 'Pay as you go' internet connection I will be able to keep the internet shop open whilst on the road.
This will be a new experience for me and no doubt will encounter some minor problems along the way mainly because I will be unable to be on-line all day.
All sales from the internet will be placed on hold as normal and I will check my emails hourly whenever possible.
I can only really see two problems which may or may not occur.
Problem 1 - If an order is place on the internet at a time when I am off-line at the fair, an item ordered may be sold to a fair customer.
Solution 1 - As soon as I discover this I will email you and if payment was made by paypal send a refund.

Problem 2 - No internet connection. I don't see why this should happen as my connection will be through Vodaphone which goes through the mobile phone system. I know people who have used the internet at the fairs.
Solution 2 - I have made arrangements with a friend, if this should occur to stop all internet sales until such time as I can get connected. A message will be posted on the home page.

Hopefully this problems will not occur and everything will run smoothly. If you are concerned then the best time will be to order after 6pm when the fair is closed and I can get your orders off the stall first thing in the morning before the customers arrive.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL ORDERS PLACED AFTER 12 MIDNIGHT TONIGHT (Friday 31st July) WILL BE POSTED ON MONDAY 10th AUGUST.

Of course I would love to see you at the fairs, so if you are intending to visit you will find us in the following places.

Tuesday, Wednesday 4th/5th August
Arthur Swallow International Antique and Home Show - Swinderby
Tent Town - Marquee B at the far end central aisle. Stalls B35-36

Thursday and Friday 6th/7th August
IACF Antique Fair Newark showground
Sir George Stephenson building furniture pitch at the far end in front of the massive up and over door - Stall F38

If you do visit either of these stalls bring along some stout walking shoes as the fairs are massive over 3000 stalls at each fair.

1 comment:

Gingerbread said...

Good luck with the fairs, if I could I would be there its my kind of place to be. best wishes Julie.C