Fifth Week: Blackwater

This week I helped more in the back of the store, with unpacking and hanging up new arrivals of clothes, tagging clothing, steaming the clothes, and unpacking new arrivals of jewelry. We had to open many boxes and take the clothes out the bags that came in. After I unpacked all of the clothes of one style, we made sure that the shipment matched with the order. This was important, so that we could let the store know if they sent us the wrong sizes or items. We also made sure to check the clothing for defects in case we had to send those back.

I then had the responsibility of hanging the clothes up on the hangers and making sure the clothes looked nice with the buttons buttoned and the ties tied. After that I placed the sticker tags that Erica printed out on the tags of the clothes, and I made sure to match the item type and the size that was on the sticker to the correct item. After that I steamed some of the clothes that had wrinkles from being in the boxes and bags they were shipped in.

Along with the new clothing, Blackwater also got in new shipments of jewelry. I was in charge of unpacking the new jewelry and checking that the correct amount and sizes were shipped to us. Some of the jewelry was defective, which taught me the value of quality checking all of the merchandise before putting it out in the store. I was able to let Natalie know that there were defective pieces, and we both checked all the styles to make sure that the rest were okay.



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