Posted by: Brian Hibbs on July 31, 2007
OK, double Ow.
Left the house at 6:30 this morning, arrived back home at midnight. Whee.
That whole “let’s try to open” thing? Turned out to be not so great of an idea, weirdly enough — still just enough training to do/things to go over/ fussy things to finish (or get into shouting distance of finished at least) So we didn’t bother to try.
Oddly enough, we still pretty much did a “normal” Monday’s sales, as we let in subbers who were just there to pick up thier orders, and anyone who knew JUST what they wanted…. but still, that means we’d have had a GREAT Monday if we’d let browsers in.
We will definitely be open on time tomorrow, everything is set “enough” for it — I still have about 200-ish items that were never in MOBY’s database, or needed something cleaned up, or are something special to our store, or whatever, that need to be entered…. but those can be done catch-as-catch can over the next (whatever) because they’re not exactly top sellers or anything — but the overwhelming majority (98.5% or better) of the inventory is in the computer and ready to sell. Well, 20% of it doesn’t have barcodes yet (and 10% of those won’t ever), but we can look up via the keyboard anything really fast.
Anyway, game on tomorrow.
I’ll be back in somewhere between 7 & 8 AM to clear up my last bits of business, then I’ll have one last 12 hour day before I can go back to “normal” (though I’ll be working all day each day for the next bit, just to back up Rob and Sue a couple of days each as they work their way through getting comfortable of the logic of the system.)
But, yeah, it is live and selling books tomorrow.