He represents 24 different toy companies, so we have a lot of catalogs to look through. Believe it or not, it is exhausting! I think it is easier, sometimes, to unload boxes and be on my feet all day. Sitting, looking at catalogs and trying to decide which toys to buy (spending all that money) is hard work, but I LOVE it. It is so much fun trying to find the perfect toys that the children will play with for a long, long time. I do worry about picking things kids won't like, or choosing something that won't sell, and then we're stuck with it. (No sending it back to the company!) It's a challenge buying just the right playthings that our customers will love, that also are safe, fun and educational.
There are many, many choices to make, and all of our wonderful sales representatives help so much. They can give us advice about what they have seen other stores order, and let us know when something is not selling well. They inform us about toy safety, company specials, shipping issues and new toys that we MUST have. So, the next time you come in and see me sitting at the front table with someone, it's probably a rep.- just have a seat and help me pick out a few things!
I want to say 'Thanks, Don' and thank you to all my other fantastic sales reps., it would be much harder without you!!