The Holiday Gift Shop: How-to Videos

This holiday season, making your upcoming Holiday Gift Shop a success is our top priority! Along with our promotional guide, step by step program guide and direct phone support, we now have a set of easy to follow tutorial "How to videos" to guide you through your holiday gift shop experience.

You can watch our how-to videos on this page, or you can visit YouTube to watch all the videos in a single playlist. 

1. What you will need to run a Holiday Gift Shop

Running a Holiday Gift Shop is fun and easy, however, three things are essential in making it a success. We review these three must have requirements before you start you Holiday Gift Shop. Done correctly the kids will love their shopping experience and the volunteers will be very thankful that they were a part of it.

2. How to promote your Holiday Gift Shop

Well in advance of your event, you will be receiving supplies to publicize your upcoming Holiday Gift Shop. These supplies include a Promotion Guide, Holiday Gift Shop Take Home flyers, Gift Planner envelopes and Reminder Stickers. We review all of the promotional materials and how to best make use of each.

3. How to set up your selling area

Your selling area is where all the action will happen and preparing it well is the key to success. There are many ways to set up your store but after 30 years of listening to our customers we have identified a foolproof configuration that we would like to share with you.

4. How to check and unpack shipment

Now comes the exciting part when you get so see all of the gifts you will be offering in your shop! We take great care in packing each box of gifts but mistakes can happen and so we strongly suggest that you inventory your shipment before the shop begins.

5. How to display your merchandise

We have already explained how your product should be laid out on the tables but now we would like to provide more details and give you some tips on making attractive displays and how to properly display the item price.

6. How to collect payments

We share our strongly suggested method for collecting payment for purchases. This method will apply to those who choose to compute the purchases manually with a calculator or for those who are using our Holiday Gift Shop computerized Point of Sale System.

7. How to wrap and bag items

We review how to make use of the Self-Sealing Mylar Bags we have provided that take the worry out of having to wrap gifts.

8. What it comes with - The Holiday Gift Shop Point of Sale System

We review the components that come with our Holiday Gift Shop Point of Sale System.

9. Before you set-up - TheHoliday Gift Shop Point of Sale System

Before we go into system setup, it is important to keep in mind these three things to make sure your Holiday Gift Shop Point of Sale System runs smoothly.

10. Powering up and connecting - The Holiday Gift Shop Point of Sale System

We review the process of starting all the components of the Holiday Gift Shop Point of Sale System and things to take note of for proper operation.

11. Using the printer - The Holiday Gift Shop Point of Sale System

We review how to use the printer with your Holiday Gift Shop Point of Sale System and things to take note of for proper operation.

12. How to process a transaction - The Holiday Gift Shop Point of Sale System

We review the details of how to process a transaction using the Holiday Gift Shop Cash Register Program. This included using the scanner, manually inputting items for purchase and editing the quantity of items purchased.

13. How to receive payments - The Holiday Gift Shop Point of Sale System

We review how to receive payments using the Holiday Gift Shop Cash Register Program and things to take note of for proper operation.

14. How to give a refund - The Holiday Gift Shop Point of Sale System

We review how to give a refund using the Holiday Gift Shop Cash Register Program.

15. How to use the Receipt Lookup option - The Holiday Gift Shop Point of Sale System

We review how to make use of the Receipt Lookup function of the Holiday Gift Shop Cash Register Program.

16. How to use the Barcode Reference Sheet - The Holiday Gift Shop Point of Sale System

We review how to use of the Scanner and Barcode Reference Sheet for the Holiday Gift Shop Cash Register Program. This video also reviews how to scan items with no barcodes and how to input specific amounts of you would like to sell something at a certain price for one transaction.

17. How to use the Cash Tray - The Holiday Gift Shop Point of Sale System

We review how to make use of the included cash tray and what makes up a good starting bank.

18. Packing up - The Holiday Gift Shop Point of Sale System

When your event is over it is important that the system components be carefully placed back into their appropriate positions in the red carrying case. We review the proper placement of all the included components and the procedure for returning and shipping the system.

19. How to schedule your shoppers

This holiday season, making your upcoming holiday Gift Shop a success is our top priority. Along with our promotional guide, step by step program guide and direct phone support, we now have a set of easy to follow tutorial "How to videos" to guide you through your holiday gift shop experience.

20. How to re order and restrictions

We review how to reorder items and certain restrictions that are applied to reorders.

21. How to pack up your store

Packing up your store is an important step and we review each step in closing your shop. This includes how to pack items, what to do with your Master Invoice what to do with damaged items. Call us anytime at 1-800-665-5656 for questions or concerns.

22. How to calculate your bill and sales

Processing your bill and sales is a very important process and requires you to accomplish very specific steps. We review what you should have prepared, when and how to contact us and how to send your payment.

23. How to schedule the pickup of items for returns

We review how to prepare and schedule your items for return and things to keep in mind to avoid any extra charges.