If you’ve already been confirmed as a Modern Mouse designer, hooray and thank you! Here are instructions for getting your products to us and on our shelves.
Tagging, Packaging, Marketing Materials
- Please ensure to pack and tag your products so that we can easily identify what each item is, particularly for jewelry.
- Modern Mouse will affix a barcode label that measures 0.75″ x 1″ to each of your items. It’s helpful if you include a hangtag or product card with each item onto which we can place the sticker.
- The barcode sticker will contain your about 25 characters of the Item Name that you provide on the Itemized Inventory Excel spreadsheet, a barcode and retail price.
- We love figuring out clever and aesthetically pleasing ways to display your merchandise for sale, but we ask that you make it shelf-ready before you ship it to us. That means that your clothing tags should be pre-fastened, cards or prints in sleeves, that sort of thing. That would be ever so helpful!
- If your product requires a sample/tester in order to better demonstrate its purpose, please consider including one for the store. You can list it on the itemized inventory spreadsheet as “NFS” (Not For Sale) so that we can be sure it gets returned to you at the end of your consignment period.
- Modern Mouse makes its designers’ business cards available for the taking on our card table near the front register.
Drop-offs and Delivery
Drop off hours and directions are as follows. Please give us an idea of when you’ll be coming — email or phone call is fine (store phone is 510-814-8830) — so we know to expect you. Everyone on our team is trained to welcome new artists and process incoming merchandise, so please feel free to make an appointment during any of these times.
- Drop-off hours
- Mon – Fri: 11:30am – 6pm (weekdays preferred, if possible)
- Sat: 10:30am – 5pm
- Sun: 11:30am – 5pm
- Parking is free and there is usually plenty of it. The closest spaces to Modern Mouse are between Beverly’s and Anna’s Linens. Simply continue down Park St, turn right into the 2nd parking lot entrance, drive straight ahead past Bed, Bath & Beyond and you’ll see Beverly’s on your right.
- Walk down the corridor between Beverly’s and Anna’s Linens, turn right when you see the fountain, and Modern Mouse is the 2nd store on your right!
Our mailing address is:
2223 South Shore Center
Alameda, CA 94501
Our mail carriers do not leave packages at the store when there is no one there, so you don’t have to worry about your package being left unattended.
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