This week was pretty busy for me at Dear Stella. Last week Mary Margaret mentioned to me that she needed me to run the store for a few hours by myself until the other girl was able to come into work. I spent the beginning of the week training and learning how to run the computer so I could check people out. Usually, I am only in the store a few hours a day just for a few days, but this week on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday I worked from 2-6 because we were so busy. I was really nervous about working the store by myself because I literally just learned how to do everything because I’m usually in charge of the website/social media so this was all brand new for me. Wednesday was full of prepping things to go live on the website and product descriptions for the new arrivals. I practiced checking people out with Mary Margaret beside me in case I needed any help. Thursday was the big day, the day that I was supposed to be at the store by myself with no one to help me in case I need them. To say that I was nervous was an understatement, but hey I survived and everything actually went really well! Here is me behind the register ringing up a pair of our earrings.
Since Mary Margaret wasn’t going to be at the store this weekend, I was in charge of getting online web orders together, posting our new arrivals on the website, and promoting the new arrivals on social media. I am also still working on my Pinterest project she gave me to work on. I am constantly adding our new arrivals on our Pinterest page and trying to promote our store through that social networking site along with Instagram but I’m mainly in charge of the Pinterest site. I do pretty much anything she tells me to or anything she needs help with, so every day at the store I am usually doing something different which is exciting because I never get bored! Here is a picture of me tagging the swimsuits to restock the swim wall with.
My time at Dear Stella is getting close to an end with only a few weeks left. I have really enjoyed my time here and have learned a lot about retail as well as the communication and social media side of running a boutique. It’s something that has definitely become more intriguing to me since I started my internship here. I can’t wait to see what else is in store for the rest of my internship these last few weeks!