Frequently Asked Questions 2016-11-18T16:03:41+00:00
A: A Small World Gift Shop is a store, set-up in your school, run by your parent volunteers. By having the children shop in the school, they are always in a safe environment. Everything is 100% on consignment!! We supply you with everything you need to run your fair. We supply you with posters, money envelopes (which help the children budget their money), tableclothes, and gift bags. Best of all, we pay for the shipping to and from your school! Our gift shop boutique gives the children an opportunity to make beautiful memories with their loved ones.
A: We have over 200 items in our Santa Secret Shoppe, not everything is in our brochure or on our website. Our gift prices range from $.15 to $8.00. Most gifts are priced under $5.00. When we send our Holiday Shoppe to your school, we send you an assortment: mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, all other family members, pets, teacher, holidays, kids items, jewelry and sports. If there are any items you do not want included in your shop, just let us know. We usually send over 150 different items. We base your Christmas Holiday Boutique on the number of students in your school and if your had a sale the year before we will ask you the total amount sold. We send you plenty of product.

A: You may place an order by calling our office at 1-800-530-0169 or faxing it to us at 1-718-442-9014 (please call to verify that your fax was received). All reorders must me placed by 1:30pm Eastern Standard Time to receive it by the next day. If your school is in our direct area we will deliver your reorder the same day or the next morning. All other orders will be shipped via UPS next day delivery.
You can also now use our online reorder form to receive your additional products.

A: Yes, we have a limited number of cash registers available upon request. We also offer coded merchandise with coded cash registers. All the merchandise comes with numbers on the bottom, and the register is programmed so that pressing the number that matches the item will automatically bring up the correct price. The registers can be programmed with whatever price increase you would like to make on your Bazaar. For example, if you would like a 20% profit at the end of your sale, you would program your register with the 20% increase already included. You could also let us know the profit you would like and we could program your register for you.

A: Unfortunately not. All items are on consignment and any items marked are not returnable. Most people write the price on the tablecloths we provide to you or use mailing type stickers and write the price on the sticker and stick it to the tablecloth in front of the item.
A: Damaged items can be returned at the same time of your unsold items at the end of Holiday Store. Any items that are missing, should be recorded on your inventory sheets. Of course you are not charged for the missing or damaged items.

A: The merchandise is shipped UPS or by our own delivery trucks. We always advise getting your Holiday Fair at least a week before you are set to begin. When the items arrive at the school, you will receive a master inventory sheet. Each box has its own paperwork so it is very easy to do an inventory.
You should always do an inventory upon receiving your merchandise to check for shortage or damaged items.
When you finish your sale, we recommend doing another inventory, or after you send it back to us we will inventory it for you and send you a bill. Please condense the boxes to as few as possible and call us for UPS return labels. Please put a copy of your inventory sheets inside one of the boxes (if you did your own inventory, please also include your check), then seal the boxes, put one sticker on each box and give them to the UPS driver who comes to your school everyday.
PLEASE DO NOT CALL UPS TO COME PICK UP YOUR BOXES!
If the UPS driver does not come to your school on a daily bases, please call A SMALL WORLD GIFT SHOP (1-800-530-0169) and we will arrange for your complimentary pickup.

A: A Small World Gift Shop Holiday Fair should run for at least three to five days, depending on the size of your school. This would make it easier for all children to have enough time to choose their gift items. Also, if any child did not bring their money on their classes shopping day, they would have the chance to shop the next day, and if any child wanted to by more items they could have a chance to go back again!

A: No, there is no risk at all! All merchandise is on consignment. You only pay for the items that you sell. Whatever your school does not sell is 100% returnable.
If you cancel your fair before it has shipped from our facilities, you are not responsible for any fees. However, if it has already left our facilities and has been delivered to your school, you would then be responsible for the shipping cost to and from your school.

A: Yes, you can mark your items up 10%, 20% 30% above our prices. Your profit margin is all up to your individual school’s needs.

A: Please have your PTA, PTO or H.S.A. Fundraising Chairperson call 1-800-530-0169 and we will fax, email or mail you our Sales Agreement Contract. Fill in all the information and fax it back to us at: 1-718-442-9014, and please call us to make sure your fax has been received!
You can also email it back to [email protected] or mail it to our address:
A Small World Gift Shop
Small A World Gift Shop
388 South Avenue – Suite B
Staten Island, NY 10303
We do not need any firm dates until September or October when we start to set up our holiday delivery schedule.

Please remember the Holiday Boutique is a service for the children. It is a place for them to shop safely and have a great time. The fair is all about fun, so add some extra treats for the kids. Maybe show a holiday movie, or have pictures with Santa. Let them decorate a stocking, or a holiday ornament, give out candy canes. Let them enjoy themselves, that’s what it’s all about!

A: All A Small World Gift Shop items are tested and meet and exceed the standards set by the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act(CPSIA). Additionally, each piece of jewelry satisfies our high standards of value and quality, meeting all lead safe requirements nation wide.

The no inventory option is the hassle-free way to go. You simply pack up all your items after your sale, condense the boxes and send it back to us! We will send you an invoice for only the items that you sold.