Wait! What will I actually be doing?
Our crew members do a little bit of everything! There are shifts for truck unloading, cashier, floor set-up, order fulfillment, food delivery, putting out signs, handing out flyers, sort, check-in, drop-off, sales floor merchandising and more.
Play to your own strengths! Sign up for something you like, then just grab an apron and a name tag when you arrive for your shift (and make sure to sign in so we know you were there)
Sail Again LOVES our CREW! Without you, our sail would not be possible. We know that people love what they help to create, and we want you to love us. So please, plan to help! Help us create YOUR sail.
Just do it. It's fun! Hang out with other moms. Get your girlfriends together and help out as a group. And get this -- beginning this season, we will pay you to shop first. Yep, some serious shopping cash, a chance to help us evaluate our new systems. . .and TONS of other crew perks too!
This may seem like a big change . . but really it's not. You're used to receiving an added % for helping, and shopping early, and grabbing a t-shirt or a bag and lunch & snacks and all sorts of things -- most of that is still on the table--but now, we want to even the playing field and make sure that our consignors who sell $200 worth of stuff can make the same amount of $ for their time as those who sell $1500 worth of stuff. Seems more fair right? So we're tweaking the system a bit and focusing on compensating you for your time instead of for how much you sell. It's the new industry standard and we are excited about the change!
You'll need to use the Consignor Login or Register Here links to login to your account and sign up as a potential crew member. Once you tell us you want to help in this way, we'll send you a little form that asks about your availability and later there'll be some paperwork to fill out for payment. Super cool, right? You'll get a ton of cool things - like maybe a name tag, definitely some $$$, probably a t-shirt, for sure some discounts, likely a higher item limit, and an invite to the 6:30 pm Tuesday night crew party that includes . . .shopping! Please note: There is a catch. There is always a catch. (insert sad face here!) The catch is, we will NOT have room for everyone. Crew will be limited to about 40 sailors with preference given to those who have worked with us before and to those who can commit to 30+ hours. (a 16 hour minimum is required!)
Special Note: The Sail has always been a "3-legged stool" consisting of sellers, shoppers and creators. Now we are just more formally separating those functions. Sellers keep their sales proceeds. Shoppers buy a ticket if they want to shop early, and creators are compensated for their time. It is so much more fair and straight forward this way!
AND there are HUGE benefits for sailors who have never been able to crew. Sail Again is a 65/35 sale. At our in-person events, you pay us a $15 registration fee. And, you pay a 35% commission for us to get your stuff sold. (or, said another way, you keep 65% of your sales.) In the past, if you wanted to keep more of your sales (i.e. pay us less) the only way for you to earn a higher rate was to buy up that rate with your time. Now, you don't have to work any hours to get a higher %, you just have to promise to come back for shopping next season! WHAT the what?! Yes! We are going to reward our sailors who shop by reserving a few spots for select consignors who don't just always sell great . . . they shop great too . . .they turn right around and spend all that $ they just made, with us! These SelectSailors can sign up to keep 72% of their sales (an extra 7%!) just by agreeing to accept their payout as a sale credit for next season. Lots of you told us that you'd love to help out to keep a higher % but you just couldn't fit it in to your schedule. Now you can assure yourself a higher % and effectively "prepay" for next season's deals! It's a cool new way to earn a higher rate without doing anything except promising to continue to shop with us!
Can't help at the Sail but still want to shop early and make a little more? There are bunches of ways! You can mark everything to donate and shop early. You can sign up to SocialShare or SupplyShare or . . .you can just BUY a ticket! ($40 for Tuesday night at 8pm) Details soon!
Keep reading below for the details you absolutely don't want to miss!
Want THE EARLIEST shopping time and ALL.THE.THINGS?
Well, we sure hope so! We want you to want that. We need you to want that. We are even going to pay you to have that! What you want is to become a SailMaker!
Yep. You can have everything you've always had by crewing with us plus get paid for your time too! You'll just need to fill out paperwork and come on board as a temporary seasonal employee. Across the country more and more sales are moving to this model in an effort to pay their crew more fairly. We've been watching this evolve for more than two years now and we're confident that this is the way to go and that most of you will actually make more and shop at a more convenient time too!
The only catch is that the spots are limited -- we'll have to decide who to hire. This likely means giving preference to sellers who have worked with us before and to those who can commit to working 30+ hours (there is a 16 hr minimum).
As a SailMaker, (paid crew member) you'll still register as a consignor at $15 but you'll get that returned to you in your payout. You can shop super early on TUESDAY evening at the crew party, and then decide what you'd like as a crew perk . . .get that $15 crew discount on your fees of course and then either an extra 3% on your sales or a 5% discount on your shopping! You'll also probably get a t-shirt, a name tag, at least one slice of free pizza, the eternal gratitude of all the people we help and the amount of shopping cash you earn ($120 for 16 hours!!) will be based on the amount of hours you work not on how much you sell. The time of the sailor who sells $300 worth of stuff is valued exactly the same as the time of the sailor who sells $1200 worth! (and for the record, that $1200 in sales plus 15 hours of your time is what you would have had to sell last season to make that extra $120!) Woop! Woop! Fairness, and honestly, likely a ton more money and earlier shopping for you. In this post-pandemic world when it's super hard to find good help, this is a win, win, win for everyone!
****If you've got questions about the WHY of moving to this model (especially when it's likely going to cost us more), please reach out. Soooo very happy to answer them!
And don't forget: when you register, please sign up on the crew schedule right away and let us know that you want to be a SailMaker. We'll send you all the details and the paperwork! Spots are limited, so don't delay.