As noted in the December Tell Tales, significant changes are afoot for the Ship’s Store. We are anticipating a change in how ECSC merchandise is bought. Al Wilkins has done a great job of getting the best pricing for the merchandise ordered in anticipated quantities and handling their sales, particularly at club events.
Going forward, it is our intention to handle club merchandise in the same manner as other sailing clubs. We will have an arrangement with a vendor that will have our logo to apply to any item ordered by an individual. You will go to that vendor’s website and order your T-shirt, hat, etc. in various colors, pay for it online and have the merchandise shipped directly to you. As we transition to the new approach, we will no longer order new inventory. The existing inventory will be sold at a yet to be determined discount. More details to come soon.