Thanks for coming along to the Oishi-m and Miann & Co Samples and Seconds event on Saturday. We've only just recovered from it!
We had customers visit from as far as; Perth, Adelaide, Sydney, Byron, Tassie and all over Victoria for our sale in wintery cold conditions at Torquay College. For those that arrived prior to any Oishi-m staff they were rewarded with a lovely warm drink from our barista's from local coffee roasters Ocean Grind.
Whilst the snow season has started early this year and the air feels like ice... some of our keenest were waiting in the queue from as early as 11:30pm the Friday night prior armed with camp chairs and sleeping bags dreaming of what sort of samples they might snaffle up when the doors opened.
With a clapping reception from Team Oishi-m and Miann & Co, our customers raced through the doors with Ikea bags searching for some never-seen-before samples and seconds. Our customers were grabbing armfuls of gear, before finding a quiet corner to sort through their stash. Twenty minutes went by before the first transaction made it through our registers.
We had pregnant ladies that are due next week, newly born babies cradled in loving arms, a mum of 3 week old twins who had been queuing up from the early morning and was ready to burst as it was nearing their next feed time, husbands that were sent on missions to collect their shopping lists, to our beloved 92 year old customer from the local retirement village that was busily sifting through our sale tubs as energetically as the rest of us.
Thanks everyone for all your patience while you waited in the queue. We made improvements by adding more registers to improve our efficiencies, but the customers just keep coming and buying more! Some made friends, others got to have a good catch up. It was such a great opportunity to meet so many of our remarkable customers.
Our Gold coin donation for an Ikea Bag fundraiser managed to raise $130 for local legends Geelong Mums. We matched the efforts of our customers and have proudly donated $300 to this worthy cause.
A resounding success, we're still trying to come down from the high and brace ourselves for the fun of having our munchkins home throughout the school holidays. Not long before it all ramps up again for Spring release, due to hit in a few weeks...