Tuesday, March 27, 2007

ZoloWear apparel

You can order ZoloWear apparel at CafePress.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Ratings

Thanks to my brilliant programmer husband, we have a new ratings system on our website. Please take a moment to rate a sling if you have that color. It just takes a second, and it will help newbies choose a color or style that is best for them. Thanks!

Hiring

Done! I found a great person for the office job I posted below. She had to have notice at her current job (which is good, we employers like that kind of due diligence), so she doesn't start until April 4. Things are super busy meanwhile; we are barely keeping up!

We need to do a photo shoot for pink solarveil and Judy. (No, the picture of me with a doll won't quite cut it.) We are currently searching for models who are willing to wear a swimsuit. The nice thing about sling modeling is that the baby and the tail on a ring sling cover that postpartum pooch. :)

Oh! Judy! Isn't she lovely? This is the girl version of Jetson, and it is just gorgeous. I love the bisque pink. That color is going to be very big this year.

Solarveil

Question: I am due in June with my 3rd child and would like a Solarveil sling, but I do not know what I am having and the only slings available in a Med. at this time are pink. And, my husband, as great as he is, will not wear pink. Will you be getting any other great colors by June?




Answer:
Yes, we are in production right now on turquoise, peacock, and khaki.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

ZoloWear's Hiring: Office and Shipping Assistant

This is a full-time position for a mature, nurturing, intelligent person with great attention to detail. Location is Austin, Texas.

GENERAL FUNCTION
The Office Assistant keeps the office running smoothly, including answering phones, assisting customers via phone and e-mail, counting inventory, and shipping our products daily.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS:
Answers phones during business hours. Assists customers with shipping questions via phone and e-mail.
Handles daily shipping efficiently, including entering sales into QuickBooks, printing receipts, picking and packing orders, and ensuring that packages are ready when mail carrier arrives mid-afternoon.
Counts inventory and updates web site and QuickBooks. QuickBooks experience not required.
Coordinates flow of product from manufacturing to quality control to inventory to customer.
Processes exchanges and returns, including some ironing.
Maintains a neat and organized workspace.
Other tasks as needed.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Casual professional. This is a physical job, so a pulled-together jeans outfit is OK.
Children are sometimes present in the office.
Office is located in South Austin, off Ben White between First and Congress.

WORK SCHEDULE:
Full time, 40 hours/week, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, M-F
Regular attendance is non-negotiable. Regular absences or tardiness WILL result in dismissal.

REQUIRED ATTRIBUTES:
Dependable, reliable, prompt.
Attention to detail. This job requires a highly organized person who thrives on order.
Able to frequently lift heavy boxes up to 50 pounds. Must be willing and able to iron on occasion.
Computer skills: Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel required. Experience with QuickBooks or data entry a plus, but not required.
Communication skills: Reads, writes and speaks in fluent English, using appropriate grammar, style and vocabulary. Correctly spells commonly used English words.
Decision-making ability: Must be able to make decisions once trained. Solves problems without needing to consult supervisor.
Working with children: Must be willing to work around young children and their toys and noise. Must be comfortable around breastfeeding and hormonal new mothers.
Tolerance for Stress: We are a small, growing business with a lean staff. We have a fun, friendly office, but we take our babywearing business seriously. Sometimes it can be stressful.
Flexibility: Open to performing whatever tasks need to be performed that day or week.
EDUCATION: High school graduate.

BENEFITS:
Occasional small incentive bonuses
50% off ZoloWear merchandise
Exposure to fashion and textile industries
5 paid holidays per year
Comfortable dress code
Great location
Exposure to adorable babies

ABOUT ZOLOWEAR
For more information, see our website: http://zolowear.com/.

WE ARE A SMOKE-FREE, EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
Company Policy, Federal and State Laws Forbid Discrimination Because of Age, Color, Race, Religion, Sex, Disability, Sexual Orientation or National Origin.

To Apply: Please e-mail resume and references to darien@zolowear.com. Resumes without a cover letter will not be seriously considered.