GUIDE TO STORE SOLUTIONS
Store Solutions is a store specific section of Dakota Stones online that features our exclusive line of 8 inch, sneak previews of our newest product releases, and featured services for retail stores.
• Bigger Discounts!
Stores receive a greater percentage off of 8 inch with Store Solutions. Your regular discount level still applies across the rest of our site including our 16 inch strands, cabochons, pendants, and more.
Receive exclusive access to all of our new products before they are released to other wholesale tiers.
• Sales Tracking
Quick access to your order history for convenient reordering so you may review what sold, modify, and place orders.
• Reduced Overhead
Reduce the carrying cost of your inventory with instant access to Dakota Stones inventory levels.
• Reduced Labor
All 8 inch arrive pre-tagged with stone description, shape, and price -- ready for display.
• Stay Informed
Receive industry news on what is happening in the world of stone and insights from fellow retailers.
HOW TO NAVIGATE STORE SOLUTIONS
When you enter the Store Solutions main page, you will see several different buttons. These buttons link to the different sections of Store Solutions, which can be divided into two main sub-sections, Products and Services. The descriptions of each button are listed below:
• Shop 8 Inch -- browse and shop our 8 inch inventory
• Shop Best Sellers -- browse and shop our most popular 8 inch
• Shop Closeouts – browse and shop our closeout stock – 16 inch strands
2) SERVICES FOR STORES
• Stone of the Month – monthly stone subscription program for stores – program members receive a reoccurring monthly shipment of Dakota Stones tagged and ready to sell at a huge discount.
• Trunk Show – host a Dakota Stones Sponsored Event – a loyalty program for our loyal customers for their loyal customers.
• Apply to Become a Featured Bead Store – view our current blog and apply to be featured in our online media.
• My Account – view and edit your account with easy access to your last orders and a quick reorder function.
• About – information about us and our mission, store solutions, and products.
• Newsletter – featuring industry news, insights, and tips for your store.
HOW TO ORDER - ONCE YOU ARE LOGGED IN:
• Click the 'store solutions' button on the right.
• Choose how you would like to shop by clicking one of our three Shop categories:
+ 1) By 8"
+ 2) By Best Sellers
+ 3) By Closeouts
• Pick which stone type you'd like to shop by clicking the thumbnail.
• Once you've chosen a stone type, you will see a list of all the shapes we have available.
• You have the option to enter quantities for each shape and click the 'add to cart' button or you can click on the shape to get a larger view and more of a description.
• If you are clicked into a shape, you can enter the quantity there, and click 'add to cart'
• Use your browsers back button or the 'breadcrumb trail' as its called to navigate back out to the list of all the shapes.
• Once you've added all the items to your cart that you'd like to purchase, click the 'cart' button next to 'my account' and 'contact us' near the top right of the page.
• Here you can review your order.
• You can remove items by clicking on the 'x' at the end of each line item.
• If you have coupon codes, enter them here where it says 'apply coupon'.
• Otherwise click 'proceed to checkout', or to pay with PayPal, click the 'checkout with PayPal' icon and follow PayPal's instructions.
• Please make sure to double check your billing and shipping information.
• Next, choose your shipping method.
• You have the option to apply coupons here as well.
• You also have the option to pay with PayPal here.
• If using a credit card, enter your card information here.
• Add any comments that you feel would be useful.
• Finished? Click 'check out'.
• You will now receive an email confirmation of your order.
TO REORDER -- ONCE LOGGED IN
• Click the 'My Account' button.
• Under 'Track your recent orders', you will find any order that you've placed will show up here.
• Click the reorder button.
• Follow the checkout instructions listed above.
If you have any questions about this process at all, please contact us, and we can walk you through it over the telephone:
ABOUT 8 INCH STRANDS
In 2005 we developed our packaged line of 8 inch strand for retail stores. The complete line has 12-18 shapes and sizes per stone type, which allows your customer a selection of choices when designing. Lower price point, superior looking display, less work: pre-tagged and ready to display, larger selection, and ability to reorder.
DAKOTA STONES GUARANTEE
We know it's hard to buy stones online without the ability to preview them in person. With Dakota Stones, you will receive stones hand-picked by us and handled with care. Dakota Stones backs our products 100%. If you're unhappy with your purchase, or wish for a replacement, we have a very open return policy.
We want your complete satisfaction. So, if you are not happy with the items you received, return them! We ask that you return them in:
+ 1) in original packaging (on the strand)
+ 2) in a timely manner (30 days from the time you receive shipment)
+ 3) enclose a copy of your invoice, and we will either refund your account, or send you a replacement. We are also interested in improving our products and service so your feedback is greatly appreciated.
If you have any other questions, comments, please contact us.
• Email Kayla
• 7279 Washington Ave South Edina, MN. 55439 US