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Carting Ninja

 

Real Life:  It’s 6:55pm.  Your heart is beginning to race as you login to our website.  You can't help but stare at the countdown timer.  {deep breaths} You may or may not have a glass of wine next to you.  If you do, it is most likely empty, but you can't turn away.  That is risky.  If you were smart, you ordered takeout, put on Moana for the kids, and sweet talked your husband to keep an eye on them while you handle business.  Bow business.  Clock turns to 6:29.  REFRESH - REFRESH - REFRESH.  7:21 PM.  SOLD OUT.  

Hell no.  How did that happen?  It was in your cart and then BAM!  Sold Out!  You're frustrated.  I get it.  I never understood the crazy world of "carting" until I carted my very first boutique clothing item.  It was such a rush!  I felt as if I had won the lottery.  Oh, and I totally did a little happy dance while the kids and husband just stared as if I was a complete nut case.   

What is carting?

Carting Royal Mae Co. is the process in which you are able to purchase our hair bows after they load to our website {www.royalmaeco.com}.

You might be asking yourself, what makes these hair bows so special? It is as simple as this.  High Quality, Hand Made, Hand Sewn, Hand Washable, "can't find another bow out there even close to a Royal Mae Co. hair bow" perfection.    

Speed is key.

Practice makes perfection.  For most, half of the fun is the burst of adrenaline you get when you attempt to cart.  If you are a carting mama, you will completely understand.  && if you’re not, that is ok.  It isn't for everyone.  However, if you want to cart Royal Mae Co., you must be F A S T.  

***Putting an item in your cart, DOES NOT HOLD THE ITEM FOR YOU!!!!*** 

Carting Tips

– Try to find a friend or family member to try to cart for you as well. Cart buddies can be a huge help and increase your chances.  Many Royal Moms have recruited their husbands.  Our Admin team post a Cart Buddy thread in our Facebook Royal Mae Co. VIP group prior to each release!  Comment and see if you can't find a Carting Buddy.  You scratch her back and she'll scratch yours!  #cartingbesties

– Create an account on the website and log in ahead of time. Make sure your address is set as the default address. This will cut down on carting time, since all your info will be set up.

– Take a deep breath and maybe a sip of wine.

– Internet speed is everything!  If you want to cart, you’ve got to be fast. Some people have upgraded their internet speed to increase their chances when carting.  

– Computer / Cell Phone / Tablet?  Hey, whatever floats your boat.  People have carted from all three. If you're unsuccessful with one, try another route.  Figure out which device works best for YOU!

– Ditch Internet Explorer.  Most prefer Google Chrome.

– Sign in before the load time (you should already have your account information set up before the load). If the load is at 6:30 pm, you should be logged in by 6:15 pm.

– Have your credit card number copied and ready to paste (ctrl+v). Also, have your credit card expiration date and security code ready to enter (although it’s not necessary to pre-copy it).  

– Open PayPal on another tab and login right before load time. That way, when you get to the payment screen, you just click PayPal and it transfers you to the PP page and all you have to select is "Pay Now" 

– Know which Collection the load is going to fall under. You have seconds to score a hair bow. You absolutely have to look in the right place.

– Start refreshing the page about a minute and a half until the load.

– Don’t hesitate and have a plan. Once the product loads, click and checkout. 

– Keep trying until the product says SOLD OUT.  If you don't see SOLD OUT but you see inventory issues, keep refreshing.  If 10 people are going after two bows, you will get inventory issues vs. sold out.  The item(s) are NOT going until you see SOLD OUT.  

– Once you open Google Chrome, go to history and clear it. Also clear any cookies and caches. This will increase your internet speed. Sometimes webpages can still be running, and you don't realize it.

– Sometimes all of the bows do not load.  This is a Shopify issue and not a Royal Mae Co. issue.  If you are not seeing all of the bows, click the "Sort By" menu and choose Low-High.  If this doesn't work, choose another option until all of the bows load. 

Happy Shopping! & may the odds forever be in your favor.

Size Info

 

KATE BOW - Named after our very own tween drama queen, Sara Kate, this bow is a Royal Mae Co. original design.  With three layers of fun, it is such a stand out piece.  This hand sewn bow is constructed out several sizes of ribbon and is approximately 5" in size.   An alligator clip {with teeth} is attached.  

MINI REMIE - Named after our very own drama queen, Remie Claire, this bow is a crowd favorite.  This hand sewn, hand tied bow is constructed out of 1.5" ribbon and is approximately 3" in size!  A regular alligator clip {no teeth} is attached!      

BOW TIE - Silly boys, bow ties are for GIRLS!  Originally and formally known as a TOT, we decided we'd start calling it exactly what it is - a Bow Tie.  Whether you have a newborn, a small bow lover, tomboy or tween, they are sure to make a statement while wearing one of these perfectly sized beauties.  This hand sewn bow is constructed out of 2.25" ribbon and is approximately 3" in size.  A longer, regular alligator clip {no teeth} is attached!  

OVERSIZED BOW TIE - When our classic bow tie isn't big enough, it is time for an upgrade.  This hand sewn bow is constructed out of 3" ribbon and is approximately 4" in size.  A longer, regular alligator clip {no teeth} is attached!

CLAIRE - Are you obsessed with pigtails but you aren't crazy about her wearing tow bows, the Claire is calling {her} name.  Throw it in front of a single pony or pigtail for a fun, unique look.  Our Claire Bow is made up of a Pinwheel Bow front and a Bow Tie back topped off with our signature knot!   It may be small, but oh how it makes a statement.

CLASSIC BOWS - Our boutique styled bows are offered in five sizes.  Our 3" classic is made up of 1.5" ribbon and is what we consider "doll sized".  This is a great option for a newborn.  4" Reg. is made up of 1.5" ribbon.  Our 4" LiL' Jumbo, 5" Jumbo, and 6" Jumbo are made up of 2.25" ribbon.  Lastly, our newest size, the 7" Mighty, is made up of 3" ribbon.  An alligator clip {WITH teeth} is attached.  These hand sewn bows are uniquely our own due to three factors:

1.  Our infamous flap up in the back gives the bow a fuller, and unique look!  Before Pamela Marshall introduced a "flap up" bow style, bows were always sewn with no ends visible or the end was cut down and usually worn with a slant in the front. Now, we have started a trend.  Everybody is doing it.  Just know we were "the originals".  

2.  The cut.  These bows are cut with just the right amount of length on the flap and heat sealed perfectly to prevent fraying.  Leaving too much length on the flap, looks silly and it may cause the flap to fall forward.  Not enough length makes the bow look like it's missing something.        

3. The knot.  Ours are perfectly proportionate and just plain PRETTY!  

DOUBLE - If your a #bowbiggohome type of girl, then we have something for you!  Our double is a unique, one of a kind creation you can only find here at Royal Mae Co.  Offered in a 5" size, these hand sewn doubles are a showstopper!  Oh, and our double {the original #doubleup} has a unique, ONE OF A KIND, no one else out there has done it, unique spin that will sure satisfy your BIG BOW obsession.

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Though we are often imitated, we are never duplicated because no one can make a bow like Pamela Marshall can.  Our Motto: 

"If you want to be original, be ready to be copied". - Coco Chanel