If I have any good business sense, I got it from my grandmother who managed to run a small jewelry store with military precision for over 50 years (and prosper) in a mill town in Vermont, which saw all other businesses, large and small, come and go with the various times. Her secret was clubs. When I designed the Early American Doll Series, I had originally figured it as a complete set of things including a doll and all her clothes, furniture and accessories. Then I feared that people couldn't afford it, but it came to me that one of my grandmother's clubs would work. It is presented in an affordable format and is a fun way to collect with a surprise to look forward to each month and in the end you will own a wonderful collection for yourself or for the future.

Clubs represent a commitment. I get to have your business for 12 months (some clubs have more months), which I provide for you at at discount, and you commit to those months of payments. It is an unspoken contract. In the event of needing to break this agreement, I require a month's notice for withdrawal so that we can even out the money spent that far - we may owe the customer, or the customer may owe us for which you will be expected to pay this difference, usually not more than a month's payment for your particular club. If we owe you, you will be issued a credit for any merchandise of your choice.

• Clubs for finished things are based on the total value (with a 10 - 15% discount) divided into equal monthly payments, which means some months the payment is worth more than what is received and some months less, but in the end the club member comes out even. In clubs with finished things, we need a month's notice for withdrawal so that we can even out the money spent that far - we may owe the customer, or the customer may owe us.

• Clubs for kits represent a significant savings (25% discount) over the regular prices. The monthly payments remain the same no matter the price of the kit and in some clubs, more than one kit is sent in some months.

• Custom clubs can be arranged for people who want other than what would normally be in any series. Read more about this option below. Call, write or email to discuss your selections.

• SHIPPING is added to each club for each shipment, but it is kept low. Kit clubs have a shipping rate of $8.95 per month except in occasional shipments with say more than one kit being shipped or the size affecting shipping rates. Finished clubs will vary by item being sent but will be as low as possible (average rate for US is $9.95). Foreign shipping rates are variable depending on weight. but are also kept as low as possible. Note: Due to the rapidly changing world of shipping rates these may change according to increases set by UPS and the USPS.  Rates above current effective September, 2015.

• Payment options are to sign up with a credit card - this is the easiest as we charge right when we are ready to ship and customers do not have to remember to send a check. But of course, you are welcome to sign up using checks sent each month by the 15th. Or, you can request we send you a Paypal each month.

• Join any of the clubs at any time.

NEW CLUB PROCEDURE (for both styles of clubs, Kit or Finished):
For many, myself included, these times bring unexpected changes that affect our finances. Although I gain new club members all the time, the numbers of members needing to drop out is in much higher numbers than when I began clubs over 30 years ago. At times I have thought I would have to discontinue clubs due to the loss of our administrative/shipping/managing time spent on those who have had to drop out. But rather than do that, I got the idea to treat clubs sort of like renting or leasing an apartment. This plan would work in a similar way - your first payment is held in good faith until the end when it becomes your last payment. If you drop out, you lose that "security deposit" just like breaking a lease with an apartment. I have already begun this plan and have added the option that for those anxious to get their first shipment, you can pay both the deposit and the first payment together. This option can be requested in the notes box on your order form or by separate email.

NOTE: Prices may be changed as necessary over time.



To learn more about the Hitty Clubs or sign up, please go to the menu at the top of the page, choose Hitty and in the drop down menu choose HITTY CLUBS.

 

Basic Hitty Series Club for Finished Things ~ In this club you will receive all of the items in the Basic Hitty Series - 20 sets of items (sent in 16 shipments). It includes the Hitty doll, several outfits, hats and bonnets, furniture and lots of accessories, including a four-poster bed, secretary, bench, chairs, rug, carrying travel case and as of 6/2010 also includes the 3" Tiny Hitty and her outfit. You can join anytime, the club ships every month (or you can arrange by phone or email for every other month if international shipping is an issue). Payments will be $95 per shipment plus shipping.
Note for the Hitty Club: This club usually begin with the Hitty doll. If you already have Hitty, mine or another Hitty, you can opt out of receiving the doll and begin with the next item. Just let us know by email if you wish this option - we will adjust your club's last payment accordingly.

Continuing on Hitty Series Club for Finished Things ~ As a follow up to the Basic Hitty Series there is a "Continuing On" series - Part I and Part II - for many more Hitty things, including a new Wooden Hitty doll and her Companion dolls. Note - It is intended that this club only be joined if you have a Basic Hitty doll and most of the items in the Basic Hitty Series.
Price projected for this club is $95 per shipment plus shipping.

Custom Clubs for Finished Things ~ Custom clubs for finished items may also be set up. See below for more on Custom Clubs.



To learn more about the Hitty Clubs or sign up, please go to the menu at the top of the page, choose Hitty and in the drop down menu choose HITTY CLUBS.

Basic Hitty Series Kit Club ~ This club will receive all of the Basic Hitty Series in kit form. Shipments will be every month and payments are set at $38/shipment plus shipping (or you can arrange by phone or email for every other month if international shipping is an issue). If you wish to have a finished Hitty by GW instead of a kit for just the doll, you may email or call us to arrange this, or you may order pre-painted parts for your doll kit. Either of these options is possible and includes some additional charge.
Note for the Hitty Kit Club: This club usually begins with the Hitty doll kit. If you already have Hitty, mine or another Hitty, you can opt out of receiving the doll and begin with the next item. Just let us know by email you wish this option.

Continuing on Hitty Series Clubs ~ As a follow up to the Basic Hitty Series (above) there is a "Continuing On" series - Part I and Part II - for many more Hitty things, including many new accessories, furniture and outfits. Note - It is intended that this club only be joined if you have a Basic Hitty doll and most of the items in the Basic Hitty Series.
Price for these clubs is $38/month plus shipping.

 


Custom clubs can be arranged for people who want other than what would normally be the items in a regular club. For instance a Custom Club may be what you want (instead of one of the regular Hitty Clubs)if you already have a number of those items which you don't want to duplicate or add in any other items from my website.

HERE IS HOW IT WORKS: Pick any 12 (or more) items you want which have a minimum price of $25 each. If you want items that are less than $25, you can combine items to meet that minimum. We add up your items, apply a Custom Club discount of 15% and then divide by the number of months you wish to belong (12 or more), or the size payment you wish to make, to get your monthly payment. If the payment comes out too high, we can add in months of equal payments to get it to your liking. Send us your list. Click here to send an email with your questions or your list of items. We will send an email back to you confirming the payment and details. Join this Club (Clicking here will add this club to your shopping cart, but there will not be a dollar value until you send your list then we will let you know). Call, write or email to discuss your selections.

Join a finished things club and receive as an incentive, a coupon for 20% off any item under $200.

Join a kit club now and as an incentive, receive a coupon for 20% off on most supplies and 25% off any kits or patterns not to exceed $100. Plus, enjoy getting kits once a month at a good discount.