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Loom Bands in more stores

Mark Fletcher
April 24th, 2014 · 12 Comments

loomgiftCheck out the impressive front window Loom Bands display in a Cosmetics Plus store in Brisbane this week.

Newsagents offering Loom Bands should compare their display with the display as shown in the photo. How do you compere? If this was a shop next to yours, how would you pitch Loom Bands differently?  This display puts my approach until now to shame.

To successfully compete we need to have the best pitch.


Category: Gifts

12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 J // Apr 24, 2014 at 7:56 AM

    We could do the same if we had posters or advertising material available like this.
    Living in the country is difficult.


  • 2 Jack // Apr 24, 2014 at 9:35 AM

    Yeah it’s tough without advertising material but sometimes you just have to make your own. Might not always be as good but as long as it gets the message across.


  • 3 Amy // May 30, 2014 at 11:47 PM

    Would like to find a supplier for loom bands? any suggestions?


  • 4 Brucez // May 31, 2014 at 7:31 AM

    I would love to hear from other newsagents just how LOOM BANDS are travelling now? Still really good? We have had a wonderful time with them for about 3 months but I am detecting a slowdown in our area. Some prices dropping. Anyone?


  • 5 David @ Angle Vale Newsagency // May 31, 2014 at 8:36 AM

    We were late to get going, still selling well for us, but buyers are getting pickier about the colour selection, some just wanting single colour packs (mostly black and teal:-)), but also doing well with the multi coloured bands. Still demand for starter kits so this has legs left for us.

    @Amy – where are you? We are in SA and get ours from Aussie Imports.


  • 6 Mark Fletcher // May 31, 2014 at 8:36 AM

    Bruce they were amazing for three months and then schools started banning them and they slowed. Not done yet though. The real test for us will be the next school holidays.

    From data I see, there is a difference based on location. In some regional and rural situations Loom Bands sales are very strong. It depends on nearby competitors and your demographic.


  • 7 Amy // May 31, 2014 at 2:12 PM

    Thanks David, I am in NSW. Just took over a shop recently and our shop has not stocked any loom bands befor. Can you give me their contact or website? Thanks


  • 8 Mark Fletcher // May 31, 2014 at 2:22 PM

    I’m pretty sure GNS has stock too.


  • 9 David @ Angle Vale Newsagency // May 31, 2014 at 6:12 PM


    08 8362 8455

    You need to send an email to
    to get web access.


  • 10 David @ Angle Vale Newsagency // May 31, 2014 at 6:12 PM

    @Mark – hope you don’t mind above, let me know if its out of bounds for the future


  • 11 Mark Fletcher // May 31, 2014 at 6:19 PM

    Not at all David. Once people make their first comment all future comments are unmoderated. There are no restrictions on writing about any supplier here.


  • 12 Amy // May 31, 2014 at 7:58 PM

    Thank you David & Mark


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