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Promoting Precious Rocks, Gems & Minerals partwork

March 17th, 2011 · 21 Comments

mags-rocks.JPGWe are promoting the new part series, Precious Rocks, Gems & Minerals with this power end display facing onto our dance floor.  We expect it to sell well since Treasures of the Earth sold well and this latest partwork is similar to that.

While this title may not generate the traffic of Art of Knitting or other stellar partwork successes,  I expect it to garner a good following from existing shoppers and to drive some new traffic for us.

As newsagents are the only retailers, those of us who promote the title well are set to generate good business.

My sales benchmark data continues to show that partwork customers are 30% more like to purchase other items in store than a regular magazine customer.


Category: partworks

21 responses so far ↓

  • 1 shaun s // Mar 17, 2011 at 6:44 AM

    talking of part works does anyone have any left over art of crochet left each week ? it is impossible to get an order of the amount i want ,i need a total of 6 and every week i get 5 no matter how much i ring up .. i am loosing interest in partworks


  • 2 Steven // Mar 17, 2011 at 8:31 AM

    Its only good business if you can get enough supplies for all the putaway customers. i.e The on-going art of crochet nightmare.


  • 3 Andrew - Bell Park // Mar 17, 2011 at 9:00 AM

    No-way will we start another Gotch partworks. They have totaly let us down with Art of Crochet. I sent them all back!


  • 4 shaun // Mar 17, 2011 at 10:52 AM

    i was told with art of crochet that if i want my order of 6 i had to increase it to 19 talk about blow my mind away . i said i only want 6 and the reply was that you will only get a % of what you want and that is why you have to tripple what you want .

    come on how far into the series are we and still can not get a supply . still waiting on backorders from #1


  • 5 stacey // Mar 20, 2011 at 8:17 PM

    Shaun, where are u located? i am in gawler south australia and we have no 1 of art of crochet


  • 6 shaun s // Mar 21, 2011 at 6:17 AM

    NORTH QLD i recieved an email saying they are almost due in the country


  • 7 sally // Mar 25, 2011 at 10:59 AM

    Do you know where in melbourne i can get a copy of ‘precious rocks, gems and minerals’ mag’?


  • 8 Ally // Mar 25, 2011 at 2:57 PM

    Hi, We haven’t received this title at our newsagency. Can someone please tell me which company distrubtes it. Haven’t been able to find it on GG or Network.


  • 9 lilly // Mar 27, 2011 at 4:01 PM

    heyy i am just wondering when the next issue comes out and how much it will cost in aus


  • 10 Bianca Mooney // Mar 30, 2011 at 5:14 PM

    I am trying to find the the first edition of Rocks Gems and minerals. Everywhere had sold out in the first few days and I would really like to get them all for my son. Is there any chance i could buy one from you?
    Thank You


  • 11 Lino // May 9, 2011 at 5:59 PM

    There seems to be some confusion about the price of the Precious Rocks, Gems etc. as it displays $4.99 on some issues.


  • 12 Gloria // Jun 22, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    Why is there always a problem when anything new comes out, after a few weeks they become unavailable. This time it is the PRECIOUS ROCKS. My newsagent reckons he can’t get them. My grand-son becomes so disappointed. I give up.


  • 13 shaun // Jun 22, 2011 at 2:58 PM

    Gloria, i own a newsagent and i cannot even get a supply to supply my two children . Customers always come first and i am just getting enough for them and have my own kids precious rocks on backorder . (i have actually told them it is now finished ) 🙂


  • 14 margaret // Jun 24, 2011 at 2:26 PM

    Have a 6yr daughter who loves rocks and gems and i have got our name at a news agent and there is never enough, we may get one then miss the next we need 5 issue and 7 issue why can’t there be enough. You tell a 6yr that each fortnight she has to miss out. 🙁


  • 15 Gloria // Jul 2, 2011 at 6:42 PM

    Margaret I know how you feel, it’s the kiddies I feel sorry for. You get them interested in something new and then they are let down.


  • 16 jacky // Jul 9, 2011 at 9:17 PM

    when is the precious rocks and mineral magazine going to be out weekly becouase i am tired of waiting 2 weeks in australia


  • 17 Chris // Sep 24, 2011 at 9:25 AM

    I am also searching for the First Volume (the Gold one), but am having trouble to locate. Is anyone able to help please?


  • 18 Tina // Oct 20, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    We are collecting the Precious Rocks Magazine also. Only we are missing Issue 1!! Has anyone got one they don’t want or know where I can get it???
    Thanks for your time


  • 19 lynn conkwright // Jan 3, 2012 at 10:08 AM

    i want to find out some of the precious rocks in austraila


  • 20 sue reay // Dec 31, 2012 at 10:48 AM

    Can you tell me how many rocks/magazines are in this collection?


  • 21 peter stewart // Dec 31, 2012 at 3:43 PM

    sue, nobody can tell you when this will finish. it will purely depend on the sales of issues.


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