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Too soon for Art of Crochet repeat

Mark Fletcher
May 15th, 2013 · 5 Comments

The re release of the Art of Crochet part series is too soon.  Judging by our initial allocation they must have a ton of stock left in the warehouse.

Our sales history for this title indicates that we will be lucky to sell 30% of what they have sent us so the distributor has just cost us a ton in freight to send the unnecessary stock back.

It is scale outs like this that make newsagents less competitive than supermarkets when it comes to magazines. It’s a pity the competition regulator refuses to engage on this.


Category: magazine distribution · magazines

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Christine // May 23, 2013 at 8:34 PM

    Newsagent sold out where do I get one


  • 2 Mark Fletcher // May 23, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    Go back and ask if they can order it for you.


  • 3 Jenny // May 23, 2013 at 9:24 PM

    I send customers to another newsagent if we sell out of part 1 (which we have with this one). If GG don’t have stock to send us straight away it just causes hassles for staff and customer. By the time returns go back and part 1 reorders are finally sent to us it’s too late as 99% of the time customer doesn’t come back.
    Hope they get Barbie supply right, am sure part 1 will sell well.
    Does anyone from GG and Bauer ever read this blog? Might help if they did.


  • 4 h // May 24, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    I sold 100% of my allocation in nine days, won’t bet on getting enough copies though “moving forward”, so we are also suggesting cutomers go elsewhere for # 1. However, when #2 arrives. we go right into “putaway mode” to get customers in the habit of shopping regularly with us. I have to note that Cake Decorating has been a success for us and I have sold quite a few collateral magazines because of it – the general mood is “hunker down and do it yourself” around here these days.


  • 5 Stacey // May 24, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    I tried looking everywhere for this today and I couldn’t find it anywhere! Everywhere was sold out.

    I was really looking forward to one!


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