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Title: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: wcg on July 29, 2010, 04:18:40 PM
As this topic was just getting started again on the old Forum........
So far , suggestions we have had are { in no particular order } :
VTTS baby clothes
Vulcan Ventures merchandise
"Outdoor / camping stuff" -- thermos style insulated cups, thermos flasks, blankets, coolboxes, folding chairs, that sort of thing.
Car Sunshades/blinds

Edited to say :
Just had another dig through the old Forum topics......
From Feb. 2009 , this is the list that Jane { brains_mt } had compiled of suggested items { yes , some on the list are already being or have been produced & sold on the Club Shop or in the VV } :
stickers
ties with a vulcan on
bruntys sister
adult socks
childrens socks
beanie hats
gloves
scarves
padded gilet
xmas cards
calenders
booklets
xmas tree decs
Playing cards
Top trump type cards
rain coats/ponchos
Kids erasers/rulers/pencil sharpeners etc
Key fobs
dart flights
cushion covers
kite
flying jacket
sun hats
weathervane
cookie cutter
car sun screen
kids money wallets
vulcan prints with squadrons
watches adults/boys/girls
Adults/kids hoodies
"how to fly a vulcan" cdrom
diary/calender/year planner
car flags
waving flags
Boxed collection of vulcan photographs
shopping bags for life
coat hooks
shotgun covers
aprons and oven gloves
aircraft picture colouring books
tea spoons
thimbles
tea towels
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: leslie on July 29, 2010, 04:32:34 PM
How about some of those download colour in pictures on Vulcan Ventures in a little book format

http://www.vulcanventures.co.uk/members/downloads.php

you have to login to see the downloads, im sure they would sell at the right price, and wouldnt cost that much to do either ( i would of thought)
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: gurnsy on July 29, 2010, 04:55:20 PM
I don't know if the idea of a delta stunt-kite has been done before but how about this with a "different design" (if you know what I mean?).

[attachment=0:3mewcnml]kite.jpg[/attachment:3mewcnml]

I'd buy one!
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: dlw on July 29, 2010, 05:29:42 PM
The bottom line is cost. we have a small window during the summer to move stock and a large hole when we are sat on it. There are companies who can sustain stock over the winter. We are not in that position, hence the fact that the merchandise team investigate all ideas, unfortunately not all are practical. Keep them coming please. Do n't forget your recycling stuff please btb.
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: wcg on July 29, 2010, 06:33:23 PM
Quote from: "dlw"
The bottom line is cost. we have a small window during the summer to move stock and a large hole when we are sat on it.
I would point out , however , that's what the on-line Club Shop is for -- selling stock throughout the year , rather than just during the "display season" { after all , I thought the sales side of the VV was in addition to the Shop , not instead of it ! }
It would be more accurate to concider which items are likely to attain and exceed their "break-even point" , be that quickly or over the course of the year ....which would depend on such variables as initial unit purchase cost versus unit retail price.
After all , there's not much point in buying 1000 widgets at £1 each , but only being able able to sell 450 of them for £2 each.....as you'll have already worked out , the break-even point is 500 widgets sold , with any widget above that sold being clear profit { whether you sell the rest at £2 , or discount them to £1 }
Yes , there could be a problem with "special" runs , such as this year's "50th Anniversary" line or calendars, but run-of-the-mill { undated } items don't really have a shelf-life in that respect.
A way around the problem could be to use the same procedure as the Club does with it's T-shirts , namely ask who would be interested in purchasing a particular item.......if enough people express an interest : look into the procurement costs , report back on how much the item would retail for , then offer it as a pre-order item - on the understanding that unless the number of items pre-ordered exceeds the "break-even point" or any other minimum limit determined by the Club , the production order will not be placed { whether or not the Club insists that any pre-order of the item is "cash in advance" is another thing ! }

As you correctly state , some items are impractical due to the "low sales volume versus unit purchase cost" equation , but there may still be items which haven't been suggested yet which could prove to be very marketable.
 :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: dlw on July 29, 2010, 06:52:05 PM
My statement does say keep ideas coming. It's just that over the years we have had alot of ideas that require development prior to finished article that makes a  production run feasible or not. We do n't want to disappoint folks from putting forward ideas. Thats why Jane and the merchandising team DO take all suggestions seriously.
My pet idea is a direct  line from the Stella brewery to home with a % of bus/taxi fares saved going to the funds. Max that to enthusiasts around the country. After all they can do it with avgas........ :D  :D  :D  :D
Save me a walk home!!!!
Edited for grammatic reasons.
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: wcg on July 29, 2010, 07:08:15 PM
Quote from: "dlw"
My pet idea is a direct  line from the Stella brewery to home with a % of bus/taxi fares going to the funds. Max that to enthusiasts around the country. After all they can do it with avgas........ :D  :D  :D  :D
Now if it involves a "PLUTO" to their Leuven brewery , count me in { not a fan of the UK-brewed stuff }........or better still , their Liège { Jupille-sur-Meuse } brewery , to give the option of Stella or Jupiler !!
(http://www.jonrb.com/emoticons/drinks.gif)(http://www.jonrb.com/emoticons/drink.gif)(http://www.jonrb.com/emoticons/drunk2.gif)
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: PA28 on July 29, 2010, 07:15:21 PM
You have to remember the On-line store is owned and run by the Trust, using Club Volunteer help as possible.

To help, and to provide the choice, all Club lines are stocked in the store, but the Club do only have the Summer Season and any Christmas promotions by Mail Order or Xmas Markets, to generate their income. Any additional budget has to come from the surplus membership fees. It is a fine balance, because the aim is to make donations in support of XH558, whilst having sufficient money left to fund magazines and other Club expenses. Publishing books, with print runs of 4,000+ is not cheap and does take time to recoup investment.

All Vulcan Villages are stocked by the Trust, while the Club Stands are exactly that - Club supplied. One reason, why both sides work closely together on developing complimentary lines and ordering supplies in quantities that sell quickly!  We "intertrade" at wholesale prices so both sides carry one anothers' lines - giving maximum choice to you the buying public.

Hope that clarifies a bit more.....

Regards,
Ian.
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: Smudger565 on July 30, 2010, 12:41:50 PM
I know what you mean re stock and the summer re the VV just trying to expand on one item ;)

Going back over old ground and the "Car Sun Shades" (Yes I know we have talked cost etc but......) if the sun shades were farely good material and good design, could they not be used in the winter as "Frost Shades" to keep your windscreen clear and yes NO scraping :lol:  :lol:  Sales all year round and good Christmas Presents :oops:  :oops:  Well its a idea

PS
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: 10tus on July 30, 2010, 09:30:20 PM
I know over the years of selling TVOC goodies on the stall, we need to ensure we have good range of items at low cost for kids. Parents, especially in these times, will not want too pay out for 'tat'. The cost, quality, profit margin balance is going to be even harder this year.
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: Jumbo Girl on July 30, 2010, 09:37:33 PM
Quote from: "gurnsy"
I don't know if the idea of a delta stunt-kite has been done before but how about this with a "different design" (if you know what I mean?).

[attachment=0:5tc14g3b]kite.jpg[/attachment:5tc14g3b]

I'd buy one!

It's a great idea.... only a large proportion of our events are airshows....... and kites + airshows = disaster.

I know we can labour the point that it's not to be used on the day, but speaking as a parent, it's hard to buy something and then refuse it immediately, and there will always be one person who doesn't think.....
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: vulcanlover on July 30, 2010, 09:42:03 PM
Quote from: "Skweeky"
Quote from: "gurnsy"
I don't know if the idea of a delta stunt-kite has been done before but how about this with a "different design" (if you know what I mean?).

[attachment=0:5ursr3vx]kite.jpg[/attachment:5ursr3vx]

I'd buy one!

It's a great idea.... only a large proportion of our events are airshows....... and kites + airshows = disaster.

I know we can labour the point that it's not to be used on the day, but speaking as a parent, it's hard to buy something and then refuse it immediately, and there will always be one person who doesn't think.....

Very good point!
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: MrTim on July 30, 2010, 10:33:47 PM
How about having a dedicated section on the new webshop specifically for items which have been flown on XH558? Just calendars & books etc, and only a limited number so as not to devalue them. I bagged a 'flown on 558' calendar at RIAT after a short impromptu auction, but only because I was in the right place at the right time.  This would give more people the same opportunity, and would make a few extra quid too.
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: Gregg on July 30, 2010, 10:34:54 PM
I have one of her rivet heads, couldn't get it signed though. :lol:
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: brains_mt on July 31, 2010, 10:35:23 AM
Quote
a large proportion of our events are airshows....... and kites + airshows = disaster.
Quote

This goes for balloons too!
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: MikeC on July 31, 2010, 01:03:42 PM
Probably a daft suggestion, but how about Vulcan covers/protectors for mobile phones?  I say this as my the cover on my iPhone is now falling apart  :D .
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: Nickolas on July 31, 2010, 10:28:22 PM
Quote from: "Skweeky"
Quote from: "gurnsy"
I don't know if the idea of a delta stunt-kite has been done before but how about this with a "different design" (if you know what I mean?).

[attachment=0:eu5rkc9r]kite.jpg[/attachment:eu5rkc9r]

I'd buy one!

It's a great idea.... only a large proportion of our events are airshows....... and kites + airshows = disaster.

I know we can labour the point that it's not to be used on the day, but speaking as a parent, it's hard to buy something and then refuse it immediately, and there will always be one person who doesn't think.....

You can sell them and the punter can collect them at the end of flying.

Win win.

Sale and safety.

Just a thought.

OR

Sell it at the show with delivery to an address.
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: vulcanlover on August 02, 2010, 01:59:23 PM
Has there been any further progress on fold away chairs?

At Waddington there was a stand selling ones with I-pod speakers in the arms for £7 each or 3 for £15.

We could've bought a load from him, had our logo put on them then sold them on for £10 each.
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: speedy on August 02, 2010, 03:05:40 PM
Quote from: "MrTim"
How about having a dedicated section on the new webshop specifically for items which have been flown on XH558? Just calendars & books etc, and only a limited number so as not to devalue them. I bagged a 'flown on 558' calendar at RIAT after a short impromptu auction, but only because I was in the right place at the right time.  This would give more people the same opportunity, and would make a few extra quid too.

Stamps/FDCs.  I've got loads of first day covers flown in Vulcans (including one autographed by Bruce Dickinson after he was at the controls of XL426 for a fast taxi run - if you don't know who he is, oh dear.... ;-) ).  Last day of this squadron, flown around the world in a Vulcan via Goose Bay and stuff.  The railway (Bluebell) I volunteer on often has stamp issues done, and carries them by rail.  Get a nice photo of 558 and turn it into a stamp, write a side of A4 about her RAF history and restoration and print an envelope with another nice pic on.  Stamp with a commemorative postmark at the venue, then post using a conventional stamp.

I'd be quite happy to have a word with the person who does these for the railway if someone thinks it might be a good idea....
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: brains_mt on August 02, 2010, 04:29:02 PM
We have looked at doing chairs several times.
Yes we could have done a deal on some, (say half price £3.50) had our logo put on (maybe £2 each) and then found some way of storing/travelling with a large quantity of chairs and we would be back to the reason why we havent done them!! We cant a) afford to do them at an economical price and b) we cant store/transport them in sufficient quantities to make them a viable item (they are bulky).
One suggestion is that we in some way sell something which you can use to customise your own chairs and we will think about this. :D
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: wcg on August 02, 2010, 04:33:58 PM
Quote from: "brains_mt"
One suggestion is that we in some way sell something which you can use to customise your own chairs and we will think about this. :D
Something like an iron-on transfer { which has the advantage of being suitable for objects other than chairs } ??  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: vulcanlover on August 02, 2010, 04:44:40 PM
Quote from: "wcg"
Quote from: "brains_mt"
One suggestion is that we in some way sell something which you can use to customise your own chairs and we will think about this. :D
Something like an iron-on transfer { which has the advantage of being suitable for objects other than chairs } ??  :mrgreen:

Yeah!

That'd suffice!
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: jangor on August 02, 2010, 09:25:31 PM
How about some black framed sunglasses with a  Vulcan emblem or XH558 in gold lettering on the legs............. :)
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: Ian Mulford on August 03, 2010, 09:21:09 AM
Quote from: "jangor"
How about some black framed sunglasses with a  Vulcan emblem or XH558 in gold lettering on the legs............. :)

As long as they're nothing like these...

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ycDcydJ9FHU/SsJAvgz5U9I/AAAAAAAAAag/frbzgO4oDew/s320/sunglasses.jpg)
 :D
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: brains_mt on August 03, 2010, 11:31:07 AM
Something like an iron-on transfer { which has the advantage of being suitable for objects other than chairs } ??  :mrgreen:[/quote]


Working on it!!!
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: delta1 on August 04, 2010, 12:00:23 PM
Just been looking through the online store at the download section and I'm thinking we are missing out big time here. We have 1 mp3 file at £1 and 5 wallpaper downloads starting at £2 each. I know money from these downloads is basically money in the bank but who pays for wallpaper downloads these days?.
With broadband speeds as good as they are, should we not be offering something different on the download site. For example;
Members photo collections - Get members to submit high quality photos of 558 that they would be willing to be share online. Put say 100 of the best as a  collection.
Signed crew photo's.
Close up and personal photo's of the interior of 558.
Images of 558 that are suitable for T-Shirt printing.
Audio interview with Martin about his Black Buck missions and display flights( not all of us can attend the tour talks). Ditto for other display pilots and engineers etc.
colouring in pictures for kids.
Technical stuff such as flight logs and maintainance sheets.
Just a few ideas. I know it takes time and everyone is busy and focused on displays and the VV at the moment but perhaps someone outside of the frontline stuff could take on as a project? :D
Happy Days
Paul
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: delta1 on August 04, 2010, 01:02:42 PM
Ian,
I totally understand where your coming from. I know everyone is putting in 110% and more to keep everything going but some of the things that could be put onto the download section could be done by other members of the club ( as a project ), not directly involved in promoting and keeping 558 in the public eye during the display season. If the club is under pressure to list new items or you need help, why not ask for some support, I'm sure that it would be forthcoming. I bet there are many members out there with the skills and time to help.
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: gurnsy on August 04, 2010, 01:53:42 PM
Quote from: "Skweeky"
Quote from: "gurnsy"
I don't know if the idea of a delta stunt-kite has been done before but how about this with a "different design" (if you know what I mean?).

[attachment=0:21sdftrt]kite.jpg[/attachment:21sdftrt]

I'd buy one!

It's a great idea.... only a large proportion of our events are airshows....... and kites + airshows = disaster.

I know we can labour the point that it's not to be used on the day, but speaking as a parent, it's hard to buy something and then refuse it immediately, and there will always be one person who doesn't think.....

Oh yes! Very good point indeed.
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: iains on August 04, 2010, 07:27:57 PM
I picked up a nicely made mini wooden Jigsaw at one of the shows last year. Anyone who has seen it has wanted one. I have not seen them on the list of goods this year or at Farnborough, so if they are/will be available, I am sure there would be a few sales
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: katie_t on August 04, 2010, 10:50:42 PM
I got the big wooden jigsaw recently, not many pieces but they are funny shapes (including lots of vulcan shapes) and, boy, is it hard! I think these are club stock, though, so it's one of those items where you need a club stand not VV.

On the download items what I would love would be an iPhone app and a ringtone (both under discussion / development?).
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: speedy on August 05, 2010, 05:12:35 PM
That'll be handy for my Blackberry.... :p
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: Ian Mulford on August 05, 2010, 05:32:15 PM
Quote from: "PA28"
iPhone app coming very soon.......

Oooh!!! I'll look forward to that one :D
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: speedy on August 05, 2010, 09:17:00 PM
I wonder what the app does?
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: Gregg on August 05, 2010, 09:52:09 PM
It keeps geeks amused and off the streets. :ugeek:  :lol:
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: StAthan lecky on August 05, 2010, 10:07:32 PM
Quote from: "Gregg"
It keeps geeks amused and off the streets. :ugeek:  :lol:

At last we have something in common,a loathing of GEEKS

LOL

 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: Gregg on August 05, 2010, 10:14:02 PM
I don't so much as loathe geeks, just the ones that have to rush out and buy the latest gadget. worse than geeks are Apple groupies, they be the ones that have to have the iphone,ipod,ipad, etc etc, then bang on about it to the rest of us for ever more! when i get hassled by one of these cretins the conversation goes like this...

Apple groupie: "it does this, that and this and that blah blah blah:
Me: "does it make Coffee and roll fags?"
AG: "Err...no"
Me: "It's crap then, now s*d off"

Soon brings the boredom to an end. :D

Now don't get me started on Mormon missionaries :twisted:
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: MrTim on August 05, 2010, 10:44:38 PM
Quote from: "PA28"
iPhone app coming very soon.......
One for Android too??? ;)
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: StAthan lecky on August 05, 2010, 10:53:12 PM
Quote from: "Gregg"
I don't so much as loathe geeks, just the ones that have to rush out and buy the latest gadget. worse than geeks are Apple groupies, they be the ones that have to have the iphone,ipod,ipad, etc etc, then bang on about it to the rest of us for ever more! when i get hassled by one of these cretins the conversation goes like this...

Apple groupie: "it does this, that and this and that blah blah blah:
Me: "does it make Coffee and roll fags?"
AG: "Err...no"
Me: "It's crap then, now s*d off"

Soon brings the boredom to an end. :D

Now don't get me started on Mormon missionaries :twisted:

Go on,you know you want to LOL

 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: speedy on August 05, 2010, 10:53:49 PM
Without us geeks, all you users wouldn't have access to anything.

Blessed are the Geeks, for they will Internet the Earth. :p
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: Gregg on August 05, 2010, 10:57:18 PM
Quote from: "MrTim"
Quote from: "PA28"
iPhone app coming very soon.......
One for Android too??? ;)


Are we alowed to point at moderators and shout " GEEK!!!" then run away laughing? :D
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: MrTim on August 05, 2010, 11:01:36 PM
No you can't.  It's in the forum rules.
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: speedy on August 05, 2010, 11:09:08 PM
Only if they're allowed to point out there's two l's in allowed...  :lol:
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: Gregg on August 05, 2010, 11:13:15 PM
Quote from: "MrTim"
No you can't.  It's in the forum rules.

In that case i shall just ask a certain lady to up your kick allowance. :twisted:
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: Ian Mulford on August 06, 2010, 09:36:06 AM
Nothing wrong with being a Geek, after all, everyone on here are to a various extent, Aircraft Geeks... it's when people become Nerds; then you can point and laugh  :lol:
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: Grumpyjohn on August 06, 2010, 11:21:20 AM
I hope this is the correct place to post this (amongst all the noise of Geek comments ;) ) but my wife wants a new grey Vulcan polo shirt and the shop only has black ones. I see we're re-stocking - will this include grey shirts, or are we following the Henry Ford principle (any colour you like as long as it's black)?

John
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: speedy on August 06, 2010, 12:18:52 PM
If you wash it about three hundred times, it'll fade to grey.... ;-)
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: leslie on August 06, 2010, 03:51:43 PM
Brunty Bear?
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: sickbag_andy on August 06, 2010, 03:53:40 PM
Quote from: "leslie"
Brunty Bear?


shouldn't that be Lyneham Lion nowadays?
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: sickbag_andy on August 06, 2010, 03:57:56 PM
Quote from: "Gregg"
I don't so much as loathe geeks, just the ones that have to rush out and buy the latest gadget. worse than geeks are Apple groupies, they be the ones that have to have the iphone,ipod,ipad, etc etc, then bang on about it to the rest of us for ever more! when i get hassled by one of these cretins the conversation goes like this...

Apple groupie: "it does this, that and this and that blah blah blah:
Me: "does it make Coffee and roll fags?"
AG: "Err...no"
Me: "It's crap then, now s*d off"

Soon brings the boredom to an end. :D

Now don't get me started on Mormon missionaries :twisted:


Oi - AG are my initials, I hope the Apple Groupie wasnt a pseudonym for me, I dont have anything made by apple thank you very much!
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: vulcanlover on August 06, 2010, 04:27:57 PM
Quote from: "sickbag_andy"
Quote from: "Gregg"
I don't so much as loathe geeks, just the ones that have to rush out and buy the latest gadget. worse than geeks are Apple groupies, they be the ones that have to have the iphone,ipod,ipad, etc etc, then bang on about it to the rest of us for ever more! when i get hassled by one of these cretins the conversation goes like this...

Apple groupie: "it does this, that and this and that blah blah blah:
Me: "does it make Coffee and roll fags?"
AG: "Err...no"
Me: "It's crap then, now s*d off"

Soon brings the boredom to an end. :D

Now don't get me started on Mormon missionaries :twisted:


Oi - AG are my initials, I hope the Apple Groupie wasnt a pseudonym for me, I dont have anything made by apple thank you very much!

We'd never call you an Apple Groupie, you're too old! :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: leslie on August 06, 2010, 04:52:29 PM
Quote from: "sickbag_andy"
Quote from: "leslie"
Brunty Bear?


shouldn't that be Lyneham Lion nowadays?

Sounds good to me
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: brains_mt on August 06, 2010, 05:49:05 PM
Andy...Bet you have an Apple Beatles album!!! ;)  ;)  :D
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: bigmike67 on August 14, 2010, 01:13:21 PM
Hi this might have been suggested before and if so forgive me...what about small and large lying models of the Vulcan..i am sure children at shows  would relish having a small chuck glider of the Vulcan plus a larger catapult version for us Big Kid's ! .......I am sure you can get these produce abroad and all the profit goes to the trust... :D  :D
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: sickbag_andy on August 14, 2010, 01:34:34 PM
Quote from: "brains_mt"
Andy...Bet you have an Apple Beatles album!!! ;)  ;)  :D


not 1, but 3 ! I've got the quite/very rare 'Let it be' which was initially released with the book in the box set , think they are worth quite a bit nowadays. Also got Abbey Road and the White album but those aren't as rare - don't think I've sold them.

Now back on the subject of sales items, last week I made up some MP3s of vulcan howls for Ian and I then wondered if anybody has a recording of a ground to aircraft radio conversation clering the vulcan for take off, that would make a good ringtone! If anybody knows of one that i can convert to mp3 please let me know, thanks

lastly re the chuck gliders - i'm sure we have those now - saw some on the stand at Lowestoft yesterday
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: bigmike67 on August 14, 2010, 01:59:47 PM
But what about larger ones for us Big Kid's ?   :D
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: vulcanlover on August 14, 2010, 02:44:29 PM
At the Lowestoft show, during the downpoars I saw hundreds of people wearing what were essentially polythene bags with the Airshow logo printed on them.

Now we're getting to the time of year when the weather is less predictable, if we sold something waterproof that was easy to throw on during a sudden downpour I'm sure we'd be on to a winner.
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: vulcanlover on August 14, 2010, 03:47:07 PM
Quote from: "sickbag_andy"
Quote from: "brains_mt"
Andy...Bet you have an Apple Beatles album!!! ;)  ;)  :D


not 1, but 3 ! I've got the quite/very rare 'Let it be' which was initially released with the book in the box set , think they are worth quite a bit nowadays. Also got Abbey Road and the White album but those aren't as rare - don't think I've sold them.

Now back on the subject of sales items, last week I made up some MP3s of vulcan howls for Ian and I then wondered if anybody has a recording of a ground to aircraft radio conversation clering the vulcan for take off, that would make a good ringtone! If anybody knows of one that i can convert to mp3 please let me know, thanks

lastly re the chuck gliders - i'm sure we have those now - saw some on the stand at Lowestoft yesterday

There's two on ebay, one at £170 the other £270.
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: wcg on August 14, 2010, 04:00:20 PM
Quote from: "sickbag_andy"
lastly re the chuck gliders - i'm sure we have those now - saw some on the stand at Lowestoft yesterday
You mean these ??.....
http://www.vulcantotheskystore.co.uk/pr ... ARDFLYER01 (http://www.vulcantotheskystore.co.uk/product/Card_XH558_Flyer_CARDFLYER01" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: sickbag_andy on August 14, 2010, 04:10:08 PM
I knew my eyes hadnt deceived me - about the only item Gregg didnt try to sell to me!

re my earlier post , anybody able to help with the radio transmission please?
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: bigmike67 on August 14, 2010, 04:14:29 PM
Yes thats alright for little children but where are the ones for the big kid's    :D
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: bigmike67 on August 14, 2010, 06:41:52 PM
Reading through some of the suggestions ..Vulcanlover suggested waterproof clothing if you had a sort of cape the shape from behind is delta shape it could be made abroad at reasonable cost and in the right colour very noticeable.......... :D
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: bigmike67 on August 15, 2010, 01:17:31 PM
Are there any items of the aircraft that US and are completly know use whatsoever if so could they be auctioned off also if they are small  enough i am sure some high paid excutive would pay good money to boast of having a piece of Vulcan on his desk ................. :o  :o  :o
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: katie_t on August 15, 2010, 05:46:58 PM
I believe Toni Hunter has a stash of them, Mike.  A few were auctioned off at the members' get together at Husbands Bosworth back in March. Since then, I've been the lucky owner of an inertia switch! Could be an idea to consider whether we could get more money for these bits, though.  All the big money had gone on some lovely pictures and the inertia switch only went for a few quid (which is how I could afford it ;) ).
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: bigmike67 on August 15, 2010, 06:18:29 PM
An inertia switch is quite handy but for what escape's me at the present.....i was thinking of more nice shiny thing's on mahoganay  plinth's that  would adorn  someones desk on £300k ..hey what  do we do with the worn out tyres ..... :?  :lol:  by the way how to spell mahoganay has iludeded me for a minute come to think of so has iludeded  me  :oops: ...i will have to look them both up !
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: katie_t on August 15, 2010, 06:24:11 PM
Hey, it looks better in the living room than the wiper blades that came up next  :D  (Although I'm sure the person who bought the wiper blades has a good home for them.)
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: bigmike67 on August 15, 2010, 09:23:14 PM
What cars were around when XH558 was borne ..I bet Avro pinched them of a   Cortina ..Yes it's got to be Cortina a tone 2 litre one  ...what other bits are hanging around an odd engine perhap's there must pretty shiny bit's that do not cost a fortune when is the next unveiling......what about renting  commitee member's out for hard labour in someone's back garden if they have not signed up there quota of member's for that month !.... :lol:  :?  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: johnjosh43 on August 15, 2010, 11:52:43 PM
Wiper blades are now signed by Martin and pride of place on a shelf in our computer room. Too small for a car. Vulcan windows are rather small don't you know :-)
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: bigmike67 on August 16, 2010, 08:41:53 AM
I am very pleased they have gone too a good home.. they are not going as fast as they were use to but a least they are dusted every week !
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: Landyman on August 16, 2010, 10:23:58 AM
Quote from: "katie_t"
I believe Toni Hunter has a stash of them, Mike.  A few were auctioned off at the members' get together at Husbands Bosworth back in March. Since then, I've been the lucky owner of an inertia switch! Could be an idea to consider whether we could get more money for these bits, though.  All the big money had gone on some lovely pictures and the inertia switch only went for a few quid (which is how I could afford it ;) ).
Don't tell Colin Marshall that youv'e got that, he'll want it back so that it can be re-furbed.  :lol:

Landyman.
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: Landyman on August 16, 2010, 10:37:38 AM
Quote from: "vulcanlover"
At the Lowestoft show, during the downpoars I saw hundreds of people wearing what were essentially polythene bags with the Airshow logo printed on them.

Now we're getting to the time of year when the weather is less predictable, if we sold something waterproof that was easy to throw on during a sudden downpour I'm sure we'd be on to a winner.
Like these in the fourth picture:-
http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/lowestoft_ai ... eLayout.ot (http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/lowestoft_air_show_day_one_1_581691?ot=archant.ArchantPageLayout.ot" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

There were thousands of these ponchos around and they were sold for £2.50 each. I spoke to the airshow boss, Paul Bayfield, about them and although the initial set up costs are fairly high they cost next to nothing to re-print for susequent orders.
With our usual summer weather they could be a very good money spinner.

Landyman.
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: Smudger565 on August 16, 2010, 11:40:55 AM
Quote from: "Landyman"
Quote from: "vulcanlover"
At the Lowestoft show, during the downpoars I saw hundreds of people wearing what were essentially polythene bags with the Airshow logo printed on them.

Now we're getting to the time of year when the weather is less predictable, if we sold something waterproof that was easy to throw on during a sudden downpour I'm sure we'd be on to a winner.
Like these in the fourth picture:-
http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/lowestoft_ai ... eLayout.ot (http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/lowestoft_air_show_day_one_1_581691?ot=archant.ArchantPageLayout.ot" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

There were thousands of these ponchos around and they were sold for £2.50 each. I spoke to the airshow boss, Paul Bayfield, about them and although the initial set up costs are fairly high they cost next to nothing to re-print for susequent orders.
With our usual summer weather they could be a very good money spinner.

Landyman.

I mentioned this re Poncho's after the Fairford wash out 2 years ago but I think it was put on the back burner re the cost and where do you go foe them????

PS
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: leslie on August 16, 2010, 11:43:37 AM
Quote from: "Landyman"
Quote from: "vulcanlover"
At the Lowestoft show, during the downpoars I saw hundreds of people wearing what were essentially polythene bags with the Airshow logo printed on them.

Now we're getting to the time of year when the weather is less predictable, if we sold something waterproof that was easy to throw on during a sudden downpour I'm sure we'd be on to a winner.
Like these in the fourth picture:-
http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/lowestoft_ai ... eLayout.ot (http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/lowestoft_air_show_day_one_1_581691?ot=archant.ArchantPageLayout.ot" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

There were thousands of these ponchos around and they were sold for £2.50 each. I spoke to the airshow boss, Paul Bayfield, about them and although the initial set up costs are fairly high they cost next to nothing to re-print for susequent orders.
With our usual summer weather they could be a very good money spinner.

Landyman.

We talked about exactly the same thing on our stall could of sold hundreds of them,
just a note on merchandise could we review the price on the inflateable vulcans, £5 is a little expensive the red arrows stall had theres up for £2.99 each or 2 for £5,
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: leslie on August 16, 2010, 11:50:12 AM
quote]
 
I mentioned this re Poncho's after the Fairford wash out 2 years ago but I think it was put on the back burner re the cost and where do you go foe them????

PS[/quote]

China  http://www.alibaba.com/showroom/waterproof-poncho.html (http://www.alibaba.com/showroom/waterproof-poncho.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: Smudger565 on August 16, 2010, 11:54:59 AM
Quote from: "leslie"
quote]
 
I mentioned this re Poncho's after the Fairford wash out 2 years ago but I think it was put on the back burner re the cost and where do you go foe them????

PS

China  http://www.alibaba.com/showroom/waterproof-poncho.html (http://www.alibaba.com/showroom/waterproof-poncho.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)[/quote]

Thanks for the link Leslie :D , two years ago the Club did not have the funds to go & do this they were looking at different items i.e. Clothing sweatshirts/polo shirts I believe.

I expect they will take up your link and do someting now I hope ;)  ;)  ;) Do not shoot the messenger someone said  :lol:  :lol:

PS
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: bigmike67 on August 16, 2010, 12:39:47 PM
With Autum just round the corner these ponchos sound ideal were they bright coloured with a large Vulcan logo on the back... i see a vision of thousands of people moving in the rain with a sea of logo's moving in unision and lot of profit in the till .....It should be official wet weather gear for all the Village People !
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: bigmike67 on August 16, 2010, 01:21:43 PM
I have just e mailed a couple of companys in China with my name to see what minium orders and delivery times re Ponchos to test the water so to speak ..it might be that set up cost have been paid on previous orders in the past with other supplier's.......if any anybody in the club look's after this directly please contact me if you want to proceed and i will forward all the information i recieve to them ..if this is a go situation with only ten weeks of display's booked and more chance of inclement weather ahead it will have to be acted on sooner rather than later....
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: MrTim on August 16, 2010, 01:33:55 PM
Just for info, Lowestoft Air Show were selling these at £2.50 last week.  I saw a few people wearing them but not a huge number.  It was noted by committee members present.  As with all product suggestions, the Club can't do everything and have to select what they think will be most cost effective and profitable.  I personally think they'd go well, especially at our off season events like Lincoln Chrismas Market, but we wouldn't make that much on them.
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: bigmike67 on August 16, 2010, 02:01:52 PM
Hi perhaps £2.50 is slightley too lower price it is an item with our weather as it is a twelve month seller...and i realise that it easy for me to suggest something and someone else has to make an informed  decsion on a stock   item..but if you do not have them in stock at the right time you do not make the profit that's retailing !
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: Jumbo Girl on August 16, 2010, 02:02:26 PM
Quote from: "bigmike67"
I have just e mailed a couple of companys in China with my name to see what minium orders and delivery times re Ponchos to test the water so to speak ..it might be that set up cost have been paid on previous orders in the past with other supplier's.......if any anybody in the club look's after this directly please contact me if you want to proceed and i will forward all the information i recieve to them ..if this is a go situation with only ten weeks of display's booked and more chance of inclement weather ahead it will have to be acted on sooner rather than later....


Never ask for delivery times - they'll quote you C&F and then we get stung with massive clearance/delivery costs. When you buy C&F then the exporter will choose a service with cheap landside costs, and the reason consolidators offer cheap landside costs is because they know that they can make their money up by overcharging the importer who has no choice if they're locked in on a house B/L.

If we ever went ahead with this I'd want us to buy FOB or Ex-works so that we can be in control of the freight.
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: vulcanlover on August 16, 2010, 02:12:47 PM
I think a cheap version like the Lowestoft ones would be good as a quick stop-gap measure, however my original thinking was for something that aren't disposable.

I've seen some Ponchos that fold away on themselves into their own pocket...perfect for sticking in Camera Cases, Butty Bags, or the pocket of a Vulcan Backpack in case of any downpour!
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: bigmike67 on August 16, 2010, 02:24:30 PM
Hi thanks for that these are tricky chappies to deal with  ...it was only a tentive enquiry just to test the water...I know about Free On Board i used to export marine diesel engines to Africa with Letter's of Credit that's a tricky business also but thank's for the info ...kind regards  Mike
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: bigmike67 on August 16, 2010, 02:31:03 PM
Hi Vulcan lover..this was your idea it seems so obvious as our weather is not predictable and if you got a full length poncho type in stock you make the money....and your right something that can be worn again and again it has that all   important logo on the back.....
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: Smudger565 on August 16, 2010, 02:42:31 PM
Quote from: "vulcanlover"
I think a cheap version like the Lowestoft ones would be good as a quick stop-gap measure, however my original thinking was for something that aren't disposable.

I've seen some Ponchos that fold away on themselves into their own pocket...perfect for sticking in Camera Cases, Butty Bags, or the pocket of a Vulcan Backpack in case of any downpour!

I agree with you VL on this to make them "NOT THROW AWAY Ones" as Big Mike says the sign on the back will sell them as soon as they hit the stall. :D  :D  :D  I said a couple of years ago on this, Yellow one with the a Black Vulcan Shape or Black ones with a Yellow Vulcan.

Also at the time I think if the grey mist's of time I can remember "Its was stated that the Club does not own the rights to the Vulcan Shaped badge" it is BAE. I could be wrong on this so this time Shoot the messenger LOL :lol:  :lol: I am sure someone will put me right ;)  ;)

PS
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: bigmike67 on August 16, 2010, 05:02:30 PM
Hi is that right the British Aircraft Establishment own's the copyright on the logo or have i got the wrong BAE ..if they were in yellow or safety colour they can be used   on bikes as well i think   children would love that sort of thing...with a Vulcan Shape as you say in black ...I am quite sure priced right and purchased on a wholsale price you can turn a profit and keeps the flag flying if they are used for another  reason and marketed  at a fair price to the public not to expensive but enough to help the funds i am sure this is a 12 month seller......Mike ps ho do get the little smiley people on the quick reply
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: leslie on August 16, 2010, 05:09:52 PM
Quote from: "bigmike67"
Hi is that right the British Aircraft Establishment own's the copyright on the logo or have i got the wrong BAE ..if they were in yellow or safety colour they can be used   on bikes as well i think   children would love that sort of thing...with a Vulcan Shape as you say in black ...I am quite sure priced right and purchased on a wholsale price you can turn a profit and keeps the flag flying if they are used for another  reason and marketed  at a fair price to the public not to expensive but enough to help the funds i am sure this is a 12 month seller......Mike ps ho do get the little smiley people on the quick reply


See here.

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6 (http://www.vulcantothesky.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: bigmike67 on August 16, 2010, 05:39:40 PM
Hi Leslie.. Thank you for the information .. but i am not suggesting infringing any copyright laws..i am just trying to push for  a good  obvious product ... ...   that appear's to have been on sale before   ........This is like pushing treacle up hill with the eye of a needle ........
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: brains_mt on August 16, 2010, 06:46:06 PM
Hi Big Mike just a quick word on this. The merchandising committee have a very limited budget with which we try to source as many varied and quality items as possible. In an ideal situation we would love to do loads more smaller items like ponchos and please dont think we havent looked into it cos I spend a lot of my days doing just that. It is often the case that the considerable outlay and large quantities we would need to order from China for these items would be beyond our reach and would be impossible to store as well. We also have to consider that other groups and charities have a budget which enables them to give away small items or sell them at a very small profit where we are unable to do this.

The Trust also have a larger but similarly limited budget for merchandise but between us we have a large number of items now which raises a considerable amount of revenue which goes to keeping 558 in the air.

We will continue to look into all ideas that come in and the committe will make decisions based on value for money and practicalities. We have new lines in the pipeline too.  :D
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: bigmike67 on August 16, 2010, 08:17:07 PM
Hi brains_mt...Thank you for taking the time to explain this to me ..there seems to be two elements  running through this  as i understand it....one time is of the essence two if you do not speculate you do not accumalate there is a direct coralation here.

 Do the trust sell there items through the internet by mail only or do they   have an arrangment with you to market there product's direct to the public through the Vulcan Village system.If you are not working together why not  work  in concert as you have the same goal's  
Both you and the trust have the same aim's   and this what i am suggesting if you combined your resourses and i presume you do not market the same product's ..you would have more purchasing power for future purchasing  and share both your outlet's to the public.
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: brains_mt on August 16, 2010, 08:46:12 PM
Yes we intertrade and the club supply virtually all manpower for the Vulcan Village from volunteers. All the committee work flat out voluntarily in all sorts of ways and most of us cant do much more than we do, the vulcan having virtually taken over our lives. Most of us work full time too and have families.

There is a big difference between the Club and the Trust. The Trust hold the Vulcan in trust for the nation and the web shop is part of their fundraising. They also merchandise throught he Vulcan Village, using their own stock and buying different stock from us, the club. They also buy in bulk and store larger and different items, and have access to more storage.

The Club trade through the club stands and buy different stock to the Trust. The Trust then buy from us. We keep our finances separate from the Trust which allows us to trade, hold events and fund the Club (magazines etc) and also to make considerable donations to the Trust to support the aircraft. We have a different remit and when the aircraft eventually stops flying the club will continue to support her and ensure she is well looked after and kept in the best possible way.

If for any reason the aircraft is grounded, ownership will revert to the Heritage lottery Fund as the biggest stakeholder. The Club will continue to support her.

I hope this answers some of your points and of course our main aim is the same as the Trust, which is to keep 558 flying for as long as possible. We are two sides who work independently and together for one purpose.
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: bigmike67 on August 16, 2010, 09:19:26 PM
I understand how it takes over your life i been in a steam preservation for nearly 20 year's ..there nothing written down here to bring newcomer's up speed and that is what i am trying to do ..thank you for your patience !... :D
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: brains_mt on August 16, 2010, 10:01:21 PM
Happy to help anytime and its what the committee are here for :D  :D
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: bigmike67 on August 16, 2010, 10:18:47 PM
Thank you for that..I hope to meet you some time......
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: brains_mt on August 16, 2010, 10:58:11 PM
I'm sure you will! I get about  :D  :lol:
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: Paddy Langdown on August 16, 2010, 11:13:06 PM
That has been noted!!
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: brains_mt on August 17, 2010, 03:18:45 PM
Cheeky!!! ;)  ;)  :D
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: bigmike67 on August 17, 2010, 06:17:18 PM
Quite right PL someone has to keep an eye on these chappie's from MC
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: vulcanlover on August 17, 2010, 08:37:03 PM
Thanks Jane for your post clarifying quite a few things.

However, I always thought intertrading was what Fenlanders did. :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: Gregg on August 17, 2010, 08:41:58 PM
That's interbreeding you muppet. :lol: .......don't you live in fenland? :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: vulcanlover on August 18, 2010, 02:23:02 AM
Quote from: "Gregg"
That's interbreeding you muppet. :lol: .......don't you live in fenland? :mrgreen:

Indeed I do, and that's why I've been so bored since I moved here...all my Cousins live in Yorkshire!!! :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: sickbag_andy on August 18, 2010, 08:11:51 AM
Quote from: "vulcanlover"
Quote from: "Gregg"
That's interbreeding you muppet. :lol: .......don't you live in fenland? :mrgreen:

Indeed I do, and that's why I've been so bored since I moved here...all my Cousins live in Yorkshire!!! :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:


Ohyes, you sent me a text all about that didn't you Rob!
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: brains_mt on August 18, 2010, 10:12:17 AM
Hey you lot!! OFF TOPIC or I will think up some new suggestions for sale........... :o  ;)  :shock:
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: bigmike67 on August 18, 2010, 11:19:48 AM
I do not think he was Vulcanlover was just about     to put his cousins from yorkshire up for sale to keep the lady in flying juice........... :D  :D  :D
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: delta1 on August 18, 2010, 02:14:19 PM
Sweeties.....in jars or tins with appropriate branding. If the right product is sourced the shelf life lasts years.
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: bigmike67 on August 18, 2010, 05:07:12 PM
I thought you put Sweeties on your arm not in jar's ..a long time ago i tried to get Sweetie's on both arms !  :D  :lol:  :lol:  :roll:
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: delta1 on August 19, 2010, 06:51:47 AM
Quote from: "bigmike67"
I thought you put Sweeties on your arm not in jar's ..a long time ago i tried to get Sweetie's on both arms !  :D  :lol:  :lol:  :roll:
:lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: bigmike67 on August 19, 2010, 10:20:29 PM
Delta one i am not  sure havn't gone off topic with That!that..... :?  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:  :D
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: Gregg on August 19, 2010, 10:21:45 PM
It's when we stay on topic is when you want to worry. :D
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: bigmike67 on August 19, 2010, 10:37:15 PM
Thats very true! what were we all talking about ?
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: Gregg on August 19, 2010, 10:40:00 PM
Cluny's unhealthy obsession with Welsh mountain goats.
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: bigmike67 on August 20, 2010, 09:03:26 AM
They are very tricky the fight back sheep are much more placid........ :D
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: Smudger565 on August 23, 2010, 12:39:59 AM
Quote from: "vulcanlover"
At the Lowestoft show, during the downpoars I saw hundreds of people wearing what were essentially polythene bags with the Airshow logo printed on them.

Now we're getting to the time of year when the weather is less predictable, if we sold something waterproof that was easy to throw on during a sudden downpour I'm sure we'd be on to a winner.

After such a bad weekend (Weather) appalling in many places i.e.Bournemouth etc :(  :(

The Club & the Trust must sit up and order these Poncho's or wet weather coats which this thread has mentioned, it has been mentioned on past threads over the last two years. :idea:  :idea:

Even with XH558 not flying the Trust would have been making money. They would have sold out over and over again at Bournemouth and Shoreham. :D  :D

Comes guys and Ladies let us see these appearing soon :idea:  :idea:  :idea:

PS
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: Oberon on August 23, 2010, 11:48:01 AM
Found this website this morning http://www.propa.net/ (http://www.propa.net/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;) it offers quite a range of stuff and some at fairly competitive prices.  Maybe someone involved in the marketing side of things might want to take a look.



Oberon
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: speedy on August 23, 2010, 11:51:16 AM
Yup, I'd have had someone's arms off for a poncho this weekend!  Of course, if it has been glorious weather, they'd probably have just got in the way of other stock....
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: bigmike67 on August 23, 2010, 01:00:04 PM
I say this with all due respect to the commitee and marketing side but this is a Suggestion Thread  and if nobody takes any notice of the thread suggestion's  and this idea of Ponchos with the appalling weather we have had in the last month is quite an obvious one and in retailing you to act quickley to capitalise on the situation...then there is know point whatsoever in suggesting anything  as all the answer's we are getting back are in the negative  ;) and the reason's that we are given are only why we should not do it and not taking up the suggestion and checking out the possabilty first before saying no...................... :?  :D  :D
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: Gregg on August 23, 2010, 01:24:40 PM
Some of the reasons for not doing it are pretty good, like it's too expensive and we can't afford it. Seems fairly convincing to me. The comitee do look at the suggestions and follow them up.
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: scampton61 on August 23, 2010, 02:42:44 PM
Quote from: "bigmike67"
I say this with all due respect to the commitee and marketing side but this is a Suggestion Thread  and if nobody takes any notice of the thread suggestion's  ...then there is know point whatsoever in suggesting anything

And just how do you know nobody takes any notice or investigates possibilities? Costs of ponchos and many other items HAVE been investigated, but there simply isn't the money to invest in every suggestion, no matter how worthwhile.
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: RHP on August 23, 2010, 02:49:45 PM
Quote from: "bigmike67"
... and if nobody takes any notice of the thread suggestion's ...
However this is dressed up I think it's a grossly unfair and indeed unreasonable comment. Read through this thread in its entirety, and indeed similar on the old forum and note that Committee members have responded time and again to suggestions, noting that all are taken on board and considered. Gregg has summarised nicely - too expensive and no funds available. The (assumed) ponchos suggested by Oberon look to me to have no branding on then, except for the carry case and for small order runs at £2.99 each would not be viable IMHO with (say) a £1 minimum markup. I believe disposable, branded rainwear has been investigated and costs and minimum order runs have proved prohibitive. I would suggest that even acting "quickly" today to set wheels in motion for suitable coloured disposable rainwear with the Vulcan planform on it - which I assume is what we want, couldn't be produced (assuming China) and delivered before next season, never mind this season.

I might add, that I think that suitably branded throw away plastic rainwear would indeed sell well, but if the minimum order for specially produced items is in the thousands then for our cash strapped endeavours it is unfortunately an obvious No-No - unless we could find a sponsor perhaps  :idea:
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: wcg on August 23, 2010, 03:12:07 PM
Quote from: "RHP"
....but if the minimum order for specially produced items is in the thousands then for our cash strapped endeavours it is unfortunately an obvious No-No - unless we could find a sponsor perhaps  :idea:
Hmmmm.........
How's this for an idea......
It has been stated on several occasions that items have been concidered , but have proved too costly - as an initial outlay - to produce.
Why not have a section on the Forum where the Club publishes these details { Such as : "we can order 'X' ammount of branded ponchos , but they would cost £'Y' to produce" }.......Then if any individual { or group } wishes to offer to fund any of the items , they will know what they cost { and who from the Club they need to contact }.
Yes , before anyone says it , I know the usual reply would be : "But why not give the money to the Club as a donation instead" !!
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: bigmike67 on August 23, 2010, 05:38:48 PM
If there is not any money to invest in any product then close the thread because there is know  point in discussing it!.......
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: MrTim on August 23, 2010, 05:55:20 PM
Right, this needs to stop here.

Your ideas have been noted by those concerned, but you should not expect immediate action. Money is tight and these things are reviewied by the merchandising committee periodically.  If the are viable they will make it, but it isn't always practical to bring out new lines towards the end of the season. Just because ideas aren't instantly turned into products doesn't mean no one is listening. Many ideas discussed on the forum have come to fruition in the past.

Now can we please leave this pointless discussion and get back to suggestions?
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: bigmike67 on August 23, 2010, 06:18:08 PM
But as i understand it this idea was floated over two year's ago.........
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: MrTim on August 23, 2010, 06:21:17 PM
Probably was, and obviously didn't make it.  Now please leave the matter.
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: bigmike67 on August 23, 2010, 06:47:08 PM
Ok !.................................. :D
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: wcg on August 23, 2010, 06:58:28 PM
Only a suggestion........
Would it be possible , when they have time , for someone "in the know" { as-in part of the Club committee } to provide a list of sales items which have been concidered but ultimately rejected , plus a list of items that are currently in the process of being concidered / procured ?
Also , if possible , why items were rejected.
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: speedy on August 23, 2010, 08:43:11 PM
You mean like the one on the first page of this thread?
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: wcg on August 23, 2010, 09:20:48 PM
You mean this thread.....the one that I started !!  :o  ;)
Errr.......sorry , but that's just a list of what had previously been suggested ---- there's no list showing which items have been "concidered but rejected" or items that are "currently being looked into".
 :mrgreen:  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: Smudger565 on August 23, 2010, 11:56:59 PM
Quote from: "MrTim"
Right, this needs to stop here.

Your ideas have been noted by those concerned, but you should not expect immediate action. Money is tight and these things are reviewied by the merchandising committee periodically.  If the are viable they will make it, but it isn't always practical to bring out new lines towards the end of the season. Just because ideas aren't instantly turned into products doesn't mean no one is listening. Many ideas discussed on the forum have come to fruition in the past.

Now can we please leave this pointless discussion and get back to suggestions?

Ok Mr Tim Noted :D STOPS HERE FROM ME

But feedback goes both ways, I know you are very busy at shows and your own lives to lead ;)  ;) , it would be nice for people who put suggestions forward to have some feedback saying their particular suggestion is being investigated. Brains MT did this through this thread. :)

PS
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: MrTim on August 24, 2010, 08:41:35 AM
I'm not saying the suggestions should stop, just the suggestions that no one is listening.  They are, and I'm sure feedback will come in good time when the relevant people have time.
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: speedy on August 24, 2010, 02:28:03 PM
Perhaps now would be a good time to suggest ear defenders....?

:twisted:
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: Fluffy Bunny on August 24, 2010, 02:36:54 PM
Pardon? :P
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: bigmike67 on August 24, 2010, 05:54:31 PM
What the ear defender's the one's that stop people hearing you....?
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: cosford on August 24, 2010, 09:22:26 PM
What!!! :o and miss that wonderful howl from our lady.....nay never what ever next dark Glasses so we cant see her
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: brains_mt on August 24, 2010, 10:32:27 PM
stickers  
ties with a vulcan on Change in design coming up after selling 350 of previous design
bruntys sister   No more Bruntingthorpe so no Brunty
adult socks   looking into these
childrens socks  and these
beanie hats  We do these and will have more for xmas
gloves   and these
scarves  and these
padded gilet   cost a lot but could be done and would be popular so on the list
xmas cards  done and doing them
calenders  do these
bookletspossible but will need work
xmas tree decs  limited sales but could be done
Playing cards working on these
Top trump type cards not sure
rain coats/ponchos working on these
Kids erasers/rulers/pencil sharpeners etc do these new design on the cards
Key fobs coming
dart flights coming
cushion covers coming
kite not sure
flying jacket expensive to source and sold elsewhere?
sun hats not sure 1000's from China??
weathervane available elsewhere
cookie cutter done this can be ordered
car sun screen possible for next year
kids money wallets done
vulcan prints with squadrons available elsewhere
watches adults/boys/girls expensive
Adults/kids hoodies possible looking into it
"how to fly a vulcan" cdrom to go with haynes manual??
diary/calender/year planner Tried the covers not worth doing
car flags 1000's from china
waving flags has been tried
Boxed collection of vulcan photographs could do
shopping bags for life like our carrier bags??
coat hooks brass?? copper?? Hand made?? like the cookie cutter??
shotgun covers Not sure we would sell many
aprons and oven gloves possible
aircraft picture colouring books possible
tea spoons possible
thimbles not likely to sell many
tea towels have had them and working on it

Im looking into ponchos and ear defenders too and we now have a supply of ear plugs on the club stands.

Just a quick run through with my quick comments and we will continue to look at all ideas that come in but as Ive said before, with limited funds everything has to be good value, of good quality, and likely to sell well. We will continue to do our best and make well considered decisions taking all things into account! You would be surprised at the amount of time and effort that goes into what we do! (and voluntarily despite other commitments like work and family).
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: Smudger565 on August 24, 2010, 11:54:36 PM
Thank you for the update & Feedback Jane :D  :D

Now we can see what idea's have been submitted and do not post the same idea's (suggestions)

PS
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: bigmike67 on August 25, 2010, 08:45:14 AM
Looking down the list i do own an Irvin flying jacket from my Cobra owning day's...what is the situation regarding putting the logo on the back if i had it painted on would i be infringing copyright ?.....thank you for the list if what has been suggested before items being considered items to difficult to source for example it might be the case that a club member has a line on a particular  item that he can put a commitee in touch with a supplier's if there is two way information it can help everybody............ ;)
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: bigmike67 on August 25, 2010, 08:47:05 AM
forgive my ignorance but what is a padded gilet..?
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: Landyman on August 25, 2010, 09:24:37 AM
Quote from: "bigmike67"
forgive my ignorance but what is a padded gilet..?
Not a country boy then?   :roll:  
The padded gilet is standard wear for hunting, shooting and fishing types, usually in green and worn with the obligatory green wellies.  :D

Would look very smart in black with a decent gold logo.

Landyman.
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: Mayfly on August 25, 2010, 09:32:33 AM
Gillet is a posh name for a body warmer basically!!

I think it's well known that I am not a fan of the Corporate black/gold logo especially on clothing - with that in mind there could be others, so would there be a market for something like a black/gold quartered rugby shirt with a small Vulcan logo above the left breast?

It's in the Trust colours would have a Vulcan but not at all corporate in design?
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: bigmike67 on August 25, 2010, 10:51:04 AM
Thank's Landyman...   I am  a country boy but not a hunting shooting and fishing type ,  it's really sad to say i buy my food from Sainsbury's ...but i have been in the past on several survival course's and had to do the neccesary ....... :o  :?  :shock:
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: StAthan lecky on August 25, 2010, 11:17:41 AM
I didn't see aerial toppers on the list but I'm sure that I have seen them mentioned before,a mini Vulcan sat on top of my car aerial would certainly rival my wifes "Disney Tinkerbell".
As I say it,s probably been mentioned before.

PS thanks Jane for the update

 :D

Mike
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: 10tus on August 25, 2010, 04:24:13 PM
How about a car windscreen sun shade with the Vulcan on the front. Very useful when you leave your car in a sunny car park. Plus large area for details about the project and sponsor's logos.
 Cheap to produce.

Or Side windows shades. A little more expensive though.
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: wcg on August 25, 2010, 04:41:25 PM
Somebody hasn't read the list of items already suggested , then !!
(http://www.jonrb.com/emoticons/Doh2.gif)  (http://www.jonrb.com/emoticons/rotfl3.gif)
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: bigmike67 on August 25, 2010, 05:03:38 PM
What really is the point of putting a list up when knowbody read's it properly i think someone will have stay behind in detention !! i would not do anything like that..tut ..tut ..... :?  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :o  :oops:
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: StAthan lecky on August 25, 2010, 05:13:26 PM
Quote from: "wcg"
Somebody hasn't read the list of items already suggested , then !!
(http://www.jonrb.com/emoticons/Doh2.gif)  (http://www.jonrb.com/emoticons/rotfl3.gif)

Not me    Honest

 :D

Mike
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: bigmike67 on August 25, 2010, 05:19:14 PM
Some enterprising i think American started putting London fog in cans a long time ago and selling it ..could we put Vulcan cockpit smell's in can's and sell that !...... :?  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: Pujgnie on August 25, 2010, 05:41:02 PM
Quote from: "bigmike67"
Some enterprising i think American started putting London fog in cans a long time ago and selling it ..could we put Vulcan cockpit smell's in can's and sell that !...... :?  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Pre flight or post flight ?
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: StAthan lecky on August 25, 2010, 07:06:38 PM
And how about just after a bumpy flight or the infamous in-flight egg butties !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 :lol:
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: Gregg on August 25, 2010, 07:07:46 PM
How about Vulcan hair clippers?  The poster above me could do with a haircut? or is he growing it so he can use it as a comb over? :D
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: bigmike67 on August 25, 2010, 07:09:36 PM
I think on long leg at night low cloud base    low on fuel with a severe cross wind on approach ,cans should be filled just before touch down by the flight engineer........ :D  :D  :D  :D  :D
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: Fluffy Bunny on August 26, 2010, 07:29:17 AM
If only we could fly her in those conditions... :(
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: bigmike67 on August 26, 2010, 08:19:04 AM
We can but dream .....but some guy's did.... ;)
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: Fluffy Bunny on August 26, 2010, 09:06:43 AM
Usually over my nan's house when I was but a wee boy!!  :D
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: speedy on August 26, 2010, 11:54:33 AM
Any idea what the new clothing items 'to be added to the website this week' are?  I think that was last week too... :p  My missus is still after a 50th logo'd hoodie...
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: StAthan lecky on August 26, 2010, 12:04:35 PM
Quote from: "Gregg"
How about Vulcan hair clippers?  The poster above me could do with a haircut? or is he growing it so he can use it as a comb over? :D

Listen you vertically challenged ageist bubbled person,I still got my own teeth OK !!

 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: bigmike67 on August 26, 2010, 01:15:57 PM
What about Vulcan toothpaste or Vulcanised tooth paste keep's your denture's in at the same time camo tube children would love it !... :?  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: Gregg on August 26, 2010, 07:41:17 PM
Quote from: "StAthan lecky"
Quote from: "Gregg"
How about Vulcan hair clippers?  The poster above me could do with a haircut? or is he growing it so he can use it as a comb over? :D

Listen you vertically challenged ageist bubbled person,I still got my own teeth OK !!

 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:


Probably in a glass beside your bed though....there's an idea, how about 558 themed denture glasses? :lol:
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: StAthan lecky on August 26, 2010, 08:41:22 PM
Bubbles Said

Probably in a glass beside your bed though....there's an idea, how about 558 themed denture glasses?

My teeth are firmly in my mouth Lol,any more from you "Bubbled One" and I will club you to death with my bus pass  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: Gregg on August 26, 2010, 08:45:30 PM
Assuming your senile mind remembers where it is of course. :lol:

Now there's another idea! Vulcan buss pass holders for St Athen lecky and his codger chums! :lol:
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: johnri on August 26, 2010, 09:06:00 PM
Quote from: "Gregg"
Assuming your senile mind remembers where it is of course. :lol:

Now there's another idea! Vulcan buss pass holders for St Athen lecky and his codger chums! :lol:

You can put me down for one of those.  :)  :)  :)

JR
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: speedy on August 26, 2010, 09:06:27 PM
Quote from: "Gregg"
Probably in a glass beside your bed though....there's an idea, how about 558 themed denture glasses? :lol:

Wouldn't the whiskey tumblers suffice?
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: Gregg on August 26, 2010, 09:19:11 PM
Suppose so.....spoil sport. :(
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: dlw on August 27, 2010, 12:00:22 AM
Denture mug, cheap to produce.........I use a 1/2pt beer mug,it could easily have the Vulcan planform etched onto it. Second choice; cut glass Stella goblet also suitably etched. Lastly the bus pass holder,definately a good idea.
I might add that I am prepared to demonstrate in realtime  the goblet at air shows/local pubs etc. Only proviso, the club pays for the beer and my liver transplant!!!! :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: Paddy Langdown on August 27, 2010, 07:49:05 AM
Quote from: "dlw"
Denture mug, cheap to produce.........I use a 1/2pt beer mug,it could easily have the Vulcan planform etched onto it. Second choice; cut glass Stella goblet also suitably etched. Lastly the bus pass holder,definately a good idea.
I might add that I am prepared to demonstrate in realtime  the goblet at air shows/local pubs etc. Only proviso, the club pays for the beer and my liver transplant!!!! :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Use a Vulcan mug! Only £5 & available in Black or White!!
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: bigmike67 on August 27, 2010, 09:05:06 AM
I think the bus pass holder while we still have him...pretty smooth flicking it open on 23a out of Bury St Edmond's it could dazzle the old lady's especially if it air crew on it ! ...you might be lucky and pull..... :roll:  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:  :D
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: johnri on August 27, 2010, 09:19:51 AM
flicking it open on 23a out of Bury St Edmond's

And saying "Beam me up Scottie"

JR
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: bigmike67 on August 27, 2010, 10:04:25 AM
Is that after you pull or before..no it has got to be before......come to think of it  the   thought of it is making me feel ill !... :(  :(  :(  :(  :(  :P
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: StAthan lecky on August 27, 2010, 12:47:14 PM
Quote from: "Gregg"
Assuming your senile mind remembers where it is of course. :lol:

Now there's another idea! Vulcan buss pass holders for St Athen lecky and his codger chums! :lol:

Good point,now were did I put my zimmer frame

Lol

 :lol:
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: leslie on August 27, 2010, 02:00:22 PM
How about beach towels, as a lot of her displays on sea side
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: bigmike67 on August 27, 2010, 04:13:04 PM
What is the point of beach towels...it always ruddy rain's..what we want is some wet weather gear has anybody any idea's......?
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: Panel 10 on August 27, 2010, 05:46:28 PM
To dry yourself with of course ;)  ;)
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: bigmike67 on August 27, 2010, 08:33:16 PM
What to dry yourself off after it has rained so you can put your wet weather gear on...am i missing something here ? :D ...is anybody out there old enough with a bus  that remmember Paca Mac's......they were smokey grey colour horriable smelly  things ! .......... :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: vulcanlover on August 28, 2010, 08:00:50 PM
Quote from: "bigmike67"
What to dry yourself off after it has rained so you can put your wet weather gear on...am i missing something here ? :D ...is anybody out there old enough with a bus  that remmember Paca Mac's......they were smokey grey colour horriable smelly  things ! .......... :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Sounds like Gregg! :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: StAthan lecky on August 29, 2010, 09:04:31 AM
Quote from: "vulcanlover"
Quote from: "bigmike67"
What to dry yourself off after it has rained so you can put your wet weather gear on...am i missing something here ? :D ...is anybody out there old enough with a bus  that remmember Paca Mac's......they were smokey grey colour horriable smelly  things ! .......... :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Sounds like Gregg! :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

It's not only us oldies that smell then !!

 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: MrTim on September 03, 2010, 09:20:41 PM
How about selling some non-Vulcan items on the webstore?  Specifically things like the Haynes manuals for Concorde, Lanc & Spitfire, and other models like the Lightning.  Many people interested in the Vulcan have a general interest in aviation and similar aircraft.

Also, what about doing this model (from http://www.modelpower.com (http://www.modelpower.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)), which I think is better than the ones we currently do (as a display model). SP aviation used to do this one, and Air Tattoo are doing it now:-

(http://www.airtattooshop.com/shop/ProductImages/605923-VULCAN-DIE-CAST-MODEL.gif)
http://www.airtattooshop.com/shop/Aircr ... /TRD605923 (http://www.airtattooshop.com/shop/Aircraft_Models/Die_Cast_Models/TRD605923" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: MrTim on September 05, 2010, 01:58:59 PM
I notice there's quite a few new Vulcan 50th items in the Air Tattoo catalogue I've just received (dog tags, paperweights, whiskey glasses, tankards & pen).  Can we expect to see these items on the web shop? Lots of other good quality items in there too.
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: vulcanlover on September 05, 2010, 02:10:12 PM
Over the years there's been quite a few nice items in the Air Tattoo Catalogue. I've bought two of their VTTS Flying Jackets over the past couple of years.

I'd love to be able to buy their items through our shop.
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: Pujgnie on September 05, 2010, 07:22:27 PM
Laminated place mats... with several Vulcan pics on (example below)

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc15/PUJNIE/DSC_0696.jpg)

bad pic I know... but hey ho ;)
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: bigmike67 on September 05, 2010, 07:31:56 PM
Quote from: "Pujgnie"
Laminated place mats... with several Vulcan pics on (example below)

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc15/PUJNIE/DSC_0696.jpg)

bad pic I know... but hey ho ;)
There nice !.....I dont think my wife would let me put them on the table though......it took me 2 years to get a photograph of a B17 G over our marital bed... :?  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: PA28 on September 06, 2010, 01:53:17 PM
Hi Tim,

The plan is certainly to expand out the products with both Vulcan and other aircraft related lines, but I'm afraid it's a project for Autumn, ready for the Christmas trade.

I need to see the end of September and shows, before I can spend time on this.

At the moment, the Web Store sales are ramping up nicely with the lines we have. As always, we have to see returns off our investment to date to fund future stock etc...

Regards,
Ian.
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: wcg on September 06, 2010, 02:03:17 PM
Not exactly a new item , but......
Just looked on the Web-shop.  I see the 2011 calendars are already out , but when are the 2011 diaries { the pocket "week to a page" ones } going to be available ??
Or aren't the Club bothering to do them this year ??
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: bigmike67 on September 06, 2010, 02:35:04 PM
Do the club do a larger embroidered badge to put on the back of a bomber jacket..?
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: wcg on September 06, 2010, 02:41:56 PM
Goody !!......I was starting to worry they wouldn't do them this year.
Guess I'll have to delay my order for another few weeks , then !!  ;)  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: vulcanlover on September 08, 2010, 04:34:56 AM
In the Air Tattoo Catalogue they do a cuddly Meerkat with a sash.

How about a better Meerkat cuddly toy in a VTTS Flying Suit?

We might even be able to pursuade comparethemeerkat.com to feature it.

Kids and adults would love them!

Simples!
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: MrTim on September 19, 2010, 11:52:33 AM
Are the Trust planning a [Christmas] flyer for the webshop?
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: isibob on September 19, 2010, 12:17:32 PM
Quote from: "vulcanlover"
In the Air Tattoo Catalogue they do a cuddly Meerkat with a sash.

How about a better Meerkat cuddly toy in a VTTS Flying Suit?

We might even be able to pursuade comparethemeerkat.com to feature it.

Kids and adults would love them!

Simples!


Not the only one .. :D ..Look right ..  :lol:
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: deeleyt on September 19, 2010, 05:49:41 PM
Perhaps comparethevulcan.com
Title: Re: Suggestions for new sales items
Post by: vulcanlover on September 19, 2010, 06:22:35 PM
Quote from: "isibob"
Quote from: "vulcanlover"
In the Air Tattoo Catalogue they do a cuddly Meerkat with a sash.

How about a better Meerkat cuddly toy in a VTTS Flying Suit?

We might even be able to pursuade comparethemeerkat.com to feature it.

Kids and adults would love them!

Simples!


Not the only one .. :D ..Look right ..  :lol:

A Cuddly Meerkat in a VTTS Flying Suit would be a guilty secret purchase for me too!!! :oops:  :oops:  :oops:  :oops:  :oops: