Wholesale & Drop Shipping Gifts with Meaning :
T-Shirts & Clothing
by The Mountain, Liquid Blue & Spiral.
Gifts & Cards by Angel Star, Tree Free, Leanin' Tree, Paradise Music & Hayhouse
As Summer weather throughout Europe seems to have trouble to show we felt we should try and help the pre summer sales. We have had a good look at our inventory and turned loads of items into special offers. Discounts of up to 70 % on our wholesale prices are now available to be scooped up but be warned ; These discounts are only for registered wholesale customers and only when ordered online. When current stock is gone the discount will no longer be there for you.
Have a look at the offers now, go straight to the special offers page.
We are proud to announce that Something Different has agreed to big investments in order to get ready for continuous growth of sales throughout Europe and beyond.
Followers of our facebook page have been able to view the first stages of what is a major operation in both our warehouse and office. Currently Something Different occupies 4 business units, all linked together in one way or another. 2 of the units already have a mezzanine floor built in, housing all of our giftware on top with T Shirts stored over 2 units on the groundfloor.
Over the past weeks builders have transformed the other 2 units, which were so far used for bulk storage and T Shirts servicing, by installing a full size mezzanine floor. This now allows us to do two very important things. The first one nearly completed already is a massive extension of our sales office. Now double the size and nicely decorated it serves as a true base for a highly professional friendly customer support team. A team which we can now recruit more employees for to manage the ever growing flow of orders.
The second job is to create an ultra efficient warehouse picking environment. With the extra space the mezzanine floor gives us we are able to create pick aisles stretching over 4 entire business units with goods inwards on one end of the building and the despatch area at the opposite end with nothing but racking full of t shirts in between.
All of this is well on schedule with the reorganisation of warehouse layout finished by mid March. In the meantime our operations totally focus on getting your orders handled as per your requirements so you should not notice any delays at all.
Now most of the building work is behind us we are focussing on the next stage of improving efficiency of our operations. After long discussions with our IT partner Axis First in Bridgwater, making sure we cover every angle of managing our inventory and orders, we agreed an investment in our IT system which will allow us to introduce barcode handheld paper free picking and order management. It will help a great deal to pick more orders throughout the day as well as get an even better grip on stock availability.
Exciting times at Something Different as you can imagine.
One very important way of finding out what best to buy for your shop is to visit one of many exhibitions around Europe. What are the new trends? What are the new colours? What sold well last year that you did not know about but need to tag on this year?
We would love to find out what you do to keep up to date on what is 'out there' to offer to your customers. Don't wait for customers to tell you what they like, most customers don't even know they want something until they see it.
We can tell you exactly what you need to put in front of customers ; anything big face ! They llllloooooovvvvveeeee it. But there is much more than big faces on T Shirts that sell well. A whole range of candles and meditation cushions for instance. And impulse gifts in nice counter displays which create that so much needed additional sale in your shop.
You can contact us any time for information. If you want to see, feel, touch our products come and see us at Ambiente Fair in Frankfurt, 15th to 19th February. You can find us in Hall 9.1at stand E94.
Shaun, Anja and Joerg are looking forward to your visit.
As of today our website shows you the 2013 pricing. As this site is for wholesale use only pricing will only show once you have logged in. If you are interested in retailing our products either in an actual shop, as a market trader, via a party plan or via one of the many means online please get in contact with us for your log in.
If you are a wholesaler yourself and have a certain market you wish to supply our products to then please don't hesitate to contact us. We work with a lot of partners throughout Europe to distribute our unique gifts and T Shirts. In many markets we are actually looking for partners to help us build the brand awareness.
As the Christmas rush slows and we begin to finally get into the holiday spirit, we would like you to know our opening hours during the festive season.
December 24th – 26th all of our staff will be celebrating Christmas.
December 27th, December 28th,and December 31st – our staff will be in to handle your e-mails and respond to voice mail messages. Please note that telephone calls will not be answered on these days.
January 2nd – January 4th – we will have our annual stocktake. Our staff will be able to handle your e-mails and orders however no orders will be picked or shipped during this time.
January 7th – we will be back to business as usual.
Thank you for making 2012 such a huge success and we wish all our customers:
a happy, healthy, and safe Holiday season, vesela koleda - - Nadelek lowen - -
sretan Božic - - veselé Vánoce - - glædelig jul - - vrolijk Kerstfeest - - merry Christmas - - häid jõule - - hyvää joulua - - joyeux Noël - - frohe Weihnachten - - kala xristougenna - - boldog karácsonyt - - gleðileg jól - - buon Natale - - bón dênâ - - su Kaledomis - -
schéi Chrëschtdeeg - - god jul - - wesolych swiat bozego Narodzenia - - feliz Natal - -
un Craciun fericit - - S rozhdestvom Khristovym - - vesel božic - -
feliz Navidad - - Noeliniz kutlu olsun.
And a prosperous New Year.
(on behalf of the entire Something Different team)
It’s still 6 weeks until Christmas yet we are experiencing unprecedented levels of customer orders. This is fantastic news as it indicates that many of our customers are seeing strong demand for The Mountain, Angel Star, our own Wellbeing Collection and Tree-Free.
Add to this our new role of Sole European Distributor for The Mountain T shirts (many European customers now joining us daily) and the result is….. for the first time ever, we are experiencing pressure on our 3 Day Pledge to turn your orders around.
So we are asking you to ‘help us to help you.’. Where possible Plan Ahead. Keep a careful eye on your stock levels of our products and get your orders in as early as possible. If you are ordering our regularly stocked items and can avoid placing your order on a Monday and instead use a Thursday or Friday, that will help us maintain our 3 Day Pledge. If you are uncertain about how changing your ordering day could affect you, please call or e-mail us to find out. We don’t want your service from us to suffer in any way.
Where you have proven selling product lines, could you increase your order quantity of those so that you have stock to carry you through until Christmas?
We are starting 6am – 10pm shifts in our warehouse next week and will continue to work overtime through Christmas to ease the pressure so orders will be despatched as close to 3 days as possible. However, if you can help in any of the above ways, that will be greatly appreciated.
As our customer you are doing lots right to create the demand we are witnessing and we hope we are mirroring your own success.
The Mountain T Shirt Corporation appointed us their main distributor in Europe.
After 15 years trading together we were given the great news on 24th October 2012 and now that its finally sunk in and the euphoria has calmed down amongst our 24 + personnel, we wanted to share it with you.
What does it mean to you?
In the short you’ll see no immediate difference. We are despatching within 3 days of receiving your orders, stock levels are rising every month so highest percentage deliveries are being achieved and the flow of shirts from the USA continues to impress everyone.
The 2013 Collection is being completed right now and an announcement about that will follow shortly. Looking further ahead to 2013, the excitement is growing and we shall be adding no less than 200 New Designs. Stock will be available in Adults Small to XXXXXL for every design and we will be increasing UK held stock to satisfy all our increasing European Customers.
Roll on 2013 !
For any information regarding this news feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning us on +44 (0)1278 423600.
Introducing exciting new Drinkware by Tree Free ; Cool Cups
On the go drinking is becoming more and more 'the in thing'. Frappe's, smoothies, juices or just some refreshing cool water....they'll all taste so much betterfrom the new style cool cups (with it's clever straw).
Tree Free has been very clever spotting the trend of personalised on the go drinkware. Their thermal mugs have grabbed consumers attention straight away and this new trend is looking to do the exact same for the double walled cool cups.
Have a look at the range and think of the amount of people who drink on the go. Check out the designs available and link them to your customers hobby or interest. You are in for a winner.
The first stock has already arrived at our warehouse and new stock arrives weekly. Usual time for us to get the order shipped to you is no more than 2 weeks. We are always aiming to deliver quicker !
Sorry for shouting so loud, but this is pretty amazing, turnover boosting, news for everyone selling T shirts !
The current success of T Shirts by the Mountain made us want to see more designs released throughout the year and the Mountain has listened.
With a spectacular mid year release they please their fans with 28 new designs. Kittens, Unicorns, Native American scenes including wolves, zombies halloween and witches creating a fantastic Halloween range and to top it all a completely new range...........
This new range is called the 'Find It' collection.
Already superb artwork which totally fits in with the animal themes the Mountain is so loved for.
The one big difference is.....you get more than you expect.
Steven Michael Gardner, the artist, has
very cleverly disguised some of his characters within the print you see on the shirt.
So you think you see 3 brown bears ........well in fact there are 10 on the design.
They are just hidden and for you to find.
What great topic of discussing (and guessing) will your new shirt be ?!?!?
Getting ready for Autumn Fair 2012 at the NEC,
2nd September – 5th September, 2012? So are we!
Autumn Fair 2012 – Something Different - HALL 5 STAND M11
Especially lined up for you, we have assembled a great team of people all ready to meet and greet you, talk to you about all the latest products and offers, share the newest trends, listen to all your feedback, and take your orders! We are all ready to help you make the most of your business using Something Different, all our products and services, and our collective years of knowledge.
This year something even more awaits you. We have a range of area specific experts that will be on our stand, ready to help you make the absolute most out of your business.
Want to guarantee a chat about the top 10 items selling retail right now?
Need a one on one about how this drop ship service we offer actually works?
Book an appointment with one (or more) of our experts today, and receive a free gift when you arrive on the stand (we promise it won’t be too heavy to carry around!). Friendly faces, beautiful products, expert advice, AND a free gift? You can’t possibly go wrong!
Sales Director. Shaun is the person to see if you want an idea on what products are trending right now! He has the knowledge of our best sellers past and present, and is a keen follower of our sales trends and market trends.
Retail Expert. Want to know what the general public is buying? Shirley is our retail sales manager, and knows what people want, what they are asking for, and what we simply can not keep on our shelves long enough for our retail sales.
Drop Shipping Expert. If you don’t have the capacity to hold lots of stock, drop shipping is a viable option for you! Our drop shipping service offers maximum sales for minimum investment, and offers a risk free way of taking on all 30,000+ products we have to offer. If you want to know how it works, how it will expand your business and generate sales, and how easy and hassle free it is, Heather has all the information you will need to know! Prior to visiting the stand, you can request a copy of our drop ship terms and conditions by clicking here.
Angel Star expert. John Monaco of AngelStar is flying in from the USA and will be on our stand to promote our best selling Angel Star range Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. If you want to know all about angels, he is your man!
Sally Free (SUNDAY ONLY)
Readings from our NEW Lo Scarabeo decks will be offered by Sally. All readings are by appointment only, so book in for a reading and a specialist conversation today!
To book a 45 minute appointment with any of the above specialists, please click here and complete the email form that pops up.
We would all love to meet you and speak to you, and are looking forward to saying hello to everyone who comes on to our stand!
Wow, we were stunned. Mind you...not surprised, as we already knew about the magical stuff that the Mountain produces. No, we were simply stunned that a mainstream social content website such as Buzzfeed promotes our products simply because they think they are the best T shirts ever. Full Stop!
Buzzfeed is a leading website ranking within the top 200 websites in the USA and ranking as website number 319 in the UK (do you know where your website ranks? check out alexa.com and find out). Buzzfeed describe themselves as ; 'when you read BuzzFeed, you’ll always know the movies, music, and products that are on the rise and worth your time'
More and more we find a younger and more fashion savvy audience is loving the 'epic' label that the Mountain have been given by their fans. All over the internet blogs appear with youngsters showing off their cool outfits, featuring the whole range of Mountain T Shirts. Even special Mountain T Shirt Parties are thrown. Mind you...not the Tupperware like parties, but proper parties where the fashion theme is ; 'your favourite Mountain T shirt.'
Have a look at what Buzzfeed has to say about our T Shirts and then come back to our site and shop for more ! It's time for you to capture the 14 - 30 market !
Customers who love the Leanin Tree product range always had to plan their orders around Something Different keeping stock of certain ranges only. Other products from the vast Leanin Tree range were ordered on customer order once a month only. WIth immediate effect the leadtime is going to be much better than that, enabling you to promise your customer a quicker delivery.
As you might be aware all of our USA suppliers have been visited earlier this month. The meeting at Leanin Tree was all about making sure their lead times would improve. Through customer focused thinking we have agreed with Leanin Tree that we will be ordering stock on a weekly basis, just like we do with brands such as The Mountain, Tree Free and Liquid Blue already. We fully support the idea that 'to make the sale, you've got to have the stock'.
By bringing the leadtime for Leanin Tree products back from anywhere between 4 and 7 weeks to 2 to 3 weeks AND building stock of various ranges so the leadtime will be days rather than weeks your orders can be fulfilled far quicker.
We suggest you have another look at the Leanin Tree catalogue which caters for every taste! Contact email@example.com by email or phone our sales team at 01278 423600 to request either a catalogue or with help putting your order together from the largest range of cards and gifts you've seen in a a long time.
Hello Bikers !
We know many of our customers are biker fans and quite a lot of you actually serve the biker community with the products you sell.
To celebrate the start of summer weather (well, we've all seen the sun shine at least twice this year haven't we???) we thought it would be nice to get a bit of a them going so we introduced BIKER WEEK.
Have a look on the facebook page and admire the variety of bikes we and our friends share on the page as well as some events. Why not post your own bike or add some more event information. Facebook is all about sharing, so share your passion with us and other bike lovers.
At the beginning of every month a newsletter goes out to all our subscribed customers. We always try to put great offers together for our customers as well as introduce new products. Probably most important are the tips we try to share. Such as ; what sells best and reminders of events coming up. In the May newsletter we start what we hope will be a monthly feature : Sales Super Tips. All aimed at sharing what we know are tips that help you build your business. Enjoy reading the May newsletter (click here)
Make use of a fantastic multi buy offer this week. Buy from as few as 3 pieces of the same item and benefit from discounts of upto 15% of our list price. The offer is only valid this week and will most definitely no longer be available from 19th May.
Now is the time to benefit with so many holidays coming up all over Europe and Fathers Day around the corner. (no we won't mention the Olympics and how they will draw many many visitors into the UK who will all want to spend their money). So it's time to stock up for you and what better time to do it now the multi buy offer is on.
Have a look at the offer (on our newsletter with so much more interesting news for you) by clicking here.
As Summer weather throughout Europe seems to have trouble to show we felt we should try and help the pre summer sales. We have had a good look at our inventory and turned loads of items into special offers. Discounts of up to 70 % on our wholesale prices are now available to be scooped up but be warned ; These discounts are only for registered wholesale customers and only when ordered online. W...
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