This is the sweet spot of the year I like to call the "three weeks of Alabama Spring." Right after this we're in the 90's+ until November. Just like the games around here, let's get hot! We've loaded up some preorders, including the highly sought after Black Orchestra. Our distributor slipped our shipment last week, so we're sparse on restocks and our new product consists of Time Spiral Remastered singles. Some great looking cards in there though!
Howdy folks, Eric here, your guide thru the newsletter. This top portion consists of our shop news. However, if you want to skip that you can jump down to the bottom of the post and see the restocks, new items, and preorders we laid in last week. Easy enough, right?
It's a light news week, but Wendy and I did pin down what we want to do with the SVG merchandise we provide in our orders. If you've ordered something from us there's a very good chance you received some small token of SVG merch. We had just been kind of throwing something in the envelope when we packaged the games up, but you know me... I need order! So, now there's a flow based on how many orders customers make. Quite simply:
- First: Die Cut or Circle Sticker
- Second: Foil Sticker
- Third: Coaster
- Fourth: Magnet
- Fifth: Bumper Sticker
- Sixth: Charm
- Seventh: Key Chain
After the Seventh order we'll start over again. For our customers who have ordered before, we'll pick up where your order number is going forward. For our long-standing customers you may have also noticed we're seemingly always tweaking our merch style, so by the time it rolls around again there's a good chance it'll be something different!
We have also had requests so folks can get what they want, and while I don't anticipate a ton of activity I've gone ahead set up our own little merchandise section in the 'Supplies' category of our webstore, if interested you can check it out here. This area also demonstrates the different styles of the logos we've developed up until now, at least the more recent versions. Based on customer prodding I'm also looking into t-shirts, and have that narrowed down to a few different concepts... but I'm going to wait a bit on those. Something to look forward to!
Now for something completely different. I'm not sure why they came at the same time, but we had a few appreciative comments last week about our box sizes from several different customers. That got me thinking. Now, we are known for our packaging, but it really revolves around the box itself. This is one of the things it took longer than I would have thought to get just right too! As there is such a myriad of games of every size imaginable my original concept of just a few box sizes didn't work for long. Actually, I just counted and we use 29 different sizes! What that does is allows the product(s) to fit in the smallest box possible while still providing enough additional space for padding. We actually have a whole room set up just for boxes and packaging material. Bottom line, with the right box as the base, the products we ship are built from the ground up to make it to you as if you'd just pulled them off the store shelf. Someone suggested I make a video of our packaging process, and I may just do that.
Well, enough news! Below are the Restocks, New Items, and Preorders added to the shop last week. You can click on the item to learn more, many of the products have review and gameplay videos so you can see the game in action. If you're visiting and you'd like to keep up with our giveaways, sales, new products, and articles like this one just create an account here. Once created you will be subscribed to our newsletter and become enrolled in our loyalty system, instantly earning 50 Stones that you can use on your very first order. A Stone? One Stone is equivalent to One Cent. That doesn't sound like much, but you earn 2 Stones for every dollar spent and 5 for each product review, so though it may seem small, those savings add up fast! Redeem your Stones upon checkout, and they can save you up to 10% off your cart total. Loyalty Matters!
Our new items were shipped late by our distributor and didn't make it this week, which just means there will be even more in next week's report!
We did get the Time Spiral Remastered singles loaded up, you can check them out in our Magic the Gathering page!