Hi Bear Club Members,
Sorry we missed getting our July newsletter to you, we had a very hectic month and before we knew it the month had just slipped by.
Thank you to all members who called or emailed checking if we were okay and asking where there monthly news had gone, you had not missed out, we missed the deadline so we will make amends with some extra special surprises in this edition.
Troy went off on annual leave and is now back well rested and full of energy, I had a couple of weeks off when he returned and Jan is due for a break next week.
It is very difficult to get any time of when you run your own business with a small team and trading 7 days but we were all feeling so run down that we just had to force a bit of R&R,
It has been 3 years since any of us had a holiday.
Two weeks ago Jan and I flew to Melbourne for the dat to attend the annual Gift Fair where we order most of our stock for next season.
We are thrilled with the new designs from many of our preferred suppliers and were blown away with the next collection of plush Charlie Bears, details as usual are under the most “Top Secret” cloak until the official public release early next year.
Whilst we are unable to give you any details as yet be assured we are excited and I know you are going to love the new designs being planned for 2016.
As soon we are permitted we will bring you all the exciting new Charlie Bear release news.
We can however tell you all about a new Australian Artist we have just commissioned to work with us, Fiona Selwyn is a talented bear maker specialising in unusual colours in her slightly traditional designs and also loves making aged vintage looking bears.... more on Selwyn Bears in the Local Teddy News section.
LOCAL & GLOBAL TEDDY NEWS
The good, the bad and the cuddly!
QUEEN ELIZABETH II
On the 9th of September Queen Elizabeth II will become the "longest reigning monarch" in British History and will break the record of Queen Victoria.
To celebrate this historic event Hermann have created a very limited edition collectable special Celebration Bear to remember this date, we have secured a limited number for our members.
This 36cm bear will be known as “The Queen - longest reigning monarch" Celebration Bear will be arriving in September.
Made of luxurious German Mohair with traditional excelsior stuffing and fitted with a teddy growler voice this bear has all the expected quality and design elements we have come to expect from Hermann.
Adorned with genuine Swarovski Crystal elements and fine embroidery she really is a stunning looking bear.
A worldwide Limited Edition 250 pieces will ensure her collectability and we are certain she will sell out very quickly.
This bear will be retailing at $349 but if members pay in full with their pre-order we are offering her at only $300
SELWYN BEARS JOIN NANA’S TEDDIES
This month we are pleased to announce a new Australian Bear artist has come onto our team.
Nana’s proudly supports the work of some of the very best Australian Bear Artists and is keen to help keep this part of our industry alive.
It is difficult for Artists to get the proper value for their work as each bear takes many days of meticulous hand crafting to make often the bears are more a labor of love than a profitable venture.
Competing with commercial mass producers is hard but anyone who has a one of a kind hand made bear knows they have something truly unique and valuable in their hug.
Fiona Selwyn trading as Selwyn Bears presents a new take on a fairly traditional styled range of mohair bears.
Fiona has be making her beloved bears for over six years now.
She loves to bring each and every one of them to "life" and is very excited when their own little personality starts to shine through.
Each bear is a one of a kind and has their own quirky style.
Fiona has a passion for having the high quality Shulte Mohair she uses hand dyed in vibrant and unusual hues, combine this with her hand stitched and waxed noses, full cotter pin jointing and delicate air brushing where required and the quality and love in her bears really shines through.
Below is a few of the first delivery of bears and we will be adding more as soon as she can hand make them, we will also be adding some very different pandas as well as some aged vintage style bears.
You can see more on Fiona’s “Selwyn Bears by clicking this link
CHARLIE BEARS UPDATE
NEW 2015 DESIGNS CONTINUE TO ARRIVE
Charlie Bears have kept their promise to their stockists and collectors in getting the long delivery times down a bit and in this regard they have certainly improved things to a small degree.
Shipments are coming more frequently but the down side to this is that we are only getting a portion of the quantity we have ordered.
So when a delivery arrives we often do not have enough bears available to fill all our members pre-orders let alone have any to go on the shelves.
We are still addressing this issue with them in the hope that next year will flow more smoothly.
The plush bears that have arrived since last newsletter and also more designs arriving early next week are
Arrived in store last week are:
Charlie 2015 - Charlotte - Dalton
Dixie - Giselle - Goober - Grumpy
Ian - Kirk - Lovely - Niall - Olive
Peyton - Brian Puppet - Romy
Savannah - Tallulah - Terry
Arriving next week are:
Acre - Blog - Byte - Coconut Ice
Dundas - Edith - Kassius - Mumbles
Quicksticks - Roxie - Templeton
Ursula - Walkies - Watchover
ISABELLE MOHAIR DESIGNS
Recent new arrivals in the mohair designs this month:
All Isabelle Mohair designs are in huge demand this year with no increases in the edition sizes but with Cahrlie Bears now supplying several new countries who are all vying for a share of the same stock all our allocations have been reduced on most designs
We do have very limited quantities of the following designs
still available if you are quick
Chamberlain - Colleridge - Dish Delish - Flurry - Jack Dusty
Jelly Bean - Mr Toots - Ragamuffin - Rebus - Scrap - Solitaire
Sherlock - Trouble - Weeny
If you have pre-orders not appearing on this list please do not harass us about when they are coming as we do not know, we will advise you as soon as we get any information.
If you wish to look at any of the now hundreds of amazing designs currently available you can see them all in the following Charlie Bear categories...
We now have 6 Charlie Bear Categories
Click these direct links to our catalogue categories
BEARS - Charlie Bears - Baby Collection
BEARS - Charlie Bears - Bearhouse Range
BEARS - Charlie Bears - Mohair - in stock now
BEARS - Charlie Bears - Plush - in stock now
BEARS - Charlie Bears Mohair - Pre-orders
BEARS - Charlie Bears Plush - Pre-orders
This month we are featuring another 3 of our most popular brands and offering their entire current product ranges that are featured in our online catalogue and in stock now at special members only prices until 31st August.
Double Members Discounts
A FREE Travel Buddy with all orders over $200
*Travel Buddy will be selected randomly from avaialable colours
To get your double discount and Free Travel Buddy Bear you must quote Promo code CBx2
To see all available Charlie Bears see the category links above in the Charlie Bears updates to the “in stock” sections of our catalogue
Offer expires 31st august 2015
all Hermann Coburg Collectable Bears
currently in stock
use promo code HR 20
Offer expires 31st august 2015
Click here to see our Hermann Coburg Bears
all Teddy Hermann Collectable Bears
currently in stock
use promo code TH 20
Offer expires 31st august 2015
Click here to see our Teddy Hermann Bears
These featured bears have been among our most popular designs over
the past few years but they are now sadly retired, however we are pleased
to be able to offer the last of these great designs to our members at
huge discounts until August 31st or whilst stocks last
These bears and many more specials are in a special section of our catalogue please use the inquiry cart as normal to order them and don’t forget to put in your members number to qualify for the special members prices
Click this link to see and order all currently available Members Super Specials
Click here to order Patches Bear
Will you be this month’s $100 Gift Certificate Winner?
You have to be in it to win it!!!!
Enter this months draw for a $100 gift voucher now by answering this simple question,
What is the special members offer on Charlie Beras this month?
You can find the answer in this newsletter.
E-mail your answer now and don’t forget your membership number.
Congratulations to last months winner
$100 Members Super Draw
Katrina Rogers of San Remo VIC who correctly answered our question on Mia’s special price.
Regards and beary best wishes
FOR THE BENEFIT OF OUR NEWER MEMBERS THAT HAVE JOINED
US RECENTLY I WILL CONTINUE TO REPEAT EACH MONTH THE
FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON MEMBERS DISCOUNTS AND BENEFITS
TEDDIES ON PARADE EVENTS
- Events are held through out the year as special promotions or important happenings occur, we will always give you advance notice of these special events.
- Teddies on Parade night events start at 7pm sharp and generally run till around 9pm but this depends on how much fun our members are having.
- It is essential to RSVP so that we can organise catering and gifts.
- Our TEDDIES on PARADE nights are young children free events so that you and other members can relax and enjoy the bears and the company.
- Well behaved teenagers are most welcome to attend.
So when we advertise an event why not mark your diary, RSVP and come along and have a relaxing fun night out with a great bunch of people that share your passion for collecting Teddies.
For the benefit of members old and new I would like to clarify the importance of making it known to us when you are ordering that you are in fact a member, if you cant find your number we can look it up on our computer system for you.
As we have now over 32000 customers on our lists it is hard for us to keep track of every ones status so we ask your help in providing your membership number with all inquires and orders, this way we can ensure you get the discounts or specials you are entitled to as a member of our club.
YOUR MEMBERSHIP NUMBER IS DISPLAYED AT THE TOP OF EVERY NEWSLETTER
just above your name.
- Your membership entitles you to a minimum of 5% off all regularly priced products that are not already reduced.
- All prices in our on-line catalogue are our normal retail prices and members discounts will be deducted from these retail prices.
- Discounts are not available for lay-bys as we incur additional costs in providing lay-by services.
- Members discount also applies to Pre-orders placed with payment in full at the time of placing your orders.
- Discounts do not apply to postage costs.
- Special offers are made to members from time to time at up to 80% off retail, further discounts do not apply to these offers.
- We always strive to offer our members the best possible value on all our teddy bears and other products, as such we are always happy to match or better any genuine advertised competitors prices. As it is impossible for us to monitor all available offers please bring it to our attention and we will see what we can do.
CHANGED E-MAIL ADDRESSES
Many members are changing their e-mail providers or going to broadband which changes their e-mail addresses.
It is imperative that you advise us of any change in your E-mail address if you wish to continue to receive your newsletters.
We would hate to lose contact with you.
I hope you enjoy this months news and all the additions to our on-line catalogue ranges, please check back frequently for new additions that will be uploaded as they arrive.
Regards and bear hugs from all of us,
Dave, Jan, Troy, Shae & the Bears.