You can now find Fathers Day Greeting Cards online ready for 2015. We have brand new designs fresh from the best suppliers. As this is a limited seasonal range, order early to ensure stock availability. If you have any questions, we are available on 01603 701 225 for any queries or advice.
You can now find a range of 2015 Valentines Day cards online. We have a limited seasonal selection to help you make the best of the Valentines trade. We also have stock of Valentines soft toys and more Valentines foil balloons to follow. As always, please call 01603 701 225 if you have any queries.
The Christmas season is upon us once again and we have started to put this year’s range online.
You can currently find Christmas counter cards and the popular Impact box assortments available to order now.
We will also be adding Roll Wrap and other related Christmas sections shortly.
Feel free to call us on 01603 701 225 for any advice or questions related to your Christmas buying.
Christmas is soon over and Valentines is approaching us quickly. We hope you had a good Xmas season and have had a good start to 2014. We have just put up a selection of wholesale Valentines product such as greeting cards, valentines wrap, gift bags with some plush to follow. Stock is limited, ensure you get your order in soon if required, we wish you a successful Valentines season!
We have come a long way since the first commercial Christmas card was produced at a volume of 1000 in 1843. According to the Greeting Card Association, the single greeting card market volume in 2012 will be 952 million with a market value of £1.38bn. The average retail price for a Christmas card is now £1.63.
The Royal Mail and Greeting Card Association have recently published some findings related to card sending in 2012. Given the recent price rises in the price of a stamp (30 percent increase for first class and 40 percent for second class), the expectation is that this will have a negative effect especially in the challenging economic environment we find ourselves in the UK. Saga have released an article that states that 1 in 2 over 50’s will send fewer Christmas cards due to the price increases and that 91% of the 10,000 polled said that Christmas represents the only time they will get in touch with some people on their list. Some of the findings from Saga are at odds to the Royal Mail’s however, whilst Sage predicts a drop in card sending, The Royal Mail were expecting an increase.
The findings are not all doom and gloom however and have a positive thing to say about the greeting card market in 2012. Some of the more interesting points were that 80% of people prefer a traditional card over a digital gesture such as an e-card or Facebook message with a quarter of those suggesting that they would feel such gestures as being impersonal. 25 per cent of people intended to make more of an effort to send Christmas cards according to the Royal Mail. The average person is also thought to send 19 cards this year which represents a 27% increase.
The general feeling amongst independent retailers is that the market is currently challenging with existing pressures continuing to create problems such as supermarkets and cut cost multiples, the growth of the E-card market and in particular the rise the cost of postage in 2012 leading toward a downward trend in sales volume. This is not the rule however as some retailers are experiencing year on year growth.
We are excited to be the first to offer a new pre-order service online here at ArchwayCards.com.
Customers can now Pre-order greeting cards from Simon Elvin’s 2013 Main Range online. With over 800 different card titles and designs from Simon Elvin, we have a great selection so that you can be ready for 2013 in advance.
Ordering is simple, you can add product from our pre-order sections to your shopping basket as normal, you will be able to see the expected pre-order date listed next to each product.
Once you have finished adding to your basket, proceeding through the checkout will enable you to authorise your payment. We will not actually take payment from your card until the stock has arrived and been allocated to you however.
We are available on 01603 701 225 or via email to [email protected] in case you have any questions about pre-ordering in this way. You can find our pre-order sections either through the website menu or via the following links: