June 2016 | Newsletter
Happy Belated New Year.
Welcome to the June 2016 Newsletter – a very delayed first newsletter for 2016! Sorry it’s taken a few months but there has been a lot of exciting developments and there is important information within this newsletter so please read. I’ll make each point brief so it’s easy to read. If you want further information, please just email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
BMAA Super Expo – STAND K175.
June 8-10th Gold Coast Exhibition Centre, only once every 3 years, this is a not to be missed show. Why not use it as a good excuse for a holiday, its just before the June long weekend! You really should use this opportunity to meet our team, see all our latest and greatest and also see the full Weinor collection all in the one spot.
On Sale & Price Drops
XL50 Pleated Blinds 60% OFF
Our exclusive 50mm pleated blinds – XL50 is having a massive sale! We are offering 60% off our normal RRP for supply only jobs. This will give everyone the opportunity to run a special on the product coming up to the busy season ahead! Remember these can come in Manual cord operated, Top Down/Bottom up, Mono Control and Motorised. Please get in touch if you need a new swatch book.
2 x Weinor WGM1030 over 50% off
We have 2 x WGM 1030 –
1) WGM1030 4220×3780 RAL 9005 (Deep Black) and Fabric: 3-597 (Plain Anthracite) RRP $9425.00, happy to take best offer over $4000 + freight
2) WGM1030 – 1590X3420, FABRIC: WE3-597 PLAIN ANTHRACITE, RAL WT029/71289, motor left, RRP $7604, happy to take offers over $3000 + freight
Cachet Prices Are Falling
We are very pleased to announce we have been negotiating hard and can now offer the following Cachet fabrics in our lowest two price groups.
Clovelly Trans, Lintex Trans, Palau Trans, Willandra Trans Kenross Trans, Scarborough trans, Summit Trans and Newport BO and Trans are all now GP1 fabrics.
Clovelly BO, Kenross BO, Lintex BO, Palau BO, Sassari Trans, Scarborough BO, Willandra BO are now all GP2 fabrics. NOTE: Sassari BO is a GP4 fabric.
Fabric Price Drop - Richmond
This is probably our best selling fabric & has been for many years, an ever popular texture, 3m wide, Australian made & now reduced to GP1 (Trans) & GP2 (Blockout)
New Products, Fabrics, Colours & Updates
Basics Fabric Colour Update
We have added 2 new colours in Blockout and Trans to the Sonoma Range. Let us know if you need an update as they are stunning colours and selling like hot cakes.
Please also check you actually have Sonoma in your books as this was also a recent update!
Child Safety/ Chain Tension Update
Over the coming weeks you will see the new universal child safety/chain tensioner device being implemented across both BASICS and Signature collection, this new universal device is neat, sleek and comes in Clear, Black and White. This will be the new standard moving forward.
Exterior Fabric Update - Nolan UDA
Horizon 95 – 5% openness – This beautiful new exterior screen is now available from Blinds by Peter Meyer. It’s a great colour range that comes in matching “Colorbond” colours like Surfmist, Shale Grey, Dune, Jasper, Classic Cream, Paperbark, Woodland Grey, Wallaby, Windspray, Basalt and Ironstone as well as another 9 colours to compliment this collection. All of this and still in Price Group 1.
Weinor Exceeding Expectations
By far, Weinor has been the most successful product launch we have ever had. We have secured some amazing dealers but are still looking for more right across Australia. If you are in QLD, VIC, SA, NT, WA or TAS and want to start selling the most exciting new quality folding arm awnings and retractable roof systems in Australia, please
Point of Sale (POS) Professional displays are available. Currently only one left in stock. These take up very little floor space, have 4 motorised folding arm awnings with LED light and heaters all for only $10K plus delivery.
Weinor New Products
Weinor are pleased to announce their Pergotex 2 retractable 100% waterproof roof system with integrated water management, LED light and heaters as options. Lead time will be 10-12 weeks as these are all sea freighted in. Come and see our showroom model all up and running to see the difference! POA
The Sottezza 2 is the sleekest under mounted product on the market, just released and already winning design awards! Come and see it at the BMAA Super Expo in June (8th-10th)
Weinor New Colours
A stunning new swatch of 16 colour is available with perfect on trend textures and colours for all our Weinor range of Awnings. Books are $150 each but make selecting fabrics a breeze!
Signature Collection Updates
Have you got these great new designs in your Signature Collection?
– Merrica – Most popular release in years
– Clarence – price point sensitive!
– Manning 2 – on-trend colours and wider width
These fabrics have been recently launched to keep the Signature Collection cutting edge. If not, contact our office to arrange the samples.
BASICS V2.0 Updates
The new BASICS V2.0 that were released almost 12 months ago has recently had a brand new update. Sonoma and Seattle are textured blockout and translucent fabrics that really lift the already impressive BASICS offer. New books are only $30 each and selling fast. We have updates for existing books in the market but I believe all have been updated. If we missed you, please get in touch.
Back In Stock & Discontinued
Interior Fabric Discontinued
Dawson in all colours has been discontinued.
Wilton – Colour Bison is discontinued in the Blockout range.
Fabric Wrapped Pelmets
Fabric Wrapped Pelmets have been discontinued, far too labour intensive and slowing the rest of production down. Custom made Pelmets will still continue and are growing strongly.
Jardine Coppermine Is Back
WE FOUND SOME ROLLS!! In the last newsletter we discontinued this weave in Roller and Roman but we uncovered a few rolls still left!
Simply Naturals Folders In Stock
Simply Naturals folders are now in stock again, get your collection before this batch disappears again! $165 for our complete collection of all our Natural weaves. This product is having its second wind, get in now!
Please note that the cedar pelmets are designed for custom staining and painting and you need to expect natural cedar grain to be running across your pelmet, it’s not possible to get this wide (140mm) pelmet all the same colour, BUT this is the beauty of cedar and why we sell it as such, it’s a beautiful timber with natural grain variation! View Simply Pelmets >
Check Simply Naturals Folder- Labelling
Please Check Stone/Wintergrass labelling in Simply Naturals. We had one issue where it was labelled wrongly. Stone is the blonde bamboo combination and Wintergrass is the green colour way.
We have recently implemented an order confirmation fax stamp. All orders received via fax will now be returned with this order confirmation stamp and a date so you know we have received them. When emailing orders you should already get a reply email saying “Received”. IF YOU DONT GET A CONFIRMATION, PLEASE CONTACT US TO CHECK RECIEPT.
Please remember that as part of our Signature Collection offer, we will programme all motors to the remotes you order, just let us know which channels you want what blinds on! BASICS motorised blinds will NOT come with the motors programmed.
Reworks & Warranty Work
We now have a new procedure for retuning any blinds that need to be reworked or are under warranty. Please note all blinds need to be returned to us with a filled out “reworks” form. These are available in our despatch area or can be emailed if you are returning goods via courier. This is in an effort to service these enquiries faster. Our goal is to have most reworks turned around in under 5 days. Custom painting or ordering fabric in may delay this slightly.
Teknica 1-5000 Specs
Please note that the minimum width recommended for our Solare Teknica 1000 to 5000 range is 1000mm.
We have had a few jobs recently where we have been specified as the supplier on some residential apartments and commercial jobs. If you are out getting our products specified, THANKYOU, however if we don’t know that you have done the hard yards and we get contacted by the builder, we don’t know to forward to enquiry back to you. To ensure you get preferential support for specifying our products, please ensure we know what jobs you are working on. We will keep this in a confidential Specifications/Quotation register.
Somfy Updates – Training
We use and recommend Somfy motors as they are the best available in our market. We know that sometimes motorisation is daunting for our customers but it really is simple if you know what you are doing. We can arrange Somfy training Australia wide so let me know if you need training for you and your staff. Almost 20% of what we produce these days is motorised so don’t get left behind.
View Somfy >
Roman Blinds – Stainless Steel/metal chain Drive option
Please note that we do not recommend metal or stainless steel chain on our chain drive roman blind systems as they are noisier to operate and can produce black wear marks on the gears which can mark the fabric. Metal chains will not be covered under warranty.
Simply Naturals – Silk Road & Chinois Eclectica Batch Variation
Natural shade variation is part of their charm. As with all product you must expect natural batch variation, this is a little more prevalent in the Silk Road and Chinois Eclectics range as they are made from Bamboo, Ramie, Rattan, Jute and Seagrasses which can vary in colour depending on their age, the season they are harvested and the climate prior to harvesting. Please inform your customers that the weave they receive may not match 100% to the weaves in the sample folder.
Interior Product of the Month
Our Simply Cell collection is being put together right now. We have been testing this amazing product with some local dealers and have been busy putting together the collection books. We are so happy with the progress and the update, this product is really one to watch! Sleek German design and make, the best insulating window blind on the market is surely going to turn some heads!
See the collection at BMAA Super Expo
Exterior Product of the Month
With only 2 posts this system can cover up to 7m in one system wide. As its modular it can be easily extended to add on extra sections. Glazing side elements are also possible as are exterior Roller blinds to enclose an outdoor room. LED’s and Blockout or translucent tear resistant roofing options also available. On display in our showroom now! POA.
So the Meyer family has had an addition since our last newsletter! Harper Elizabeth Meyer was born 5/10/15 and is a very chilled baby, after the first 3 months of hell! ;-) our much loved Tamara (and her partner Josh) also welcomed the wonderful Logan into the world 5/3/16. Logan is keeping Tamara on her toes but both are head over heels in love!
New Staff Member – Welcome Catriona
Blinds by Peter Meyer is delighted to welcome Catriona Montgomery as our new Trade Sales Consultant for the NSW market. Catriona has an interior colour and design background and has worked in a number of capacities within the Window Furnishings market in her career; firstly in the commercial world with Hugh Meagher & Associates, and more recently in the retail spectrum, servicing high-end residential clients seeking quality blinds and interior fabrics.
Catriona will be working with many of our clients going forward, providing training, sampling and design assistance and by being a dedicated point of contact for all your ‘Blinds by Peter Meyer’ needs. Catriona will start on the 30th May and will be present on our stand at the BMAA expo in June this year. When you’re visiting the show, stop in and say hello; Catriona and our team will be delighted to meet with you
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