September 2016 | Newsletter
The Year is Flying By!
I can’t believe we are almost to September! This year is certainly flying. We are still buzzing from the BMAA Super Expo – what an exciting show! We were blown away with the response to our new collections hitting the shelves before the end of the year!
Simon & Damien
BMAA Super Expo – STAND K175.
BMAA a huge success! A massive thank you! June 8-10th saw Blinds by Peter Meyer exhibit at Gold Coast Exhibition centre.
If we saw you, thanks for giving us your time. If you missed it, we really look forward to seeing you before the next one happens in 3 years. So, get in touch now and let us know you are interested and we will make sure we get one of our reps to visit.
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New Brochures Products, Fabrics, Colours & Updates
New Head Box and Side Channel system available now. Contact us for more information.
This September we have a number of exciting launches, get in touch to find out more:
- Signature Collection v3.0
- Simply Cell/Simply Pleat
- Stunning new remotes from Somfy
BASICS V2.0 Update 2015
The new BASICS V2.0 that was 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.
Acmeda - D Rail
This great new modern bottom rail is now available with sound dampener strips in the back. The D Rail comes in Anodised, White, Black, Sandstone, Bone and Dune.
The surcharge for the sound dampener D-rail will be an additional $10/full metre at RRP in the Signature Collection ($23/full meter in BASICS). The standard D-rail is no additional surcharge when ordered in the Signature Collection but will have the $13/full meter if ordered within BASICS – Your normal discount applies.
Looking for a great idea to contact all old customers who have ever bought Somfy RTS blinds from you? Now you can have all your blinds and awnings operate off an App on your phone (iPhone or Android). The My-links can be easily retrofitted and allows customers to operate their blinds from anywhere via their mobile phone.
Key Pricing Update / On Sale & Price Drops
Cedar Venetian Pricing
Last year we absorbed a substantial price increase from our timber supplier. Unfortunately, we have been notified of another 10% increase that we will regretfully be unable to absorb. All orders for 46mm and 60mm Cedar venetians will have a 10% surcharge on the blind price from September 1st 2016. We are working on a new pricelist, which will be out ASAP. In the meantime, please bear this increase in mind when pricing up Australia’s finest Cedar venetian blinds!
XL50 Special Discount – Huge Savings!
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 during the busy season ahead, to run a special on the product! 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.
Weinor Conservatory Awning Going Cheap!
We have 1 x WGM 1030
- WGM1030 – 1590X3420
- FABRIC: WE3-597 PLAIN ANTHRACITE
- RAL WT029/71289, motor left
- RRP $7604
Happy to take offers over $3000 + freight
Become part of the Weinor success story with us!
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.
Contact me now 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. We have 1 Point of Sale (POS) display still available with 4 motorised folding arm awnings with LED light and heaters for only $10k plus delivery.
Weinor Modern Basics
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!
Weinor - Oversized awnings
Due to excessive airfreight charges, we can no longer airfreight awnings that are between 6680mm-7000mm. These awnings will now need to come via sea freight. Please allow approx 10weeks for delivery (rather than the normal 6 weeks) for these larger awnings. Anything over 7000mm will be split into 2 awnings so can still come via airfreight!
Awnings to be seafreighted will be:
- Semina awnings 6680-7000mm wide.
- Livona & Topas – between 6680-7000mm width
Over 7000mm width means these 2 awnings come as 2 sections anyway, which makes them smaller so they won’t be affected. If in doubt, please call and speak to us.
Back In Stock & Discontinued
Jardine Coppermine Interior Fabric Back In Stock
XL50 Fabric Discontinued
Wide Ladder Tape Discontinued
Wide ladder tape has been discontinued from all of our Timber and Aluminium venetian ranges due to supply difficulties. Our suppliers are no longer supporting Wide ladder tapes and as such we can only use ladder string on all Timber and Aluminium venetians.
MOTOGLIDE Motorised Panel Tracks Discontinued
Current Lead Times Online
Exterior Roller Lead Time – We’ve Been Working To Improve This!
Reworks and Warranty Work
Simply Naturals - Silk Road & Chinois Eclectics
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.
Rustic Beauty is why the product is so popular; please don’t expect it to perform like a roller blind. The product will have more natural variation in it than some customers may appreciate. Please ensure your customer understands that these fabrics are all hand loomed. Each 15m roll takes 3 days to weave and this is why they are at the upper end of our product pricing.
Interior Product of the Month
Simply Pleat and Simply Cell
We are very excited to release the new Simply Pleat and Simply Cell products. Books will be available Mid September! When it comes to cellullar and pleated blinds, this is the most comprehensive offer on the market. Motorised, Manual, Skylights, Shaped, Day/Night and Child Safe options are all available! Enquire now to get on board early! Books are strictly first come first served.
Exterior Product of the Month
Cassita LED From Weinor
By far the best seller in the Weinor range after just supplying 157 motorised awnings to Walsh Bay in Sydney and a further 10 just ordered for Australia Fair Metro in Brisbane! Make this the year to learn about why Weinor is having such an impact in the Australian Market.
3D rendering helps secure Australia Fair contract. Weinor can provide 3D rendering off high resolution photos and show your customers how the awnings will look on their building. Costs are about AUS$385 but are well worth it when you see the results!
Customer Photo of the Month
Our New Zealand agent has had Blinds by Peter Meyer window coverings showcased in a renowned New Zealand architecturally designed house by Bossley architects. The finished shots look amazing, not a bad location either!
Have you got a shot you think is worthy of being showcased here? Please send it in to us.
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