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DIRECT FROM THE WAREHOUSE NEW ITEMS ADDED
10/02/17

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NEW 2018
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REFERENCE BOOK

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FROM BEHIND THE COUNTER

NEWS AND UPDATES
10/14/17

NEWS AND UPDATES
10/07/17

OCTOBER BRH SALES SO FAR

As of this update, October 2017 sales to date have already surpassed sales for the same time in the month in 2016 by 69% and 2015, the low point in sales for the past 12 years, up 65%. Also, total sales for the month so far have surpassed the sales for all of October 2015 and very close to doing the same for 2016 as well with half a month still to go.

Internet sales, which is 98% of our business, remains strong as well as in retail store sales. We are continually seeing new customers both on line and in store. So, please be patient when ordering. Our intent is to get your order shipped to you in 2 to 3 business days, but sometimes, like yesterday, we just ran out of time. About 5 orders did not leave the shipping department yesterday simply because they could not be completed before the USPS final shipping department pickup and the local post office closed for the day. So, our apologies, but there is only so much time in the day!

Over the last 90 days we have seen an 18% increase in new customers and 156% increase in returning customers. However, gross receipts are down 6% which means more customers are spending less.

This is a product availability issue not a Blue Ridge Hobbies issue as we have discussed many times in the past. Our database of products is about 132,000 items of which about 90,000 are either a back order or advance reservation. Of the remaining 43,000 items available for sale each day about 15,000 are Marklin (442-) parts. So this leaves on about 28,000 items we can offer to sell you each day.

So, again, the trend is up!

FILL RATES ON YOUR ORDER

We do our best to completely fill your orders at the 100% level but this is not always possible.

The trend in the hobby, as well as with most retailers both with brick and mortar stores and on line businesses, is "just in time" warehousing. This means that regular core items like track and scenery in our hobby are stocked and always available about 90% of the time. But other items are not stocked this way any longer thus reducing the products available for immediate sale. Also, they are not holding as much inventory on many of the products we offer. Thus, some of you are seeing shortages in your order. So when you order 7 of something, you may only get 5 for example. If you do not request a back order in the COMMENT BOX when ordering by saying "Back Orders OK" for example and "SHIP SEPARATE" or "SHIP AS ONE ORDER WHEN PRODUCT ARRIVES", the shorted item(s) are cancelled.

In some cases, like detail parts, we have been going directly to the manufacturers to get these items for you. Unfortunately, the prices are a bit higher than our normal low discount price do to our higher volume discounts we get from the wholesaler(s), plus going directly usually means there are shipping cost from the manufacturer to us thus raising the price. But, the cost will still be less then if you went directly to the manufacturer yourself. We will do this on a case by case basis a let you know if we can get the product direct from the manufacturer and what the adjusted price will before we complete the procurement of the product at the higher price. So this most likely will delay your order shipping to you.

So, please be patient and have a back up plan! If we short your order and you haven't noted the COMMENT BOX, just reorder the item on a new order and let us know with a note in the COMMENT BOX as what you want us to do!

THE RETAIL STORE

The restock of the retail store is almost complete. Lots of new locomotives, rolling stock, structures, scenery items and more have been added. We can not fit anymore in the store without causing issues with the fire marshal! If it is not in the store, than we will we order it for you and have it in 2 to 3 business days!

If we can fill your online order from store stock we will! This means same day shipping (during our normal business hours)

RETAIL STORE ANNIVERSARY SALE

If you are in the area, don't for our Annual Anniversary Sale. This year is our 10th year with the retail store and now twelve and a half years on line!

You can save an additional 10% off new in stock
items while supplies last!

Sale starts this Friday at 9am!

PRE ORDER DEADLINES

October 27: Bowser Preorders
October 31: Rapido Preorders
October 31: Walthers Preorders

 

BIZ IS GREAT!

Today was the first day we have been totally caught up on all the ship-able orders plus all Walthers 2018 Reference Books have been shipped.

So, we hope that we do not have any further delivery delays from our wholesalers and shippers. Fridays order arrived at 11am, a full 1.5 later than normal. Plus the retail store traffic has been up.

Retail restock starts Tuesday in preparation for the 10th Anniversary Retail Store Sale that starts on Friday 10/20 at 9am!

New items such as train sets for Christmas ( or anytime of year) will be arriving along with new DC locomotives, structures,
vehicles and rolling stock!

Also, sales so far this month are 77% ahead of October 2016!!!

Thanks for everyone's support!

PRE ORDER DEADLINES

October 8: Lionel Preorders
October 9: Bluford Shops Preorders
October 13: Walthers Layout Control System Preorders
October 27: Bowser Preorders
October 31: Rapido Preorders
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The prices and products reflected on these pages are subject to change without notice. Shipping, handling and sales tax are not included
and are added at the time your order is shipped to you or picked up at our retail store.
Prices on these pages are available for online sales only

Minimum Online Shopping Cart Order is $0.00 effective 07/19/12
Effective 07/27/13 - On Line Orders under $25.00 will have a mandatory $3.00 service fee to cover credit card processing fees.

All Phone Orders Are Subject To 5% Fee Based On The Overall Order Cost
All Shipped Orders Have A Minimum $2.00 Handling Fee
See our store policy and information for more details.

The information on our web pages are updated as frequently as possible.
100% accuracy of information is not guaranteed.

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