Gifts 4 You's product line has doubled my income in the last year alone! I don"t know of any other company that carries so many great titles at such low prices AND allows you to ship back merchandise when your done marketing it. The money made and saved with them is unmatched and I get to spend more time on marketing and making money than looking for product because of Gifts 4 You. - Ralph
Wholesale Direct from New York
The Book Lady
Just want to wish a Happy New Year to the staff of Gifts 4 You! You're the best. You have helped put the words 'fun' & 'easy' back into my vocabulary. As a rep with BAF for 12 years, it became harder and harder to say those words. I'm happy to say things are different now. Looking forward to a great 2011 with you guys! Thanks for everything!
Denise from Maryland
I've only been with them for a little over a month but I have to say this is by far a fun way to make a living. I was an Industrial Sales Manger for over 20 years and was downsized a while ago. With the Industrial market the way it is I was looking for a different opportunity. I will say I was a little skeptical when I was investigatng this opportunity but Scott and Wendy have been great. The books are real nice. The opportunity is the easiest I have ever run acrossed and the beauty of it is you are in complete control of everything. If that is what you are looking for you will be making money in a week after making your first book drops. I have been working the elementary schools to begin with and out of the 50 or so schools I have gone in to only two have said no. UNREAL!
Thanks for the Opportunity. With the economy the way it is - teachers are still purchasing books and will do so for many years to come. Looking forward to a loooong relationship.
Story, Ted from Wisconsin
I serviced over 540 schools for 13 years for Books Are Fun and have never been treated as well as I have with Reader's World. The cash out is the easiest I have ever done. When I need products for oversells or new cycle they are great about getting it to me. I think they are great.
Stewart, Donna from Oklahoma
Working with Scott, Jennifer, Wendy and the rest of the family at there has been a blessing !! They are extremely compassionate and truly care about you as an individual and for your business. Words cannot express how grateful I am in getting quality product at great prices. May this company continue success for years to come!
Pacak, Mike W. from Cleveland, OH
After 15 years in the business, I have only one word to describe this company. PERFECT !
Bookman Bob from Central Florida
What a Super Company
What a pleasure it is to work with you guys. Thanks to Scott, Jennifer, Wendy and the rest of the company for your cooperative, professional, knowledgeable, and unbelievably courteous spirit in helping me make my book business successful. After 6 years with another well known book display company, I now can display as I believe is best, price competitively to get my share, mark-up within reason to make a substantial profit and make independent decisions that will benefit my customers, my business and Gifts 4 You. Selection of merchandise is great. Shipments are courteous, prompt and with lift-gates and pallet jacks to make receiving efficient. Rare problems are handled promptly by the Ashland staff on a "right now" basis. No waiting, or run arounds. I'm presently increasing my territory to take advantage of this opportunity. In a down economy, this is one business that can truly continue to thrive. But it takes both me and my supplier to be the best we can be. I really believe in the Gifts 4 You way. Give it a try.
Smith, Jerry from Eastern Ohio
It has been a pleasure dealing with Scott and Jennifer and all the rest at Gifts 4 You. Once I looked at and touched the product, I knew that it was great quality and the pricing has been outstanding. With Gifts 4 You I have control over the product lineup, the pricing, I get great response from Scott and company, and by eliminating the Middle Man I make more money. Even in these down times in Michigan. I love my customers and if I have to work, why not maximize my efforts with a company that actually cares. Looking forward to a better 09-10 school year.
Oliver, Paul from Holt Michigan
Just wanted to let everyone know how happy I am to have a better supplier to turn to. I have been in the book business for over 6 years with both *** and schools with ******* ******, with the purchase of *** last year I was cut out to make room for the *** reps by a *** manager, after I was told that I would keep the territory! My move to Gifts 4 You has been absolutely seemless, and all of them are just super to work with. After moving to them I realized how restrictive and usory the other companies are, my hope is that they will be the top book company in America!!! My prayers are with anyone else who was treated unfairly, and I hope they found Readers World....... THANKS! and God Bless
Jones, Steve from Johnstown pa.
Sunshine Book Fairs
There have obviously been many changes in the display marketing business over the last five years. For anyone considering becoming an independent business rather than a contractor for another company, I strongly suggest you consider these guys as one of your primary suppliers.
They exemplifies all the best in a business partner. First, they have great product at great prices. Even in an economy that has been tough for most retailers, we have been able to offer lower prices and a wider variety of inventory than ever before. Second, they are people of integrity; if they say they'll do something - they will. If they can't, they'll tell you so.
The website you're looking at now makes it easy to search for product in whatever category interests you. Scott and his staff go out of their way to accomodate your shipping needs in any way they can. They have new product throughout the season, and will continue to be our primary supplier.
Andy Atwater from Pennsylvania
Hurray for Readers World!!
Hurray!! What a great company ran by really stand up folks which means more to me than anything else! I have only had the pleasure of dealing with Scott, Wendy & Jennifer those three are terrific . It sure is nice to mean more to a company than Pick ups and Drops we are no longer a few letters of our name and a 1. We are a part of the your Family and that makes me proud! Sure am glad I do not have to deal with (YOU KNOW WHO!) Thanks again Guys!!!
NEW INDEPENDENT REP
WE SERVICED OVER 275 SCHOOLS IN S.W MISSOURI AND N.W ARKANSAS FOR OVER 5 YEARS WITH ****** *** *** !!! WITH THE CONSOLIDATION OF B.A.F AND IMAGINE NATION BOOKS WE WERE TOLD BY ******* ****** ***** OUR ACCOUNTS WOULD BE REDUCED TO ONLY 135 SCHOOLS DUE TO CURRENT REPS. HAVING THE SAME TERRITORY !! ( THESE SAME ******* ****** REPS. HAD NEVER SERVICED MORE THAN 20 OF THESE SCHOOLS PERIOD) !!! I WILL NOT EVER AGAIN DO BUSINESS WITH A COMPANY LIKE *.*.*./ ******* ****** AGAIN!!!!! THEY HAS DONE EVERYTHING THEY HAVE PROMISED- PRODUCT IS GREAT, PRICES ARE TERRIFFIC!!! SCOTT AND JENNIFER WILL WALK YOU THROUGH THE PROCESS IN A VERY PROFESSIONAL MANNER!!! I STARTED DROPPING DISPLAYS ON JAN 3RD, HAVE HAD NOTHING BUT POSITIVE FEED-BACK SINCE!!! IM SURE I WILL WISH I HAD MADE THE CHANGE TO READERS WORLD WHOLESALE MANY YEARS AGO !!!
GOOD LUCK TO YOU ******* ****** REPS. ESPECIALLY IN MY AREA BECAUSE IM GOING TO BURY YOU WITH BETTER PRICING , BETTER PRODUCT, BETTER SERVICE !!!! R. MARK MILLER
P.S - I,VE ALREADY REFERRED 1 -FORMER B.A.F REP TO READERS WORLD WHOLESALE IN THE PAST WEEK AND WILL HAVE MORE TO COME !!!!
Miller, Mark (Ronald) from nixa, mo
Newsletter to my reps
To: TNT Marketing Distributors: 2008 review / 2009 update Date: Jan 9/09
Another year has come and gone.
Larry was up $34,000 = 14%
Mike H was up $18,000 = 11%
Len was up $15,000 = 5%
Mike M was in BC for half the year and Sheldon had a fantastic fall, after going full time.
4th Quarter Leaders were: (In Order)
1) Mike Mayr
2) Len Sather
3) Sheldon Huard
4) Larry Shenker
5) Mike Howkins
Everyone qualified for substantial Profit Share Bonuses this last quarter. Way to go!
Not to mention a Trip to a beautiful resort in Mexico.
Good thing we are in a recession!
This year we had promised to make some improvements, and I think we followed through with those promises.
By working closely with the purchasing department at A.G. and carefully selecting product, we were able to increase closing ratios on most things and get large enough quantities that each rep could run with good product for several weeks.
We did not have a huge back order issue on a single item this year; that?s a first!
TNT?s Goal this year is to help make sure Calgary and Edmonton get worked more efficiently.
Over the years in Edmonton we have been narrowing down our days more and more.
We are down to about 6-7 days for the entire city of Edmonton (not including suburbs)
This should be about 9-10 days min.
Rest assure, Gasoline will make a comeback.
And when it does, it sure is nice to have some well developed local areas.
Gas could be at $2.00/L and if you work in town your fuel bill will still be under $40.
Larry has been a good example of this.
He took some so/so areas in the Edmonton area and turned them into consistent strong sale days.
While he does need to pick up another day or so, and do some new door knocking to improve his current days, he still has done a good job at pulling out nice sales right here in our hometown.
This enables him to also use his own van for most of his days.
Only one change to the Policies this year:
The Performance Bonus Profit Share (P.B.P.S.) will be annual, instead of quarterly.
This is consistent of almost every major corporation out there (including Home Depot ?Len)
Qualifications will be as follows:
$100,000 = .5% $500
$150,000 = 1% $1500
$200,000 = 1.25% $2500
$250,000 = 1.75% $4375
$300,000 = 2.25% $6750
Most all of you would have made more money under this system, using your 2008 sales figures.
Len only missed the $300,000 mark by less than $2500 in sales.
This also gives the part time reps, like Sharon a chance at the lowest qualification.
Al from Canada
I have been with you for over 3 years now - It has been amazing how great it is to make more money - By not giving it away to the big guys who abused us all while being an independent contractor under them. I have been in the business for over 15 years and I wish I would have been able to tag onto you early on. With today's economy, - It's tough out there and it's great to make some money utilizing your Products. As for the product - I never look a gift horse in the mouth - to be able to get product on consignment is great. AND if you don't sell it - sent it back - WOW. You don't have to wait for the big guy to say OK - we don't have to warehouse for the big guy OR get stuck with anything - even damages can go back. I do wish the products available would have a little more pull to the displays, with more gift ideas and more prominent names. More variety would be nice too. As for the website - It is extremely easy to use (I wish the pictures were a little better) and the ordering and report systems are very easy. Again my hat is off to You - for the gift they give us all.
Shaffer, Meg from Southeast Pa
Your System is Great
I think you have the best cashout system of anyone in the industry.
John S. from New Hampshire