December 2012 Newsletter - Edition 62
Last orders Monday 3rd December (current trading customers are welcome to call if required after this date to see if we are able to squeeze their late order in).
Betta Blinds and Awnings thanks you for your support during 2012. We wish you a Christmas and New Year filled with happiness, fun and laughter and every good fortune thereafter.
Best Wishes, Damien and all the crew at Betta.
Last Day Thursday 20th December.
Closed between Friday 21st December
and Friday January 4th.
IMPORTANT PRODUCT INFORMATION
FABRIC PRICE CATEGORY CORRECTION: MERCURY, POLAR AND COMET prices for Panel Glides and Roman blinds are in the same Category as for Roller Blinds. Blockout is Category 5, Uncoated is Category 4. Please update your fabric category lists.
STOCK AVAILABILITY - VIBE METALLIC
Please note that METALLIC colours are not due to SHAW until 15th JANUARY 2013. Category B in roller blinds (In House Collection) and Category B in verticals. Vibe Metallic is not available in Builders Range.
STOCK AVAILABILITY - ORISSA FABRICS
DELAYS - Next shipment 11th December (please note this is the date it arrives at Orissa and not the date it will arrive at the Betta Blinds factory. There may be an additional 5 days before being received at Betta):
VERTICAL Bermuda Chintz Green, Cobalt, Silken Lace
Dynasty White Smoke
Pacific Cream, Soda
Tulip Cream, Rose, Snow, Straw
ROLLER Dynasty Charcoal, Cornsilk, Wheat
Moroccan Gold Cane
DISCONTINUED VERTICAL FABRIC
PEARLISED by Uniline - STILL AVAILABLE IN ROLLER BLINDS - Category C
DISCONTINUED Colours - Uniline
DAWN Parmesan deleted in rollers and verticals
DAWN Fern deleted in verticals - no stock available – discontinued in both verts/rollers, limited stock remains in roller fabric
Reminders from last month's newsletter:
PRICE CHANGES Fabric Categories:
Uniline - effective 1st December 2012
Uniview now Category 2.
Melaleuca now Category 3 Rollers Category C Verts
Mini Dawn now Category D (In House Rollers AND Vertical Blinds), Category 3 in Panel Glides and Roman Blinds
Louvolite increased their prices in August, and we have held back on increases until now. Most prices have remained as is. Please make a note that just these three fabrics have increased in price effective 1st November 2012:
Lily Now Category 6 + 35%
Luna Blockout Now Category 6 + 20%
Taffeta Now Category 6 + 20%.
Please download new insert for your Louvolite Fabric Collection folder by going to Customer Resources, Fabric Category Guides section in our website.
Laminated copies to insert into the Louvolite fabric folders should have been received in the post by now. If you have not received a new insert please contact Morgan at our office.
We are jumping for joy at the wonderful feedback we get from our customers!
Thank you to these and other customers who frequently give positive feedback about our products and services
Project Allegra is finally finished. A total of 300 Verticals and 39 Aluminium Venetians.
I would like to thank you and all of your staff for their help in making this large project go smoothly. From initial discussions right through to the final few fix-ups the service has been excellent.
I had no problems with timing and the quality of the products provided were perfect, the only problems I had were self-made or some damage by other trades after the blinds were installed.
I would particularly like to thank Melanie and Sharon Roberts who managed to get my last minute requests done promptly and without fuss and were instrumental in helping me keep to my timeline and remedy the “problems” very quickly to allow me to finish the project on time. The first residents move in today so timing was critical.
Once again thank you for your service – 100% (as usual)
P.S. I believe very strongly “tell the boss quietly if there is a problem but let the world know when compliments are deserved”. In this case Betta Blinds excelled in all areas so please feel free to use my words wherever you please.
Please make sure you quote from current fabric lists in the correct pricing categories.
Click Here to download the latest Fabric Collection.
Click Here to download up to date Vertical fabric list.
PLEASE DON'T FORGET to download the up to date IN HOUSE COLLECTION roller blinds price list.
Please log in to our website (bottom of screen) to access any customer resources, price lists, brochures, order forms etc. using the same login and password that you use for online ordering.
NEW fabrics by Shaw - ICON Category A in In House Collection roller blinds. SCREEN Builders Range Category in roller blinds.
A Facebook Message...
Hi there Damien and team, many thanks for the fantastic warranty and service you gave my company recently, my clients rang especially to make sure I thank you for them too : )
THANKYOU Lyndy Reynolds.
"Service How it Should Be"
|ONGOING DISCOUNTS||CARE AND MAINTENANCE |
OF YOUR BLINDS
IN HOUSE COLLECTION FABRICS
10% DISCOUNT FOR ONLINE ORDERS
(early payment discount does not apply)
10% DISCOUNT FOR ONLINE ORDERS
(5% early payment discount)
DID YOU KNOW?
Woodlook Venetian Slat is manufactured from a compressed polystyrene formula (not plastic or PVC), with a reinforced polystyrene exterior coating. Extensive product testing includes: highest heat ratings on the market, tested to 75 degrees against warping. Bow tested at 70 degrees
CLICK HERE to download Woodlook Venetians Information Flyer
RUN OUT STOCK
30% DISCOUNT on Roller Blinds
for these fabrics, until current stock runs out
Fabrics include Suncreens, Blockouts, Translucents from: Wilson, Bricos, Shaw, Hunter Douglas, Orissa, Texstyle and Uniline
Fabrics in selected ranges and colours.
Click Here to Download Stock Availability List
Installation Gloves are provided with every order in Roller Blinds, Roman Blinds and Panel Glides. It is recommended that you request your installers wear gloves when fitting blinds to avoid dirty marks on fabrics.
Included in every order from our Timber Venetians Blinds range is a FREE slat cleaner (duster) for the continued maintenance of your customers blinds.
Please point out the maintenance and care section of the installation guides to your retails customers. The insallation guides are supplied with each order.
For warranty purposes following the care instructions is very important. Warranty details are also included with the installation guides. These can also be downloaded from the Customer Resources section of our website.
|KEEP THE CHILDREN SAFE||A MESSAGE FROM BMAA|
We have become aware of another tragic accident involving a young child and a blind or curtain cord. The incident occurred in Gin Gin, Queensland over the weekend.
Attached please find two articles that appeared in the local press. (Click here to see the press articles.)
This is a reminder to the industry to ensure safety warnings are attached to window coverings and appropriate safety devices are installed.
Blind Manufacturers' Association of Australia
Please ensure your installers are fully aware of the Australian Mandatory Standards for Corded Blinds. Please direct them to the Product Safety Australia website: Click Here.
Click here to download child safety brochure for your retail customers.
|Be as crazy as the rest of us in supporting Australian jobs - Remember to look for the boomerang symbol on our price list to find fabulous fabrics manufactured in Australian mills.
|BUILDERS RANGE ROLLER BLINDS|
|Just a reminder that Builders Range widest width available is now 2430mm. If you haven't already done so, please download the Builders Range price list, which has been updated with this new width.
Please log in to our website (bottom of screen) to access all Customer Resources: Price Lists, Brochures, Order Forms, Installation Guides etc. using the same login and password that you use for online ordering.
|BETTA BLINDS YOU TUBE VIDEOS - GREAT FOR TRAINING
|GO STRAIGHT TO OUR YOU TUBE VIDEOS BY CLICKING ON THE YOU TUBE LINK BELOW -
40 videos to view. Betta Videos are great training tools for installers and sales staff.