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October 2021 Bonningtons Business Update
It has been our most challenging year when it comes to supply chain management, and I wish I could be reporting that things look like they are going to improve. Unfortunately, signs are already showing that this is far from the case, and we feel that things are going to degrade further before they get any better.
Freight Problem continues:
New update 30/06/21
It is amazing how things can change in a matter of a few months.
Following on from my last update (below) things have moved on rapidly.
Over the past few months, we have been absorbing the extortionate price increases that we are being charged for our freight from China even though we have been getting these high freight prices for the last 4 weeks.
We were hoping that at some point freight wou...
We have limited stock coming in on selected outdoor lines this May, pre-order now to secure your stock and done get let behind!
Please note that our offices are closed from 3pm on 24th December until Monday 4th January.
We are sorry that some of our deliveries into our warehouse have not arrived on the dates that we said they would, however like most other businesses we are experiencing an increasing amount of delays in getting our containers from the docks to our Sandiacre warehouse. The main reasons for these delays are as follows:
Tracey Gibson, Account Manager at Bonningtons, celebrated her 20th year with the company last week.
To all of our customers,
We would like to make you aware that due to our recent relocation to another warehouse and the high demand of orders we have been receiving, deliveries are taking longer than usual to reach you.
Order by 12th April for Delivery before Good Friday!
With the first Bank Holiday of the year approaching, we are currently working at peak, with delivery times of at least 3 working days. It's with this in mind that we urge you to place your Easter orders now.
To ensure delivery before Good Friday, you really need to order right now, or by Friday 12th April at the latest.
For the month of January 2019 we are offering 10% off all Christmas lines, including Clearance!
The next Bonningtons Open Week will coincide with Spring Fair, and will take place from 1st February - 8th February 2019.
With Christmas now just around the corner, we have added lots of of hot products to our Christmas clearance offer - over 110 products to be exact!
We are now taking bookings for the next Bonnington Open Weeks which will take place this Autumn across two weeks: 30th August - 5th September, and 10th - 13th September. This means that visitors can combine their visit to the NEC for Autumn Fair/Glee with a quick trip up the M1 to our Nottingham showrooms.
The Bonningtons Cycling Team took part in the Cycle Live Nottingham event, which took place in scorching conditions on 24th June 2018.
The sun must have gone to our heads because here is another fantastic offer for May! That makes 3 special offers running for this month - so stock up now and take advantage of the warm weather
On 21 April 2018 the Gas Appliances Directive (GAD) was withdrawn and replaced by the new Gas Appliance Regulation (GAR) for appliances burning gaseous fuels and fittings intended to be incorported within gas appliances. This move was made in order to clarify the requirements, increase the safety of products and force importers to make sure the products they introduce to the EU market are legal and safe. Read More
The 22nd National BBQ Week takes place this year from 28th May to 3rd June. Why not use it as an opportunity to promote your outdoor living products? Luckily, all the items below are currently on special offer, so you might consider using them as promotion in the run up, and during National BBQ Week.
We've just dropped the price on swing bin liners and indoor/outdoor clocks. Get them now while stocks last!
Do you find it frustrating when your supplier keeps running out of stock, just when you need it the most? Of course you do, and as your supplier, we share your pain. Not only are we both missing out on vital orders, but we are also in the unenviable position of letting you down as a supplier, which is not acceptable to us.
We are featured in the April/May issue of Garden and Hardware News. Read on to see how our Spring Open Week went, and why you should consider Bonningtons as your next supplier
This week's deal of the week is 3.6 kg of high quality bird seed for only £1.20 (catalogue price £1.55). This has been extended and will end on 30th April 2018.
According to the Met Office, Britain will be hotter than parts of Greece next week! Assuming Greece is not about to enter a mini Ice Age, this is good news!
Early May Bank Holiday falls this year on Monday 7th May. Make sure you order your stock in plenty of time to avoid being left short on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year.
In anticipation of the glorious Spring and Summer months that we are sure will arrive any time soon (please), we have launched our new Spring Promotion! Over 40 seasonal products at brilliant prices. Available now on the website, or through your sales representative, or by emailing our orders department on firstname.lastname@example.org. As always we have provided a good selection of seasonal items as well as year-round best sellers.All the products below are included in the promotion, and you c...
You know how we are always promising you quality products at the best possible prices? Well, we like to keep our promises, which is why we've decided to reduce the price on our disposable latex gloves. They are now only £1.85 per pack!
National Pet Month is a registered charity which promotes responsible pet ownership as well as raising awareness of the role of pet care specialists, and the value of working with assistance animals.
As soon as the clocks go forward and Easter approaches, gardeners and horticulturists turn their thoughts towards Spring and the beginning of the growing season. It's a time of peak activity for the industry as retailers and garden centres take delivery of all things to do with growing and propogation. From everyday essentials and accessories to help grow vegetables and border plants or other lines such as hanging baskets, the items&nbs...
This year Easter Sunday falls on 1st April. With the current Winter weather, it's hard to believe that it is less than a month away! Below is our Easter delivery schedule. Make sure you order your stock in plenty of time to avoid being left short on what will be the first busy shopping weekend of the year.
Mothering Sunday falls early this year, on 11th March, so you don't have too long to stock up on gift lines. We have plenty of products to treat Mum, all available for immediate delivery . Don't forget - order online before midday for the option of Next Day Delivery!The items below are just a few suggestions for Mother's Day gifts, from our Birdcare, Lighting, Homewares and Planting departments.This compact cast iron birdbath with ornamental detailingis perfect to fill a small space...
We are pleased to announce that you can now quickly and easily upload a CSV quick order into your basket. This will save you time when re-ordering regular lines. Here's how to do it!
The Spring Open Week 2018 is now over and the prize draw to win £500 off your next order has taken place. The lucky winners are Fitzpatrick Wholesale of Dublin. Congratulations to them! Commiserations to all the other entrants - you didn't win this time, but we really hope the special deals we had on offer during the week will make up for this.
The 21st National Nest Box Week begins on 14th February 2018. Mid February marks the beginning of the breeding season, and during National Nest Box Week, people across the country are encouraged to put up bird boxes to create a safe haven for nesting birds. Organised by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), you can learn more about this event here.
The sales team are now taking pre-season orders for Christmas 2018! All pre-season orders should be referenced XMAS2018, and you have until 31st March 2018 to place yours.
We are pleased to announce some of the very special offers which will be made available to all visitors to our upcoming Spring Fair Open Week. As previous visitors would expect we will be offering a selection of core items at fantastic prices (all of which are detailed below). In addition, the sales team will be taking pre-season orders for Christmas and Heating, with some unmissable special prices yet to be announced.
Once the domain of offices and public spaces, artificial plants, foliage and hedges are becoming increasingly popular wth householders. While true gardeners may shiver in horror at the thought of plastic plants and trees, it's easy to see the appeal of a maintenance free, year-round beautiful garden for some consumers. Whilst fake plants are unable to grow, here are 7 reasons why we believe their popularity is set to soar!
The Winter promotion 2018 is now on! We have over 50 seasonal items at very special prices - in gardening, watering, heating, lighting, homewares, catering, pet and bird care.
Bonningtons Announces New Website Launch
Bonningtons, the Nottingham based importer and distributor of home, gardening and leisure goods, has announced its next Open Week, which will take place in February 2018. The company will open its show room from 1st – 9th February 2018.
We will once again be opening our showroom doors to welcome new and returning customers to our Spring Open Week, 2018, taking place 1st - 9th February 2018.
If you missed the pre-buy deadline of 31st December, 2017, do not worry! The directors have decided to give customers a helping hand in 2018 by extending the deadline to 15th January 2018.
Although the offices and warehouse will be open between Christmas and the New Year, there will be some disruption to deliveries over the festive period. The schedule is detailed in the table below, and refers to orders placed through the website. Orders placed via email, telephone and with your sales representative may take longer to process.
Welcome to your new, much improved Bonningtons website!
The change of seasons can only mean one thing at Bonningtons - a brand new promotion! Autumn is a great time for all of us, as the leaves start to fall, the days and nights become colder, and thoughts turn to Christmas..there is plenty of sales opportunity.
Following a major rebrand, the wild bird care range from Bonningtons has been transformed into a very attractive range called Nature's Market.
Pre-Buy Season is once again upon us, and the sales team are busy taking orders for 2018!
The dust has settled following our hugely successful 50th Anniversary Open Event, and it is time to sit back and reflect on 10 days of celebration.....and to reveal the winner of the £500 prize draw!
Earlier this month the Bonningtons Directors shut the business early and treated all employees to a big 50th Anniversary Celebration bash at the Canal House, Nottingham.
The Bonningtons 50th Anniversary event begins in less than 2 weeks! We're delighted to say spaces are booking up quickly, and our generous directors have just announced we will be holding a free prize draw for every visitor! One lucky winner will receive £500 to spend on their next order simply for turning up and filling in a quick questionnaire.
The 50th Anniversary Celebration Event will take place from 5th - 14th September 2017. Exclusive special offers will be available to all visitors on the day, including the 3 above!
L'Etape du Tour is an annual mass participation event in which amateur cyclists gather from around the world to take on a stage of the Tour de France. 2017 marks the 27th edition of L'Etape, and on Sunday 16th July, over 12,000 lucky riders came together from 72 countries to take on stage 18 of the Tour.
A la Maison is the new homewares range from Bonningtons, combining traditional rustic style with modern design to create a range that is both pretty and practical. Arriving the in the warehouse during June and July 2017, the range attracts young couples and families looking for design inspiration in the home.
The 21st National BBQ Week runs from 29th May - 4th June 2017. It is the ideal opportunity to promote not only your BBQ products, but all Outdoor Living items, such as garden furniture, lighting and even disposable catering. Click here to visit the official National BBQ Week website and find out more.
One of the stand-out products launched at Glee 2016 was the red and white camper van BBQ , and it is now in stock available for immediate delivery!
Last week garden lighting sales volumes increased by 61% – according to the GTN Garden Products Top 50. Outdoor lighting,and solar lighting in particular is a consistently high seller in the garden industry, especially from Spring time onwards, when the days become longer and warmer.
Candle lanterns are a lot more versatile than you might at first think. Fill one with baubles at Christmas for an instant table centre piece or stand alone decoration. Throw in some battery operated string lights and you have a unique indoor Christmas light.
Cruft's, the world's largest dog show, returns this week, with Best in Show announced on Sunday, 12th March.
First televised by the BBC in 1950, the show has become a celebration of dogs of all kinds, and is vital viewing for dog lovers the world over. With the huge growth in popularity of small breeds, many dog owners now consider themselves "pet parents" rather than owners, treating thei...
Mothering Sunday is only a month away, so now is the time to start stocking up on lovely gift items. Bonningtons' new brands introduced in 2016 include many gift lines that are ideal for treating Mum. These include gorgeous Dusk Till Dawn indoor and outdoor lighting, fun garden decor from Read More
The annual National Nest Box Week takes place from 14th – 21st February, and as in previous years, organisations and Individuals will be putting up nest boxes to make up for the lack of natural nesting places for wild birds in an increasingly urbanised environment.
The stand rota has been set, the hero products have been selected and the special show deals are being written up right now! After several years' absence, Team Bonningtons is almost ready for our big return to Spring Fair. Will you be joining us?
Picture yourself on a cold dark evening, snuggled in front of a log fire, drink in hand. Outside is bleak and damp and the darkness of the room is softened by warm pools of light cast by flickering candles and strategically placed lamps. For entertainment you have books, a few board games, and your close family, and perhaps a little craft project on the go. At this very moment you don't need anything else and you are perfectly content. This is hy...
Bonningtons continues to expand its Kingfisher Festive range which will be displayed, fully merchandised at Harrogate Christmas & Gift 2017.
Nottingham auctioneer and second generation family firm John Pye Auctions has taken the top prize in the region’s flagship Awards for family businesses, to be crowned the Midlands Family Business of 2016.
As well as our new logo, you probably will have noticed the strap line that goes with it - INTEGRITY, QUALITY, TRUST. This strap line represents our 3 core values upon which we now stake our entire business reputation. These values were not simply plucked from the air - after detailed consultation with customers from different sectors of the market, we were able to identify that it is these 3 values that we need to adhere to. Read on to see how we will do this.
Bonningtons have re-launched their business under a new brand identity that aims to drive their core values of INTEGRITY QUALITY TRUST through the whole operation. Ian Fisher, owner and MD chose to unveil the new identity and strategic plans to the entire workforce at their annual conference last week. Every member of staff was invited to take part in the event which saw presentations from business development consultant Jane Lawler and strategic design partner, Andrew McQueen who e...
With the weather about to turn colder, bird and wildlife lovers across the country will be turning their attention to the welfare of our wild birds. We all know it’s important to provide food for birds who can’t find food from their usual sources when the ground is covered with ice, but what’s best to give, and what else can we do to care for them?