Discounts on general titles and sell-thru programs with guarantees and extra dating. Monthly specials include “A” titles (Critic’s Choice), independent titles (Now Premiering) as well as a number of other titles and TV DVD product. Ingram also offers spoken word audio, games & accessories. A number of promotions and premiums are also offered. Monthly specials are announced in Vid News. Call the branch closest to you and ask for the Sales Manager or call National Telemarketing at 800-621-1333.
Call 800.621.1333 Ex. 7127 to speak with a specially trained electronics’ rep or talk to your own Ingram sales rep for up-to-date information on electronics and games. The electronics’ rep can provide you with in-depth information on all electronics and new technologies. Special agreements including hardware, software, electronics, games, accessories and more give VBG members many advantages. Minimal purchasing qualifies you to receive the monthly publication “Entertainment Electronics,” which features new games, accessories and electronics hardware. VBG also receives regular specials.
*Free consumer magazines (Vid Bits Gazette, Now Premiering). MUST BE AN ACTIVE INGRAM ACCOUNT BUYING AN AVERAGE OF $750 PER MONTH TO RECEIVE 100 (Vid Bits Gazette) MAGAZINES FREE EACH MONTH FOR YOUR CUSTOMERS. Vid Bits Gazette magazines announce new releases along with oldies but goodies, specials and contests for your customers. Additional copies available at a reasonable cost. You will receive 50 Now Premiering magazines as well. Call LINDA (VBG) at 800.562.4152 or talk to your Ingram rep.
VID NEWS VBG’S MONTHLY NEWSLETTER
Vid News is our information line to our members. Keeps you up-to-date on what is going on in the industry that concerns independent video retailers. Specials are published monthly to keep you informed.
IN-STORE ENTERTAINMENT PREVIEW DVD
A preview DVD to assist you with ordering movies and a trailer loop to play in-store to stimulate rental. Offered free if averaging $750 in purchasing per month through Ingram Entertainment. 800.562.4152.
ADULT NATIONAL VIDEO
This is a full line adult distributor offering a variety of adult DVD’s etc. VBG members receive special pricing and offers exclusive to VBG members including close outs. Ask for Jeff Kole. 1.800.797.7055.
303.799.1838 and ask for Rachel Michtavy. Promotional items for your store such as T-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, and magnets with your store name & logo on them. Discounts available to all VBG members.
STORE ACCESSORIES & FIXTURES
SPECIALTY STORE SERVICES
800.999.0771 QUICO (Q) AYALA. Offers a wide range of products: Store Fixtures, Signage, Security Systems, Accessories, Profit Makers, Custom Graphics, Disc Repairs, etc. Can help with new store openings and design as well as remodeling. VBG members receive additional 8% discount on most products.
SPECIALTY STORE SERVICES
800.999.0771 QUICO (Q) AYALA. This distributor carries a number of security systems including exit & entry systems for open store display, monitors, cameras, etc. Discounts do apply call for more information.
COMPUTERS & COMPUTER SOFTWARE
THE SOFTIES, INC.
800.543.2922 Ask for ERIC NIELSON. This is one of the better computer systems for the video retailer in our industry. It is very user friendly and has the ability to supply information to the retailer not found in many systems.
UNIQUE BUSINESS SYSTEMS
800.521.2999 and ask for MAX McGREGOR. A great software system for video retailers. The software is user friendly and many of our retailers have reported great satisfaction. Call for further information.
BUSINESS CARDS & PRINTING NEEDS
TURTLE MAC & KEY PRINTING
The official printer for Video Buyers Group, has the ability to consolidate printing runs to cut cost on most printing needs. Call PATTI or NADEAN at 763.479.1180.
ANCHOR INSURANCE AGENCY
763.473.4090 or 800.888.8593 and ask for SHAWN LAPPAN. Group rates on tanning bed coverage. Also offering business coverage in some states through Safeco Insurance.