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Christmas Toy Prices

Christmas Toy Prices

Are children’s toys and Christmas presents about to become more expensive ?  Last week The Times carried an article suggesting that manufacturing costs in China were climbing as workers look for ever higher wages, and materials costs are rising too.  It seems certain that those costs will be passed on to Western consumers, and here at Mulberry Bush we’ve already seen a number of proposed price increases from importers.  Needless to say we’re negotiating hard to keep increases to a…

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Spring & Summer Catalogue now in the post

Spring & Summer Catalogue now in the post

Our Spring and Summer catalogue is now available and if you’re on our mailing list then you should receive your copy in the post in the next day or two. There are plenty of new toys,  loads of old favourites and lots of fun too! To get your own copy just visit this page

New Toys and New Catalogue

New Toys and New Catalogue

The Mulberry Bush autumn catalogue is printed and will be in the post to our customers in the next week or so.  With 225 new toys and eight more pages, it’s taken us quite a bit of work in the summer months but we’re very pleased with the result and we hope you will be too. Watch out for those new products becoming available to order on the website over the next few days as we receive stock.  And watch…

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Online Page-turn catalogue for Mulberry Bush

Online Page-turn catalogue for Mulberry Bush

We’re delighted that our Spring and Summer catalogue is proving popular with our customers but, if you haven’t seen it, you don’t have to wait for the postman.  Over the Easter weekend we have introduced an on-line, page-turning copy of the paper catalogue on our website which has a number of helpful features.  You can see it here Every product in the catalogue links through to the corresponding page on the website, so if you like the look of something…

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Mulberry Bush Summer Catalogue now out!

Mulberry Bush Summer Catalogue now out!

The Mulberry Bush Spring and Summer catalogue of wooden toys and games is on its way.  If you are already a customer one should be arriving by post in the next few days.  If you would like one please enter your details on our catalogue request page and we’ll send you one and add you to our mailing list for future catalogues too. (UK only by post, but the whole range can be seen on the website) We have quite…

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VAT and Mulberry Bush

VAT and Mulberry Bush

Although VAT reverts to 17.5% from 1st January 2010 Mulberry Bush will not increase prices for items that are in stock.  We will be carrying out a full price review before we publish our next catalogue in March, and we know already that some toys may have to go up when we next receive stock because costs to us will be increasing, but we will do all we can to keep our prices competitive, absorbing the increase in VAT ourselves…

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All orders are despatched

All orders are despatched

All orders placed on or before Monday 21st December were despatched on or before that date.  Many were upgraded to 24 hour delivery at our expense to try to ensure they arrived in time for Christmas, even though some were placed after our cut-off date.  We have no outstanding orders. As will be no surprise to anyone the freezing weather has had an effect on deliveries in certain parts of the country but we know ParcelForce and Royal Mail are…

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Best Selling Christmas Toys for 2009

Best Selling Christmas Toys for 2009

What are our best selling toys this Christmas?   Some of the wooden toys we offer are best sellers year after year.  In pride of place has to be the fantastic Mini Cakes and Stand which has been immensely popular for a couple of years now, and not surprisingly.  The detail is incredible and with 12 mouth-watering wooden cakes plus wooden stand at £11.99 it’s incredible value too.   Another best seller this year and a consistent favourite for 2 or 3…

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Christmas toys panic – order early!

Christmas toys panic – order early!

There’s going to be a shortage of toys this Christmas –  so says BBC Breakfast today. Well for the must-have, toy-of-the-year Barbie Roller Girl or Transformers Movie Leader type of toy that may very well be true.  The big distributors have to place their orders in the Far East many months before Christmas, and at the beginning of this year with all the doom and gloom there was it was not surprising that many importers were cautious.  Bear in mind…

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Christmas present decisions helped by Customer Reviews

Christmas present decisions helped by Customer Reviews

The opportunity for our customers to add their own reviews of their purchases was a recent enhancement to our website just a few weeks ago.  Opening up this service was not without some trepidation on our part it has to be said.  Most of the conversations we have with you our customers take place before the toy has been bought and whilst we’ve had many, many compliments over the years we never really know what people really think about their…

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