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Your top best 8 best seller this year?

Discussion in 'Picture Framing Business Issues' started by GUMBY GCF, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. GUMBY GCF

    GUMBY GCF SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Here are my 8 best sellers

    1. LW10-9721 1' BLACK CAP
    LeWinter Moulding

    2. LW202-02 OEM 2 FROSTED SILVER
    LeWinter Moulding

    3. LW202-20 OEM 2 ANODIC BLACK
    LeWinter Moulding

    4. LJ789WG W0-OLD WORLD GOLD 3 3/4"
    Larson-Juhl

    5. LW202-04 OEM 2 FROSTED GOLD
    LeWinter Moulding

    6. LJ347630 CONFETTI BLACK 1 3/4"
    Larson-Juhl

    7. DM6561 1 1/2" MLDG.POLISHED CHERRY REVERSE
    #Decor Moulding Ltd.

    8. DM9748 1 7/8" BLACK
    Decor Moulding Ltd

    We have sold a total of 389 different moulding profils so far this year.

    Man I love this WizardRMS Pos software....
    Not that the software sold the moulding but because it can tell me.

    Yep 4 out of the top 8 are Black .... LOL
     
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  2. Larry Peterson

    Larry Peterson PFG, Picture Framing God

    My mix will be different than most since all my framing is for newspapers, magazines, comics and comic art but as you can see black is the new black. I also sell LJ and Framerica mouldings but none are in the top 8.

    Studio Moulding 26101 Matte Black Flat 1 3/16"

    Studio Moulding 26901 Matt Black 3/4" Flat

    Studio Moulding 22101 Matte Black Flat 1/12"

    Decor Moulding 9596 Matte Black Stepped 1 1/8"

    Studio Moulding 1 3/16" Opaque Black Flat

    Decor Moulding 9592 Walnut Stepped 1/18"

    Decor Moulding 8410 1 1/2" Stepped Matte Black

    Studio Moulding 1 1/2" Opaque Black
     
  3. Kirstie

    Kirstie PFG, Picture Framing God

    Larry, Studio 26101 is indeed a very useful moulding. We are currently using the LJ Tribecca version 1.25" at a slightly better negotiated price without delivery charges. It is probably our number one. I'm not looking at the stats right now, but I'm sure number 2 is 433 Direct, a black 1" that is popular with some of our major accounts for smaller pieces. Our poster special mouldings are scanned in under ready made frames, so they don't come up on our top 10.
     
  4. Terry Hart cpf

    Terry Hart cpf SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    I used to check that from time to time when I used FullCalc. I'm afraid I don't know where to look for that info in Lifesaver. :eek: Help anybody?
     
  5. Larry Peterson

    Larry Peterson PFG, Picture Framing God

    Wow. Nice negotiating.

    I am assuming that you are referring to Tribecca 372285. Since this is a publicly viewable forum I won't show the pricing but my box pricing for the LJ is more than double what I pay for the Studio. I go through about a box a month of the Studio and even including a $65 freight charge (if I order just one box and I never buy a single box), my per ft cost is still less than the free delivered cost for the LJ.

    I do offer a couple of the Tribeccas; the ribbed 3/4" and 1 1/2" blacks (200285 and 370285) but they aren't in my top 8.
     
  6. Ylva

    Ylva SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    I'll have to find that reports in specialty soft.....will get back on that!
     
  7. RParrish

    RParrish PFG, Picture Framing God

    For Life Saver Web Reports I continually get "logins disabled, new and improved web reports coming soon" I have had that for over 6 months now, anyone else?
     
  8. The Wavy Framer

    The Wavy Framer SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Gumby, I find it interesting that you have a 3-3/4" wide ornate gold in your top 8, let alone the fact that it's sandwiched between two metal mouldings! That's Fantastic!

    Also, just curiosity, but are any of those in the top 8 because of a corporate account using the same moulding over and over?

    .
     
  9. GUMBY GCF

    GUMBY GCF SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Great 3.75" moulding Don't ya love it.
    I subtracted out my commercial account moulding.

    I am suprised more framers don't know their top selling mouldings
     
  10. Pat Murphey

    Pat Murphey SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Are these top "dollar" sales? If that's the case my best seller is Abe Munn's AMIMP234C - 2 3/4" closed corner American Impressionist frame. Munn Frameworks 1" Louis XVI chops would be next.
     
  11. Paul N

    Paul N In Corner

    Most footage:

    Decor 8412
    Decor 8446
    Decor 8694
    Decor 6902
    Decor 10381
    Nurre Caxton 47204
    Nurre Caxton 62641
    LJ 119630
    LJ 487BDG
    Omega 80484
     
  12. Larry Peterson

    Larry Peterson PFG, Picture Framing God

    Decor 8446 and 8694 used to be on my best seller list but I had so many quality problems (warped, bent and damaged moulding) with them that I replaced them with studio 26101 and 26901. The final straw was a box so damaged and warped that less than 50% was usable. I was told that that is acceptable and to cut around it. Instead of cutting around it, I cut straight to studio and am glad I did.

    I still use 8412. The only issues I have had with it are the filled in 'Worm' (??) holes.
     
  13. Paul N

    Paul N In Corner

    Absolutely no problems with Decor mouldings. I have a very low tolerance level for moulding quality. The last 4 years 8412 has been consistently good.

    Maybe I am lucky because I get truck delivery and don't have to deal with shipping.
     
  14. JbNormandog

    JbNormandog SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Ditto.

    I go through tons of the stuff and you can't beat the price when ordering at least 50'.


    Others make it but no one sells it cheaper.

    Bob
     
  15. Larry Peterson

    Larry Peterson PFG, Picture Framing God

    Maybe I just had a bad year with them. I also used tons of the stuff along with 8411 - the same frame at 1 1/2". I would use about a box a month of each of the three. I used it from 2001 to early 2008. The last year or so I had so many quality issues (cutting poorly - crumble wood and severe warping ) with these three frames that I switched to studio. Maybe they have gotten these frames better in the last two years.

    On the other hand I use a lot of Decor 6314, 6315, 8335, 9592, 9593 and 9596 and have never had a problem with these. I did have a problem with 8410 for a while (crumblewood) but this one has gotten better.
     
  16. JbNormandog

    JbNormandog SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Larry,

    I view my relationship with Decor with that of a crazy girlfriend that you have broken up with multiple times.

    Sometimes things are great and you couldn't ask for more, and then for no fault of your own, it turns sour and no matter what you try you know there is a better quality match out there for you.

    (now happily married for almost 10 years)

    I could very well post next week about the carp I got from them. Just give it time.


    Bob
     
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