VALUABLE FLORAL REFERENCE MANUALS for you!
Download Dozens of No-Cost
ALDIK 2008-2009 SILK FLOWER CATALOGS
While You Can
In November of 2008, The Mitchell Import Company, d/b/a TJ Collection, acquired Aldik Inc.
I called today (Monday, April 6, 2009) and spoke with a representative to find out in what direction Aldik's product line might pursue under the new owners, and was informed that Aldik's is going out of business! Sadly, all operations are planned to be closed down by May 2009.
Previously on the Aldik website, you were required to register your business information to gain access to Aldik’s Silk Flower Catalog Collections - and they are extensive -- silk flower and artificial foliage categories, furniture accents, containers, Holiday decorations and more.
Currently, the www.Aldik.com website has changed drastically to a bare-bones Closeout presentation.
Only legitimate businesses with a Reseller or Tax I.D. can purchase the products at deep discounts. Wholesale prices are not listed online, but can be found in the downloadable Excel files on the bottom left menu on the site...
BUT THE PDF CATALOGS ARE AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE.
Now, anyone can download dozens of Aldik PDF silk floral and accessory catalogs WITHOUT SIGNUP:
I don't know how long this page will be accessible to the general public - certainly not after May 2009 - so hurry and download these Silk Flower PDF catalogs ASAP!
These 2008-2009 floral craft catalogs can be important, 'never-grow-old' REFERENCE and EDUCATIONAL materials for you:
• Browse the catalogs for
- FLORAL ARRANGEMENT IDEAS
- COLOR COMBINATION IDEAS
- SHAPE COMBINATION IDEAS
- FLOWER / FOLIAGE / CONTAINER COMBINATION IDEAS
***RETAIL LIST PRICES are shown, so you can GET PRICE RANGE IDEAS for your own creations.
For example, use the Pre-Mades product catalog as a rough guide to what you might charge for similar finished floral designs if you are selling your work.
(For your information, Aldik's prices were generally considered to be on the expensive side in the industry. I would regard the list price as the maximum you might possibly charge. Depending on your market area, I would suggest 30 percent to 70 percent of the list price to be more realistic.)
• You could print a catalog page(s) to show to a craft store merchant: "Do you carry something like this...?"
...or to show a potential customer your ideas to "use items similar to this..."
• You could print out pages and cut out pictures to see how items might look together.
Some of the PDFs are quite large - over 50MB each - so consider if you have room to spare on your hard drive. A high speed internet connection is much better for downloading than dial-up.
I recommend you save to an external storage device, or download about 700MB at a time to your desktop, burn the PDFs to a CD, then trash the originals from your hard drive, and repeat the process for the remaining catalogs you want.
I can't stress how valuable these floral catalogs can be as reference materials.
I have catalogs, FTD floral calendars, etc. that are many years old in my 'reference file' that I look over now and then, simply to start triggering creative design ideas.
Keep in mind, product lines change every year, so you may not find an exact item shown in an old catalog.
But even if silk flower catalogs are outdated, if you look hard enough, you can usually find similar products currently available.
So, go download your Aldik PDF catalogs now, before they disappear forever!
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