After a very successful year, the volunteers in the merchandising team are going to take a well-earned rest (well apart from the annual stock audit) so the ART shops (including the SmART Ringer shop) will be closed from Sunday 10 December 2017 to Wednesday 3 January 2018.
This year has been by far the busiest and most successful for ART's merchandising arm, with takings exceeding those of 2015 and 2016 combined. The year in numbers:
Three new products were launched this year and all have flown off the shelves. "A Ringer's Guide to Learning the Ropes" tops the charts with 1,230 copies sold so far this year. "50 Ringing Things" has sold 630 copies and "A Teacher's Guide to Learning the Ropes" which was launched only in September, has already sold over 300 copies.
A very big thank you to our volunteers - Gill Hughes, Anne Sladen and Tony Goodman - for working so hard to get all those orders processed and sent out. Thank you!
Gill Hughes, Merchandising Manager