2014-06-24 — Good Characters (Leave a message)
Now is the time to stock up on your brush calligraphy and painting supplies because prices will increase on July 7, 2014.
We have been offering calligraphy and art products at the same prices for the last 8 years, since 2006.
We import our brush calligraphy and art products from Taiwan, mainland China, and Japan. The cost increase is due to 10% to 50% increases in the last 8 years in wholesale prices and shipping costs as well as devaluation of the US dollar (in relation to foreign currencies).
Also, during the last 8 years the minimum wage in California has increased 18.5%, from $6.75/hour to $8/hour, and will further increase to $9/hour in a few days, on July 1st. This will be a 33.3% increase from 2006.
In short, our costs have gone up. We have kept the same low prices for 8 years but we need to increase them in order to stay in business.
If you practice calligraphy regularly or teach classes and can foresee using the products in the next 5 to 10 years, now is a good time to stock up on them and save money before the price increase takes effect July 7th.
The following are the 2 best URLs for ordering your products:
Store URL 1: http://goodcharacters.com/brush/ (selected items)
Store URL 2: http://goodcharacters.com/art/ (full catalog)
The prices for martial arts stamps will remain the same. Master Stamp URL: http://goodcharacters.com/masterstamp
We will accept orders for all products whether they are in stock or out of stock. However, you will have to wait several weeks for backordered items to arrive.
As always, please let me know if you have any questions or comments.