November 15th, 2011
Montrose Oak Bedroom Range
Bedroom furniture has been a real success for us this year, internet sales are 246% up on last year to be exact. On the back of this success, we have added a stunning new range of rustic oak bedroom furniture, the Montrose.
Hand crafted from the finest American white oak, each piece is enhanced with a rustic lacquer that will add a distinctive country charm to your bedroom.
Not only does the lacquer protect the oak, it also helps to retain its fine qualities and brings out the charming grain of the timbers natural appearance
Furniture manufacturers and cabinet makers love oak……Why?
…continue reading : New Rustic Oak Wood Bedroom Furniture Range Launched
October 22nd, 2011
Silentnight brought their Salterforth Show Stand to Glasgow: The Grosvenor Hotel on Great Western Road.
Silentnight have at last recognised how important a customer we are (my house is next door). No Greggs sausage roll for lunch but otherwise the show was truly custom made.
So what was there to see and lie …continue reading : Silentnight Beds and Mattress Show in Glasgow
October 3rd, 2011
Our internet office is moving to Hillington and to celebrate the fact we had a night out last Saturday. The Maltman, Glasgow: a Dystopian nightmare of misshapen bodies and twisted minds brought together to celebrate the demon drink.
Home from home for the internet office really.
The deafening sound, the flashing lasers and the fear of one of the dancing dervishes stopping to ask me a question kept me well under cover. I did catch a couple of happenings.
The two new girls had a tiff. “Who was the taller?”. Well, as they are sisters I thought the matter ought to have been settled years ago. I could see the guys thinking that of the possible attributes we might discuss, height wasn’t their first choice. For me I think Sharon has the better… …continue reading : Archers Sleepcentre Internet Celebration
September 29th, 2011
“Simon Spinks said knocking just one year off the consumer bed replacement cycle would help grow the market by 15 per cent, to the benefit of all market participants.” was the quote from today’s Furnishingreport.com.
Surely, I thought, the reporter will now point out the obvious, the customer will be 15% poorer.
I was at the dinner where the quote was made, the NBF Bed Show at Telford. My jaw dropped as …continue reading : Furnishingreport.com is no Private Eye
September 28th, 2011
The second National Bed Federation show has just finished at the International Exhibition Centre at Telford.
I popped down to have a look and I must say we had a very enjoyable time. The great thing about the NBF and its relation AIS, (sorry I can never remember what that stands for) is despite the fact you obviously aren’t a member and haven’t a hope in Hades of ever becoming one, everyone is wonderfully friendly to you.
And just because you weren’t part of the original cast of Downton Abbey you can still …continue reading : National Bed Federation AIS Show Telford
September 18th, 2011
I popped into Candleriggs and Kilmarnock Bed Sheds last week. All beds and mattresses are reduced to clear and the staff say they are being taken over by Bensons.
Bit of a bummer us having to compete against all this clearance stock hitting the Scottish bed market. But Bensons taking over the Bed Shed? Why?
This just doesn’t seem logical. At Archers we never hear of Bensons: English company selling posh kit designed for the English market and frankly doesn’t interfere with us. We wouldn’t miss them if they never existed.
However I have always had a soft spot for …continue reading : Bed Shed Closing Down Sale
September 5th, 2011
Isabel didn’t get me the weeks sales figures together ’til 1 30pm. “What took the time Isabel?” I asked.
Takes a bit longer when you have the internet breaking all records I guess: an all time record this week.
From zero to 30% of our business in 3 years is good going and something I would never have predicted in 2008. From bed buyers in Inverness to bed buyers in Cornwall, we have them all. And there seems no letting up. So we are on the move. The internet team is leaving the Auldhouse toilet to their very own Googleplex at …continue reading : Internet Bed Sales at Record High
August 23rd, 2011
My friend Sandra just bought an Ottoman divan bed from Bed Shed at Hillington. £825, choice of colours and matching headboards. She liked the quality, she liked the fact she wouldn’t need a vallance and she had the hots for the salesman who served her. I made that last bit up.
Anyhow, me with 10 bed shops and all, was a bit put out. So today I popped into the Bed Shed at Hillington to find out more. And I was impressed. Actually the mattress had the misfortune of having someone eat their egg and chips on it. But hygiene apart …continue reading : Best Ottoman Bed at Bed Shed
August 22nd, 2011
I think we match the speed of delivery of our bed retailing internet competitors. We all use the same carriers so in that regard there is little to shout about.
However since we upgraded our computer that runs our internet I’d like to make the claim our website is now the fastest page loading website selling beds and mattresses in the UK today. From Argos to mattressman.co.uk to World Stores we can compete with the best!
The speed of each page loading has been a fixation …continue reading : Fastest bed and mattress website in UK
August 2nd, 2011
Archers Sleepcentre has agreed a contract with Webgains to run an affiliate marketing program that pays affiliates up to 8% commission on sales to market our products and advertise our website.
We are totally new to marketing our web site using third party marketing and from our perspective 8% appears a very good deal. In fact we are only offering this commission because our competitors such as Mattressman, Bedroomworld and Bedstar make these offers.
Sometimes I do feel like a gold prospector out …continue reading : Bed and Mattress Affiliates