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Call for Estimates: 4th Qu of 2016 … CLOSED. thank you for participating

Will You Help Us Plan for 4th Quarter?

It is time for the Call for Estimates: Qu 4 of 2016.  Four times a year, we send out a newsletter to Wholesale Customers and ask you to predict your needs for the upcoming quarter.  Since we only order from our merino mill four times per year, it is vital that we know what special projects / clubs / Knit-A-Longs / new wholesale accounts of your own you will promote during 4th Quarter of  ’16.  For all of us in the fiber business, the end of the year is the heart of seasonal knitting, and one of the busiest times of the year.
Deadline to respond to the Call for Estimates Qu 4 of 2016: July 1, 2016.

Send you list of estimates (for a minimum of 10 kilos per yarn) to Yarnie@wool2dye4.com

Deadline is July 1, 2016


Call for Estimates: Qu 3 or 2016

Deadline = May 13, 2016

Will You Help Us Plan Our Inventory Levels?
It is time for the Call for Estimates: Qu 3 of 2016. Four times a year, we send out this newsletter to Wholesale Customers and ask you to predict your needs for the upcoming quarter. Since we only place four inventory order per year, it is vital that we know what special projects / clubs / Knit-A-Longs / new wholesale accounts of your own you will promote. July is one of the busiest times of the year for many of our customers, when they dye stock, price, labelled and pack for fall fiber festivals and online promotions.

Deadline to respond to the Call for Estimates Qu 3 of 2016: May 13, 2016.

How do I respond to the Call for Estimates?
Create a new email with the subject: Call for Estimates Qu 3 of 2016
-Email the list of our yarn titles to Yarnie@wool2dye4.com before May 13, 2016.
-Use our yarn names and express your needs in multiples of 5 kilos.
-Express your needs in kilos, not skeins.
-List only yarns for which you have a minimum of five kilos.
-Do not include comments or questions on this list.
-Do sign the eMail with your first and last name.

Thank you to all our customers who will participate. Your response helps us know how much yarn we need to cover all possibilities. The next shipment is due around May 20 ’16. Please watch the blog for announcements of the arrival date.


Call for Estimates: Quarter 1 of 2016

Call for Estimates: Qu 1 of 2016
Deadline:  September 30, 2015
What is a Call for Estimates?
This is a planning tool that Wool2Dye4 uses in creating our mill orders for the upcoming quarter.  We invite our larger customers to submit estimates of their needs over 10 kilos.  No estimate should be submitted for less than 10 kilos for any yarn.
Is an Estimate the same thing as an Order?
No.  An estimate is your best guess of your needs, and will help us order in enough inventory to cover your order, as well as other wholesale customers, and cover unexpected website orders, too.
How do you Reply to a Call for Estimates?
-Create a new eMail (do not Reply to this one)
-Address it to Yarnie@wool2Dye4.com
-List subject line as ‘Call for Estimates Qu 1 of 2016″
-Do not send a copy of this newsletter. Keep it simple.
-List W2D4 yarn title and number of kilos (not less than 10 kilos per yarn)
-Reply by September 30, 2015

We try to have enough yarn for everyone and your assistance as we plan for next quarter is vital.

Thank you for your participation

Sheila / Wool2Dye4


Call for Estimates: 3rd Quarter 2015

Countdown for  Call for Estimates
Ten days to prepare your estimate for 3rd Quarter of 2015.
Deadline to reply: June 8, 2015

 Who may Participate?
– Wholesale and special status customers with a need for minimum of 10 kilos per yarn

How to Reply to the Call for Estimates?
– Create a new eMail
– Address it to Yarnie@wool2dye4.com
– Subject line:  ‘Call for Estimates 2nd Qu 2015″
– List format only
– No personal comments
– List estimate in KILOS, not skeins (unless the packaging differs from our normal 10 skeins @ 100 gram)
– List the name of the yarn as it appears on the Wool2Dye4.com website
– Each yarn on your list must show a minimum of 10 (ten) kilos.  No exceptions.
– Reply by deadline date: June 8, 2015

 How to prepare an Estimate?
 – Please study last year’s sales, recent promotions, planned promotions for fall /early winter of 2015.
– Think about upcoming vendor booths, fiber faires, online promotions, wholesale sales.  Look at recent growth of your largest customers as you prepare your reply to the Call for Estimates, and talk with them about their own expansion and sales plans.

Note:  Including your estimate in our mill order will insure that we have enough yarn to go around.  If you are eligible, please submit an estimate.

Many thanks for your participation/ Sheila / Wool2Dye4


Call for Estimates: Quarter 1 of 2015

Deadline:  November 7, 2014

Please prepare your estimates for the first Quarter of 2015.  In order to calculate quantities to spin, we have been working with our  larger wholesale customers in the inventory control process.  We place four major orders from the mill each year, and it is important for Wool2Dye4 to rely on our customers estimates of their needs.  We understand that forecasting is a difficult business, but it does get easier the more it is done.  We suggest that you involve your largest customers in the process and ask them to plan ahead so that you can give them the best customer service possible.

Our turnaround time, from the day of placing our order with the mill, is 3 months, minimum, from day of order to delivery.  We ask you to consider your needs and become a part of our plan for Quarter 1 of 2015.

This quarter we are a running a little ahead in our inventory stock levels on most yarns.  During the previous orders of 2014, we have been building up backup inventory.  Except for a few yarns, we should be able to serve most forecasted needs through January of 2015.  This Call for Estimates will cover February, March and some of April 2015.  The shipments will begin to arrive after February 1, 2015.


Who May Participate:

  • You are invited to participate only if you can forccast a minimum of ten (10 ) kilos of each yarn on your list.
  • Do not send any other estimates of less than 10 kilos.

Please study last year’s sales, recent promotions, planned promotions for 1st quarter of 2015 and even think about possible events during the early part of spring 2015.  Also, look at recent growth of your largest customers as you prepare your reply to the Call for Estimates, and talk with them about their own expansion and sales plans.  Many of our largest customers have adopted our program and contacted their largest customers to request their estimates.  This is the way to create estimates with more and more accuracy.

How to Reply to The Call:

  • –Send your estimate in list format to Yarnie@wool2dye4.com by November 7, 2014.
  • –Create a new eMail to send your list.  Do not send it by ‘Reply’ and send me a copy of my newsletter announcement.
  • Express the need in terms of kilo packages, not skeins.
  • List the name of the yarn as it appears on the Wool2Dye4 website, not the name you use in your marketing.
  • Do not include any other discussion or personal remarks in your reply, just the list, please.
  • –Reply by deadline date:  November 7, 2014.

Many thanks for your participation.

Sheila/Wool2Dye4


Call for Estimates: 3rd Quarter 2014 – Wholesale customers only and some restrictions apply

  • Call for Estimates:  3rd Quarter 2014

Due Date:  May 15, 2014

  • TO:       Wholesale Customers
  • FROM:  Sheila Trunzo, President: Wool2Dye4
    RE:        Invitation to Participate in Call for Estimates

 

Please prepare your estimates for the months of July, August and September 2014.  Our practice is to involve our larger wholesale customers in the inventory control process.  Since we make four major orders from the mill each year, it is important to rely on our customers estimates of their needs so that we can have the yarns available at a moment’s notice.

Our turnaround time is 3 months minimum from day or order to delivery, so we ask you to consider your needs and help us plan for 3rd Quarter 2014.


Who May Participate:

You are invited to participate only if your need is for a minimum of ten (10 ) kilos of each yarn.  Do not send any other estimates of less than 10 kilos, please.

Please study last year’s sales, recent promotions, planned promotions for 3rd quarter, and the growth of your largest customers as you prepare your reply to the Call for Estimates.  Many of our largest customers have adopted our program and contacted their largest customers to get their estimates of future needs.  This way their estimates are becoming more and more accurate.

How to Reply to The Call:

  • –Send your estimate in list format to Yarnie@wool2dye4.com by May 15, 2014.
  • Express the need in terms of kilo packages, not skeins.
  • List the name of the yarn as it appears on the Wool2Dye4 website, not the name you use in your marketing.
  • Do not include any other discussion or personal remarks in your reply, just the list, please.
  • –Reply by deadline date:  May 15, 2014.

Many thanks for your participation.