BCW Plans to Use Former Grocery for Warehousing and Light Assembly

The owners of BCW Supplies have purchased the former Marsh Supermarkets located at 2940 Broadway St., Anderson, Indiana. BCW will maintain its site on East 31st St. in Anderson as its headquarters, with plans to use the former grocery for additional warehousing and light assembly. BCW serves the hobby industry with over 900 products to protect, store and display collectibles. These include supplies for comics, trading cards, coin and currency, records, sports memorabilia, and other hobbies.

“BCW Supplies has been growing steadily and more warehouse space is needed. The additional site adds 40,000 square feet to our existing 78,000 square feet, allowing BCW to keep pace with market demands.”
– Ken O’Brien, BCW Supplies Director of Sales & Marketing

BCW Supplies has been an Anderson-based business since it was founded in 1983. BCW looks forward to continued growth in Anderson and plans to be a good neighbor to the local businesses and residents of the former supermarket.

BCW is hiring to meet the demands of the company’s growth. Motivated individuals can apply at 514 E. 31st St., Anderson, IN. A brief description of the available positions is here.

More information about BCW Supplies can be located here.

Game Retailers Association Benefits from BCW

The Game Retailers Association (GRA) is an organization of brick and mortar game retail stores working together to forge a strong game market and vibrant local communities.

BCW supports the GRA, and its member comic shops, through several methods.

GRA members are pre-approved for a BCW wholesale account. All you have to do is complete a simple registration form and you can begin enjoying the benefits provided by BCW as a GRA member.

BCW offers a Game Shop Supplies Sample Kit for new GRA members, when the shop places a $200 BCW wholesale order. This sample kit includes board game card sleeves, a Card Game Box, card pages for 3-ring binders, card storage boxes, BCW Deck Guards, a BCW Deck Locker, and more. This kit has an MSRP of over $100. If your shop is a new GRA member, please contact Nancy or Ted at BCW to request this new member perk. Contact BCW

As an ongoing GRA benefit, members can save 5% off their BCW wholesale online order of $200 or more. To get this savings, members can request the coupon code after their wholesale account is established. Again, contact Nancy or Ted for details.

BCW offers Free Shipping on wholesale orders of $1,000 or more, when the order is delivered to a single commercial destination in the 48 contiguous United States. Complete details

Nancy Booksh, BCW’s Wholesale Account Manager, is available to assist GRA members with any questions related to BCW products, shipping, and the status of an order. Nancy is normally available from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm EST, Monday through Friday. Contact BCW

View the GRA website to learn more about membership and other benefits.

Some of the items in the GRA New Member Kit

Bags for Graded Comic Books

To grade comic books, trusted companies such as the Certified Guaranty Company (CGC) and the Comic Book Certification Service (CBCS) will evaluate comic books, grade them on a 1 to 10 scale, and encapsulate each comic in a rigid plastic frame, called a slab. A grade of 10 is a flawless comic, but that grade is rarely awarded. Collectors pay to have their comics graded to ensure the accurate appraisal of condition of their collectible.  These comics will be protected for years to come, and a graded comic will have a higher secondary market value. The obvious negative of getting a comic slabbed is you cannot view the interior pages without breaking the slab, and the risk of damaging the comic in the process.

Even after a comic is enclosed in a slab, safe storage is needed. Store the slabs in a dark location to prevent fading from UV light. Keep the slabs in a cool, dry location.

Many collectors of graded comics want to further protect the plastic slab from getting scratched and place them in bags. BCW Supplies offers graded comic bags made from both polypropylene and Mylar.

Prior to 2016, the slabs from CGC were slightly smaller. BCW’s original Graded Comic Bags (1-BAG-GC-R) are designed to fit the earlier slabs. At the 2016 Emerald City Comic Con, CGC transitioned to using a slightly larger slab. You can tell the difference between the two slabs, as the new, larger slabs are welded all around the slab, whereas the original slabs sealed in the four corners but where not welded close. The slabs offered by CBCS are larger than the earlier CGC slabs as well. Hence BCW offers a new, larger polypropylene bags (1-BAG-GC1-R) for the larger CGC and CBCS slabs.

For collectors that demand Mylar bags, BCW offers 2-mil thick Mylar Graded Comic Book Bags (1-GC-M2).

To protect and organize a large collection of graded comics, BCW carries Graded Comic Book Boxes (1-BX-GCB). These boxes will store 35 to 40 graded comics.