Holiday Discount for Hobby Shops

Get Your Hobby Shop Ready for the Holidays with BCW Supplies!

BCW wholesale accounts receive 10% OFF all orders of $500 or more
when they order at www.bcwsupplies.com and enter promo code Holidays at checkout.*

*Promotion code is valid through Monday, October 24th, 2016 for wholesale orders at www.bcwsupplies.com. 10% savings is valid for in-stock items only (backorders will be at the regular price). Discount does not apply to shipping charges.

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Hobby shops are welcome to apply for a BCW wholesale account to get the selection, pricing, and shipping services needed for a profitable business, and then get their orders directly from BCW Supplies. Shops can apply for a wholesale account here. Shops can also contact their distributors to request BCW products (although the distributors are not obligated to honor our holiday discount). See BCW’s list of distributors.

 

Recommended Receiving Procedure for BCW Wholesale Customers

When BCW wholesale customers place a sizeable order, their products are normally shipped on a pallet by a freight company. We call this LTL (Less Than Truckload) as the freight truck likely has many pallets for various pick-ups and deliveries at any given time. BCW’s Shipping Department works hard to prepare these LTL orders to make sure they arrive to their destination safely. We also work closely with the freight companies to make sure they are handling these pallets professionally. From time-to-time, mistakes are made by the BCW staff, or our freight delivery partners. We want to correct these issues as quick as possible so your business gets the products you need, or your BCW account is credited accordingly. Assistance from our wholesale partners is essential to help us correct these issues.

When receiving freight shipments, your signature on the delivering carrier’s Bill of Lading (BOL) constitutes acceptance of the merchandise “as is”. If you do not inspect the shipment before signing, or note the BOL “Subject to count and inspection”, you may be waiving our mutual right to collect on a loss or damage claim. Remember, once you sign, the product and the responsibility are yours.

RECOMMENDED RECEIVING PROCEDURE

Inspect, examine and count your delivery as it is unloaded.

  1. Any and all shortages or damaged items must be written down on the BOL. Note the item(s) that are visibly damaged or missing on the BOL before you sign it.
  2. Open cartons if there is the slightest doubt that the merchandise could be damaged. Any damaged or missing product must be noted on the BOL at the time of delivery or your claim may be denied.
  3. Do not be intimidated by the driver. The driver cannot leave until the BOL is signed (regardless of how much of a hurry they are in, etc.). If the driver is unwilling to wait while you inspect the shipment, always sign “Subject to count and inspection.”

DAMAGED OR MISSING PRODUCT AT THE TIME OF DELIVERY

When damage to, or loss of, contents of a shipment is discovered at time of delivery you must immediately;

  1. Document the shortage and/or photograph the damage and note the shortage and/or damage on the BOL.
  2. Call your BCW representative to report the problem. Then, e-mail the photos, a copy of the signed BOL, and any other documentation to freight@bcwsupplies.com. If we prepaid the freight with the carrier, we will begin the damage claim.

CONCEALED DAMAGE OR MISSING PRODUCT AFTER DELIVERY

When damage to, or loss of, contents of a shipment is discovered that could not have been determined at time of delivery you must immediately;

  1. Document and photograph the packaging and the damage. You must keep the packaging until told by BCW or the delivering carrier to return or dispose of the item(s).
  2. Call your BCW representative to report the problem. Then, e-mail the photos, a copy of the BOL, and any other documentation to freight@bcwsupplies.com. If we prepaid the freight with the carrier, we will begin the concealed damage claim.

Remember, at this point, you’ve signed the BOL free and clear, or possibly “Subject to count and inspection.” So, the sooner you can inspect the goods and report any concealed damage or missing product, the better the chances of collecting on the claim. In accordance with National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) regulations, concealed damage claims must be reported to the carrier within five calendar days of the date of delivery.

FURTHER MEASURES THAT MAY HELP IN THE CLAIMS PROCESS

  1. Take photographs of the damaged goods while still on the carrier’s truck if obvious mis-handling is evident.
  2. Call your BCW representative immediately, preferably with the driver still present.
  3. Be sure to keep a copy of the BOL noting the damage and/or shortage with the driver’s signature.

There are many things that can happen to shipments between the time they leave our facility and arrive at your store. Therefore we are asking you to do a small, but critically important amount of work to protect us both. The BOL is our only documentation of the condition of a shipment when it arrives at your place of business. Without this proof, we cannot effectively hold carriers accountable for damaged or missing items.

2016 BCW Warehouse Sale

Save on your hobby supplies during the BCW Warehouse Sale!

Thursday, July 14, 9:00am – 4:00pm, and
Friday, July 15, 9:00am – 4:00pm

GET 10% OFF your BCW purchase when you order on www.bcwsupplies.com by Tuesday, July 12th and then follow this pick up procedure. During the checkout process, use promo code PICKUP and select “I prefer to pick up my items at BCW” in the Shipping Calculation box*. Then pick up your order at the BCW Supplies headquarters on Thursday, July 14th or Friday, July 15th between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. BCW is located at 514 E. 31st St., Anderson, Indiana (map). Please go to the front door, under the black awning.

*In order to select the “pick up” shipping option, online customers must be signed-in to their BCW account. If you’re a retail customer and do not have a BCW account yet, you can register as a new customer during the checkout process, and then select “I prefer to pick up my items at BCW.” Sale price valid for in-stock inventory only (all backorders will be at the regular published prices).

BCW Supplies, Anderson, IN

Can’t attend those days? BCW offers free shipping on retail orders of $80 or more and for wholesale orders of $1,000 or more (restrictions apply). Sorry, the 10% discount is only available on pick-up orders during our Warehouse Sale.

Printed Comic Book Boxes

Although white comic boxes are the standard for protecting and storing comic book collections, there are now several great options for colorful, printed comic book boxes. Until recently, finding a printed comic box was rare.  A Little Shop of Comics in New Jersey had the Marvel box seen below in their collection. This Marvel Comic Book Collection Box was offered by the Collectors Marketing Corp. in 1989.

Marvel Comic Book Collection Box, Collectors Marketing Group, 1989

Marvel Comic Book Collection Box, Collectors Marketing Group, 1989

BCW Supplies now prints several designs of comic book boxes. These are all based on the BCW Short Box which can hold 150-175 bagged and boarded comic books and are made from a strong cardboard with double thickness on the ends and bottom of the box. These are BCW’s printed comic boxes, as of June, 2016:

BCW is considering more designs. See all BCW printed Short Comic Boxes to find an up-to-date list.

BCW Supplies also sells printed comic boxes from Boxes in Action. BiA introduces new designs often, so please check for an up-to-date list.

See all BCW comic book boxes.

 

Four Methods for Displaying Comics on a Wall

BCW offers several options for displaying your favorite comics on the wall. Which of the four methods below is best for your needs?


BCW Comic Book Toploaders
Current Size: 1-TLCH-COMIC | Silver Size: 1-TLCH-SIL | Golden Size: 1-TLCH-GOL
BCW Toploaders are designed for storing comics on a shelf or in a box, hence they do not have a hanging mechanism. However, with some simple MacGyvering, Comic Book Toploaders make an economical method for displaying comics on the wall. The simplest method is adhering a BCW Hang Tab on the back of the toploader and hanging over a flat tack or nail. Adhesive backed flat magnets or Velcro work great in many instances. You can also look in the hardware aisle at your local home center or craft store to find hanging systems from 3M and others.

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BCW Snap-It
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The BCW Snap-It is a modular system designed to create an attractive display for your comic books.


BCW Comic Book Showcase
Current Size: 1-CBS-CUR | Silver Size: 1-CBS-SIL
The BCW Comic Book Showcase has a crystal clear cover that snaps over a black, wall mountable back.


BCW Comic Book Frame
Current Size: 1-CBF-CUR | Silver Size: 1-CBF-SIL | Golden Size: 1-CBF-GOL
The BCW Comic Book Frame is an attractive black frame with a glass front. Your comic is neatly displayed in a mat border you can easily access from the rear.

2016 ComicsPRO Variants Sweepstakes

The entry period for this contest has closed. Congratulations to the winner – Jake H.

Enter below by Sunday, May 22nd, 2016 for a chance to win these variant comics we picked-up at the 2016 ComicsPRO Annual Meeting! The winner will also receive one BCW Comic Book Stor-Folio.

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The prize includes one of each:

  • Deadpool & the Merc$ for Money, #1, April 2016, Marvel, ComicsPRO variant
  • Divinity II, #1, February 2016, Valiant, ComicsPRO variant
  • Shaft: Imitation of Life, #1 First Printing, 2016, Dynamite, ComicsPRO variant
  • Dejah Thoris, Vol. 1, #1 First Printing, 2016, Dynamite, ComicsPRO variant
  • Tomb Raider, #1, February 2016, Dark Horse, ComicsPRO variant
  • Snowfall, #1, February 2016, Image Comics, ComicsPRO variant
  • BCW Comic Book Stor-Folio

Official Rules: No purchase is necessary to enter. Sweepstakes open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States, age 18 or older at the time of entry. One prize, listed above, will be awarded. The entry deadline is Sunday, May 22nd, 2016. One entry will be accepted per valid email address. The winner will be randomly selected on or around Monday, May 23rd, 2016. The potential winner will be notified by the email provided on the entry form. The potential winner will have 7 days from when the email is sent to respond and claim the prize. If the potential winner does not respond within 7 days, BCW will notify another potential winner until the prize is awarded. This sweepstakes is managed by BCW Supplies. BCW has the right to update the Official Rules if any unforeseen situations arise.

BCW Distributors Supporting Hobby Shops

Hobby shops are welcome to apply for a BCW wholesale account to get the selection, pricing, and shipping services needed for a profitable business, and then get their order directly from BCW Supplies. Shops can apply for a wholesale account here. However, most shops are served by one or more industry distributors to acquire their inventory. These distributors are sometimes capable of offering a better price or more convenient delivery services.

Hobby shops can contact the distributors listed below to get BCW products. Some distributors carry a majority of BCW products, while others only offer products specific to their customers’ needs. Nonetheless, all BCW products are available to these distributors, so you can request your needs from them.

US Distributors
ACD Distribution Fresno, CA 559-276-7290 www.acdd.com
ACD Distribution Middleton, WI 608-203-9900 www.acdd.com
ACD Distribution Harrisburg, PA 717-724-1474 www.acdd.com
AJ’s Hot Wax Rocklin, CA 916-871-8207 www.ajshotwax.com
Charles Abar Central Point, OR 650-219-4951
Card Stadium Harrisburg, PA 717-234-0655 www.cardstadium.com
Gary Hoerth Chilton, WI 920-464-1313
Gold River Distributors Rocklin, CA 800-493-2306 www.goldriverdist.com
GTS Distribution Hauppauge, NY 888-333-9500 www.gtsdistribution.com
GTS Distribution Hazelwood, MO 888-333-9500 www.gtsdistribution.com
GTS Distribution Tempe, AZ 888-323-1800 www.gtsdistribution.com
GTS Distribution Smyrna, GA 888-333-9500 www.gtsdistribution.com
GTS Distribution Woburn, MA 888-333-9500 www.gtsdistribution.com
GTS Distribution Honolulu, HI 808-841-0265 www.gtsdistribution.com
GTS Distribution Kentwood, MI 800-940-0934 www.gtsdistribution.com
GTS Distribution San Jose, CA 800-255-5440 www.gtsdistribution.com
GTS Distribution Jacksonville, FL 888-333-9500 www.gtsdistribution.com
GTS Distribution Orange, CA 800-880-4447 www.gtsdistribution.com
GTS Distribution Everett, WA 800-890-5456 www.gtsdistribution.com
Hamp’s Supply Dallas, TX 214-553-5545
Hobbies Depot Hammonton, NJ 877-284-8446 www.hobbiesdepot.com
Hobbymaster Anoka, MN 763-576-3931 www.hobbymaster.com
Hooked On Cards North Ridgeville, OH 440-353-3633 shop.hookedoncardsonline.com
Peachstate Hobby Distribution Chicago, IL 888-517-1283 www.phdgames.com
Peachstate Hobby Distribution Dallas, TX 885-743-4325 www.phdgames.com
Peachstate Hobby Distribution Longwood, FL 877-743-4263 www.phdgames.com
Peachstate Hobby Distribution Piscataway, NJ 888-657-1802 www.phdgames.com
Peachstate Hobby Distribution Sante Fe Springs, CA 855-637-4263 www.phdgames.com
Peachstate Hobby Distribution Suwanee, GA 888-756-2607 www.phdgames.com
Thebaseballcardking! Shorewood, IL 815-609-7777 www.thebaseballcardking.com
Australia / New Zealand
VR Distribution Adelaide +61 (0)8 8234 1355 www.vrdistribution.com.au
Brazil
Coqui Hobby Distribution São Paulo www.coquihobby.com
Canada
Dynamic Distribution Calgary, AB 403-291-9331 www.buydynamic.com
Grosnor Distribution Brampton, ON 800-268-9066 www.grosnor.com
Chile
Black Faerie Santiago  contacto@blackfaerie.cl www.blackfaerie.cl
Germany
Olaf Friese Cards & Supplies Cologne 0049-221989360 www.friese-cards.de
Sweden
Collectia AB Knäred 0430-50743 www.collectia.se
UK
643 Double Play Collectables Buckinghamshire 44-1480-450006 www.643doubleplay.co.uk

 

BCW Wholesale Sample Kits & Bulk Boxes

To assist hobby shops with their supplies needs, BCW offers several values that are only available to wholesale accounts. If you manage a hobby shop or you’re an online retailer and you need a BCW wholesale account, you can apply here. Once approved, the pricing and free shipping information on www.bcwsupplies.com will adjust to wholesale levels when you sign-in to your account.

Sign-in to your BCW wholesale account to view the pricing for these kits:

Mixed Case of Deck Guards

Mixed Case of Deck Guards (5 colors)

BCW Now Offers BiA Mini Comic Boxes

BCW Supplies now offers mini comic boxes from Boxes in Action (BiA). These comic boxes feature artwork inspired by your favorite comic heroes and villains!

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The BiA Comic Boxes are available from BCW in these designs:

BiA-SizeComparisonAt BCW, we classify BiA boxes as “Mini Comic Boxes”. These are different dimensions than traditional BCW Short Comic Boxes. BiA Mini Boxes are slightly taller, and a few inches less in length, compared to BCW Short Boxes. As such, BiA Mini Boxes do not fit inside BCW Short Comic Houses. BiA Minis hold approximately 135 bagged and boarded comics, while a BCW Short Box holds about 165 comics.

BoxesInActionBCW offers Boxes in Action products to comic shops at the same price as they can receive directly from BiA. The option to order from BCW lets shops get all of their supplies from one source and makes it easier to take advantage of BCW’s Free Shipping benefits.

See all Comic Boxes offered by BCW Supplies.