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for existing vendors

All information about the upcoming season, the terms agreement, and specifics about how to transact business with us is all on www.srvexchange.com. Please login and you are ready to go! If it has been awhile and you are an approved vendor, but have forgotten how to login, please contact our Merchandise Department at 888-422-5637, or buyers@calendarholdings.com.

for new game or toy vendors

Each fall we open several hundred game & puzzle stores, and somewhat fewer toy stores.  These stores are called Go! Games and Go! Games & Toys.  In the game & puzzle stores, we specialize in traditional board games, jigsaw puzzles, playing cards, magic, and other similar items aimed at adults and children above the age of six.  All of our stores are seasonal, are located in shopping centers across the USA, our theme is fun and entertaining, and we close them up at the end of January.  Some of the game stores carry a selection of toys; generally those that would naturally fit with a board game and puzzle assortment.  We carry very little for infants and toddlers.  We specialize in ages 3-10.

If you have an appropriate game, puzzle, or toy for consideration, make sure it fits the criteria listed above.  If so, please be aware that we make our buying decisions by March each year for the following autumn season (the only time our stores are open).  The earlier you work ahead, the better.

Send us a sample.  If you are sending a sample, do not send original artwork or anything of value that you may want back. Please be advised we will not return any submissions.

Mail samples to:
Game & Toy Buyers
Calendar Holdings LLC 
6411 Burleson Road
Austin, TX.  78744

You may also email images to buyers@calendarholdings.com.

Include a cover letter with the following information:

1. Your name, company name, address, phone and fax numbers, website and email address (our preferred method of communication is email).
2. Your suggested retail price.
3. When the product will be ready to ship.  We require all product to be in our warehouse by July 15, and can accept shipments as early as May.
4. Let us know if there are special regions where you feel your title will sell.
5. Tell us what differentiates your product from others already on the market.
6. Include marketing and promotional information, and any recent publicity, reviews, or articles. 

7. Advise us of any cooperative advertising funds you offer.
Please allow us 6-8 weeks to contact you with our decision.  Our decisions are made after we have reviewed all available titles.  Please do not call during this time. 

All buying decisions are made through the Calendar Holdings LLC Merchandising Department in Austin, Texas.  Please do not solicit our stores, as they cannot add titles.

1. The US retail price must be printed or stickered on the back cover of your product.  The prices must be human-readable.
2. Your product must have a scannable UPC or EAN barcode. 

To obtain, please contact:
PIPS
436 East 87th Street
New York, NY  10128
(888) 783-7439
www.pips.com

* If Calendar Holdings LLC accepts your product for distribution, we will send you a Purchasing Terms Contract and Vendor Compliance Kit (stating our database, product, shipping, and accounting requirements) to review and sign.  You will also be required to complete our database spreadsheet with product specifications.  Only after all of these steps have been completed will we be able to issue a purchase order.
 

for new calendar vendors

Thank you for your interest in Go! Calendars, Calendars.com, or DogBreedStore.com. In an effort to lead the marketplace, we are always looking for exciting new products to sell. Each submission will be carefully considered in order to choose the product best suited for our stores.  We base our buying decisions on variables including, but not limited to, content, packaging, pricing and availability of comparable items in the marketplace.  We also look at sales trends and our current inventory levels if applicable.

The majority of our buying decisions will be made by the end of February.  In order to have the best chance to be included in our product mix, please make your submission as close to then as possible.  We do accept late submissions, but at that time we can only make decisions as space and budget permit.

Send us a sample.  If you are sending a calendar sample, do not send original artwork.  We can accept the previous year's calendar (include the new year's front and back covers), color copies or mock-ups.  Please be advised we will not return any submissions.

Mail samples to:
"Calendars.com Buyers" OR "DogBreedStore.com Buyers"
Calendar Holdings LLC 
6411 Burleson Road
Austin, TX. 78744

You may also email images to buyers@calendarholdings.com.

Include a cover letter with the following information:

1. Your name, company name, address, phone and fax numbers, website and email address (our preferred method of communication is email).
2. Your suggested retail price.
3. When the calendar or product will be ready to ship.  We require all product to be in our warehouse by July 15, and can accept shipments as early as May.
4. Let us know if there are special regions where you feel your title will sell.
5. Tell us what differentiates your product from others already on the market.
6. Include marketing and promotional information, and any recent publicity, reviews, or articles.  Also let us know if the artist/subject is available for store signings if applicable.
7. Advise us of any cooperative advertising funds you offer.
Please allow us 6-8 weeks to contact you with our decision.  Our decisions are made after we have reviewed all available titles.  Please do not call during this time. 

All buying decisions are made through the Calendar Holdings LLC Merchandising Department in Austin, Texas.  Please do not solicit our stores, as they cannot add titles.

1. The US retail price must be printed or stickered on the back cover of your product.  The prices must be human-readable.
2. Your product must have a scannable UPC or EAN barcode. 

To obtain, please contact:
PIPS
436 East 87th Street
New York, NY  10128
(888) 783-7439
www.pips.com

3. Wall calendars must be shrink-wrapped with a B-flute, 175 lb test single-wall cardboard stiffener inserted in them. 
4. Make sure your product is priced competitively with other similar titles on the market. Calendars typically range in price from $10.99-$13.99 for a standard 12"x12" wall calendar.

* If Calendar Holdings LLC accepts your product for distribution, we will send you a Purchasing Terms Contract and Vendor Compliance Kit (stating our database, product, shipping, and accounting requirements) to review and sign.  You will also be required to complete our database spreadsheet with product specifications.  Only after all of these steps have been completed will we be able to issue a purchase order.
 


our story

Go! Calendars and Go! Games & Toys retail stores are operated by Calendar Holdings LLC, based in Austin, Texas. We are the largest operator of seasonal, mall-based pop-up stores in the world. Founded in 1993, our primary products are calendars, games, toys, puzzles, and gifts; and we operate primarily in the best shopping malls in the US, Canada, England, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. Most locations are open during the holiday season, but we now run an increasing number of year-round game, toy, and puzzle stores in the US.

The newest member of our retail store family is Fuego. These stores are boutique-sized and full of unique (and sometimes edgy) apparel, gifts, jewelry, and accessories. There are now 25 Fuego stores in the western half of the United States. For more information, visit www.shopfuego.com.

Our custom-designed, award-winning enterprise and distribution systems give us the logistical ability to nimbly and efficiently open nearly 1,000 retail stores across the US each year, in partnership with our network of independent store entrepreneurs.

We also operate Calendars.com, an Internet Retailer Top 500 site, which offers a more expansive selection of the products featured in our retail stores. With more than 17,000 products online, we are a destination site serving a growing customer base through stellar customer service and fulfillment. Through our international partners, we extend our selection and world class service to online customers in the UK and Australia / New Zealand on the websites www.calendarclub.co.uk and www.calendarclub.com.au

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