Affordable Alternatives, Inc.

Effective immediately!

$200,000 of in-stock labels must go!

Update: 10.18.18

Questions regarding current pricing? Please feel free to contact Jim Welch, on products of interest to you. After receiving your order, Jim will confirm the current available stock on each item. Please remit only for items received. We will ship all” first come-first served basis”. Please submit your order, as always, on our e-shop.

30% Discount on all EFT orders (or check mailed within 3 business days of delivery) or 10% 10 days, net on all in-stock processing labels, including all genre, music, language, A/V labels, price-marking labels even any custom labels in stock must go. Some New labelers are included. (“super-no-res” adhesive labels, Total Library Labelers & DATE DUE labels are not included in this sale.) our e-shop.

Dear treasured customer:

As you know, over the last few years I have been dealing with some medical issues which have limited my time in the office each day. Working less, after years of good health, has resulted in a few business decisions that will impact our deliveries. My motto: “The difficult we accomplish in stride, the impossible may take 60 days” must be slightly modified, my commitment to personal customer service will not.

As of Jan 01, 2019 all products will be drop-shipped directly from the manufacturer like most of our lines have always been.

Scores of USA public libraries have relied upon us to provide their label needs. In the course of doing business, we have amassed a stock several hundred rolls of unique custom labels for many of them. These need to be cleared, so we may vacate our warehouse by December 31, 2018. All stock must be shipped by the end of the year (this time period does involve the added holiday shipping).

WHILE SUPPLIES LAST please take advantage of 2018 pricing and terms.

You will still be provided the same quality products and custom labels as always; however, orders placed after 2018 will need to meet the manufacturer’s minimum order quantities (usually 18 to 32 rolls/ item) for drop-shipping & be based on prevailing market prices.

You may find your inventory data, and a suggested order to get these items to you, by e-mail. You are under no obligation to buy; however, I would recommend that you accept all that you can, especially those which you only a few each year. Try for a 3 yr supply to ease the transition. If you have closed a branch, or no longer have a need for specific labels, please strike them from your order. You are not asked to order anything of no value to you. You may note that we have found, yet another use for the e-shop to collect and transmit these inventory figures to you.

We were known for shipping 90% of your orders within 4 hours of submission. Our new timeframe will be shipping 80% of all popular custom label orders within 48 hours when available. Sometimes an ownership label may take up to 60 day lead time, so please keep them on a separate order.

Many customers have asked to let them know before we go, so that they may order to last them until they retire. If you are in that group, please place that last order ASAP, for you may not choose to meet the new minimums.

Your support over much of the past 40 years, and your patience over the last 5 years is greatly appreciated. We look forward to continuing to serve your needs in 2019 and the coming years,

Jim Welch, President www.affordablealternatives.com

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All USA public libraries and USA public schools have an open account with us. Select the Check option, and put the eshop order# on the check, unless you are going to provide a PO#. In either case please put the eshop order number on the remittance device. (check, money order, etc.)
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