Some, but not all, Real Ostrich planner prices will go up on June 10. I will hereby mention the new price calculation for all types of Real Ostrich planners, and explain the reason for this increase.
The prices that have gone up are mentioned in bold.
· The first number you see mentioned for each type is the number with which you should multiply the price of the Main Planner that you are interested in (prices of the planners are available on our webshop), to get to the price of that planner in Real Ostrich.
· The second number you see mentioned for each type is the number with which you should multiply the price of the Additional Options that you interest in (prices of most additional options are available on our webshop), to get to the price of that additional option in Real Ostrich.
Full Quill | x4 – x3
Full out Less in | x3,5 – x2,5
Less out Less in | x3 – x2
Full Quill out | x3 – x1,5*
Less Quill out | x2,5 – x1,5*
* For these Real Ostrich Planners, only the additional options of Big Back Pocket, Leather Flyleaf, and Chunky Clasp have to be multiplied by the number mentioned here. All other additional options keep their ‘normal’ price.
There are several reasons for the increase:
1. We will no longer be using the neck pieces of the hide. This part is too thin to work with (it requires too much time and work to strengthen that hide piece in order to be able to use it in production). This means that we incur more cutting loss on the hide since there are less parts of it that we can use to make planners from.
2. While Full Quill is more expensive in terms of the part of the hide to be used for it, Less Quill requires more time in production since the hide piece is thinner than Full Quill which means we need to strengthen it first. Next to that, Less Quill also requires more time in terms of Customer Service (before the customer decides upon a certain piece and planner for it).
The price increase will be incorporated from June 10 on. If we are already in contact with you about an order before that time you will still get it for the old price, even though your invoice might come after June 10.
Please know that due to the price per hide that have to pay for Real Ostrich, it is only possible to buy a hide for Full Quill orders. Less Quill orders are made with the hides we have in stock after making the Full Quill orders with it.
· You can always check our current Less Quill stock and reserve a piece of it here.
· For information about Full Quill orders, please go here.
Thank you for your understanding.
The VDS Team