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One way to support, encourage and inform small local home school bookstores, is to ensure they learn about new products, and have marketing materials available to assist their customers through a Subscription Sample Box (SSB) – Hedu-ocity.

The Hedu-ocity SSB will contain new releases, new editions, and marketing materials for use by the Retailer/Dealers with their customers.  Studies indicate Annual Conventions only reach 10% of the Home Education marketHedu-ocity has the potential to put information and materials into the hands of customers that do not attend Annual Conventions, but search out information via bookstores, bloggers, and support services.

Hedu-ocity SSB will be shipped out monthly according to the timeline included.

  • 1st of the Month, subscribers totaled, and Vendors will be emailed with the approximate number of subscribers, Retailers/Dealers and Non-Retailer/Dealers.
  • 15th of each Month, samples and marketing materials must be received.
  • 20th of each Month, SSB shipped to subscribers.

Materials for the SSB-Retailers/Dealers we accept the following (any fee is noted below):

  1. Sample product – textbooks or actual products of new releases, new editions.  FREE for Vendors with a partnership with HERDistribution.com. OR $.50 per piece.  Vendors commit to providing at least one sample between March through August.
  2. Marketing materials specific to samples – release dates, selling points, what’s new. FREE with sample.  This is the best way to partner with the stores that provide support and service to home educators every day.
  3. Marketing materialsBrochures, individual flyers, business cards, post cards for use as general marketing information for the Retailer/Dealer when assisting home educators. Recommend including coupon code for retailers to use when ordering direct or through HERDistribution.com. $.75 per piece.
  4. Marketing materials – Posters or flyer packs to be used in-store for retailers/dealers and customers to take. Flyer packs must be packed 20-25 pieces, shrink-wrapped together to count as one piece.   Recommend including coupon code for customers to use when ordering direct with vendor.  $1.50 per piece.

A secondary market that may be interested in learning about new product as it comes available is the Non-Dealer market of Bloggers, Support Groups and Service providers.  This group provides the most product support when a bookstore is not located within a particular home school community.

By encouraging your current list of bloggers and reviewers that receive samples to subscribe to Hedu-ocity, they will benefit by receiving one box each month full of home education marketing materials, and you benefit by out-sourcing the shipping and handling of samples.

Materials for the SSB-Non-retailer/dealers (ie. Bloggers, support groups, support services) we accept the following, and any fee is noted below:

  1. Sample product – textbooks or actual products of new releases, new editions.  FREE for Vendors with a partnership with HERDistribution.com. OR $.50 per piece.  Vendors commit to providing at least one sample between March through August.
  2. Marketing materials specific to samples – release dates, selling points, what’s new. FREE with sample.
  3. Marketing materials – Brochures, individual flyers, business cards, post cards for use as general marketing information for the Blogger, Service, or Support group to use when assisting home educators. Recommend including coupon code for customers to use when ordering direct with vendor. $1.50 per piece.
  4. Marketing materialsPosters or flyer packs to be used at support group meetings. Flyer packs must be packed 20-25 pieces, shrink-wrapped together to count as one piece.   Recommend including coupon code for customers to use when ordering direct.  $1.50 per piece.

In addition to the Sample Boxes, we will be providing the information on Publishers and Vendors through the HERDistribution.com blog, and a monthly e-mail describing what is in the current month’s box; providing more on-line coverage for your products.

If you would like to discuss a wholesale partnership with Home Education Resource Distribution, please email Liz through our Contact Us page.

If you would like to participate in this Marketing opportunity, please sign up!  It’s free to join the network, but at least one sample must be planned.  For planning purposes, please send a detailed list of samples or marketing materials you would like included in the Hedu-ocity Subscription Boxes, and the box month for each item. (Hedu-ocity planning page .xls template)

Please sign-up to be included as a Hedu-ocity Vendor.  You will receive specific e-mail updates about subscribers and tracked coupon codes from previous boxes.


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