New literature pricing structure

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by John F., fiduciary chair, ISO

Effective immediately, the Fiduciary Committee is implementing the new wholesale pricing structure approved at the most recent ISO meeting in Los Angeles.

Registered SCA groups and intergroups qualify for a wholesale discount of 40%, as do retail bookstores. Once you register, you will receive a special code that needs to be included with each order, as well as a special page for placing the order.

Individuals, families, friends, and helping professionals do not qualify for the discount. 

The wholesale price of the Starter Kit will drop substantially. Additionally, we will now notify prospective purchasers that they might qualify for a free Starter Kit if they are starting a meeting in an area that doesn't already have one.

The wholesale price of pamphlets (four-folds) will rise slightly to cover our costs; previously some of them had sold at a loss.

These changes will enable intergroups and meetings to charge a fair retail price to members, the same that ISO will charge the general public.  As a result, ISO will no longer be competing with groups in selling literature. (Previously, groups paid the same price as the general public, plus shipping costs, meaning groups had to sell literature at a loss, or else charge a price higher than ISO's website.)

Shipping charges will remain the same and are based on the retail price, not the wholesale price.

Pamphlets will now retail for $20 for a pack of 25; with the wholesale discount the price is $12. Brochures (5x8 size) will be standardized at a retail cost of $3.50; wholesale $2.10.

The Starter Kit, previously $48.50, will now cost $25 wholesale. Retail sales are discouraged. People who wish to start a meeting in an area that doesn't have one will probably qualify for a free Starter Kit and should contact the Inreach Committee. Those wishing to start a meeting where one already exists can get the wholesale price if they go through the existing meeting; otherwise they can pay $41.66 retail.

The Little Blue Book's retail price remains unchanged at $7.50. It can now be ordered at that price directly from Amazon.com. (We do not endorse or lend the SCA name to Amazon but merely use it as a retail channel.) Significantly, the wholesale price will be $4.50.

For other items, the retail prices (and wholesale) are:

  • Radio PSA Kit $10 (and $6)
  • El Librito Azul $6 (and $3.60)
  • Best of the SCAnner $5 (and $3)
  • How to Start an SCA Meeting $1.25 (and $0.75)

To inquire about how to register for a wholesale discount, contact your ISO Regional Coordinator, the ISO Inreach Chair, or me as ISO Fiduciary Chair.

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