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Newsletter July 12

7/12/2019 @ 1:23pm

Kitlinx Newsletter - July 12th, 2019

 

THE NUMBERS:

SKUs in stock at Kitlinx.com:  15,719

Available on Kitlinx Website from Suppliers: 94,067

 

Kitlinx Strategy 

I wanted to replace the usual "Customer's compliment" today by an explanation of Kitlinx Strategy

 

Kitlinx wants to offer our valued customers an OVERALL VIEW of items available GLOBALLY!

This means that we have decided to NOT just show in-stock items. We recognize that same-day shipping of in-stock items satisfies the modelers interested in "immediate gratification"

We want to be TRANSPARENT about what Kitlinx has IN STOCK (15,719 items) and what Kitlinx can bring to your doorstep within a week or two (88,000+ more items!)

Also, we wanted to ADD ADDITIONAL SERVICES

  • 'Order Status" - allows YOU, the customer, to follow Kitlinx acquisition of your modeling needs (still semi-automated)

  • ScaleMates for reviews and price comparison

  • 'Related Items, click here' to cross-reference individual products in this HUGE database!

The system is NOT perfect "YET"! Kitlinx database is connected to many supplier's database, but the updates are semi-automated. 

We are currently working on automating the ENTIRE process. At that time, Kitlinx will offer 'real time' updates

Please be patient, the future of modeling is bright!

 

Kitlinx updated the link "How it Works". It relates to how your order status works

 

Orders are sent COMPLETE. It means that if ONE product cannot be located, the order might be delayed. Please contact us if you think an item is delaying your order.

Result options:

  • OPEN (with no other info) - no updates yet (often means that new order status has not been uploaded)
  • PENDING - Supplier has not filled this order yet
  • EXPECTED - Supplier has filled this order, and item is expected on such date
  • RECEIVED - In-stock item has been set aside for this order
  • ON PACKING TABLE - Order is being pulled and packed. Tracking info email expected within 24 hours
  • SHIPPED - As indicated

NOTE: If your order seems to stay on "On Packing Table" for more than one day, it means that a product within your order cannot be found in the warehouse (entry error? item misplaced on another shelf? database error?). Don't hesitate to contact us

 

Lines Updated 

  • Bandai - added 100s of available products, still working on pictures

  • Hasegawa - added about 150 available products, cleaned up doubles

  • Osprey Publications - cleaned up this popular book line, added available products

NOTICE 1: Yellow highlights are usually IN STOCK, and very INTERESTING!

NOTICE 2: Each week, we are adding missing pictures to items we have IN STOCK. Then we show them in NEW RELEASES

 Skies 

A busy week for Aircraft Modelers! 

 

 Mud 

Tamiya 1/35 Hummel has landed, along with a metal barrel!

 

 Seas 

 

 Hot Wheels 

 

Space & Sci-Fi 

 

 Book Worm 

 

 The Bench 

 

Hot Pre-Orders Alert! 

These are the hottest Pre-Orders coming in a few weeks! 

1/32 - Wingnut Wings - WNW32039 - Handley-Page 0/400 - mid/late 2019 - RESERVATION PRICE

Air Connection - AIR004 - Camouflage and Markings of the Panzerwaffe

Border Models from China just made a 1/35 Panzer IV Ausf.G with amazing detail. We have recently heard that these kits shipped by sea from Europe, so it's still about end of July delivery!! Patience is not in a modeler's vocabulary... unless it is to find a small piece in the carpet!

Trumpeter 1/200 Titanic will sail on mid-2019. Grab it while you can!

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