After only two years of trading, the Kevin Mayhew online initiative Anglicanshop.com is now closing down with a half-price sale in a bid to clear all remaining stock.
In an email announcement sent out to customers and Anglican clergy this afternoon, Abbie Goldberg, the shop’s manager, writes:
It is with great sadness that we announce the closure of Anglicanshop.com.
We have compiled all currently held stock into our sale categories and are offering a clearance sale discount of 50% off the marked product price while stocks last – just add the product to your basket to see the savings deducted.
We thank you for all your support and custom over the 2 years we have been open. If you have any queries please contact our friendly sales team on 01449 737978.
Manager of Anglicanshop.com
Somewhat ironically, this announcement comes on the same day as The Bookseller reports on Amazon “fighting off the recessionary blues” with profits swelling by 68% and international sales up by 33%.
Whereas Anglicanshop.com sought to specialise in a niche marketplace, Amazon have continued to diversify, offering an ever increasing product range with books barely even featured on their front page. Is this what we as Christian booksellers also need to do, not simply to survive but to serve our customers to the best of our ability?
- Blog Announcement from Kevin Mayhew Ltd: Farewell Anglicanshop