D&S Marketing Group – Drug Store News

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Greeting card sales continue to hold steady……

November 16, 2017 – By Carol Radice

According to the Greeting Card Association, sales of the greeting card category — which they estimate to be between $7 and $8 billion — have held steady the past few years.

Seven-out-of-10 card buyers surveyed by the Washington, D.C.-based group consider greeting cards “absolutely” or “almost” essential to them. Eight-out-of-10 of these buyers expect their purchases to remain the same going forward. Of the balance, twice as many card buyers said they will increase their purchasing as say they will “decrease” their purchasing in the coming year.

The average price for a card ranges from $2 to $4, but some cost as little as $.50 cents and as much as $10. Cards featuring special techniques, intricate designs and new technologies, as well as handmade cards, are at the top of the price scale.

Facts from GCA:

• 6.5 billion: the number of greeting cards purchased each year
• 30: the number of greeting cards the average household buys
• 80%: The amount of women versus men responsible for buying greeting cards. When guys shop for cards, the recipient often is a significant other or family member.
• Birthdays are the top selling everyday card, accounting for more than half of the greeting cards sold, followed by sympathy, Thank You, wedding, thinking of you, get well, new baby and congratulations cards.

• Christmas is the most popular seasonal card, followed by Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduation, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving and St. Patrick’s Day.

D & S Marketing Group – Pictura, USA

D&S Marketing Group has taken receipt of Pictura’s new August 2017 designs samples. There are over 146 new designs spread overall possible categories.  You will find cards from signature lines such as Sara Miller, Jane, 222 and of course, Eric Decetis.  The August release also features a brand new pocket purse pad collection, Pen and Paint.  There are eight new designs and the quality is impressive.  All new cards are ship-able as of July 31st, 2017.  (Click here: August 2017 Releases, August 2017 Promotions, New Releases).


Please contact us to schedule your appointment or use our convenient online  appointment scheduler.


D & S Marketing Group – MSA 2017

On a recent visit to Pittsburgh Huong Nguyn Wolf (Chief Operating Officer) (on left) and Sara Schofield (Graphic Designer) (on right) of Quilling Card were in Pittsburgh as part of the 2017 Museum Store Association annual meeting in Pittsburgh, PA.   D&S Marketing Group principal marketing representative Doris Scott (center) spent the afternoon showing off our beautiful city, while also learning about some new and exciting product releases that will be available soon.  See some of the new items in the latest 2017 Quilling Card catalog update: [Click Here]. (Journals, Musical Keepsake Boxes).  See: [What’s New].

Call Doris Scott to schedule your appointment at 412-767-4030 or 412-613-2883.

See: Quilling Card – [Our Story]

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D & S Marketing Group – Quilling Card

D & S Marketing Group is very proud to announce that we are the exclusive marketing group for Quilling Card in Western Pennsylvania. (See: Quilling Card, Fair Trade)

Our marketing territory covers the entire Western Pennsylvania region. (Zip Code: 15xxx through 16xxx).

Be the first to carry these uniquely hand made product in your store.  Call Doris Scott to schedule your appointment or use our convenient online appointment scheduler.

D & S Marketing – giftBEAT

Three of our card manufacturers that D & S Marketing Group represents have made it into the Top 10 Humor Cards list in the March 2017 issue of giftBEAT magazine.

Congratulations go out to: #3Pictura, #7 Oatmeal Studios and #9 MikWright.  See our [SPECIALS] page for current promotions and incentives.  Please contact one of our marketing representatives to schedule your appointment [CONTACT US].


D & S Marketing Group – Michel Design Works

To our valued Michel Design Works customers in Western Pennsylvania:

Effective January 1, 2017, Michel Design Works will no longer send paper invoices.  Please join in our effort to GO PAPERLESS and reduce our carbon footprint.  Go to, log in with your account number and register your account for paperless invoicing.

Thank you,
Michel Design Works