Global Journey are the largest Gift Audio Company in Europe and the 2nd largest in the World. We have many years of experience working with a huge number of retailers. From Gift shops to garden centres we have a wide range of specialist products to offer your customers.
Our relationship with our customers is the bedrock of the company, we know that we must produce top quality products at competitive prices but on the back of this our ambition remains to build long standing, mutually beneficial relationships
Check out our product range below to find out more
The demand for Concept/Theme inspired music and audio through non traditional stores is continuing to increase at an ever faster pace. In a recent industry study of the most requested gift categories, music ranked number five out of a list of seventeen. More than half the music buying public are Baby Boomers, the same generation least likely to shop in a record store for their music needs.
Music made available to the 35-54 year old adult is very successful as it taps into a captive audience that is not being properly addressed by the mainstream record stores. Global Journey Music and Audio CD's offer the very best selling and most comprehensive selection of original CDs in the UK, US and Europe.
According to statistics just released by the BPI, CDs still make up more than three quarters of the UK album market. 76.1% of all album sales were on CD last year while digital was just 23.5%.
Separately in the US where music trends are set the NPD's "Annual Music Study" reported that CD buyers increased for the 2nd consecutive year and grew 2%
There were a variety of reasons consumers cited for purchasing more CDs, including a perceived improvement in the quality and value of the music available. Even as Apple's iTunes approaches its tenth anniversary next year, there are still nearly twice as many CD buyers in the U.S. as there are paid digital-music downloaders.
"CDs are the gift that keep giving, which proves that even in an increasingly digital age, consumers will respond to quality content and strong perceived value, even if it comes in a physical package," said Russ Crupnick, senior vice president of industry analysis at NPD. "The CD still has a powerful attraction for mainstream consumers who enjoy owning the package and assortment of songs from their favorite artists."
As music stores have disappeared from the High Street and Shopping Malls in recent years there are fewer places for consumers to buy music and many simply order their CDs online. Selling CDs from an Interactive display allows the consumer to preview the music, just as they are able to do on websites such as amazon.co.uk, but with the advantage that they are getting the physical product. Most consumers now know that a CD is a much higher quality sound source than a download and is the ideal and essential backup for music stored on fallible hard drives.
With such a diverse range of categories, including; Lifestyle, Relaxation & Spa, World Music, Celtic, Nature & Music, Childrens, Legends and Zodiac titles, retailers can choose the titles that best suit their customer profile. There are numerous interactive music displays in all different shapes and sizes, and stock packages to suit all budgets. Graphic panels feature each stores individual album selection and can also feature; company logo, website details or special offers.
Interactive music displays are supplied free on loan, displaying and promoting the CDs in a very visual way in store and enabling customers to hear a sample of the music title before purchase. Our market research confirms that this increases sales by a ratio of four to one over just displaying CDs on shelves. The display is the ultimate sales and marketing tool, they offer personal customer service and attractive presentation as well as building brand awareness and providing in-store entertainment- all in a single unit!
The majority of the music tracks on Global Journey CDs are owned outright by the company. As both copyright and publication rights owners, retailers playing and selling only Global Journey music in store are exempt from paying for a public performance licence. To retail store owners this represents a significant saving, especially for multiple site owners.
At seasonal/promotional times or at least a minimum of 2-3 times per year we suggest a review of the sales of current titles. As we introduce new titles/seasonal titles throughout the year any slower selling titles can be replaced by new releases. A new graphic panel and MP3 chip will be produced, again, totally free of charge. This keeps the music selection fresh and exciting for the retailer and the customers as well as seasonally changing with annual promotional periods. In this way many of our retailers have been continuously selling our products for over 5 years.
We also produce music tracks and catalogues suitable for licensing. Many TV, Film and Radio Production Companies use Global Journey Music as sound tracks and sound bites. Our music is also used in Theatre and Stage productions.
MOH is a source of revenue for PRS/ASCAP.
Any company playing MOH on their company telephone system has to pay an annual license fee to PRS/ASCAP. In the UK this is approximately £4.00 per line with an annual standing charge of £75.00. As we own the rights to our music we can allow commercial customers to use our music for MOH systems, with no fees payable to PRS/ASCAP.
Our rates are:
1-9 lines £50 per annum
10+ lines £95 per annum.
You may then order a CD(s) at the trade price to use in the system
Please contact us for further details.
As music and DVD stores have disappeared from the High Street and Shopping Malls in recent years there are fewer places for consumers to buy movies and many simply order their DVDs online.
DVDs are a 100% impulse purchase. No one goes into a gift shops and garden centre looking for DVDs, if they see a film they want at £3.99, £5.99 or a blockbuster movie at £7.99 then they will buy it. Global Journey provide a quality selection of movies and the eye-catching attractive displays to sell them on.
Global Journey DVD displays are supplied free on loan, displaying and promoting the DVDs in a very visual way in store. Find out about our selection of displays here...
Global Journey media is the channel betwen the major film studios and the non-traditional DVD retailer and as such we have access to an array of great films, documentaries, TV series and special interest titles from multiple sources. Our position in the industry allows us to be selective in the titles we choose which in turn is your guarantee that your stand content will have your customers coming back for many years.
It's difficult to promote the Wishpearl range without seeming to over-sell it but the simple fact is that since February 2011 the Wishpearl range has become the best selling gift range with nearly all of our customers. We have been totally overwhelmed by the reaction and it's a constant battle to keep the stock levels high enough to meet demand.
The quality of the product is undoubted and the price point of under £10 is remarkable but it's the concept itself that is what has captured the public's imagination. The interactive aspect of opening your own oyster shell and removing YOUR pearl, making a wish and then wearing it on the lovely pendant, it's is the perfect, inexpensive jewellery gift.
Global Journey offer two attractive ways to sell your Wish Pearls. Call us to discuss which display stand is ideal for you.
All Wishpearls feature a beautiful giftbox box exclusively designed by global journey featuring two inspirational quotes, a genuine pearl in its original shell and a silver coloured chain.
See the full range here
"Global Journey Wishpearls are selling really well. One customer has just purchased 6 for presents. Our best selling title is 'Friendship' and we expect sales to keep growing".
Janice, North Walsham Garden Centre
"The wish pearl range is currently our best selling line, it is unique, interesting and of a high quality. I would recommend the range to any potential customers. I would also recommend Global Journey as an organisation. The after sales support has been absolutely fantastic!".
Gawain Fraser, Promotions Manager, Ripley's Believe It or Not!
"Best sell thru from any new product I've ever witnessed".
Janice, North Walsham Garden Centre
What started as a peripheral and niche sideline has become an intrinsic and very popular Global Journey product. The value for money of the stones is exceptional but the main benefit of the various products comes from the actual POS i.e. our hugely popular dispensers which allow the consumer the opportunity and convenience of buying without going to the checkout.
This also provides the retailer with a top selling product that doesn't involve any staff interaction.
The ideal way to sell any Global Journey Gemstone products. The dispensers are bright, attractive, unobtrusive (taking up less than 1 sq. ft./30 sq. cm.) and above all they negate the use of the cash registers which on busy days will mean extra takings without adding to the checkout queues.
Choose from individual gemstones, spiral gemstone cages, bracelets, hearts, points and earrings. Check out the full range here.
Click here to contact us. After you submit your enquiry one of our National Representatives will contact you to arrange a brief appointment and demonstration time and date. Alternatively you can contact the sales offices in the UK by Telephone: 0161 872 0333. Internationally: +44 161 872 0333 and in the USA by telephone: 888.899.9404