Online book retailer, Exclus1ves is shutting down several channels, namely film, music and games and will focus on its core strength, books.
On the 1st of March 2013, the Exclus1ves catalogue will introduce three new sections: Audiobooks, Stationery and Gifts and Special Offers.
A spokesperson for the group cited supplier issues, performance, and value as reasons to “scrap” its film, music and games sections.
The spokesperson said that the group will concentrate on its core strength, and pointed to the recent closure of Consumer goods retailer Look & Listen. “It’s not a trend we want to follow,” she said.
Look & Listen has announced via its website that it will be halting all online purchases from 12 February 2013.
Exclusive Books.com, went live in 1999 and was replaced by Exclusives.co.za in 2010.
The group published a note on its website:
To our valued Exclus1ves Online customers,
On the 1st of March 2013, the Exclus1ves.co.za catalogue will see major changes: we will be saying goodbye to our film, music and games sections and introducing three new sections: Audiobooks, Stationery and Gifts and Special Offers.
What does this mean for me?
No orders for items in the film, music and games categories will be accepted after the 28th of February.
If you pre-ordered a game due out later than February, we will have to cancel your order but you will get a full refund. We’ll be in touch soon!
Items in the film, music and games categories that are in your bag or wishlist on 28 February will be cleared on 1 March – be sure to purchase them before then.
You’ll keep all your Smileys and Discount Stickers earned as a result of Sticker activity related to film, music and games.
Your full order history will remain intact.
If you have any questions about these changes, please contact us on Twitter, post on our Facebook wall, call us on +27 11 7980111, leave a comment in the thread below or email [email protected] and we’ll do our best to get back to you as quickly as possible.
Watch out for exciting new promotions and a renewed focus on online bookselling from March 2013!
Thanks for your continued support
The Exclus1ves Online team