Are You In Business?
Stained Glass Express has Three Business Discount Levels.
The Jewel Level: You turn in proof that you are a professional in the art glass industry. This can be that you are a member of an art glass guild that we can see on line. It can be that you have a yellow page ad or your work is in galleries. Or you can show us invoices where you have purchased from wholesalers. This level gives you 15% off product that is not already discounted. If you purchase $500 during the year you maintain your discount level. If you buy $700 or more, you move up to the next level.
The Crystal Level: You become a Crystal level customer by turning in a retailer certificate or by moving up from the Jewel level. This does not make you tax exampt with us but it means you are turning in sales tax information to the State of Maine. (on line customers from other States, let us know what the equivalent is) The Crystal level gives you a 20% discount at Stained Glass Express. If at the end of the year you have purchased $700 at SGE you maintain your discount level for the next year. If you do not, you go to the jewel level or lose it. If you purchase $900 during the year you move to the Diamond Level.
The Diamond Level: You become a Diamond level customer by turning in a resale certificate or by moving up from the Crystal Level. (again on line out of State people, tell us your State's equivalent) This level gives you a 30% discount. If you purchase $900 during the year you maintain your Diamond Level. If you purcahse less than $900 but more than $700 you become a Crystal Level. Less than $700 but more than $500 you become a Jewel Level. Less than $500 there are no discounts other than sales.
These levels are evaluated each January. If you joined a level during the year you have until the January of the next full year. Sales are counted January to December. The amount is figured on the net amount of your sale not the retail.
Please be sure you let the sales person know you are in our database that they they will put he sale with your name and your sales get counted toward your discount level.
If you are an on line customer, unfortunately we have not figured out how to make our on line software do this yet. However, we would program into our Point of Sale Software and when we check you out, the discount is automatically given.