We aim to answer some of the more commonly asked questions on this page. If you have a question that is unanswered then please contact us.
How many Handbooks are distributed per month?
The Sale, Hale & Altrincham Handbook is distributed over a two month period to 30,000 ABC1 homes and businesses throughout Hale, Hale Barns, Bowdon, Timperley, Altrincham and Sale. Half of the area receives the handbook month 1, the other half month 2 and then the cycle is repeated. All of our advertisers feature in the handbook for a minimum period of two months to guarantee full coverage.
When is the deadline?
All completed artwork should be sent to the editor no later than the 11th of every month. If at any point in time this should change, you will be notified.
What is the cost of advertising?
We have various packages available. Please contact us for more information.
Is there VAT on top of the prices?
Yes. All of our prices are subject to the addition of 20% VAT.
Do I have to pay in advance of publication?
Yes. An invoice will be sent to you the day you place an advert. Full payment must be received no later than the 18th of the month. Please note that if you advertise for a period longer than two months we will allow you to pay via standing order.
Can I pay over the phone?
No, we do not accept payment over the phone. We do however accept payment via cheque or direct online banking (BACS). All of our BACS details will be on your invoice.
I don’t have an advert. Is this a problem?
No, we are more than happy to help you with the creation and design of your advertisement. There is a one-off £50 charge for this service.
Can I send my own advert design to you?
Yes. All artwork must be sent to our Editor,Wendy Maguire. All artwork should be submitted in a high quality graphic format such as pdf or jpeg. Art work created in Adobe Photoshop should be created at 300dpi and supplied in one of the formats above. We also accept hard copy. Other file types include Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint. If you are unsure what format to use please contact us for help.
Can I send my ideas for the advert?
Yes. Prior to your advert being created one of our design team will contact you to discuss your artwork. Our main objective is supplying you with an advert you are happy with and helps your business, so all of your design ideas are gratefully received.
Will I get to see my advert before it is printed?
Yes. A proof is always emailed for approval prior to print. However, if no response is received then the advertisement will be published as shown on the proof.
Does my advert have to be a set size?
Yes. We have three sized adverts. They are:
- Full Page: 125mm x 180mm
- Half Page: 125mm x 90mm
- Quarter Page: 60mm x 90mm
Will I receive a copy of the handbook when it is printed?
Yes. All of our customers receive a handbook in the post the first week of the month.
Do you offer a leaflet delivery service?
Yes. The cost of delivering leaflets is £30 per 1,000 + VAT. We must be in receipt of the leaflets no later than the 23rd of every month.
Can you design and print the leaflets for me?
Yes we can. Please contact us for more details.
Do you print stationery and business cards?
Yes we do. Stationery bundles of various sizes are available. Please contact us for more details.
How are the handbooks delivered?
We have our very own in-house distribution team. They deliver the handbooks for the first week of every month.