Adults like their toys too, and while operating Valour’s remote controlled helicopters, boats, cars and tanks requires a level of maturity, these RC toys will also give your customers that youthful feeling. “We don’t provide your run of the mill toy, but the products are affordable,” says Hank Ho, sales and service manager. Over the past few years, the company’s RC helicopters have received a lot of customer interest. Available in five size categories, ranging from eight inches to three feet in length, Valour’s RC helicopters come affordably priced between $15 to a little over $47 wholesale. Ho adds, “Our customers can easily enjoy a 200 to 300 percent markup.”
VieFly Helicopters Fly off Retailers’ Shelves
The VieFly helicopters, since their introduction, continue to be Valour’s best selling RC product. In fact, the VieFly V268 has been a hit among internet sales, listed as one of Amazon’s top ten products. “We’re the exclusive distributor of the VieFly series,” Ho says. “They’re growing in popularity, as they have a very high quality control level.” E-tailers aren’t the only vendors finding a strong market for Valour’s helicopters, however, as the company sells primarily to mall kiosks, flea markets, and brick and mortar stores. Those retailers interested in carrying Valour’s RC toys are requested to order by the case, “but we’ll try to work with anyone, custom building a case order,” Ho says. A case order of the small helicopters (8 inches) holds 18 to 24 pieces, medium (12-15 inches) contains 8 to 12 helicopters, and large (23-30 inches) holds 3 to 6 pieces. “Our minimum order is about $250,” Ho adds.
Valour’s RC helicopters continue to evolve as the company works with larger and larger designs that are more stable, durable and flexible. Among some of its new products is a new VieFly line. Ho says, “The new line will be debuting at the end of July, which includes the first ever 30 inch VieFly helicopters and mini designs.” The company also expects to carry a new enhanced version of the popular V268, available in numerous colors and with the ability to combat one another. While Valour and its customers are looking forward to the release of its new RC helicopters, retailers are also invited to check out the company’s weekly specials on its website, where they can receive deals on some of Valour’s top, existing RC products. And while it all sounds like fun and games, Ho did have one thing to add, saying, “Our products are for ages 14 and up. We include a safety feature on every helicopter, requiring the user to launch it from a flat surface and then sync up the remote control before the blades can start.”