Here is an excerpt from the book "Get Your Greeting Cards into Stores."
Tip #4 Search OnlineIf the rep has a website, sometimes they will have contact information and artist submission guidelines. Here are some sample gift rep websites I found just by searching online for twenty minutes:
- Paper Alliance http://paperallianceusa.com/
- Basic Retail Services http://www.basicretailservices.com/
- Peggy Lichty and Associates http://www.plareps.com/
- Daniel Richards http://www.danielrichards.biz/
- Compendium Incorporated http://www.live-inspired.com/
- Park Avenue Agents http://www.parkavenueagents.com/default.aspx
- Anne McGilvray http://www.annemcgilvray.com/ContactUs.htm
- Associates Marketing Group http://www.associatesmarketing.net/
- Winters Group http://www.wintersgroupinc.com/manufacturers.html
- Al Hattendorf Associates http://www.alhattendorf.com/
If you already make your own greeting cards, this book explains how to get your cards into stores and sell them sell nationwide. Included are guidelines on: how to price your cards for a profit, how to get professional feedback, where to find a sales representative and and what industry standards you should follow. All the information is also applicable to gift items, such as magnets, journals, calendars, collectibles, etc.