Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Wholesale Western Gifts

Wild West wholesale gift items make for fun shopping.

Wholesale Western gift items are big business, especially for retailers catering to appeal to international visitors who want to bring home authentic American keepsakes. Stores in the "Wild West" states of Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and even parts of California will also find that local customers send these gifts to friends and family in other states or abroad. Familiarize yourself with some of the wholesale Western gift product lines available to retailers. Does this Spark an idea?

Wild West Company

Wild West Company offers a wide range of wholesale Western, country and horse gifts, including personal-care items, collectibles, food and a line of Western apparel for kids called Uncommonly Cute Country Kids. Set up a stationery section of your store where you can carry Wild West Company's gift essentials like greeting cards, gift bags, note pads and note cards. Edibles always make fun gifts, so stock plenty of chocolate bars, barbecue rubs and sauces, hot cocoa, dips and spreads to help your customers put together Western-themed food gift baskets. Stock your checkout area with small add-on items, all Western-themed, like lip balms, candles, mint tins, coffee and travel mugs, playing cards and bookmarks.

To obtain ordering or catalog information from Wild West Company, retailers need to register as a retailer, but this is a free service. Request a free sample kit to make sure the merchandise meets your store's needs and standards. This wholesaler offers five ordering options: mail, phone, fax, online and email.

Wild West Company

P.O. Box 40

Sisters, OR 97759


Shadow West Card Company

Shadow West Card Company is a source of wholesale Western gift enclosures, Christmas cards and other print or card items. Their Western-themed series include scenes of winter, cowboys, cowgirls and cowboy kids, still life, landscapes, horses, Southwest scenes, ranch life and wildlife. Retailers can purchase the cards either units of 6s or 12s, boxed or ready for display in the company's expandable wire display system that can hold their entire card line and boxed note cards. The wire displays are available in several configurations based on your budget and the amount of space in your store.

Free samples are available to retailers, and the company will accept territory requests from sales representatives wishing to carry Shadow West's merchandise. Imprinting services are available, too.

Shadow West Card Company

12171 S.E. 38th Ave.

Milwaukie, Oregon 97222

800-960-8802 (toll free)


The Texas General Store

The Texas General Store offers both Western-themed gift items and home d cor merchandise. Among the items they offer, most of which is either tin or cast iron, are boot and other Western-themed key rings, animal collectibles and cutouts (alligators, frogs, armadillos, geckos, turtles and butterflies), decorative crosses, door knockers and knives.

Retailers wishing to buy wholesale from the Texas General Store must have a valid and verifiable Resale/Use Tax ID number. Interested retailers also need to complete both the customer registration form and the online resale certificate before placing wholesale orders. Once approved, you will be able to access the wholesale pricing sections of the company's website at login.

The Texas General Store

21504 Interstate 20 (Canton)

Wills Point, TX 75169


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