What Our Customers Say

As a startup, Seaside Retailer has been integral to our growth. Kristin and Karen are incredibly helpful and professional — and it's always a pleasure working with them. Their own internal sales process is an inspiration to us with great follow-up and solution-oriented suggestions that fit our company. The printed product is top-notch. You will be glad you chose Seaside Retailer to promote your business.
Shea Geist, boss momma (a.k.a. CEO), Shark OFF, Overland Park, Kansas


As a new business, marketing to retailers seemed a bit overwhelming. It was challenging to try to identify avenues to present our products to retailers with an interest in coastal products like ours. We were thrilled to be contacted by Seaside Retailer and could not be happier with the results! This publication targets retailers who share our coastal focus, and we receive new wholesale inquiries with each publication. Advertising with Seaside Retailer has been one of the best marketing investments we have made.
Mary Watters, owner, Beachables, Charleston, South Carolina


For the very first time since we opened this business 9 years ago, we decided to take the plunge and pay for a half page ad in Seaside Retailer. We got new customers at Surf Expo (January 2020) that came to our booth because of the ad and we also got new customers during the COVID pandemic when we received phone orders from store owners who saw the ad in the Spring 2020 issue. So happy Kristin and Karen found us.
Artie Shaw, owner, Snazzy Beads Inc., Deerfield, Florida


Seaside Retailer has become an integral part of my marketing campaign, it allows me to reach buyers that I might not otherwise be able to meet around the country throughout the year and especially during this current pandemic. The staff is always great to work with.
Jackie Gallagher, owner, Jackie Gallagher Designs, Crofton, Maryland


After a wonderful phone conversation, we were assisted in designing our ad, which was published in the next edition. Immediately, we were contacted by a large rep group, and we have since contracted with them to carry our line in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and several other states that they cover. We have also received emails from customers looking for ordering information. As a small business, we had decided it was time to advertise, and we cannot say enough about the team at Seaside Retailer. We will most definitely be continuing to advertise in their magazine.
Jennifer and Theresa Ramsdell, owners, ShipShapeStyles, Litchfield, Connecticut

 

What Our Readers Say

Seaside Retailer has filled a void in the coastal boutique wholesale magazine market, offering trending and particularly Made in America artisan products. I enjoy the articles about fellow business owners around the country, reading how even if we are in different parts of the country, we are all going through the same ups and downs of owning a retail shop and being entrepreneurs. I look forward to receiving each issue to see what fun new items I can bring into my stores!
Kim Hannon, owner, Ophiuroidea, St. Michaels and Kent Narrows, Maryland

 
Whether you’re a new business or an established retailer you’ve got to keep your inventory fresh. Seaside Retailer gives you insights into other retailers, how they approach their business and tips on what makes them successful. I like to look for new trends, and through their advertisements, have picked up a couple of new lines. Any opportunity to improve your business in this tough climate is important and Seaside Retailer is a source that I use and look forward to using for years to come.
Bob Mitchell, owner, Mrs. Mitchell’s Country Shoppe, Hampton Beach, New Hampshire


I just felt right at home with Seaside Retailer. I felt like it has always been a part of my life and that they really understand me. When I looked at the products, I saw many items that I carry in my store and knew the vendors. It’s nice to be spoken to in your own “language.” I felt like the whole region was represented well.
Jennifer Megliore, owner, Artware Designs, Hilton Head, South Carolina


I really enjoy reading Seaside Retailer magazine. Not only does it get me up to date on the latest trends in the retail world, I have also found some great new lines for my stores! It is almost like attending market, you just do it from home.
Madeline Philipp, owner, Sea La Vie, Virginia Beach, Virginia
 

Seaside Retailer is a wonderful publication. I love having the opportunity to see what is trending, new products and hot styles in the resort market. I also find that it is extremely helpful reading about other seaside/souvenir retailers, realizing that we all face the same challenges and also experience the joys of owning/running a small business such as ours. The information in Seaside Retailer is also a great guide to remind us of upcoming shows, expositions and trade shows and what they have to offer. 
Lynn Mitchell, owner, Mrs. Mitchell's Gifts, Mrs. M's Summer House, Hyannis, Massachusetts


So nice to finally have a publication specific to our needs! Seaside Retailer is a wealth of information and a great resource for both new and seasoned coastal theme retailers. I enjoy being able to see other shops like mine sharing insights and ideas. I’m looking forward to receiving next month’s issue!
Ashley Louda, owner, Gypsea Soul Boutique, Bradenton, Florida