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 First, allow me to say that I am a tough sell. As a business owner, I am constantly approached by vendors trying to sell me all kinds of products and services. It was different when Kristin and Karen approached my booth last year. They were two very professional women that took their work seriously and I can tell that they believed in their product. Of course, it helps that their magazine would be distributed to retailers that were all potentially my customers. 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 were amazed that we got four new customers at Surf Expo that came to our booth because of the ad. They volunteered the information that they saw the ad. We may have had other sales from the ad as well since we didn’t ask new customers how they found us. We also got two new customers during the COVID pandemic when we received phone orders from store owners who saw the ad in the spring 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 While at the Philadelphia Gift Show in January 2020, I picked up a copy of Seaside Retailer magazine. This is the first publication that we had seen that specifically markets to many coastal retail shops beyond our reach. I called and spoke with them regarding placing our first ad, and after a wonderful phone conversation, we were assisted in designing our ad, which was published in the latest 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 several emails from customers who had seen our ad and were 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