As the popularity of our brand continues to increase worldwide, we are actively seeking Distributors around the world to meet this demand. Since our start in 1977 we have supplied products to all 4 corners of the globe.
A common question we are asked is where can retailers and members of the public buy our products in their own country?
At present, these are serviced directly from our factory in the United Kingdom With the extra cost and time delay involved with shipping, this can often result in the loss of sales.
For the first time since 1977 we are offering exclusive distribution deals for individual countries around the world. We are looking for potential business partners that share our passion for providing luxury handcrafted products along with an unrivalled commitment to customer service. Our Distributor deal is both generous and rewarding. If you would like to get involved with a growing international brand, then please see the presentation below.
Eachand every item of quality pewter is manufactured at our factory in Sheffield, England.
Sheffield is renowned worldwide for its manufacturing history. At English Pewter Company we are very proud of this history and tradition. The skills passed down through generations of past pewter craftsmen are still evident in the beautiful products we produce today.
Each item is marked or stamped with our company logo which gives authentication to the product.
All of our pewter is Lead Free and meets with British & European Standard BS/EN/611 and also with the USA FDA regulations.
With a range of over 1500 products, our target markets provide a wide and diverse customer base.
This offers fantastic opportunities to build a solid foundation for a potential distributor, with no over reliance on one particular sector. Although each country will have there own specific trends and market peaks, the sectors below give an indication of where our products are sold:
Gift Industry - Independent retailers / Department stores
Awards Industry - Engravers / Trophy Retailers
Custom Products - We can manufacture products to specific requirements:
Visitor attractions, Professional Sports Clubs, Universities and many more.
Memorial Industry - Yes, we have a seperate range of memorial products
Jewellers - Independents / Large chains
Corporate Gifts & Promotions - Luxury high end market
Interior Design Stores - Independent retailers / Large chains
Catering & Restaurant - Luxury high end market
Once a suitable Distributor has been appointed, together we will begin the job of product selection. With such a large range, we accept that it is not feasible that a Distributor would carry our entire range.
Certain products will have a demand in one country where there is none in another.
Advice will be given on our best sellers and an agreement reached on the products we will move forward with.
If required, a catalogue can be created using images and layout from our master catalogue with the reduced range specifically for each Distributor.
Product Development - Over time, new ideas and product designs can be produced for specific countries. Tastes, trends and traditions are different around the world, and we very much welcome the development of products to cater for individual markets.
Our preferred partners will already have a significant degree of experience in dealing with the Trade/Wholesale sector.
Our major market is dealing with B2B, predominantly supplying retailers who wil re-sell our goods. Potential distributors with an established customer base will be considered favourably.
Every year we produce a new wholesale catalogue, normally with around 200 new lines. These are mailed to our customers in early January and then the company embarks on a number of Trade Exhibitions throughout the year to promote our product range.
We exhibit at a number of large Gift Shows and a number of specialist Trade Exhibitions including Trophy & Awards, Home & Interiors, Funeral and Jewellery trade events.
As part of the Distributor agreement, we will allow all online retail sales from a particular country to pass through our appointed Distributor.
This significantly increases the margin for the Distributor and provides a significant amount of sales in what is the fastest growing sector of the market. Each distributor will have a website built by us, displaying their chosen range which will appear automatically should someone search for English Pewter Company in their selected country.
How It Works - We will create a unique website for each Distributor that is appointed. For example if we appoint a Distributor in Canada we will create a website with the URL name www.englishpewter.co.uk/CA. This will be built displaying the chosen range and in the currency and language of that country. Contact details and other information will show the details of the distributor.
All payments will be set up to go directly to the distributor. Using the very latest technology, our software can automatically detect the location of an online visitor to our website. Once this is recognised the visitor is directed to the Distributors website.
The distributor will have unique access to their very own control panel, which displays orders received, shipping details and much more.
It will be the responsibility of the Distributor to fulfill the retail orders and handle all enquiries. We will require assistance with the initial setup if we are translating to a different language.
Online marketing and promotion is the responsibility of the chosen Distributor for their particular country.
All maintenance of the website is carried out by English Pewter Company in the UK. The website is automatically optimized to work on smartphones and tablets.
If you would like to learn more about our exclusive Distributor Offer or would like to be considered as an authorised Distributor, please email us on: [email protected]
If you could provide as much information as possible, including current business operation, type of market, any trade shows you might already exhibit at, plus any other information you may think appropriate, this would all help when considering your application.
All information is handled in the scrictest of confidence, and I would hope o have correspondance back to you within 24 hours.
English Pewter Company