I’ve posted this before, but here’s my story for what it’s worth. I have not hired this person yet, but this is what I did to locate someone I wanted to use. Maybe it will pay off when the time comes, who knows! This is what I did….
I would go into the stores that I wanted to be in locally (William Sonoma, independently owned gourmet and kitchen stores etc...) and I took notes on some of the bigger manufacturers out there in grilling and kitchen gadgets (Like Charbroil and Norpro). I emailed their sales department and asked who their local sales rep was in
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Leslie gave great advice. I would definitely follow her lead and do your research.
Another good place to start in the toy/game industry would be to join ASTRA (American Specialty Toy Retailing Association). It`s inexpensive to join, and you`ll get lots of contacts from independent reps to specialty toy retailers. Check it out at www.astratoy.org.
I just started hiring rep groups for my product line and I`d be happy to give you some names if you`d like to email me.
Are you planning to exhibit at any trade shows? That`s another great place to meet reps. Any chance you`ll be at Toy Fair in NYC next week?? I`ll be exhibiting my games in Booth #6451.