Kathleen, do some checking on the whole rep avenue. For your product it might be great, I talked with a few and attended a couple of gift marts and decided I was doing ok on my own, why give up the additional percentage they want for selling your product. I might be making the wrong decision as they probably have access to tons of stores, but, I am fine moving along a little slowly here on my own. I always want to make sure I can accommodate and supply what I have going before we take another huge step. Last year we had some hurdles to overcome to meet supply and demand but made it through and I think we have them tackled. I am ready to expand a bit more. Each year we get bigger and bigger and while I`d like to be rolling in the dough, I am happy with our progess so far. I don`t have a clue what I am doing, but it seems to be working! Post a thread and see what others have to say about working with the reps. If you can`t find info on it, send me an email, I know of a few other sources that can give you the pros and cons of it, better than I can.