Previously Leisure Solutions’ in-house sales team marketed and sold to eCommerce, Catalog and TV Home Shopping accounts.
Effective immediately Continents Apart, LLC, known as "The first national rep group specializing in drop shipping for home, gift and garden products" announced that it will assume exclusive representation of the Leisure Solutions (LS) branded product line by Canadian Product Designer and Manufacturer Tradeworks Group,Ltd.. Previously Leisure Solutions’ in-house sales team marketed and sold to eCommerce, Catalog and TV Home Shopping accounts. The Leisure Solutions in-house team will continue selling to bricks and mortar accounts. No layoffs will occur as a result of the refocused sales effort.
Tradeworks President Stuart Flaumenbaum states, "We realized in the third quarter last year that we were missing out on opportunities with eCommerce and catalogue retailers. After conferring with our executive committee and consultants we determined this was because it was simply not part of our core competencies. This move will result in our in-house sales team focusing on traditional bricks and mortar business, and leaving the rest to experts.
Mr. Flaumenbaum went on to say, "After we determined the root of the problem we went about an exhaustive search for a representative organization to take over this channel. (Continents Apart, LLC’s CEO)Steven Husak’s team was our first choice and after many concessions they agreed. They really wanted strong guarantees from us to safeguard the service level that their customers will receive. They also were very helpful in streamlining the process to speed up shipping times from 3 weeks to two business days and revamping packaging to protect the products".
Continents Apart CEO Steven Husak offered, "The common thread to all of the Tradeworks companies is the idea of building a better mousetrap. We observed their commitment to product research and development and constant search for better ways to make products of only the highest quality. These qualities will allow a seamless integration of their products with our other lines.
About Leisure Solutions: Leisure Solutions is a division of Tradeworks Group Ltd.of Thornhill, Ontario, Canada. They have additional warehousing and distribution in Ottawa, Illinois for US customers
The Leisure Solutions Division is a premier designer and manufacturer specializing in one-of-a-kind home and garden products including outdoor furniture, leisure products, home and office storage solutions, unique gifts and pet furnishings.
With more than 30 years of experience, the Tradeworks Group sets the standard for high-quality, original items at a great value. All the products are functional, well-designed and do more than what they are intended for. The company lives by the commitment to pursue constant, measurable improvement, to improve the lives of their customers and take pride in providing customer-focused and solution-driven service.
ABOUT CONTINENTS APART, LLC: Based in Sarasota, FL, Continents Apart, LLC is a nationwide sales and marketing representative organization that specializes in the home and garden furnishings, gift and licensed sports products space. Their focus is on direct to consumer (AKA Drop Ship). In addition to catering to "Modern Day Catalogers", i.e. printed catalogs, television shopping and eCommerce retailers, a substantial part of the company’s activities involves consulting to companies entering the dropship channel to expand their distribution. More information is available through http://www.continentsapart.com/ContactUs.htm.
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