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Springtime is time for growth in both nature…and in our product lines! So, as you wait for the trees and flowers to bloom, check out what’s new at TMA Link for our existing vendors! You may find some pleasant surprises.

Alliance Sports Group has tools and gadgets for many different situations; their brand Nebo is the king of ultra-bright flashlights, Quarrow is a fisherman’s paradise of products, and True Utility takes the pocket knife to a whole new level! Both Quarrow and Nebo have released brand new catalogs recently, and there are some highlight-worthy products. Our picks are Nebo’s amazing new flashlight products, particularly the Nebo Eye Smart Sensor Light!

This is an easily mountable area light that’s ideal for security purposes and contains a motion detector. The eye is magnetic and can rotate, and also turns off in daylight to preserve power. There are 3 light modes – 100% (260 lumens) runs for 2.5 hours and 24 meters, 30% (100 lumens) runs for 7 hours and 15 meters, and security flash (260 lumens) that runs for 6.5 hours and reaches 24 meters. Sell them at your store from the handy case pack!

Nebo Eye, SKU# 6776, $15 Wholesale, $24.99 MSRP, 16 per case.

 

 

Next up is another product that can truly help your body in a specific way. In this case, these vertical eyeglass purses with a touchscreen help women avoid keeping phones in their bras or pockets where harmful radiation can be super close to the body. Of course we are talking about Save the Girls! The product is the remodeled Vertical Eyeglass Purse. It has a new magnet clasp, a cash pocket, a pocket under the credit cards slots, an embellishment piece on the front lip of the eye glass purse, and comes in red, blue, and black. Your customers will find the solution to losing their sunglasses with this purse!

Save the Girls Vertical Eyeglass Purse. SKUS – Black: EG-1004BL. Red: EG-1005RD. Blue: EG-1000RB. $18.49 Wholesale, Min. 1.

Save the Girls Eyeglass

 

Del Sol Nail Polish

 

 

One more product for major fun in the sun this spring and summer is Color-Changing nail polish from Del Sol! Del Sol is the world’s leading brand of color-changing apparel and accessories, and we are proud to newly represent them at Link 2 Sales. This is not your average nail polish, as it changes colors in the sun! Whether you are giving it as a gift, or using it for yourself, this color-changing polish is the absolute easiest way to change the color of your nails WITHOUT changing your nail polish!

 

Each individual bottle of polish is $5 wholesale in minimums of 6 per color. The best way to start your store with Del Sol nail polish is a display. The prepack assortment contains 42 bottles – 6 rows of 7 different top-sellers!

Del Sol Nail Polish Display Package, SKU# 9ZNAILP, $275. Del Sol Nail Polish package

Ordering these new products is easy – simply give a call or email to your TMA Link rep, or order online at RetailersLink.com! Not sure of who your rep is? Click here for help.

Put a Little SPRING in Your Step!

At The Link Companies, we think about two things when winter turns the corner to Spring: vacations and outdoor entertaining! It is true that Springtime is short-lived in a lot of places, particularly in the South, where our company is located. A month of milder temperatures and some rain and then – BAM! – onto the sweltering heat! But that doesn’t mean that we cancel our outdoor plans. Or, that we don’t take the chance to travel out of town to less rainy locales! Take a look at some products that will help your store’s sales sail into the hot temps of summer with ease!

Tidewater Gold ShellsIf your store is located near a beach, there’s a strong chance you may have heard of, or already carry Tidewater sandals. If not, join in for some fabulous flip flops that your customers won’t want to miss! Even within the company (showroom managers and reps alike), we all know that Tidewater makes the most comfortable flip flops. We love them for the fit, but our customers love them for the sales; all of Tidewater’s sandals can be bought as as pre-packs, OR by individual size. There are not a whole lot of shoe companies who let you break packs to place an order, and Tidewater invites it. Need a re-order for only a few sizes? No problem! Take a look at at the best selling style, Gold Shells.

Tidewater Gold Shells Sandals, SKU#B63000, 12 pack is $132.

We all look forward to more time outdoors, and one big draw is nature. Particularly if you can find it right in your own backyard! Gift Essentials has tons of products for your store’s outdoor section, including beautiful wind chimes, funky, outdoor thermometers in the shapes of animals, and delightful birdbaths for the yard. And to draw everyone’s favorite miniature bird – hummingbird feeders! Gift Essentials does make a variety of standard hummingbird feeders, but the real attraction is the “Hummer Ring” – this is a ring that attracts a hummingbird directly to your hand to feed on a sugar solution! Children love it (as do many adults). Try the best-selling 24 piece display of Hummer Rings.

Gift Essentials 24 pc. Hummer Ring Display, SKU# BE108. $62.00 Wholesale.

If your store doesn’t carry Katydid’s Collection yet, you need it! There are three main product categories: Headwear, Apparel, and Accessories. Known initially for their ball caps featuring funny sayings like “Beach Please,” Katydid has completely expanded over time to include much more! Women’s tshirts, tanks, and totes are a big part of the collection, and there are now chic accessories like brightly colored earrings and luggage tags! This line has your women’s gift department totally covered. Other than the obvious luggage tags, the vacation accessories to focus on are, of course, Swimsuit Cover ups. Whether you are a float-in-the-river kind of girl, a pool-side diva, or a Beach dweller, there is a cover up to strike your fancy. Try the white Cover ups to match any kind of patterned bathing suit. With an amazing price point, this will definitely appeal to your swimming customers.

Katydid White Swimsuit Cover up with Pink Trim, SKU# KDC-CCU-9506_WHT_PNK. Wholesale $11.50, Min. 1.

 

Melrose is the King of Spring when it comes to Home & Garden! Bring a little of your outdoor space into your home with their absolutely beautiful Wreaths collection. Or, use them to decorate your front door or patio. Having any of their greenery in your store will certainly remind customers that spring is here! One of our favorites from the extensive Melrose collection are the lanterns. For spring, bathe your patio, porch, or balcony in candlelight with these white, metal lanterns. With timeworn details and the classic “X” design, these lanterns are tall, with room for multiple candles inside.

Melrose Set of 2 Lanterns 18.75″ height, 25.25″ height, SKU# 74344, 1 set is $76 Wholesale.

 

Order any of the products for your store’s Spring product lines by contacting your TMA Link rep right now. Check this link if you are unsure of who your rep is. Or, you can order online at our ecommerce site, RetailersLink.com.

Happy Spring!

Mommin’ Ain’t Easy…

Mother’s Day is rapidly approaching! This year, it is on Sunday, May 12th, and as Retailers, it’s best to make plans way ahead of time to make this holiday count as a memorable experience for your customers! This week, we have some tips on how to do just that. Because, after all, moms are the everyday heroes that deserve the best.

One excellent source of store participation is a contest. Encourage your customers to post pictures of their mothers (or other beloved women in their life who are moms) and tag the store on social media. Choose a prize and have a drawing in the store. This kind of technique encourages your customers to think about who they wish to buy a gift for in the first place, and why it’s important to honor this woman. It also encourages more social media and online engagement, as well as in store participation as they will need to come to your place of business to pick up their prize!

Anju Block printed bagsSpeaking of excellent presence on social media, Anju Jewelry is exemplary with their outreach to retail customers and wholesalers. This company gives opportunities to local artisans in India by having these experts craftsmen and women create the beautiful pieces that comprise their collection. And they don’t just have jewelry! One excellent idea for Mother’s Day is Anju’s Block Printed Bags. There is a large array of bag prints and styles, including crossbodies, ID pouches, duffle bags, and totes. Check out their frequently updated Instagram account here.

It’s easy to focus on family-themed holidays when you’re selling products from a family-owned company like D’ears! This jewelry company has been in business since 2013 and all of their handcrafted earrings and necklaces are made at home in Finlayson, Minnesota by the owners, or other collaborating artists. The actual jewelry is made by pressing a special ink into extremely lightweight material, resulting in a product with depth to its color and design. The wired earrings and pendants are embellished by hand with hypoallergenic silver-plated copper wire. One of our favorite picks for your Mother’s Day collection is this gorgeous, richly colored butterfly necklace! This is part of a large collection of butterfly and dragonfly necklaces that would perfectly suit many nature-loving mamas.

Sappho Longwing Butterfly Necklace, SKU #4649X, $9.50 Wholesale.

Continuing to boost online engagement, be sure to have a section on your website that highlights Mother’s Day gift ideas, just as you would have in the store.

You could easily create a Mother’s Day section with all of Cottage Garden’s Mom-themed music boxes. Their solid wooden music boxes are not just themed for mothers, but also represent other women in our lives that can be celebrated as moms on Mother’s Day; there are music boxes for sisters, daughters, Grandmas and more. Our favorite pick from their extensive collection is what is featured on the cover of their 2019 catalog and pictured to the right.

Rustic Elegance Music Box, SKU #ML211DG, $18.50 Wholesale.

Further tips: Create an in-store display geared toward the holiday. This can be as simple as a table at the front of the store, or a section near the cash wrap that highlights some products that would work as Mother’s Day gifts. Fresh floral displays always help to make this area look beautiful and eye-catching. Use products you already sell in your store for this section as well. Journals, recipe boxes, mugs, jewelry…there are so many options! And don’t forget to include a touch of Mother’s Day in your window display. Advertise any specials or sales you may have going on for the occasion and products that match up to your in store display.

As always, you can purchase many of our products from our ecommerce site at RetailersLink.com, or you can contact your TMA Link rep for more information about ordering!

Hopping Down the Bunny Trail…

Easter is right around the corner on Sunday, April 21st this year! This holiday is the absolute perfect excuse to prepare your store for spring. This means out with the winter blues, and in with the springtime hues – pastels, Pantone’s color of the year, CORAL, and all modes of floral and plants! Your customers need to see displays that put them in the mindset for upcoming warm temperatures and outdoor events. Do not be shy with color, and front load any candy, Easter basket fillers, and inspirational products.

 

Split P Egg Shaped Bowls

 

Split P has no shortage of gorgeous Springtime home decor. The entire front of their 2019 catalog is splashed with floral patterns for placemats, table runners, curtains, and dishtowels. Sprinkled throughout many of these collections are more bunnies, in the form of candle and votive holders and ceramic figures. Our picks for the Easter holiday from Split P are the pastel-colored Egg Shaped Bowls. In yellow and pink, the bowls are exactly the right dishes to hold your multi-colored Easter eggs, a side dish, or even some candy! They are aluminum and enamel, food safe, and need to be hand washed. Measurements are 6″ x 4″ x 3″.

Egg Shaped Bowls, Yellow is SKU# 4400-350, Pink is SKU# 4400-351, Wholesale $10.00, Min. of 2. 
Any of these products, and many more, can be ordered by calling your TMA Link rep!. Catalogs for all of our lines are available on our website’s Vendor Portfolio (click the HERE to see). And, we have an ecommerce site where you can order certain lines online: www.retailerslink.com.

Do you have a Cold in the Cold?

If you have yet to get a cold this winter, count yourself among the lucky! But, for the rest of us with the sniffles, sneezes, aches and pains, it’s time for a little TLC for our bodies. TMA Link certainly sells the kinds of products that your customers can use in this time of chilly weather and chicken soup!

When wWorld's Softest Sensitive Colle think of World’s Softest Socks over at The Link, we picture super comfortable knee and crew socks that are fun and colorful and easy to wear and gift. What we’d love to share is our discovery of their entire Sensitive Collection! This specific product line is filled with socks that, “encourage health blood flow and increased circulation.” Upon further research, we found that, according to WebMD: “Compression stockings can keep your legs from getting tired and achy. They can also ease swelling in your feet and ankles as well as help prevent and treat spider and varicose veins.”

With that in mind, we chose our favorites of this collection – the Support Fit Fashion Crew. These socks are 33% cotton, 33% modal, 31% nylon, and 3% spandex for that perfect stretch. The wide welt is designed to stay up without binding. Sold in a variety of cute colors and patterns, in women’s shoe sizes 6-10.

Support Fit Fashion Crew, SKU#W3261, $5.50 per pair and sold in a pack of 3.

 

Warmies’ Spa Therapy line containing warmable neck wraps, slippers, and more seemed like the natural choice for relief from aches and pains associated with the common cold. But, even better, is the best seller from the January show: the Original Hot-Pak Herbal Heat Pack Assortment that offers “soothing warmth and comfort, is safe, quick, and easy to use, and scented with relaxing lavender!

Taking our suggestion rather seriously, we checked into the benefits of heat therapy. According to Healthline, “Heat therapy works by improving circulation and blood flow to a particular area due to increased temperature. Increasing the temperature of the afflicted area even slightly can soothe discomfort and increase muscle flexibility. Heat therapy can relax and soothe muscles and heal damaged tissue.”

Hot Pak Soft Cord Assortment, SKU# HPSOFTCORDKIT, $72 wholesale for 1 case, 12 pieces, 4 gray, 4 lavender, 4 blue.

Last, our own suggestion for avoiding a cold, or even just relieving a non-sickness related chill, is to hop in the tub! Your bathroom could use a little ambiance, though…Check out Marmalade of London, our new candle line with dreamy fragrances that whisk you away from the winter not-so-wonderland!

The most popular fragrance from the January show was the Pacific Orchid and Sea Salt: the fragrance of Coconut, Orange, Bergamot on a middle of White Flowers, Vanilla, Pacific Orchid with base notes of Amber and Sea Salt. And the most common candle format are the gorgeous glass candle jars, as you see pictured. Warm up your soul with a little soft glow in your bathroom (or store)!

Gift Boxed Glass Candle in Pacific Orchid & Sea Salt, SKU#83-12194, $15 a piece and sold in a box of 4.

As always, contact your TMA Link rep to inquire about orders, or check out our ecommerce site to place an order at RetailersLink.com! Stay well.

 

Lovable, On-Trend Fashion Accessories!

There are two major product lines that we LOVE to focus on at TMA Link, especially for the ladies! In honor of Valentine’s Day, we are focusing on Spring 2019 trends in fashion handbags.
A go-to fashion resource, Vogue has a handy list of “six need-to-know bag trends to keep you one step ahead this summer.” This lineup includes: elegant belt bags (very refined fannypacks), sleek black small to mid-sized handbags, 90’s revival (busy patterns, snakeskin, and tie-dye), the “super natural bag” (bags that are handmade or woven out of straw or fabric), XXL totes that can carry pretty much anything, and soft “pouchy” bags.

Accent belt bag

 

There are plenty of on trend bags to choose from in Accent Accessories’ line. One very lovable choice is the Ashton belt bag. This convenient pack comes in three colors: brown, gold/silver, and black. There’s a zip flap closure, zip back pocket, lined interior with zip pocket, adjustable belt, and it’s vegan leather.

Ashton Belt Bag, $15 each, minimum of 2.

SKU for Brown: BG6926-58BRN

SKU for Gold/Silver: BG6925-58GDS

SKU for Black: BG6926-58BLK

 

 

Cappelli Straworld, a standout vendor for handmade handbags, certainly has this portion of the trend covered. Known for straw bags with beaded handles and straw hats, Cappelli has a number of bags both big and small that fit within our Spring 2019 trend parameters. We are namely thinking of the Bonita bag, a hand crocheted tote with braided handles and shells.

Bonita Bag, SKU# BAG1132, $33 per bag.

It’s not hard to find trendy fashion accessories that fit the aforementioned lists. To grab any of the products mentioned, contact your TMA Link Rep or order on RetailersLink.com!

The Groundhog Predicts…

Hot off the press and straight from Punxsutawney, PA, home of the infamous, weather-predicting Groundhog: Punxsutawney Phil predicts AN EARLY SPRING! Read from a scroll, Phil decreed, “Faithful followers, there is no shadow of me and a beautiful spring it shall be!” We are excited for the warmth, but regardless of the groundhog’s predictions, we all know that there would be no spring flowers without some April showers. Which brings us to the obvious order for your store – Umbrellas!

Vandor Color Change Umbrella
Vandor Color-Changing Umbrella

Vandor Gifts is known as the brand for Pop Culture fans, featuring favorite characters from Star Wars, Harry Potter, Disney and more on all sorts of products. During the January Gift Show, Vandor revealed that they really upped their game with umbrellas. Now, you can order color-changing umbrellas that react to liquids and change colors when wet. Show these off easily in-store, as they did at the Gift show, by using a spray bottle to get the umbrella to change color! Designs for the color-changing umbrellas include Wonder Woman, Disney Villains (shown to the left), Harry Potter, Nintendo’s Zelda, Marvel’s Venom, Harley Quinn, and Deadpool.

Order them in packs of 3 for $10 a piece.

Vandor Wonder Woman Umbrella
Vandor LED Umbrella

If that’s not enough to wow your customers, Vandor also offers LED umbrellas that light up and have a handle that doubles as a flashlight! Don’t lose your way in that spring rain. This battery-operated umbrella has two settings, static and strobe. Check out Star Wars, Nintendo’s Zelda, and Wonder Woman designs.

The LED umbrellas are available in packs of 3 per style at $17.50 a piece.

Galleria Reverse Close Umbrella

Our top-selling line, Galleria, has standard umbrellas, but it’s the Reverse Close umbrellas that really stand out. Think about it – you’re running from a building to your car with bags and umbrella in hand. Once you get to your car, you sit down, umbrella still outside, and as you close the umbrella, all the rain sprays right back toward you! To avoid this problem, Galleria offers umbrellas that close by allowing the top to slide down first, essentially closing inverted and wicking the rain water away from your body. Not only are these extremely functional, but they are absolutely beautiful! Designed with famous art prints from impressionist painters like Monet and Van Gogh, these double-layered umbrellas will brighten any rainy day.

CounterArt Country Fresh Placemat

They display easily – hang them from the lighting fixtures in your store, or stand them up on the floor. Hang them on an arm extended from peg wall, with one standing in front to show off. Best yet, use them in Spring-themed window displays!

Reverse Close Umbrellas come in the Tall Stick style, and a Short Folding Umbrella. Both are $15 wholesale and come in 3 pieces per style.

Now that we’ve covered the rain, let’s get to the flowers. With artwork of bright, colorful floral displays, CounterArt has Spring collections by artist Lisa Audit that will add the finishing touch to a house after some Spring Cleaning. Products included are placemats, lazy susans, mugs, cheese boards with spreaders, serving trays, and glass cutting boards. These items display wonderfully in stores, as they add a nice pop of color to functional products.

The round placemats to the right are $1.75 each for a pack of 12, and $1.65 each for a pack of 24.

So there you have it – options for both the April showers AND Spring flowers! Contact your TMA Link rep today to find out additional pricing and order details, or order online at RetailersLink.com.

The Coziest Gifts

In the retail industry, we are all keenly aware of which holidays are coming up next, and we spend a ton of time and effort preparing for Christmas, the New Year, and Valentine’s Day. What you may not have thought of is that Valentine’s Day is about much more than giving a gift to your spouse or significant other. What about your friends, the little ones in your life, or even…yourself?

WSS Cozy CollectionThis is where the ultimate cozy gift comes into play – World’s Softest Socks. And don’t let the name narrow your idea of this company – they carry scarves, hats, and gloves, too! The slippers, gloves, and toboggans in the photo to the left are lined with Sherpa and part of the Cozy Collection. Even if you live somewhere warm, who doesn’t need a pair of sherpa-lined slippers to bump around the house in during a rainy day?

Pick up a few pairs of these inclement weather-fighting accessories and give them out to friends and co-workers to put a little spring in their step this February 14th!

Retailers: encourage your customers to treat themselves during Valentine’s Day with some World’s Softest Socks and forget about all the standard fanfare of chocolates and jewelry!WSS Mouse Creek

 

Be aware that World’s Softest offers items for children, as well. Mouse Creek Trading Company is the children’s division of World’s Softest and they offer knits that fit snugly and keep your little cuties comfy all winter long! This ruffly pair is sweet and girly, but there are plenty of options for boys, as well.

Contact your Link 2 Sales rep TODAY to get more information and pricing on World’s Softest Socks! Click HERE to check out a catalog.

Score BIG with these Winners!

Atlanta, home of The Link Companies, is fortunate enough to host the Super Bowl this year at Mercedes Benz stadium. But, just around the corner, a few weeks before the Super Bowl, there was another “Big Game” in town – the Atlanta January Gift Show! TMA Link had so many best-selling products that it’s hard to know where to begin. In honor of Super Bowl 53, let’s take a quick look at two of our top Men’s Gifts lines – Alliance and Duke Cannon.

TMA Link’s best sellers from Alliance are mostly from two of their dominant tool brands – True Utility and Nebo. Focusing in on what’s hot with Nebo Tools, we find the PAL+ – a 3-in-1 powerbank, flashlight, and folding knife that conveniently fits in your pocket, purse, or briefcase! This tool may be small, but it is mighty. The flashlight is rechargeable and 400 lumens, the knife features a 3″ folding blade that can be removed for safe travel, and the PAL can be used as a backup power source for mobile phones and other USB rechargeable electronic devices.

 

The PAL+ is $18.15 wholesale and has an MSRP of $32.99. SKU# 6715 and comes in a case pack of 12. Call your TMA Link Rep to order it TODAY while supplies last.

 

Watch the video below to see it in action!

Duke Bourbon Barrel

Duke Cannon’s product line is bursting with wittily-packaged and actually-hard-working gifts for men, like their classic Big Ass Brick of Soap! The product Assortment that really stood out among the rest during January Gift Show was the Big Bourbon Barrel. Modeled after a Buffalo Trace oak barrel, this giant assortment comes packed with all 5 bourbon SKU’s: completely NEW items like the Bourbon Beard Oil and Balm, the NEW Big Bourbon Beard kits, and the classic Bourbon Soap and Solid Cologne. Each barrel comes with 6 of each of the aforementioned SKU’s. Worried it won’t fit in your store? Don’t fret. This isn’t as big as a real oak barrel – the measurements are 19″ x 12″ x 12″. And it won’t break the bank at $480 for all of this amazing product!

The SKU is BOURBONBARRELBUNDLE. Call your TMA Link rep TODAY to order this amazing Assortment!

Duke Bourbon Barrel 2

Show Schedule, Specials, and More!

January Market is fast approaching – less than a week to go! In preparation, check out the SHOW SPECIALS for TMA Link by clicking below and viewing the Specials Book!

The Link Companies has a FULL SCHEDULE of food and events during the show, including the “Come Sail Away” Market Kick Off Party featuring the Yacht Rock Review! This is one party not to miss – in the Atrium of the Apparel Mart on Wednesday evening. See below for the rest of the schedule and plan your meals accordingly.

Click HERE to see the Full Schedule!

We are giving you a chance to win $250 in COLD, HARD CASH at the Show! All you need to do is schedule an appointment with your rep – and show up for said appointment.

For more details on winning $250, Click HERE!

WSS Cupcake Socks

Check out World’s Softest Socks!

There are few things that never go out of fashion, but socks are certainly one gift item that will always be useful…and extremely soft! Especially if the gift is the World’s SOFTEST socks. Check out space dyed patterns and lightweight comfort from the best sock brand on the planet!