Green Team Distribution Achieves Triple Digit Growth in 2013

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Distributor of Eco-Friendly Children’s Products, Green Team Distribution, Achieves Triple Digit
Growth

South Paris, ME (January 16, 2014) – Manufacturer sales rep agency, Green Team Distribution, today announces it has achieved triple digit growth in 2013,

distributing 30 eco-friendly children’s brands to more than 185 children’s products retailers.

 

Kelly Wels, the founder of Green Team Distribution, says the significant year-to-year growth shows the increasing need for manufacturers to streamline their fulfillment

processes, as well as the desire for manufacturers and retailers to improve their relationships.

 

“We help manufacturers get their products into the hands of the retailers who in-turn sell those products to their customers. Retailers trust the brands we carry and enjoy the

benefits that come along with working with a distributor, such as one-stop ordering of multiple brands within a single ecommerce platform, no minimum order limits that tie up

a retailer’s capital, and pre-qualified products by someone with deep understanding of the industry.”

 

For 10 years, Wels ran an eco-friendly ecommerce site, which she sold in 2010. In September 2011, she started Green Team Distribution.

 

“We work hard to strengthen relationships between brands and retailers by helping each party work together harmoniously,” adds Wels.

Piggy Paint, Green Toys, Earth Mama Angel Baby, Lunette and eco-kids are among the 30 eco-friendly children’s products Green Team Distribution distributes.

Kip Weeks, the founder of eco-kids, the manufacturer of environmentally-friendly art supplies for kids, says distribution through Green Team Distribution has helped him

improve his retail sales and streamline the way he works with retailers.  “Green Team Distribution has made it easier for us to handle wholesale orders of all

sizes without creating additional burden on our fulfillment staff. Plus, I know retailers trust the products Kelly sources because she is extremely knowledgeable about the

industry, and she infuses instant credibility in the brands she carries,” says Weeks.

 

To learn more about Green Team Distribution, please visit www.GreenTeamDistribution.com.

 

About Green Team Distribution

Green Team Distribution is a manufacturer sales rep firm specializing in the distribution of eco-friendly children’s products. The company distributes nearly 30 eco-friendly

children’s brands including 5 Phases, Babytime by Episencial, Diaper Dawgs, Earth Mama Angel Baby, eco-kids, Eucalan, Green Toys, Hip Peas, Little Twig,

Maggie’s Naturals, Simple Nature, and Tree Hopper Toys to name a few. For more information about distributing your product through Green Team Distribution, or to

purchase any of these products at wholesale (qualified retailers only), please visit www.GreenTeamDistribution.com.

Support Small Businesses by contacting your congressman regarding CPSIA reform!

You might have heard about the CPSIA and how it’s affecting small and handmade businesses everywhere.  But you may not know why it is or what it is.

The CPSIA is the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act.  It was designed to help protect children from harmful toxins and chemicals in cheaply made foreign toys that were being imported to the US by requiring expensive third party testing to be performed on each any every component used in the production of said toys.  Although a good idea in theory, the rules and regulations of the CPSIA ended up encompassing more than just foreign made toys.  It ended up requiring that all manufacturers of toys, clothes, cloth diapers, etc. to be used by any child under the age of 12 also be required to pay for this testing regardless of their history or track record having been providing quality, safe, handmade goods.  The cost of this testing would shut down, and has already shut down, many small businesses.

Now the race is on to have the CPSIA amended and reformed.  Small business owners and handcrafters need your support.  Help save not only small cloth diaper manufacturers, but many other wahm and family run businesses by printing the letter below and sending it to your local congressperson so that they might take notice.

In support of Small Businesses please use the sample letter below and send to your congressman letting them know how important this issue is and how it will further affect our economy and the livelihood of many small family run businesses.

Sample Letter


From:  [your name and address]

To: [your congress person or senator]

Re: The Consumer Product Improvement Act (CPSIA) will result in a drastic deepening of the economic crisis even more

Dear  [your congress person or senator],
The economic crisis in our country is distressing to millions of Americans. That is why it concerns me that under the CPSIA, many small business owners will be driven out of business, deepening the crisis.  The premise of self reliance and entrepreneurship on which this country was founded is in jeopardy.
Like many people, I was deeply concerned by the dangerous and poisonous toys that large Chinese toy manufacturers have been selling to our families.  And, I was pleased that Congress acted quickly to protect America’s children by enacting the CPSIA.

However, I am very concerned that the CPSIA’s mandates for third party testing and labeling will have a dramatic and negative effect on small businesses whose safety record has always been exemplary. It will devastate small manufacturers and home businesses who create children’s products such as clothes, handmade goods and toys for children, beautiful Native American artifacts, children’s books, adaptive products for children with disabilities, and classroom and homeschool materials. These small businesses simply cannot afford the $300-$4,000 price tag per product that Third Party testers are charging.

With the economic crisis we find ourselves in, fewer families will be able to afford the higher costs of the goods that remain available. Any company that is able to remain in business will undoubtedly raise prices due to increased compliance costs. Everyone will have to pay more for the remaining available goods, deepening the effects of the economic crisis for millions of families.

I urge you to quickly request the Consumer Product Safety Commission to make some very reasonable exclusions in their interpretation of the law as they continue their rulemaking process.  These include exempting books and uncoated fabrics from testing and allowing manufacturers to rely upon testing done by their materials suppliers instead of paying for redundant unit-based testing.  I would also like to see an exemption to third party testing requirements for micro-businesses similar to the exemptions granted by the FDA for small producers under the food labeling laws. As the Wall Street Journal wrote, “The Commission needs to implement the rules without putting more companies out of business in an already tenuous economy.”
These toy makers, crafters, publishers and small home based businesses have earned and kept the public’s trust.  They provide jobs for thousands and quality playthings and educational products for hundreds of thousands.  Their unique businesses should be protected. Please visit www.handmadetoyalliance.org to learn more about this issue.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Sincerely,

[your name] ?

*Much thanks to KT Steppers on FaceBook for providing this form letter. Please also repost the content of this post on your blog, tweet about it, post a link to it on facebook, etc.  We need your help spreading the word.

For more information on the CPSIA please visit this page located at The Handmade Toy Alliance website.