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The most important aspect of our business is providing our customers with high-quality merchandise at the best possible value. Our buyers and merchandisers have spent over a decade building a worldwide supplier base whose commitment to excellence is consistent with our own. Frontgate's goal is to maintain lasting vendor relationships, surpassing our customer's expectations while allowing our company and its partners to prosper.
Teamwork - the Basis of Success
The foundation of our vendor partnerships is a spirit of cooperation. As we continue to grow, we rely on our suppliers to grow with us. We work very closely with our vendor companies to orchestrate the efficient flow of merchandise and to expedite prompt distribution.
When evaluating a potential supplier, we carefully define the needs and expectations of both parties. We've implemented a set of standards to help make the overall process - from your warehouse to our customer's door - as efficient and punctual as possible. Our packaging requirements were designed to move incoming merchandise through our automated receiving process smoothly and without delay. Supplier compliance is vital to our mutual success.
Joining Forces to Create Product Exclusives
We're constantly on the lookout for product exclusives that our customers will associate with the Frontgate name. And when we can't find exactly what we're looking for, we develop it ourselves. Case in point: every modular closet system we evaluated was either too costly or didn't meet our standards of quality. So we took our concept to an expert cabinetmaker, who was able to give us exactly what we wanted in terms of product quality and price. Today, that company expects most of its future growth to stem from our partnership.
We encourage both existing and potential suppliers to approach us with ideas and products that warrant our customers' attention. If we like what we see, we'll work hand-in-hand with them to develop customized options that suit the homes we serve. Our suppliers' manufacturing expertise is invaluable to us in creating private labels, Frontgate exclusives, and proprietary product lines. A secure and confidential relationship reaps rewards for both companies.
Submitting Products & Ideas
Throughout the year, many fine companies contact us with exciting products to consider for inclusion in the Frontgate catalog. In order for us to fairly evaluate each new opportunity, we ask that you submit your product information in writing on your organization's letterhead, along with any brochures or relevant printed information that may clarify the features and benefits of your offering. Your information will be forwarded to the buyer for the appropriate category. If your products meet our current merchandising needs and standards of quality, we'll contact you to discuss further business opportunities.
Please send your request and materials to the following address:
Frontgate - New Vendor Inquiry
5566 West Chester Road
West Chester, OH 45069