WHAT SETS US APART?
The easy life
We created Merchants International to focus on one, fundamental idea: making our clients’ lives easier. We do that via communication and accountability, along with an unapologetically and enthusiastically hands-on approach at every level, from the top down. Every decision we make is in response to our clients’ needs, and while our range of services is broad, simplifying the entire retail fixturing process is far and away the most important service we provide.
From the very first conversation we have with a client, our team is there. Our staff in South Carolina can assist with any specialized part that may be required for a fixturing project. We have purchasing specialists in SC as well to help make decisions regarding order quantities if needed.
Dedicated QA in China
But what differentiates Merchants International are our dedicated quality assurance managers in locations across China, who serve as our eyes and ears in the factories at every stage of production. This means the risk of having a custom part or finished product make the journey from overseas only to arrive in the wrong color, size or material, is virtually eliminated. Need a prototype created and air-freighted to confirm the design? No problem. Want photos of the product emailed as it undergoes different stages of fabrication and finishing? Done. Access to this type of critical information is always available. Just ask.
While there will always be companies able to manufacture retail fixtures directly for shipment, we believe the ones who are willing to accurately and frequently communicate every step of the way to guarantee quality from day one are few and far between. By providing a layer of accountability to our customers, we ensure whatever they have designed comes out of the factory and makes it to their desired location on time and exactly as promised.
Attention to detail
Shaped by decades of experience in retail fixturing operations and supply-chain management, we’ve come to believe that most problems arise out of a lack of clear, consistent communication. No detail is too small to discuss, and few problems are too big to overcome, as long as the lines of communication remain in place and open.
HOW CAN WE HELP?
Merchants International was founded to fill a significant gap in the supply chain, so for us, it’s not only the end result that matters — it’s the entire journey. Our customers come to us not just because we get results, but because we simplify the entire process in a way that just isn’t possible for those without our valuable network of global contacts. Therefore, we have cultivated both internal and external resources that can handle just about any retail fixturing supply chain issue that may arise, whether the challenge is with quality assurance or expedited overseas freight. Our dedicated supply chain allows us to avoid any bumps in the road that might otherwise derail a project and result in damaging our customers’ trust.
Beyond our more tangible service offerings, our customers have also found that partnering with Merchants provides protection from many of the risks of doing business outside the U.S.A. Sometimes “going it alone” is the smart solution, but when it comes to business, taking steps to protect the financial bottom line is job number one. Working with us can mean the difference between profit and loss, especially for retailers and other companies who must consistently manage their business units within the confines of tight margins.
DESIGN AND POP
While Merchant’s International is known for managing and simplifying the complexities of overseas retail fixture manufacturing and importing, that’s not all we do. We also provide in-house design assistance for those who would prefer to outsource that process. Our industrial designers understand how to listen to clients, fully understanding their needs. They can accurately translate these requirements into fixtures that function as intended. From wood and plastic to a variety of metals, our designers work to capture the essence of individual products as well as entire brands to ensure the fixtures meet both the needs of the store and items which are on display.
In addition to store fixtures, MI manufactures POP Displays. Used in multiple areas of retail environments, from checkout countertops, and floor stands to hang ceiling banners at cash wrap, they all serve a similar purpose — to encourage sales. Whether your company would like to increase impulse purchases or merely create greater brand awareness, our designers understand what kind of POP is most useful for each use case to get the results our clients want.
Dedicated to providing protection from the risks of doing business outside of the U.S.A.
THE FUTURE OF STORE RETAIL
With Merchants International
This is our experienced management team who work on your behalf to deliver your fixture project successfully 100% of the time.
Historic and beautiful Charleston is the location for Merchants International corporate offices. In addition to our US location, we have full-time staff in China located in Shanghai, Xiamen and Shenzhen.
Merchants International are ready to help you with your store fixturing needs. Get in touch today to find out what it feels like to experience 100% customer satisfaction.