We're always on the hunt for great new brands and companies to feature on our site! To get your products on our radar, please directly email line sheets/wholesale prices, pdf catalog/website links, and policies to firstname.lastname@example.org with "NEW VENDOR APPLICATION: (your company name)" in the subject line.
**Please note which products are American Made explicitly in your email. If all of your products are made outside of North America, save yourself some time, as we will not be able to carry your goods.
** Finishing, printing, branding of an item put together overseas (i.e. hat, t-shirt, sweatshirt) unfortunately does not qualify as a domestically manufactured product. Raw materials and fabric can be sourced outside of America, but the physical manufacturing of the item needs to take place within the USA or our neighbors to the north (Canada). We try to follow an 80/20 or better policy. 80% of the product's production from start to finish took place in North America.
We work hard to match the retail price of our vendors. Due to the overhead of having a storefront and employees, we strive to have a wholesale margin of roughly 50% on all of our stock, with few exceptions. At this time, we do not offer consignment.
Samples are a great way to expedite the process. They can be sent to our buying team at 210 College Street, Suite 101, Burlington, VT 05401. Ideally samples do not need to be returned, but if you need them returned, please include a pre-paid return shipping label with the package. Samples sent without return shipping labels included cannot be returned. We are not responsible for lost shipments or damages to samples in transit.
We ask that you avoid stopping into the store to discuss/show products to our staff. It is a matter of bandwidth, as we just do not have enough time to discuss potential products with every interested maker/vendor. If we could, we would - believe us! On the sales floor, it is very distracting to customers and typically, if the store isn't busy - our staff have other tasks they have to get to. We're excited to see your products - and respect your hustle - just please go through the proper channels to get your product on our shelves. You're welcome to drop off samples, just please note if you need the sample back, with your contact information and when you will pick the sample back up. Please also send along your application or include a line sheet with the sample.
Now that all the nitty gritty details are out of the way...
Thank you for your interest in working with Common Deer!! We appreciate your understanding through the application process. Unfortunately, we are unable to respond to each and every application, due to the volume of inquiries. If our buying team feels that your products are a great fit, we will be in touch to schedule an appointment or to place an order. Please respect that this process can take up to 6 months, so if you haven't heard from us, hold tight! Feel free to give us a nudge after a month or two on the same email thread if possible.
The Common Deer Team