Continents Apart, LLC is a national, independent sales organization that specializes in working with national and regional accounts within the home furnishings, gift and licensed sports products space. Our focus is on direct to consumer.
We work with catalogs, home shopping and internet accounts. While all three channels have their differences, the goals and challenges are very similar. Your customers do not have the ability to touch and feel the product, so it is our job to help you present it in the best possible light. From there we work to make sure that our vendors provide customer delight by delivering the product in perfect condition on or before the date they expect to receive it.
We give you access to thousands of drop ship skus without the need for you to search the world for products that can be drop shipped. We have this down to an art, providing spreadsheets with all shipping, pricing, descriptions, hi-resolution photography, shipping in two business days unless otherwise noted, and you will know the exceptions before you place that product on your site. Tracking promptly provided. Blind shipping. Up to date inventory reports…We know this business because this is the only business we do.
While it’s nice to speak in ideals, it’s important to know that you’re working with the industry’s most experienced team, a team that can adapt to the rapidly shifting paradigms as our industry evolves. Trends, technology and even sources are constantly progressing. We pride ourselves in making sure we’re ahead of the curve.
Our team works with some of the largest names in lighting, furniture, rugs, art, accessories, gifts and licensed sports products. All are familiar with the special needs of larger drop ship accounts, and all of them have the ability to drop ship direct to your customer.
Our channels of distribution tend to set the pace for the rest of the industry. That being the case, your needs are bound to be the first to change. We see ourselves as your advocates with the vendors that we represent. In many ways we look at these changes as challenges, and use our extensive knowledge of our vendors and our upper management contacts to work to find a solution that will meet your needs.
We look forward to learning the intricacies of your business and helping you achieve your objectives.
For the suppliers
While we are constantly seeking new products to represent, please be aware that we are extremely selective about who we work with.
If you do not currently offer drop shipping but want to move into the fastest growing retail channel without carrying new inventory, we offer free or low cost consulting to get you up and running. In most cases we only request our travel expenses.
You should know upfront, that we fight for the needs of our clients. Developing this channel of distribution requires a serious commitment from both of our teams as well as your company. We typically work with a member of your executive management team, and have a more accessible point of contact for daily operations.
We currently work with over 600 online and catalog retailers and the list is steadily growing.