The promotional products industry is a relationship industry, it’s being able to provide the right pricing to your clients and delivering on time, every time. It all comes down to managing your suppliers and distributors to ensure quality and compliant products, but what challenges does this dynamic industry face?
Join QIMA’s Karolyn Helda as she speaks with Nicki Staats, Director of Merchandising for iPROMOTEu, one of the largest and fastest-growing distributor organizations in the promotional products industry. Nicki has over 18 years of experience within the promotional products industry and is responsible for the merchandising efforts and compliance standards for over 1000 Affiliates and salespeople across North America.
Nicki Staats is the Director of Merchandising for iPROMOTEu, one of the largest and fastest-growing distributor organizations in the promotional products industry. Nicki has over 18 years of experience within the promotional products industry and is responsible for the merchandising efforts and compliance standards for the 1,100+ iPROMOTEu Affiliates and salespeople in the United States and Canada. Prior to joining iPROMOTEu, Nicki served as the Global Vendor and Compliance Manager for National Pen and Vendor Relations Administrator for HALO Branded Solution.
Karolyn Helda is the Managing Director of QIMA’s Laboratory in Buffalo, New York. She has worked in the consumer products safety, compliance and quality assurance industry for over 30 years. Her knowledge and direct experience span the categories of promotional products, toys and children’s products, softlines, general merchandise as well as consumable consumer goods such as food, over-the-counter drugs, and health and beauty care items. Prior to assuming responsibility for the QIMA Buffalo lab operations, Karolyn held various roles at independent consumer products testing laboratories including laboratory and client services management, business development, global compliance program development and management, as well as technical consulting, training and protocol development.
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