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Help with advice one an introductory letter or brief overview of the brand

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I recently contacted, ZUMIEZ, and URBAN OUTFITTERS and they sent this back.

You may contact our Buying Department by mail at:

Zumiez Inc.
6300 Merrill Creek Parkway Suite B
Everett, WA 98203

Please send:
* an introductory letter or brief overview of the brand, plus contact information
* catalog, images or website to view
* pricing guide
* if samples are sent, please include a self-addressed stamp envelope for return, if need be


Thank you for your recent email. If you would like to submit samples, please send pictures, sketches and/or line sheets to our buyers at:

Urban Outfitters Merchandising
5000 S Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19112-1495

Please note that we do not accept submissions via email, and we ask that you please do not send physical samples. Our buying team will contact you for samples if they are interested in your pictures or sketches. Please note that submissions cannot be returned, and that you will be contacted again only if interest ensues. Best of luck!

If you require additional assistance, please feel free to email us at [email protected].


I wish to provide them with the best impression of my company that I can and i would like to make everything as profesional as possible can someone provide me with a since of direction.

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Did your myspace page get shut down? I wouldn't send them anything until you are absolutely ready. Website, online and/or print catalog with item #S, item sheet/pricelist, and the ability to fill large orders. It will do you no good if they like your merchandise; they put in an order for 300 per item, and you can't fill the order.
I completely agree with Unik. While it may be a dream to start out, submitting to retail giants like these two takes great preparation, and sometimes they may even require that you have been in business for a couple of years before they decide to make an agreement with you.

Oh and make sure you have plenty of cash reserves... these places usually tend to take around 60 days to pay their bills
But what are they looking for in an introductory letter, and what is a line sheet
Here are some example of line sheets. An introductory letter should tell about your brand, style, target market, etc. "line sheet - Google Image Search
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