Sports Card Wholesaler: Southern Hobby Supply
Looking for a premiere distributor in the United States with distribution centers in New York, Reno, Nashville, St. Louis and Chicago??? Look no further than Southern Hobby Supply. Give a quick look at the inventory on their website, and you’ll see that they represent all of the major sports and non-sport trading card companies as well as most of the major games and toy manufacturers. Remember, this is a true wholesale distributor – meaning you will need your states resale tax-ID number to get access to their pricing.
Apply For A New Account
You Will Need To Know:
- Is your business a Corporation, Partnership, LLC, Individual, or Other?
- Federal ID Number or Social Security Number
- A copy of your re-sale license (Sellers Permit) and State Business License.
Follow the steps outlined by Southern Hobby by clicking the button above. They have a credit card approval form you need to fill out and some other forms if you plan on selling specific manufactures products.
211 Ellery Court
Nashville, TN 37214
1620 Fullerton Court. Suite 200
Glendale Heights, IL 60139
1208 Ambassador Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63132
1638 New Highway
Farmingdale, NY 11735
1312 Capital Blvd. Suite 101
Reno, NV 89502
With 5 locations across the country, Southern Hobby can ship to 95% of the U.S. in a 1 of 2 day transit time. That type of lead time is critical if you own a smaller retail location … mainly because you won’t have a ton of space to stock excess inventory, and having a distributor like Southern Hobby Supply that can deliver within 2 days means you can run tighter inventory controls. One thing that really makes Southern Hobby Supply different than almost any other distributor is they also offer an extensive route deliver service to over 90 major cities across the USA. If your store/location falls into their delivery area, you could save $1,000’s each year in shipping costs because they will deliver everything to you personally.
I met this wholesale distributor all the way back at the 2011 Las Vegas Sports Card Industry Summit, and there’s lot to like about this distributor. First, they have the staffing, and locations to serve just about anyone in the business. Second – if you’re just a sports card guy … you’re really going to need to branch out and start selling other (higher margin) items. Typically board games, gaming cards, toys and supplies have higher margins … and in my experience customers tend to dicker less on the price of those items since you are going to price those in-line with what they can be found at Target or other large retailers. With locations spanning coast to coast in the United States, you honestly should register with Southern Hobby Supply right now and start exploring all the products they have for re-sale.