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Nov 1, 2009
The Line: Truly global, this company supplies the full range of household linens, imported from China, India, Pakistan and Turkey. The range includes bed sheet sets, blankets, comforters, shower curtains, bath towels, area rugs, kitchen tablecloths, curtains and towels. The four piece bed sets include a flat and a fitted sheet and two pillowcases. All are cotton and include light and dark colors, and many with embroidery. Comforters come in seven piece sets that include two shams, a dust ruffle and three decorative pillows, in addition to the comforter.
There are about 50 different designs, ranging from modern to traditional and classic. The blankets are offered in a two kilo weight, made of imitation sheepskin, and in a five kilo weight of polyester. The latter includes solid colors and print patterns. There are also Disney licensed kids' blankets and comforters. There are four different qualities of area rugs, which come in four sizes. The shower curtain selection includes designs in plastic, and fabric curtains with vinyl linings. Bath towels measure 27 by 54 inches and are solid color cotton.
Minimum Order/Pricing: There is no minimum order. Wholesale prices for the bed sheet sets range from $14 to $20, and the suggested retail price is $49.99. A medium size area rug wholesales for $22, and suggested retail ranges from $55 to $99.99. Bath towels wholesale for $30 a dozen, and the suggested retail price is $4.99 per towel. The blankets wholesale for $9 to $30, and the suggested retail for the more expensive units is $99.99.
The comforter sets wholesale for between $18 and $30, depending on the design, and the suggested retail is $149 a set. The Disney blankets wholesale for $17, and suggested retail is $34.99. Disney comforters wholesale for $30, and the suggested retail price is $49.99. The selection includes all popular Disney characters, including Cars and Tinker Bell.
Literature: All products are shown on the website, which is updated regularly. Wholesale prices are shown, but retailers making volume orders can call for a volume discount. The company also provides a free print catalog on request.
Special Features: Global Linen has been in business for more than 15 years. Management has its own designers, and visits its overseas manufacturers five to six times a year, developing designs and negotiating prices.
Management Says: "Designers work with us constantly to come up with the best products, and we work with our manufacturers to offer incredible discounts and prices. We also give great customer service. Expect more; pay less." -Estella Canel, sales manager.
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