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  • Leader in new product: 42,000+ SKUs added in 2015
  • Comprehensive source: 165,000+ items in stock
  • Quick Ship
  • Strong fill rate every day
  • 99.9% accuracy rate every day
  • The best delivered costs
  • 90.5% of SKUs at 50% discount or better, 42.5% of SKUs at 50/10% discount or better
  • 75+ years in the industry
  • 35 years of consecutive sales growth
  • Long established relationships with hundreds of manufacturers
  • Exclusive distributor of many premier brands
  • 1,500+ brands available
  • Freight free on domestic orders over $200, with some exceptions
  • No minimum order
  • No volume demands
  • No franchise fees
  • Easy electronic reorder systems
  • Daily emails with the newest products
  • Less than inner pack reorders
  • Barcoded catalogs
  • Adhesive backtags integrated into all product labels
  • Knowledgeable sales representatives ready to answer your email or call
  • Data and statistics to improve your margin and turn
  • Seasonal dating programs with generous terms
  • Customized planogram services
  • Store planning services
  • Regular promotion on the right items
  • Customized print promotions
  • High resolution images for web or print promotion
  • Top 10 (or more) on any category on demand
  • Sales comparisons: your items purchased vs. industry best
  • Reporting in category, microcategory, vendor, etc. on demand

Take a look inside.

A foundation for success.


We are passionate about promoting creativity and prosperity all around the world.


As stewards of our Creator, we are to always use our talents to the best of our ability to serve our customers, employees and our community at large.


We hold each other and ourselves to high standards. Our relationships are built on fairness and honesty.
Everyone is Important
We believe every individual makes a meaningful contribution to our success.
Delivering a wow customer experience is at the heart of everything we do.
Can-Do Attitude
We honor our legacy and embrace our future by saying yes.
Wise Use of Resources
Good stewardship and fiscal responsibility ensure we stay strong and responsive through time.

A rich history.

A company that cares.

We are a family business proudly serving family businesses since 1938. We’ve been blessed by years of growth and a phenomenal employee family. Through continued expansion and change, we strive to maintain a family atmosphere among our employees. It is the daily hard work and commitment of over 600 employees that enables Notions Marketing to ship thousands of orders a day.

Get to know our sales representatives.

If you would ask a Notions Marketing customer about us, they will probably talk about our people. They will comment on great customer service, quick response, fairness and kindness.

Bob Dekker

Bob Dekker

Sales Representative

Inspiration: My wife Kris. Ask me about her sometime, but not if you’re in a hurry.

Excited About: I love small businesses. At Notions I get to work together with people each and every day who feel the same.

Dream Project: Be part of a group looking to revitalize a downtown area in some small town America. The area would include, but not be limited to, a store selling creative art supplies, a black-box theater, a bookstore, a diner, and be located walking distance from a greenspace to play ball in.

Chad Fox
Dan Hoogstra

Dan Hoogstra

Sales Account Representative

Inspiration: God, my wife, and my family. They are everything to me and inspire me to do my best in everything that I do.

Excited About: The opportunity to help and assist others at achieving their goals. To me there is no better feeling than helping someone reach their goals.

Dream Project: I would like to some day start a non-profit with my wife to benefit underprivileged families all over the world.

Gina Greenlee
Jayne Owles

Jayne Owles

Director of Sales, UK

Inspiration: My two boys are my biggest inspiration - it has been an amazing journey watching them grow up.

Excited About: Visiting new places and meeting new people. Going to watch football - West Ham United especially!

Dream Project: I would love to own a combined tea shop and book shop - eat cake and read!

Jennifer Baker

Jennifer Baker

Sales Supervisor

Inspiration: My mom & dad, Barbara Kingsolver, Isabel Allende, Pablo Neruda, J.K. Rowling, David Weber, Antoni Gaudí, Henri Matisse, Bono, Diego Rivera, NPR’s Story Corps, Lake Michigan sunsets, the Colorado Rockies.

Excited About: Ethiopian, Indian & Thai food; a good book; exotic teas; my children’s laughter; pizza & movie night with my husband and kids (our Friday tradition); triathlons; local, organic & sustainable agriculture; immersion education; mangoes & clementines.

Dream Project: A novel.

Jim Spicer
Kara De Jong
Karen Geiger

Karen Geiger

Sales Account Representative

Inspiration: My grandmother, Mary Beemer. She raised 6 boys during the depression. She worked hard all of her life and didn’t have much, but was very proud and grateful for what she did have.

Excited About: Having my entire family all together.

Dream Project: Rehabbing an old Victorian home.

Kathy Umlor

Kathy Umlor

Sales Supervisor

Inspiration: The poem “The Invitation” by Oriah Mountain Dreamer, a Native American elder.

Excited About: Simple things: making someone smile, paying it forward, projects my grandchildren bring home from school, being grateful.

Dream Project: Owning my own restaurant/bakery and/or catering business. I love to cook and bake!

Kristen Mulder

Kristen Mulder

Senior Sales Representative

Inspiration: My Parents. They have stayed strong in their relationship in all the ups and downs in life. I was married in the Fall of 2012, and they inspire me to have a strong relationship as they do.

Excited About: I enjoy watching my nieces and nephews grow up and the different phases in life they are at. They bring so much fun and laughter to the family. Always looking forward to what is next with them!

Dream Project: I am hoping to buy a house in the near future. This will bring many exciting and never-ending projects for years to come!

Laura Pacifici

Laura Pacifici

Sales Account Representative

Inspiration: My sisters, who are my best friends, give me great inspiration from their loving family relationships. Friends who help me strive to be the best I can be through positive influence.

Excited About: Life is what you make of it and I love simple things like relaxing in the sunshine, fishing with loved ones, and sharing laughter with friends and family.

Dream Project: A healthy retirement in the sunshine.

Mark Rendel
Mellissa Hall
Monica Kain

Monica Kain

Sales Account Representative

Inspiration: My parents inspire me. They were raised during the Great Depression in rural Iowa and truly experienced tough times. Today, they prioritize keeping up with the changing times by embracing technology.

Excited About: I have two young adult children, and it brings me great pleasure knowing that they are making it on their own.

Dream Project: I spend my spare time scrapbooking. Over the years, 1,000 pages have been completed. I would love to be up to date with my scrapbooking, but is a scrapbooker ever really finished?!

Nancy Roelfsema

Nancy Roelfsema

Sales Account Representative

Inspiration: My mother is an artist, and she always had my 9 siblings and I doing crafts as kids.

Excited About: New fabric, thread and antique buttons and going to Quilt Market - of course.

Dream Project: I would love to enter a project in ArtPrize (the art competition in Grand Rapids).

Pat Geiger
Paul Dlouhy

Paul Dlouhy

Sales Account Representative

Inspiration: My family. My son Nathan knows how to love purely, forgive completely and put his heart into everything he does.

Excited About: The thought of getting outside and doing exciting. I would rather run outside in 2 feet of snow than on a treadmill in a climate-controlled room.

Dream Project: I would love to find and restore a 1964 Corvair Monza Spyder Turbo convertible. My parents bought one when I was 1 year old and I had to sell it when I was in college. I would love to find one again.

Paula Patterson

Paula Patterson

Sales Account Representative

Inspiration: My daughter - she inspires me to be a better person and a good example for her. It’s amazing to view the world through the eyes of a child, seeing the happiness in every day. Sometimes it’s the little things that we take for granted.

Excited About: I get really excited redecorating. Not only is it great to go shopping for new and exciting things in different patterns and colors, but it’s fun to play with different arrangements and color schemes.

Dream Project: My dream project would be to work with children as they explore who they are through different forms of art.

Sheila Smith
Steve Meyer

Steve Meyer

Sales Representative

Inspiration: First and foremost God…without him nothing is possible. Next, my wife who is my strength and my rock. My 3 sons who truly are my heroes. They inspire me in more ways than they even realize and make me proud every day. Lastly, the 200 men of Oprah inspire me for their strength and courage.

Excited About: Having my family together, spending time together on vacations or relaxing by the pool on weekends.

Dream Project: Traveling the world and being able to visit all of my international sons in their home towns.

Sue Fritz
Tracy Pierce

Tracy Pierce

Sales Account Representative

Inspiration: My family, friends, and faith.

Excited About: Watching my baby girl grow up and experiencing all the joys of parenthood with my wonderful husband.

Dream Project: To help out all my friends that struggle finding daycare by starting my own daycare business someday.

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