VINCE KRAMER ASSOCIATES, INC
Inspirational Specialists Serving Retailers in the Gift Industry since 1970
Welcome to Vince Kramer Associates—the Inspirational Specialists in the gift industry! Since 1970, VKA has represented manufacturers and importers in the gift industry, the diversity and depth of whose product lines contribute toward making Vince Kramer Associates “Your One-Stop Inspirational Shop.”
We work personally with retailers, providing professional, courteous customer service and presenting the finest quality inspirational and religious gift and décor products and publications available today. Now, with this website, we offer you an even more thorough and efficient way of seeing and selecting the product you need to better meet the needs of your own customers.
This site is updated regularly with our vendors’ most current product offerings and sales programs. For more information on our sales organization, please scroll down our “Home” page.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT:
Our mission is two-fold:
1. To provide comprehensive service and support to retailers in the gift industry with the best selection of inspirational and religious products that will help them meet their customers’ needs.
2. To assist retailers in making informed buying decisions, utilizing
· our knowledge of the merchandise and the market, including new product and trends;
· our understanding of the historical and theological background and intent of niche market religious articles; and
· our expertise in appreciating the importance of gifts that meet the spiritual and psychological needs of individuals at various times and in various situations that impact on their lives.
We believe that there are no “dumb questions.” We strive to answer what may be considered the most insignificant of inquiries. When we don’t have the answers, we attempt to find them. We want to earn your business and your trust.
WHO WE ARE:
Vince Kramer Associates, Inc is a second-generation family owned and operated, Sales Representative Group. We provide the most comprehensive product offerings from a wide array of manufacturers and importers in the inspirational gift industry.
V. Paul Kramer, our President and Principal Sales Rep grew up in a family retail environment, studied six years for the priesthood, taught history at the college and seminary level for ten years, and owned his own retail store for an additional ten years—prior to joining the rep group his parents had founded in Michigan in 1970. He expanded this family rep group into Ohio and the surrounding states in 1984.
In 1996, after his father Vince died and his mother Solina retired, Paul bought VKA and moved the corporate headquarters to Columbus, OH, where he has a permanent showroom in the Columbus MarketPlace. VKA has Sales Associates who provide personal service to retailers in the five states of Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, and western Pennsylvania.
HOW TO REACH US:
See our “Manufacturers” page, where you will find a complete list of our manufacturers and importers, and a synopsis of their product offerings.
Please click on our “News & Specials” page for the latest programs being offered by our vendors, including discounts, dating, freight allowances and more. Our Columbus MarketPlace Showroom #A10 Show Dates also can be found here, along with New Product introductions, and other promotional items of interest.
Toll Free for Retailers: 888-883-8896
Toll Free for Retailers: 888-478-9393
351 Deerfield Rd, Columbus, OH 43228 (Office)
Columbus MarketPlace, Showroom A10, 7001 Discovery Blvd., Dublin, OH 43017 (Showroom; Deliveries Only)
Principal Rep (OH, PA, WV)
V. Paul Kramer
351 Deerfield Rd, Columbus, OH 43228
(Hospital Gift Shops - OH, KY, MI, WV)
Michael "Smily" Gillig
2149 Thistlewood Dr., Columbus, OH 43235
614-761-1511 Phone & FAX
(Indiana & Kentucky)
1017 Woodmount Dr. New Albany, IN 47150
800-945-1668; 812-948-0532 Phone
800-214-1315; 812-949-8534 FAX
317-844-0176 Phone & Fax
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