Craft Focus - Page number 83 - October/November 2021 (Issue 87)

83 PROFILE buying decisions. Independent shop owners rely on Checker sales reps for knowledge, new trends and good deals. Respecting your time, they make it a priority to establish clear and effective communications to ensure your needs are fulfilled. Combined with a love for their job and a positive attitude, Checker sales reps provide passionate service that will extend from our products to your customers. To find your sales rep, contact Byron Masson, our National Sales Manager at What sets you apart from your competitors? Checker offers more than 120,000 quilting, sewing, and craft products from over 1,000 vendors. We’re very excited to offer a shipping solution to our existing and future customers in Europe. Their purchases will be a consolidated shipment via FedEx, with no weight requirements. Our customers will not be charged VAT and it’s a three-business-day transit from Checker to their store. The shipments are completely VAT Free. VAT Funds will not be collected at time of delivery and the shipments are trackable from when they leave Checker until FedEx delivers to their door. Our unparalleled selection of quilting products is now very affordable and fast to all of Europe. Do you visit any trade shows? Do you plan to visit any soon? Yes, we will be in Booth #908 at The International Quilt Market in Houston, Texas, USA 23 rd -25 th October, 2021. How did business cope during the Covid-19 pandemic and what are your plans going forward? In spite of an initial downturn, we remained strong during the last year. We were deemed an essential business and our customers were grateful. With continued cooperation from our team, we actually grew significantly and increased our reputation as the best in the industry. What new products can we expect from you in the future? The Gypsy Quilter is adding new quilting and sewing products monthly. Keep an eye on fo r new products. Bi-weekly emails to our customers as well as Facebook Live every other Wednesday can also keep your shop up to date. A new customer can open an account by contacting a Customer Service Representative Monday to Friday, 8am- 5pm EST, via phone 001-419-893-3636 , online chat at, or email 400 W. Dussel Dr. Ste B., Maumee, Ohio USA 43537