Blish-Mize Co. Brochure (2016)

A Strong Past. A Promising Future.

Delivering Independence

Blish-Mize will work with you to meet your business needs!

What We Offer:


■ Weekly Delivery with Low Rates ■ Low Landed Costs ■ Monthly Billing ■ Custom Assortments ■ Simple Store Conversions ■ Store Layout Design ■ Merchandising Services ■ Re-Tagging Services ■ National and Private Label Brands

NO Program Fees NO Tricky Rebate Programs NO Minimum Order Requirements NO Charge for Regional Representative NO Product Purchase or Conversion Demands

NO Consultative Service Charges NO MEMBERSHIP FEES!

Delivering Longevity

From axle grease, horseshoes, and firearms in the 1800’s to state-of-the-art marketing, retail programs, and over 60,000 items in the 21st Century, Blish-Mize has consistently delivered reliability and profitability to its customers.   Today, Blish-Mize is one of the oldest, and most successful distributors of its type, in the nation.  We were founded in 1871 by three brothers-in-law, David Blish, Edward Mize, and Jack Silliman, who moved to Atchison, Kansas, from Chicago, to outfit wagon trains headed west from the Missouri River. In just a few short years, the company was distributing all types of goods to over 800 hardware stores, lumberyards, and general stores throughout a number of midwestern states. With over 1,200 valued customers today, we continue to supply hardware stores, lumberyards, home centers, and paint store retailers throughout the Midwest, the Rockies and the Southwest.

Blish-Mize has been the source for Independent Hardware Retailers since 1871! Let us help you profit from our services while you remain a true independent retailer!

You can depend on us to deliver!

Delivering Dependability Blish-Mize offers access to over 60,000 items from our state-of-the-art, over 500,000 square foot Distribution Center, in Atchison, Kansas, and a Cross Dock Facility in Colorado. ■ Low Freight Rates ■ Industry-Leading Fill Rates ■ Voice Picking ■ Shipping Accuracy

Blish-Mize serves over 1,200 customers in14 states throughout the Midwest, Rocky Mountains, and Southwest Regions.

Our website,, allows you to order from our vast online catalog, track orders, and invoices, submit credit requests, keep up to date with our company news and more!

Delivering Ease of Doing Business We have the technology and services to help you succeed! ■ Website Ordering and Account Information ■ EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) ■ FTP (File Transfer Protocol) ■ Customer Service ■ Mobile App ■ State-of-the-Art, In-Store Ordering Devices ■ Personalized Annual Business Review

Advanced technology, combined with easy to use functions, make our mobile app a powerful tool for your business!

Delivering Profitability The success of our customers’ stores is our top priority! Blish-Mize offers many programs and services to help you with: ■ Customized Retail Pricing Control ■ Special Order Products ■ Custom Assortment Planning • Custom & Standard Print Circulars • Newspaper & Calendar Program • On-Demand Ad Program Builder • Social Media Starters • Basic Homepage / Website Development • Shopper Rewards Program ■ Promotions • Unbeatable Deals / Endcap Promotions • Smart Buys • Seasonal Promotions • Quantity / Pallet Buys - And More! ■ Private Label Products ■ Advertising Solutions

“We’ve been with Blish-Mize for more than 30 years. They have great prices and help us stay competitive. My sales representative under- stands my business, and is very helpful. I also go to their buying markets, looking for new products, discounted

pricing, and extended payment terms.” Baldo Barragan - Store Manager Roaring Fork Valley Co-Op

Blish-Mize Buying Markets are a fun and profitable event for our customers!

Our customer Buying Markets and Monthly Promotions are key to your bottom line by offering: ■ Deep Discounts ■ Cash and Prize Giveaways ■ Quantity Buys ■ Family-Oriented Events ■ Seasonal Booking Programs ■ Extended Payment Terms You receive a customized Buying Market “SmartBook” that details past purchases and future inventory suggestions to help guide you for smarter purchasing at our event.

Delivering Buying Opportunities

Blish-Mize has a Spring and Fall Buying Market every year in Overland Park, Kansas. Enjoy the luxurious accommodations of the Sheraton Hotel, and the beautiful Overland Park Convention Center! Our buying markets are a great opportunity to see new products, purchase at great prices, and catch up with the Blish-Mize staff!

Delivering Top Brands in Every Major Retail Category We have the leading brands in the industry for your customers, stocking over 60,000 items, ready to deliver!

Top name brands in these categories:

■ Power Tools & Accessories ■ Hand Tools ■ Lawn & Garden ■ Farm & Ranch Products ■ Automotive ■ Plumbing ■ Home / Builders Hardware

■ Fasteners ■ Paint from Multiple Vendors ■ Paint Sundries ■ Heating & Cooling Products ■ Electrical

■ Household Supplies ■ Dollar Category Items

Niche services available:

■ OEM Parts Program ■ Rental ■ Industrial Tool Program ■ Housewares ■ Sporting Goods ■ Snacks and Candy ■ UPS and Package Shipping ■ Office Supplies ■ Customer Rewards Program ■ Interior Sign Program ■ Commercial LED Program

Delivering Business Relationships Our sales representatives make regular trips to your store and go in-depth to study your business to learn and understand your needs. We focus on providing you with competitive, customized, assortments for your market.

“It’s nice to do business with a company that can still react quickly and respectfully. The market is now more competitive than its ever been, and Blish-Mize continues to help us stay competitive with pricing, product mix, as well as their merchandising and other marketing services. They’ve been awarded our Supplier of the Year, several times over the years by our store managers. Our company has been doing business with Blish- Mize for over 110 years, and that, in itself, speaks volumes for the status of the relationship today!”

Roy Hoffman - Yard Supervisor John Humphreys - President Home Lumber Company

Delivering Color

We offer an expanded line of paints, stains, and paint sundries from leading name brands.



We have you covered for all your paint and sundries needs!

Delivering Our Private Label Brand HARDWARE HOUSE

“With Hardware House Products...It’s in the House.”

Hardware House Offers: ■ Lighting ■ Ceiling Fans ■ Kitchen and Bath Faucets ■ Bath Hardware ■ Vanities / Vanity Tops ■ Cabinet Hardware ■ Locksets

Hardware House, LLC is a private label division of Blish-Mize offering: ■ Highest Quality Standards ■ High-Margin Availability ■ Retail Prices Competitive with the Big Box Stores Visit us @

“Blish-Mize has been a trusted partner for many years! Their commitment to quality, accuracy and reliability has been something we have really trusted in and is un- matched! Our customers have really responded to Hardware House. We think it is a great private label brand with quality prod- ucts and strong margins for the retailer.” Chris Goebel - Chairman Patrick Goebel - President & COO Star Lumber Company

223 SOUTH FIFTH STREET · PO BOX 249 · ATCHISON, KS · 66002-0249 TEL: 800-995-0525 FAX: 913-367-0667 e-mail: ·

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