The Chabria family, owners of Ramson’s Imports, are that rare family that both works and plays together, and makes it all come together in a powerful and successful way. Running the company are Mahesh Chabria, his wife Rakhee, together with Mahesh’s parents, Manu and Nita, who established the Columbus, Ohio, business back in 1971 and are still very active in it. The Chabria’s got their start by selling their wares at carnivals and flea markets and as such are experts at helping vendors choose products they know will sell well at their booth or stall. Now a major wholesale supplier, Ramson’s offers over 20 different licensed product lines—a “one-stop shop” for licensed products and the entire team is ready and willing to offer advice to their market vendor clients. “It’s that kind of industry,” Mahesh Chabria says. “You get to know people over 20 or 30 years. You learn all about them and get to know what they need. And then you go to these events and see your customers, or exhibit next to your competitors, people you have known over all that time.”
Since Nita and Manu started as small independent retailers themselves, they also have a genuine appreciation for their independent swap meet and flea market customers. The company offers hundreds of great products, all of which can bee seen on their website in their 152-page catalog. Packed with merchandise ideas ranging from metal signs to money clips, playing cards to patches, leather products to lighters, you will find licensed products including Betty Boop, Budweiser, John Deere, many different sports franchises, military and collegiate products and Route 66 memorabilia, to name just a few.
Ramson’s truly is a one-stop shop for the general merchandise buyer. Most products are available with discounts for quantity purchases; some can be purchased individually. There is a $150 minimum order, and their wholesale pricing is competitive, with products offering a keystone or higher markup for retailers. For more information, please visit www.ramsonsimports.com.