Before We Begin – Vendor REI!
Let’s make sure you’re in the right place in order to become an REI vendor! Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI) believes a life outdoors is a life well-lived and you must think so too. Is your mission to awaken a lifelong love of the outdoors, for all?
Since 1938, REI has been a local outdoor co-op, working to help customers experience the transformational power of nature. REI looks for top-quality gear and apparel, outdoor accessories, expert advice and inspiring stories of life outside and outdoor experiences for all to enjoy.
So, whether you’re new to the outdoors or a seasoned pro, we hope you’ll join REI in becoming the next REI vendor innovator. Below are four qualifying questions to ask yourself to see if you have what it takes to become the next REI vendor.
- Do you believe a life outdoors is a life well-lived?
- Are you a supplier looking for how to sell a product at REI?
- Do produce sport related products ranging from fitness, outdoor electronics, sports gear, camping gear, to travel accessories?
- You’re an innovator for outdoor products and accessories?
If you are, please go ahead and find out how to take your first step in becoming REI’s vendor!
Vendor REI Production
The belief at Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI) is “a life outdoors is a life well-lived”. They believe that it’s in the wild, untamed and natural places that we find our best selves, so their purpose is to awaken a lifelong love of the outdoors, for all.
How To Sell Products at REI
Factory Code of Conduct: Outlines the standards of workplace conduct for the factories that manufacture your products.
Restricted Substances List (RSL): Specifies which substances are banned or restricted in your product manufacturing process and in the finished products sold by your brand.
For more information, click vendor REI sustainability guidelines for a complete look at the guidelines before learning more about how to sell product at REI. Make sure you meet all of the vendor guidelines and have your sustainability program in place before you enter the REI vendor portal.
After reviewing the REI vendor sustainability guidelines I would recommend reading the REI statement on supply chain management which can be an asset to a prospective new REI vendor.
REI Become a Vendor
Are You Ready?
1. Product Categories Fit
3. Code of Conduct
REI Vendor Application
Take advantage of all the resources you can find online. If you have further questions, feel free to Contact us. Being in the sourcing industry for over 20 years and having many large retailers as our loyal partners, we have insights and connections that can lead your brands to success with REI and many other large retailers.