Bob Kramer founded United Marketing in 1978 when he noticed full service gas stations phasing out, recognizing a gap in distribution for general automotive items into the drug, grocery and convenience store markets.
Jodi Kramer (VP) and brother JD Kramer (VP, Sales & Marketing) lead the UMI team into the 2020's with a strong focus on growth through an expanding customer base and by increasing share of existing customer item lists with superior-value products and unparalleled service levels. UMI conducts business with a high level of integrity, and we've earned the respect of our vendor, distribution and retail partners by doing our job - and doing it right - for over 40 years.
UMI stocks over 10,000 items from 100 brands in our Marion, IN distribution center, and we service/ship our customer DC's in 41 states. Combine any of those 10,000 items in case or pallet quantities to meet $2,000 Pre-Paid Freight coast to coast. Truckload drop ships direct from the factory available for seasonal load-in or trade show specials.
We also handle e-commerce fulfillment for select vendor partners, allowing them a presence in these markets without the additional labor and infrastructure required to make it a successful in-house venture.
Grocery, Drug, C-Store, Automotive Jobbers, Hardware Distributors, Industrial Suppliers and select e-commerce organizations
*Reduce your category management time
*Improve your brand and product selections by avoiding high direct-buy minimums
*Increase your inventory turns
*Assist with, or manage as your Category Captain, planogram development
*Offer seasonal displays and promotional offers on key items
*Offer a ONE-SOURCE solution for reclaims, defects and TPR's/Co-Op
*Trade Show participation with the top items/brands and displays for the season
*e-commerce fulfillment from a trusted vendor partner
*And still keep your retail pricing competitive