Craven Closeouts, formerly L. Craven & Sons, is proud to be a family owned wholesale distributor, specializing in the secondary and closeout market. Beginning a little over 60 years ago in 1950, Craven Closeouts was known for its candy and food closeout deals, but today the wholesaler is a trusted expert in extended product lines, including health and beauty, housewares, and even picture frames. According to Barry Craven, president, “Our closeout offers aren’t closeout specials on cheap items. We look for products that will excite our customers, such as many of our name brand products.” With products on sale for $0.20 to $5, what independent retailer wouldn’t be excited? Carrying everyday items and countless categories of product makes Craven Closeouts a one stop shop for deep discount and other stores.
Craven Closeouts: Customer Convenience at Its Finest
As customers have come to realize, Craven Closeouts offers a plethora of products at rock bottom prices, allowing for healthy profit margins, even if retailed for less than other stores. Candy and food continues to be a strong category, but Craven notes, “All categories of product have been selling equally well.” The company’s large buying power and storage capacity enables it to secure the best, new merchandise from manufacturer and retailer liquidations, overruns, discontinued items and surplus lots, making additions frequently. While visitors are unable to see the products in stock via the company website, as inventory is constantly coming and going, there is an onsite customer showroom. Located in Melrose Park, IL, near O’Hare Airport, Craven Closeouts is housed in a 100,000 square-foot temperature controlled warehouse. The 5,000 square-foot showroom has each inventory item on display for customers to browse.
For Craven Closeouts the primary focus is customer convenience. Craven emphasizes, “As a family owned and operated business, we take great pride in our reputable and distinguished business history. Exceptional, high quality customer service is what we are all about.” Each customer is assigned a salesperson, knowledgeable on each and every product in inventory. An elite scanning system creates quotes in seconds. In fact, customers can pick and choose what they want to see, ask for pictures, look at a customized inventory and with the help of the highly knowledgeable staff, they are able to find what they’re looking for, often within minutes. Craven adds, “You will always get a warm and helpful welcome from our sales and customer support staff. We’re big enough to help retailers make exciting new merchandise discoveries everyday, but not so big that we forget what got us here, which is our customers.”
For more information:
Craven Closeouts, Inc.
1930 George Street
Melrose Park, IL 60160
Tel.: 800-453-4303 x416