Total Merchandise to celebrate 15th birthday

Total Merchandise, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of promotional merchandise, is celebrating 15 years in the industry.

The Essex-based company, which was founded by David Stoddart, Michelle Rae Stoddart and Jason O’Connor, will officially mark its 15th birthday on September 3rd 2019.

Each of the three directors brought a different skill-set with them when the company was launched in 2004, with a mix of sales, finance and promotions coming together to create a business that puts its customers at the heart of every order. The three founders are still at the beating heart of the company: Michelle is Head of Finance, Jason is Sales Director and David is Systems Director.

Since those early days, the company has grown at a rapid rate, with a team of almost 40 now working across a variety of departments including sales, technical, products, accounts and marketing. With well over 5,000 products available, Total Merchandise is one of the country’s largest suppliers of promotional merchandise, including logo-printed mugs, bags, pens and much, much more.

Jason O’Connor says: “From very humble beginnings, the last 15 years have been an amazing journey full of ups and downs but it has brought us to a point where we are recognised as one of the leading providers of promotional merchandise. This, we understand is not mean feat and we are grateful that we have been able to turn a lightbulb moment into this amazing business.”

Total Merchandise also prides itself on offering a huge range of eco-friendly promotional merchandise, as well as a range of express delivery services, which promise order dispatch from as little as 24 hours.

David Stoddart adds: “We could never have imagined the company could grow to the size it is today when the three of us started it from our spare rooms. It’s all thanks to the fantastic team of staff we have around us – it simply would not have been possible without such a sterling team! We would also like to thank our loyal customers for still choosing to use us after all these years – I guess we must be doing something right.”

Billed as ‘your promotional partner’, the business is known for developing long-lasting relationships with both its suppliers and its clients. Whether it’s a FTSE 100 organisation or a kitchen table start-up, the Total Merchandise team prides itself on offering high-quality products at unbeatable prices, with excellent customers service resulting in a meaningful connection that’s best reflected by the countless 5* customer reviews it receives across platforms such as TrustPilot and

Michelle Rae Stoddart concludes: “The future looks bright for Total Merchandise. We have invested heavily in new and exciting staff and resources that will allow us to offer yet even more outstanding customer service.”

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