When you're buying wholesale Christmas ornaments, the possibilities could seem endless and maybe even a little overwhelming. You can take your pick between sites that focus on Christmas ornaments (or Christmas in general) or branch out and see what stores that carry a little of everything have to offer.
Old World Christmas
Old World Christmas is located in Spokane, Washington, and offers something not all wholesale stores have in addition to their collection of over 1,400 proprietary designs: assortments like housewarming gift ornaments, Twelve Days of Christmas bells, nativity, snowmen, wedding, seashells, and more. There are also themes like camping, beach, baby, farm, retro, religious, occupation, sports, school, zoo, and more.
Special Glass Blown Ornaments
These glass blown ornaments are created with some of the techniques that have been around since the 1800s. In fact, founders Tim and Beth Merck played a huge role in bringing these methods back into practice in the late 1970s. It's obvious how much the creators pay attention to detail when bringing their ideas to life. Each ornament has a descriptive blurb that is bound to make you want to order them all. Have an ornament idea of your own? You can submit it.
How to Order
You'll have to log in with a wholesale account to see the pricing information. That will require you to provide your company name, location, tax ID number, and billing and shipping information. Once you do have that account, you'll be able to request a catalog of the ornaments offered as well, something not all stores provide now that everything can be viewed online. Old World Christmas doesn't sell to big box stores or discount retailers.
Kurt S. Adler
Kurt S. Adler has been around since just after World War II and you'll find a mix of traditional, whimsical, and novelty there. Kurt Adler's children still run the business, which is headquartered in New York. There are also showrooms all over the United States.
Range of Ornament Designs
Choose from ornaments reminiscent of old-fashioned holiday candy and cookies, emojis, hand-blown glass, traditional glass balls with pinecones and holly painted across their surfaces, Santas, and more. There are ornaments to represent hobbies, animals, sports, religion, and more. The variety spans across interests from cowboy boots to travel. There are themes like Baby's First Christmas, African American, Birds, Couples and Weddings, Occupations, and Under the Sea.
How to Place an Order
Once you set up your wholesale account here, your first minimum order will need to be at least $500. Orders after that will only need to be $150. You'll need to register to become a retailer before you can view the wholesale prices and make a purchase. If you don't have the business references they request, you can email them at the address found in the FAQ section.
PolarX Ornaments and Gifts
PolarX Ornaments and Gifts has a wide variety of ornaments, including glass balls, religious, armed forces, baby's first ornaments, pet, hobbies, family series (peas in a pod, for example), travel, snow globes, and more. There's even a "home" category that features different types of ornament doors (like rustic, Irish, red door, black door, etc.) decorated for the holidays.
They make it easy for you to see which ornaments were the most popular last year as well as what's new for the current year in case you would like to take that into consideration when deciding what to purchase. If you're in the Atlanta, GA, area you can visit their showroom at 240 Peachtree Street NW. PolarX is headquartered in Strongsville, Ohio.
What to Know Before You Order
Ordering online will require a minimum order of $150 and all prices on the site cover a dozen ornaments unless otherwise stated. If you need to return part of or a whole order, you'll have seven days to do so but will need to reach out to the company for an RMA number first. There will be a 20 percent restocking fee as well as a $12.50 fee for a UPS call tag. Worried about making the $150 order minimum with ornaments alone? One of the perks of shopping here is the variety of Christmas items. Get stockings, table toppers, ornament gift bags, or even a personalization station too.
DiscountMugs has a bit of everything and could easily serve your needs all year. The Christmas ornament section is more interesting than one might think, considering Christmas items aren't the website's focus. You can get ugly sweater ornaments, silver bells, hand blown glass, shatter-resistant decorations, and ornaments made of wood, acrylic, ceramic, and brass. Some of them even light up. You don't get pages and pages of designs to choose from, but whether you'd like something more traditional or a little offbeat, the selection is worth a peek.
Use Friendly Website
Customize the ornaments with their user-friendly design section. As you make changes to your order's quantity, the number of colors used, and other features, you can monitor the pricing. You even get an estimated delivery date on the same screen as you tweak the details of your order.
Purchasing and Shipping
DiscountMugs guarantees the lowest prices in the industry and rush orders are an option. You will sometimes get emails about special sales if you subscribe to their newsletter. They will also honor price quotes for up to 15 days if you get one via email and then the price on the website changes. If your company cannot pay for the order with a credit card, they invite you to send a check in the mail to pay for your order. If you need to make a return, you'll have to let them know within 10 days and they reserve the right to refuse a return.
The minimum number of each type of ornament you'll need to purchase will vary. For example, the Personalized Star Bright Brass Ornament can be purchased in quantities from 25 to 500+ but if you want the Christmas Tree Wood Ornament, you'll have to purchase at least 150. When you customize your order, you can upload art you already have or use the clip-art or fonts they have available on the site.
The FOB shipping point is Miami, Florida. In most cases, items are shipped via FedEx or Motor Freight.
ChurchSupplier.com, located in Warminster, Pennsylvania, will let you order as few as one or two ornaments. Some of the ornaments, like the Noel Christmas Brass Ornament, can easily be mailed inside a Christmas card. Most of the options here have to do with Christ, nativity scenes, angels, but there are some snowman, Christmas tree, and armed forces options. Some are laser-cut wood, one holds a photo, and there's even a set of three Christmas keys.
Purchase in Bulk or Individually
There's no minimum purchase required. If you do make a purchase that totals $79 or more, you'll get free shipping. Some of the brass ornaments cost as little as about $1.50 each when you buy one and $1.00 when you buy 60 or more.
The purchasing process is straightforward. Click on the ornament you like, enter the quantity you'd like to purchase, add it to your cart, enter a coupon code if you have one, review your cart, determine your shipping cost by zip code, and then pay. Accepted payment methods include: PayPal, AmazonPay, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, or check. If you're paying by check, they will hold your order until your check arrives. Shipping in the United States takes one to seven days while international shipping could take two to six weeks. In some cases, it could take up to 12 weeks or even more than 12 weeks (West Indies and the Caribbean) to receive your order. Orders are usually processed within one business day.
If you need to make a return, you'll need to contact the company for an RMA number and pay a 10 to 15 percent restocking fee unless the items were returned as a result of their error. You'll have 30 days from when the item was sent (not when you received it) to make a return.
Wholesale Pricing and Purchasing
Wholesale orders need to be done via phone at 1-800-322-6303; this is also how you'll receive your wholesale pricing. You'll need to buy at least $250 in your first order and pay by credit card. ChurchSupplier.com, Neibauer Press, and Sterling Gifts are the only products that qualify for wholesale pricing. There is a restock fee and limited time for returns. Contact the company for more information.
Adco Marketing lets you customize your ornaments and you get to choose from shatterproof styles (light-up and traditional balls), magnetic snow globes where you can display your favorite photos, etched jade glass ornaments, snowmen, jade glass crosses, custom shapes, and more.
How to Order
In most cases, you'll need to order at least 50 or 100 of the ornaments and, of course, prices go down as the quantity of ornaments you buy increases. You could get some ornaments as low as about $1.50 each. Order over the phone, online with the "Request Info" option, or with the online quote basket, which will alert a salesperson to your needs and have them contact you. Payment options include American Express, Visa, Discover, or MasterCard. Purchase Orders are also an option with credit approval. You will receive a paper proof via email or fax to approve before your ornaments are created.
Focus on Customer Service
Adco is headquartered in San Rafael, California. It started in the 1970s and expanded to the online world in the 1990s. Their goal is to create promotional items that stand out in a crowd (like a yo-yo or wallet instead of a pen, examples provided on their website) that people will want to use for years.
Their customer service representatives are happy to help you come up with the perfect ideas for your own business. When you've found an ornament you think you like, click on it to see the price breakdown based on the number you'll need. You'll also be able to select a color and imprint method. From the product page, you'll be able to request more information, add it to your quote, add it to your cart, and check the shipping cost. You can expect the production time to be between about five and ten days, but shoppers are invited to ask about rush orders if needed.
OrnamentShop.com boasts that they have over 5,000 unique Christmas ornaments and is the largest online retailer of personalized ornaments, so if you're looking for variety and something outside the norm, this is a good place to look around. OrnamentShop.com does have an astounding number of ornament categories, including Advent Calendars, African-American/Ethnic, Classic, College and University, Anniversary/Wedding/Engagement, Grandparents, Music, Pets and Animals, Star Wars, Superhero, Patriotic, and more.
Buy in Bulk and Individually
This site doesn't only want to work with customers who can purchase bulk orders, so there's an extra step you'll need to complete when you're ordering several of the same ornament. Contact the company and describe what you're looking for and verify pricing. You can get discounted prices on hand-personalized items as long as you're purchasing at least 24 of them and using options on the site for customization. However, if OrnamentShop.com is going to use your own art or anything they don't already offer on their site, you'll need to purchase 96 of the same item. Once you've discussed the details, you'll get a preview of what the ornaments will look like before you give them the green light to produce them.
Experience and Giving Back
OrnamentShop.com is located in Lake Forest, Illinois. They've been in the online personalized ornament business for 19 years, but have 35 years of total experience selling Christmas ornament and gifts. The site works with the non-profit, Canine Companions for Independence®, which helps pair assistance dogs with people who have disabilities.
Eastwind Wholesale Gift Distributors
Eastwind Wholesale Gift Distributors doesn't have the largest selection of Christmas ornaments available at wholesale prices, but they do have some quirky options you may love. There's a holiday penguin, Groovy Santa, birdhouses, a Snowberry Cuties Dentist ornament, festive peacocks, and more. Wholesale pricing starts at less than $1 per ornament and the range extends to around $20 for a beaded angel that can be perched on top of the tree.
No Account Necessary
One of the perks of shopping here is the fact that you don't have to set up an account like you do at several other sites. You can even get additional discounts (10 percent with their coupon code, which they share with you during the checkout process if your order total is high enough) if your order total is $700 or more. They use UPS and USPS for the United States and its territories and Canada Post to ship to Canada. You can pay with PayPal, Visa, American Express, Mastercard, or Discover.
If you're a business looking to purchase items for resale, you will need to submit your sales tax registration information to the company if you want to avoid paying sales tax. This is applicable in certain states; check their FAQ for more details on how to submit your information.
Balancing Price and Need
Be sure to look for a minimum number or purchase amount before you get too far into the checkout process. There's nothing worse than finding just what you need only to find out you'll need to make a much larger purchase than your budget allows, or just a lot more than you need. In many cases, you'll need to set up an account with the wholesale sites that offer Christmas ornaments before you'll be able to see all the images and prices. Set aside some time to dive in and see what these sites have to offer.