A few years ago when I traveled by airplane quite regularly, the plane used to have a catalog from Hammacher Schlemmer in the seat pocket in front of me. I loved looking at that catalog, because it contained so many unusual and unique gifts. I dreamed about which ones I’d buy.
Now, to my delight, I find that they are an affiliate marketing company, free for us to join. You can find them hanging out with the merchants at CJ.com.
NAME: Hammacher Schlemmer
WEB ADDRESS: www.hammacher.com
PRODUCT: Catalog of multiple items
PRICE: From $20 to $54,000
CREATED: 13 years before the Civil War
RANK: 4.7 out of 5
This company has been in business for 171 years. An uncommon hardware store, they started out in New York City’s Bowery District. They became popular quickly because it was hard to find a high-quality hardware store in the early 19th century.
Offering some of the best tools available, their popularity and reputation grew. Shortly after its establishment, 12-year-old William Schlemmer began selling tools in front of his uncle’s store.
18 In One Utility Tool
crafted from rugged stainless steel
16 different tools
Lifetime guarantee; Price $19.95
Over the years he rose through the ranks, and with the help of Alfred Hammacher, bought out his uncle’s interest in 1867. The two of them then took on the task of reinventing what could be expected of a retail goods store.
They sent salesmen to canvass the country, promoting the company’s exceptional selection. People began saying, “If you can’t find it, try Hammacher Schlemmer.”
A CATALOG EXTRAORDINAIRE
Their first catalog came out in 1881, and was a fully bound hardcover book. By 1912, the catalog contained 1,112 pages. They were confirmed as the most complete hardware source on the East coast.
Because of rapid growth, they moved several times, finally arriving at their present location on East 57th St. Here, the company occupies 12 floors and, besides tools, offers household essentials, personal care items, and the first electrical appliances.
The Only Wireless CD Player
Connects wirelessly to any Bluetooth speaker or headphones
During the 1930s and 40s their name became synonymous with innovation. In 1930 they introduced the first pop-up toaster. In 1934 they offered the electric razor, and added the steam iron in 1948.
THIS COMPANY HAS HAD MANY FIRSTS
Other firsts for Hammacher Schlemmer included the first microwave oven, a telephone answering machine (1968) and the cordless telephone. (1975.)
Hammacher Schlemmer finds products to serve customers’ needs, including many that appear unusual. However, these all share a common goal of meeting special needs. Their standards have always demanded quality,functionality, and exemplary service.
Germ & Mold Destroying Air Purifier (550 sq. ft.)
Eliminates up to 99.99% of airborne bacteria, mold, viruses, pet dander, dust miteallergens and pollen without making a sound
Their pricing varies widely, depending on the product. Prices can start at around $20.00, but, as you will see below, can go as high as $54,000. With so many products offered, affiliates can find a wide range of selections that can fit into their particular niche.
GREAT EARNING POTENTIAL FOR AFFILIATES
As an affiliate, you will earn 8% commission on any sales made through your link. It doesn’t sound like much, but when you realize that Hammacher Schlemmer has many high-end products, it is sufficient.
For example, they offer the “mobility roadster,” which is a scooter inspired by cars of the 2000s. It features a 950-watt four-pole electric motor and has a padded captain’s seat and many other features. The price is $3,700.00. Your 8% commission would be $296.00.
Two 12-volt batteries power the 950-watt four pole electric motor
Top speed 10mph; electronic & manual brake system
Fully independent suspension
Take a look at this product. It’s called “The Self-Contained Hootenanny.” It’s a mechanical band that uses 17 instruments built into its cabinet. The machine stores 13,000 MIDI, MP3, and Karaoke songs.
It’s a full orchestra inside that cabinet. It includes 10 music categories, including big band, rock, blues, jazz, bluegrass, children’s songs and more. Its price is $54,000. Your commission, if you sell one of these, is $4,320.00. Such a sale could certainly make my day.
CHECK OUT THEIR CATALOG
It is worth your time to take a look at their online catalog. They offer all of these topics: Shop by Selections, Electronics, Apparel, Home, Outdoor, Personal Care, Sports & Leisure, Toys, Travel. Holiday, and Sale. Each of these titles has a number of subtopics, with product offerings for all of them.
The Shop by Selections heading is very interesting. It contains the following categories: New Arrivals, Favorites, Gift Guide, Exclusives, Personalized, Tested Best, The Only, and the Unexpected. You can find many interesting items in these categories.
The Warmest Heated Steering Wheel Cover
PVC leather; sleek design, with hidden wires that hook to a battery with an on-off switch
For example, in Exclusives, you will find a selection of products in many categories: Sports & Leisure, Toys, Travel, Holiday, Electronics, Apparel, Home Living, Outdoor Living and Personal Care.
Tested Best has a slew of products that have been rigorously tested by the Hammacher-Schlemmer Institute. These items are top gadgets for home and personal use. If you desire a truly one-of-a-kind product, look at the offers in the Only collection.
Foldaway Upper & Lower Body Exerciser
Allows one to simultaneously get an upper body and lower body workout.
The unexpected may catch you off-guard, as the products here are unique. Check on the mobility roadster at $3,700 or the All Media Jukebox for 1,300. Not all these “unexpected” items are so pricey. For example, the bibliophile’s lamp, a light that looks like a book, is $69.95.
IMPORTANT COMPANY DETAILS
Shipping is very efficient. All orders are processed and shipped within 24 business hours. The company offers a variety of shipping options, and lists rates on the site. You purchase can be gift-wrapped for an extra charge of $7.95.
The company has a corporate sales department which gives you several options. Wholesale pricing is available on volume orders. They carry promotional products and will assist you in setting up a customer rewards based program.
In 1983 the Hammacher-Schlemmer Institute was established. It is a non-profit consumer advocacy organization created to research, test, and rate consumer products. Besides their own staff, they will seek out professionals or experts with specific knowledge who can give valuable insight into a product category.
Plenty of products
Opportunity to make some good $$$
Customer service top-notch
Some of the products are very expensive (Of course, if you sell one of these, that’s a good thing.)
I’m joining! I am excited to learn that they have an affiliate program.
I have included a few product pictures in this article. However, I’d recommend that you visit their website and look at their entire catalog. Use the “search” bar at the top to enter your niche category, to see immediately what is available. I believe you will be amazed at what is available from this company.