Welcome to the Robertson Collection

 

Fancy being a Robertson Collection Sales Affiliate?

You’ve come to the right place to learn more about the opportunities within Robertson Collection Publishing Ltd.

Maybe you are a full time sales agent and have a retail customer who doesn't currently stock our cards.

Maybe you know of a retailer in your local area and believe that our cards would do well there, and would like to earn some more money supporting your local retailers.

If so, please read on about how you could become an essential part of a brand that has been established for over 30 years.

About us:

The Robertson Collection is a greeting card publisher based in the UK and is a trade supplier to businesses both nationwide and internationally. The company was started over 30 years ago by Eileen Pritchard who passed on the
business to her daughter, Elizabeth Pritchard and her sister Elizabeth Robertson during the 2000’s. In 2015 Ben Davies, who knew both Eileen and the Elizabeth’s bought the business and, as the new Managing Director, relaunched it in 2016 at the Spring Fair in Birmingham with 250 new cards. The re-launch was accompanied by a beautiful 48-page catalogue, hundreds of new designs and an e-commerce website. We can now boast a collection of over 600 cards, along with our new stunning catalogue.

Sales Affiliates - The role available:

We are looking for well-presented individuals as self-employed affiliates to sell the Robertson Collection ranges to independent retailers in their localised area or to retailers further afield if they are able to visit the customer every two months or as and when the customer requires. We are looking for sales affiliates who are able to visit the customer to build a relationship rather than make a phone call, as this can be done from head office! We work on the basis of assigning potential or established accounts rather than assigning whole regions or counties to a sales affiliate. The most important thing for a sales affiliate to be able is visit the customer when they want to be visited.

The type of retailers you will be dealing with:

  • Art Shops
  • Book Shops
  • Card Shops
  • Charity Shops
  • Department Stores
  • Farm Shops
  • Florists
  • Galleries
  • Garden Centre
  • Gift Shops
  • Grocery Stores
  • Heritage Shops
  • Libraries
  • Museums
  • Newsagents
  • Petrol Stations
  • Pharmacies
  • Post Offices
  • Stately Homes
  • Stationers


You will be provided with:

  • Stunning catalogues  
  • A set of sample cards
  • Price lists, order forms and account application forms
  • A list of shops to visit in your area
  • Support from head office
  • Commission on every sale. 

Catalogue

You will need to have:

  • Excellent communication and presentations skills
  • A confident and determined approach 
  • The ability and desire to sell plus the resilience to cope with rejection 
  • Maths and English to GCSE Grade C
  • Access to email and the internet via a personal computer or tablet
  • Access to a phone to be able to make appointments with, and receive calls from, your customers
  • Access to technology to allow video calls via Skype, Face Time, What’s App or Messenger to be able to communicate effectively with head office

Hours of work:

This is completely up to you! We ask that you visit each shop in your designated area a minimum of once every two months to keep in touch with those customers and ensure they are always topped up with our cards. 

Our Spinners:

If a retailer has space for a spinner, all you need to do is pop in and work with them to identify gaps that need filling to keep the spinner full of Robertson Collection cards! We can loan a spinner free of charge with a fully paid order of
Robertson Collection cards that fill a spinner.

Our large purpose built spinner with a new Robertson Collection header has 76 pockets. With 8 top pockets, 28 outside pockets and 40 inside pockets our spinner has all the space needed to display our beautiful range of Robertson Collection cards! We are also able to supply smaller spinners.

Robertson Collection Spinner

 

Commissions Paid:

Please note that this role is a commission only role. If you are unable to work on a commission only basis, please do not apply, as we do not pay a basic salary or retainer for this role. 

If you understand and are happy working in a commission only role, we would love you to apply!

To apply to be a sales affiliate, please fill out our Affiliate Application Form.

Once your application has been reviewed either Ben Davies, Managing Director, or Caroline Grant, National Account Manager, will contact you with further information.