Building And Protecting Brands Since 1984

Our Focus

MMI’s core foundation is built on creating, managing, and fulfillment of corporate brand recognition programs to promote your brand, incentivize customers, and reward employees through premium gifts and the latest merchandise.

Unparalleled Service

Competitive Pricing

Creative Merchandising

“MMI has done good work for Commerce Bank almost from the day they opened their doors. We greatly value our long relationship with MMI and appreciate the quality they bring to every aspect of their business.”

Scott Robinson – FRA Creative Director, Commerce Bancshares, Inc.

Capabilities

Find out how we can help promote your brand.

Incentive Programs

Increase your ROI and give your customers and employees a long-lasting impression with Customer Loyalty Points Programs, Safety Programs, and Years of Service Programs!

Incentive Programs

Employee Satisfaction

Special Orders

At MMI, we provide you with merchandise that makes sense for your specific needs. Our talented team will work with you from inception to delivery to get you the items you need, when you need them!

Special Orders

Events & Milestones

Kitting

Take advantage of our kitting team and allow us to bundle your merchandise for a more unique experience.

Kitting

Custom Packaging

Creative Services

Our graphic artist, experienced in photography and design for the marketing and advertising industry, is on-site to create print materials and assist in promoting your brand.

Creative Services

On-Site

E-Commerce

Your online store is customized with a transparent look and feel as an extension of your company. Each store is PCI compliant for a secure shopping experience.

E-Commerce

Brand Exposure

Technology

Our completely integrated order management, customer service and accounting software is customized to quickly fulfill orders and leave you fully informed.

Technology

Automated Systems

Warehouse

Outsource your fulfillment needs and enjoy the benefit of our 60,000-sq. ft. warehouse to store your necessities. We will accurately manage and track your inventory goods.

Warehouse

Fulfillment

Safety

We are proud to have earned Product Safety Aware (PSA) status. You can be confident that your branded merchandise is compliant with all current product safety regulations.

Safety

Creating Awareness

Merchandise

We offer name-brand merchandise at competitive costs. MMI’s purchasing position allows procurement of products at lower costs, and we pass those savings on to you!

Merchandise

Name-brand Savings

User Experience

Customer segmentation is utilized to craft uniquely targeted programs geared to your identified audience. Your participants will be engaged by the look and feel of your online store and the selection of merchandise.

User Experience

Uniquely Targeted

Reporting

Customized reports allow MMI to strategically analyze both customer segments and the productivity of programs. This analysis provides you with educated suggestions to make your programs even stronger.

Reporting

Detailed Analysis

Customer Service

We are dedicated to serve you in a quick, efficient and customer-centric manner. MMI staff is educated and fully-immersed in the needs of each client partner to provide knowledgeable, best-in-class service.

Customer Service

Speed & Efficiency

“If you are looking for a true partner to manage your company store and work with you to select the best products for your customers and market, MMI is for you! MMI has access to tens of thousands of products, and the capabilities to search for that 'just right' item for your customer base, special event, or individual. MMI’s Account Executives are knowledgeable, friendly, tech savvy, and a pleasure to work with. MMI will work with you to create a Company Store with items that are perfect for your audience. We have been very pleased with all aspects of MMI's service and the personal service."

Kimberly Daniels - Office & Community Relations Manager, The Scoular Company

Milestones

We are ready to put our 30-plus years of industry and business experience on the line for you.

  • 1906 Safe

    1870

    Tom's great-grandfather began a hide rendering business, well-known in the fur trade for honesty and integrity. In a 1939 article Tom’s grandfather said, "A satisfied customer is the best asset any business can have." Though the products and services have changed, our focus on customer service has not. This original safe has remained in our office since 1906 as a reminder of what we stand for.

  • 1984 MMI Storefront

    1984

    Mid-America Merchandising, Inc. was established in 1984, providing complete program management and fulfillment from concept to execution.

  • The Town of Kansas mural

    2000

    The Town of Kansas mural, sponsored by the River Market Business Association and the Kansas City Artists Coalition, was added to the building.

  • 25 Under 25 Award

    2006

    Before the MMI family grew to over 25 employees, we were an honoree for Small Business Monthly’s 25 Under 25 Award for the Kansas City market.

  • Best Emerging Company

    2008 - 2009

    Ingram's Kansas City Business Magazine named Mid-America Merchandising, Inc. Best Emerging Company in Kansas City.

  • Investment in solutions

    2009

    MMI invested in a solution that allows us to process the same amount of orders in a day that would previously have taken weeks.

  • Upgraded ecommerce platform

    2013

    MMI upgraded to a new ecommerce platform that integrates with our accounting system. This gives you real time access to inventory levels and order information.

  • Top 50 largest Promotional Products Distributors

    2017

    Promo Marketing Magazine ranked Mid-America Merchandising, Inc. among the top 50 largest Promotional Products Distributors in the United States.

  • Be Part
    Of Our
    Story!

“It is my sincere pleasure to recommend MMI as corporate promotional program manager. Commerce Bank has worked with MMI from its founding in 1984. Tom Barnett and his team of professionals are not only knowledgeable and innovative, they are steadfast in their commitment to building lasting relations through excellent customer service. They work to safeguard our brand standards as if they were their own, and we have benefitted from their good ideas and counsel countless times over the years. I can only say that I could not be happier to give them my strongest endorsement.”

Terri Hurd – Director of Public Relations and Creative Solutions Group, Commerce Bank

Our Amazing Team

MMI’s primary goal is to ensure success in your marketing efforts.

Tom Barnett

Tom Barnett

President

Tom started the Company in 1984 with his wife, Carol, because he recognized the value in offering fulfillment services of incentive merchandise. Within a few years, thanks to their expertise and outstanding customer service, they evolved into distributing and fulfilling logoed merchandise and apparel, amongst thousands of other promotional products. In his spare time, Tom enjoys volunteering and gardening. He has taught and coached swimming for over 20 years, and especially enjoys working with children who have special needs.

Lisa Klein

Lisa Klein

VP - Sales & Marketing

Lisa has been in the promotional products industry for 19 years. She began on the supplier side of the industry, which afforded her the opportunity to understand all aspects of the promotional products business. Since joining MMI, she has been a driving force in the growth of the company through creating more efficient processes and automating systems. Her efforts reduced order processing time from 1-2 business days to 15 minutes. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, camping, fishing and boating.

Barbara Levin

Barbara Levin

VP - Finance

Barbara brings to MMI a wealth of experience in accounting and finance, warehousing and distribution, and operations management. She has collaborated on upgrading systems within the Accounting Department to better serve the needs of all employees and customers. One of her primary areas of focus is creating reports that provide timely, critical information to decision-makers. When not at work, Barbara enjoys spending time with her husband and children, traveling to the California Wine Country, gardening, and exercising.

Meet Our Crew

“MMI has been an outstanding partner for People to People International (PTPI) in helping us create brand awareness through various merchandise offerings - whether online or when promoting PTPI gear at conferences and events. ... We have been impressed with their integrity as well as the quality of everything we have either sold or given away. We would highly recommend their services to any other company.”

Rosanne Rosen - Senior Vice President of Operations, People to People International
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Coleman
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FitBit
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Garmin
GoPro
Hamilton Beach
Magellan
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Omaha Steaks
OXO
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Proctor Silex
RCA
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Scheels
Shark
Sony
Stanley
Titleist
Under Armour
Vitamix
Weber
Yamaha
Yeti

We Would Love To Hear From You!

Let us partner with you to make your vision a reality.

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  • 204 West Third Street
  • Kansas City, MO 64105-1205
  • 816.471.5600
  • 800.333.6737
  • 816.842.0952
  • Monday - Friday
  • 8am - 5pm CST