Building And Protecting Brands Since 1984

Our Focus

Mid-America Merchandising, Inc.’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.

With access to an extensive supply of premiums, promotional products and non-traditional merchandise, our staff is able to present unique, popular, and trending products to ensure success in your marketing efforts. Our primary goal is to reflect your company's approach to branding through new and creative merchandise.

Unparalleled Service

As a client-oriented company focusing on delivering the highest quality services and technology, our team will always go the extra mile to benefit you and your brand.

Competitive Pricing

We give you access to the best promotional and incentive products in the industry through strategic selection of cutting edge products at competitive costs.

Creative Merchandising

We take the time to get to know your company culture and employees so we can partner with you in offering innovative merchandise to promote your brand.

“MMI works with me to closely ensure a superior customer service experience for our grower partners and they often coordinate with my staff to satisfy those customers that overlap between the call centers. I can always count on MMI to represent Bayer to our customers with excellent service and quality merchandises. During the fulfillment season, in one week, MMI handled 973 phone call redemptions and 1,879 website redemptions without a hitch… MMI has been a strategic partner for the Crop Protection business and I would highly recommend them for the other divisions of Bayer to partner with for the fulfillment of promotional and premium items.”

Kevin Downs – Customer Interaction Center Manager, CropScience - A Division of Bayer

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!

Incentives

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

Our in-house web developer will customize your online store 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

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Industries

Here are some of the types of businesses we serve.

Agribusiness

While you're busy feeding the world, let us serve up some brand recognition for you.

Agribusiness

Animal Health

You take care of our pets and farm animals. Let us take care of your promotional needs.

Animal Health

Engineering

You're busy designing, constructing, and creating. We can get busy building your brand.

Engineering

Financial Services

People count on you to protect and grow their assets. You can count on us to promote and grow your brand.

Financial Services

Food and Beverage

You have a unique brand. We have creative ideas. Imagine what we can do together.

Food & Beverage

Healthcare

Helping others is the backbone of your industry, and we're here to help you get your brand recognized.

Healthcare

Legal

You make sure rules and regulations are enforced. We'll ensure that your branded merchandise is compliant with all current product safety regulations.

Legal

Nonprofit

You've got a mission. We want to partner with you to fulfill it.

Nonprofit

Transportation

You make sure passengers and cargo get to the right place on time, every time. When it comes to your branded merchandise, let us do the same for you.

Transportation

MMI is your single source for merchandising your brand, not just branding your merchandise.

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, 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, giving 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

CEO

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 efficient processes and automating systems. Her efforts reduced order processing time from 1-2 business days to 15 minutes. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, camping, fishing and boating.

Meet Our Crew

“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.
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We Would Love To Hear From You!

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