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At Distributors First International, we have a no-nonsense program to help you break into the highly insular promotional products business. Unlike industry business opportunities, franchises or dealer/rep systems, you never buy anything through us, pay us royalties, or split your profits with us. This means 100% of all the profits are yours to keep!

Our turn-key program will give you everything you need to connect, educate, train and support your new promotional products business. We’ll coach you every step of the way.

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The DFI program utilizes the exact same technology, marketing tools, and industry advantages that million dollar businesses use in our industry. This means we help you set up all aspects of your business, from securing crucial industry memberships, to setting up your website, software installation, while providing coaching and support for your marketing efforts.

What does it cost?

DFI offers its entire revolutionary program for only $6,995. No other program in the industry comes even close to Distributors First’s low investment. Our platform is the only program in the industry that establishes you as a fully independent distributor with no middleman.

Here is what the program offers:


Full Industry Membership with PPAI & UPIC- the “non-profit” hub of the industry.

SAGE Online – The Industry’s Most Powerful Research & Order Management Software which gives you direct access to over 5,000 suppliers and over 950,000 brandable products for your customers.

Your Own Website & Email with Shopping Cart and Social Media Integration – This is NOT an affiliate website! You get your own domain!

Presentation Publisher Software- to help you create professional sales presentations.

Virtual Prototyping Software for customizing product samples with your customer’s logos.

NEW!  Industry leading EQP wholesale pricing on over 60,000 products from 50+ of the industry’s biggest & best suppliers, so you can be competitive with the industry’s biggest distributors!

NEW! Video & Mobile Marketing Tools to promote your business – Includes a personal EngagPage site with your video commercial and mobile, digital business card. Also includes a “done-for-you” mobile relationship marketing campaign to keep your business in front of your prospects and clients throughout the year.

NEW! A Distributor EngagePage program set up for you to sell Video Commercials & Mobile Marketing to all of your customers & prospects, generating an additional income stream with 50% commissions.

Access to leading Graphic Design Vendors to create great designs that your clients will love!

Access to leading National & Regional “Contract” Screen Printers and Embroiderers to produce your apparel orders. PLUS, instructions to teach you how to work with local contract vendors for the same.

Access to Business-keeping Software so you can stay completely organized in your business activities, Industry-standard invoices, sales orders & purchase orders.

Access to state-of-the-art Merchant Account processors to make credit card purchases easy for your customers. Preferred pricing for DFI clients.

Custom Logo, Business Card & Website Design Package for your business.


The best “Getting Started” DVD Training series in the IndustryDistributors First “Member-Only” Training Archive – Access 24/7.Sales & Prospecting Training with PPAI’s 10-time New & Novice Distributor Trainer.

Artwork Training – Everything you need to know about handling client artwork.

Member-Only Website, Blog, Preferred Supplier List and more.


Personalized, One-On-One Connection to YOUR Coaching Team.Business Coaching & Support with a working Distributor.Marketing / Prospecting Coaching & Support.

Technical Support – work closely with our I.T. Consultant.

Email & Phone Support.

Vince WhaleyVince Whaley is a sales and marketing expert with over 40 years of experience, and for the last decade has served as Promotional Products Association International’s New & Novice Distributor Trainer. Since 1996 Vince has been building and maintaining his outstanding reputation for his ability to successfully introduce new distributors to the industry.

Vince has been self-employed in the field of sales and marketing for most of his career. After working in the promotional products industry for several years selling promotional products, he discovered his love for the industry.

In 1996 he became the marketing director of a company that sold business opportunities in the specialty printing field.

He became disillusioned by the half-truths told by many companies including the one he worked for about how the industry worked.

In 2002 he founded Distributors First to coach, train and support new distributors.

The kind of advice and help I was looking for is just what Vince and DFI offered. The ‘inside secrets’ have put me miles ahead from the get-go and was more than I expected.


Vince was the first person that was willing to share honest and useful information up front. His wisdom and advice have been immeasurable.


I have worked with Distributors First for over 8 years and have to say that adding promotional products to my store was one of the most profit-able things I’ve ever done for my business.


Starting Your Own Promotional Products Business:

You are considering starting a home-based business, a part-time business, a business that will grow into a new future for you and your family.

Consider selling promotional products. Starting a promotional products business is made much easier with the Distributors First program of connection and support. We will teach you everything you need to know to make money selling promotional products and advertising specialties. How much money can you make selling promotional products? Profits easily range for 30% to as much as 70% of your gross sales.

DFI will teach you…

How to start a promotional products distributorship…
How to make money selling promotional products…
How to run an independent distributorship…

You will quickly discover that the Promotional Products Industry will greet you with open arms.

Whether you are in the U.S. or Canada, making money with your own Advertising Specialty Business is easier than you think.

Bottom Line?

Selling promotional products is fun and quite profitable. With just a few hours per week, you can change your future substantially. Businesses not only love to, but need to buy logo’ed advertising specialty products and promotional products.

Business-to-business clientele. Strong repeat orders. High profits. A professional, dignified business that makes great money. All these things are within your reach with Distributors First program for new start-ups in the promotional products industry.

But even with ALL OF THIS SUPPORT…this is going to be hard & fun work! You aren’t buying a boat. You are starting a business! Distributors First is giving you the power to create a second-income business with our tried, proven & true methodologies…but you still have to put in the effort to make it thrive. Yet, It doesn’t have to be difficult or hard.

All it takes is excitement, enthusiasm, a willingness to tell your story…and a desire to help your clients brand themselves better. If you are ready for a second income sign up for the Essential Questions Report now.

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