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Author: Tisha Hedges
Last updated 11/12/2018

Meet Celebriducks. They have been a listed supplier with us since 2005! Get some advice about selling their products online.

Tell us about the history of your company:
I was actually the largest publisher of artwork from TV commercials in the country creating first animation art lines for Coca-Cola, Anheuser-Bush, M&M/Mars and etc. I sold it all off to start CelebriDucks. I decided to take our foreign competitors head on by becoming the only one in our industry making our products in the USA! I have a very unique company here. No one did licensed rubber ducks with the intricacy of sculpting & painting we offered. It was unheard of. We ended up selling over a million ducks and creating a whole new company that does a line of celebrity rubber ducks that were voted as one of the top 100 gifts by Entertainment Weekly and featured on hundreds of TV shoes, magazines & newspapers including the Tonight Show. We are also considered the top custom duck manufacturer in the world.

Give us some more info on your great product lines:
We have our celebrity rubber ducks of people such as KISS, Shakespeare, the Blues Brothers and etc. Then we have our food themed line of rubber ducks celebrating cupcakes, ice cream, BBQ, win, coffee & chocolate! We also do a lot of custom work for companies all over the world. We even have our religious niche with Jesus, the Fortune Buddha, and the Devil. Then of course our line is 100% Made in the USA!

How do your products differ from your competitors?
We never tried to be the cheapest. We wanted to be the best with a level of detail in our sculpting and painting that was unequaled. We also made sure that they floated great even if thrown in the water so that they would pop up & they were soft. We put most of them in gorgeous gift boxes which few companies do. We are also one of the only companies who do licensed rubber ducks which adds to our uniqueness. We are the only rubber duck company to offer rubber ducks 100% invented and crafted here in the USA!

Do you have any advice for online retailers that want to sell your products?
Most online stores are going to do great with our products if they make it easy for people to find, because our products are unique and hit so many different niches. If retailers put our products in their online stores with good pictures and tell our story, especially about being the only one made in America, it will get attention. Something that's nice about offering our products, is that we haven't been overexposed in every major retailer, so people discovering that our duckies exist, it blows their mind!