MINI HIPPO IMPORTS PRIDES ITSELF ON BEING AT THE FOREFRONT OF WHAT’S NEW, FUNCTIONAL, VERSATILE AND DOWNRIGHT COOL WHEN IT COMES TO THE NEEDS OF THE MODERN PARENT.
ABOUT MINI HIPPO
Founded by Megan Mallen, Mini Hippo Imports’ exclusive product range has been carefully considered and painstakingly developed by this savvy businesswoman over the past six years. Megan is the epitome of her target audience. She knows first hand what parents need and what products make the job easier. She seeks ingenuity, quality, style and value, and knows her retailers’ customers do too. And from a business perspective, Megan also knows and highly values the importance of outstanding customer service.
While Mini Hippo Imports is in the business of product distribution and supplies a large number of retail stockists across Australia and New Zealand, at the heart of this thriving business is ‘family’ – in a literal and general sense. The team at Mini Hippo Imports takes a personal approach to customer relationships and treat their retailers just like extended family. Megan says the positive working relationships they have with their retailers are her business’s most valuable assets. Megan personally gets a buzz out of seeing those retailers succeed in business through considered product choices for their shelves from the Mini Hippo Imports range. Likewise, the brands that Mini Hippo Imports represent don’t see Megan and her team as just another distribution company – they are valued business partners. Megan describes herself as open, honest and “pretty laid back” and, having grown Mini Hippo Imports from a family-run small business in the early days, Megan prides herself on keeping Mini Hippo Imports nimble, flexible and understanding as it continues to expand.
Based in Melbourne, Australia, Mini Hippo Imports is perpetually researching and reviewing exciting new products for inclusion in their ever-expanding range. If you manufacture an innovative product that you think Mini Hippo Imports will love, or if you are a retailer looking for exclusive new product ideas for parents, make sure to drop Megan a line directly or keep your eye on the Mini Hippo Imports website and social media pages.
MINI HIPPO BY THE NUMBERS
Years in Business
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Retailers we Supply
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WOULD YOU LIKE TO PARTNER WITH US?
” Mini Hippo is one of Biome Eco Stores key suppliers for lunch box accessories. The SoYoung and Yumbox products are great sellers and we have always found that working with Megan is a good experience, her communication is always clear and prompt. “
Purchaser – Biome
” When you start working with Mini Hippo, you develop an amazing business relationship. You can process your orders quickly and efficiently through their wholesale website and know the delivery will be very quick! Megan offers above and beyond fantastic customer service and has always helped where she can with customer queries about the products we order in. “
Owner – Little Bento World
” Megan is a true ambassador to our brand. She has taken SoYoung under her wing in Australia and runs it with the same dedication, perseverance, and loyalty as if it were her own. It is a pleasure and an honour to work with Mini Hippo Imports. “
Owner – SoYoung Inc
” I would certainly recommend Megan’s services. She is a highly organised and driven lady who has become a friend over the years. She has a very warm and friendly personality and I’m sure that comes across in her buying relationships. She works very hard on all the brands she takes on and is professional to the core. “
Owner – WeanMeister
The Lunchbox Queen is one of New Zealand’s top online suppliers of gorgeous bento goods to help you create fun, healthy lunches that kids will actually want to eat! They hope to inspire you to bring school lunches to a whole new level to entice your little ones into enjoying wholesome, healthy food and to make lunchtime FUN!
You can find the Yumbox range in store at The Lunchbox Queen.
Finn & Dash Toys is a concept store, it brings together like minded parents that value what their kids play with. Inside you will find an adorable range of clothing, gifts and toys with the cool factor. Sian works hard to stock the best of the best and does it all with a smile and happy persona. You only need to take a peek at her store reviews on Facebook to see that her customer service is beyond AMAZING. We absolutely love working with Finn and Dash and urge you to go and check out her beautiful space.
Finn and Dash stock Yumbox and SoYoung.
Eco Child is a proudly Australian owned family business offering the most comprehensive selection of natural and organic products which nurtures baby, mother and child. Their retail store, in the beautiful seaside town of Victor Harbor, South Australia, is a bustling parenting hub where expectant, new and the more ‘worldy’ mothers often spend time chatting and sharing experiences whilst they browse the beautiful store. They offer baby-wearing fittings, cloth nappy advice and support, and all their staff are loving parents who love to share and talk everything babies and parenting in sustainable ways.
You can find Yumbox and all the SoYoung range in store and online.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Pricing and ordering information is only available to approved trade and wholesale customers. Click here to apply to become one of our selective retailers.
The first step is setting up an account with us. Click here to fill out some basic information. Once reviewed we will be in touch with further information.
Yes, we do sell to online stores, however we do limit the number retailers whose sole channel to market is online. We also do not allow our products to be sold via social media (Facebook, Instagram etc), on third party websites such as eBay or at markets unless you have discussed the requirement with us first.
We look at exclusivity on a case-by-case basis. If we already supply a store in your area we may not be able to supply you but please discuss with us and we can look at the finer details.
We may be able to help you. In the future we will be offering fundraising opportunities so please send us an email to discuss.
Once approved as a retailer we will send you the relevant order forms. Please complete and return to us and we will send through an invoice within 48 hours.
We have various minimums for each range. Please request an account with us for details on the minimums required. We do understand that you may not have the storage space or desire to order the minimums. We are happy to discuss and may be able to make an exception on a case-by-case basis.
We use various freight companies and Australia Post to achieve the most cost effective shipping price for you.
Yes, we are happy to discuss working with your own freight company. If you have great rates and can get it cheaper please let us know before you order.
All invoices are proforma so we endeavour to ship within 48 hours of payment clearing in our account. Please send us a remittance if you are in a hurry so we know to expect the payment and have stock ready to go.
Once you have a confirmed and paid order then yes, please do. We ask that you wait until you have received confirmation to ensure stock can be supplied. We know you are excited, but we don’t want to disappoint your customers if there is a delay in supply or other unexpected hold up in getting stock to you.
Log into your account and you can find links to download high-resolution product images and lifestyle photos. Please also feel free to use lifestyle images from our social media pages. We test-drive all the products we sell so these are real everyday images. We would love for you to do the same, so if you post beautiful images taken by customers or yourself using our products then please let us know. If you would like us to share on our social media pages we are more than happy to do so.
We ship from our warehouse in Cheltenham, Victoria.
We love the opportunity to place our products into the hands of Mums, Dads, Bloggers, Foodies etc, so please get in touch and we can discuss how we can work together. You may like to take a look at our affiliate program here
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