Husband and wife, Adam and Jennifer Schlain, own and operate HardToFindPartySupplies.com. From Ace Ventura to X-Men, and every licensed character in between, what started as a concept infused by nostalgia and the thrill of the hunt, has rapidly grown into a unique and dominant force in the online party industry. HTFPS, which began in 2010, has transformed into a fully grown business operating out of a 7,000-square-foot warehouse with over 15 crew members, shipping worldwide 6 days a week.
Adam, who holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Old Dominion University, tracks down the unique merchandise through networking, tenacity and a willingness to travel all across the country. As a result, he has rapidly grown their inventory to include over 300 licensed character patterns! His wife, Jennifer, who holds her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Old Dominion University and a law degree from Wake Forest, maintains her law office while she simultaneously oversees the day-to day operations; navigating all the complexities that a small business must face in today’s corporate world.
Although Adam and Jennifer live and breathe party supplies 24/7, the true heart and soul of the business lies in the staff, which has grown to become extended family. From customer service to graphic design, marketing and sales, to packing and acquisitions – all of the departments at Hard To Find Party Supplies work hand in hand towards the ultimate growth and success of the business. Although all are young at heart, the staff ranges in age from 20 to grandmothers and everyone is intimately involved in one another’s lives, providing encouragement for excellence both personally and professionally.
The focus at HTFPS will always remain on the truly hard to find and vintage party items; however, in 2012 the company expanded its business model to include all current licensed patterns including newly released merchandise which is typically only available at a premium. The result of this is that consumers no longer need to pay for multiple shipping costs from multiple vendors or haggle with subpar customer service elsewhere– now, all of the current licenses can be purchased individually or combined with our classic favorites that can’t be found anywhere else in the world! With over 10,000 products currently listed, and thousands more to come, you never know what you are going to find at HardToFindPartySupplies.com!
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