Two Out of Three Retailers Can’t Be Wrong

In the What’s Selling Section of the January issue of Footwear Plus; two of the three retailers mentioned Darn Tough Vermont as one of the best selling accessories in the store: Travel Country in Florida and Outdoor Source in Ohio.


Travel Country is recognized as one of the most complete and competitive independently owned outdoor specialty stores in the Southeast. Ask any of our customers, they’ll tell you it’s because “we are totally committed to your satisfaction”. First with our extensive selection of inventory. Second, by making your shopping experience as pleasant as it can possibly be. We know that as consumers you have endless choices. With that in mind, if we don’t do everything possible to make your experience dealing with us outstanding, before, during, and after the sale, you’ll just go elsewhere next time. The bottom line is we want you to be happy and satisfied, if you are not, we need to know why. We know that our success is directly linked to our customers (we consider you friends) we will never lose sight of that.

Outdoor Source owner Andy Graham worked for a large specialty outdoor store in Columbus, The Benchmark, prior to its closing in 2003. Embracing the outdoor lifestyle, Andy decided to open his own outdoor shop and continue the tradition of quality gear and knowledge of the outdoors in Columbus. Andy, with the help of Ryan Hamler and other former Benchmark employees opened Outdoor Source in the fall of 2003.
Andy’s goal is to provide the Central Ohio area with the best selection of outdoor brand names and the highest quality gear available. Education over salesmanship is his philosophy. With a strong passion for the outdoors and friendly, knowledgeable staff, Outdoor Source has quickly become the benchmark for outdoor specialty stores in Ohio. With the help of our customers, Outdoor Source will continue to grow and begin new adventures.

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