QCA Expands Distributor Advocacy Council with Stran Promotional Solutions
Quality Certification Alliance (QCA), has expanded its Distributor Advocacy Council (DAC) with the addition of Quincy, Massachusetts-based Stran Promotional Solutions.
The DAC mission is to elevate the standards by which firms that import and manufacture products are consistently delivering safe, high quality, socially compliant and environmentally conscientious merchandise, and its affiliates recognize QCA as the industry standard.
Stran Promotional Solutions was founded in 1994, and provides organizations with physical branded merchandise such as promotional products, print, packaging and point-of-sale items while also providing the marketing vehicles to distribute that merchandise via e-commerce stores, warehousing and fulfillment, kitting, and direct mail.
In addition to its Quincy headquarters, it has sales offices across the U.S., utilizing multiple warehousing sites across North America and partnerships for worldwide distribution capabilities.
“The team at Stran has always taken the role of protecting our client’s brand seriously,” said Andy Shape, president of Stran Promotional Solutions. “We focus on all aspects of brand protection, from meeting brand guidelines on every product that we source to exceeding all product safety and testing standards. Joining such an elite group of forward thinking companies on the Distributor Advocacy Council will allow us to continue to share best practices and help drive greater compliance across our industry.”
“The end-buyers of promotional products—those with the most to lose—expect to receive safe and compliant products from our industry,” said Tim Brown, MAS, QCA executive director of operations. “Stran understands this, and their commitment to doing things the right way is what QCA is all about and looks for in a partner. We welcome Stran into the QCA family and look forward to growing QCA together through end-buyer awareness, documented processes and increasing the accredited supplier base.”
For more information about Stran Marketing, visit www.stran.com. For more information about the QCA Distributor Advocacy Council, visit www.qcalliance.org/distributor-advocacy-council.