Mixing new technologies with old-fashioned values.
S&S ® Worldwide’s commitment to providing expert service, one-stop shopping, guaranteed satisfaction and fun, innovative product lines has, quite simply, set us apart from our competitors. We continue to grow and serve new markets everyday, but we haven’t forgotten the main reason for our success: our customers and the unique personalized attention we give them. Our in-house product development team generates fresh, creative ideas for new product and oversees them from conception to manufacture. This hands-on, personal approach to product development ensures the high quality we insist upon and our customers deserve.
Our diverse offering of fun, innovative products allows customers to meet all of their program needs with one company: • arts & crafts • sports equipment and p.e. supplies • educational resources • therapy products • novelties • party supplies • seasonal decorations and more. There’s no need to shop anywhere else!
Not only do we take pride in ourselves as “total solution providers” for our customers, we possess the unique ability of tailoring our services to fit the specific requirements of individual programs. Expert advice for developing new programs or re-energizing existing ones, custom-designed craft kits and theme units, and personalized attention to detail are all possible with S&S ® Worldwide.
Building on fun and founded on experience for 100 years.
One family, four generations, nearly a century of fun! S&S ® Worldwide and the Schwartz family have grown since our 1906 inception as S&S ® Leather Goods, when Aaron Schwartz’s small New York City firm began manufacturing and distributing leather craft kits to various charitable organizations.
Family-oriented core values and traditions combined with creative, forward-looking business practices have led to S&S ® Worldwide’s unique understanding of customer needs and our current position as the top provider of total-solution program innovations. Through the years, we’ve expanded and evolved to reflect the dynamics of an ever-growing customer base, and now operate from our present-day corporate and manufacturing headquarters in Colchester, Connecticut.
The S&S ® family’s many years of experience, tradition and integrity have built a solid foundation of fun from which we continue to grow everyday! With our history always in mind, we look confidently toward future ventures and new directions.
Promoting responsible, healthy lifestyles with positive messages and activities.
We’re serious about fun! Our commitment to helping people play runs through every thread of the social fabric, and each day brings a new adventure and opportunity to serve our customers more fully than ever before.
We take a personal approach to encouraging the benefits of play with hands-on events and programs that emphasize creativity, communication and togetherness. S&S ® Worldwide has pioneered such national programs as our annual Chalk It Up! TM sidewalk chalk contest, which has successfully brought entire communities together to explore and share the benefits of play through creative arts.
Crafting demonstrations at senior centers, interactive art programming with after-school groups and Family Fun Nights at parks and rec centers are just a few of the many channels we use to benefit community programming on a local level. And we donate more than just our name and fun products! Our dedicated professionals gladly volunteer their time and talents to ensure that all the partners in our S&S ® family con-tinue to foster and share enthusiasm for community involvement.
Moving ahead with exciting new ventures and partnerships.
Our relationships with such national organizations as the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, YMCA ® , National Recreation and Park Association, Jewish Community Center Association and AAHPERD afford us the opportunity to reach out to individuals and groups of every age, ability and background. We gladly pledge our support with positive, enriching contributions on both local and national levels and with our hands-on approach to helping people play.
With new technological, global and market advances, we’ve not only strengthened relationships with our existing customer base, we’ve also welcomed brand new members into the S&S ® family of fun — from around the country and around the world. Our growing position in the international trade market allows us to import the latest, most innovative products and pass tremendous savings and quality on to our customers.
Our new ventures into retail marketing, the expansion of our Education and Christian market bases, the introduction of Craft Express ® to our arts and crafts line and the addition of novelties and party supplies to our product offering have reinforced S&S ® ’s position as a dynamic industry leader.
More importantly, our customers now have the increased benefit of meeting all of their needs with a company they already know and trust — us.
Committed to our customers and dedicated to our associates.
Technological advances at S&S ® help ensure that we can react quickly to our customers’ needs through many different channels. We set the industry standard for customer service with every facet of our operation: • inventory level maintenance • accurate order processing • fast, efficient delivery Our customers reap the benefits of such high standards. Over 250,000 square feet of warehouse and distribution space allow us to keep thousands of our products on hand and ready to ship.
During our busiest seasons — those times when our customers rely on us the most — we process over 5,000 orders daily with a 95% completion rate. Recent upgrades in our Operations System enable us to ship 98% of in-stock orders within 24 hours of receipt, guaranteeing that we deliver S&S ® FUN to our customers faster than ever before.
Although commitment to our customers is our primary concern, we are as whole-heartedly dedicated to our talented associates — another key part of our S&S ® family. We value the everyday contributions each associate makes. We’re all in this together, and our future success depends on people — those customers and associates, communities and individuals — whose l ives we touch with a little bit of fun!
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