Chichester was started in 1992 by Paul Crosby as a part-time hobby business exporting Native American arts and crafts from Canada to the United States. Throughout the years, we have grown into an importer, exporter, distributor, and retailer with offices in both Canada and the United States. Our primary market is the United States, where we distribute an array of products from our warehouses in Niagara Falls, New York and Antwerp, New York. Our main product lines include the following items:
Some of our customers include museums, gift shops, trading posts, theme parks, catalog retailers, manufacturers, crafts people, museum exhibit suppliers, interior designers, movie set decorators, costume designers, and collectors. We have engaged in drop shipments around the world, for example, we have shipped from Morocco to Slovakia, Finland to China, Spain to Brazil and Mexico, South Africa to Canada, and Canada to China, etc. We ship everything from a small box with a single item to 40-foot ocean containers.
Also read about How Chichester Serves the Movie Business around the World.
Where We Have Done Business Around the World
Chichester regularly imports from more than 30 countries and exports to about 40 in a typical year. The following list shows all places that we have done business over the years. Chichester staff visit new countries every year to source our products. In a typical year, Paul Crosby will do business on four or five continents with a busy year including North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia. As of July 2023, Paul has done 260 intercontinental trips, crossed the Atlantic ocean 136 times, the Arctic ocean 20 times, the Pacific ocean 22 times, made 25 trips to various countries in Africa, 8 trips to the Caribbean, 5 trips to Central America, 9 trips to South America, and has pursued business in 89 countries. We see suppliers and customers in person. We know the world!
In the list below, an asterisk (*) indicates one or more personal visits to the country or region.
It's nice to be able to put a face to the name. The pictures below include some of the people who you are likely to deal with at Chichester.
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