Find sportswear sales representatives!
Proactively contact independent sportswear sales reps!

Search our independent rep database. Find and contact sportswear sales reps actively seeking new lines.

Contact and contract with qualified leisurewear reps and independent sportwear and oudoor apparel sales reps, agents and sales representative companies with established buyers in the sports and leisure wear industry to sell your lines.

Create your Company Profile with your sales rep opportunity and sales representatives will contact you. Complete your profile and confirm your email address within 24 hours and receive RepHunter's Guide to Independent Sales Reps—16 years of experience in an easy-to-read guide—for free.

Create your company profile

curved red arrow
All Fields Required
My Objective:

lock icon

  1. Note: to show your password, click on the lock. Caution: this feature should be used only in a secure environment.
  2. Between 6 and 30 characters.
  3. Use a mix of numbers (0-9), lower case letters (a-z), upper case letters(A-Z), and symbols.
  4. Strong passwords are not required, but highly recommended.
  5. Certain passwords are not allowed. For example, all of the same character, or your name or email address.
0%
 

 
 

Green Checkmark
Red Block Sign
Please click the checkbox to agree to the
RepHunter Privacy Policy & Terms of Service and
to opt-in to receiving RepHunter notification email.
Save & Continue button not available when emails or passwords do not match

You appear to be looking for products/services to represent, not Independent Sales Reps.

If you are looking for commission-only lines, please click here to go to the correct page and fill out the form.

Otherwise, click the "X" in the upper right of this box to continue.

Enter keywords to search for reps in our database. The search looks at the portion of the rep's profile where they describe their customer base.
IMPORTANT SEARCH TIPS
  • Describe your customers. Examples: retail, apparel, gift shop, medical, OEM, industrial, machine, component, auto, department store, distributor, wholesale, etc.
  • Note: do not include cities or states with your keywords. Territories are not part of the keyword field and will dramatically reduce your results.
  • Once you are registered with RepHunter, you can do an Advanced Search, which allows searching by Territories and more.
TO FIND RESULTS WITH ...
All Of The Words
Enter one or more words. All must be present to be included in the result. For example, the search home office will find entries with both home AND office but not necessarily as adjacent words.
The Exact Phrase
Enter quotes as part of the search. For example, "home office" (with the quotes entered) will find only entries having the exact phrase home office.
At Least One Of The Words
Put a comma or "OR" between the words. Either word must be present to be included in the result. For example home, office will find entries with either home OR office. Another more complex example: home office, copier will find entries with home AND office OR copier. Likewise for copier, home office.
Word Boundaries
The search function has been enhanced so the word boundary symbols [ and ] are no longer necessary.
Negative Keywords
To search for results that do NOT include a keyword (example: home office but not copier), use a minus sign immediately before the keyword you wish to omit.
Example: home office -copier

Get contacting

Your subscriptions never loses contact opportunities—unused contact opportunities roll
over into the next month or future subscriptions. Use RepHunter only when you need reps.
The number of searches and views of reps are unlimited. However, your subscription plan will have a limit to the number of contacts you can request.

When you find a rep that you want to contact, you issue a Contact Request. The number of such outbound Contact Requests is limited by your Contact Allotment.

On the Bronze month-to-month plan, the number shown is added to your Contact Allotment each month that you pay to subscribe. And your unused allotment from the past will roll forward to the next subscribed month.

On the Silver and Gold plans, the full contact allotment is available from the start of your subscription.

Unlimited Inbound Contacts.
The number of inbound contact requests from reps is unlimited.

The RepHunter Guarantee

Commission-only, independent reps

You pay your sales reps a commission only on what they sell. Up-front fees must be disclosed.

Reps are actively seeking products and services

When reps are not actively seeking lines, they are required to mark themselves inactive.

Sales representatives are ready to respond to you

Our reps are measured and rated on their responsiveness. Our database shows only qualified sales representatives.

Your information is safe with RepHunter

We don’t make money selling your information. Our revenue comes from your subscriptions and nowhere else. That means the only ads you’ll see here are the ones we make for your company and our other members. Simple as that.

The RepHunter Difference:

Customer support, when you need it

  • We pride ourselves on our member support.
  • Don’t hesitate to reach out by phone, web chat or email.

Get your free eGuide

Complete your profile and confirm your email address within 24 hours and receive RepHunter's eGuide: Working With Independent Sales Reps—16 years of sale rep industry experience in an easy-to-read, 41 page guide—for free.

find sales reps
contact manufacturers representative

Contact sales representatives adding products or service lines

With your paid profile on RepHunter, you can contact both national and international sales reps and sales representative agencies. Target the right sportswear reps with our optimized search. Get your product into stores ASAP!

Opt in and out of our service as your needs change—your unused contacts roll over to your next subscription period.

Find sales reps with the needed expertise—fast

Your company profile gets promoted to the right sales reps with our optimized search. Reps see your posting and submit their profile to you.

We advertise to independent reps for you. Our years of experience creating ads that attract the sportswear reps you need has created a huge, active database of highly qualified reps.

independent sales reps
sales rep recruiting

Outsource recruiting and management of your full-commission rep sales force

Too much on your plate? Let RepHunter recruit your independent sales reps with our full-service sales rep recruiting.

Sales rep recruiting

RepHunter Benefits for Principals

Contact Sales Reps with RepHunter:

  • 100% Guaranteed to Work
  • Search for reps before you pay to subscribe - no limit
  • Fast track searches with "Find My Matches"
  • Gets fast access to professional, commission-based sales reps
  • No hidden fees ever
  • In self-service plans, pay only for your subscription; no additional charges from RepHunter when rep sells for you
  • International companies find sales reps for new markets
  • Sales Rep recruiting services available

10 Subscription Plan Benefits:

  1. Unlimited toll-free telephone support
  2. Daytime chat support with top-notch customer service
  3. Contact Request Rollover - never lose a contact opportunity
  4. Unlimited contact requests from sales reps
  5. Unlimited number of searches, territories and markets
  6. Anytime cancellation or subscription deactivation; opt in and out as you need our service
  7. Reactivate your subscription at any time for $99
  8. You control your sales opportunity postings
  9. Email reminder before automatic renewals
  10. Download your contact history

Find Manufacturers Representatives & Independent Reps With Established Buyer Relationships

Qualified sales reps quickly start selling for you! The majority of our reps have established relationships with buyers. They are selling to those buyers now and seeking additional complementary lines to sell into their channels. The prospecting and building the sales channel is already done. It easy for our rep to ask his buyer to look at your line. If you are ready to work with reps and their customers, sales can start very quickly.

Benefits of established sales relationships: Our qualified sales reps already have trust relationships with their buyers. They know which ones are your best target market. Plus you gain more objective feedback and product evaluation—invaluable market intelligence from your sales rep.

Get Started Hiring Sales Reps

Worked with independent sales reps? Sign up to start contacting qualified sales reps today:

  • Register and create your profile.
  • Search our sales rep directory.
  • Subscribe—when you are ready.
  • Contact sales reps right away (once subscribed).

New to working with independent reps? Start with our Training Tools:

  • Register and create your profile to access the RepHunter training materials area.
  • Click on the Training tab.
  • Review the RepHunter's Guide to Independent Sales Reps ebook.
  • Visit our blog—another great source of information
  • Subscribe when you are ready to start contacting reps

Don't have the resources to search, vet and hire reps? Want us to find you the right reps for your product or service?

  • Use our Sales Rep Recruiting—Guaranteed Placement Plan to recruit your independent reps.
  • We can also manage your independent sales team.
  • Schedule a call with Josh to discuss our Guaranteed Placement Plans.

We Give You Tips For Working With Reps

  • The Best Way to Place Reps – A Three-Step Process.
  • How To Create a Professional Impression
  • Secret to Success: Patience and Persistence
  • Don't be Cheated: Use a Letter-of-Intent
  • How to Set Commission Amounts
  • How to Provide Samples to Reps and Get Them Back
  • How to Use Contracts and Exclusives
  • What if a Rep responds "Not A Match?"

Find Commission Sales Reps at RepHunter—Guaranteed!

We have listings for 1099 sales representatives and commission based sales reps in a wide array of businesses, industries, sectors, and products. Our qualified reps already have a relationship with buyers in your industry. They use RepHunter as a tool to get more products and services in front of their buyers. We have reps throughout North America and abroad in most industries including those listed above.

Sign up now!

The Sportswear Industry

A dominant presence in the apparel industry, the sportswear or activewear industry is growing and incorporates a variety of athletic equipment, footwear, and clothing. The sportswear industry encompasses all sorts of sports, from professional football to biking and more. From your shoes to your parka, there is probably more sportswear around you than your realize.

Outside sales representatives are crucial to growing the sportswear industry. Sales representatives can sell to organizations, teams, retailers, and more.

  • With RepHunter, you can find great sales reps for your sportswear company, or if you are an outside sales rep, find fantastic new sportswear lines to carry. Sign up today with RepHunter.
  • Did you know?

  • The sports apparel market in the United States was valued at approximately USD 103 billion in 2021.
  • The market was projected to grow to USD 130 billion by 2025.
  • Outdoor footwear is the fastest growing subcategory in the sportswear industry.
  • In 2021, 38 percent of Gen Z survey respondents bought sportswear.
  • Factors driving growth in the sportswear market are (1) surging female participation in sports; and (2) increasing health consciousness worldwide.
  • Factors restraining growth include the increase of counterfeit sportswear products.
  • Independent Reps in The Sportswear Industry

    The sportswear industry functions very similarly to the apparel industry, and with the economy bouncing back, both look to grow. Sportswear is a great niche in the apparel industry, as culturally we continue to embrace sportswear and sportswear styled looks. Sneakers, yoga pants, and sweat shirts are ubiquitous in our culture, and selling new takes on these pieces can be a great business.

    To take advantage of the growth opportunities in the sportswear industry, sportswear companies often aggressively hire independent sportswear sales reps. Hiring an outside sales representative who is experienced in selling apparel, and specifically sportswear, can help you kickstart your sales. These outside sales reps can lean upon contacts they’ve already made in the sportswear industry to help get your product into more stores and in front of more customers. Sales reps can take your product to tradeshows, help you get feedback on what designs are working, and what new opportunities exist in the market for new lines.

    For an outside sales rep, working in the sportswear industry can be exciting. There can be many opportunities to travel, and sometimes opportunities to meet with coaches and athletic directors, and even to watch teams. Many of the synthetic materials that make up athletic clothing are cheap, so the margins on such products are high.

    If you run a sportswear company and want to expand your sales and reach new audiences, sign up for RepHunter and find new outside sales reps to represent your lines. As a rep, you can find new lines on RepHunter. Start today by clicking on one of our buttons to the right.

    Find Independent Sportswear Sales Reps

    If you are the owner of a sportswear company, you may want to seek out sportswear sales reps to increase your sales and find new clients. Sportswear is a diverse and competitive field, so you want the best outside sales reps available to be talking about your product to businesses, to coaches, to athletic directors, to tradeshows, to stores.

    What qualities should you look for in an independent sportswear sales rep? Read on to learn some things to look for when you’re finding outside sales representatives for your lines.

    Industry Experience as a Sportswear Sales Rep

    When looking for a sportswear sales rep, industry experience is an asset. Do they know how to build relationships with coaches, school administrators? Are they better at building relationships with stores? Depending on the audience you are trying to reach, you may prefer a more specific sportswear experience.

    Creativity is also great in a sportswear sales rep. It helps to have a good eye and be able to speak fluently about design. And of course, tenacity is valued in sportswear as it is in other industries. Cold calling may be very important, and outside sales reps will have to be competitive and willing to try to get teams, for example, to switch their uniforms to your company over another’s.

    A unique challenge in the sportswear industry is managing to get stock off the shelves. Sportswear sales can be seasonal. You need an outside sales rep who can switch gears and push sportswear appropriate for summer, fall, spring, winter, and so on.

    Work Ethic

    A sportswear sales rep should have great marketing skills and great phone skills. Commission-only outside sales reps must always be driven, willing to put in flexible hours and travel when necessary. This is all true for sportswear sales reps. If you are trying to get a school to switch its uniform needs to you, you’ll have to work harder than the competition to stay in touch and make sure you’re meeting their needs. A good sportswear sales rep will do this.

    Interest in Sports

    Of course, having an interest in sports is definitely an advantage! You want your sportswear sales rep to be conversant in a number of sports, and able to speak off the cuff with athletic program directors and coaches. Building relationships is one of the most important aspects of sales.

    Running a sportswear company is complex enough as it is, with design and manufacturing. Let someone else take care of the sportswear sales when you find a sportswear sales rep through RepHunter! Get started now by clicking on the button below.

    Sign up now!