The Sporting Goods Industry

The sporting goods industry is a major player in retailer and consumer goods. The source of many of the most imaginative marketing slogans and ad campaigns of the past 20 years, the sporting goods industry and sporting goods companies have in many ways redefined our relationship to athleticism in our day to day lives.

Popular sporting goods include bicycle, bowling, fishing, hunting, exercise and golf equipment, in addition to uniforms and apparel. In the sporting goods industry, products generally move from a manufacturer or wholesaler to a retail store, often a major outlet or chain.

To increase your impact in the sporting goods industry, you can rely upon RepHunter for talented and experienced outside sales reps in the sporting goods industry. Increase your sales and expand into new markets with the help of RepHunter.

Did you know?

  • The sporting goods industry experienced 3% growth from 2009 to 2014
  • Revenue generated by the sporting goods industry in 2013 was $44 billion
  • The industry employs over 200,000 people
  • Sports equipment constitutes 65% of industry revenue

Find the Best sporting-goods Sales Rep
How to Find sporting-goods Sales Rep Opportunities

A friendly relation to the sportswear industry, the sporting goods industry encompasses a range of products and services used to pursue athletics activities and outdoor activities. The industry is often shaken up by new technological developments, making it an exciting space to do business in and requiring a high level of industry knowledge on the part of manufacturer and outside sales rep alike.

To help your products make the most impact, seek out independent sales reps that can help you form relationships with retailers, athletic departments, and other organizations interested in sporting goods products. Outside sales reps can apply their highly specialized skills and experience to move your product faster and allow you to concentrate on important developments in your line, operations, and other aspects essential to running sporting goods companies effectively.

For an outside sales representative, working with sporting goods companies on their lines is a very busy but highly rewarding experience. Work requires demonstrating products at trade shows and to clients, meeting face to face with coaches and retailers, and expressing a passion for a healthier lifestyle aided by the equipment you sell. As an outside sales rep you may find yourself living a life more defined by fitness thanks to the products and space you are supporting.

If you are an outside sales rep or principal in the sporting goods industry, sign up for RepHunter to explore new business opportunities. RepHunter is the best place online to find new lines and connect with great sales reps. Get started today by clicking on one of our buttons to the right.

Principal Review

independent sporting goods sales reps
Member #36098 "I’ll be back for more! I thank you for the great reminder service. I can’t even remember a company that doesn’t try to roll over subscriptions automatically without notice. You run a solid operation, many thanks for the high integrity and a great service." - Wil Tarnasky, Sports Fleet Ventures, Inc.

Rep Review

independent sporting goods sales rep opportunities
Member #53174 "I am pretty happy with this web site. I think RepHunter is great! I have picked up a few new lines, very quickly! I am very excited to get out on the trail and show off my lines to my contacts! Thank you for making your web site! It sure worked for me! :)" - Dawn Dosch, Sales Rep

Dear RepHunter️ Community,

At RepHunter, our mission has always been to help companies find commission-only sales reps and to assist reps in finding new products and services to sell to their buyers. As we face the global outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), we remain devoted to this mission wholeheartedly.

While our employees work from home to protect their health and safety, we continue to work at full capacity. It is important for us to assure you that RepHunter’s website is up and running as usual.

We are here to help you with every problem or question you might have. As always, you can find helpful resources on our training pages and blog. We will continue to support you and your business and do what we can to help your business for the challenging times ahead.

We look forward to continuing to stand by you.

Stay safe,
The RepHunter® Team

  • Are you looking for 1099 reps to sell your product or service?
  • Are you a 1099 rep?

Since 2001 we've helped thousands of companies find commission-only reps.

Contact us

Schedule a Call
Click to Schedule an Phone Call

Call Now Call

Main: 877-895-2909

Member Support:

General Information:


Training Materials
Provided Once You Create a Free Profile