- 240 S Main St, South Hackensack, NJ 07606
- (201) 457-1995
Africa Imports is the largest supplier of African products in the US. We supply over 2,000 wholesale customers with African clothing, artwork, musical instruments, jewelry, oils, soaps, and personal care products.
The business was started in 1998. For the first year, the business was operated by the founder Wayne Kiltz, his family, and by one office person. Most of this period of time was spent learning about the market for African goods, and developing a base of reliable suppliers.
Wayne Kiltz spent the first year traveling the US and Africa; visiting African stores; exhibiting goods in trade shows; and building a base of customers. During this period, we learned many things that help make an African business successful. Sources for the most popular products were established, and we worked with many of our customers to discover the best ways to sell African products: both for them and for us.
In October of 1999, the business was relocated to Hackensack, New Jersey because it is close to New York with its large base of African suppliers. Being in New Jersey allowed us to supply African products with much lower overhead costs than a warehouse in Manhattan.
Today there are 15 people at our main office; and about 100 different people from Africa who travel back and forth with new products. We also estimate that there are over 1,000 different people in Africa who make the products in their own communities; and in their own way. Africa Imports began in August 1998. Some of our people have been involved with African goods and trade for even longer.
240 S Main St, South Hackensack, NJ 07606
Online Reviews – What People are Saying About Africa Imports:
Great products and fast service the staff is well informed about inventory and are a great help to me and my staff love the items
I’ve been buying African soaps from you for years, the quality is excellent and the variety is MASSIVE! Also I really appreciate that the products are very affordable. The catalogs are colorful and the products beautifully displayed. The website is awesome, so easy to navigate and find what I need. I will continue to purchase from you now and into the future. Keep up the good work!
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