About Us

Experts in Global Sourcing


MatchMakers Global Sourcing (MMGS) was formed by four industry veterans to offer clients many years of experience navigating the challenges and pitfalls of sourcing in locations around the world. Our team has over 80 years of experience in sourcing as well as product development, merchandising, and branding. Our experience in these related areas allows us to be a true partner in developing, producing, and marketing your products.

MMGS will take the worry out of your sourcing by not only handling the daily logistics but also keeping you informed every step of the way. You can be confident that you are getting a fair deal because you will see all FOB costs and invoices direct from the factory. We provide continual updates for each stage of product development and production, complete and thorough on site inspection by experienced and trusted inspectors, and introduction to custom brokerage and shipping firms if needed.

The Team

Gary Keeth
Founding Partner

Gary Keeth is no stranger to the sourcing game. Prior to founding MMGS LLC, he founded Pacific Apparel Resources (PAR) along with his then partner/wife in 1989. The business still exists to this day, but the name changed to Pacific Apparel eXchange (PAX) in the mid 90's. Over the years, the client base included many well known companies and their brands, FedEx, Reebok, Nike, MGM/Mirage, the NFL, MLB, and NBA, to name just a few. Taking over the sourcing management of the FedEx uniform program and moving it to Asia was quite an accomplishment.

Gary made his first trip to Asia in the 70's. He still works with many of the original contacts he made in those early days.

He is also long on experience in branding and licensing through experiences with Madman Shirt company, Union Bay Sportswear, and Bench Co. LTD, which later morphed into Cutter & Buck. He is also a Founder/Partner in Rainmaker$, a brand building and licensing agency based in LA.

What We Do

Global Sourcing

MMGS is truly a “Global Sourcing Agency” with long standing connections all around the world and in just about every product category. MMGS was built to take all the guesswork and the many hazards out of the sourcing process, ensuring better quality, and most importantly reducing risk. MMGS has a combined 80+ years of experience in global sourcing and relationships.

  • Selecting the most qualified and dependable factories for your unique needs.
  • Total transparency of FOB costs, you see all invoices and paperwork direct from the factory.
  • Constant oversight from samples and pricing to delivery of final product.
  • Providing constant updates for each stage of product development and production.
  • Providing a PRE-PRODUCTION sample that allows you to sign off before production begins.
  • Complete and thorough on site inspection by experienced and trusted inspectors.
  • Introduction to custom brokerage firms and custom warehouse/shipping firms.

Product Development

The partners of MMGS are uniquely qualified to handle the many aspects of product development, from inception, to final sale, and the many steps in between.

  • Assistance with formulating product specifications and tech packs.
  • Development of packaging, labels, retail presence, and more.
  • Color standards and approvals.
  • Shipping standards for production.
  • Sample development of new products.
  • Consultation with sales and distribution issues.

Merchandising

Merchandising is a special talent! It takes an open mind and experience in multiple areas. At the very core of this, the individual who manages this process must be a MERCHANT. MMGS has the talent and experience to partner with its clients to effectively create, institute, and manage a successful merchandising program.

  • Assistance in line building and product assortment planning.
  • Competitive product and price point research and review.
  • Prepare and implement a 12 month Merchandise Planning calendar.
  • Network with similar product lines and the factories that supply them.

Consulting Services

Sourcing, product development, and merchandising are always moving targets. MMGS can offer targeted expertise in a variety of ways, whenever the need arises.

  • Planning and preparation for product sourcing, and negotiating
  • Scheduling for import development, production, and shipment
  • Merchandising and product assortment
  • Market research, review, and comparisons
  • Any additional required consultative services

The MatchMakers Difference

PROTECTION

Sourcing anywhere around the globe can be a scary and uncomfortable process. We protect your investment by relying on tried and true factories and thoroughly qualifying new factories. We also offer complete and thorough on site inspection by experienced and trusted inspectors, and provide constant oversight from samples and pricing to delivery of the final product.

RELATIONSHIPS

We bring the experience necessary to protect you from the pitfalls and risks inherent in global sourcing. Our team has over 80 years of experience in sourcing as well as product development, merchandising, and branding. This experience in allows us to become a true partner in developing, producing, and marketing your products.

CONSISTENCY

Let us worry about ensuring your product arrives on time and as expected. You focus on growing your business. Our ability to work consistently with trusted high quality factories, our policy to send in only the best and most trusted inspectors, and our constant monitoring, including personal visits, provides the assurance that the product you receive will be exactly as specified with each and every product.

TRANSPARENCY

MMGS insists on total transparency of FOB costs. You see all invoices and paperwork direct from the factory. All dealings with factories will be totally open to you, with ongoing updates delivered through email, fax, and conference calls. We strive to make sure you have no doubts as to what is happening with the manufacturing of your products. All four MMGS partners are available 24/7 to address any concerns or questions.

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