Distributor Something Inked (PPAI 492323) in Nashville, Tennessee, has joined AIA Corporation’s (PPAI 101364) distributor community. Something Inked is an independently-owned branding, marketing, design, e-commerce and merchandise company serving the retail, sports and concert merchandise markets for more than eight years.

“We are thrilled to welcome Something Inked to the AIA Community,” says Matt Gresge, chief executive officer of AIA Corporation. “Since its inception, Something Inked has been incredibly successful and is poised for additional growth over the next year. It’s with this growth in mind that AIA will come alongside Something Inked, as we do with all our owners, to provide the great service, tools and best-of-breed technology to grow their business with confidence, and help them meet their growing demand, while still prioritizing customer service.”

Currently, Something Inked has more than 125 employees and a 57,000 square-foot warehouse; an expansion of 40,000 square feet and adding another 50 employees is on the horizon within the next 12 months.

“Our focus has always been our strong relationships with customers,” says Oliver Landry, president of Something Inked. “Anyone can sell merchandise, but it’s the service we provide that keeps them coming back, and for us, that’s a point of pride. We were attracted to AIA because we could retain our independence, while still benefiting from their investments in forward-thinking technology, sales support, and a shared vision for the future of our industry––all to continue to provide our customers with the best service and products.”

David Schneiderman, vice president of marketing services for Something Inked, adds, “Our future is bright, and we are gearing up to launch an on-demand service for individual sales, increase our e-commerce business, and expand our corporate profile. Becoming part of the AIA Community only enables this continued growth and allows us to implement new ways to increase customer service.”