PA Wilds Conservation Shops

Shop the PA Wilds! 

The PA Wilds Center spends thousands of dollars a year buying inventory and value-added products directly from local businesses and craftspeople for its gift shops. This creates important work opportunities on our rural landscape that help support families and communities. When you spend locally on our commerce platforms, it allows us to spend locally on inventory, and then those businesses spend a large part of that investment locally. It’s one great big reinforcing circle of goodness, and we appreciate you being part of it.

PA Wilds Conservation Shop
at Kinzua Bridge State Park

Our flagship store opened in August 2016 and has been helping local makers expand their markets while also providing travelers with an opportunity to “take home a piece of the Pennsylvania Wilds” while visiting the Kinzua Bridge Skywalk, an impressive attraction in the region. It’s a win-win that provides an economic boost to our rural communities.

ShopthePaWilds.com

Our online PA Wilds Conservation Shop allows travelers, locals and anyone who loves the PA Wilds to easily go online and purchase products made in the region. The site includes information about the makers who produced the products, allowing these buyers to learn more about the story behind their purchased goods. Featured products are currently pulled from our inventory at the brick-and-mortar Conservation Shop.

PA Wilds Conservation Shop at the
Lycoming County Visitors Information Center 

This pop-up shop opened April 2018 in Williamsport, the largest city in the Pennsylvania Wilds. Tens of thousands of people live in the city, and many more visit throughout the year for some of its signature events, including Little League Baseball, which hosts international teams. Products are geared toward the local natural assets and themes, such as baseball tees and gear reminiscent of the Pine Creek Rail Trail, a 63-mile bike trail with a terminus in Lycoming County.

Does it matter where the stuff you buy comes from?

We think know so.

Which is why we source products at our PA Wilds Conservation Shops from makers in the Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania.

Steps for becoming a vendor:

1

STEP 1: Open Call.
(apply online)

Eligible producers can submit information via the online application to be considered as a vendor in the gift shop. Eligibility requirements are listed below.

Apply Now

2

STEP 2: Buyers’ Pack
(invite only)

PA Wilds Conservation Shop staff
will invite selected vendors
(via email) to submit a buyers’ pack for further consideration.

Our team will contact you. 

3

STEP 3: Orders placed.
(invite only)

Once buyers’ packs have been reviewed, selected producers will be contacted and a buying meeting will be scheduled to place an initial order.

Our team will contact you.

Vendor Eligibility.

We’re looking for producers that can fit these three main criteria.

WILDS COOPERATIVE
MEMBERS

Vendors must be Professional Level Creative Makers or Creative Service Partners in the Wilds Cooperative. Not a member? Learn how to join now.

PREFERRED TERMS

We purchase our inventory (no consignment) to stock the gift shop and preference will be given to vendors that can extend Net 30 terms..

WHOLESALE PRICING

Vendors must create work that can be reproduced and sold in quantities of 20 or more and offer wholesale pricing (we use keystone pricing to calculate our retail pricing).

DO YOU FIT THE BILL?

If you are an eligible member of the Wilds Cooperative (WCO) with a product that’s ready for sale at the PA Wilds Conservation Shop, apply now.

APPLY NOW TO BECOME A VENDOR

Questions? 

FAQs