Merakini Surf Shop Tampa Florida

About

Merakini

Merakini was founded in 2018 as a passion project and underwent a major rebrand and expansion in 2020. We are now a certified retailer and google trusted merchant offering thousands of products across a wide variety of categories and brands. We continue to expand our e-commerce presence across many platforms and are always looking for new opportunities, vendors and brands to partner with.

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Our story

How It Started..

I always said I learned more working for a small business owner in college than I did in college. Merakini is definitely proof of that. While attending University of South Florida I started working at Surf Down Under a popular South Tampa Surf Shop located in Channelside. If you’ve ever worked for a small business for a significant amount of time then you know you will likely wear many hats throughout the years and it was no different here. I learned sales, marketing, inventory management and planning, visual merchandising, purchasing, the list goes on and on. I loved every second of it. It was truly a one of a kind shop that if you ever had the pleasure of shopping at you would never forget. Unfortunately, redevelopment of the Channelside area forced everyone's favorite sip and shop Australian surf shop to close but my love for surf apparel and retail development remained.

F.A.Q.

Where else does Merakini sell?

Merakini sells in person, at pop-up shops and online. We are a certified reseller that sells on several e-commerce platforms like Google, Bing, Instagram, Facebook, Amazon and more. We work closely with our brands and wholesale vendors to ensure we are meeting retail standards, advertising and MAP requirements set forth by the brands. For any wholesale or retail business inquiries please contact business@shopmerakini.com

Who do I contact for general business inquiries?

For business inquiries please email:

business@shopmerakini.com

If it is related to marketing please email:

marketing.team@shopmerakini.com

Please indicate in your subject line what the inquiry is about for example: Wholesale, Sales, Media Request, Marketing etc.

How do I get Merakini Surf Shop to carry my brand or product?

If you are interested in having your products or brand sold at Merakini Surf Shop please email your product info or catalog along with any retailer requirements to:

business@shopmerakini.com

Is Merakini Surf Shop looking to partner with Social Media Influencers?

Merakini Surf Shop is always looking for new opportunities to partner with social media influencers.

At the moment, we are particularly interested in Instagram and TikTok influencers with highly engaged and aligned audiences.

However, we encourage all influencers who feel like we'd be a good fit to reach out.

Send all influencer requests and inquiries to

marketing.team@shopmerakini.com

Please include:

  • What your idea partnership with us would look like.
  • General information about your audience including following size, engagement reach, demographics etc.
  • If you have set rates, please include those. Please include whether or not you have any flexibility within your rates and what that would look like.
  • If you do not have set rates please give us a general idea of what you are looking for in terms of payment and / or products.
  • Links to your social media profiles.

Feel free to send over any resumes, rate sheets, media kits, portfolios, etc that you may already have prepared as well.

We also encourage you to apply for our affiliate program. It is a great way for social influencers, bloggers, media writers and journalists to make money. You also have the ability to request commission increases on specific items relative to your audience as well as marketing assets to help convert. Join Affiliate Program

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Every small purchase , makes a big difference.

Merakini is a woman and native american owned small business and customer focused e-commerce retailer. We work hard to keep our prices competitive, shipping free and customer service friendly.

At Merakini you'll find a wide variety of products from independent artists, boutique exclusive brands as well as luxury name brands and indie brands you may recognize from stores like Anthropologie, Buckle and Urban Outfitters.

Our business doesn't exist without our customers trust and support. Every review, like, share and order is celebrated behind the scenes. The beauty of shopping small is that when you place an order, someone on the other side is doing a little happy dance.