Become a Retailer

Carrying the Ciciban Brand

Ciciban is one of the few remaining children's footwear brands still designed and physically manufactured in Europe. Ciciban shoes are of extremely high quality and feature innovative, orthopedically-correct designs crafted from the finest natural materials. The Ciciban brand presents your store with a high-end product offering for that savvy and quality-minded customer. Ciciban shoes present extremely well on display shelves and customers are immediately drawn to them. Our product lines include outdoor footwear for all seasons as well as light and anatomically-supportive indoor footwear for home, daycare, kindergarten and school use.

Benefits of becoming an authorized Ciciban retailer

Set Your Business Apart: Carrying one of the oldest and most respected European children's footwear brands not only distinguishes your store from the sea of mediocre competitors all vying to sell the same value brands at the lowest price, it also makes great business sense.

Impress Your Customers: Your customers will love Ciciban shoes. Plain and Simple! Inspiring designs, outstanding fit, tremendous support and comfort for children's developing feet combined with the parents' confidence in high quality and good value of Ciciban shoes will be a sure source of praise and many word-of-mouth referrals for your store.

Complimentary Promotional Materials: Ciciban Canada will supply you with various marketing and promotional materials with Ciciban branding.

Stores Directory Listing: Ciciban Canada will display your store's contact information on our website to customers looking for Ciciban retailers in their area.

Becoming a Ciciban Retailer

Becoming an authorized retailer is simple:

  • You must own or operate a physical storefront.
  • We require an initial purchase of a minimum of fifty (50) pairs of footwear. This can include shoes, boots, sandals, rain boots, slippers or any combination thereof. There is no minimum quantity requirement on any subsequent order, however.
  • Your order can be placed using your own Purchase Order or by downloading and filling out our PDF Order Form and scanning the forms and emailing them back to info_AT_ciciban_DOT_ca,
    by faxing them to 613-702-4616
    or mailing them to us at:

    Ciciban Canada Inc.
    21 Antares Dr, Suite 101
    Ottawa, ON K2E 7T8
    Canada

Ciciban Manufacturing, Ordering and Delivery Model

Our factory makes two (2) production runs per year. During each production run, the factory manufactures only the styles and sizes that the stores have ordered out of the previously-released catalogues. Once all the orders have been received and tallied up, the production run is initiated. Once the production run is completed there is no further opportunity to add to an existing order. This is why it is important for authorized distributors to order a sufficient supply of sizes and styles suitable for their demographic. As the factory's North American representative, Ciciban Canada will typically import and stock an additional discretionary quantity of footwear above and beyond what the stores have submitted during the pre-order period. However, this discretionary stock is limited, so there is no guarantee of ongoing availability of a particular size or style.

Our collections start at European size 17, and go up to size 41.

Types of Orders

There are two (2) types of orders that active retailers can place with Ciciban Canada:

Seasonal Factory Pre-Orders

Seasonal Factory Pre-Orders are placed semi-annually, once in April for models from the upcoming Fall/Winter Collection and once in October for models from the upcoming Spring/Summer Collection. By using the Factory Pre-Order mechanism, a store is able to secure any style, any size and any desired quantity. The only requirement placed on these orders is that they be comprised of a minimum of six (6) pairs per model and colour. Because each pre-order is made by the factory specifically for your store, we require a 30% non-refundable deposit for all pre-orders.

Stock Refill Orders

A Stock Refill Order may be placed any time after the factory shipment has arrived from Europe to Ciciban Canada's warehouse. The shipments typically arrive in Canada in February-March for the Spring/Summer Collection and in August-September for the Fall/Winter Collection. Unlike the seasonal factory pre-order where each retailer is able to secure any style, size and quantity from the catalogue, Stock Refill Orders may be limited by the availability of Ciciban Canada's contingency stock. While we strive to order enough supplemental stock from the factory to support potential re-orders from our retailers, we do not carry unlimited stock of each and every catalogue model style nor size. We cannot guarantee the availability of our supplemental stock; all our retailers have access on a first-come, first-served basis.

Ciciban Manufacturing, Ordering and Delivery Timeline

Our manufacturing and ordering cycle may present a challenge for some stores that normally commit their seasonal budgets six (6) to eight (8) months ahead of the collection arrival date.

A graphical overview of the Ciciban Manufacturing, Ordering and Delivery Timeline may be downloaded in PDF format below:

For the Fall/Winter Collection:

  1. Ciciban Canada sends out the upcoming collection catalogues to its retailers in March.
  2. Stores submit their pre-orders by April.
  3. Ciciban Canada consolidates all its retailers' orders along with its own supplemental stock and submits a single large order to our factory for manufacturing.
  4. Ciciban Canada's warehouses receive first stock deliveries in late August and the last ones in late October, depending on the specific model.
  5. Orders are dispatched to stores within three (3) days of being received by our warehouse and inspected by our Quality Assurance Department.

Our Fall/Winter collections include shoes and boots lined with leather, textile,and fleece, as well as winter boots, rain boots, and slippers.

For the Spring/Summer Collection:

  1. Ciciban Canada sends out the upcoming collection catalogues to its retailers in September.
  2. Stores submit their pre-orders by October.
  3. Ciciban Canada consolidates all its retailers' orders along with its own supplemental stock and submits a single order to our factory for manufacturing.
  4. Ciciban Canada's warehouses receive first stock deliveries in late February and the last ones in late April, depending on the specific model.
  5. Orders are dispatched to stores within three (3) days of being received by our warehouse and inspected by our Quality Assurance Department.

Our Spring/Summer collections include closed and open shoes and sandals, as well as slippers.

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