Clubs of America
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Clubs of America is a family business, built the way many other great American companies were built: on a dream and a lot of hard work.
In 1994, Doug and Dirk Doretti had an idea, based on two things that were happening at the time. Book clubs and CD music clubs were real popular; the brothers felt it was a unique way to run a business with subscription products delivered to your home. Back then small microbreweries were just catching on with the American public; these local brewmasters were not only passionate about their craft, they were producing the very best beers in the country. Many of these beers were only available within a limited small radius of these microbreweries so they we’re hard to find.
So why not home delivery with a Microbrewery Beer of the Month Club? Inspired, Doug and Dirk jumped right in. And for those tough first years, the brothers lived lean, recruiting family members to help them pack-and-ship the beer club orders.
“It was a struggle, but a labor of love. “We were determined to succeed no matter what,” says Doug, now CEO. “Our first month’s shipment was only 40 packages. Still, we stayed positive, worked really hard and kept our reputation strong. The important thing was — we took care of our customers first.”
In the end, the customers took care of them. Word of mouth went viral and brought many more members. Before long the national media began to take notice. The Doretti brothers and their unique mail order company was featured on Good Morning America, Fox News and many TV segments, they were interviewed for numerous live radio broadcasts and written about in a host of major publications such as USA Today and Entrepreneur Magazine. The national PR exposure helped spur more rapid growth and the brothers continued to work seven days a week, just to keep up with the orders.
Since they began in 1994 with beer, customers asked for more monthly gift clubs so they launched — wine, flowers, cigars, coffee, fruit, pizza and chocolate of the month — and Clubs of America began to take shape as a one stop shop for subscription clubs and this was before the internet when customers called in a 800 phone number to place orders. Then in 1996 the internet was starting to take shape for a new place to shop so the brothers registered their first domain name greatclubs.com in 1996. Now, after 28 years in business and a major force in ecommerce — they now have a full staff of dedicated office and warehouse employees and after shipping nearly 3 million gift packages to nationwide customers since day one — the brothers could finally relax. Right?
“Well, not fully relax,” says Doug. “While these days we have our family involved in running the business day to day with us, we’re still hands-on as ever. We love what we do. We love innovating, diversifying and creating more products and services. We roll up our sleeves and we get involved in bringing the best quality and service to all our customers. It’s an awesome feeling to know that you’re in the business of making people happy by delivering incredible products to their door.
We offer carefully chosen, rare and exotic selections from around the world, delivered to your door each month. Our judging panel is comprised of experts in their fields. Our wine specialist, for example, is a true connoisseur with over 40 years of experience in the wine industry. Clubs of America is committed to exceeding your expectations, with superior products that reflect the special nature of your gift.
"I don’t know where they find these wines, but they’re far better than I ever expected!"- Marie R Austin, Texas
Most of our monthly offerings are available only to Clubs of America customers. These are the finest products of their kind and many are made to order in special batches just for us. You may have sampled and enjoyed some of these items in your travels, but rarely will you find them in your local supermarket or specialty store. We’re pleased to bring you the very best we can find each month, at a price that’s virtually impossible to duplicate.
"I love this gift. Great selection — I couldn't have picked better beers myself."- Craig S. Riverside, CA
Clubs of America has always been focused on bringing you the absolute highest quality. Our eight monthly clubs are also focused on delivering the best value for your premium gift selections. Each monthly shipment will arrive on schedule and will be attractively packaged, in keeping with the unique and special nature of its contents. In addition, every shipment includes our complimentary monthly Expeditions Newsletter for that club, and is backed by our extraordinary customer service.
"The flowers are great! My husband hit a home run with this one."- Kristi H. Madison, Wisc
Established in 1994 as the original Gift of the Month Club, we have delivered millions of gift club shipments to tens of thousands of satisfied customers just like you. Over the years a great number of celebrities, politicians and Fortune 500 corporations have also become members. Our loyal team has worked hard to build and maintain our reputation as the nation’s premier gift club specialist. We will always be passionate about our commitment to the highest quality products and service for our members.
"I can't tell you how much I love my new, different coffee every month!"- Elise C. Reading, Pa.
When you care enough to give a Clubs of America membership, you have the right to expect that your gift will arrive at its destination on time, in perfect condition, in the months you specified — with no surprises. Problems are rare, but if an issue should come up, please know that we will always make it right for you. Just call our Customer Service Department toll-free at 1-800-800-9122 any weekday between 9am and 5 pm Central Time.
"I love my fruit every month! Fresh fruit at the door is a nice surprise, especially in the winter!"- Kristin B. Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
You always have the option to individualize any of our gift club plans. Purchase two, three, four, six or 12 months. Your membership can begin in any month you specify and you can choose delivery plans for every month, every two months or every three months. You can pre-pay in full, or pay monthly. In short, with Clubs of America, you don’t have to worry about trying to fit into our plan; rather, we’ll always make it easy to match your gift-giving needs!
"We ordered this for my son in college; he looks forward to it every month. If only I could get it delivered more often."- Terry M. Gainesville, Fla.