POINT 3’s growth to date has been driven primarily by selling domestically in the U.S., but we know there are millions of ballplayers all over the world who could benefit from what Dime, Slam, and many others have dubbed "The World’s Best Basketball Gear."
To help our fans outside the U.S. get their hands on our gear, we now have four international distributors, all in different parts of the world.
Our very first international distributor Korispiste, based in Helsinki, Finland, was signed in 2014. You might not think of Finland as a huge hoops hotbed (unless you’re a big Lauri Markkanen fan), but the game has been on the rise there, lead by the Finnish Men’s National Team, aka the Wolfpack, and its performances at events like Eurobasket 2017 and the FIBA World Cup in 2014.
Now we're excited to announce three more markets to the mix: The Philippines, Italy, and Uruguay!
Now hoopheads in the Philippines will be able to get their hands on POINT 3 gear as well, via the POINT 3 Philippines web site.
“Basketball is the king of sports in the Philippines and it plays a huge part in their culture. We are confident that POINT 3 has every potential to be big brand here in the country,” says Enes Turgut, CEO, UTP Group of Companies, which is the exclusive distributor of POINT 3 in the Philippines. “We look forward to a long partnership with POINT 3 and we're all excited to bring this high-quality international brand to the Filipinos."
Our second new distributor, BasketHood, draws its name from the link between basketball and brotherhood. The specialty basketball store in Brescia, Italy, is run by two brothers, Paolo and Gianpiero Giacomelli, who have both played hoops since their childhood. They are building a great community around their store and are very excited to add POINT 3 to their product mix.
“We are ballplayers ourselves, and when we learned about POINT 3, we knew we needed to have it for sale in our store,” says Paolo Giacomelli, owner of the store. “We can’t wait to introduce it to our loyal and growing customer base.”
While BasketHood is a brick and mortar store, all of their products are available to ship nationally.
Our third new international distributor, Great Company in Uruguay, has been in the sporting goods business for a long time already. They’re a known distributor for Molten basketballs in Uruguay, and while Uruguay itself isn’t yet a huge basketball market, they’re neighbors to the north, Argentina, have been South America’s leading hoops market for years.
“We have been following POINT 3 for a few years already and are excited to introduce them to the basketball community in South America,” says Pablo Sere, Director, Great Corporation Ltda. “POINT 3’s innovative products stand out and give players a real advantage on the court - something we believe will help us grow in a very competitive marketplace."
So if you’re looking for POINT 3 gear outside of the U.S., you can check out our International distributors list.
And if your country isn’t represented here, please feel free to introduce us to basketball stores and dealers in your market.
See you on the court (all over the world)!
WRITTEN BY: Mikko Simon, Chief Operating Officer
###To know more about Point 3 Products in the Philippines, visit point3philippines.com