Customer Testimonials

What Our Customers are Saying

They have been an important supplier since I opened my business 7 years ago. Very easy to deal with and always looking for new and exciting merchandise for us to sell. Willing to help with any question you might have. Just good people to work with.

Dave Jacobsen, Nordic Northwoods ~ Hayward, WI

Scandinavian Specialties is always a pleasure to work with. They have quality, unique products and always have something new. Their customer service is also excellent. They are quick to answer questions and ship product. I appreciate the range of products they carry. I can find items in a variety of prices and genres to fit my variety of customer shopping needs.

Saara Matthews, Finn Ware of Oregon ~ Astoria OR

Scandinavian Specialties gets 5*s from House of Scandinavia gift shop in Rapid City, SD for exceptional service. They have an excellent variety of quality fairly priced products. The staff seems to “know” us and what we sell, And keep us posted on new products and availability. Service is prompt, necessary backorders are well tracked and special-orders recognized. Bruce and Liv and their very knowledgeable gals are always helpful, real friends and pleasant to visit with.

Jean and Carmen, House of Scandinavia ~ Rapid City, SD

We love Scandinavian Specialties! Wonderful customer service, quality products, and a wealth of knowledge!

Callie Walsh, Hemslojd, Inc. ~ Kansas

Working with the crew at Scandinavian Specialties, as we have done for a long time, is a real delight! Whether in person at the market, via phone or e-mail, our questions are answered promptly and thoroughly. We appreciate the beautiful lines they represent and respect their efforts to bring new product to the market. We look forward to many more years of working with Scandinavian Specialties.

Maria Jeremiason, Swedish Kontur Imports ~ Saint Peter, MN

Scandinavian Specialties is a family business that provides service you just don’t get at other showrooms. The customer service is personal and exceptional. I love Dansk Symkkekunst, it is our top selling jewelry for design, quality and price point.

The friendly personal service I receive from Scandinavian Specialties makes such a difference for me and my business.

Sarah Quickel, Enchante ~ Stillwater, MN

Scandinavian Specialties has been one of our top vendors since we took ownership of our store 6 years ago. They are very good at bringing what’s “new” to their product line to keep updated, fresh and current! For example, the Alrun runic pendants and Ozone socks do especially well for us! The staff is very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful with quick turn arounds in delivery.

Heidi Bergerson & Sandy Sheets, Scandinavian Gift Shop ~ Alexandria, MN

We love working with Scandinavian Specialties! Laila, Kristin and Heidi are so nice and easy-going. We began ordering with Scan Spec because of the Ozone socks. They sell well and we re-order them often. This is especially exciting for us because we are primarily a food store. Our customers see the Ozone socks – which are really beautiful and well-priced – and they cannot resist them! Recently we picked up the Gudrun Walla eco dish cloths line from Scan Spec. They, too, fly out the door!

Lora Wiley, Au Marché ~ Lawrence, KS

We have been doing business with Scandinavian Specialties for more than a decade. The Scan Spec team is great to work with and are always friendly, helpful, and prompt. I love the quick shipping and consistent service. We added the Ozone line of socks to the store 3 years and are continuously impressed by how well they sell. Ozone is one of our most consistent selling products. There is such a variety of colors and designs, that we get many return customers looking to expand their collections. Ozone displays well and is really an eye catching section of our store. I recommend this line to any store looking to add a little color and fun!

Kimi, Norske Nook Kaffe Hus ~ Osseo, WI

Iverson’s Imports has worked with Scandinavian Specialties since it’s origin and we have always appreciated the product selection, personal and efficient service and the effort on their part to offer unique and well priced imports. Our emphasis on Scandinavian Design has proven to be a good fit for the wholesaler-retailer relationship.

Paula, Iverson’s Imports ~ St. Louis Park, MN

Liv, Bruce, Laila, and Heidi are practically family. They care about my business – and me, and my employees – and I care about them. They amaze with their ability to pay attention to what we need and are interested in, and to keep us informed – the epitome of personal service! And, they happen to import some really great stuff, products I can be proud to carry. They are the best!

Julie Ingebretsen, Ingebretsen’s Scandinavian Gifts ~ Minneapolis, MN

We have been working with Scandinavian Specialties for over 20 years and have had nothing but a great experience every time we shop there.

They are always looking for something new and unique to bring in to offer us and are very open to our suggestions and ideas as to what we need in our stores. It seems for every market there is always something new to show us!

Everyone who works at Scandinavian Specialties is very informative about their products and if they’re not sure of something they will always find out the answer to our questions.

The customer service is always great! They will ship products when you need them and usually have products in stock for reorders. They ship them out fast and complete. They will also call when they have something to ship to see if we need anything else so as to save us shipping charges.

The family friendly atmosphere at Scandinavian Specialties is always a fun and relaxed place to shop. We would highly recommend you check out their products!

Sue and Linda, Stabo Scandinavian Imports ~ Fargo and Bismark, ND

Scandinavian Specialties is not only one of our TOP vendors, but also one of our favorites. Their entire family and staff is integral in our daily efforts.
We look forward to working with all of them-Bruce, Liv, Kristin, Laila, and Heidi several times a year.

The quality and saleability of their jewelry, socks, Tomtes and much more has helped us increase our sales substantially.

For great product, service, and a positive business experience-we recommend them enthusiastically. We genuinely are thankful for working with them the past twelve years.

MaryAnn Jindra, Gustaf’s Up North Galleries ~ Lindstrom, MN.

Since beginning my job of buying Scandinavian product nine months ago, Scandinavian Specialties quickly became my favorite distributor with whom to work. This family-owned/operated business has given personal & thorough attention to our needs as a museum store and has given honest product recommendations and sell-through statistics based on their many years of experience with Scandinavian goods. They’re small but mighty, and have a good sense for product that both appeals to customers (& moves!). I look forward to making their showroom in Hopkins my first stop on buying trips, and their genuine kindness sets the tone for my day! I now know the whole family and love supporting them. Hard-working, consummate professionals—great business, great family!

Rick Sellen, Retail Manager, American Swedish Institute ~ Minneapolis, MN