euroSource was founded March of 1999 in the community of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA. operated by two stay-at-home dads, it was a natural mix of entreprenurial spirit and child rearing, teaching, cooking, ...
In the Beginning
euroSource was conceived in December of 1998 when I wanted to purchase some European toys like I had seen in Europe, but couldn't locate a source in the USA. What I did locate was an importer in New York who would sell me cases of toys from Germany, Italy and Spain. The internet (and especially e-commerce) was young then and an e-commerce venture to sell the toys became successful.
Moving Towards Branded Stores
At the start euroSource worked with a single importer and used the web site to move toys from them to you. Eventually, there were many suppliers in Europe and a beautiful specialty web store developed. Through visits to the International Toy Fair in Nuremberg Germany, we identify partners for wider brand distribution within the United States. Now we're partnering with our European suppliers to open branded stores so that it is possible to offer a wider selection of items from a single supplier.
We are guided by three simple principles:
- Provide European toys that encourage a child's development rather than entertain them.
- Provide an excellent customer experience through all interactions, virtual and physical.
- Be honest in all our business dealings.
In our everyday operations, we try to operate as "greenly" as possible. That means reuse first, recycle second. All of our packing materials come from local businesses with incoming shipments. We keep it from entering the waste stream. We also reuse boxes. Sometimes you may receive your shipment in a box that was used for one of our incoming shipments or used by a local business. Please reuse too!
Meet the Family
euroSource LLC is run by the Hertzler family.
Enjoying the heart of life that includes juggling family, business and church. Add biking, gardening, traveling and staying environmentally 'green'. "Dad, can't we drive to market? No, son, biking saves money, keeps you fit, AND saves otters, penguins and all those other animals you like!"
Happily being an organizer by day for Franklin & Marshall College and keeping that college fund going. Wish there was more time for those finely prepared meals, but alas convenience sometimes trumps 'finely'. "Mom, can you play Wii with me? Yes, but my tennis arm is sore!"
Begrudgingly attending school because that is what boys do. But lucky enough to be successful and to cruise through lessons, lectures and chores and anything else thrown past. "Think I'll grab that blanket and read."
Begrudgingly attending school because that is what boys do. Is there an echo in here? The real question, and there are many - when's dinner, where's that hat and can I make eggs? "Datwhog disog doingog donog?"
Always looking at you with those big brown eyes and tail wagging. "Please take me outside, throw the ball, woof."