5 Things You Didn't Know About Zumiez
- Zumiez hosts its own foundation to support the needy. It began in 2002 by giving blankets and flannel shirts to the homeless from their store.
- Zumiez sponsors a skateboard tournament called Best Foot Forward. They pride themselves on giving back to the customers who love their gear.
- Your local Zumiez store is most likely the shipping point for your online orders, meaning you get faster service. They launched this system December 2015.
- Zumiez was originally founded in 1978 in Lynnwood, WA to provide gear for the local skateboarders. It has grown to include surf and snowboard gear.
- In addition to a fantastic online store, Zumiez has over 500 retail stores distributed across the United States and Canada.
How to Redeem a Coupon Code at Zumiez
Zumiez does not currently have a box on its website to input a coupon or promo code for a discount on your purchase, but Giving Assistant is working to get you the best deals on shoes and other accessories that skaters love. Stay tuned for great deals from this skating company.
If you receive a discount code in your email from Zumiez, clicking the link and then making a purchase on the website will automatically update your balance with the discount.
There are two different discounted areas within the tabs of the home page of the Zumiez website. One, a sale page, is always changing, and often the sale details are also mentioned on the main page's banner. A second outlet page lets you shop by gender and age, as well as by deal, percent off, and category of item. Sale prices are clearly listed next to original prices, and if they qualify for additional deals, like a buy one (or two or three) and get one free, that is also listed right below. There are separate tabs for Zumiez outlet clothing, shoes, accessories, and snow.
In 1978, Tom Campion and Gary Haakenson combined their love of skateboarding with a little business knowledge, and formed the first area store geared toward skaters, motocross riders, and other active people. They not only carried the gear that was needed to do this, but they also brought in a lot of the fashion that was a central part of the movement. The first store was called "Above the Belt", and was located in the Northgate Mall in a suburb of Seattle. Today, the store is renamed Zumiez, and has a large online presence in addition to over 500 retail locations in the United States and Canada.
Today's Zumiez caters to all kinds of outdoor lifestyle sports. Skating, snowboarding, mountain, motocross and BMX biking, surfing and all of the extreme smaller sports that have come out of these. The clothing styles that come with these have become a fashion statement for many teens and young adults who don't participate in any of these things, but want to look current and edgy. As they have grown, they have purchased some of their competitors, like Blue Tomato. Today's store is a combination of gear like Boardwise, and fashion similar to PacSun.
One of the things that makes Zumiez stand out is their level of giving back to the community. This began when poor Tom Halpern would take his meager earnings and buy a bag of potatoes for the hungry in his Snohomish community. Extra flannel shirts and blankets that were marked down for clearance would be donated to the same populations as a charity gift. Zumiez today has created a large foundation to continue the spirit of giving, which they started in 2005, after they went public, to ensure that future CEOs would always have giving back as a key component of the Zumiez business plan. Much of this strategy focuses on giving away cold weather gear and blankets to the homeless or needy in places with cold winters. In 2012, they donated more than 180,000 items to charities in 21 states. This meant that more than 60,000 men, women and children were able to spend the winter a little bit warmer.
Zumiez also continues to give to their customer base. They sponsor concert tours at their store, like the 2005 Couch tour, which offered free concerts and professional skateboarding demonstrations. As a bonus, they created a talent search competition, and allowed amateurs to show their stuff to sponsors looking for new talent to represent. In 2015, they sponsored the best foot forward skateboarding competition series, which again was a venue for touring professionals, with some opportunities for amateurs to get noticed by the right people.
If you're a skateboarder, you'll also appreciate their many professional skate videos like Ishod Wair: Real x Zumiez, which shows how Zumiez gear and clothing helps Ishod Wair succeed in his career as a professional skater. If you're not a skateboarder, Zumiez still gives one of a kind experiences away through their stash program. They give generous points for shopping, browsing through and interacting with their social media, and even opening their emails. These points can be redeemed for unique gear, but they can also be used to trade in for autographed gear from professional athletes and music artists, trips to Zumiez sponsored events, and other experiences. Though the original owners have long since let go of the reins, Zumiez has never lost their commitment to supporting their customers.
Zumiez Social Media Links
Zumiez on Facebook: Go here for information on sales, Zumiez sponsored events, and great new gear.
Zumiez on Twitter: Go here for flash info on sales, brands, events and more.
Zumiez on Pinterest: Find great, wearable styles and Zumiez-only exclusive clothes here.
Zumiez on Instagram: See their latest items before they even hit the stores, and great new ways to wear classics.
Zumiez on YouTube: Learn to skate, watch the latest collections, or watch Zumiez professional events and demonstrations.
Zumiez Contact Info
Phone: (877) 828-6929
4001 204th Street SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036
1346 Railroad Street
Corona, CA 92882-1840