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We sell our products to five customer groups as listed on the right.

In addition to selling to Wholesale and Professional customers Worldwide, we also sell directly to the retail market. We offer such a wide range of specialized products for fiber artists that virtually none of our resellers offers the complete product line. Therefore, in order to get our products to market, we find that we must sell to all customer segments. 

Retail Customers
We sell our products to retail customers (end users). Retail customers should check with their LYS to see if they can purchase our items from them as well but if your LYS does not carry our products, have them contact us and we can explain to them what the requirements are for opening a new account.
When retail customers register in our shopping cart, they do not have to enter any special registration code. Also, when shopping in our Store, retail customers can simply shop as a "Guest" and thereby avoid the registration process altogether. Registering makes it easier the next time you shop by retaining information in our system about you.
Customer TypeCan purchase fromNKK Discounts Available
1. NKK online/phone
2. Retails shops
3. Catalog/internet Co
Professional Courtesy
See Note 1
1. NKK online/phoneYes, at Prof
Ctsy price
(Halfway between Retail & Whse)
See Note 2
1. NKK online/phoneYes
Whse price
See Note 3
1. NKK online/phone
Prof Ctsy price
Educational facilities
See Note 4
1. NKK online/phone
Prof Ctsy price
Notes for above Table

  • Note 1: Professional Courtesy customers must meet the requirements on the left side of this page.
  • Note 2: Wholesale customers must meet the requirements on the left side of this page.
  • Notes 3 and 4 - Government customers must provide some proof that they are part of a local, state, or Federal government organization. Educational customers must do the same by supplying information about their affiliation with an educational institution. In all cases, the equipment being purchased must be part of an approved project or activity for that organization that involves working with yarn. 

For all customers receiving Professional Courtesy pricing, if the customer spends over $1,250 at Professional Courtesy prices, then NKK may reduce the price for that order to wholesale price levels. This offer only applies to the initial order and orders cannot be accumulated over time in order to reach the $1,250 minimum.

Educational and Government Purchasers
You are entitled to our Professiaonlo Courtesy poricing. If you spend over $1,250 on your initial order, we are happy to extend to you our Wholesale Pricing. Please contact us for more information.
Professional Courtesy
Small business owners who are designers, teachers, indie dyers, fiber processors, or other businesses involved in the fiber arts can earn a substantial discount from retail prices. We are happy to extend a discount to such companies. 

Professional Courtesy
  • You need to have a business which is involved in the fiber arts.
  • You need a State Tax ID or other proof that you are a business and not just practicing a hobby.
  • You need a website that we can visit that demonstrates that you are a fiber related business.
  • You need either a physical location or a website address from which you sell products or services.
  • You do not plan to resell our products but you need NKK tools to use within your own business

Note: Professional courtesy prices are halfway between retail and wholesale prices (sample: an item is priced at $100 retail and the wholesale price is $60, then the Prof Ctsy price is $80. We only offer Prof. Ctsy. prices on major equipment purchases (ball winders, swifts, electronic meters) typically.


You need to have a brick and mortar or an Internet business (or be a company that sells products at fiber shows) which sells fiber related products.
You must sell products other than just your own (otherwise apply for a Prof. Courtesy account instead).
A state Tax ID or other license that shows that you are a licensed business.
You want to actively resell NKK products and plan to buy products for inventory.
In addition, you may also plan to buy NKK equipment for your shop use.

For Wholesale customers, we have a minimum opening order requirement of $300.00 of which a minimum of $150 must be for items used for resale in your business (i.e not for ball winders, swifts, or electronic meters). The $300 minimum is based on whse pricies. 

This can be satisfied in any of the following ways:
  • Most popular method for new shops - Order a New Shop Special which includes a ball winder and a selection of our popular products. You save 10% from whse prices when you get this predetermined kit. Register in this site and you can see the list of items.
  • Custom Gauges - Order 125 or more of our customized needle gauges.
  • Ala carte order - Put your own order together totaling $300 or more at Whse prices * (you forfeit the 10% savings)
  • New! Order a minimum of three Heavy Duty Ball Winders at the same time in one order at full wholesale pricing (no additional discount)

* Note - if you only want one ball winder or one ball winder and a swift, then you must also purchase at least $150 worth of other items for resale or you will only receive the Professional Courtesy prices.
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