REI is short of Recreational Equipment, Inc., it’s a retail corporation that focuses on outdoor recreation. REI is known for its product, like camping gear, sporting goods, and travel equipment, which is spreading around the world. REI is also known for offering vacation and outdoor courses services.
It was in 1935, Lloyd and Mary Anderson, Seattle based outdoor enthusiast, thought to a better way of purchasing gear for their activity. At that time, the ice axes market were not abundant. There are only cheap-low quality ice axes, and to get better quality, they could only get a hefty overpriced imitation of Austrian ice axe, which is also not that good compared to the real one.
Austrian Ice Axe
Frustrated by that, Lloyd ordered ice axes from Austria. Although facing a hard time translating German language, he was helped by Mary’s German skills. By buying straight from Austria, the ice axe is delivered at the price of 3.5 US dollars. It was very cheap compared to the imitation which cost 20 US dollars at that time.
The company was known for its rooted cooperation with their membership. REI Company was providing a high-quality pickaxe and become a medium for the outdoor enthusiast to gather, train, and share information about their interest.
REI was still rooted from a co-op company concept. Used for Whittaker when climbing Mount Everest, REI is also committed to preserve nature. REI initiative about the environment was about making a carbon-neutral adventure and making it production powered by green energy.
Contacting REI Headquarter
You could deliver your complaint, research study, and business inquiry, into REI headquarter. And if you are enthusiastic about outdoor adventure, feel free to join the REI membership by contacting REI. Here is the information about REI corporate headquarter.
The physical address of REI headquarters is 6750 S 228th St, Kent, WA 98032, USA. And if you want to send a mail, you could use this address P.O. Box 1938 Sumner, WA 98390.
if you want to reach the headquarter, try to call 1-253-395-3780. if you want to reach the customer service, call 1-253-891-2500. These number should enable you to contact them.
They don’t share their official email. But you could kindly ask the email to the customer service. Make sure you explain your intention why you need the email.
The official website of REI is rei.com. It contains many information about REI, like news, press release, product information, membership, and story. The products are diversified by the tabs, like camping, cycle, paddle, run, snow, travel, yoga. They also sell their fashion line up on the website.