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Brand Media Guide

Incentive Merchandise Fulfillment

Primary Products and Services

IMF provides a one-stop resource for brand-name merchandise for any type of business or event gifting, incentive, or amenity program, including event and welcome and thank-you gifts.

The IMF team handles the tedious process of sourcing, branding, bundling, packaging,
and delivering merchandise while its clients concentrate on everything else to make their program a success. IMF helps select precisely the right brands and products that make the most sense for its clients’ brand, program objectives, audience, and budget.

Company Story

IMF is a division of Certif-A-Gift®, which for over 65 years has devoted its efforts to making the corporate gift-giving process a pleasurable and memorable experience for all. The Incentive Merchandise Fulfillment division was created specifically for those companies that need brand and product selection, packing, customizing, and shipping only. IMF works with many of the leading incentive, recognition, loyalty and promotional companies to help customers meet unique bulk purchasing needs of brand name products.

A personable team of representatives assists employers in developing programs that inspire engagement, productivity and healthy competition in the workplace.

Today, Linda Tobutt, President, and Andy Tobutt, Chief Executive Officer, are carrying on the spirit of innovation sparked by the founder. In addition, the third generation is already in place with sons Ryan, Director of Sales and Client Relations, and Alex, Operations Manager, involved in overseeing many of the departments.

Certif-A-Gift is committed to supporting all resellers seeking to provide their customers with exceptional brand-name gift, incentive and recognition experiences to meet any budget.

Certif-A-Gift is a Certified Woman’s Business Enterprise (WBENC).

Types of Programs

Incentive Merchandise Fulfillment provides leading and lesser-known brands covering every price point.

Brand categories include: Housewares; jewelry/watches; lawn & garden; tools & auto; sporting goods; home; gourmet & gifts; luggage; office; lawn & garden; electronics; wearables & handbags; cameras & camcorders; music; pets; personal care; social awareness; travel; event tickets; digital media.

Buyer Persona

IMF customers appreciate high levels of customer service and attention as well as the ability to come up with creative solutions to difficult challenges based on decades of experience.


Incentive Merchandise Fulfillment features brands and products for every demographic group and price point.

Customization and Personalization

Offering several platform options to meet any budget, Incentive Merchandise Fulfillment provides customers with custom branding and messaging, recipient personalization, point issuance and accrual, gift presentation and selection, and comprehensive reporting. Certif-A-Gift® to innovate by assuring that the incentive programs and rewards are easy to access, redeem and quick to deliver.

Reseller Policies

Due to its decades of tenure in the industry, IMF’s parent company Certif-A-Gift likely has one of the largest communities of local promotional, marketing, and human resources consulting firms bringing its products and services to their communities. Certif-A-Gift provides complete support for authorized resellers in sales, marketing, and recognition programs, gifting, and corporate amenities.


Ryan Tobutt
The Certif-A-Gift® Company
1625 E Algonquin Rd.
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

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