In the Beginning...


In September 2005, 12-year old entrepreneur, and avid Baseball player David Phillips used the proceeds of his neighborhood pet care business to fund the start-up of Southpaw Express, to import and sell an amazing collection of wool-insulated, ice-free coolers & koozies from Australia. Making his initial sales to friends and neighbors, and through some local gourmet food & wine shops, who could have imagined what the future would bring. [more...]


Dawn of a Dream...


As High School graduation approached, David came to his parents with the idea of growing the business while in college, because he believed that growing Southpaw Express was what he wanted to do after college. Over the next four years, David studied Business, played Baseball, and worked with the support of his family to grow the business. And, grow it did. [more...]


It’s Pronounced Wool-am-I...


As both David and the business grew during his collegiate career, the vision for the future of the business grew as well. It became clear that the business needed a more fitting moniker. In 2015, we began searching for the perfect name. By graduation day 2016 … Cape Woolamai Mercantile Co. was born. [more...]


Looking Ahead...


Today, Cape Woolamai Mercantile brings our collection of unique, boutique quality products from family businesses in Australia, through our family business, to families across the US and Canada. We operate as a mobile & online retailer, bringing the store to our customers at local, regional and national events, or to your desktop, tablet or smartphone. [more...]


At Cape Woolamai Mercantile Co. we mean it with the greatest sincerity when we say:

“We welcome the opportunity to serve you.”

We understand that without you – our great customers – we are not necessary.

Today, we sell and ship our great Australian products from coast-to-coast, and to Canada, and we remain committed to doing so with the same hometown touch and commitment to customer service as Arthur Phillips had for serving his neighbors in that small farming community back in 1922.

As always, we remain committed to:

Bringing the Best of Australia Home to You.

Cape Woolamai Mercantile Co.

Customer Care Team