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Our mission 

We hope to make every house a home!

As a full-price online retailer of household goods, Open Door
Surplus, LLC is always looking at how we can improve the shopping experience to meet the needs of our customers now and in the future. The concept of “what makes a house a home”, is at the center of every business decision we make. It gets our teams excited to come to work each day!

Our approach is simple – To develop a portfolio of the world’s most beloved household brands.

The Open Door team knows their stuff, and how to have fun!

Our products

We are constantly thinking about the right products to meet the desires of our customers, and how to move them quickly through our supply chain. We offer an attractive range of household goods in a variety of categories including the following:

Outdoor Living and Sports

Patio and Garden

Kitchen essentials

Home decor

Bed and bath

Wall decor



Home Accents

Kids essentials

Storage and organization


Pet accessories


School & office supplies

Party supplies

Our Leadership

William Newsome


William Newsome is the the founder, CEO and Chief Operating Officer for Open door Surplus, LLC. His responsibilities include retail platforms including Amazon marketplace, Open Door Surplus’s global supply chain, and key performance metrics.

William has been with Open Door Surplus since its inception, and during his tenure has been involved in key leadership decisions. William graduated from Indiana University with a BA degree and a doctorate in 1991 and 1995 respectively. He is a self-made entrepreneur with an amazing business intuition combined with knowledge of consumer demand and e-commerce.

Erika Newsome

Executive VP, CMO

Erika Newsome is the Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer and a member of the leadership team. She is responsible for delivering a unified merchandising strategy for Open Door Surplus, LLC with a focus on Style and Brand. Erika oversees strategic direction, enterprise buying, merchandising, and partnerships for all Home categories.

Erika joined as an associate buyer and has held roles throughout Merchandising, Planning, and Product Research. During her leadership for Open Doors Surplus’s Home business, Erika led the charge to expand our footprint on Amazon Marketplace to  leverage one of the world’s most well-known and utilized platforms for online convenience shopping.

Our Cardinal Principles

Value People

Open Door Surplus strives to foster a culture of respect, teamwork and diversity. We hire those who share these values. Furthermore, we are committed to being a “good neighbor”, and work with our partners to make life a little better everywhere we do business. Open Door Surplus also stands against racism and stands with black families, communities and team members.

Offer The Best Product

Our team of expert finders are scouring the globe throughout the year for the most interesting, fashionable merchandise from top brands, designers and artisans alike – and delivering to you an exceptional value. With our catalog of products, you’ll be inspired to throw a festive party, make your backyard an oasis or find a conversation piece for that unfinished room. The fun is in the exploration!

Streamline The Process

We understand that shopping can only become a joyful experience when good products are easy to find. Our buyers hand-select every item we retail, and carefully curate collections and experiences to delight our customers. We offer industry -leading services to stock, deliver or ship products really fast and really easy.