Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

General Information for Laurel Mercantile Co.

For questions regarding customer orders, please visit our Returns and Exchanges page.

To apply to work at Laurel Mercantile, see our Careers page.

Inquiries regarding prospective vendors, bulk orders, or wholesale accounts,please email

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Common Questions

Fun Facts About Our LMCo. Home Family!

We can't give too much away, but January will be a great month.

Mallorie and Erin are not sisters, but they were roommates and best friends at Ole Miss. Mallorie is married to Erin’s first cousin, Jim, which explains why she has Erin’s maiden name.

Ben really is that tall, he’s 6’6″  ! Erin is just normal size.

Ben is very proud of his Scottish ancestry and so when his furniture building hobby turned into a business, he named it Scotsman Co.

There are two! The truck in the LMCo. yard is a 1953 Chevy 3/4 Ton Longbed, and Ben’s truck is a 1962 Chevy C-10. Sorry, neither are for sale!

Erin and Ben fell in love in college and have been attached at the hip ever since. Erin and Mallorie were roommates at Ole Miss, and Erin introduced her to her cousin, Jim and soon they were married. Erin and Josh were high school friends, then Ben and Josh were roommates at Ole Miss, and after graduation Josh and Emily met and married and she was brought into the fold. They all renovated lofts in downtown Laurel and were next door neighbors, so it’s like college never really ended. They all owned and operated national and international businesses in downtown Laurel, and soon bought and renovated historic homes in the neighboring historic district. They have the same passions for historic preservation, small town living, Americana, and eclectic, traditional home design, so it was a natural decision as best friends and family to open the Laurel Mercantile Co. together.