Category: Wholesale Trade Shows

Planning a Successful Trade Show

As most of you probably know, now if when most of the winter trade shows are going on.  Hundreds of vendors and thousand of buyers are congregating in cities around the country sharing, looking, buying and selling their wares. Although…

Wholesale Trade Shows

Wholesale Trade Shows are a good way to expand your business.  Having done one myself, I can tell you they are not something to jump into unaware.  Much time and expense goes into a show … and that is even…

Working a Trade Show

Deborah Goodwin, creator of ShapeShiftasä pillows and art cushions, wrote a two-part post on ” How (not) to do a Trade Show”.  Deborah shares her experience exhibiting in the large New York International Gift Fair.  Great article in my opinion…

SHOWTIME! Guide to Gift Show Success

Meryl Hooker and Rob Fortier (“Pushing the Envelope”) have done it again with their newest book:  Showtime! The Greeting Card and Gift Company’s Guide to Trade Show Success. As a follow up to their first book, “Pushing the Envelope” which…

Selling through Regional Trade Shows

Original Article Written by Don Debelak Inventors often start sales at small shows, or exhibitions, often directly to consumers to both test market their product or to generate some income. Small consumer shows have their advantages, but inventors are often…

Gift Marts and Showrooms

Gift showrooms are very different from gift shows as they are accessible all year long.  Showrooms, sometimes called “marts”, are large buildings with multiple floors of small to large cubicles where reps (and often a few distributors, importers, and producers)…