December 28, 2012
What is a prime way to reach a large portion of your target market in one fell swoop? By exhibiting at a trade show, of course! For those handmade vendors looking to gain entry into, or expand their presence in, the retail boutique sector, a wholesale trade show is the way to go. The caveat? They are rather costly. This is where Sourcing Handmade comes in.
What’s the tease? We are planning on participating in the July 2013 Beckman’s Handcrafted Show at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago, IL! This is a wholesale trade show which attracts roughly 10,000 wholesale buyers ranging from specialty boutiques, big box retailers, galleries & museums, catalog companies, hospital gift shops, garden centers, and hardware stores. These wholesale buyers come from across the country, but are primarily from Missouri, Minnesota, Kansas, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Iowa.
This opportunity is an add-on service, meaning it’s above and beyond our standard service offering. Given that, we will be putting together pricing packages for this show, as well as a special promotion, so be sure to keep your eyes and ears on us in the coming weeks (facebook, twitter, blog, newsletter)! One must be a client to participate in this opportunity, and pricing will be dependent upon the number of interested handmade vendors. Stay tuned for more information…and help us spread the word socially (share, like, and re-tweet galore!).
Happy New Year!
Jan. 5 update: Full details and pricing can be found under Services at this link.