Selling at trade shows


gatstore
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I am wondering if any of my fellow Salehoo members have had a booth and sold at a Trade Show? The reason that I ask is that I import some gift items and want to sell wholesale and was considering having a booth at the California Gift Show in July. Looking for others who may have already sold at this particular show or any others that are similar. I would also love to hear from those who have bought at this show.

Thanks in advance.

GATStore


richelle_salehoo1
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3 Feb 12 01:39:23 am
Hi GATStore,

I haven't encountered any previous post on our forum about selling on tradeshows but I think a few have mentioned about buying at trade shows.

I don't have any personal experience in this area to share, but I researched a few blogs/posts that might be of help in your plans -

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All the best!


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gatstore
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7 Feb 12 09:12:59 pm
Thanks Richelle! Will try to update the group after the show.


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Glad to have been of help (even just a bit) :)

Looking forward to your update on the show! Enjoy :)

Cheers


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fm1234
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CGS is a pretty big deal in hospitality and niche gift shops (zoos, museums, that kind of thing.) Be sure you're offering the right product -- the broader LA Mart shows may be a better bet for general gifts.


Frank


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fm1234
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Just to be clear, I do not have experience selling at trade shows, but I do attend as many as a dozen a year, mostly in and around Atlanta and the rest of the southeastern US.


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gatstore
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8 Feb 12 11:23:25 pm
Hi Frank!

Thanks for the info. Do you mind taking a look at my items (on our retail website) and letting me know what your thoughts are if it will fit or not. Link hidden: Login to view .

Thanks,

Emil


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That's very nice stuff ... unfortunately I just don't have the experience specifically with LA Mart to know. I'd suggest a recon trip to the next available show, as a prospective buyer, to scout out what kind of stuff is there already.


Frank


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Hi Frank!

Thanks for the response. Our items don't fit the criteria that they have for the L.A. Mart. It does fit the CGS, which I visited at the end of Jan 2012. There was a lot of gift items at the show, and I think that our items will be okay. As it is our first trade show, I am not sure what sort of sales we will have. They do say that one has to do about two or three shows in a row to get established. We will see in July. :-)

Thanks,

Emil


 

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