The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many problems in the supply chain, with orders that were placed overseas taking longer-than-expected to arrive and shipping prices increasing across the board. These issues resulted in retail shelves becoming vacant and the phrase ‘sold out’ to rain supreme online.
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Now that in-person trade shows are opening back up in 2021, cash and carry can greatly help indie retailers to reduce the amount of empty shelf space in their stores. Cash and carry wholesaling allows exhibitors to sell to businesses who need immediate merchandise. Providing a one-stop-shop marketplace, buyers can purchase merchandise right then and there and not have to worry about placing orders and waiting too long for them to arrive.
If retailers can get immediate merchandise and stock their shelves first, they can beat their competitors to the punch. Store owners large and small can purchase in quantities that fulfill their needs, whether it is to test a new style or to obtain fresh, timely merchandise. This can save businesses’ much money on shipping costs, all the while being a reliable brand for their customers to get high quality products on time.
There are plenty of different cash and carry trade shows taking place this year. If some of these shows are too far away and you are not completely comfortable with air travel just yet, you can always search for cash and carry events near you on WholesaleCentral.com. Simply click on ‘Trade Shows’ at the top of the page.
Lancaster County has become a prime destination for wholesale buyers to do their purchasing in the heart of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. This show focuses on selling products made or assembled in America (many of which are locally made, including Amish and Mennonite manufacturers). They are open year round, with over 80 manufacturers under one roof. Lancaster County has two in-person events in 2021: an open house on July 26-27 and a treat day on October 25. Both events will be held at their building in Pennsylvania. On top of the in-person events, Lancaster also conducts live virtual shopping tours anytime. Buyers who cannot travel but need products fast can reach out to them and schedule an appointment.
For more information, visit www.lancasterwholesalemall.com.
IMC is home to a myriad of different markets, including Atlanta Market, High Point Market, AmericasMart, and others. Their most recent event, Las Vegas Market, which took place in-person on April 11-15, 2021, saw an amazing turnout between both buyers and exhibitors. Industry feedback was also positive from the market, reflecting that business exceeded exhibitor’s expectations, and the demand for inventory is strong in response to the continued supply chain disruption. Their summer market will be held on August 22-26, 2021, and other buying opportunities include AmericasMart from May 4-6, 2021, IMC High Point Market on June 5-9, 2021, and Atlanta Market with showrooms open from July 13-19, 2021 and temporaries open from July 14-18, 2021.
For more information, visit www.imcenters.com.
Pinnacle Shows is a full-service Trade Show Management Company dedicated to creating unforgettable shows for a wide range of exhibitors and different industries. They combine seasoned knowledge with inspiration and ingenuity, transforming venues and providing exhibitors and attendees with truly unique experiences for cash and carry, souvenir and resort shows, and many others. Pinnacle has a few events for 2021, including their Corpus Christi Souvenir & Resort Show on October 6-8 and their Panama City Beach Gift Show on October 13-15.
For more information, visit www.pinnacle-shows.com.
G&LW trade shows are produced in many major trade centers across the U.S. for the convenience of wholesale buyers. For the past 43 years, Gem & Lapidary’s multiple show venues have been, and continue to be, a top gem and mineral buyer destination. Their exhibitors enjoy world class personal service and exposure to the best customers in the business. They have multiple different in-person events for 2021, including June 7-8 in Minneapolis, Minnesota; June 11-13 in Livonia, Michigan; June 18-19 in West Springfield, Massachusetts; July 22-25 in Franklin, North Carolina; September 9-12 in Tucson, Arizona; October 17-18 in Minneapolis, Minnesota; October 22-24 in Livonia, Michigan; October 29-31 in Orlando, Florida; and November 2-3 in Asheville, North Carolina.
For more information, visit www.glwshows.com.