July 15, 2021
IndieMe Marketplace launches its fourth Virtual Expo
IndieMe Marketplace, an online marketplace for retailers to source handmade American and Canadian artist-made craft, announced it will host its fourth Virtual Expo, Sep. 8-14, 2021.
The IndieMe Marketplace has over 23 years in the handcrafted wholesale industry marketing and managing the online platform. In addition, the company has produced over 20 physical trade shows. The Virtual Expo is another option to the traditional trade shows.
“The year 2020 brought many challenges and forced us all to pivot. Many of us had to change our business practices. Now the In-person trade shows are live again, however, we strongly feel our virtual expos can run concurrently with the trade shows. At IndieMe we continue to look for ways to keep moving forward with adding new features and marketing opportunities for our members,” Jacqueline Adamany, owner of IndieMe Marketplace explained.
“Our first two, wholesale, handcrafted virtual trade shows held during the summer of 2020 were a huge success; during our second expo in September 2020, orders placed, and buyers registered for the event grew by 68%. During our third Virtual Expo held February 2021, sales exceeded all our expectations, increasing by 87% over the 2nd Expo,” Adamany said.
“We want to offer the option to stay home and shop. The Virtual Expo is structured like a traditional trade show: show specials by participating artists, giveaways and credits to buyers, and live events,” she shared.
The Virtual Expo is free for qualified buyers and a nominal fee is charged to artists. IndieMe offers our buyers a fully integrated shopping cart. Buyers can shop, place items in carts and check out without ever leaving the IndieMe site.
For more information, visit indieme.com/virtual_expo.