September 29, 2021
IndieMe prepares for next Virtual Expo
IndieMe Marketplace, concluded its 4th Virtual Expo, which ran Sep. 8-14, 2021, and is preparing for its 5th Virtual Expo, Feb. 2-8, 2022.
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. This Virtual Expo is another option to the traditional trade shows.
“IndieMe created the first handcrafted Virtual show in 2020 to support both the retailer and the artist. As the year 2020 began to unfold, it became noticeably clear that in-person shows would be shutting down and we needed to find a way to replicate that virtually. We believe we have done that with our Virtual Expo. The Virtual Expo continues to grow and we know, when they are successful, our members are successful. Our most recent September 2021 expo grew by 130% from our first expo in June 2020,” Jacqueline Adamany, owner of IndieMe Marketplace explained.
“Many of our retailers keep telling us it is ‘just what the industry needed.’ Not only did we shatter an all time company record of orders placed on the marketplace in July 2021, we broke that record in August 2021. September is wrapping up to be another record breaking month.”
“Kudos for all of your hard work. I love the Virtual Expos and will, of course, be placing orders at that time. The artists that you have assembled are an exceptional group with high quality products. I love being part of the IndieMe family. Thank you!” Rose M. Anderson, CPF for Pure Gallery, Inc. shared.
“We want to offer the option to stay home and shop during a trade show without the added expense of travel. The Virtual Expo is structured like a traditional trade show: show specials by participating artists, giveaways and credits to buyers.” shared Adamany.
The Virtual Expo is free for qualified buyers and a nominal fee is charged to artists. Learn more at indieme.com/virtual_expo and be sure to save the date for the fifth Virtual Expo, February 2-8, 2022.
IndieMe Marketplace is an online marketplace for retailers to source over 150,000 products from juried American and Canadian wholesale artists featuring jewelry, gifts, fashion accessories, home decor, garden accessories and more, in a variety of price points and styles.
Enrollment is free for retailers. Artists pay a service fee and are eligible for many marketing opportunities including IndieMe’s award winning, printed Buyer’s Guide catalogs, Digital Gift Guides targeting niche markets and special events held throughout the year. Commissions are not charged on sales. For more information, visit www.IndieMe.com.