Whether you are new to being a wholesaler or you are a seasoned pro, there should be a select group of top trade shows included in your budget every year. Why? Trade shows are the perfect place to discover the hottest-selling products in your industry, make beneficial connections, and meet the industry legends you admire. With that said, here is our list of the top trade shows in the U.S. every wholesaler should plan to attend at least once.
ASD Market Week
We’re big fans of ASD Market Week! Boasting a whopping 3,500 booths and 1,500 vendors, this trade show is both massive and impressive with high margin deals to be made with suppliers or other partnering businesses, potential clients to meet at every booth, and a chance to learn from the best in the educational demos and seminars. On their website, ASD promises “the deals you need, the trends your customers want”, and we couldn’t agree more. Find suppliers, distributors, and clients under one giant roof while sharpening your marketing plan and organizing your business with free educational workshops. They’ll even throw in a matchmaking service for scheduling an appointment with or locating the booth of the businesses you want to meet! It’s no wonder this show is the largest B2B trade show in Las Vegas. If you get the chance to attend, take it!
White Label World Expo
Touted as the world’s largest show for online sellers, this event has it all in two different time zones! Choose the closest event, the Jacob K. JAVITS Convention CENTER in NEW YORK or SOUTH HALL LVCC in LAS VEGAS. With 600 suppliers and 15,000 attendees, there are literally thousands of chances to grow your wholesale business within this one week. Plus, this event offers complimentary matchmaking to connect you with resellers looking for your products. As if that’s not enough, White Label World Expo schedules over 400 speakers, which means you’ll have plenty of opportunities to pick up effective strategies from successful professionals who have a passion for sharing what they have learned with other business owners like you. If online resellers are part of your target audience or if your wholesale business is mostly online, you're going to want to check out the White Label World Expo nearest you!
The Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) Expo at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas is another trade show that made our list for claiming the title of the largest promotional products trade show in the industry. Thousands of suppliers, promotional consultants, and industry associates flock to this event each year to showcase their products, exhibit, and, of course, generate leads to boost their sales. But, perhaps the most helpful benefit you’ll find from attending or exhibiting at the PPAI Expo is the easy networking opportunities. People come from all over the world to learn about your products and to see how their businesses can assist you with your growth strategy. It doesn’t get any better than that!
Tired of the West Coast getting all the attention on this list? NY NOW® is held bi-annually at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York and is our choice for discovering the up-and-coming designers, gaining momentum brands, and soon-to-be trends. In fact, their website states 70% of their exhibitors are expected to launch new products at this event before introducing them to the public. Wholesalers of all products should definitely put this trade show on their wishlist. But, if your wholesale business depends on being in the know about trend-setting styles or unique finds, this show is a must!
Preparing for the Trade Shows
Before you make plans to attend one of these or other trade shows, make sure your inventory is ready with the hottest sellers in your industry that are priced lower than attendees can find on the market. How? Look for suppliers and wholesalers like Mighty Wireless that offer lower than wholesale pricing for high-quality products that sell fast! Our long-standing relationships with select reputable manufacturers allow us to provide our clients with unbelievable deals both on our website and in our store located in Los Angeles all year round. If you plan to make cell phone accessories or related products part of your wholesale inventory, register with Mighty Wireless today and enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing you are ordering quality items customers are searching for online and in stores for the lowest price available.