Show Highly Successful in August 2008
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lined up perfectly. Our exhibitors were ready and the
order-writing was fantastic from the start,
know how important the first day (of Off Price) is.
Even the lower-volume customers made appointments on the
first day so they wouldn't lose out,
The second day of the show Sunday, August 24th was supposed to end at 6:00 PM. At around 7:15 PM, show management and security were finally able to politely kick out motivated buyers hungry for a wide range of quality products at the best price points.
non-stop, and I got a big order from a major retailer at
4:00 pm on the second day,
Christmas comes only twice a year, and we're in the midst of it, said Ira Eisenberg, President of Wise Buys, Inc. We had an awesome show!
The Atlanta-based mens apparel jobber greeted a lot of new buyers at their booth who came to explore the Off Price Show for traffic builders to create more buzz in their stores. Several of the show's exhibitors had the same positive experience with both new and regular customers.
LA-based Puzzles Enterprises reported new business activity from a lot of independent retailers who found OffPriceShow.com and OffPriceShowrooms.com through the search engines. This was complemented with a lot of repeat and regular business and solid international traffic.
Vendors in the
non-apparel categories of Off Price also had a
successful show as well. Mannequin supplier Display
Importer.com experienced more traffic and lots of new
business in only their third show. Jeff Ackerman of
Capico Accessories met a lot of buyers looking for
handbags, wallets and accessories.
And gift/lifestyle/bed & bath vendor Burwell Industries developed many large accounts with mid to high range retailers, including a European company who picked up 45,000 units each of Burwell's entire product line.
exhibitors were pleasantly surprised by the volume of
buyers and buying activity. One sales representative
from New York-based Prime Garments wrote big orders
with small chains that we didn't know existed. It was
an excellent show for us!
expressed their satisfaction with this Show. A buyer
from one of the larger discount retailers said They
(the Off Price team) do a great job with the show. We
found that we needed more than our usual two days to
Chad Ellington, owner of Cartel Clothing in Wellington, Florida found tremendous deals on sunglasses and urban wear for his store.
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