Trade show lets stores prepare for the next season

December 23, 2013 by  

The Pittsburgh Gift Show is taking place over three days next month. This is a biennial market trade show presented by Coral Productions.

The show is only for those in the retail industry and, although each person can bring a guest, they will not be permitted to purchase an item. Proof must be shown that the buyer is indeed a professional, and the minimum value of goods that each person can purchase has been set at $35.

The organizers are still looking for more vendors and exhibitors to take part. Booths will be available for rental for $690 for 10×10 feet and $565 for each additional one. Vendors will be given postcards and promotional stickers to help advertise the event amongst their peers in the business, which can then be distributed to nearby towns and cities such as Plum. Often, local printing companies are asked to help provide these sorts of marketing materials.

Buyers will come from all over the Pittsburgh area to view the latest merchandise and gift items that are for sale. They will be able to place orders and to purchase items at the show, which will also give them an opportunity to meet manufacturers and sales representatives from all over the county.

The Pittsburgh Gift Show is taking place at the Monroeville Convention Center from January 29 to 31. To learn more, or to become a vendor or exhibitor on the day, contact Patti Cartwright at 585-254-2580.