IndieMe Marketplace Virtual Expo

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Come join us February 10 - 16, 2021*

For the third IndieMe Marketplace Virtual Expo! Buyers register for free here.

Artist Learn More Here.

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The year 2020 has forced us all to pivot and adjust the way we do business. Our industry, like many others, has been adversely affected. At IndieMe we continue to look for ways to keep moving forward towards the future. We are excited to announce the 3rd IndieMe Marketplace Virtual Expo, February 10 – 16, 2021! Our first two, wholesale, handcrafted virtual trade shows held during 2020, were a tremendous success; during our 2nd expo, the event grew by 68%. Many of our retailers and artists told us "it was just what the industry needed.”

The expertise and industry-specific knowledge provided by IndieMe Marketplace, LLC, positions the company for the concept of a Virtual Expo. The expo opened the door to many NEW buyers that are now registered and happily shopping the IndieMe Marketplace. Many retailers have stressed how thrilled they are to see a platform focused solely on Handcrafted, Made in the USA / Canada product lines. As one buyer put it, "now I can shop year-round for handcrafted never having to leave my store! Thank you IndieMe!"

Future Virtual Expo Dates:
Summer 2021 and Fall 2021

How does a Virtual Expo Differ from everyday IndieMe Shopping

The Virtual Expo is a week-long "event" where all attending artists will be offering buyer incentives like show specials, free shipping and debuting new products. During this week long event, IndieMe will be hosting buyer giveaways where buyers who place orders during the Expo will be registered in daily drawings to win items like gift cards and beautiful items donated by participating artists. Throughout the event IndieMe will release dynamic editorial content designed and focused on business development. Look for our Ask a Buyer Series, Maker Stories, our signature Be Inspired series and more.

During the Virtual Expo, a buyer will login to the IndieMe Marketplace as they currently do. They will have the choice to shop as they normally do on IndieMe or they can "walk the Virtual Expo" simply by clicking on the Virtual Expo link. Once at the Virtual Expo the buyer will only be able to shop from attending expo artists. Saving to wish lists, adding to carts and ordering will all proceed as they currently do on the IndieMe Marketplace platform. All on a robust, visually attractive and intuitive platform.

Retailers, if you want 100% handcrafted items for your store the expo is the WEEK to shop! The specials, incentives and lower minimums are too good to pass up. Register for the Virtual Expo here and start spreading the news!


*Scheduled date is subject to change and will be adjusted as necessary while we all navigate through the Covid-19 pandemic.