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IndieMe Marketplace Virtual Expo

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The year 2020 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 our 10th IndieMe Marketplace Virtual Expo, August 21 - 27, 2024! Our first nine, wholesale, handcrafted virtual trade shows held from 2020 through early 2024, were a tremendous success. Many of our retailers and artists keep telling us it is "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:
February 2025


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Learn more about our vision for the IndieMe Marketplace Virtual Expo here.

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Join today for only $425* and your Virtual Booth is free!

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Offer is limited so don't delay.

How does a Virtual Expo Differ from everyday IndieMe shopping?

IndieMe created the Virtual Expo to closely resemble a traditional trade show as much as possible. The main difference between our week-long Expo and shopping IndieMe, are the show specials, incentives, and Buyer Giveaways. Every participating artist offers some sort of sale on their items - it could be free shipping or 15% all orders. Each artist decides their own special because they oversee their OWN stores. The Buyer Giveaways have been extremely popular. Artists donate the items that are used for the giveaways and when a buyer places an order, they are eligible to win! We have as many as 5 buyer giveaways each day of the show.

During the Virtual Expo, a buyer will login to the IndieMe Marketplace as they currently do. You have the choice to shop on IndieMe or "walk the Virtual Expo" simply by clicking on the Virtual Expo link. You will use your same login information from IndieMe to login to the Expo site. Once a buyer has entered the Virtual Expo, they will only be able to shop from attending expo artists. However, saving to wish lists, adding to carts and ordering will all continue as they currently do on the IndieMe Marketplace platform.

Buyer's Guide

The Virtual Expo booth price is $269. Want to get your booth for free in our August 2024 Virtual Expo? Purchase an ad in the Fall 2024 Buyer’s Guide that will also serve as the preview guide for the August Expo. The Buyer’s Guide will highlight our participating Expo artists. It is a great way to establish your brand through every season. NOTE: If you place an order in the Buyer’s Guide you are automatically registered for the Virtual Expo. No need to purchase your booth.

Not an IndieMe Artist?

New artists join IndieMe for a full year for only $425* and receive your virtual booth for free. Offer is limited so don't delay! Start your application here.

So Many Amenities

The amenities for artists include free marketing materials you can send to your buyers, a Virtual Store emblem on your store page right when you sign up for the expo. You will be listed on the Virtual Expo site using three images (you send in) that are set up as a carousel, show special and link to your store. IndieMe cares about your success so we send emails with suggestions and tips to best prepare your store for the expo. Have questions about your store? Request a store review! Invite your buyers! We are more powerful together so invite your buyers to register for IndieMe and for the Virtual Expo.

Details & Key Dates

July 12, 2024
Expo Special and thumbnail (required) final due date.

July 12, 2024
Last day to order Virtual Expo Booth.

July 31, 2024
Last day to request a store review prior to Expo.

August 14, 2024
Your store needs to be ready to go, use this week to finalize.

August 21 - 27, 2024
Expo dates.

* Introductory rate for first year of web service. Subsequent years invoiced at $49/month.