Join Us September 9 - 15, 2020*
IndieMe Marketplace Virtual Expo
Just a few months ago, we found our selves realizing how scary the COVID-19 pandemic is. We were all in uncharted waters. Our industry took a devastating hit, to say the least. It is our hope that IndieMe can be a partner with you as we all look for ways to keep moving forward towards the future. We are excited to announce the 2nd IndieMe Marketplace Virtual Expo, September 9 - 15, 2020! The expo opened the door to many NEW buyers that are now registered and happily shopping the IndieMe marketplace. These buyers 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 10 - 16, 2021
Learn more about our vision for the IndieMe Marketplace Virtual Expo here.
Not an IndieMe Artist?
Join today for only $295** and your Virtual Booth is free!
Offer ends August 15, 2020
How does a Virtual Expo Differ from everyday IndieMe shopping
The main difference is the Virtual Expo is an week long "event" where all attending artists will be offering buyer incentives like show specials, free shipping, debuting new products and more. After the Expo ends the Expo Amenities and Artist Specials will no longer be available. During this week long event, IndieMe will be hosting buyer giveaways where buyers attending will be registered in daily drawings to win items like gift cards and beautiful items donated by participating artists. In addition, throughout the week we will offer webinars focusing on business development.
During the Virtual Expo, a buyer will login to the IndieMe Marketplace as they currently do. However 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.
Interested in getting an ad in our current Buyer's Guide? Great! Our Fall Buyer's Guide will also serve as our Expo Preview Guide. Contact us here to place your ad order by July 20, 2020. Space and size is limited contact us today.
Not an IndieMe Artist?
New artists join IndieMe for a full year for only $295** and receive your virtual booth for free. Offer ends August 15, 2020, so don't delay! Start your application here.
Amenities for artists include free marketing materials, Virtual Expo store emblem, listing on our Expo participating artists page (with product thumbnail) and personalized marketing guidance on how to prepare for a virtual event. Buyer amenities include artist specials, buyer incentives, giveaways, shopping credits and more. Register for the Virtual Expo here
and start spreading the news!
Details & Key Dates
July 20, 2020
Last day to order ad in the Fall Buyer's Guide and confirm participation in Virtual Expo.
August 1, 2020
Virtual Booth fee due.
August 14, 2020
Show Special and thumbnail is due. Last day to request a store review prior to Expo.
August 15, 2020
New artist offer ends; $295** first year plus free Virtual Booth.
September 1 -4, 2020
Your store needs to be ready to go, use this week to finalize.
September 4, 2020
Last day to order Virtual Expo Booth.
September 9 - 15, 2020*
* Scheduled date is subject to change and will be adjusted as necessary while we all cope with the Covid-19 pandemic.
** Introductory rate for first year of web service. Subsequent years invoiced at $39/month.