handmade gift show
when and where
Monday, June 29th | 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
- Dates: Monday, June 29th
- Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
- Location: Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
- Booth Fee: $125 to add-on this wholesale event if you are already vending at our Summer Show (June 27th & 28th). Otherwise, $225 for a 5’x10′ or $275 for a 10’x10′.
- Please note: This is a WHOLESALE show, not open to the public. Your shoppers will be retail buyers and shop owners, intending to place wholesale orders with you.
Join us, won’t you?
My personal goals for the show were to 1. crash course myself in the wider world of wholesale 2. pay my booth fee with cash-and-carry 3. make at least two potentially long lasting buyer relationships. This was all achieved the first day! So I felt good right away.
You guys are AHHHHHMAZING! Thank you so much for providing us with this opportunity. It was such a huge bummer when the Seattle Gift Show went under and I was so excited when you posted this event. I seriously cannot wait for next year. I think this show is going to be just as awesome for many many many years to come!
I wasn’t sure what to expect since it was a first time of this event outside of the Seattle Gift show but I’m SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO glad you did this. It exceeded all of my expectations! The buyers were awesome. It was smaller and easier to talk to buyers than at a large show….which is something I really really loved. I often feel like there isn’t enough time to chat with buyers or there are thousands of booths so buyers just rush on by in an attempt to see everything. Plus, the vendors rocked! I picked up some great tidbits and advice from others that have done other events.
I’m just so happy you all decided to do this and I hope it sticks around. The price-point seemed very fair and I ended up writing 10+ orders. A great way to start the year!
Magnuson is a great venue. Several buyers commented on the ease of getting there (vs downtown) and parking accessibility.
[We got] more orders than we expected – 16 total with 7 new accounts, plus a few promising leads!
It was overall a great show for me. I wrote 8 orders (2 reorders and 6 new) and with follow up will probably have a couple more. The buyers were quality and I had some great conversations. I also connected with some buyers on wishlist stores that I have reached out to in the past to no avail. I offered cash and carry and I think that made a difference.
We closed a quite a few orders and have a lot of leads that are working on placing an order. We are very excited about forming long term relationships with them.