Submitted by IndieMe
June 24, 2020 – (Cleveland, OH) IndieMe Marketplace, LLC, is the premier online marketplace for retailers to source handmade American and Canadian artist-made craft for over 22 years, announces its second Virtual Expo, September 9 – 15, 2020*.
The IndieMe Marketplace has over 22 years in the handcrafted wholesale industry marketing and managing the online platform. In addition, the company has produced over 20 physical trade shows. This Virtual Expo is offered as another option to the traditional trade shows.
Jacqueline Adamany, IndieMe Marketplace, LLC owner explains, “This is an unsettling time for the handcrafted industry. It is our hope that IndieMe can be a partner with small business owners as they look for ways to keep moving forward towards the future. By leveraging the power of our online, wholesale, handcrafted platform, our members enjoyed a highly successful first-ever Virtual Expo held early June 2020.
The expertise and industry-specific knowledge provided by IndieMe Marketplace, LLC, positions the company for the concept of a Virtual Expo. With a mission focused on strategic growth within the industry combined with stellar customer service and a strong wholesale platform, the Virtual Expo will be another tool in an artist’s approach to marketing their handcrafted product line. “For our buyers, we want to offer the option to stay home and shop for the all-important 4th quarter buying season. The Virtual Expo is structured like a traditional trade show: show specials by participating artists, giveaways and credits to buyers, as well as educational webinars,” shares Jaqueline. The Virtual Expo is free for qualified buyers and a nominal fee is charged to artists. Learn more at indieme.com/virtual_expo.
IndieMe™ is the premier online marketplace for retailers to source over 50,000 products from juried American and Canadian wholesale artists featuring jewelry, gifts, fashion accessories, home decor, garden accessories and more, in a variety of price points and styles. Enrollment is free for retailers. Artists pay a service fee and are eligible for many marketing opportunities including IndieMe’s™ printed Buyer’s Guide catalogs, Digital Gift Guides targeting niche markets and co-op advertising with top industry trade publications. Commissions are not charged on sales. For more information, visit www.IndieMe.com, or call 888.427.2381.
*Scheduled date is subject to change and will be adjusted as necessary during the COVID-19 pandemic.