August 9, 2020 – (Cleveland, OH) IndieMe Marketplace, LLC, the premier online marketplace for retailers
to source handmade American and Canadian artist-made craft for over 22 years, proudly 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 another option to the traditional trade shows.
Jacqueline Adamany, IndieMe Marketplace, LLC owner explains, “Several months ago, we found
ourselves in unchartered waters dealing with this pandemic. 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 2nd IndieMe Marketplace Virtual Expo, September 9 – 15,
2020! Our first-ever, wholesale, handcrafted virtual trade show held in early June 2020, was a huge
success; with 500 orders placed during the seven-day event. Over 900 buyers registered to “walk” the
event and many of them 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. “We want to offer the option to stay home and shop. 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 and be
sure to save the date for the third Virtual Expo, February 10 – 15, 2020.
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.