ASD Market Week is one of the biggest B2B events in retail. The market offers nine merchandise shows in one, meaning resellers of all shapes and sizes flock to Las Vegas during Market Week to find the best new, trending, and best-selling value merchandise wholesale has to offer. The nine shows cover gift + home accents, fashion + accessories, beauty + fragrance, souvenir + novelty, cash + carry, convenience store, general store, Culture+, and Source Direct. Source Direct allows retailers to partner directly with overseas manufacturers. Culture+, one of the newest sections at ASD Market Week, focuses on the rapidly growing smoke and vape category including popular CBD products.
If nine shows in one are not enough to convince you ASD Market Week is an event you can’t afford to miss, here are five more reasons every retailer should attend ASD.
1) Extraordinary Margins
ASD stands for “Affordable Shopping Destination.” All of the products at this show offer great value, perfect for market sellers. With ASD Market Week, forget keystone pricing. You can easily find products that can greatly exceed the 50 percent markup.
2) Exclusive Products
Many wholesalers use ASD to introduce brand new products and collections. Here you will find unique, brand-new, and on-trend products. There is even an exhibitor section highlighting product inventors featured on Shark Tank.
3) Unbeatable Selection
With nine shows in one, ASD has something for everyone. The tradeshow boasts over 19 categories and 2,700 vendors. Save time and money by finding everything you need at one show. The market itself is expansive, but buyers can find curated selections and utilize a matchmaking service to find the best products for your business.
4) On-Trend Apparel, Beauty, and Accessories
Be sure to stop by the On-Trend fashion preview to get a glimpse of top picks from the apparel and accessories show floor including handbags, jewelry, apparel, and more. There is also an Accessories District special section where buyers can find all the newest fashion and accessories exhibitors. While you’re browsing the fashion and accessories section, stop by the Beauty Bar for a 10-15 minute touch-up from the Glam Team.
5) Unparalleled Education
The Independent Retailer Conference partners with ASD to provide attendees with free educational seminars on topics including small business operations, merchandising, marketing, private label, consumer trends, strategic branding, and much more. Founded by Nicole Leinbach Reyhle of Retail Minded, IRC is geared specifically towards helping small to medium-sized businesses.
New for this year, ASD Live is videotaped on the show floor daily and live streamed via Facebook offering insights from speakers, hot product finds, and more. New for this show, ASD is hosting a Retail Academy on Saturday, July 28th with Kizer & Bender where retailers of all kinds can learn how to differentiate your business from competition and thrill your customers.
The best part is ASD Market Week is free for qualified buyers when you register in advance. Visit: www.asdonline.com to register and join the 45,000 buyers flocking to Las Vegas for ASD Market Week July 29 – August 1st.