Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Big Apple Gifts.

I'm off to the city this AM for NYIGF at the Javits Center.

We used to exhibit our soap at this show, but haven't for a couple of years.
Now we go as buyers to see if there's something we 'must have' for our little shop in Brooklyn.

This show is SO HUGE that you cannot do it all is a day. Some buyers are here all week.
Between the Javits and 3 of the ship piers, you have to be selective.

We plan to do:
  • Handmade
  • Extracts
  • Pier 90: New York's Newest
Are trade shows what they used to be?

Are buyers finding new ways to scout out new and distictive resources?

How has the internet changed the way we buy?


Reporting back later.


taylor0002 said...

how was the show? busy?
many of the buyers i tried calling were in fact, at the show. cant wait to hear all about it.

Susan said...

Hey, Amanda,
Don't know if you have internet access where you are now...but the show was fun, as always!