As a retailer, your time at markets can seem like a whirlwind. You have a limited amount of time to visit your regular vendors and explore new sellers. Have you ever kicked yourself over a booth you couldn’t find again, or a lost contact from a vendor you’d like to re-order from? For the upcoming trade show February 3-6, 2019, try downloading our free mobile app from the App Store or Play Store. Even if you’ve downloaded a previous version of the app, make sure you download the “February 2019” version for the most up-to-date show information.
Before the Show
It’s always a good idea to download the app ahead-of-time so you have time to try it out and will feel comfortable using it on-site. After all, the app is designed to help streamline your time at the show, not hold you back!
When you download the app early, you’ll receive access to special announcements and exclusive alerts from OFFPRICE staff. Buzz alerts are sent out before and during the show through your app’s notifications. You can check your alerts from the main navigation as well, under the “Buzz” tab.
Don’t be taken off-guard if one of your favorite exhibitors or a new contact you met at the last show isn’t in their usual booth. Search for your go-to sellers under the “Maps” tab in the main navigation. If you have an Android phone, hit the crosshairs icon in the pink bar at the top and enter an exhibitor’s company name. Or, if on iOS, select “Locate Me” at the bottom of the page. After selecting the seller, you will see their booth marked on the floorplan with a red location icon. Click the location icon and select “Map It” to save this location on your floorplan.
At the Show
During or immediately after meeting with a vendor, find their company or booth number in the exhibitor list to take notes on key points from your conversation, pricing, or any other information you might want to revisit later. Make sure to ask the vendor if they sell products on OFFPRICE365, our online marketplace, so you can browse their new items as they arrive throughout the year. All of your notes will collect in one convenient place, under “My Notes”.
You can also favorite your top seller from their profile page in the exhibitor booth. All of your favorites will be saved under “My Planner” in the main navigation. Give the sellers you write orders with a star, or to note the exhibitors you might want to visit later if you have more to spend on days three and four of the show.
Throughout the show, OFFPRICE staff are promoting show specials and featured products on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Access all OFFPRICE Show social media accounts in the Main Navigation of the app and be sure to “follow” us so we can stay connected year-round.
After the Show
After returning home, remember to export your notes so you can email them to yourself and save them to your computer. At the time, you may not think you need to save this information, until one of your off-price products becomes a hot-seller, or you want to reach out to one of the vendors for a particular product or category you’re running low on. Keep your contact information stored electronically (and securely!) so you can reach out for questions about shipping or billing if necessary.
The fun doesn’t have to stop after the fourth day of the OFFPRICE Show, stay connected to exhibitors and new products on OFFPRICE365. Revisit your favorite sellers that you’ve saved under the “My Planner” section in the app and try searching for these exhibitors on OFFPRICE365. If they aren’t already selling products on the online platform, ask them why not!
Have questions about the February 2019 OFFPRICE Show App? Contact Mikaela at 262-754-6910. Get prepped for the next OFFPRICE Show, February 3-6, 2019, by downloading our mobile app, and completing your registration online today.