Las Vegas Market will cover more than 5.4 million square feet of permanent showrooms and temporary exhibits at the World Market Center and will feature the latest furniture, bedding, casual/outdoor, home décor, and gift products from more than 4,000 exhibitors and brands. Understanding how to work the market floor is important. Below are some tips and the fastest and most efficient way to prep yourself for Las Vegas Market and get the best out of the show.
Before arriving in Las Vegas, identify your goals for the market. Make a list of vendors and products you are interested in and all of the booths you want to visit. Put them in order of priority: Must Stop, Should Stop, Want To Stop. Do your research to maximize your time. Use the Market Planner and Mobile app to plan who you want to see and what products you want to check out.
Although not required, setting up appointments are highly encouraged. Appointments is a way let an vendor know that you are a potential buyer and interested in their merchandise. Create a Market Planner Account profile and use it to search and setup appointments with potential vendors.
Do not travel to Vegas or leave your hotel room without your re-sale certificate and tax-ID number, business cards, order sheets, cell phone and charger, laptop or any other thing you might need to process orders while in Vegas.
Take advantage of the Market Planner. This FREE service enables you to access Market Planning features, such as saving your favorite items & searches and creating custom lists & notes on saved items, in addition to managing your account information, all in one place. Download the Las Vegas Market app or log in on the web to access the Market Planner.
Save products straight from the exhibitor directory.
Create lists to remind you which exhibitors you're planning to visit, or to look back on all your favorite products after Market has ended.
Access the Market Planner via the Web and App.
Las Vegas Market is 5 days of showrooms and vendors with a cross-category of buyers throughout three distinct industries: furniture, home décor and gift. There will be a lot to do and see. The days will be long with lots of networking opportunities. Get plenty of rest before arriving in Las Vegas. Do not arrive worn down.
Once you pre-register, an email confirmation with a Scan & Go QR code will be sent to you beforehand. Bring your emailed registration confirmation letter with a Scan & Go QR code to any of the Scan & Go locations to scan your QR code, present ID, and receive your badge.
The recommended attire for Las Vegas Market is business or business casual attire. The key to an enjoyable Las Vegas Market is to dress comfortably with comfortable shoes. There is no need for a business suit but dress in clothing considered appropriate and respectful for a professional environment.
Bring your most comfortable shoes - You will easily find yourself doing at least 20,000 steps a day visiting booths. Wearing comfortable shoes, not new ones or heels is critical. Comfortable shoes will give you a chance to see most of what the market has to offer.
Las Vegas Market provides complimentary shuttle service to the World Market Center Las Vegas from most selected hotels in the mornings, and return service to select host hotels in the late afternoon and into the evening. Save money and time by taking advantage of these shuttles.
Most exhibitors offer show specials, order discounts, or small takeaways as a way to entice buyers’. Keep an eye out for those and don't be afraid to ask for those specials or discounts if it is an item you are really interested in.
During the last few hours of the Market, some exhibitors tend to off-loading product at steep discounts instead of incurring the cost of hauling them back with them. Although this not guaranteed but this offers an opportunity to snatch up those items that are on your nice to have list.
Las Vegas Market is a great place to network with others. Everyone is at the Las Vegas Market, and there is so much opportunity for networking. Many companies host social hours, after-parties, or other events that give them face-to-face time with prospective clients. Exchange business cards as you network, so that you can keep in touch after the show.
Like any veteran visitor will tell you, no one comes to Vegas to spend time in their hotel room. Las Vegas is a premier hospitality destination with tons of things to do and see. Take a walk along the Strip, see a show or simply pig-out at a buffet. One or two of those is vital to having a positive show experience. Just remember, What happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas.
By Day 5 you'll discover you have collected a lot of business cards and promotional items. Your work actually starts when you get back home. Follow up right away with your new connections and potential business partners to continue the momentum from the market while all the information is fresh in your head. Do not wait a month or two to make contact.
Wondering how to get around Las Vegas Market? We have put together a list of all your transportation options and all you need to know about Las Vegas Market 2023 Las Vegas Complementary Shuttle Service.
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