Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Position your products in front of 11,000 enthusiastic buyers
Nearly 800 designers and manufacturers exhibit at the National Stationery Show® each year, to connect with customers, meet new prospects, develop licensing relationships, find new suppliers, spot trends, stay current, debut new lines—and write orders. For veteran manufacturers and emerging businesses, the NSS is the most productive, efficient platform for growth and profitability. Consider these facts:
• NSS exhibitors generate as many as 100 leads during the 3-1/2 day Show
• 93% of attending businesses have purchasing authority
• 65% of attending businesses write orders at the show
• 35% of attending businesses come to source, then place orders after the show
• 37% of attending businesses are seeking private-label partners
• 28% of attending businesses are seeking licensing relationships
The NSS attracts a diverse global attendance of 11,000 buyers from across the U.S. and 58 countries worldwide. They represent card and gift shops; bookstores; bridal shops; party stores; gourmet grocers; toy stores; pharmacies; attractions; hotel, hospital and airport gift shops; department, chain and specialty stores; large chains and “big box” mass retailers; online retailers and mail-order catalogs. Importers and distributors, licensors, special-event planners and corporate marketers, along with high profile consumer media also attend.
The NSS highlights synergistic categories that supplement the needs of loyal stationery buyers, and attracts new attendees seeking a comprehensive selection of complementary products for their stores.
#fresh -- The newest destination at NSS, conceived for buyers hunting for cool, cutting-edge stationery and lifestyle products created by young emerging designers. It’s where trend-savvy retailers will discover the originality and authenticity your products represent, and where you will make the personal connections to take your business to a higher level.
Gift It -- Design-driven gift and lifestyle products to suit every taste and occasion are highlighted in Gift It, from decorative objects and specialty toys, to kitchen chic, jewelry, candles, bath & body, and more.
Creative Arts -- Tools, kits, embellishments and supplies for every creative pursuit are featured together in the Creative Arts section, a destination within NSS for craft and hobby buyers.
The Supply Side – Featuring production equipment, services and supplies for manufacturers exhibiting at the NSS. Goods and services presented in TSS include: die-cutting, die-making, foil/hot stamping, embossing, holography, lamination, packaging/box specialists, converters, paper manufacturing, specialty printing/thermography, production machinery, envelope manufacturing, custom displays/fixturing systems and more.
THREE SHOWS UNDER ONE ROOF!
The National Stationery Show is co-located with SURTEX®, and the ICFF®. Your NSS badge admits you to these shows. Take advantage of crossover traffic, product synergies and cross-marketing opportunities and make plans to exhibit at NSS 2015.