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Tips to Network and Learn at Fall Markets

Tips to Network and Learn at Fall Markets

Going into the fall selling season, wholesaler fall markets present an opportunity to think ahead to spring, network with your peers and meet your association.

While you’re preparing to attend these events, consider the following tips to get the most out of the market.

  1. Make a list. Prior to attending a buying market, make a checklist of everything your operation needs and distribute it to all of your team members who are attending the event.
  2. Connect with your peers. Find another retailer who will be attending the market and make plans to meet. Markets present a great opportunity to discover how other retailers are achieving success in their operations.
  3. Look for something new. One of the primary reasons for attending a wholesaler market is to be the first to find new products. Keep your eye out for something unexpected that might be a great addition to your product mix.
  4. Learn something about NRHA. Send an email to nrha@nrha.org to see how we can connect with you and help you find ways to improve your business.

For a list of more events coming up before the end of the year, click here.

About Melanie Moul

Melanie Moul
Melanie is the features editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. She studied professional writing and sociology at York College of Pennsylvania and then worked in central Pennsylvania for several years as a barista and an editor. She returned to the Hoosier State in late 2016 to join the NRHA team. She enjoys cooking and sharing the results with her husband, dog and cat.