Why trade fairs are an essential resource for buying success

Not only are trade fairs great for buyers who are looking for a one-stop-shop to do their sourcing, industry-led trade fairs such as AGHA Melbourne Gift Fair can also offer so much more! 

At AGHA Melbourne Gift Fair 3-7 August, you can establish a network of new suppliers, get the best deals and discounts on products, discover new best-selling ranges and find out more about services that can help you improve your business.

Nice to meet you

Having thousands of suppliers under one roof is ideal for establishing a wide network of contacts for future business opportunities.

Even when you don’t order at a particular fair, you will need to replenish your stock further down the line. Schedule meetings with new and existing suppliers, but leave some time to walk the floor―there might be an exhibitor that catches your eye that you haven’t heard of or seen before.

Don’t miss out on the social events. They are a great opportunity to connect with suppliers and your peers in a more relaxed environment and you might meet people you otherwise wouldn’t have contacted.

Deal or no deal

Wholesalers and suppliers exhibit at trade fairs because they want your business. Fairs are also a great occasion to offer show specials or discounts for buyers who order at the show. Packed with valuable deals, don’t forget to pick up a copy of the Buyers Guide when you arrive at the AGHA Melbourne Gift Fair to find over 40 Exclusive Fair Offers.

However, buyers shouldn’t get too greedy. Whether you’re negotiating with existing suppliers or building new relationships, it’s all about developing partnerships based on trust and honesty that will last a life-time.

What’s new?

Do your homework before you attend a trade fair and know what you are looking for. Buyers have limited time so they need to make sure they maximise their visit at the fair.

However, don’t put all your eggs in one basket and leave room for some future best-sellers. For example, spend some time meeting new exhibitors at the AGHA Melbourne Gift Fair this August, you never know what fabulous new products you might discover!

Meet some of AGHA’s Business Partners

AGHA works with leading market partners to ensure visitors get the best deals when it comes to finance, freight and insurance.  Make sure you talk with our Business Partners onsite: Austbrokers ABS, Australia Post, OFX and Tyro.

Learn how to grow your business

While you are at AGHA Melbourne Gift Fair, attend one of our AGHA Masterclasses on marketing, online retailing or social media run by experienced industry professionals.  Stay tuned for the full line up.

Register to attend now and join thousands of retailers, corporate buyers, designers, stylists, specifiers, and retail industry professionals at this must-attend business event.

AGHA Melbourne Gift Fair | 3-7 August 2019 | Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC) Doors 9-19. Registration is essential for free, fast-track entry. Don’t miss out and register online here at melbournegift.com.au.