Summer 2015 Wholesale Event
Third Annual UCU Wholesale Buying Event
Date: Monday, June 29th
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Cost: Free for shop buyers, but registration is required!
Why is the wholesale event on the Monday after the weekend show? Well, a few reasons:
- Some of our vendors choose not to participate in the wholesale portion, which leaves empty spaces in the floor plan if we hold it before the weekend show, resulting in some sad buyers. Monday wholesaling leaves the option for vendors who do not want to participate in the wholesaling event will be allowed to leave Sunday after the show and we will bring in new vendors who DO want to participate.
- It gives the option for cash and carry, so that vendors don’t have to worry about holding back inventory for weekend retail shoppers.
- Some vendors are not really ready for wholesaling, and we don’t want any vendors to half-heartedly participate in the wholesale event, just because they’re already there for the weekend show. This way, EVERYONE who participates can be ready and knowledgeable about wholesaling, and well equipped to handle questions and orders.
- Seattle traffic tends to be horrible on Fridays, which in the past has made it really hard for many of the buyers to make it . Monday traffic, on the other hand, tends to be your “normal” Seattle traffic and since you’ll already have your booth all set up from the weekend, we can start the event earlier in the day to avoid the traffic issues.
Does this mean you HAVE to stay and do the wholesale show on Monday? Nope, not at all! This gives everyone the flexibility to choose whether they want to apply for the regular weekend show only, both the weekend and Monday wholesale shows, or even just the wholesale show only (based on availability).
Be sure to read over the application very carefully as you apply, to ensure you are applying for the portion of the show you are intending!