The new CRAFT EAST VIRTUAL MARKETPLACE is here!
In a bid to increase opportunities and visibility for wholesale craft producers, we have developed a digital extension of the Craft East Buyers’ Expo. Our new site for buying and selling wholesale Atlantic Canadian craft is online at www.marketplace.crafteast.ca.
Preview the Marketplace browsing layout here: https://craftalliance.ca/marketplace
Craft East Buyers’ Expo participants from 2018, 2019 and 2020 are eligible to participate in the Virtual Marketplace at no charge. Producers who have not exhibited previously at Craft East Buyers’ Expo can register for a one-year portal listing for $200; upon payment, a couple code will be emailed, allowing this to also count as the deposit contribution for the 2021 Craft East Buyers’ Expo event. Marketplace producers who choose to continue their memberships but not register for the trade show will incur no further costs.
Some notable revisions to your profile are required upon logging in. Watch this video tutorial or use our step-by-step guide to make sure you don’t miss anything in the profile process: Download Marketplace Instructions
Enhancements for buyers include:
– An expanded Marketplace functionality: Retail buyers will be able to browse wholesale products available and sort them by category, without having to click on each individual profile, making for a more fluid and enjoyable browsing experience. Products will also link back to the maker’s profile page to see the full range of products available.
– A new cart function which allows buyers to place orders directly through the platform. Producers will receive an order generated from the Buyer’s cart, allowing them to contact the buyer directly to finalize details on shipping, etc.
– Several other fixes (auto re-sizing images, improved visibility of the search function, etc.) to ensure a more enjoyable shopping experience for wholesale buyers.
Register now to start showing your products in the Marketplace and don’t forget to SHARE your Marketplace profile with your stockists and have them order from you here!
Please note: Craft East Buyers’ Expo and Craft Alliance Atlantic Association do not process sales. This is an order-placing platform – orders are sent directly to your inbox, with transactions to be completed between the producer and the retailer.