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2016 All American Furniture Expo
Where has this year gone? On September 8 th and 9 th the All American Furniture Expo hosts their 6 th annual furniture trade show! For those of you unfamiliar with the Furniture Expo, it is an annual trade show featuring strictly American-made furniture and accessories. Attending this show gives furniture buyers the opportunity to meet over 80 furniture manufacturers face-to-face, and to experience their beautiful products first hand. The show is located in the Lancaster County Convention Center’s 45,000 sq. foot exhibit hall, conveniently located close to most metropolitan cities in the...
Drive Sales to Local Business
In this week’s post we discuss some ways to attract local customers to your brick and mortar retail store. Some of these are classics, some may be new to you. Either way, I hope this post can help you build your business, and get more customers in to your store! One classic way to drive sales to your store is to hold an event, in my years in the business I have seen this work time and time again. This doesn’t just mean running a sale. Holding a themed event with free food and giveaways alongside a sale goes a long way; never underestimate the power of free food! This can drive hundreds of...
Wholesale Market Social Media
As many of you may know, over the past ten years social media has proven itself to be an indispensable marketing tool to grow your business. Whether you are a wholesale manufacturer looking to expose products to dealers or a retail store marketing to consumers, social media is a great tool to increase your reach and make beneficial connections. The main roadblock I have come across when discussing social media is targeting. There are millions of people on social media, how do we reach our target market? If you sell B2B, a technique that has worked for me is following businesses who may be...
American-made Wholesale Products
Over the past year it has been my pleasure to work with dozens of wholesale companies dedicated to manufacturing American-made products. Being this close to these manufacturers has reinforced my belief in the quality of these products, and the service that comes with them. Each year reports show an increase in customer loyalty to American-made products, and when given an option an astounding number of consumers would choose American-made even at a higher price. A recent Consumer Reports study shows that 8 in 10 American consumers say they would rather buy an American-made product than an...
Keystone Wholesale Cash & Carry Wholesale Gifts and Crafts
On July 25 th and 26 th the Keystone Wholesale Cash & Carry Mall is hosting their annual open house, inviting wholesale buyers to visit their wholesale warehouse. Partnering with AT Imports, this two day event boasts 100,000 square feet of beautiful wholesale products, giving your store access to the products your customers are searching for. For those who haven’t been to the Keystone Cash & Carry Mall, the open house would be a great time to make the trip. The wholesale mall features over 80 vendors, each with a space dedicated to their gift and craft products. Products featured...
Smucker's Woodcrafts Custom Woodwork
Since 1988 Smucker’s Woodcrafts has been developing their reputation as a manufacturer of quality garden bridges, and this year they are entering the world of custom woodwork. Woodworking is a passion for owner Dave Smucker, and offering custom work is a great way for him to exercise that passion. The pictures featured in this post are from a recent project built by Smucker’s Woodcrafts. The hospital was planning a rehabilitation space meant to soothe patients, and ease their transition out of surgery or other medical care. The project leader approached Smucker’s Woodcrafts with the plans,...
Lancaster County Showcase Amish Furniture
On July 25th and 26th the Lancaster County Showcase is hosting their annual ice cream social, and you don’t want to miss it! This year they are pulling out all the stops, featuring free homemade ice cream, manufacturer special offers, and an opportunity to connect with over 90 wholesale manufacturers. The Lancaster County Showcase is a wholesale warehouse that offers buyers the opportunity to view manufacturers’ products in booths, much like a wholesale show. They feature dozens of Amish furniture and craft manufacturers who deck out their booths with their newest products, offering you a...
Lapp's Woodwork Furniture
Lapp’s Woodwork has been hard at work developing new products, and you are going to love the results. Known for their custom work, Lapp’s is expanding their reputation with a new line featuring unique, hand-forged hardware. This hardware gives the new Antique Pie Safe and Storage Bench a rustic feel, while still maintaining the quality of fine furniture Lapp’s has become known for. As the rustic trend returns to homes, exposed brick and beams are becoming commonplace. As your customers change and remodel their homes they will be looking for new and innovative furniture to fit the aesthetic...
All American Wholesalers 1 Year Anniversary
On June 1 st we celebrate the one-year anniversary of our site’s launch, marking a huge milestone for us. During our first year we have grown to feature over 40 wholesale manufacturers that cover a wide variety of American-made products, and we look forward to adding dozens more over the next year. Moving forward, we are doing everything we can to make this site as enjoyable and user-friendly as possible for buyers. We are currently revisiting the entire layout of the homepage to ensure wholesale buyers are given access to the product they are searching for as quickly as possible. That being...
Outdoor Furniture Trends
Over the years the Amish have developed a reputation for quality construction and excellent service in the outdoor furniture industry. Now, there are over a dozen Amish outdoor furniture wholesalers in Lancaster County alone. A few wholesalers in the area are branching out, and building beautiful sectionals usually reserved for larger retail stores. These manufacturers are distancing themselves from the pack by following 2016 trends, and adding an element of comfort to their outdoor furniture lines. According to a 2016 Furnit ure Today article on 2016 Outdoor Furniture trends the modern...