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Over the last year we have grown quite substantially, adding 5 new featured manufacturers in just the last 2 months alone. Also, our monthly E-newsletter has become an incredible resource for both buyers and manufacturers, and has increased the number of people accessing our site substantially. As many of you may be new to the site, I thought it might be helpful to give you a background of how we started, and to run you through how to site works. We created All American Wholesalers in 2015 upon seeing the need for an organised, widespread database of wholesale manufacturers online. When...
Keystone Wholesale Mall Treat Day
Fall is a special time of year at the Keystone Wholesale Cash & Carry Mall. Vendors stock their booths with beautiful seasonal wholesale products, and Keystone hosts various events to promote these products. On October 30th the Cash & Carry Mall will host their annual Treat Day, offering buyers a great event to find new American-made products, enjoy a nice lunch, and take advantage of sales and giveaways! The first 30 buyers who spend $250 or more will receive a treat bag filled with special treats and gifts from Keystone's vendors. I got to take a look at some of these bags and trust...
All American Wholesalers Manufacturers
In 2016 we saw the popularity of American-made products continue to grow, and 2017 is proving to continue that trend. Our featured manufacturers are busier than ever developing new products and serving their dealers. This popularity with American-made products and our manufacturers leaves little time to discuss blog ideas, so I would like to take this opportunity to go over how our site works and how we can serve you, the retail store. Many of our featured manufacturers have received calls from retail stores interested in carrying their products. We created this site to connect manufacturers...
Smuckers Woodcrafts Handmade Trash Cans
Manufacturers are hard at work prepping their booths for the Keystone Wholesale Shows on Feb. 22 & 23. Smucker’s Woodcrafts, one of our featured manufacturers, has worked especially hard this winter to bring buyers 2 brand new products to the show. Known for their garden bridges, Smucker’s have branched out their line this year with a hanging basket display two unique wooden trash cans. The Hanging Basket Display offers buyers a beautiful handmade display to showcase hanging baskets like never before. These displays are perfect for garden centers showcasing seasonal hanging baskets, or...
2016 Furniture Trends
Throughout 2016 we have seen some new furniture trends immerge, and some trends from 2015 being reinforced. Having been in the industry for two years now, it amazes me how quickly new trends can spring up and old trends can evolve. As I update our featured manufacturers page and work with the All American Furniture Expo I get a first hand look at what furniture manufacturers working for throughout the year. In this post I go over some of the trends I’ve seen growing in the furniture industry throughout the year, and note some manufacturers that follow these trends. Live Edge and Reclaimed...
2016 Retail Trends
It’s hard to believe, but 2016 is coming to an end. Throughout the year we have seen some great new trends immerge in the furniture, outdoor, and gift/craft industries. Over the next three weeks we will discuss these trends, how to implement them at your retail stores, and predict some new trends to look out for in 2017. We wrote a similar blog series in 2015 and got some great feedback from our readers. We want this site to be a resource to retail stores, exposing them to products and manufacturers that are following the most recent trends. If you have any suggestions or questions during the...
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...
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...