American-made Furniture, Outdoor Products, Gifts and Crafts 2016
It's hard to believe it's almost been a year since I began working on All American Wholesalers in February, 2015! During this time of year it is important to reflect on what you are thankful for, and I am certainly thankful for being given the opportunity to be a part of this web site. It has been a pleasure working with every manufacturer, and I am proud to be working on a site so dedicated to promoting American-made products. We are very excited about the strides we've made on the site this year, and you can expect big things from us in 2016. We will be attending 3 trade shows in late...
2015 has been an interesting year in furniture design. I am given the pleasure of updating manufacturer profile pages with new products, and attending trade shows where manufacturers showcase their newest pieces. Being relatively new to the wholesale market, it has been very interesting getting the opportunity to follow furniture trends over the year,(and noticing how out of touch I am with my apartment furniture). As I was browsing the booths at the 2015 All American Furniture Expo with a friend, I noticed a new stain that had a presence in multiple manufacturer booths. The name of the stain...
In 2008 after the American economy crashed, imports became an extremely attractive option to wholesale buyers and retail consumers. Consumers were willing accept a lower quality product due to the drastically lower prices imports offered. Almost 8 years later, a lot has changed in the wholesale market, and consumers are looking for the quality that goes along with American-made Products. In a recent study done by www.consumerreports.com , 8 in 10 American consumers say they would rather buy an American-made product than an imported one. This is partly to do with the economy being on the rise...
As the wholesale market for outdoor products, furniture, and crafts continues to evolve, wholesale shows and expos remain a staple in our community. When I began working in wholesale I anticipated the market, like most other markets, to be dominated by online advertising and promotion. I was surprised to find that many of the manufacturers I would be dealing with wouldn’t have their own websites, and rely almost entirely on wholesale shows for their advertising. So, after all these years, what keeps wholesale shows relevant? First and foremost, wholesale shows give buyers the opportunity to...