The New

Retailers Market Place

Wholesale Merchandise Buying Show

Sunday & Monday, February 27 &28, 2022

About Us

What:

The next Retailers MarketPlace wholesale buying show will take place Sunday (9am-6pm) and Monday, (9am-5pm) February 27 & 28, 2022 in Grand Rapids MI at the DeltaPlex Arena & Conference Center.

 

Where:

The DeltaPlex is located 2 miles north of downtown GR, most easily accessed from US 131 at exit 88 (Ann St. Exit).  Once you leave the expressway, the facility is literally just a 3 minute drive.  There are approximately 1,500 Free parking spaces outside our show doors.

The DeltaPlex address is: 2500 Turner Ave NW Grand Rapids, MI 49544

 

Event History:

This event is the same show which formerly took place in downtown Lansing for 14 years and also in Birch Run in 2020.  The Birch Run Expo Center recently sold and the building is being re-purposed.   We are happy to find a new home for our event in Grand Rapids which has diverse offerings of dining and shopping.

 

Who/How:

This is a Wholesale buying show for store owners and their buyers.   To be admitted onto the show floor, you must present a copy of your current sales tax license.

 

Our Exhibitors are company representatives, distributors, manufacturers and artists who show samples of their work.   Buyers place orders with vendors / exhibitors for Product in quantity to be shipped to their place of business at a later date; 4-6 weeks after the show is a typical time frame.

 

Some vendors / exhibitors also offer merchandise at the show on an ‘immediate delivery’ basis.  Also known as ‘cash and carry’ sales where you can pay in full with the vendor and take the item/s away from the show with you.  Cash and Carry allows you to try out new product at smaller minimum quantities and alleviate wait time shipping costs; especially nice for larger and or heavier items.

 

Types of Exhibitors / Merchandise:

Some of the merchandise categories of exhibiting vendors who have done our show in the past and you can usually expect to find are;

General Gift & Souvenir, T-Shirts & Resort Apparel, Fashion Accessories, Jewelry & Handbags, Greeting Cards, Country Wood & Metal Décor & Art Items, Packaged Food, Puzzles, Original Art & Photo Designs, Packaging & Labeling Products, Granite & Stone, Scents & Soaps, Personal Care Products, Home Décor & Accent Accessories, Toys & Novelty, and Pet Supplies.

 

Types of Stores who come to do their Buying:

Both Brick and Mortar and Online businesses obtain merchandise at our show.   Some of the types of businesses who do their buying with us include, but are not limited to: Gift & Souvenir Shops, Coastal Seasonal Shops, Country Stores, Packaged Food Retailers, Hospital Gift Shops, Interior Designers, Furniture & Home Décor, Historical Museums, Boutiques, Galleries, Salons, Book Stores, Coffee Shops, Casinos, Hardware Stores, Florists, Garden & Nursery Centers, Jewelry Shops, Convenience Stores, Pharmacies and Campgrounds.

 

How do I Sign-Up to Attend as a Buyer?

You may pre-register as a buyer now.  We will need your sales tax ID # along with your contact info and the names of the people attending.  Or you may just show up at our door with your credentials.  If you pre-register, we will add you to our database and make your name badges ahead of time to alleviate wait time at registration.  If you pre-register from the website, you will receive a confirmation back from us so you know we have your info and you are approved to attend.

 

There is no charge to attend the show and parking is free.  The general public is not admitted.   You must have a valid sales tax license or be able to show other proof of affiliation with a retail business.

 

Overnight Accommodations:

Most of our buyers get their work done in a day but G.R. has lots of other things to offer.   So if you don’t want to be rushed and maybe come back the next day to finish up, see the ‘Hotels Page’ of this website for discounted rates to Buyers and Exhibitors of the show.  We have a nice offering of hotels within minutes of the show including more luxury accommodations downtown within walking distance of fabulous dining.

 

Questions?

Love to help at [email protected]

Thank you and we hope to see you in GR February 27 & 28, 2022

 

DeltaPlex, 2500 Turner Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544