LAS VEGAS–In an effort to facilitate the connection of buyers and sellers before, during and after the bi-annual Las Vegas Markets, International Market Centers is launching a new online catalog gallery for gift and home decor products, which allows buyers to search thousands of the market’s product resources by name, keyword or product category.
“This is a fantastic tool that will help buyers and suppliers maintain a year-round exchange of ideas and information,” said Dorothy Belshaw, president of Gift & Home Décor, International Market Centers. “This new interactive online catalog gallery allows buyers to plan their market visit, shop efficiently while at Las Vegas Market, and access product information between markets as needed. Gift and home accent buyers generally replenish their inventory more frequently than furniture buyers, so this tool is designed to assist in this ongoing need for access to product information.”
The online catalog is a searchable directory of gift and home decor resources that allows buyers to preview specific product introductions, review product availability, request further information from suppliers and schedule appointments prior to market.
The online catalog gallery debuted at www.giftandhomelv.com/catalog on Aug. 26 and currently features more than 110 vendor catalogs. International Market Centers predicts that there will be more than 250 catalogs representing more than 500,000 products, uploaded to the gallery in advance of the Winter 2014 Market. The service is provided free to gift and home decor exhibitors with permanent showrooms at Las Vegas Market, and each exhibitor may upload as many as 15 catalogs in PDF format.
The online product gallery is a software platform that also offers a number of features and benefits for suppliers, including a lead-generation tool and appointment request form.