Posted by Joe Gargiulo on Wed, Nov 07, 2018 @ 09:45 AM
It’s easy to find trade events with the tag line, “the premier event of its kind in the XYZ industry,” but in the realm of home furnishings, the Las Vegas Market truly lives up to the hype. The upcoming 2019 Las Vegas Winter Market is slated for January 27 – 31 at the World Market Center with a massive offering of exhibits, products and services for anyone and everyone involved in the home furnishings industry.
The Las Vegas Market takes place twice each year (winter and summer) and attracts a cross-section of attendees from around the globe in the home furnishings trade such as retailers, buyers, interior designers, architects, specifiers, service providers and purchasing companies.
Exhibitors include manufacturers and wholesalers in the categories of furniture, mattress, lighting, home décor, accessories, housewares, floor coverings, home textiles, tabletops, general gift, gourmet products, specialty food and tabletop items, casual and outdoor living.
Service providers for home furnishing retailers are also on hand.
CrossCheck’s Senior Vice President Charles Dortch III and Sales Director Jason Lindell will be stationed at booth #22 in the Home Furnishings Association’s Retailer Resource Center (Bldg. 5, Suite 1050) and ready to discuss payments guarantee solutions for the home furnishings industry.
Reasons for Retailers to Attend
The Las Vegas Market presents more than 5.4 million square feet of exhibitor spaces and is a cross-category venue for buyers and interior designers. It’s also “the fastest growing gift market in the United States, with its temporary exhibits alone presenting more than 530 gift and home lines.” Attendee incentives include:
- Unmatched cross-category showcase of more than 600 exhibits, 4,000 brands and 500,000 products
- Lively temporary exhibitions offering 530-plus gift and home lines
- Easy, convenient and affordable travel and accommodations
- Entertaining, inspirational and accredited educational programming
- Partnerships with 40+ buying groups and associations
- Unmatched hospitality and amenities throughout campus
- Dynamic host city offering around-the-clock, world-class entertainment
The Las Vegas Market is on top of its marketing game, including a Media Center at the show, Market Preview Guides, a smart phone app, social media channels, and the dissemination of press releases and YouTube videos such as this:
The Las Vegas Market addresses the needs of interior designers and buyers with on-site destinations emphasizing lifestyles, design style and discovery.
The Las Vegas Design Center is situated at the campus of the World Market Center and features 30-plus designer showrooms and more than 120 product lines in a year-round selection of furniture, kitchen and bath products, lighting, floor coverings, fabrics, upholstery, wall décor and decorative accessories.
Salon West is a collection of brands emphasizing interior luxury, comfort and the casual chic with a product category mix of home decor, lighting, home textiles, furniture, wall decor and gifts.
Modern Trends is an exclusive collection of contemporary furnishings, offering “clean lines, simple forms, and contemporary material combinations” in the realm of upholstered, dining, accent, bar, home office, and home entertainment products.
The Pavilions is an exhibition space that features more than 500 gift and home brands in seven unique sections: Gift, Handmade, Design Home, Discoveries, Home, Artisanal LA, and Aid to Artisans. The Pavilions offers after-hours buying events, dedicated programming, and trends tours.
Discoveries is a temporary exhibit of repurposed, refurbished and charming home-and-gift products that attendees can purchase via cash-and-carry or buy-and-ship (includes orders of any size).
Reaching the Home Furnishings Industry
According to organizers, “the Las Vegas Market is the only major home furnishings market in the west and is the fastest growing gift and home décor market in the country. This unique offering draws tens of thousands of buyers twice a year from 50 states and 80-plus countries, with a heavy concentration on western buyers who do not attend markets in the East or other area of the country.”
The Las Vegas Market’s sortable exhibitory directory contains information about many of the featured brands, products and services.
CrossCheck will be among the exhibiting service providers and discussing payment solutions with representatives from the retail home furnishings industry. Specifically, they will demonstrate how furniture dealers can maximize sales and reduce risk using three popular CrossCheck services:
- Standard Check Guarantee — A cost-saving guarantee service with mail-in check claims
- Conversion Plus — An streamlined electronic check guarantee solution using desktop readers.
- Remote Deposit Capture with Multiple Check — A convenient electronic check guarantee service with options for single or Multiple Check. Merchants accept 2 – 4 checks for a single purchase, allowing consumers to designate the deposit date for each check over a 30-day period and extra time to replenish their checking accounts.
To learn more, visit CrossCheck at the 2019 Las Vegas Winter Market or sign up for a Free Check Guarantee Consultation.