Wholesalecrafts.com, Inc. Announces ACRE Philadelphia As New Winter Wholesale Show Coming February 2015
March 3, 2014 – (Mooresville, NC) Wholesalecrafts.com, Inc. announces the addition of ACRE Philadelphia, an American craft wholesale show, to be held February 14 – 16, 2015 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA.
With the addition of ACRE Philadelphia, Wholesalecrafts.com, Inc. announces the ACRE Orlando show traditionally held in January will be discontinued indefinitely. “We are constantly re-evaluating our service to the craft industry, and understand the need for concentrating both exhibitor and buyer resources, as well as our own, on the most rewarding opportunities,” says, Nancy Vince, President of Wholesalecrafts.com, Inc.
ACRE Philadelphia will accommodate approximately 700 outstanding American craftspeople in what is expected to become a premier wholesale opportunity for craft buyers across the country. “Our research shows that many artists need the six weeks after the holiday rush to create new work for the prime buying season,” says Nancy Vince. “We are truly excited to present an exceptional national show in a wonderful facility that meets the needs of both the exhibitors and the buyers.”
ACRE Philadelphia will concentrate on presenting the nation’s highest caliber craftspeople in all media. To accomplish this, company officials are instituting a blue ribbon panel of artists and retailers to conduct a two-tier jury system which will curate the show. Emphasis will be on exceptional design, materials and workmanship.
Simultaneously, ACRE Philadelphia will concentrate on making the show affordable for both exhibitors and buyers. In what has become the gold standard for exhibitor fees, the “ACRE WAY” incorporates booth pricing to include carpet, electric, and free drayage, along with a one year of membership at www.Wholesalecrafts.com. From the buyer perspective, there will be no registration fees for those attending the show.
Wholesalecrafts.com has managed more than a dozen trade shows and has more than sixteen years experience in the craft industry. It’s spring show, ACRE Las Vegas, is the largest American craft show serving the west coast. It’s new show, ACRE Northeast, will debut this summer in Edison, NJ. Both of these shows accommodate a large spectrum of exhibitors with extensive opportunities for Emerging Artists. Each show also features a unique, day long, intensive educational conference, CRAFT: The Summit, designed specifically for retailers and wholesale artists.
For further information about ACRE Philadelphia, including the artist application process, visit www.ACREPhiladelphia.com.
Wholesalecrafts.com is the premier online marketplace for retailers to source 1,200 juried American and Canadian wholesale artists featuring jewelry, gifts, fashion accessories, home decor, garden accessories and more, in a variety of price points and styles. Enrollment is FREE for retailers. Artists pay a service fee and are eligible for many marketing opportunities including Wholesalecrafts.com’s quarterly printed Buyer’s Guide catalogs, annual Vertical Marketing Guides to target retail markets, co-op advertising with top industry trade publications, and three annual trade shows. Commissions are not charged on sales. For more information, visit www.Wholesalecrafts.com, or call 1.888.4.CRAFT.1 (1.888.427.2381).
About American Craft Retailers Expo (ACRE)
Wholesalecrafts.com, Inc. is the producer of the American Craft Retailers Expo (ACRE) shows, held annually in Philadelphia, PA, Las Vegas, NV, and Edison, NJ. Upcoming show dates include ACRE Las Vegas, April 29 – May 1, 2014 at the South Point Hotel Casino and Spa, ACRE Northeast, August 12 – 14, 2014 at the New Jersey Convention Center, and ACRE Philadelphia, February 14 – 16, 2015 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center – Hall A. For more information, visit www.ACRELasVegas.com, www.ACRENortheast.com, and www.ACREPhiladelphia.com, or call 1.888.4.CRAFT.1 (1.888.427.2381).