For Buyers

PRE-REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

YOU MAY REGISTER AT THE DOOR ON FRIDAY, 6/10/12 AFTER 10:00AM

PLEASE DOWNLOAD AND BRING THE FORM BELOW, ALONG WITH YOUR BUSINESS ID AS REQUIRED.

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What we have to offer buyers:

  • One stop shopping
  • New ideas for future marketing
  • Networking with other store owners
  • Putting a face to a name, building relationships
  • Learn about trends, what’s coming, what’s about to begin winding down
  • Time away from the office to renew outlooks and focus on the buying aspect of the business
  • Money saving show specials

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NEW SHOW HOURS 

FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2016

Registration 8:00am – 12:00pm

New Product Display 8:00am – 6:00pm

Stahls’ Transfer Express Seminar 10:00am – 11:00am

Show Open 12:00pm- 6:00pm

Trends Social  6:00pm – 7:00pm

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2016

Show Open 9:00am – 4:00pm

 

 

Educational Sessions

FRIDAY 10:00AM – 11:00AM
STAHLS’ TRANSFER EXPRESS
Screening Printing With Just A Heat Press

Are you ready to start your own t-shirt business? All you need is a heat press and you can print screen printed custom shirts in just 4 seconds. We will show you how to create art without any art experience using a free online design tool. We will also show you a variety of print options including glitter, full color, individual names and numbers. All of this for a minimal investment…a heat press!

QUICK TIP SESSIONS
FRIDAY

1:00     Stahls’ Transfer Express – HOW TO START YOUR OWN T-SHIRT BUSINESS

2:00    College Coloring Books – How to Boost Sales with Coloring Parties!

3:00    Angelus Pacific – Alternative Markets – Expanding your existing business

4:00    Nava NY – Custom Sorority Jewelry x Made in The USA

SATURDAY

10:00   Angelus Pacific – Customer Service & Marketing

11:00   Athena – American manufacturing

12:00 NavaNY – Drop Shipping VS Wholesale

1:00   Bodek and Rhodes – The Evolution of the T Shirt- from function to fashion.

 What people are saying about us:

I always come away with new ideas for my store and new products I didn’t even know I wanted!

 

…getting to meet those people I’ve talked to all year long is wonderful. I feel like I can trust the company and have a personal contact that wasn’t there before.

I didn’t come for years because I thought I was doing OK on my own. this is my third year to come because my store did much better the last 2 years due to all the new stuff I found!

Too many costly buying mistakes were made when I bought from a catalog or rep. I know now that I need to touch, talk, and compare!”

I attend other shows and never see everything. This show lets me really shop for my store.

Because the other store in my town doesn’t attend! I always have the freshest mix in my store and my students know it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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HOT NEW PRODUCT VOTING ON FRIDAY

All buyers who arrive on Friday will get to vote on this year’s hottest new products. Each exhibitor will be asked to provide us with one new or hot product to showcase prior to the show’s opening at 4:00pm. Buyers may vote until 6:00pm. Due to security, products will only be available on Friday evening and will be removed at the close of the show that night. Winners will be announced Saturday.

REGISTRATION PROCEDURES

Discounted buyer registration of $25.00 per store is available to all qualified buyers who register prior to May 1st. Stores registered by May 1st will earn $25.00 in credit to use with selected vendors or towards food and beverage at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel. Credits will be held in the regstration packet at the door and will only be given to stores in attendance.

After May 1st, registration will be $40.00 per store and does not include the rebate credit. Advanced registration ends June 1st but buyers may register at the door with proper business credentials.

For our buyers’ protection as well as the exhibitors’, those not in attendance in 2013-2015 will be asked to submit two pieces of business identification with the appropriate forms. A photocopy of a resale tax certificate as well as another form of business identification must be sent with the registration form. Incomplete registration requirements will be returned.

No refunds will be made after May 1, 2016 or for no-shows.

BUSINESS CREDENTIALS REQUIRED

Copy of a valid Retail Business License or Certificate of Resale in the name of the store registering PLUS

    • Copy of your Federal Tax ID
    • PLUS one (1) of the following:
      • Two (2) recent invoices for products/ merchandise similar to that exhibited at The Spirt Show for over $300.00
      • Store Lease
      • Copy of an ad in the local or campus newspaper
      • Website available (valid and in working order, not “parked” or “under construction”) for online retailers

Registration payments may be made through a company check or credit card. Sorry, no personal checks. Each store is entitled to one show tote bag per registration. Additional tote bags may be purchased based on availability at the show

SHOW DIRECTORY

A complete directory of all exhibitors at The Spirit Show will be distributed to all registered buyers at the show. This directory is available only on-site and cannot be sent to stores not in attendance.

DRESS CODE

The Spirit Show is designed to foster an interactive and comfortable business atmosphere. We suggest dressing casually to complement your college store customers’ attire. Sportswear and comfortable shoes are recommended; suits and/or dresses are not required.

CHILDREN

Children are allowed on the show floor provided they are well supervised and with an adult at all times. We do ask that strollers be carefully guided and not allowed to block aisles or entry to booths.

CAMERAS

Due to the nature of the Greek and College product business, cameras and video recorders will be allowed but may only be used with vendor permission.

REGISTRATION CONFIRMATIONS

Registration confirmations will be mailed within 2 weeks of receipt of registration materials. Please follow up on your registration if you have not received your confirmation.

CANCELLATION POLICY

There is no refund of registration fees for cancellation or no-show.

NAME BADGES

Four name badges will be available for each store at no charge prior to May 1st. Additional badges ordered will be assessed with a charge of $5.00 each. Name badges will be required for admittance into the exhibit hall. Name badges are not mailed out in advance.

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