If you’re not familiar with the High Point International Home Furnishings Market, it’s the largest trade show in the US for furniture. The first furniture market was held in 1909 in High Point, North Carolina and was called the Southern Furniture Market.
Today, the trade show is attended by people from all over the globe. It’s held twice a year and you can learn about anything from home fashion and design to how to effectively build your retail furniture business. You also get to see the new furniture trends and styles before they hit the market.
The dates for the upcoming Furniture Market will be April 27 to May 3. Here’s a quick rundown of what you can expect at the approaching furniture show.
Day 1 – April 27:
Learn what industry experts are doing to close their sales.
40% of your customers are checking out your website before and after a purchase. Are you sending the right message?
How to tell fashion from fad. Invest in the right thing.
Is your inventory lost? Learn some great tips on inventory management.
Day 2 – April 28:
Don’t miss Candice Olson, the host of the popular HGTV show “Divine Design with Candice Olson,” give some design solutions and tips.
Find out how adjusting your store lighting can make a big difference in the presentation of your furniture.
Do you advertise on TV or thinking about it? Find out how to do it right.
Day 3 – April 29:
The Allure 2006 Fashion Show hosted by Nancy Glass
Diversify yourself by retailing if you’re a designer or designing if you’re a retailer.
The session shows you how to combine them both and help your bottom line.
Drive your sales. Learn how to create that High Performance Sales Force.
Day 4 – April 30:
Ever wonder how you can compete against the National Brands? This day has a session just for the Independent Furniture Retailer.
Stay way ahead of the trends with the “8 Incoming Looks for 2007.”
Find new ways to control your delivery expenses.
How would you sell to your Grandmother? This session titled, “Selling to Your Grandmother” is about building trust and getting intimate with your customers.
May 1-3 is all about shopping and networking. For more information go to: http://greatpricedfurniture.blogger.com