Wholesalecrafts.com™ is proud to announce the return of its fourth annual American Craft Retailers Expo™ (ACRE™) show in Orlando, January 25 - 27, 2014 at the Orange County Convention Center. Produced by Wholesalecrafts.com™ and benchmarked off the growing success of its premier physical trade show, ACRE™ Las Vegas, now in its eighth year, ACRE™ Orlando now brings a second show offering per year to the Wholesalecrafts.com™ roster of services. Founded and privately owned by Nancy Vince since 1998, Wholesalecrafts.com™ is the leading online service for retailers to source American and Canadian wholesale artists. Currently boasting 1,200 artists and 21,000 retailer members, Wholesalecrafts.com™ is the only successful “online trade show” of its kind.
Cooperatively co-located with the Orlando Gift Show including Orlando Cash & Carry Show, ACRE™ Orlando is truly the latest revolution in wholesale shows for the East. Just as artists and buyers have come to expect from ACRE™ Las Vegas in the West, ACRE™ Orlando will feature hundreds of juried wholesale artists among seven distinct juried showcases - Handmade Jewelry, Handmade Gifts & Accessories, The Gallery of Fine Crafts, The Gallery of Fine Jewelry, Handmade Wearable Art, and One-of-a-Kind, with Emerging Artists who are brand new to trade shows, sprinkled throughout. The Gallery of Fine Crafts and the Gallery of Fine Jewelry spotlight handmade items that mostly wholesale at price points of $100 and above. Within these two showcases retailers will find gold, silver and platinum jewelry, furniture, home decor, garden accessories, and more. The One-of-a-Kind showcase is by invitation only and features products mostly in the $500 price point and above. Rounding out the show is the Retailer Resource area, which will offer a collection of services and products such as imprinted bags, lighted display stands, industry publications and organizations.
Both ACRE™ shows offer an all-inclusive booth package for American and Canadian wholesale artists to display their products, and provide an affordable venue for new artists to make their wholesale debut through its Emerging Artist program. In turn, retailers will find new, creative, and never-before-seen product lines each year at ACRE™. Markets represented at ACRE™ include clothing and fashion accessories, tabletop, stationery, home furnishings and decorative accessories, garden accessories, pet products, toys, gifts, body and aromatics, jewelry, Judaica, ‘green’ products, and more.
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.
Co-located with the Orlando Gift Show featuring The Orlando Cash & Carry Show.