New Buyer Checklist

 

Before the show:
 

Register online and receive up-to-date PROJECT New York event info.

✓ Plan your Open to Buy:

    Review your merchandise sell-thru. Note your best-selling styles, sizes, and brands, and set up appointments in advance.

    Set your goals for discovering new brands and find inspiration:

        → Follow @projectshow to be up to date on new brands and trends.

✓ Plan on site show coverage with your staff.

    Tip: Don’t forget to register all staff members in advance so they can skip the line.

✓ Set discovery goals: Visit 10 new vendors per category to see what’s new and diversify your merchandise.


Make the most of your visit:


✓ Start early so you aren’t rushed as you discover what’s new.

✓ Use the app to find the booths and brands you’ve planned to see, or search top categories.

✓ Walk row by row, floor by floor, and find the hidden gems that will make your store stand out.

✓ Don't be shy. If you see a busy booth, don’t be discouraged. Ask what time would be good for you to come back.

✓ Introduce yourself. You’ll enjoy the new relationships you make within this supportive community for years to come.

✓ Write your orders at the show to not miss out on merchandise.

✓ Take photos of what you buy. This makes it easier to remember your buys or share with your staff.  (Just remember to ask first!)

 

Continue your discovery:

✓ Stay in touch with industry updates through @projectshow

✓ Review orders to make sure the delivery dates are correct.

✓ Confirm your orders with vendors.

✓ Follow up on orders you have placed. Make sure things are on time, shipping is in order, and there are no complications.

✓ Register for the next event early and receive trend updates and inspirations.