March 2016 ASD Market Week Recap: Retail Lessons Learned and You

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ASD Market Week March 2016 Day 4 was a big one. Here’s what our attendees said, a look back at retail and product lessons from days 1, 2, and 3, – and a flash forward to ASD Market Week July 31-August 3, 2016.

What People Are Saying About March 2016 ASD Market Week

Just in case you need another reason to join us at ASD Market Week in Summer of 2016, check out what our exhibitors and buyers were saying this week.



“On opening day, we wrote orders that equaled the total amount we sold at the last ASD Summer 2015 show. One new buyer wrote an order for $175,000 on only 12 items. We’ll be back in August for sure.” –Heath McKee, Sales Manager, Hanna’s Handiworks

“This show has more buyers and they are very optimistic about the economy and are placing big orders. This ASD Show has been great for us.” –Randy Siega, Goffa

“Mad Gabs has had tremendous success with ASD! We’re in thousands of boutiques, pharmacies and upscale shops across the U.S. This has been an amazing show and we’ve written hundreds of orders in less than three days!” –Gabrielle Melchionda, Mad Gabs


“There’s always an abundance of new vendors to discover and old favorites. I especially enjoy discovering new trends, which I always do when I come to ASD.” –Kimberly Efseaff, Bon Jewels

“I have been coming to this show for 30 years and this is still the best show in the world.  I’ve been all over the world and you just can’t beat ASD. I come to ASD twice a year and spend $500,000 each time, this show means so much to my business.” –Dan Davis,  Davis Creations, Valdosta, GA

“ASD is by far the best trade show I have attended and I do them all! ASD is a ‘one stop shop’ that saves me time and money and gives me the variety that I want to deliver to my customers. It’s hands down the most accommodating show for buyers. I definitely did a lot of business.” –Iman Youssef, Amour Fragrances & Beauty Boutique, Canada

Importers, Source Direct


“Great Job! The SourceDirect Matchmaking team matched me with international suppliers and we’re looking to potentially place orders with once we get back from the show. Looking forward to the August show!” –River J., Owner, ElectroVentures, Inc. Las Vegas, NV

“SourceDirect is a great sourcing opportunity for those who are looking to buy direct. We’ve been coming to SourceDirect and ASD for 10 years now, and shop the entire floor to find new sourcing opportunities and get new product ideas that will complement our existing product mix.” –Rebecca C. & Michele M., Senior Buyer, SNI, Bensalem, PA  

Our Speakers

“A huge thank you to ASD! The keynote presentation was inspirational to me. I gained so much inspiration from the audience. Entrepreneurs are doing so many amazing things and even though I was speaking I learned so much. I can’t wait to come back to ASD whether I’m invited or not.” –Jim Cockrum, Keynote speaker

“I really enjoyed speaking at ASD this time. It was great connecting with friends from everywhere and meeting with so many people and excited faces. The rooms have been packed and I even had people who heard me speak, come up to me on the show floor!” –Kat Simpson

4 Days of Retail Education That Provided Actionable Insight for ASD Attendees


Interested in becoming a speaker at the next show? Drop us a line here.

A Look Back at Days 1, 2, and 3 – Your ASD Market Week Recap and insights from all of the on-site retail and online selling talks.

Day 1 Show Highlights

Day 2 Show Highlights

Day 3 Show Highlights

IMG_2516Key Vendors & Products from Day 1, 2, 3

Fashion + Accessories Must-See Vendors Day 1

Dress The Director’s Fashion + Accessories Finds – Part 1

Dress The Director’s Fashion + Accessories Finds – Part 2

Smoke + Vape at ASD Trending Products for 2016

Gift + Novelties Must-Have Products from ASD March 2016

Registration for the next ASD opens March 23, 2016 – mark your calendars!

That’s a wrap! Are you a professional buyer or online seller? Grab your free ticket to the next ASD Market Week on July 31-August 3, 2016 hereCheck back in with the ASD Insider for essential post-trade show tips, curated vendors, retail education and much more. Stay in touch, and, on behalf of the entire ASD team, thank you!

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