Helping you to be independent

Did you know that around 80% of the visitors to Giving and Living are independent retailers?  Are you one of them?  We know that running your own small business can be a challenge at the best of times, and the current economic climate is undoubtedly not making your life any easier!  Well our show aims to support you in as many ways as possible.  As well as the opportunity to see your existing suppliers, you can source great new products  and meet and build relationships with new suppliers.  However running a retail business is not just about the products, and there will also be a range of companies at the show who can help you with everything you need on top of that; from display stands to packaging, and EPoS systems to IT solutions:

The Giftware Association (The GA) will be on Stand A430 offering retail expertise, as well the opportunity to sign up to GA membership, which brings with it a whole host of benefits including access to special discounts, insurance services and legal assistance.  The Chief Executive of the Giftware Association, Isabel Martinson, will be holding drop-in retail surgeries at the stand on the Sunday afternoon and Monday morning of the show.

Ecommerce experts Sitemakers will be bringing their Liquidshop-lite ecommerce package to the show, as well as offering drop-in retail surgeries on Stand A441.

Liquidshop-lite will be available to GA retail members who join at the show without the usual £995 set up charge.  This is an exclusive discount offering you low-cost entry to the highly successful Liquidshop ecommerce platform, which gives you access to all you need to build a successful online business, including the support of a highly experienced team.  It’s a great incentive to join the GA on the day!

In addition, Giving and Living has recently joined forces with MyHigh.St, the feel-good shopping website for independent retailers wanting to sell on-line and via mobile.  By bringing our high streets on-line, and uniting high street retailers there, they provide an excellent opportunity for you to have a cost and risk-free on-line presence.  By visiting MyHigh.St on Stand A331  you could get an on-line store that will enable you to compete head to head with chain stores, supermarkets and online-only retailers.

With all that available and more, you could leave the show with all the stock you need for the season ahead and also all the tools you need to run your business successfully.  Not a bad day’s work, right?

If you haven’t already registered to attend, why not do click here or give us a call on 01934 733433?  There’s still time, and with all this on offer, you can’t afford to miss out!


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