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DO YOU HAVE A PRODUCT WE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT?

Mr. Checkout is a national association of independent wagon-jobbers and full-line distributors. We distribute product to approximately 35,000 independent stores around the country and are always seeking the next hot new product. If you have a product, we want to hear from you!

Selling Products to Hospital Gift Stores

Gift StoresGifts are often sold in shops that care convenient. Card Shops, Flower Shops, Drug Stores, Cooking Stores, Airport Shops, Christian Stores and Hospital Gift Shops are just some of the more common places gifts are sold. Gifts represent a huge category with products that range from handmade sewn items to high tech gizmos. The stores that sell these gift items are often small and independently owned. Often the distributors that visit these stores to refill their gum, candy and drink coolers are the same distributors or jobbers that visit convenience stores and grocery stores.

The gift channels of distribution can also be done through gift shows, gift reps and gift marts. The channels can be costly as it costs thousands to attend and setup a booth at these events. Strategies to meet gift store owners directly at these events come down to 1) attending the shows 2) handing out samples to gift reps 3) show that your product will sell by proving it in your local market first. Most successful products start in local areas then keep expanding into new markets following the same successful introduction strategies.

Gift Marts

Gift shows are a great way to start, however you should also explore gift marts. Gift marts are independent showrooms that are run by sales reps. These showrooms are often available to buyers by appointment only, however every quarter or so these gift marts will open their showroom as sort of an open house. If you have a product for gift stores, consider selling them through gift marts for more exposure to independent buyers.

Seattle Gift Mart
6100 Fourth Ave , South
Seattle , WA 98108
(206) 767-6800

Gift Center at Montgomery Park
2701 NW Vaughn Street
Portland , OR 97210
501) 228-7275

San Francisco Gift Center 
888 Brannan Street
San Francisco , CA 94103
(415) 861-7733

Los Angeles Mart
1933 South Broadway
Los Angeles , CA 90007
(213) 749-7911

Denver Merchandise Mart 
451 East 58th Ave.
Denver, CO 80216
(303) 292-6278

Kansas City Merchandise Mart
6800 West 115th Street
Overland Park , KS 66211
(913) 491-6688

Dallas Market Center 
2100 Stemmons Freeway
Dallas , TX 75207
(214) 655-6100

Minneapolis Gift Mart 
10301 Bren Road , West
Minnetonka , MN 55343
(612) 932-7200

Indianapolis Gift Mart
4475 Allisonville Road
Indianapolis , IN 46205
(317) 546-0719

The Merchandise Mart
Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago , IL 60654
(312) 527-4141

Columbus Gift Mart
1999 Westbelt Drive
Columbus , OH 43228
(614) 876-2719

Americas Mart Atlanta 
240 Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta , GA 30043
(404) 688-8994

Charlotte Merchandise Mart
2500 East Independence Blvd.
Charlotte , NC 28205
(704) 377-5881

Mid Atlantic Gift Center
12260 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston , VA 22091
(703) 391-0095

The Pittsburgh Expo Mart 
105 Mall Blvd
Monroeville , PA 15146
(412) 856-8100

Market Center
230 Fifth Ave.
New York , NY 10001
(212) 686-1203

New York Merchandise Mart
41 Madison Ave.
New York , NY 10010
(212) 686-1203

The Northeast Market Center 
1000 Technology Park Drive
Billerica MA 01890
(800) 435-2775

Miami International Merchandise Mart
777 NW 72nd Ave.
Miami , FL 33126
(305) 261-2900

Michigan Gift Mart
133 W. Main
Northville , MI
(313) 348-7890

US and Canadian Gift Shows 

ALASKA

The Wholesale Alaskan Gift Show, www.newimpressions.com 

ARIZONA

OASIS Gift Show, www.oasis.org 

ARKANSAS

Eureka Springs Gift Show, http://www.eurekaspringsgiftshow.com/default.htm 

CALIFORNIA

California Gift Show, www.californiagiftshow.com 

California Market Center, www.californiamarketcenter.com 

Gourmet Products Show, www.glmshows.com 

IDEX (Collectible Doll and Bear Exposition), www.dollexpo.com www.bearexpo.com 

International Gift Fair, www.weshows.com 

LA Gift MART, www.lamart.com 

Long Beach Furniture & Accessory Market, www.kemexpo.com 

NASFT Fancy Food Show, San Francisco, www.fancyfoodshows.com 

San Francisco International Gift Fair, San Francisco, www.sfigf.com 

CANADA

Alberta Gift Show, www.albertagiftshow.com 

Canadian Gift and Tableware Association http://www.cgta.org 

Montreal Gift Show, www.montrealgiftshow.com 

Vancouver Gift Show, www.vancouvergiftshow.com 

Vancouver British Columbia , www.coffee-expo.com 

COLORADO

Denver Merchandise Mart, www.denvermart.com 

International New Age Tradeshow, www.inats.com 

FLORIDA

Orlando Gift Show, www.orlandogift-how.com 

IDEX (Collectible Doll and Bear Exposition), www.dollexpo.com www.bearexpo.com 

International New Age Trade Show East, www.inats.com 

Miami International Gift & Decorative Accessories Show, and Miami Resort 

Merchandise Show, Miami International Merchandise Mart, www.urban-expo.com 

Tampa Furniture & Accessory Market, www.kemexpo.com 

Orlando Variety Merchandise Show, www.merchandisegroup.com 

GEORGIA

ACC Craft Show, www.craftcouncil.org 

Atlanta International Gift Market, www.americasmart.com 

The Gift Fair in Atlanta , http://www.thegiftfairinatlanta.com 

HAWAII

Hawaii Trade Shows, www.douglastradeshows.com 

ILLINOIS

ACC Craft Council Shows, www.craftcouncil.org 

Beckman Handcrafted Show, www.mmart.com/giftandhome 

Chicago Gift & Home Market, The Merchandise Mart, www.giftandhome.com .

International Housewares Show, www.housewares.org .

NASFT Fancy Food Show, www.fancyfoodshows.com

St. Louis Gift Show, www.stlouisgiftshow.com 

PromoExpo & Conference, www.promoexpo.com 

INDIANA

Indiana Gift Mart; tel. 217/423-5185.

Heritage Cash and Carry Wholesale, www.heritagemarkets.com 

KANSAS

K.C. Gift Mart, www.kcgiftmart.com .

KENTUCKY

Kentucky Crafted, www.kycraft.org 

Louisville Gift, Craft & Jewelry Show, www.louisvillegiftshow.com 

LOUISIANA

New Orleans Gift and Jewelry Show, www.gift2jewelry.com 

MAINE

New England Products and Trade Show, http://www.nepts.co 

MARYLAND

ACC Craft Show, www.craftcouncil.org 

East Coast Gift Expo, www.urban-expo.com 

MASSACHUSETTS

The Premier Show, www.thegiftcenter.com 

The Cape Cod Gift Show, www.capecodgiftshow.com 

Boston Gift Show, www.bostongiftshow.com 

The Buyers Cash & Carry Wholesale Mart, http://www.marketsquareshows.com 

Heritage Cash & Carry Wholesale Market, www.heritagemarketing.com 

MICHIGAN

Michigan Gift Mart, www.michigangiftmart.com 

MINNESOTA

Minneapolis Gift Mart, www.mplsgiftmart.com 

MISSISSIPPI

Biloxi Gift Show, www.wmigiftshows.com 

MISSOURI

St. Louis Gift Show, www.stlouisgiftshow.com 

NEVADA

Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show,  www.urban-expo.com 

Las Vegas Trade Show, www.merchandisegroup.com/merchandise/index.jsp 

NEW JERSEY

Atlantic City Variety Merchandise Show, www.merchandisegroup.com/merchandise/index.jsp 

NEW YORK

American Gift and Art Show, www.westernnewyorkgiftshow.com 

New York International Gift Fair, www.nyigf.com 

225 Gift and Housewares Show, www.225-fifth.com 

Upstate New York State Gift Expo, www.upstatenygiftexpo.com 

Variety Merchandise Show, www.merchandisegroup.com/merchandise/index.jsp 

West New York Gift Show, www.westernnewyorkgiftshow.com 

NORTH CAROLINA

Charlotte Gift Show, www.charlottegiftshow.com 

OHIO

Columbus Gift Mart, www.columbusgiftmart.com 

OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma City Gift Show, www.wholesalemarketinc.com 

OREGON

Portland Gift Show, www.portlandgift.com 

PENNSYLVANIA

Cash and Carry Wholesale Market, www.marketsquareshows.com 

Philadelphia Gift Show, www.urban-expo.com 

Pittsburgh Gift Show, www.westernnewyorkgiftshow.com 

SOUTH CAROLINA

Grand Strand Gift & Resort Merchandise Show, www.urban-expo 

TENNESSEE

Norton ‘s Gatlinburg Gift and Variety Show, www.ommart.com 

Smoky Mountain Gift Show, www.smokymtngiftshow.com 

TEXAS

Dallas International Gift Market, www.dallasmarketcenter.com 

Houston Variety & Merchandise Show, www.merchandisegroup.com/merchandise/index.jsp 

San Antonio Gift Show, www.wholesalemarketinc.com 

UTAH

Salt Lake Wholesale Gift Show, 801-566-9300

VIRGINIA

Washington Gift Show, www.washingtongiftshow.com 

WASHINGTON

Seattle Gift Show, www.seattlegift.com 

WASHINGTON DC

Greater Washington Gift Mart, 703-352-8010

Washington Gift Show, www.washingtongiftshow.com 

DO YOU HAVE A PRODUCT WE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT?

Mr. Checkout is a national association of independent wagon-jobbers and full-line distributors. We distribute product to approximately 35,000 independent stores around the country and are always seeking the next hot new product. If you have a product, we want to hear from you!