Trade shows


Autumn Fair 2011 at the NEC in Birmingham runs from 04.09.11 to 07.09.11 this year and is a great place to view a large number of suppliers all under one roof. However not all suppliers exhibit at this exhibition and Scarthingwell Replicas is one of these.

After many years of regularly exhibiting at The Furniture Show (now Interiors Birmingham), The Spring Fair and The Autumn Fair we took a long hard look at the finances and practicalities of these exhibitions and decided, for us, the return was no longer worth the outlay. We found every year prices for every aspect of the exhibitions were increasing while footfall and the return on our investment were diminishing.

So our main point of contact with customers is now through our website where we showcase our full range of wholesale home accessories, our blog and through face to face visits from our sales agents. We have found this enables us to devote more energy to keeping our website as up to date as possible. All new items appear within a day or two of them arriving and we only show wholesale shabby chic gifts and furnishings which are in stock now. This means customers can place their order and receive all their goods within 4 or 5 working days, a far cry from competitor websites which show lots of out of stock items with long lead times.

If you have visited Autumn Fair and placed orders, only to be told after the exhibition there are long lead times for your goods we would suggest you take a look around our site to order goods which can be delivered and on your shop floor in less than a week. Don’t cancel your existing order but if you need stock quickly to sell while you wait for your Autumn Fair delivery, Scarthingwell is the place to buy giftware and accessories for immediate delivery.

We have new deliveries of stock arriving regularly between now and Christmas so do remember to check back regularly, or better still register for our regular emails advising when new stock is available.

The pre Christmas trading period is an incredibly important time for small and independent retailers and stock availability can make a huge difference to the purchasing decisions made by businesses planning for this time. With this in mind we keep our website as accurate and up to date with our current stock availability as we can to ensure our customers can plan and purchase to suit their needs.
 
We have several delivery options available and this combined with no minimum order value or minimum order quantity makes us one of the most accommodating and flexible wholesalers in the UK.

So if you didn’t find all you wanted at the Autumn Fair, your order may not be delivered before Christmas or you simply need some new, fresh lines take a look at our wholesale accessories and giftware or come and visit us at our cash and carry warehouse in North Yorkshire.

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Well Harrogate Home and Gift Fair is nearly upon us. Once again we would like to invite any new or existing customers to call in at our showrooms as part of their trip to the exhibition.

We are approximately 40 minutes drive from the exhibition halls and you can place an order for delivery or cash and carry. Cash and carry customers receive a 10% discount off their order.

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As our regular customers will know, we decided not to exhibit at either Interiors Birmingham or the Spring Fair this year. Instead we will be improving the usability of our wholesale website and we will be using sales agents to a greater extent with a more structured plan to their activities.

If you would like a visit from an agent to explain how we work and to go through our extensive catalogue please send us an email at sales (at) scarthingwell.co.uk or call on 01937 557877

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As many of our customers now know, we are not exhibiting at either Interiors Birmingham 2010 or Spring Fair 2010 at the NEC.

Having seen visitor numbers dwindle over the past few years at these events we decided we would take a look at our marketing strategy for 2010 and try some new ideas.

We will be visiting more of our customers who would like to see us this year and we will be visiting more frequently with new more up to date catalogues.

If you would like a visit from a sales rep please call us on 01937 557877 and we will make an appointment with you.

We will also be holding events at our showrooms at Scarthingwell during the year where you can visit and see our new lines ‘in the flesh’ and finally we will be making some further improvements to our website.

 Scarthingwells marketing strategy for 2010

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logo autumnfair091 Autumn Fair 2009

 

After careful consideration we have decided not to exhibit at the Autumn Fair this year.

We felt in the current economic climate that the considerable expense involved in exhibiting could be spent more effectively elsewhere.

As a result we are offering 5% off all orders placed via our website during and just after the show period.

The offer will run from 2nd September 2009 to 18th September 2009.

Obviously some terms and conditions will apply, click on the link below for full details.

Scarthingwell Replicas Autumn 2009 Promotion

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harrogate 150x150 Harrogate Home and Gift Fair 2009

Harrogate home and gift fair will be running from 19th to 22nd July and although we do not exhibit at Harrogate we are only 40 minutes drive from the fair and would welcome any customers, new or old who would like to visit us as part of their buying trip to Harrogate.

We are having a special offer during the show period for anyone who comes to visit us. Full details can be found here -> Harrogate Offer 2009.

Click here for directions from Harrogate to Scarthingwell

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cav823 Spring Fair  Tales of economic doom and bad weather pretty much killed the Spring Fair. Footfall was massively down, probably due to severe weather warnings and people being advised not to travel unless absolutely essential.

We suffered as a result, as did most of the other exhibitors we spoke to. Some fared a lot worse than us some a little better. We had many new products to show, a much larger stand with a different layout and still our orders were much lower than last year.

Could this be the end of two separate shows at this time of year? Who knows at least we are still trading and looking to make the most of the orders we have.

New items will be added to the website in the coming weeks and we will be despatching orders as soon as we can. If you placed an order and would like it urgently just give us a ring and we’ll do what we can to get it to you as soon as we can.

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The Furniture show, now known as Interiors Birmingham, finished on Wednesday and could be descirbed as far from spectacular. Footfall was down, orders were down and people were being very careful with their spending. We did take orders however and now we need to fulfill those as quickly as we can and look forward to the Spring Fair…

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Interiors Birmingham 2009 (formerly the Furniture Show) is open for business 18th to 21st january 2009. We will be exhibiting as usual in Hall 4 Stand B71. Work building the stand gets under way on Tuesday ready for all the visitors to descend on us on the Sunday. Although we will all be busy and involvecd in the building of the exhibition stand there will always be someone at the warehouse and office to serve cash and carry customers or answer telephone queries.

We will be exhibiting many new lines in furniture, lighting and ceramics and hope to see all our customers over the period of the show. If you haven’t already done so you can register here for free by clicking on this link.

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The build up for Autumn Fair 2008 started on Tuesday and the transformation over the next few days is truly amazing. Starting with an enormous draughty hall at the NEC a world class exhibition will be produced by what seems like a small army of stand builders, painters, electricians and merchandisers over the next 5 days. Ready to open to visitors on Sunday unrecognisable from these pictures.

This is the beginning of our stand 2L30 / 3A2

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