Don’t miss the opportunity to exhibit within the UK pavilion in Hall 11.1 at the hugely popular Ambiente fair in Frankfurt, Germany, 9-13 February 2018.|
A DIT grant of £1500 may be available for eligible companies.
British Jewellery & Giftware International in conjunction with the Giftware Association and the British Travelgoods and Accessories Association will once again be organising a group pavilion at Ambiente with support from the Department for International Trade. Ambiente is one of the world’s largest consumer goods trade fairs featuring product groups from table art to kitchen and houseware to paperware and party articles. It offers a major opportunity to meet new buyers in the German giftware market and is regarded as one of the most international events of its kind. With almost 4,500 exhibitors from 96 countries and with trade visitor numbers in excess of 142,000 every year from 154 different countries, Ambiente is one…
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Did you know ….
… that it’s Christmas Eve in exactly 4 months from today?! (Hohoho, so sorry to mention it in August!)
… that there are 21.7 million active buyers on Etsy and 1.7million active sellers on Etsy? And that more than 5,000 creatives sell on Not On The High Street, of which 21 have become millionaires! That’s a staggering amount, isn’t it?
… but also that it is estimated that 1/3 of the UK’s designers and makers are NOT selling online at present?
When I did my research project last year around ‘What makes creative businesses successful?’ one of the most interesting findings was that many creatives were not selling online. And that most of these had total sales of less than £10,000 in a year. I don’t think that that is a coincidence!
Of course there are loads of reasons why you might not be selling online:
So … if you are ready to present and sell your creative products online + you need a little boost to get into action + you want to make the most of the upcoming Christmas season … then check out our next one-day online workshop!
I offered this workshop for the first time in June, and it was so popular that I have decided to offer it again this September. Because I know that it will help you to get your website ready in a couple of days or weeks at the most. Jingle bells we are ready!
The Design Trust one-day online workshop:
I will be hosting this practial online workshop, in which we will cover in 4 separate workshops the following topics:
Sounds good? You can book your place here now and get ready to launch your fabulous website in time for Christmas.
This is NOT a technical workshop where I will show you how to do all the technical stuff, but this is a practical, hands-on workshop where you will select which online option is best for you. I will discuss all the different parts to think about (from images to texts and beyond) and share with you check lists so that you can manage the launch of your website without too much stress. And you will create a plan to get the word out so (with loads of practical marketing tips) so that people visit your website and come and buy from you online.
Patricia van den Akker
Director of The Design Trust in London
PS Do you know somebody who might be interested in this practical online workshop? Somebody who has been procrastinating but would like to launch their website soon? Then please forward this email to them. Thanks!
Do you want to make the most of Christmas? We have got another online workshop coming up about that on Friday 6 October. And you can now purchase both of these online workshops together for a very special price! For details about this special discount offer see our Eventbrite page.
We are holding our annual AGM and Members’ Day on 21st June. It’s an opportunity to meet fellow members and the GA team, as well as getting advice from our service providers and attending talks by guest speakers.
In the evening we will be throwing a birthday party in true GA style! Both members and nonmembers are invited to attend, with members of course able to do so for free.
Visit the Eventbrite page to find out more, and to book your place today.