Special events, discounts on tap
Furniture Today Staff -- Furniture Today, August 12, 2013
TUPELO, Miss. - The Tupelo Furniture Market hosts several events and offers discounts for exhibitors and retailers. They include:
► A new and expanded Tupelo Only Special, or TOS, program. Close to 100 companies that exhibit in Tupelo will offer specials on product purchased during the market.
► TFM and Exhibitor Show Dollars. For the first time, buyers can win or be given Show Dollars that may be spent with exhibitor participating in the TOS program. Show Dollars issued by an exhibitor may be spent with that company. Show Dollars will be distributed in many ways, including a Money Grabber booth where selected buyers will grab what they can at times throughout the day.
► The Lunch and Learn Series offers a free lunch in the Magnolia Room in Building 1. Seminars include Exceeding Customer Expectations, Merchandising Your Store in Today's Ever-changing Business Climate, Anatomy of a Salesperson and The Mystery of the Budgeting Process.
► Expanded Shuttles. Tupelo Furniture Market has expanded its complimentary shuttle service substantially and will now pick up market buyers from as far away as 150 miles if scheduled in advance.
► Weekend Pass. With a goal of attracting new retailers on the weekend of the show, buyers are offered special hotel rates and incentives like TFM Dollars.
► At no cost to participants, breakfast is offered each day of the market. Lunch and later dinner, cocktails and entertainment are offered free Thursday through Saturday. Participants can show their badge at restaurants throughout Tupelo where many offer discounts as part of the market's Show Your Badge program.