Spring/Summer Market – three day market
|Spring/Summer Market Dates
|January 4-6, 2013
|January 10-12, 2014
|January 9-11, 2015
Fall/Winter/Christmas – three day market
|Fall/Winter/Christmas Market Dates
|July 12-14, 2013
|June 13-15, 2014
|June 12-14, 2015
Minneapolis Convention Center, Mpls., MN
Over 800 manufactures represented
Staffed by factory personnel and manufacturers sales reps
Provides the retailer with many great opportunities: See new products and get great discounts from hundreds of vendors. Learn about United Hardware's Power Programs helping retailers carve a niche in their market.
- Order seasonal needs
- Order promotional product
- Replenish regular stock items
- Order new items
- Order traffic building merchandise
- Order pallet goods
- Store of Opportunity
Gross Profit Opportunities
Store of Opportunity – 30% Plus Savings on Category Assortments
Cash Spiffs – Discounts Paid in Cash
Big Hit Specials – Extra Hot Market Specials
Market Only Specials– Many Sharply Reduced Items Available
Traffic Area - Ship Direct Floor and Countertop Merchandisers
Red Carpet Area - Clearance and Closeout Merchandise on Display
Most vendors offer delayed payments - dating varies by manufacturer.
Fast turn and commodity type product available by the pallet.
Schedule deliveries for specific weeks following the market.
Traffic Area Specials - Free standing counter and floor displays and clip strips.
New Item Areas
View new items added to warehouse inventory since last market located in each of the buyers' booths.
United Hardware Staff
Meet with United Hardware personnel:
- Retail Accounting
- P.O.S. Computer
- PDT Order Entry
- Store Planning
- Field Sales
- Customer Service
- Retail Operations
- Sr. Management
We offer a comprehensive selection of seminars featuring keynote speakers at all Buying Markets.
POS User Groups
Participate in meetings supporting your P.O.S system. Learn about enhancements, express concerns and contribute suggestions.
Meet Other Dealers
Converse with other retail dealers – share ideas
Lodging & Food
Enjoy a selection of Downtown Hotels – Reduced rate for United Hardware Buying Market attendees - Complementary lunches, breakfasts & refreshments at the Convention Center
Attend a of selection social gatherings – dinner and entertainment – selections vary with each market