It is with very heavy hearts that Mississippi Magazine announces the cancellation of the 2020 Mississippi Market Wholesale Show. With the uncertainty of when we can safely resume large gatherings, the Mississippi Market Wholesale Show will not be held in 2020 as an in-person event. Our primary goal is to keep our shoppers, exhibitors, staff, and everyone involved healthy and safe.
In lieu of an in-person event, we will create and distribute a program listing all exhibitors, their contact information, and a few photos of their products. This program will be distributed digitally to all registered exhibitors and buyers. We want to continue the Market’s mission of connecting business owners and artisans with retail buyers from around the region. Buyers can register by clicking the link below to receive the 2020 Digital Program.
If you have any questions about the cancellation of this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
While this has been an incredibly difficult decision, we are thankful for the love and support this event has received.
NEW DATES FOR 2021!
Thursday, June 3, 2021 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday, June 4, 2021 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Mississippi Trade Mart in Jackson, MS
ABOUT THE SHOW
In 1996, the Existing Industry and Business (EIB) Division of the Mississippi Development Authority launched the Mississippi Market Wholesale Show, an event designed to bring Mississippi-based business owners and artisans together with retail buyers from around the region. The concept: To help budding entrepreneurs introduce their products and increase business sales for all participating vendors. The market is not open to the general public. It is strictly open to credentialed retail buyers and businesses showcasing their products.
Many of the artists and businesses that made their debuts at the Mississippi Market Wholesale Show have achieved such great success and now exhibit at larger shows in larger markets. Many attend larger shows but still return to the Mississippi Market each year. Currently, we have over 200 booth spaces to accommodate exhibitors.
The show is now organized by Mississippi Magazine, presenters of the popular new retail show Mercantile Mississippi held the first weekend in May. Mississippi Magazine is proud to take the helm of this economic development vessel launched by the MDA all those years ago and to continue their mission of connecting wholesalers with retail buyers right here in the Magnolia State.
The next Mississippi Market Wholesale Show is scheduled for June 3-4, 2021, at the Mississippi Trade Mart in Jackson. For information on exhibiting or registering as a buyer, email email@example.com or contact Jessica Woods at 601-982-8418, ext. 72.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What are the dates and times of the show?
A: The Mississippi Wholesale Show will be June 4-5, 2020. The show times will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, June 7.
Q: What are the booth prices?
A: 10′ x 10′ (1 booth) • $ 495
10′ x 20′ (2 booths) • $ 795
10′ x 30′ (3 booths) • $ 995
10′ x 40′ (4 booths) • $ 1,195
(Corners may be requested. If you are placed in a corner location, then an additional $100 will be added to your balance.)
There is a minimum deposit of $100 with your registration. Then, the remaining balance will be due by March 1, 2020.
Q: What payment methods are available?
A: Below is a list of possible payment methods:
• Checks payable to Downhome Productions LLC and mailed to P. O. Box 16445, Jackson, MS 39236.
• Credit card payments made over the phone to 601.982.8418, extension 72. A Credit Card Authorization Form is available upon request and can be
emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 601.982.8447.
Q: Will food be provided?
A: Yes. Lounges for both exhibitors and buyers will be offered during the 2020 show.
Q: Will there be mailouts?
A: Yes, Mississippi Magazine will still do some mailings. However, we will also combine mailings with email correspondence. Please be sure to submit your email with your registration or send your email address to email@example.com to be included in our email list.
Q: Is it a cash-and-carry show?
Q: What types of businesses are accepted to be exhibitors at the wholesale show?
A: We will accept businesses that sell various items at wholesale prices under wholesale terms. Exhibitors may be from Mississippi or outside of Mississippi.
Q: How do I apply to be an exhibitor at the wholesale show?
A: An online form can be found at the direct link shown below. This form can be completed online or printed and mailed to P.O. Box 16445, Jackson, MS 39236. A completed form can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Previous exhibitors please email email@example.com for your application form.
APPLICATION FORM FOR NEW EXHIBITORS: Click HERE.
Q: Will I automatically be accepted as an exhibitor?
A: We will make every effort to include as many businesses as possible. We will let you know as soon as possible if you have been accepted into the show or placed on a waiting list for booth space.
Q: If I am accepted, then will I automatically get the number of booths I want and/or a corner if I request it?
A: Again, we will make every effort to fulfill those requests. Applications are considered in the order they are received. If for some reason we cannot provide the number of booths or location you desire, then we will contact you to let you know what we can offer.
Q: I sell my own food/beverage products. Can I sell these items at the wholesale show?
A: Please contact us regarding these types of booths. Food and beverage policies for the venues must be followed and it may depend on the type and amount of food.
Q: What is provided with the cost of my booth(s)?
A: Booths come with a skirted table, a chair, and an identification sign. However, you are not required to use them.
Q: Will my booth have electricity?
A: Electricity does not come with the booth but may be arranged with the company that constructs the booth set up and provides all electrical services. Once your booth space is reserved, you will be contacted to ask about your electrical needs and any other services that can be offered for an additional fee. Those arrangements will be made directly between the booth construction service and the exhibitor.
Q: Will there be Wi-Fi connection for my point-of-sale equipment?
A: Yes, this will be provided at no additional charge to you. However, you may want to setup your own personal hotspot to ensure high speed processing.
Q: What sort of promotion will there be for the wholesale show?
A: Coverage will be provided in several issues of Mississippi Magazine. There will also be comprehensive newspaper, billboard, television, and social media campaigns.
Check back for 2021 Registration Forms coming soon!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Where is the show held?
A: The Mississippi Market Wholesale Show (“Market”) is held at the Mississippi Trade Mart in Jackson. The address is 1200 E. Mississippi Street, Jackson, MS 39202. Parking is free.
Q: What are the dates?
A: The 2020 Market will be held on Thursday, June 4, from 9-5 p.m. and Friday, June 5, 2020, from 9-4 p.m.
Q: Who attends the Mississippi Market?
A: Credential buyers and retailers from Mississippi and surrounding states attend the Market. The buyers are often store owners or managers.
Q: Can anyone attend?
A: No. Only credentialed retail buyers can attend. The show is not open to the general public.
Q: How are buyers screened?
A: Buyers must provide a tax number and two forms of buyer credentials. Acceptable credentials are any TWO of the following (in addition to a tax number):
- Imprinted business check
- Personalized business card
- Cancelled payroll check
- Executed sales tax return
- Photograph of storefront
- Lease agreement for commercial space
- White or yellow page business phone listing
- Buyer ID card from Dallas Merchandise Mart or AmericasMart in Atlanta
- Internet businesses must provide proof of search engine with website and proof of URL
Q: Who exhibits in the Market?
A: Wholesalers, including artisans and manufacturers, exhibit in the Market.
Q: What types of products are shown?
A: Gifts, jewelry, specialty apparel, pottery, decorative accessories, gourmet foods, garden accessories, personal accessories, art and framed art, linens, bath care products, aromatherapy products, candles, gourmet coffees and teas, children’s accessories, specialty furniture, store supplies such as gift wrap, spiritual products, services used by retailers or exhibitors and more.
Q: I am a new buyer. How do I register to attend?
A: New buyers can pre-register by clicking the button at the top of the page or the link below.
Q: Do I need to register if I have attended or registered for the Market before?
A: If you have registered for or attended the show in the last three years, you need to RSVP by selecting “YES” when asked have you previously attended the Market , but you do not have to send credentials. We have previously registered buyer credentials on file.
Q: I have registered to attend. Will I receive confirmation?
A: Yes, you should receive an electronic confirmation when you register. If we have any questions or concerns regarding your registration, then we will follow-up with you shortly after your submission.
2020 EXHIBITOR LISTING
A La Luna | Petal, MS
AdventureKeen | Birmingham, AL
Al Freyder Sales | Franklinton, LA
Ala Carte Alice | Louisville, MS
A’marie’s Bath Flower Shop | Pearl, MS
Amish Farm Soap MS Dist. Corp. | Starkville, MS
B3 Products | Madison, MS
Baxter & Me | Corinth, MS
Beaudin | Woodstock, GA
Big Easy Jewelry | Metairie, LA
Blackberry Bottom | Walnut, MS
Blings N Things | Ridgeland, MS
BND Wholesale | Killen, AL
Borderland Candles | Brandon, MS
Brooke Morgan Designs | Louisville, MS
Bunnies & Bows | Lewisville, TX
Busy B Gifts | Bailey, MS
Cary’s Chocolate | Greenville, MS
Copperworx | Clinton, MS
Covered with Paint | Pelahatchie, MS
Crossroads Pottery | Baldwyn, MS
Crown Moulling Spices | McCalla, AL
Daily Blessings Farm | Hernando, MS
Darby Drake Jewelry & Design | Madison, MS
Designs by Beverly | Cullman, AL
Dixie Pottery Company | Cloudland, GA
Earth Grace Jewelry | New Albany, MS
EJR Frames & Things | Philadelphia, MS
Elite Sales Team | Biloxi, MS
Emi Sue’s Clothing Co. | Saltillo, MS
Erickson Fine Art and Design | Madison, MS
Everything’s Candy | Miramar Beach, FL
Express Packaging, Inc. | Memphis, TN
Flathau’s Fine Foods | Hattiesburg, MS
From the Heart Art | Opelika, AL
Funky Fleur de Lis | Ball, LA
Galexie Glister | Jackson, MS
Grits & Greens | Tupelo, MS
Hanging By A Thread | Hernando, MS
Heartfelt Traditions | Florence, MS
Indianola Pecan House | Indianola, MS
JC Designs | Hot Springs, AR
Jeffsjen Designs | Pontotoc, MS
Jennifer Thames Originals | Union, MS
Jessie + Elizabeth | Woodstock, GA
Lacey Outlaw Myers | Yazoo City, MS
Lagniappe Spice Co. | Cookeville, TN
Lancaster House | Baton Rouge, LA
Linda Theobald Art | Diamondhead, MS
Lizzie’s Cheese Straws | St. Johns, FL
LoveAO | Flora, MS
MadCAAP’s Project HOPE Jewelry | Canton, MS
Madison Sterling | Columbus, MS
Magnolia Soap & Bath Co | Jackson, MS
MereKate | Providence, KY
Mississippi Magazine | Jackson, MS
MSmade | Belden, MS
Muscadine Press | Brandon, MS
Nikki’s Popcorn Company | DallasTX
Oak Hill Candle & Bath Co. | Baldwyn, MS
Oxford Candle Co. | Oxford, MS
Picture Mississippi | Brandon, MS
Poor House Pottery | Greenwood, MS
Prodigal Pottery | Chelsea, AL
Purple Pumpkin | Bush, LA
RELIC | Monticello, AR
Robicheaux’s Specialty Candy | Poplarville, MS
Rusty South Farm Design | Saltillo, MS
Savvy Gourmand | Tupelo, MS
Simply Southern Soaperie & More | Myrtle, MS
South Home and Apparel | Oxford, MS
Southern Belle Coffee | Shreveport, LA
Southern Belle Originals | Calhoun City, MS
Southern Bird Studio | Oxford, MS
Southern Mud Pottery | Philadelphia, MS
Southern Sisters Gourmet | Coldwater, MS
Southern Stamped Jewelry | Seminary, MS
Southern Style | Yazoo City, MS
Spot Colors | New Orleans, LA
Standing on the WORD socks | Leeds, AL
Start 2 Finish Woodworking | Lucedale, MS
Summer Weatherly Clay+Art | Madison, MS
Swanson Christian Products | Murfreesboro, TN
Tab Boren Pottery | Mantachie, MS
Taste of Gourmet | Indianola, MS
The Chester Drawer | Shannon, MS
The Colour of Water | Mobile, AL
The Cotton Sak | Pontotoc, MS
The Grumpy Man | Purvis, MS
The Littie Birdie | Calhoun City, MS
The Resident Chef | Bethel Heights, AR
The Sparrows Nest | Vicksburg, MS
The White Elephant | Ridgeland, MS
University Press of Mississippi | Jackson, MS
Waveland Candle Company | Waveland, MS
Whimsical Wicks Candle Co | Philadelphia, MS
Ya Ya’s Yummys | Oxford, MS
Yazoo Toffee Co. | Yazoo City, MS
Please feel free to call our office at 601-982-8418, extension 72, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.