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When is the Market?

Thursday September 29th 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. and Friday September 30th from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.. The Alabama Wholesale Market is held annually.

Where is the show held?

In Florence, AL at the Marriott Shoals Conference Center.
Click here for driving directions.

Who attends the Alabama Market?

Buyers from retail stores from Alabama and surrounding states attend the Market. Buyers are often store owners or managers.

Can anyone attend?

No. Only credentialed retail buyers can attend. The show is not open to the general public.

How are buyers screened?

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

Who exhibits in the show?

Alabama manufacturers, artisans, wholesalers and service providers.

What types of products are shown?

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.

I am a new buyer. How do I register to attend?

Click here for complete buyer registration information.

May buyers pre-register?

Buyers may pre-register for the 2011 Alabama Market until Septermber 1st. After September 1st, buyers may register at the show on September 29th or 30th by bringing their tax number and two forms of credentials.

I have registered to attend. Will I receive confirmation?

Yes. You should receive email or postcard confirmation within two weeks from the date you submitted your registration.