CraftShowNews.com survey of exhibitors
 
SHOW:                      BUYERS MARKET OF AMERICAN CRAFT -  Feb. 16-18, 2013
LOCATION:               
 Pennsylvania Convention Center (Philadelphia, PA)
NO. SURVEYED:         
625 emailed a link to the survey.
NO. RESPONSES:      
(33%) responded. 
1.     WHAT BEST DESCRIBES YOUR CATEGORY OF WORK?
Ceramics/Clay      12%
Fiber Decorative      2%
Fiber Wearable      4%
Glass      20%
Jewelry      41%
Metal      6%
Mixed Media      11%
Wood    3%
Other    1%
 
2.     WAS THIS THE FIRST TIME YOUR COMPANY HAS EXHIBITED AT THE BMAC?
Yes 21%
No 79%
3.     HOW MANY WHOLESALE CRAFT/GIFT SHOWS WILL YOU EXHIBIT AT THIS YEAR?
1-2      65%
3-4     20%
5-9  9%
10+  5%
4.     WHAT WERE YOUR APPROX. GROSS SALES AT THE BMAC?
$0 - 2,499     13%
$2,500 - 4,999      12%
$5,000 - 9,999 22%
$10,000 - 14,999     14%
$15,000 - 19,999     13%
$20,000+    26%
5.     DID YOUR SALES/ORDERS AT THE SHOW MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS?
Yes      33%
No      47%
Exceeded my expectations 11%
I had no expectations 8%
6.     I WAS HAPPY WITH THE TOTAL ATTENDANCE
Strongly Agree      5%
Somewhat Agree      21%
Not Sure      31%
Somewhat Disagree      23%
Strongly Disagree      20%
7.     THE ATTENDEES WERE THERE TO PLACE ORDERS
Strongly Agree      25%
Somewhat Agree      33%
Not Sure      28%
Somewhat Disagree      9%
Strongly Disagree      5%
8.     I WAS HAPPY WITH THE NUMBER OF NEW RETAILERS I MET
Strongly Agree      12%
Somewhat Agree      21%
Not Sure      24%
Somewhat Disagree      21%
Strongly Disagree      21%
9.   I WAS HAPPY WITH THE LOCATION OF MY BOOTH
Strongly Agree      35%
Somewhat Agree      30%
Not Sure      17%
Somewhat Disagree      10%
Strongly Disagree      8%
10.   THE SHOW STAFF WAS HELPFUL & RESPONSIVE
Strongly Agree      36%
Somewhat Agree      30%
Not Sure      16%
Somewhat Disagree      11%
Strongly Disagree      6%
11.   PRE-SHOW COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE ROSEN GROUP WAS TIMELY & HELPFUL
Strongly Agree      36%
Somewhat Agree      30%
Not Sure      16%
Somewhat Disagree      11%
Strongly Disagree      6%
12.   OVERALL, HOW DO YOU RATE YOUR EXPERIENCE EXHIBITING AT THE BMAC?
5 - Excellent      16%
4 - Very Good      31%
3 - Satisfactory      33%
2 - Not Very Good      16%
1 - Terrible      3%
13.   WILL YOU APPLY TO NEXT YEAR’S BMAC?
Yes      54%
No      14%
Undecided      32%