CraftShowNews.com survey of exhibitors
 
SHOW:                      NEW YORK INT'L. GIFT FAIR (Handmade Designer Maker) -  Jan. 26 - Jan. 29, 2013
LOCATION:               
 Jacob Javits Convention Center (New York, NY)
NO. SURVEYED:         
248 emailed a link to the survey.
NO. RESPONSES:      
(25%) responded. 
1.     WHAT BEST DESCRIBES YOUR CATEGORY OF WORK?
Ceramics/Clay      10%
Fiber Decorative      2%
Fiber Wearable      8%
Glass      15%
Jewelry      40%
Leather      2%
Metal      8%
Mixed Media      5%
Paper      2%
Other    10%
 
2.     WAS THIS THE FIRST TIME YOUR COMPANY HAS EXHIBITED AT THE NYIGF WINTER SHOW?
Yes 10%
No 90%
3.     HOW MANY WHOLESALE CRAFT/GIFT SHOWS WILL YOU EXHIBIT AT THIS YEAR?
1-2      43%
3-4     28%
5-9  26%
10+  3%
4.     WHAT WERE YOUR APPROX. GROSS SALES AT NYIGF WINTER SHOW?
$0 - 2,499     2%
$2,500 - 4,999      14%
$5,000 - 9,999 25%
$10,000 - 14,999     14%
$15,000 - 19,999     14%
$20,000+    30%
5.     DID YOUR SALES/ORDERS AT THE SHOW MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS?
Yes      47%
No      42%
Exceeded my expectations 3%
I had no expectations 7%
6.     I WAS HAPPY WITH THE TOTAL ATTENDANCE
Strongly Agree      8%
Somewhat Agree      32%
Not Sure      27%
Somewhat Disagree      20%
Strongly Disagree      12%
7.     THE ATTENDEES WERE THERE TO PLACE ORDERS
Strongly Agree      8%
Somewhat Agree      37%
Not Sure      36%
Somewhat Disagree      14%
Strongly Disagree      5%
8.     I WAS HAPPY WITH THE NUMBER OF NEW RETAILERS I MET
Strongly Agree      15%
Somewhat Agree      22%
Not Sure      29%
Somewhat Disagree      25%
Strongly Disagree      8%
10.   I WAS HAPPY WITH THE LOCATION OF MY BOOTH
Strongly Agree      39%
Somewhat Agree      31%
Not Sure      20%
Somewhat Disagree      5%
Strongly Disagree      5%
11.   THE SHOW STAFF WAS HELPFUL & RESPONSIVE
Strongly Agree      31%
Somewhat Agree      25%
Not Sure      34%
Somewhat Disagree      7%
Strongly Disagree      3%
12.   PRE-SHOW COMMUNICATIONS FROM GLM WAS TIMELY & HELPFUL
Strongly Agree      42%
Somewhat Agree      27%
Not Sure      24%
Somewhat Disagree      3%
Strongly Disagree      3%
14.   OVERALL, HOW DO YOU RATE YOUR EXPERIENCE EXHIBITING AT THE NYIGF WINTER SHOW?
5 - Excellent      14%
4 - Very Good      37%
3 - Satisfactory      34%
2 - Not Very Good      15%
1 - Terrible      0%
15.   WILL YOU APPLY TO NEXT YEAR’S WINTER NYIGF SHOW?
Yes      81%
No      3%
Undecided      15%