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Vendor Information and Application

Thank you for your interest in participating in “CONNECTIONS”. We are the largest distributor of greeting cards in the United States, but we understand that our retailers need more than greeting cards and hope that “CONNECTIONS” can help them find quality products and services which Dickens does not supply from different vendors. Here are answers to common questions from vendors.

  1. You write and ship your own orders; we do not collect any commission or fee from you. “CONNECTIONS” is absolutely a free service for vendors and retailers, and we hope any savings can be passed along directly to retailers.
  2. Retailers are not required to buy Dickens products, and you are more than welcome to invite your customers to meet you at “CONNECTIONS”.
  3. We have a few small chains attending “CONNECTIONS”, but most attendees are independent card & gift shops, toy and variety stores. Some come from NJ and CT, but most come from Long Island. Because we allow retailers to bring their families, more than 500 people representing more than 250 stores attended our last "CONNECTIONS”.
  4. Usually we send our “Vendor Application” 3 months before “CONNECTIONS”, and a committee consisting of retailers and us will make the final selection and let you know whether you are accepted to exhibit one month before the show.
  5. Four tier decorated gondola and sign will be provided free of charge, please let us know if you have your own displays or signs.
  6. Our warehouse will start to accept your shipment of show displays and samples 2 weeks before the show. All show samples and displays can be shipped back to you freight collect, however, many retailers are fighting to buy your show samples, and please let us know if you need any assistance.
  7. Setup will start Wednesday, and has to be completed by 5pm, Friday.
  8. “CONNECTIONS” will open the doors for retailers at 10am, Sunday.  No exhibiting products or displays can be removed before the show closes at 5pm.
  9. Your crates or packing boxes will be stored and moved back to your booth by 6pm, Sunday.
  10. Our staff is available to help you setup and dismantle; no tips or gifts are allowed.

 

 

“CONNECTIONS” is one of the most productive shows in the industry; please contact Paul Voisin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (631)993-3123 ext. 106 or his cell at (516)680-7231 should you have any questions.