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Buyer FAQs

While individual exhibitors may vary, typically, forms of payment accepted include cash, credit cards, and company checks. It is advisable to check with specific exhibitors for their accepted payment methods, especially for Cash & Carry transactions.

The Great Lakes Boutique & Gift Show is open to qualified buyers and retailers only. Guests not associated with retail businesses may not be eligible to attend. If you have a business partner or team member who is also involved in purchasing for your retail business, they should register separately as a buyer.

To stay informed about the latest show news and updates, we recommend registering for the event as early as possible. This will ensure you receive bimonthly email blasts starting six months prior to the show, along with other important communications from the show organizers.

Yes, there are discounted hotel rates available for Great Lakes Boutique & Gift Show attendees. Please contact the listed Kalamazoo area hotels directly and ask for the Great Lakes Boutique and Gift Show 2025 rate. Make sure to book before the cut-off dates listed by each hotel to secure the special rates.

To maximize your experience at the show, plan your visit by reviewing the exhibitor list and show layout in advance. Schedule appointments with key exhibitors, attend networking events, and prepare a list of products or categories you are interested in exploring. Bringing a business card and a prepared list of questions for exhibitors can also help you efficiently find the products and partnerships you are seeking.

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