Handy hints to help save money on your orders for next season’s stock during the AGHA Melbourne Gift Fair.

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Prepare a shopping list and go to the Gift Fair to add to your most profitable, best-selling categories. It is very important to get information about products and services that may fit with your business so use the trend reports, exhibitor profiles and product directories to plan which exhibitors you want to see.

Dig for Discounts

Exhibitors often offer products at attractive prices with huge discounts to beat their competitors, or offer frieght discounts for orders placed at the Gift Fair. Negotiate with company representatives to discuss your options if you purchase in bulk, sign an on-site contract or pay for the stock all at once. That way, if they want a sale, they have to act now.

Cautious Buying

Don't buy in those categories that aren't contributing enough to your bottom line. Make sure it is a proven best-seller or pass. Stick to purchasing new items only if your current inventory has sold to keep you from overbuying for your store.


With so many amazing products on display, without a detailed budget, you can spend far more than you hoped to. If you are unsure what you could get for your money, speak to an event supplier and explain what you require and have a supplier quote the stock.

Register onsite to attend AGHA Melbourne Gift Fair, 5-9 August 2017 at the Melbourne Exhibition & Convention Centre (entry via Door 7) and Melbourne Showgrounds Exhibition Pavilion (entry via Epsom Road).