NYIGF online tools offer valuable product information

July 11, 2009 - United States Of America

Three new time-saving features have been added to NYIGF.com, the official website of the New York International Gift Fair, further extending the site's services for Fair participants.

Effective immediately, market-goers can visit www.nyigf.com/attendee to generate personalized lists of compatible exhibiting companies, to research information on show specials offered by exhibitors and to preview new products planned for the summer 2009 market (August 15-20, 2009, at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Passenger Ship Terminal Pier 94).

"These additional tools provide buyers with valuable product information in advance of the market," said Dorothy Belshaw, NYIGF director. "Utilizing the time-saving functions on the NYIGF website is an increasingly integral part of the entire experience."

The three newest website enhancements include:
Customized Exhibitor Lists
NYIGF attendees who provide, or update, information about their product interests as part of their registration profile will receive a real-time list of exhibitors with products matched specifically to their preferences. The list can be sorted by company name, division or booth number.

Exhibitor Show Specials
Buyers can obtain details about the show specials exhibitors are offering at NYIGF, such as free shipping for orders placed at the show, or orders reaching set totals. Currently, there are more than 100 show specials listed, with new additions daily.

New Product Announcements
Buyers have access to information and images of new products that will debut at NYIGF. There are hundreds of products currently listed, with more added daily. Each listing includes a link to exhibitor contact information.

Use of several existing website features has grown exponentially in recent months. The Online Catalog Gallery offers retailers access to more than 20,000 exhibitor products through a simple keyword search. The NYIGF Directory Search, designed to help attendees map out their onsite shopping strategy, allows market-goers to locate NYIGF exhibitors by company name, product category, keyword or division.

Buyers also can register online, in advance, for free admission to NYIGF. Those who have attended past shows can update their contact information, and add or delete names of additional staff. The website also provides access to travel and hotel discounts through Travel Planners, the official travel partner of the NYIGF.Hotel confirmations are immediate, no pre-payment is required, and reservations can be updated or canceled online at any time without fees or penalties.

NYIGF is the nation's premier gift, home and lifestyle marketplace, with 2,900 exhibiting companies featuring an extraordinary breadth and depth of design-driven home fashion products and complementary giftware.Some 30,000 attendees from all 50 states and around the world are expected.