SOMERVILLE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Grommet, the leading product launch site for innovative, new-to-market products is announcing participation in four trade shows throughout January, where they will showcase The Grommet Wholesale Platform, a digitally enabled way for brick-and-mortar stores to stock their shelves.
The Grommet will participate in the Atlanta Gift Mart from Jan. 8-12; the Dallas Gift Market from Jan. 14-18; the LA Mart from Jan 21-24; and NYNOW from Jan. 31-Feb. 4. Each show will feature over 30 innovative, new to market products for Retailers to browse—most, like Matador and iRoller, have never been exhibited at a trade show before.
The Grommet Wholesale Platform allows retailers to stock their shelves with tested and proven-to-sell products with the same ease a consumer experiences when shopping online, at no added cost. The Wholesale Platform provides a digital marketing and sales bridge between the world’s best product Makers and the $4 trillion retail business they need to reach to be successful, with a low burden of logistical management.
“We are honored to be a trusted bridge between brilliant new products and independent retailers. Until Grommet Wholesale these two parties had a ridiculously hard time finding each other, yet they are each other’s lifeblood,” says Grommet Co-Founder and CEO, Jules Pieri. “We have taken it upon ourselves to elevate the Maker Movement. The Wholesale Platform was the logical next step to push us closer to leveling the playing field for small businesses.”
Launched in June 2014 as part of the first-ever White House Maker Faire, The Grommet Wholesale Platform is a response to President Obama’s call to action for more Americans to become makers of things, not just consumers. The Wholesale Platform highlights the need for a supportive home for Makers and Main Street to meet and ensure U.S. small business and the retail sector survive and thrive together.
To date, The Grommet has launched over 2,000 new-to-market items and earned America’s respect as a trusted authority on product discovery. The Grommet grew 900% from 2012 to 2014 and its community has proven it can create real sales momentum for these new businesses within hours of a product’s launch.
About The Grommet:
Founded in 2008, The Grommet is a curated online marketplace and Product Launch Platform for undiscovered products reshaping the way people fundamentally launch, discover, share, influence, and buy products online. Its mission is rooted in the philosophy of Citizen Commerce™, a movement that enables product purchases that express powerful contemporary values around sustainability, quality, technology, and social enterprise. Since its founding, The Grommet has grown into a trusted and influential source for launching new products, having been among the very first to discover Fitbit, SodaStream and Bananagrams, and building them into household names.