Expectations are running high for attendance and business at the Oct. 13 to 15 Do it Best October Market in Indianapolis.
Do it Best Corp. executives say the interest in the market can be seen in several key measures, including a notable increase in member registrations for the October event, which covers both the number of stores represented as well as total employees attending. Pre-registration for the fall market’s Education Day seminars, of which nearly 30 sessions are scheduled, is also up.
The member-owners’ pre-planning activity for the Friday night Sneak Peek buying event, which offers members savings on a variety of popular traffic-driving products, has surpassed $3.3 million. Just as importantly, according to the co-op, member savings on those planned purchases is nearing $2 million. Do it Best Corp. expects both numbers to increase even more as the market approaches.
“The message this pre-market activity sends is very clear: Our members are ready to buy,” said Do it Best Corp. president and CEO Bob Taylor. “They recognize the incredible savings opportunities our markets provide them as they look to broaden their product mix. And they value the wide array of free, world-class learning opportunities available from our Education Day subject matter experts. Taken together, this advance activity indicates to us that a well-attended and strong fall market is on its way this weekend.”
At the fall market, Do it Best Corp. will also announce its final sales results for fiscal year 2012 and share year-end rebates with its members. Both are also expected to show substantial increases.