Attendee Frequently Asked Questions
What are the locations for the ASD Road Show?
There will be three locations for the ASD Road Show. For the most updated locations, dates, and show hours, please click here.
Do I need to register for each ASD Road Show event separately?
Yes, you must register for each separate event so that we have the most current information for your business. Think of it as an RSVP to let us know you are coming to the show! Please check our website https://www.asdonline.com for updates regarding registration information.
Who can attend?
This is a trade-only event – qualified buyers and industry professionals only. This show is NOT open to the public. ASD Market Week is a wholesale business-to-business marketplace. As this is a place of business, no one under the age of 16 is allowed on the show floor, no exceptions.
How do I register?
Click on the registration box at the upper right corner of this page. If registration happens to be closed for a particular show, you can sign up to receive an email reminder once registration is open.
What is the cost to attend?
There is no cost to attend as a qualified buyer if you register before the show opens. There is however, an onsite registration fee of $45.
What are the registration requirements?
To be qualified as a buyer you must provide a business license or sales tax ID number to prove you can purchase wholesale goods.
If you are registering onsite you will need to pay a $45 onsite registration fee and provide at least two of the following documents:
- Business license or tax ID number
- Business card
- Resale certificate
- Company check or company credit card
What does ASD stand for?
Originally “ASD” stood for “Associated Surplus Dealers” when the show was first established in 1961. Today, “ASD” stands for “Affordable Shopping Destination”.
What are the dates for future ASD Las Vegas events?
Is there matchmaking at the ASD Road Shows?
While we aren’t offering a formal matchmaking service for the Road Shows, we are happy to help connect buyers with the right vendors either at one of the Road Shows or through the Online Market. Fill out the form here to get started.
It’s important to plan ahead. Below is a checklist to help you prepare for your trip to an ASD event.
- Make notes on your best-selling merchandise/products.
- Hold a meeting with your staff for their opinions and feedback.
- Read industry magazines for upcoming trends.
- Tear out sheets on products that catch your eye.
- Be a leader, not a follower! Know what is happening and selling in your area by doing your homework. Shop the local competition, making notes on price points and merchandise.
- Plan your open to buy.
- Register online to attend ASD and to get important information about the show and the vendors that will be showing at the show.
- Re-sale certificate and tax ID number.
- Projections, open to buy, and calendar appointments.
- Business cards. Keep them with you even during social events!
- Notebook, pens, and calculators.
- Order sheets.
- Mini stapler to staple cards to order sheets or cards into your notebook.
- Large tote bag for all line sheets and catalogs.
- Cell phone and charger.
- Laptop for checking e-mails and working orders at night.
- Most hotels have a business center where you can check e-mail as well.
At the Show
- Walk row by row. You never know what you may find.
- Don’t be shy. If you see a busy booth, ask what time would be good for you to come back.
- Network. Build a group of market friends that you can have lunch or dinner with and share experiences.
- Write your order at the show! It can be overwhelming to try to do it when you get back home.
Helpful Hints for Buyers
- DO NOT pay cash up front.
- Check to see if the company is registered with the Better Business Bureau or another major business directory such as Dun & Bradstreet. You can also find these by checking with your local consumer affairs department or the State Attorney General. This will also tell you if the company in question has any complaints against them.
- Make sure that the company has a legitimate address; you will want to stay away from post office boxes.
- Make sure that a legitimate phone number is available for each company. You can test this by calling the number and talking to a real person. You can leave a message but you also should expect a phone call back in a timely manner.
- Check with the state that the company is based out of and make sure it is licensed within that state.
- Never do business with a company that wants you to make immediate decisions or offers you deals that are too good to be true.
- Use your own good judgment. More times than not, your gut feeling will lead you in the right direction.
ASD OFFICIAL AUTHORIZED VENDORS
- Hotel & Travel – OnPeak
- Attendee/Exhibitor Email Provider – Reach Marketing
- Email List Rental Provider – Reach Marketing
- Lead Retrieval – Experient
- Attendee/Exhibitor Registration – Experient
- General Service for Onsite:
- Furnishings, Freight, Labor – Freeman
- Electrical – Freeman
IMPORTANT – You may be contacted by third-party companies purportedly offering services related to the event. Please be aware that, despite potentially confusing language in their solicitations to you, many of these companies are not affiliated in any way with the event, are not endorsed by us, and may be offering services that are either subpar, misleading, or fraudulent. We do not in any way endorse or condone these companies and we are not responsible for their behavior. Any business arrangements regarding the event that you may make through unaffiliated third-party companies are at your own risk and expense.
Register now to connect with buyers and vendors live and get back to business.