Monday, July 6, 2009

Speed Dating

Main Entry: speed dating
Part of Speech: n
Definition: An organized method of meeting potential partners in which participants evaluate each other over the course of a single event through a series of brief one-on-one meetings.

It’s market time again and the Atlanta Gift Show will be starting on Wednesday, July 8, and ending on Wednesday, July 15. I always tend to get a little anxious around market time. Probably because, to me, it’s a bit like speed dating. It’s basically a formalized matchmaking process for store owners and product lines. Retailers rotate and meet over a series of short “dates” and at the end of each interval, the retailer makes an immediate decision – interested or not interested. If there is a match, contact information is forwarded to both parties.

We have been a part of an amazing showroom out of Atlanta (JPS The Signature Collection) for a year and a half now. What a terrific group and how privileged we are to be represented by such a great showroom. They do a remarkable job promoting our products and the lines of communication are incomparable. During market, JPS is very good at sending your orders [nearly] as soon as they are received. That being the case, I sit next to the computer like the class wallflower waits by the phone on prom week. I’m clicking the “Refresh” button on my email every minute (our faxes come through via email) looking for the most marvelous and desired words of that week “Incoming Fax from 404 – xxx – xxxx”). What a feeling of great accomplishment you get when the orders come in. Yea! You were accepted! They thought you were astonishingly beautiful, full of life, and had a lot to offer! They want to see more of you!!

So please come visit us at the JPS The Signature Collection Showroom in Atlanta this week. Sit down, spend some quality speed dating time with our products and fall in love with us. We promise to show up on time and to love you back just as much! Pssst…and we’ll even wear a dress (see “Dressy” Prego Planner

JPS The Signature Collection
Americasmart 2
230 Spring Street
Suite 1327
Atlanta, GA 30303

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