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Getting Retail Ready for Showcase

Jan 18, 2019, by  - Category:

Showcase 2019 BannerOne of the biggest and most important trade events in the Irish crafts industry is fast approaching. Showcase 2019, held in the RDS annually, will present the best and brightest of the Irish craft world from the 20th – 23rd January.

There will plenty for trade buyers to choose from; including jewellery and fashions to home and giftware. Trade buyers representing 26 countries, including teams from the UK, USA, mainland Europe and the far east, are expected to make B2B sales orders over €20million, making it one of the most important trade events in the country. There will be over 400 exhibitors, 70 of which will be attending Showcase for the first time. Many of our GS1 Ireland members will be exhibiting and we will be profiling them over on our Best of Irish Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages in the run-up to the main event.

Retail Ready Barcode Guide CraftsDownload our #RetailReady barcode guide for craft producers 

If you are exhibiting at Showcase this year, you may be thinking about getting barcodes on your products in order to be #RetailReady for orders from local and international buyers. To make things easier for you, we have put together a handy guide to help you get started. It covers the benefits to GS1 barcodes, getting started, choosing the right licence and more. You can find the guide here and below. Don’t worry, it’s easier than you think and help and support is available from GS1 Ireland to aid you along the way.

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Once you have barcodes on your products, be sure to send us a picture of your product with your brand-new Irish barcode. Just use the hashtag #RetailReady so that we can find you. You can also send your product shots to us on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram – don’t be shy!

The very best of luck to all of our GS1 Ireland members exhibiting at Showcase 2019, we look forward to seeing you there!