Do it Best Corp. announced plans to continue its successful virtual market format for the co-op’s Spring 2021 event. This market, featuring the best buying opportunities of the season from the nation’s top vendors, will be available exclusively online from March 7–19.
“While we had to pivot quickly to move our fall market to an online format, it far exceeded expectations,” said Do it Best President and CEO Dan Starr. “We posted a strong increase in overall attendance and number of stores participating along with substantial growth in member purchases. We were able to connect with our members on special deals, new products and training opportunities. With what we’ve learned, we’re looking to make the spring market even better, drawing in more members to lock in all the great savings available.”
Added Starr, “In my conversations with members, vendors and staff, everyone expressed a strong preference for a market event where they could explore new products, learn about new programs and connect in an in-person setting. But our commitment to safety and the ongoing uncertainty caused by the pandemic were the driving factors for suspending a live spring event in Indianapolis.”
The spring market will offer outstanding buying opportunities, including the popular Sneak Peek. The online event will also feature strategic buying presentations from Do it Best lumber, building materials, merchandising and marketing experts as well as educational training sessions from industry veterans.
Do it Best also announced that it is considering other opportunities to bring members, vendors and staff together in late spring for a special event. More information will be provided in early 2021. The next Do it Best Fall Market is scheduled for September 17–20 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.