Event organiser, Clarion Events, has launched the hugely successful Spirit of Christmas Fair Shop with ShowShoppa featuring hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of products just in time to benefit from the massive trend to online shopping during this year’s festive season. The new shop ensures that visitors to the Show can browse and buy all their seasonal gifts from their specially selected exhibitors despite the live event being postponed.
The new Spirit of Christmas Shop has been created by leading marketplace platform ShowShoppa, and features over 3,000 high-quality products from exhibitors many of whom are new to e-commerce
Clarion’s Spirit of Christmas Show Event Director, Catherine Thake, said: “ShowShoppa has been integral to launching the ‘Spirit of Christmas Shop’. They have provided a suitable shopping platform that sits alongside our website and enables our loyal customers to purchase beautiful and original gifts from our hand-picked collection of Spirit brands.
“It has been a fantastic experience working with the ShowShoppa team and they have worked in collaboration with us to build a shop that reflects our brand. The e-commerce shop has been essential and supports the small independent businesses we work with during this challenging time, in particular during the run up to Christmas.”
The six-day show, held at Olympia London, would normally see an affluent 55,000 visitors peruse 700 boutiques stalls, but when the 20th edition of the event was postponed, Clarion decided to launch a shop using the ShowShoppa platform. Visitors to the Fair can now browse thousands of products and purchase from multiple vendors (Exhibitors) at the same time including the Personalised Christmas Gifts.
ShowShoppa CEO, Brenda Hobday, added: “We are very pleased to be supporting such an incredible show with our marketplace platform. Many of us have visited the Spirit of Christmas Fair over the years and understand what an integral part of Christmas shopping the show is to its visitors. Creating the event shop has opened up new buyer opportunities for Clarion and generated a much-needed income for their exhibitors many of whom are small businesses.
Spirit of Christmas Fair Shop features categories including; Christmas Decorations, Gifts, Fashion, Jewellery, Baby & Child, Food & Drink, Health & Beauty, Home & Interiors and Pets.
About Spirit of Christmas Fair
Spirit of Christmas Fair is a wonderful way to start the Festive season. Established in 2000, the Fair fills Olympia London with seasonal inspiration and shopping.
Bringing together 700 boutiques and artisan designer-makers the Fair offers everything you need for Christmas in one place, from gifts and treats to decorations and entertaining ideas. The expertly curated fashion, toys, interiors and food and drink brands have been hand-picked for their quality, design and originality.
Discover unexpected gifts for him, extraordinary treats for her and wonderful treasures for little ones. An exceptional line-up of talented individuals and businesses await you, from the best of British offering high quality craftsmanship and beautifully designed products to artisan food and drink producers, alongside high-end sustainable brands enabling you to shop with the planet in mind. Explore beyond the high street and support independent British brands with the chance to meet the makers behind the beautiful products.
ShowShoppa is the event industry’s leading marketplace platform for event organisers.
ShowShoppa is a new, curated, year-round shop that enables event organisers to connect buyers with exhibitors 365. It provides an additional revenue stream for event organisers and exhibitors by charging commission on every sale made through the marketplace, and it helps to increase exhibitor engagement through event brands and expand an event’s database.
To find out more visit: www.ShowShoppa.com