Due to the impact of Covid-19 and government regulations Trader’s Forum Marketplace will run in conjunction with the physical shows.

What is the Trader’s Forum Marketplace

A unique platform specially designed for our industry. Taking orders, setting up appointments and a convenient way for the buyers to see 1000’s of products from multiple suppliers has never been easier.

The marketplace allows for hybrid trade shows – Virtual show capability during the physical events for those buyers that can’t attend.
This is a secure platform, only accessible by registered buyers, who have been verified by the suppliers.
Extremely user friendly. Highly effective. An essential part of the new standard in the industry.

Benefits for Suppliers and Sales Reps

This virtual platform will allow Suppliers to work with customers that are unable to attend the shows for any reason, whether it is a provincial lockdown, an unvaccinated customer, or fear of mass gatherings.

The system reflects the latest trend in the industry allowing sales reps to create pre-orders for their customers, manage orders, book appointments and communicate with the buyers.

Benefits for Buyers

Trader’s Forum Marketplace will allow Buyers to order products from multiple vendors under one URL address.
Place and manage orders, book appointments and communicate with suppliers has never been easier.

How To Videos:

Adding New Product

Promoting Products

Special Price Feature

Buyers Approval

Working with Orders

Pre- Orders by a Sales Person

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What if I want to exhibit only at the physical show and don’t want to participate in the online marketplace?

The special price of the online marketplace is included in the cost of the 1st booth of the Trader’s Forum show in Toronto.
You will be provided with a username and password for the marketplace to allow you to upload your products upon signing the show contract.


What is the difference between the marketplace and my website?

The difference is that the buyer will be able to place orders from multiple suppliers off one URL address, making it easy and convenient for them to shop for thousands of items.

Different buyers will shop on the marketplace, therefore generating new leads for your company. Your website will also be linked to the marketplace and will benefit from the extra traffic.


How many products can I upload?

 You have 200 slots that can be filled with products. Products can be rotated 24/7


How do I know how to use the marketplace?

Please visit our User Guide for a detailed explanation.


Can a customer place an order on the marketplace?

Yes, buyers can place orders. You will be notified via email to contact them for terms of payment.
Trader’s Forum does not collect any commissions from your orders generated on the marketplace


What will happen to the marketplace after the Toronto show?

 The marketplace will continue to operate, allowing buyers to shop 24/7.


What is the price to present products on the marketplace?

For the January – February 2022 shows the cost of the marketplace is included in the price of your first booth at the Toronto show.

Starting March 1/2022, the cost to participate in the marketplace will be $399+HST per month.