High Point Market is only two months away! Can you believe it? If you haven’t already signed up to join me on my VIP tour of the best sourcing sites you’ve never heard of, you can head to www.melissasviphpmkttour.com to secure yourself the exclusive treatment of being shown to all of my favorite outlying sources at High Point. And for those of you who aren’t able to make it this time, or that just want to get your hands on some stellar sourcing resources right now, I’ve got you covered in the meanwhile with today’s episode.
Sourcing makes up 30 to 50% of your business, so you want to ensure you do it as efficiently as possible. Today we are delving into the art of crafting the ultimate sourcing system. Transitioning from shopping to sourcing can be a game-changer in your design business. By creating a sourcing system, you can not only save time and money but also discover hidden gems that will enhance your projects and boost your profits.
I’ll share how to use social media to maximize your reach and build a team of trade partners and vendors, and how to identify the 20 types of trade team members you should have on your side. Plus, I’ll guide you through my world of sourcing unique pieces in interior design and how to create an irresistible story to sell your pieces, secure publication rights, and boost your social media presence. Tune in to elevate your interior design business, make it stand out, and get published!
In this episode, you will hear:
- How to leverage trade partners and vendor teams to maximize your social media reach and get published
- My advice on building a quality trade team and identifying new vendors for unique pieces
- Tips on getting trade pricing, securing an accommodation order, and the importance of getting paid upfront
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