NTP-STAG’s The Expo, sponsored by Airxcel, will offer an electronic order cart, pre-load functionality to attendees. The Expo runs Jan. 13-14 at the Gaylord Texan Resort Hotel & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas.
This integrated technology solution has been developed to improve attendees’ show experience, allowing them the opportunity to build their orders in advance providing more time to visit with suppliers, learn about new lines and products along with services offered by NTP-STAG, according to the company.
“Our team is pleased to launch the fifth year our electronic ordering platform at The Expo,” said Patrick Stevenson, NTP-STAG’s VP of management information systems. “Through the years, thanks to customer feedback, we have continued to improve the tools to include checkout-as-you-go by line item, enhanced multi-store account features and promotional search tools. We look forward to enhancing the show experience for our valued customers, so they can spend less time on order paperwork and more time on the show floor with our supplier partners and sales force.”
Once an attendee logs into the ViaNTP site, users of the pre-cart will find the same ease of use as an e-commerce shopping cart. Clicking on Partner Central or the Electronic Ordering Display Advertisement will allow people to begin the ordering process by adding items to their Expo Cart. Special show-only pricing on the selected items will appear for on-site participants at the opening of the show.
“With technological advancements providing efficient order processing accuracy, Expo attendees are able to increase their on-site productivity with suppliers and manufacturers while gathering information on new products and technical details,” said Fred Petrivelli, VP of sales. “We anticipate 100 percent pre-cart ordering in the future as we continue to develop and enhance this feature for our customers while reducing the waste footprint.”
The Expo kicks off Monday, Jan. 13 with a breakfast sponsored by DISH Outdoors for RV University attendees, followed by a day of education through the RV University and PRO business development seminar series presented by Valterra.
Qualified registered attendees can partake in dozens of continuing education courses, covering retail trends, business acumen, leadership skills, supplier training, and more.
The show floor will open at 4 p.m. on Monday, with more than 250 exhibitors ready to share new products, technology, and sales advice followed by a 7 p.m. opening reception. Tuesday is reserved for a full day on the show floor from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. followed by a closing reception at Texas Live! in Arlington sponsored by Carefree, next door to the home of the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers.