Lightovation – which was originally scheduled for January – has been rescheduled for March, but the Total Home & Gift Market at Dallas Market Center (DMC) is keeping to its January 6-12 dates. During that market, attendees can visit the “MarketTime Experience Center” on the first floor of the World Trade Center adjacent to Starbucks.

MarketTime, a provider of best-in-class B2B software as a service (SaaS) solutions for wholesale and retail businesses, will debut its Experience Center during the January market to showcase the full suite of software solutions for supporting business management and growth as well as a global e-commerce marketplace.

In addition to the Total Home & Gift Market, the MarketTime Experience Center will also be open for DMC’s Apparel & Accessories Market and KidsWorld (January 12-15) as well as WESA’s International Western/English Apparel & Equipment Market (January 14-17). MarketTime staff will provide hands-on, “test drive” demonstrations of the available MarketTime tools and discuss MarketTime’s advantages and ease of integration.

“It’s critical that our unrivaled online experience be powered by the best in-person experience,” says Hemal Patel, founder & CEO of MarketTime. “That’s why the Experience Center will showcase the best qualities of our software and the physical Dallas market — new product discovery, trend exploration, and strong relationships. Inside our Experience Center, guests will see first-hand just how simple to use and intuitive our tools are while also seeing how MarketTime creates a supportive online community that is by the industry for the industry.”

Adds Cindy Morris, President & CEO of DMC, “MarketTime is more than tech tools; it’s a B2B community supporting business growth and bridging physical and online marketplaces. Everything you love about our physical marketplace – friendly interactions, unique points of view, and curated offerings – is now at your fingertips and available around the clock. We are confident that the MarketTime Experience Center will amaze everyone by allowing guests to experience in real-time the full power of the software, see what’s available immediately to support business expansion, and demonstrate that this is the best system for connecting worldwide to physical and digital markets.”

Here are the benefits of MarketTime, according to the company.

  • Easy to set-up and get started. Anyone transitioning from an existing platform will be able to do so with a simple data exchange. The company has also solved a number of challenges such as management and security of data, order transmission and tracking, expanding sales territories, customer service, and commission processing.

 

  • The program will help manufacturers help manage sales orders and product data, promotions, shipping information, and useful documents for approved sales agencies and their salespeople.

 

  • Sales teams – including agencies and sales representatives – will have tools for shared data to generate sales orders, track invoicing and commissions, and manage back office tasks.

 

  • Retailers will have tools for sales tracking, new resource discovery and review, and placing orders through a B2B e-commerce marketplace with thousands of products from leading brands across a wide range product categories.

MarketTime’s growing customer base includes thousands of iconic brands such as Mattel, Fisher Price, Aurora World, Schylling Toys, and Playmobil as well as multi-line sales agencies across multiple industries including Diverse Marketing, NextGen Dallas, Gifts of Nature, Salesmark, Toyology Toys, Brad Hughes & Associates, Indigo Agency, and In-Detail.