Attendees at next week’s NTP-STAG The Expo can pre-load electronic ordering prior to arrival at the event. The Expo, sponsored by Airxcel, will be held Jan. 13-14 at the Gaylord Texan Resort Hotel & Convention Center in Grapevine Texas. The Expo is the industry’s largest aftermarket RV parts and accessories trade show.
This integrated technology solution was developed to improve attendees’ show experience, allowing them to build their orders in advance of arrival. This preparation will provide more time for attendees to visit with suppliers, learn about new lines and products and explore services offered by NTP-STAG.
“Our team is pleased to launch the fifth year [of] our electronic ordering platform at The Expo, NTP-STAG VP of Management Information Systems, Patrick “Skip” Stevenson said.
“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.”
Attendees can log into the ViaNTP site to access the pre-cart. Navigation is as easy as clicking on Partner Central or the Electronic Ordering Display Advertisement. Dealers can then 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,” NTP-STAG Vice President, Sales, Fred Petrivelli said. “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. The remainder of the day will host 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. An opening reception will be held at 7 p.m. On Tuesday, the show floor will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A closing reception will be held at Texas Live! in Arlington, sponsored by Carefree of Colorado.
For more information on The Expo, including exhibitor lists, sponsorship guides and travel recommendations, click here or contact your NTP-STAG representative.