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February 22 - 25, 2021
11 a.m. - 7 p.m. EST

 

FAQs

 

Due to the pandemic, CanGift was unable to host the Toronto Gift + Home Market this spring and the Alberta market has been rescheduled to April. This online platform helps bridge the gap between wholesale and retail communities in an attempt to replicate the experience at the in-person shows.

This B2B platform is designed to provide attendees with the latest trends in giftware, and innovative products in décor, gourmet foods, gifts, and fashion.

Just like our in-person markets, registration and attendance is always FREE for qualified Buyers.

Registration opens on January 26, 2021 and continues through to February 22. You can still register for the Virtual Show at any time during show hours, however we encourage you to register as early as possible to avoid delays.

If you have attended any of our shows in the past, you will be asked to confirm your attendance to the Virtual Show.

Please CLICK HERE to be directed to a registration login page.

When you arrive at this page, please enter your CanGift Reference Number and Last Name.

You will then be taken to a page where you will be asked to verify your information.

You can update your phone number or fax number, if required.

Please enter your email address to access the Virtual Show. Confirm your email by re-entering it and then click the Next button.

IMPORTANT: To register for the Virtual Show, one individual email per person must be used. This email will be used to confirm your registration.

e.g. If you want to register four buyers from the same company, they will all need individual emails to register, as follows.

Buyer 1 – mycompany@yourcompanyname.com

Buyer 2 – John@yourcompanyname.com

Buyer 3 – Shirley@yourcompanyname.com

Buyer 4 – me@gmail.com

If you use the same email address as a work colleague, the registration platform will alert you.

Please enter an alternative email address to continue.

To set up a new email address, please consider using the many email service providers such as Gmail, Yahoo or Outlook to name just a few.

You can search for their services on the internet, and set-up will take only a few minutes.

If you have not attended any of our shows in the past, you will need to register with us.

Please contact our Retail Engagement Team at registration@cangift.org

Since this a trade-only event, all attendees must qualify to attend by providing business and personal ID.

Why do we ask retailers to provide their Business License or Registration?

It’s simple. At the Canadian Gift Association, protecting your retail business is our business!

Exhibitors and visitors to our events make a substantial investment in the CanGift markets. By asking you to provide documentation identifying you as a retailer, and not a member of the public, we are maintaining the integrity of your business while ensuring exhibitors meet their most important customer, you.

As the owner of the company, you will need to provide Company identification. If you are adding an employee who is a Buyer, please provide us with their Buyer identification.


COMPANY OWNER IDENTIFICATION – Please scan and email us a copy of each of the following pieces of company ID.

  • Business License/Registration/Number (provincial/municipal) identifying a giftware-related business.
  • A recent invoice (within six months) from industry manufacturers for goods purchased at wholesale in quantity.


BUYER IDENTIFICATION – Please scan and email us a copy of one of the following pieces of ID for each retail buyer.

  • Imprinted, personalized business card with applicant’s name.
  • Company credit card identifying applicant and company, Employee ID card, or company insurance card.
  • Copy of T-4 or W-2 form (must be imprinted, no handwritten forms are accepted) *

* Please block out personal information from the above provided examples.

We reserve the right to request additional identification if deemed necessary.

PLEASE NOTE: Access to our shows will not be provided without proper identification.

If you recently received an email from us regarding the Virtual Show, your CanGift Reference Number should be featured on the email as a number. If it is not, please email us at registration@cangift.org and we will be happy to supply your number.

Whilst our extensive database does capture everyone who has registered as a Buyer with us, there may be isolated cases where information may differ from what we have on file.

Please email us at registration@cangift.org

Yes, to register for the Virtual Show, one individual email per person must be used. This email will be used to confirm your registration.

If you use the same email address as a work colleague, the registration platform will alert you. Please enter an alternative email address to continue.

You can use any email address for the Virtual Show, as long as it is unique to you. The email is used to send you your unique login code for the Virtual Show.

To set up a new email address, please consider using the many email service providers such as Gmail, Yahoo or Outlook to name just a few. You can search for them in your internet browser and set-up will take only a few minutes.

If you have not received an email confirmation containing your login details, please contact us directly at registration@cangift.org and we will be happy to resolve your issue.

You will need your unique email address and Access code to enter the Virtual Show.

After registering for the Virtual Show with your CanGift Reference Number and unique email address, you will receive an email containing your Access code.

If you have not received an Access code, please email registration@cangift.org

The Virtual Show will be live on the following days:

Monday, February 22, 2021 – 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. EST

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 – 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. EST

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 – 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. EST

Thursday, February 25, 2021 – 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. EST

Yes, the Virtual Show will be archived to view online until March 31, 2021. You will need to log in to your account to view the show.

Please note, you will not be able to chat with an exhibitor on the virtual platform after the show closes on February 25.

The Canadian Gift Association (CanGift) has partnered with marketplace innovator Brandwise to lead the way in wholesale ordering technology. With a strong focus on Canada’s gift and home décor industry, the platform connects wholesale suppliers and brands with retailers ready to place orders for the latest products to sell in their stores 24/7.

CanGift 365 is a B2B online marketplace built to provide Canadian retailers access to their favorite suppliers as well as thousands of new products discovered through a dynamic search experience.


WHAT ARE SOME OF THE FEATURES OF CANGIFT 365?

  • You can purchase direct from participating CanGift 365 exhibitors
  • You can search and shop within a brand or by searching for a product theme or feature
  • You can work with your local, knowledgeable salesperson
  • Full access to your order history
  • Clear order terms and payment methods provided by each supplier with secure checkout
  • CanGift 365 is accessible through your phone, iPad, laptop and even smart TV

As part of our CanGift 365 online marketplace, you can now place an order during the Virtual Show with any of our participating exhibitors. You will know that an exhibitor is on CanGift 365 if you see an “ORDER NOW” button on their booth page.

You will be required to set up a Brandwise account — referred to as your Passport — prior to making a purchase.  We recommend that you complete this task before the Virtual Show begins. Click here for more information and to create your PASSPORT.

To create your Passport, please click here 

The Passport will allow you access to the CanGift 365 online marketplace, allowing you to purchase orders from our participating exhibitors.

If you already have a Passport ID with Brandwise, you can use this to log in to the CanGift365 platform, pending validation.

 Featured highlights include:

  • NEW! Connect with CanGift 365, a B2B online marketplace
  • NEW! Purchase direct from participating CanGift 365 exhibitors
  • NEW! Connect with hundreds of your favourite wholesalers directly through chat, zoom meetings, e-mail, or phone
  • Online networking opportunities
  • Featured Exhibitor Video Sessions highlighting product/company information
  • Exclusive Exhibitor show specials
  • Discover new companies you’ve never done business with before
  • Save time and source global brands conveniently on one easy-to-use platform
  • Continued access to the Virtual Show platform after the live event ends until March 31, 2021

Yes, using the chat or email function within your account, you can send an exhibitor your full contact details.

To optimize your experience at our Virtual Show, we recommend you complete our checklist below:

  • A number of exhibitors have zoom links on their pages. Confirm that you have the latest version of Zoom downloaded if you plan on participating in Zoom video meetings.
  • Ensure that you have the latest version of one of the following internet browsers downloaded to ensure full functionality (Google ChromeFirefoxEdgeOpera, or Safari)
    Please note: Internet Explorer is not compatible with this platform

Please contact us by email at registration@cangift.org and we’ll be happy to assist you.

You can initiate an instant chat with an exhibitor rep when you enter a Virtual Booth. Once a booth rep chat has been initiated, that exhibitor will message you back.

How to Chat:
1.       Log in to your account using the email address and access code exactly as they appear above.
2.       Visit the Exhibit Hall area and enter the Virtual Booths.
3.       When available, a “Chat with Booth Rep” button will appear on the right.
4.       Click “Chat with Booth Rep” to start chatting.
5.       You can access all of your chats in the MyChats tab in your account area.

First you must log in to the Virtual Show.

  1. Navigate to the Agenda section.
  2. Here you can select the session you wish to view.
  3. Select the ‘Register and Add to Agenda’ button.
  4. When the session is taking place, click ‘Join Presentation’.

First you must log in to the Virtual Show.

  1. Navigate to the Agenda section.
  2. Here you can select the session you wish to view.
  3. There is a MyNotes tab in the session area.
  4. Add notes and export them as required.