Welcome to the Dallas Market Center, we are so excited to have you on campus. To make sure you have a great time during your Market experience, we put together a list of tips, tricks and answers to frequently asked questions to help you prepare.
FOR THE BRAND NEW BUYER
Are you brand new to the wholesale world? We’re here to help! Before jumping into your first market, our guide will help you learn the tricks of the trade for wholesale buying. Our Buyer’s Guide will give you some quick tips about:
- How to plan for your first market
- What Open-To-Buy means for your business
- Calculate your Open-To-Buy
- Order Writing
- Shipping/Delivery Information
PREP FOR MARKET
Make the most of your market time by preparing for your journey! Follow along the guide below to help you build your personalized market trip.
First and foremost, check the market calendar to see the most up-to-date schedule.
Ready to register for market? We’ve created a quick and easy way to receive your electronic badge. Read more to find out how to get a FastPass.
Exclusive rates on hotel and airfare? Yes please! Contact our Market Travel team to access great rates to help make your Dallas Market experience even better. Contact Market Travel at 214-744-7444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are some helpful tips to help you map out your market itinerary!
Market Hours For specific market hours, please visit http://dallasmarketcenter.com/markets and select the market you are interested in.
New Buyer Tours take place each morning during market at the fountain on the 1st floor of the World Trade Center. This is your chance to learn about all our category offerings, how to find specific showrooms and ask questions! Our friendly DMC Associates are here to help.
Floors At A Glance For a quick way to find what you’re looking for, click here to view maps of each floor.
Make Appointments with exhibitors on your must-see list. There’s a lot to explore while on our campus and if you are looking for a little extra help with your buying, appointments are a huge help! You can search for specific exhibitors and lines on our website prior to visiting. Just reach out to them directly to schedule an appointment during market.
Wheelchairs & Motorized Scooters are available for rental during market. A 24-hour notice is required.
DMC Mobile App is available to download in your mobile app store. The app is designed to help you navigate DMC and includes up-to-date information on exhibitors, product, DMC schedules and more!
Bring an extra suitcase to help carry immediate good items and product catalogs. The 7th floor is open daily and dedicated to Cash and Carry. During Total Home & Gift Markets, Market Hall boasts new and unique Cash & Carry Temps. Need a rolling bag? You can purchase one at the Sundries Shop on the 1st floor of the World Trade Center.
Buyer FAQ’s can be found here. If you have a question, when in doubt, this is a great place to look first.
PARKING & TRANSPORTATION
Looking for driving directions, valet, shuttles, or parking information? This link will give you all the information you need to arrive at DMC!
These parking maps are a great guide to help you find a spot.
HELPFUL HINTS AT-MARKET
With 5 million square feet within four buildings of wholesale shopping bliss, coming prepared with the areas you want to explore is key. Here is a quick video with some helpful tips about navigating market.
GET AROUND LIKE A PRO
Look up to see the signs around campus. Directional signage is hanging from the ceiling. Find floor maps on the monitors by the elevators.
Easy Access Points will help you navigate the buildings.
- Use the 2nd floor to get from building to building.
- There are two sets of escalators on every floor
Rest & Recharge with multiple sets of restrooms on every floor located on the outside perimeter of each building. Find a full list of food outlets on the DMC mobile app.
WE KNOW YOU’RE HUNGRY
We have several dining options right here on campus!
Food Outlets Open Daily
Fountain Café | Open Daily 11am-2pm
Soups, Salads, Sandwiches
Starbucks | Open Daily
Food Outlets Open During Market
Check the DMC Mobile App or dallasmarketcenter.com for a full list of dining options available during each Market.
DALLAS RESTAURANT GUIDE
Dallas is a city with great restaurants, from classics to new standards. Take a look at our recommended list to find out where to dine, all close to DMC!
SEE YOU SOON!
If you have any questions while you’re here, our friendly staff is always here to help! Look for the red name badges or our helpful info booths across campus. We look forward to seeing you soon!