Buyer Registration

If your store was approved to attend the January 2017 show, click here to register for the August show.

You will not be required to submit documentation again, but you do need to register for the show. 

  • Use the drop-down menu to look for your name.
  • You will need to complete the address, zip code and phone number fields as part of the verification process.
  • If you are the main buyer and want to add registrants under your store, you can do so at the end of your registration process by clicking “Add Employee.”
  • If you do not find your name on the list, but your store is listed, you can register under your approved store but will need to provide your personal documentation as an individual.

If your store did not attend the January 2017 show, click here to register/apply for the August show.

This link will take you through the store registration/approval process.

You will be required to provide documentation of your store that will be reviewed to provide approval of your store’s attendance. If you attended prior to the January 2017 show and had submitted this information to Hopper Expositions in the past, AETA does not have this information. AETA will not ask for this information each time you register, but we need all registering stores to provide this so we can ensure only legitimate stores gain access to this trade-only event. Once your store is approved, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to register your store personnel and register for AETA EDGE educational opportunities.

Please be aware that the following information is required for registration:

Store Identification

Sales and Use Tax Permit, plus any three of the following:

  • Business Incorporation document or copy of lease agreement / deed, State Vendors License
  • Recent Business Advertisement
  • Picture of store front
  • Copy of three (3) current invoices (last 6 months) over $500.00 each from wholesale suppliers
  • An active web site address through which Business can be verified.

Please note: Mail order companies should provide catalog.

Individual Buyer Identification

Individuals attending with a qualified store need to provide one of the following:

  • Valid Employee email address
  • Personalized, imprinted business card
  • Copy of W-2 form
  • Copy of cancelled company payroll check or check stub
  • Copy of company credit card with employee’s name and company’s name


Don't want to register online? Click here to download the registration form.