Frequently Asked Questions
ShopVISION is the groundbreaking new digital sourcing solution for optical and optometric professionals. On our dedicated platform, buyers can source products, build relationships with suppliers and manage all of their product discovery and research needs. From finding the latest styles, comparing pricing between suppliers, and requesting one-on-one meetings to posting questions on the social timeline or streaming product demos, marketplace will be the global hub for all things sourcing in the vision industry.
For qualified industry professionals, registration is free.
It is difficult to say exactly how many buyers will be active on ShopVISION. However, demand for sourcing is high and we are sending invitations to tens of thousands of vetted buyers from Vision Expo.
Since we have already received serious interest in this new platform, we expect hundreds of companies will join us, with thousands of curated products.
International buyers are welcome to register and use the platform!
ShopVISION offers a robust search function with multiple filters. Also, our system will provide you with product recommendations based on other items you look at in the platform. So ShopVISION will match you to products based on both your searches and your behavior within the platform. The platform will create many opportunities for you to find suppliers and products.
You will be able to chat, schedule meetings and have video calls with suppliers right in their virtual showrooms. Please keep in mind that you will not be able to access the showrooms until the platform opens on June 2, 2021. We will offer a Quick Start Guide for Buyers to help you make the most of ShopVISION.
No, the meeting scheduling function will open up on June 2, 2021, when the platform opens. Until that point, we are in “move-in mode” for exhibitors building out their virtual showrooms.