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NTP-STAG’s Pre-Cart Functionality Makes Preparing for EXPO Easier Than Ever

  • 1/14/2019 12:00:00 AM
  • John Spaulding

Exeter, PA – One of the most important things a dealer can do before they attend NTP-STAG’s EXPO, is prepare. “Over the past several years we have integrated technology solutions into our trade show to make it easier for our customers to maximize their time on the show floor with us and take advantage of all the special offers we provide,” states John Spaulding, Director of Events and Communications. “Early preparation and utilization of these new tools can really improve a customer’s experience at the show,” he adds.

The company found that dealers who reviewed their purchase histories, took stock of their inventory and forecasted their demand for certain products before the show typically had more time to visit with suppliers about new lines and learn about new products and services offered by NTP-STAG. “Our Pre-Cart option within VIA allows our customers to get a head-start on building their show orders. The functionality is available now, giving everyone attending EXPO plenty of time to develop a buying plan for when they are with us in Nashville January 22-23,” says Fred Petrivelli, VP Sales NTP-STAG.

NTP-STAG’s pre-cart works just like an e-commerce shopping cart. Customers can add items to the pre-cart by selecting the Add-to-Expo Cart button available on product list and product detail pages within VIA. Pre-cart contents can be modified at any time and show pricing will appear on those items at the opening of the show.

EXPO attendee can also use the Pre-Show Upload tool available in the EXPO site. The Upload tool uses a simple Excel file format that allows customers to build their show buy and upload directly into a pre-cart. This is extremely helpful for customers that use their point of sales software to output usage reports. The information those reports generate can now be easily translated into a shopping cart making it much faster to build an order.

To see a quick tutorial about Pre-Cart go to Expo Precart Tutorial to learn more.

Technology advancements have also influenced how orders are placed at the show. Electronic ordering was introduced at EXPO two years ago, and is fast becoming the most popular way to submit orders. “Dealers are realizing that the time savings, order accuracy and other benefits associated with the technology makes the order writing process easier, faster and more enjoyable,” says Spaulding. “We use a bring-your-own-devise-and-data approach to our web-based solution and found that it is easier for people to use equipment they are familiar with. If it can connect to the internet, it can be used to place orders at the show.”

NTP-STAG EXPO is the industry’s largest warehouse distributor sponsored event. It draws attendees from across North America and features educational programming, exhibits from over 200 suppliers, season-best buying opportunities and a variety of networking functions. The event is being held January 22-23 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, TN. To learn more about the event or pre-cart ordering, customer should contact their sales representative or visit

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NTP-STAG Opens 2021 with Expo
Exeter, PA (February 05, 2021) – NTP-STAG, the leading distribution company for the recreational vehicle aftermarket, opened the new year with the 2021 Expo, both in person on January 18 – 19 at the Marriott Orlando World Center in Orlando, FL, followed by a weeklong virtual event January 25 – 29.
“Supported by extensive customer surveys and supplier communications voicing a strong interest in our holding the live show, our events team worked closely with the Marriott Orlando World Center staff to establish parameters and protocols while integrating the technology and tools that allowed us to execute a safe and healthy event for all attendees,” said NTP-STAG President, Bill Rogers. “Although meeting these needs required us to reduce the number of staff, exhibitors and customers, the result was a high-quality event allowing dealers valuable networking opportunities while partaking in the various educational seminars and of course, show-only sales and promotions. We are grateful to our customers who took time out of their busy schedules to join us in Orlando and participate in Expo.”
In conjunction with the live event, the virtual Expo, hosted through NTP-STAG’s online portal,, provided attendees weeklong access to a similar slate of sales and promotions, Power Hours and buying opportunities along with the impressive roster of speakers and product seminars that appeared at the live event in Orlando. Hall of Fame speaker and well-respected economist Dr. Mary Kelly PhD returned for the second year as a PRO Speaker to share her business insights while bestselling author and nationally-recognized social media expert, Corey Perlman discussed best practices to maximize digital business opportunities including developing and publishing effective, high-quality social media content. Numerous RV University product presentations by some of the industry’s leading suppliers rounded out the agenda both in person, and virtually.
“While logistics, capacity limitations and the geographical travel restrictions of the current environment restricted live event capacity, the virtual show allowed us to engage with dealers while showcasing the leading manufacturers in a safe, online environment,” continued Rogers. “The wider accessibility of the virtual show format also gave us an opportunity to expand our reach and communicate with a larger audience for an extended period of time. We foresee incorporating the virtual show elements into our event programming well into the future.”
For RV Dealers, many of whom were attending their first live show in nearly a year, the 2021 NTP-STAG Expo was a welcomed return to the calendar.
Attendee, PPL Motor Homes President, Diana LeBlanc summarized her sentiments at the conclusion of the show in Orlando. “We didn’t know what to expect coming this year, we just knew that NTP-STAG would take care of us. The feeling this year is completely different but it’s a good feeling and I think it’s going to be the future of the industry.”
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The 2021 NTP-STAG Virtual Expo is Here

Exeter, PA (January 22, 2021) – The 2021 NTP-STAG Virtual Expo will be held this week, January 25 – 29. Accessed online through, the 2021 NTP-STAG Virtual Expo will deliver the same great deals and promotions as the live event with an increased level of supplier participation in a digital environment.

Virtual Expo attendees will have access to a full slate of RV University sessions, including PRO (Professional Retail Organization) Education Seminars with interactive Q&A Sessions, in addition to online manufacturer exhibits, Power Hours and daily prize giveaways.

Also highlighted is the compelling keynote address, presented by Hall of Fame speaker, Dr. Mary Kelly PhD. Dr. Kelly a retired Commander in the US Navy as an intelligence officer, a chief of police, an HR director, and a chief of staff, as well as training more than 40,000 military personnel, now specializes in leadership growth that helps organizations improve their profitability and productivity.

For more information go to or contact your NTP-STAG sales representative.


For more than 50 years, NTP-STAG has been serving RV dealers, retailers and service professionals across the industry. Today, as a division of Keystone Automotive Operations, the company is highly regarded as the leading distribution company for the recreational vehicle market and is uniquely positioned to offer customers and suppliers substantial scale, the most comprehensive inventory selection in the industry, high levels of customer service, and innovative marketing support. NTP-STAG is committed to expanding its offerings to meet the ever-growing needs of its customer base, providing them what they need, when they need it.
Venue Event Preparedness and Safety Information

Prior to your arrival, take a moment watch the following recording of the January 11th  call where NTP-STAG and the Orlando World Center Marriott (OWCM)presented venue preparedness & safety protocols.

You can also view a video that showcases an event that took place in October 2020 at OWCM:

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Excitement Builds for 2021 NTP-STAG Expo

Exeter, PA (January 6, 2021) –  The 2021 NTP-STAG Expo Mobile App sponsored by Southwire is now available to download, providing many useful features such as access to the show agenda, an activity feed and “my schedule” which allows show attendees to customize their show day. With less than three weeks before the launch of the NTP-STAG Expo, show attendees are invited to download the show Mobile App and familiarize themselves with the show-enhancing tool. The 2021 NTP-STAG Expo is being held January 18 - 19 at the Orlando Marriott World Center in Orlando, Florida followed by a virtual event January 25 – 29.

“The Expo Mobile App is the best way to stay connected to all the show activities,” said Vice President, sales, Fred Petrivelli. “It’s simple to use and a very handy tool to help our dealers who will be attending Expo maximize their experience.”

The Expo Mobile App features the most up to date information about the show right at users’ fingertips. This includes access to the RV University schedule, PRO Seminar speakers with topics and much more.  Along with an interactive floor plan, the show app delivers live notifications on prize drawing winners, Power Hours and much more.

In addition to RV University, which includes PRO (Professional Retail Organization) Education Seminars, manufacturer exhibits, show-only sales and promotions and receptions, NTP-STAG has announced Hall of Fame speaker, Dr. Mary Kelly PhD will present the keynote address. Dr. Kelly a retired Commander in the US Navy as an intelligence officer, a chief of police, an HR director, and a chief of staff, as well as training more than 40,000 military personnel, now specializes in leadership growth that helps organizations improve their profitability and productivity. She will be delivering her insight that has contributed to more than 13 business books, including her best-seller, Master Your World, and her latest award-winner, “Why Leaders Fail and the 7 Prescriptions for Success which was profiled in both Forbes and Success magazines.

“We are looking forward to welcoming Mary to Orlando as our keynote speaker,” said NTP-STAG President, Bill Rogers. “As an award-winning economist, Mary is a compelling speaker and we are all excited about what she has to say, ultimately benefitting from her valuable perspective.”

For more information go to or call an NTP-STAG sales representative.

NTP-STAG continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and are in constant communication with the host venue and local authorities.

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