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The FAQ section will be updated frequently as we get closer to the show!  Please see information below, and check back often for updates. 

Questions today?  See your Vendor Manager.

Pre-Show Dinner

This year’s pre-show dinner event will be held on Thursday, January 24th from 5:00pm- 9:00pm at the historic Bistro Boudin on the San Francisco waterfront. Transportation will be provided from the Hyatt to downtown from 4:00pm- 5:40pm, and back to the Hyatt from 7:30pm- 9:30pm. Drinks & food will be served throughout the evening, and all ages are welcome!

Transportation will be provided on buses to & from dinner. Pets are not allowed on buses, or inside Bistro Boudin. Service animals are always welcome. Alcoholic drinks are permitted on the buses, so you may bring a drink if you wish. Please take care to remove trash from the bus as you depart. Do not leave personal items on the buses, as you may not take the same bus back at the end of the evening.

Booth Decorating Contest

This year we will be hosting a contest for the vendors who best decorate their booths to the Buying Show theme (to be announced soon!). There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place! Voting will take place during the first half of the day by a select group of retailers.

1st Place - $500 in gift cards to share with your team

2nd Place - $350 in gift cards to share with your team

3rd Place - $150 in gift cards to share with your team


The San Francisco Buying Show will take place in the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport hotel, in the Grand Peninsula Ballroom. The venue is carpeted, so there is no need to order carpet for your booth. 

New Product Showcase

This year we will again have a New Product Showcase area right on the show floor! We will be pulling samples from a list of items that have been added to our Stockton DC about 30 days prior to the Buying Show.  If you’re not sure if that includes your new items, please reach out to your Vendor Manager to find out.  If you’d like to bring samples of your new products on your own for this area, they will need to be approved by your Vendor Manager in advance. Only items that are currently stocked by ASC may be displayed. 


You will receive an invoice for your booth fee, plus any applicable sponsorship and shipping fees.  Your invoice will be emailed to your accounting contact (as listed on your registration form) approximately 2-3 weeks after the show.

Product Shipments After the Show

If you are returning your product to your facility, all product must have arrangements made for pick-up from the Stockton DC within 4 weeks after the show. Anything remaining after 4 weeks, will be donated.  

Set-Up Hours

Set-up hours are from 11:00am- 4:00pm on Thursday the 24th. If you think you will need additional time, just let us know at the registration booth, and we’ll be happy to accommodate!

Prize Drawings

ASC will be purchasing lots of prizes to be given away to retailers throughout the day of the show.  Retailers will receive their 1st entry ticket to the drawing at registration.  In addition, we will deliver ticket pads to each vendor in your show packets.  Please give a ticket to each retailer as they visit your booth during the show.  You may also give retailers bonus tickets for placing orders with you at your booth! If you run out of tickets, see us at the registration counter for more.  Prize drawings will take place every 30 minutes on show day.

Ordering Electricity

If you need to order electrical for your booth, please fill out the form linked below and return to Order by January 11th to take advantage of advance order rates.


The Hyatt is a pet friendly hotel, but there are additional fees for bringing a pet. You may bring pets onto the show floor, but pets are not allowed in the lunch serving area or at Bistro Boudin. Service animals are always welcome.


We have a discounted self-parking rate of $10/ day at the Hyatt. If you are staying in the hotel, the discount will be applied to your reservation. If you are driving in for the day, see us at the registration booth for validation.

Booth Cost 

The booth fee for this show is $4,000. This includes an 8x8 pipe and draped booth, a 6ft table, 2 chairs, food & beverage during hosted activities and your show promotion sheets (these will be printed and delivered to your booth during set-up). 

Please note that the show floor is carpeted, so there is no need to order additional flooring for your booth.  You will also have access to a free, self-serve copy machine during the show. 

Promotion Guidelines

  • Show Promotion details are due to your Vendor Manager by Monday, November19th.

  • Only active products, approved by Animal Supply Company may be promoted at this show.

  • All products promoted must be available to order by January 24th.