Let’s face it: exhibiting at a trade show is an investment. However, there are plenty of ways for you to make the most out of your trade show budget, and one of the easiest ways of maximizing your dollars is to use an exhibit house for your next trade show. When you work with a reputable, experienced exhibit house to plan, design, and create your trade show booth, you can rest assured that you will be able to get a booth you love that works with your budget.
Experienced Decisions Eliminate Costly Mistakes
You likely know your business better than anyone. The same goes for custom exhibit houses who make a living off figuring out what exhibit designs work the best for their customers. With industry experience, your exhibit house should be able to tell you how to get the most bang for your buck, no matter what your budget is. They will also be able to help you make decisions on whether to rent or buy, what design will work for the shows you plan to attend, and what design will most effectively communicate your business. Exhibit houses who want to be able to give you a quality exhibit will find other areas in the trade show “equation” where you can save money. Trust in their experience versus going it alone and making costly mistakes along the way. Exhibit houses are well aware of discount price deadlines for each show, as well as how to navigate certain sites that have strict labor regulations. The General Contractor can bill “late” or “penalty” fees for just about anything they can. The learning curve is expensive, and it is best to leave planning, designing, and creating your booth to the professionals. You’ll save money in the long run and have a better booth to display.
Often when you work with an exhibit house, they will want to know what your future plans are with regard to when, where, and how frequently you plan to exhibit.This is particularly important for rentals. It also gives the exhibitor a chance to have a fresh look at each individual trade show. If you will be exhibiting at multiple shows and need more than one booth, you may be able to take advantage of multi-show discounts. If you will be hitting the trade show circuit at different locations at the same time, you will likely want to have more than one booth. However, even if you may not be exhibiting at different shows simultaneously, you may find advantages in the long run in having more than one booth, specifically when it comes to shipping and storage costs.
Save on Storage & Shipping
Most exhibit houses have a warehouse, and some, like Team One Exhibits, have storage facilities located near trade show hot spots. When you use an exhibit house to create your booth, and especially with rentals, you may be able to take advantage of free storage and/or lower shipping costs. If you are able to store your exhibit booth in a location that is close to where you will be exhibiting, you will pay less in shipping costs. Exhibit booths are large, bulky, and often heavy, which can create a hefty shipping bill. Taking advantage of cost-saving benefits in this department will add up over time.
Additionally, when you choose to work with an experienced exhibit house, you will likely be able to take advantage of value-added benefits. Some of those benefits could include on-site show supervisors, which are offered to you at a discounted price when you use their company to build your booth. On-site show supervisors can assist with the set-up and take-down of your booth, along with shipping and troubleshooting should any issues arise while at the show. Show supervisors know their both inside and out and most importantly know how to manage union labor teams efficiently because in a lot of cities you have to use union labor. This can be a huge help when your booth personnel are busy entertaining prospective clients or customers.
Save on Trade Show Costs with an Exhibit House
Overall, it’s fairly easy to see that using an exhibit house to plan, design, and create your next exhibit booth can offer you a variety of cost savings. If you are looking to start the process of obtaining a new booth for your business, contact us at Team One Exhibits. We are ready to help you through each step of the process!
Christian has over five years of professional event marketing experience. He has handled everything from on-site labor supervision to managing exhibit design projects in-house. He also enjoys rock climbing and any other outdoor activities. He is a critical thinker who is constantly challenging the status quo.