Many businesses rely on trade shows to garner business. A trade show is essentially a temporary platform where you can set up a small shop in a booth – amongst hundreds of other booths – in an arena with other businesses from your industry. For instance, a technology trade show will have companies selling mobile phones, televisions, and more. A fashion trade show will have businesses selling jeans, t-shirts and high-end wares. If you rely on trade shows for your business’ source of revenue, you want to be sure that you know how to make it a success. Most trade shows cost money, so not only do you want to make a return – you also want to make a profit. Here are five helpful tips for a successful trade show booth.
- Make sure that you reserve a booth with enough space for your merchandise. Ideally, you want to reserve a booth that will fit your merchandise. If you have a lot of merchandise, you want a bigger booth. If you try to skimp and save money, you could wind up making your booth way too crowded.
- The design of your booth is everything, so it has to be stunning. Design is everything when it comes to your trade show display. Even if you are selling a product that exists on the low end of the market, no one will want to do business with you if your booth looks poorly designed. This is why you may want to hire a company, like Blazer Exhibits & Events, to help put your booth together.
- The lighting needs to be bright enough to see your merchandise, but not blinding. Also, the lighting needs to capture people’s attention. Indeed, you should have overhead lighting that makes it easy to browse through your products and you should have some sort of ambient lighting that makes your booth stand out. Ideally, you want your booth to stand out from all the other booths. If your lighting looks cool and inviting, more buyers will gravitate your way.
- Understand the importance of comfort – buyers will want to sit and explore your catalogues. Many of these buyers will be spending all day on their feet – sometimes for days on end. This is why you want to make sure that you have chairs, couches and other things to sit on while buyers and interested parties look at your catalogues. This is one aspect that not a lot of wholesalers think of when they put together their booths. However, if your booth is not comfortable, buyers won’t want to stop by and look at all your products and you may lose sales as a result.
- Your sales representative needs to be friendly and inviting. On top of everything, you want to be sure that the sales representative that you hire to help is extremely personable. For this reason, you may want to pull the best and the brightest from your sales floor. When it comes down to it, the person manning your booth is the most important part of the trade show booth and the trade show experience.