It is not uncommon for people who reach out to us to not be 100% sure exactly what they are looking for. If you are feeling this way, here's a series of simple questions that can help point you in the right direction.
How to select the right trade show display for your business or organization?
The trade show industry is complicated and it can be exhausting to navigate through all the decisions that you need to make before you even step foot onto the trade show floor. Once you've reserved your booth space and booth size, you still need to figure out what type of trade show booth to invest in.
Does your trade show exhibit need to be portable?
In most cases, shipping your booth via freight can be very expensive (especially if it's on the side of the country). Many savvy exhibitors decide to invest in a portable or a pop up display because they can carry it on the plane, load it in their trunk of their car, or use cheaper shipping options. Going with a portable booth can help you save money by avoiding fees like drayage, material & handling, and labor (professional setup/dismantling fees). Go here for or more information on our portable trade show booths.
How important is it to have a trade show booth that is easy to setup?
Many exhibitors make the mistake of selecting their trade show booth without considering how easy or complicated their booth will be to setup. When you invest in a trade show booth, we highly recommend that you watch the setup videos and read through the assembly instructions prior to purchasing. You will be surprised that some setup instructions are hard to understand or your trade show display might not even come with instructions at all. If you go with a booth that is complicated, you will end up wasting time and stressed out that your booth will not be "show ready" in time. We also believe it's important to understand how much support you will have with the booth. Can your booth be easily assembled by one person or will it require a team of people? If you will have limited support and resources, we encourage you to select a trade show display that is quick and easy to assemble. We also offer many portable trade show displays that are tool-less. If easy setup is extremely important check out our portable booths or our pop up display booths.
How much do you want to spend on your next trade show display?
This is one of the most important questions you will ask yourself throughout this decision process. We believe that a low budget doesn't necessarily mean you have limited options. We offer a wide variety of display solutions so you can stand out on a crowded trade show floor, maximize your ROI, and not compromise on the quality. All of our pop-up displays, portable displays, banner stands, table tops, tension fabric displays, back-lit displays, and outdoor displays are assembled in the USA. All of our graphics for our trade show displays are also printed and sewn in the USA. Our trade show booths are priced competitively because we work directly with our manufacturers in order to pass on the savings to our customers. Trade shows, exhibitions, conferences, and other events can get very expensive. That's why we came up with products like the Wave Tube 10' Curved display and WT Modular display kits to make a big splash at your next event.
Does your exhibit need to be modular?
If your company needs to exhibit at multiple shows and conventions, there is a good chance you will need a booth that is modular (reconfigurable). Each trade show is different and you never know what booth size will be available. For example, some shows will be at a hotel ballroom with limited space, and therefore your whole 10 x 20 trade show display won't be able to fit. If you buy a booth that is modular, you can convert your 10 x 20 inline exhibit into a 10 x 10 space. If you didn't consider this factor, you will have to just buy another trade show display to fit in the space.
What accessories do I need in my trade show display?
Many first-time exhibitors make the mistake of not considering what accessories they will need to incorporate into their trade show booth. Do you plan on showcasing your products to attendees? If so, it will be important to look for displays that have shelving options. If you have product that is heavy, will you need a shelving solution that accommodates the extra weight. Perhaps your company doesn't sell physical products. If you need to showcase a demo or play a looping video, chances are that you will need a monitor/TV. Many of our trade show displays come with a monitor mount as a kit or an add-on. All of our monitor mounts have a weight capacity so please make sure to reach out to us to double check which option is right for you. Don't forget about reception counters, case-to-counter options, lights for your display, flooring, and etc... As you can tell, there are so many options to consider. Please reach out to our support team and we will help guide you through the whole process.
How important is your trade show graphics?
Absolutely critical! Most people spend all their time picking out the perfect trade show display, but treat the graphics as an afterthought. We believe this a big mistake. According to Exhibitor magazine, you have less than two seconds to capture an attendees attention on the trade show floor. This is why we have team of graphic designers to help assist with your trade show display graphics.
Why Choose TL?
Our Customer Service Philosophy. We might be an E-commerce website, but what makes us unique is our approach to customer service. Many of our competitors will do their best to hide their phone number, have a very complicated phone menu to get a hold of a human being, terrible hold music, or even put a robot-chat feature on their website. Our customer service philosophy is to delight our customers. We're not here to sell you a trade show display, we're here to help you succeed in your upcoming trade show. Whether you're a start-up company, medium-sized business, or a fortune 500 company, no project is too small or too big for our team of trade show experts. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are eager to learn about your business!