This complete guide to vendor event success will help you make the most of your time and get better results. We want to help you maximize your effort so here are the perfect vendor survival checklist, signage and rental recommendation. Whether you are a small business owner, represent a large company or are a direct sales consultant, I hope you’ll find some of these tips useful!
Signage is simply the best, most effective form of advertising for your marketing dollar. Signs attract new customers and alert them that you exist. Having great signage can plump up your bottom line without spending a bunch of money. Here are a few signage companies that can help you choose the best signage for your booth:
The reality is that you can rent just about any type of equipment imaginable and with a little creativity, you may be able to leverage equipment rental to take your vendor booth to the next level. We are going to provide a list of several rental companies based in Atlanta. We hope that they will get your creative juices flowing!
Let’s face it: great food helps to drive traffic to your booth. We have teamed up with The Cobb Galleria Centre to offer you the convenience of booth-catering services—great food punctually delivered. You can order:
- Irresistibly tempting pastries
- Healthy or decadent snacks
- Succulent sweets
- Beautifully presented hors d’oeuvres
- Coffee and other refreshing beverages
To do so, please visit the Booth Catering Options here.
Preparing for the TCFStyle Expo can be very hectic but having a checklist can improve the effectiveness of teams and individuals performing complex tasks. Download the checklist or look below for helpful tips!
✔ Rule #1: Keep a master list, and ask your staff to as well, to keep track of notes and ideas as they happen in real-time. If you don’t write it down, you will most likely forget it. Someone may mention something and you’ll think, wouldn’t it be great if we had that at the booth? Put it on the list!
✔ Rule #2: Maintain a positive attitude! Face all your challenges with a smile on your face. If something breaks, it’s not the end of the world. Establishing relationships with the people who come visit your booth is far more important
✔ Rule #3: After the show, think of what went well and what could have gone better. Remember your master list? Go back to it, and start planning for next year based on your experience at the show. If possible, have a quick debrief with your staff. If you don’t do it on site, you will forget by the time you get home
✔ Rule #4: Be prepared to deal with the unexpected. Below is a toolkit for those moments:
- Hangers (branded and extra ones)
- Shopping bags (Branded or basic) order from Uline.com or NashvilleWraps.com
- Duct tape, clear tape, masking tape, colored tape (black)
- Heavy-duty stapler
- Long zip ties for packing crates
- Bubble wrap
- Adhesive Velcro
- Safety pins
- Permanent markers
- Outbound Shipping Labels
- 8 ½” x 11” clear table-top sign holder (for last minute signs)
- Extension cords and power strips (for your phones and laptops); note you order and pay for power through the TCFStyle Expo
- Trash bags
- Windex, other cleaning supplies, and paper towels (give your booth a last-minute wipe down before the show floor opens, clean the coffee stains from your tables, or wipe handprints from your displays)
- Facial tissues
- Antibacterial wipes or hand sanitizer (you’ll be shaking hands with lots of people!)
- First Aid Kit with Advil or other over the counter pain medicine