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Tips for Exhibiting on a Budget

A successful trade show isn’t always about who spent the most money, but rather who was better at it. Here are some tips that will allow you to do so effectively, without breaking the bank.

Purchase Your Displays from the Source
Very few online trade show display shops own a manufacturing facility or warehouse. Their business is strictly reselling with substantial markup. At DoTradeshow, we build our displays and print graphics in-house, and we have a large warehouse of inventory. This allows to pass on savings to our customers. It pays to buy factory direct from DoTradeshow. We are the industry expert in trade show displays and large format graphics. Check out our About Us page for more information.

Go with a Portable Trade Show Display
Portable trade show displays will save you lots of money in the long run due to their low costs of ownership. You can ship them in smaller boxes vs. large crates, and you can transport, set up and tear down yourself instead of paying someone a fortune to do so at the convention center. Some ideal booth displays include pop up displays and retractable banner displays. These displays are highly versatile for different size booth spaces and you can easily replace your graphics with minimal costs.

Design Eye-catching Graphics
Design professional, eye-catching graphics for your displays. Please read our blog "Trade Show Booth Design Ideas" for tips on designing your booth. DoTradeshow has professional graphic designer on staff to assist you achieve this goal.

Stay Local
In order to keeps your costs down, participate in as many local events as possible. You will be connecting with people that live and work within the community without spending all the money of traveling.

Promote Your Booth
Use social media platforms, blog posts, and press releases to promote your booth. With social media and digital marketing, print ads are a thing of the past, and at only a fraction of the cost.

We hope these tips will help you stay on budget, while making an impact at the show. For more tips on top-notch displays at affordable prices, read our blog "4 Tips for an Extraordinary (and Affordable) Trade Show Display"

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