The trade show rental business is booming. That should be no surprise given the economy and the constrained marketing budgets of most companies. So . . . when does it make sense to rent vs. buy a trade show display? Here are some tips from the FAQ section of Exhibit Design Search. To see the complete rental design gallery, click here.
1. Why should I consider renting vs. purchasing an exhibit?
Plain and simple, renting displays costs less.
Renting displays allows you to spend more of your budget on your trade show graphics and messaging.
Different trade shows appeal to different attendees. Renting displays offers the flexibility of changing your display and graphics from show to show.
Overlapping Trade Shows
Don’t choose between attending two important trade shows. Renting displays means you can have an effective presence at both shows.
Flexibility is important to every business or organization. When you rent your exhibit, you can change your display quickly because your resources aren’t tied up in the structure. This gives you the freedom to target your marketing messaging and graphics for specific trade shows. Plus, renting means you can move into a larger space if and when you need to.
Installation & Dismantle Included
When you rent, install and dismantle can be included, eliminating one less hassle.
No Storage Expense
Storing a display can be expensive, prepping it can be time consuming, and shipping it can be confusing. When you rent, there is no storage expense and there are no delivery or prep hassles.
Renting offers the benefit of testing a trade show display before you invest in its purchase. When you make the decision to purchase, you will know you have made the right choice.
2. I have reserved a space for our industry show. I need an island, but I do not have the budget to purchase one this year. What are my options?
Renting an exhibit is the ideal choice in this situation. Renting is affordable, typically 30-40% of a purchase, and we have an extensive gallery of island and inline rental designs.
If you don’t see something you like, no problem. About 50 percent of our rentals are new designs or modifications of existing designs. If it makes sense for you, and it makes sense for us, then we’re happy to create a unique configuration that meets all your trade show marketing requirements.
3. Are there rental accessories such as lights, table tops, cases, pedestals, and workstations?
Yes, these are located in the Rental Options Gallery.
4. Why are there no prices for the rental displays and options?
Our extensive rental gallery provides you with a snapshot of design ideas to get the process started.
There are many variables when it comes to our rental packages. Customers rarely choose a design “as is.” With most of our designs, there are several options for the type of graphics, flooring, lighting, and other materials, and the price can vary considerably. In addition, turnkey services may be included, such set-up, shipping, and show services. Once all the variables are decided, we will provide your with an accurate price for each design. No one likes surprises, especially pricing.
If you see a design that might work for your upcoming show, give us a call. We’ll work with you to make sure your next show is a successful.
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