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Spring Savings are in Bloom at Classic Exhibits

April 13th, 2022 COMMENTS

Did some bunny mention a sale? Spring Savings on LED Lightboxes, Wireless Charging Counters, and Wall-mounted Lightboxes through May 31. For more information about these Spring Savings, see the Exhibit Specials page in Exhibit Design Search.

Symphony Portable Lightboxes
Symphony Portable Lightboxes
Wall-mounted LED Lightboxes
Wall-mounted LED Lightboxes
Wireless Charging Counters
Wireless Charging Counters

5 Classic Tips x 5 Days = 25 Highlights | Day #3

November 9th, 2016 COMMENTS


Finding the Right Tool is a Blessing.

What tools do your fellow distributors use on the Classic Exhibits website? Here are the Top 5. Some may surprise you.

Tip #11 — EDS Search

I know. Duh? With EDS, you can search for kits (VK-1234), features (shelves), and products (Aero). Just as helpful is Advanced Search, a link below the Search box. Advanced Search allows you to further narrow your search by a price range, product line, and feature (i.e., monitors). You can also sort by lowest to highest prices, newest designs, and even alphabetically.

Tip #12 — My Gallery

There is no EDS tool more powerful than My Gallery. Often imitated, never duplicated. Tips #12 – #15 could be just on My Gallery. My Gallery lets you build a listing that includes not only kits, but also photos and articles. Imagine being a client who gets a My Gallery link with kit renderings, kit photos, and articles on successful trade show marketing. That’s a very powerful consultative message.

I urge you to use the URL tool in My Gallery. It’s the easiest way to share ideas from your personal email address and branded EDS site.

Tip #13 — Search for Setup Instructions

Search for Setup Instructions = INSTANT SMILE. There’s no happier tool on the Classic Exhibits website. For ten years, we’ve loaded all setup instructions into a database. At the same time, we’ve told your customers where to find their instructions using stickers on their setup instructions booklets, cases, and crates.

No need to panic on Sunday morning in Las Vegas or Orlando. Simply enter the URL into your phone, tablet, or laptop and type in the five-digit order number. Voila! The PDF of the instructions. We are baffled why every manufacturer doesn’t do this.

Tip #14 — Peek-a-Booth Webcams

“Are you kidding me? That’s brilliant!” That’s the typical response when we describe Peek-a-Booth to new Classic Distributors. But you don’t have to be a newbie to appreciate Peek-a-Booth. We have five webcams mounted in our shop:  (3) in the purchase setup and (2) in the rental setup. These are pan and zoom webcams. Perfect for previewing your order before it ships.

Save your client the time and effort of having to ship their display to your facility for a preview. Let Peek-a-Booth be the preview. Ask a PM for the username and password. Then guard it with your life!

Tip #15 — Exhibit Specials and Lightning Deals

eds-lightning-deal-largeWhat’s the difference between Exhibit Specials and Lightning Deal? Exhibit Specials are multiple kits at promotional prices for two months. The key — “two months.” The Lightning Deal is an aggressively priced kit on sale for two weeks. Just one kit. Again, the key — “two weeks.” We don’t email you when we make the updates. They just happen. We figure you get enough emails from us already. Both the Specials and the Deal are in EDS.

Done. Feel free to grunt like Tim “The Toolman” Taylor on Home Improvement. You deserve it.

Tomorrow, five “Underutilized Gems” you’ll love like your middle child. Tips #16-20.

–Mel White


Happy (Post) 4th of July!: Word on the Street — June 30th thru July 4th

July 5th, 2014 COMMENTS

Kevin Carty, VP Classic Exhibits

Kevin Carty, VP Classic Exhibits

May Your Rocket’s Red Glare . . . and Your Bombs Burst in Air

July is here and it’s off with a BANG! Even in this shortened week, business is booming, and by the looks of the quotes you are sending us, the remainder of the month looks to be busy.

We sincerely appreciate it and welcome the opportunity to work with you to serve your client’s needs.

Here are some odds and ends:

1. Just a quick reminder to check the Specials Gallery in Exhibit Design Search and the weekly Lightning Deal.

  • FREE iPresent Presentation Software Trial Offer with Purchase of an iPad Kiosk
  • Purchase a MOD-1365 iPad Stand for $89 (reg. $425) with any Sacagawea, Magellan, or Perfect 10 Kit (thru 8/15)
  • Summer Savings on Select Intro Portable Displays (thru 8/31)
  • Special Savings on Many 20 ft. Hybrid Island Designs (thru 7/31)

2. On Tuesday, July 7, expect an ebroadcast about a new Classic Rental Solutions Program. This program has NEVER EVER been offered before in our industry. It’s clever. And it puts money back into your pocket with each successful rental. My compliments to Jim Shelman, the GM of CRS, for his ingenuity.

3. Finally, if case you call us on Friday the 11th around lunch time and we don’t answer quite as quickly, it’s because we’re chowing down at our Annual Classic BBQ and Potluck. If it’s anything close to previous years, we may go into a food coma after 12:30 pm. Look for photos on our Facebook page.

So . . . let me keep this short so I can get to my overeating, fireworks, rodeo watching, and sleeping in.

Happy July to you and yours. Please, on behalf of the Classic Family, have a safe and enjoyable summer. Eat more than you should, enjoy the family time, and get ready for what looks to be a busy summer.

Be well!



Show Me Some Love | February Exhibit Specials

February 5th, 2013 COMMENTS

VK-5091 Hybrid Island Exhibit

VK-5091 Hybrid Island Exhibit

Throughout the year, we feature some of our most exciting trade show designs at a special price or with bonus features. Click Here for the Exhibit Specials Gallery. See the specifics for each one in the Design Description.

Four Amazing Specials:

  1. Save on Select Visionary Designs Islands
  2. Get Port\Land iPad Kiosk Cases at a Promotional Price
  3. Bonus Savings on Magellan Magic Hybrid Displays and
  4. Free Lycra Case Wrap with Select Quadro EO Pop Up Displays

See the individual kits below for details. Be sure to check back frequently. We often add trade show displays based on feedback or demand.


Based in Portland, Oregon, Classic Exhibits Inc. designs and manufacturers portable, modular, and custom-hybrid exhibit solutions. Classic Exhibits products are represented by an extensive distributor network in North America and in select International markets. For more information, contact us at 866-652-2100 or


New Outdoor Display Products Gallery

March 28th, 2012 COMMENTS

Outdoor Display Products -- BansheeWe love to share good news about Exhibit Design Search.

There’s a brand new gallery in EDS — Outdoor Display Products. This Optima Graphics gallery includes 11 popular outdoor products, such as Banshee, Kapow, Ridgeline, and Valet. There’s even a listing for Event Tents. As with many of the new features in EDS, the gallery was added at the request of several Classic Distributors. And the timing couldn’t be better with Spring at hand and Summer just a few months away. Our thanks to Gary Camarato at Optima for all his hard work on this gallery.

To make room for the Outdoor Displays gallery, we shifted Table Throws to the Banner Stand gallery, which has now been named Banner Stands / Table Throws. It contains the full selection from both categories.

Exhibit Specials and Red Tags

Exhibit Specials in Exhibit Design SearchYou may have noticed a “Red Tag” feature in EDS. About two weeks ago, we made it much easier to find our bimonthly Exhibit Specials. You could always find them in the Exhibit Specials Gallery. We’ve now added a visual “Red Tag” to the image whenever a product is on special. If the special includes a price discount, there will be a strike-through of the original price and a new red-line price. You’ll see the “Red Tag” specials both in the Exhibit Specials gallery and in the original “parent” gallery of the product(s). For example, select Visionary Designs inlines and islands and scroll down. You’ll see quite a few specials. These specials run through May 31.

Eco-Systems Sustainable Designs

Lastly, I want to give a pat on the back to Eco-systems Sustainable. Over the past two months, they have added lots and lots of new trade show display designs to the eSmart Display gallery. If you haven’t visited the gallery recently, I encourage you to take a stroll through their update offerings. Lots of cool designs whether your client wants an eco-friendly display or simply a modern hybrid design. We keep hearing from distributors that your customers are asking, “What’s new and fresh?” Take a look in the eSmart gallery.

–Mel White


Based in Portland, Oregon, Classic Exhibits Inc. designs and manufacturers portable, modular, and custom-hybrid exhibit solutions. Classic Exhibits products are represented by an extensive distributor network in North America and in select International markets. For more information, contact us at 866-652-2100 or