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Choosing the Right Event Charging Station

July 7th, 2022 COMMENTS
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The first rule of event or trade show marketing – attract attention. You want to be noticed by potential clients. But that’s just the first step. You also want clients to spend time with you. Event charging stations do just that. 

Why Invest in an Event Charging Station?

Most events and shows are electrical deserts, forcing attendees to search for outlets in inconvenient locations. How often have we seen an unattended phone, tablet, or laptop charging in some remote corner of the show hall or ballroom? Modern event charging stations solve that problem by offering attractive and practical designs for any event or booth. Wired and wireless charging solutions are available as bistro and coffee tables, reception counters, backlit pedestals, and even larger conference tables. All with flexible graphic branding opportunities. 

Our Favorite Trade Show Charging Station Options

If your mental picture of a charging station is the ugly charging tower at the airport, then you will be surprised at how charging station designs have evolved. No more messy tangled wires or soulless institutional colors and surfaces. Modern event charging solutions are built to compliment your design and to serve multiple purposes, not just charging. Consider the following options: 

  • Wireless Charging 
  • USB A and B Ports
  • Backlit Graphics
  • Locking Storage
  • Vinyl or Fabric Graphics
  • Bistro, Coffee, and End Tables
  • Monitor Mounts 
  • Programmable RGB LED Lighting

Why Invest in a Phone Charging Station?

There’s the obvious answer. It’s 2022. Our electronic devices are indispensable to every aspect of our lives. And until someone invents a battery that never needs charging, we’re dependent on a community of “free” charging solutions at events, trade shows, and gatherings. Charging takes time… which opens the door to conversations. That’s the first step in any business relationship. What was candy in 1990… Giveaways in 2010… Is charging options in 2022. 

At trade shows, charging options are essential for another reason. No one working in the booth has to leave to charge their phone. 😉 

Event Charging Station Rental or Purchase?

Not everyone needs an event charging station for multiple shows. For those situations, a rental may be a better option. Renting also allows for greater design flexibility, since shapes, colors, and sizes can be changed based on the theme or the size of the event. For example, many events require multiple tables or counters for casual conversations or sales presentations. In those situations, a one-time purchase may not make sense. Renting does. 

Purchasing has advantages as well. There are more design options as well as the ability to customize colors. Plus, it’s a one-time purchase and the expense can be depreciated over multiple events.    

10 Event Charging Station Solutions from Classic Exhibits

1. MOD-1471 Wireless Power Tower. Hard to Miss. This 7 ft. tall charging tower includes double-sided backlit graphics, (4) charging pads, and a brandable countertop. 

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2. MOD-1474 Charging Monitor Stand. Back-to-Back. Dual monitor mounts, charging pads, and LED perimeter lights make this a versatile charging solution at any event.  

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3. MOD-1474 Square Charging Table. Business as Unusual. This sophisticated design brings the boardroom to the show floor with backlit graphics and wireless charging. 

4. MOD-1463 Portable Charging Table. Portable and Powerful. A smaller bistro height table with (2) wireless pads, LED perimeter lights, and a durable aluminum base. 

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5. MOD-1458 Wireless Bistro Table. Pretty and Popular. Available for purchase or as a rental, this popular charging table is an unassuming upgrade to any event. 

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6. MOD-1706 Parsons Charging Counter. Just Plain Smart. A sophisticated design choice where countertop space and locking storage is required. 

7. MOD-1700c Backlit Charging Counter. Big and Bright. This backlit counter with fabric graphics includes (4) charging pads, an internal shelf, locking storage, and easy modular assembly. 

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8. MOD-1585c Reception Counter. Elegant Curves. Fully assembled, this custom counter has LED toe-kick lighting, vinyl graphics, and ample storage. 

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9. MOD-1452 Charging Coffee Table. Casual Comfortable. Relax, chat, and charge the phone while talking about business or baseball or BBQ. 

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10. MOD-1486 Conference Charging Table. Show Me the Money. Get down to business with this stylish conference table (slash charging table). Three designs, all with backlit graphics.  

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Want to see even more designs?  With over 60 charging station kits, there’s a counter, table, monitor stand, or kiosk to fit any need. All are customizable, most are modular and easy to assemble.  

Wireless Charging Market Outlook

January 10th, 2022 COMMENTS

“The global wireless charging market was valued at $6.51 billion in 2018 and is expected to reach $40.24 billion by 2027, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 22.2% from 2020 to 2027.” Source: Allied Market Research.

At Classic Exhibits, we’re seeing a surge in charging solution sales. That includes not only the existing charging designs but also wireless pads in standard counters, pedestals, and workstations (purchase and rental). It makes sense. Range anxiety isn’t just for EVs. We all get a little jittery when our smartphone battery dips into the 20% range. Below 10%… We FREAK OUT!

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Charging Solution Specials from Classic Exhibits
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Wireless Charging for Trade Show Counters and Tables

August 4th, 2021 COMMENTS

USB and Wireless Charging Options

Charging options for trade show exhibits are not new. However, they’ve rarely been designed to be visually attractive in the booth. How often have you seen a clunky charging stand, more appropriate for a airport than a trade show, in an island or inline exhibit?

Wireless charging pads with USB options are the ideal solution. The pads are unobtrusive and the cord management can be integrated into the overall design. In fact, any flat surface like counters, tables, workstations, and pedestals is perfect for a wireless charging pad (and graphics).

Curious? See the extensive selection of charging solutions in Exhibit Design Search.

Parsons Counter with Locking Storage and Charging Ports
Custom Counter with Storage and Charging Ports
Parsons Counter with Drawer and Charging Ports

–Mel White
mel@classicexhibits.com
http://www.linkedin.com/in/melmwhite

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Classic Exhibits Inc. designs and manufacturers portable, modular, hybrid, and custom exhibit solutions, including Symphony Portable Displays. 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 www.classicexhibits.com.

How to Market Wireless Charging Stations

June 14th, 2019 2 COMMENTS
How to Marketing Wireless Charging Stations

This week, I received a promotional email from Plum Grove Inc., a printing and marketing company and a Classic Distributor Partner. I was impressed (and delighted). Not only was the email design attractive, but it was also compelling and timely.

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Recently, we upgraded Classic’s line of InCharg™ Charging Stations by adding wireless capability, a feature found on many Apple and Samsung smartphones (as well as others). Many exhibitors now include charging stations in their trade show booths as a convenience to attendees and to their staff. Plum Grove recognized that trend… and reacted.

See the full email image below. I love the compelling introduction, the benefits and features, and the overall organization. It’s a well-crafted and visually interesting marketing email. Nicely done Plum Grove!

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