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Hi Everyone,

We're preparing for our first vendor show coming up this weekend. Here's what we have:

Tables/shelter

Banner w/our business name

Business cards

2 chip racks filled

1 honor box filled

Several vending machines filled w/candy & toys

Binder showcasing machines/services we offer

Bottled water (for sale)

Matching polo shirts w/company logo to wear

Can you suggest or think of anything I'm missing?

Also, trying to think of the best way to intake any leads from people who approach our booth. Should I have a sheet they could write down their contact information if they want vending services in their business?

Your suggestions GREATLY appreciated! I don't want to screw this up by missing anything.

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I would offer some kind of drawing for a I-pod MP3 player or some other 50-100 device. Use that to get your contact info. Have them fill it out put a check box if they are interested in knowing more about your service. Even if they don't check it you can compile a list to call and check back with people 6-9 months later when they have probably forgotten about the show anyway. Water softener, Alarm, and other Home improvement types of companies have been using that kind of marketing for years.

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Hi Everyone,

We're preparing for our first vendor show coming up this weekend. Here's what we have:

Tables/shelter

Banner w/our business name

Business cards

2 chip racks filled

1 honor box filled

Several vending machines filled w/candy & toys

Binder showcasing machines/services we offer

Bottled water (for sale)

Matching polo shirts w/company logo to wear

Can you suggest or think of anything I'm missing?

Also, trying to think of the best way to intake any leads from people who approach our booth. Should I have a sheet they could write down their contact information if they want vending services in their business?

Your suggestions GREATLY appreciated! I don't want to screw this up by missing anything.

Wow sounds like a great opportunity! Is it a show of only vendors? Sounds interesting. Seems like you've got all of your bases covered, maybe have a short survey of 4 or 5 questions such as "What is your business name?" "are you interested in having a vending machine", "name, email etc." that way you can go off of those as leads if you don't land the locations on the spot. Good luck!

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Don't suppose you have access to something (like a popcorn machine) that would smell really good and be cheap to give out? I find people are drawn to free food. Have them sign up for the drawing first, give them popcorn and send 'em on their way. If you have to purchase a popcorn machine (or whatever) you could even offer that as your drawing item.

When I was a consultant for a home company we always did a give away to get people's information. Pretty standard stuff. Most people will say 'no thanks' unless there is potentially something in it for them.

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Hi Everyone,

We're preparing for our first vendor show coming up this weekend. Here's what we have:

Tables/shelter

Banner w/our business name

Business cards

2 chip racks filled

1 honor box filled

Several vending machines filled w/candy & toys

Binder showcasing machines/services we offer

Bottled water (for sale)

Matching polo shirts w/company logo to wear

Can you suggest or think of anything I'm missing?

Also, trying to think of the best way to intake any leads from people who approach our booth. Should I have a sheet they could write down their contact information if they want vending services in their business?

Your suggestions GREATLY appreciated! I don't want to screw this up by missing anything.

hire a hot dog cart to serve hot dogs with your logo or slogan grilled on them.

err, and chips and drinks.

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Wow! That sounds so fun! Where is it located? I know it may sound cheesy, but when I've been to shows, I always grab a cute pen with a company name. Made quite a few follow ups with companies because of it when I worked for a non-profit. Just an idea and everyone can use a good pen.

Not sure how much time you have to prepare but another company I used to work for put together a simple video with Corel Pro 4 (or something like that) and allow it to repeat play on a laptop facing your audience. So if you are busy talking with someone, one or two or a group of people can watch your video and see what you have to offer and decide to stick around based on that. If you know someone with those video making skills, it will help a LOT, especially if it is for a nominal fee or offer them free advertising by letting them put their name strategically throughout the vid. Anywho, best of wishes to you, sounds like you have really covered your bases!

VenDana

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