Planning Tips When Exhibiting at a Gift Show

Exhibiting at a gift show is a huge undertaking and there are many items planning before you exhibit at a large show of this type.  Following is a short, but not exhaustive planning list:

  1. Wear comfortable shoes as you will be on your feet for long hours
  2. Make plans to arrive early to have plenty of time to set up your booth
  3. Bring plenty of business cards and flyers to give to the interested buyers at your booth
  4. Have a notepad handy to make notes
  5. Find a product – food samples works well – to leer buyers into your booth.  Most buyers can’t resist stopping to try your newest tasty samples you offer inside your booth.
  6. Collect as many business cards from potential buyers as possible (NOTE:  Many gift shows have a scanning system where, for a fee, you can rent a “reader” that will automatically read buyers badges and later give you a contact list of those potential buyers.)
  7. Pick up all the free retail literature or magazines available at these shows.  They have valuable information on potential lines and potential customers you can do business with later.

2 comments for “Planning Tips When Exhibiting at a Gift Show

  1. February 25, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    Sandy I’m Retweeting your articles, I think you have some great advice! keep up the good work
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  2. February 26, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    Thanks Jeanne!

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