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Portable Exhibits On A Budget: Getting More While Spending Less

By July 29, 2011August 21st, 2017Trade Show Marketing, Trade Shows

In an ideal world, every company would have the best professional designers creating customized portable displays on an unlimited budget. In the real world, your company has constraints that need to be considered. No matter how tight your budget may be, you can still use banner stands and other portable displays to create a strong, mobile exhibit – you just need to think a little outside the box.


An Inexpensive Temporary Option: Rent Portable Exhibits

If your company doesn’t plan to use the portable displays often, you can feel free to rent them rather than buying. Rental portable exhibits have a lot more customizability options today than ever before, making them a great choice for any business. Today’s convention attendees can’t tell rented banner stands from purchases because of the advanced customizability and seamless integration. Renting portable displays becomes even more cost effective when you focus on reusable graphics, which can be recycled on other banner stands and portable exhibits in years to come.

Renting is also useful for individual situations even if your company normally maintains one or more portable exhibits. For example, you might want to test out a new design or take a risk before deciding to ultimately purchase or not. Alternatively, you might want a presence at two conventions happening over the same time period. Renting banner stands for one and showing your usual portable exhibits at the other is a great way to be strong at both.


Banner Stands Are The Ultimate Budget-Friendly Option

Banner stands are an economical and yet highly dynamic addition to your convention presence. They are quite cost effective for several reasons. First, their initial purchase price is low, allowing you to buy as many as needed without rising costs. Secondly, they are very adaptable. The same banner stand’s base can be re-used with different graphics, cutting down on your costs if you want to change the theme. Banner stands can be placed alone, but they can also be lined up to create one continuous image. In addition, after the convention is over, banner stands can often have a use back in the office, especially in a lobby or conference room.

Although banner stands are inexpensive, you should be wary of prices that seem too good to be true. Banner stands still require a minimum level of quality in order to be a good investment. Shop around and take time to find the best option for your needs.


Table Top Displays Can Be Cost Effective

 Table top portable displays are also inexpensive and portable exhibits, although a single table top unit will typically cost more than single banner stands. Their biggest advantage is that they have a lot of variety while being tremendously easy to set up. These portable displays are typically ready to go in less than 10 minutes, and they look very professional and polished. There are also many different options to choose from, including small banner stands and pop up portable displays. Because they sit atop a table, they provide natural space for small items like business cards or brochures to be displayed.


Can You Save By Updating Your Current Portable Displays?

In some cases, you don’t need to buy a new unit at all – your old one simply needs a facelift to get it back to optimal functioning. This isn’t something you should try to do alone, as it may require making some changes to your current portable exhibits. Find a company that has done a lot of portable displays in the past, and that understands your budget needs.

Just because your budget is tight doesn’t mean you have to settle on subpar portable displays. These money-saving tips will help you get a great result, even on a shoestring budget.