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$ 150
Mar 2008
Indianapolis, Indiana
This trade show a good investment for small business  more... close row
$ 300
Mar 2008
Syracuse, NY
Booth rental can be expensive  more... close row
$ 25
Nov 2006
Akron, OH
Cost of a booth at a home and garden trade show  more... close row
$ 1000
Feb 2008
Cleveland, OH
Made all the money back quickly on the trade show  more... close row
$ 1000
Feb 2007
San Diego, CA
Trade show not a good experience  more... close row

Description of service

We paid $500 for the booth rental. This included inclusion on marketing materials and use of 3 tables. There were several different packages available including different areas we could be included in. We bought a mid-priced package. We paid about $500 for our own marketing materials, decorations for our booth and freebies we gave away.

Review of Service

This was a bad experience. We were mislead about almost everything from the start. We ended up getting a table in an area different than the one we signed up for and were promised. The area we were supposed to be in was full so we had to go with the new area they assigned us. This area was a different product type than ours was. We were told we'd get a partial refund for this mistake but we weren't. Even if we'd been given the partial refund we were promised it would not have made up for the loss in business. We were also assured there would be a minimum number of people there that was not met. The advertising we were included on was poorly executed and the market was not saturated at all.


Do your research. See if you can find someone in a similar business who has experience at trade shows so you know what to expect and don't end up over paying. Insist that you get what you were promised.

$ 225
Oct 2007
Myrtle Beach, SC
Participating in a home and garden trade show  more... close row
$ 400
Mar 2008
Indianapolis, Indiana
Paid to be in a trade show as a marketing tool  more... close row
$ 100
Jun 2008
Orlando, FL
Beauty trade show the best of its kind  more... close row
$ 7
Mar 2008
Bronx, NY
Important to make a no returns policy  more... close row
$ 1400
Feb 2008
Memphis, Tennessee
Booth rental for a homeowners trade show  more... close row
$ 400
Feb 2007
San Diego, CA
Bad experience at trade show  more... close row