Have display, will travel, will sell stuff

Have display, will travel.  I just returned from the Boulders Resort’s Red Door Spa.  I spent the entire day there getting pampered.  I went to the pool, had lots of healthy snacks, a generous dose of chocholate, a facial and literally lounged around with about 100 other women being rejuvenated.  It was an Arizona Spa Girls event. www.summerspaza.com.  The Spa Girls along with Dena Patton’s Chat, Chew & Chocolate www.chatchewandchocolate.com host a series of wonderful spa experiences for a fraction of the cost of what it would normally be to attend these tony locations.  Plus it serves as a fundraiser for a great cause: Fresh Start Women’s Foundation.  The point I am getting at is that during each event, along with the food, spa treatments and goodie bags, there are a variety of table top vendors offering their wares.  There is a Doctor who analyzes your skin for sun damage. He offers a line of pharmacutical grade skin care products.  There are several jewelry artists, a self defense school and others who were smart enough to snag this exclusive selling opportunity.  They set up their exhibit table and sell to this ready, willing and able captive audience.  For those of you that are innovative and bold enough to ask, there are dozens of events like this all over the valley that are prime real estate for your six foot table display.  Put on your thinking cap and dive into your marketing mind to uncover your next exclusive selling opportunity today.

There are so many unique opportunities to get your company name, products and services in front of potential customers if you are a prepared exhibit marketer. Forget tradeshows and consumer events.  Look for exclusive opportunities to have a captive audience with your buyers


5 Responses to “Have display, will travel, will sell stuff”

  1. 1 Andrea July 21, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    Great idea, Susan, thanks!


  2. 2 Jackie Dishner July 21, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    What a great idea. The spa day, of course. But the sales opportunity, too. Thanks for sharing this, Susan. I’ll try to remember this kind of opportunity when my book comes out next year.

    Oh, and by the way, this blog entry made to my desk via a Google Alert on Arizona travel. Just thought you’d want to know.


  3. 3 Michelle May MD July 23, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    I love yout post because it is the epitomy of combining work and pleasure – go have a facial, lounge by the pool, visit the booths, then blog about it! Sort of like my recent wine and food posts, huh?


  4. 4 Stephanie Angelo July 25, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    This is great advice. Most of us don’t think of these things and need your expertise.



  5. 5 Mimi Meredith July 26, 2008 at 10:05 am

    Susan, what a wonderful way to do good and feel good! What a great event. I hope you came away with a full bucket and new ideas for ways to care for yourself in the midst of your frantic schedule.

    Onward and upward!


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