Anime Matsuri is an anime convention that happens every year in Houston, Texas. Thousands of people attend every year to show their love for Japanese culture and related arts. The convention has 600,000 square feet of anime, panels, workshops, special guests, celebrities, artist showcases, live concerts, a Japanese fashion show, cosplay contests, gaming, a Japanese car show, and of course, the Vendor/Exhibitor area.
This is one of the bigger anime conventions in Texas, and as we know, anime conventions in general are usually some of the biggest conventions, period. Anime conventions such as this one are a perfect opportunity for any convention vender to make a huge profit. Chances are, if you are reading this, you are one of these people and are looking for ways to maximize your profit. No matter what you are selling, there are certain things that you should consider having in order to make the best of the situation and maximize your profit. Here are some good ideas that you probably haven’t thought of yet.
Tablets? Yes. You are probably wondering why a tablet would help you as a convention vender. The truth is, they can do just about anything, and everyone should have a couple of them handy. You can use tablets to keep track of your inventory and except credit card payments. If you do not have something in stock with you, or you run out of some sizes of a certain shirt for example, it’s a fantastic way to pull up your online store and assist a customer in ordering the item that they would like directly from there, instead of missing out on a sale all together. You can also use tablets to let customers take surveys that could help you collect useful information to help your business, or get them to sign up for your mailing list. If you can get a customer to sign up for a mailing list, then you have the potential to make them a repeat customer.
Having a 4K monitor at your booth could be one of the biggest things to separate you from the rest of the vendors and draw people to you, other than your competition. They are fantastic for displaying company logos, graphics, pricing lists, product demonstrations, or anything really. The picture quality is the best on the market today, and no matter what you decide to display, it’s going to be eye catching. Many vendors are already taking advantage of this type of advertising. Make sure you get creative! You can display anything that you think will draw more people in, so start thinking!
Much like a 4K monitor, a projector can basically display anything that you’d like. The up-side to having a projector is basically that you can make the screen size as big or as small as you’d like. This is also beneficial to speakers and panelist at conventions because you can display anything you’d like on a big enough screen for a large audience to see. Graphs, charts, video clips, anything. Your creativity is your only limit to how this can maximize your entire experience and the experience of your customers or audience.
All of these items are pretty expensive, and it may not be the best idea to invest that much money for a weekend of vending. The best solution for you could be a short term trade show equipment rental. All of these items are available for short term rent and can be delivered on time and set up professionally so all you have to do is use them and make money with them.
Enjoy all of the extra money you make, and you’re welcome.