This weekend we are jetting off to New York City for one of our biggest adventures yet. We are taking the plunge and setting up as vendors for the first time at the National Stationery Show. You can find us in booth #1055 at the Javits Convention Center this Sunday, May 15th through Wednesday, May 18th.
Last week we shipped off a pallet loaded with most of our supplies and inventory for our booth.
How do you prepare for a national trade show? Well, let us tell you, it is a lot of work. Here are some things we’ve been doing…
:: Designing and printing lots of new products.
:: Designing and producing (if we do say so ourselves) a top notch, colorful, glossy, informative, can’t take our eyes off of it press kit to hand out to potential clients.
:: Making decisions about…lighting, flooring, wall materials, display options, colors, shelving, advertising options…and the list goes on.
:: Tracking down furniture that will work in our booth and is portable enough to ship to the site.
:: Consulting with several like-minded creative types who have gone before us. The information we have gained from them has been invaluable!
:: Booking airline tickets and tracking down a place to stay in NYC.
Yes, it has been a lot of work. But, we can’t wait to go and see how all of our hard work pays off!
Here is a sneak preview at a few of the new products that we’ve recently completed, which we will be debuting next week at the show.
Here’s to a great first show, meeting new people, and successful navigation of the NYC subway system!
We’ll be back with a recap when we get home!