According to industry analysts, the self-serve aspect of the interactive kiosk industry means the industry should reach $30 billion by 2022. While that’s important to those who plan to invest in kiosks, what about the benefits associated with the temporary use of kiosks at events and trade shows? That’s right – kiosk rental offers benefits to attendees and can be an excellent ROI for event exhibitors or organizers.
Let’s explore some of the ways that a rental kiosk offers companies flexibility to make an impact while saving time and money at trade shows or events.
Stand Out Among the Crowd
When you're at a trade show, chances are you have plenty of other exhibitors around you pitching similar items and services. Even if they aren't your competition, it takes quite a bit to draw attention to you and away from them.
One of the easiest ways to do this, of course, is by giving out promotional items like pens and t-shirts. Unfortunately, this will cost you a small fortune to get and that might not even work.
Why? These kinds of giveaways are boring and predictable, and chances are that everyone else is giving them out too. A pen will end up getting lost, and who needs another t-shirt from some company you can't remember?
Technology is one way to cut down the cost of attracting attendees, and may actually perform better than you would have without it. Using iPad Kiosk Floor Stands, you can create various messaging centers around your exhibit space that allows participants to interact with the presentation.
Another interesting idea is to rent a phone charging station and set it up in your area. You can create a media and video program to showcase your products and services or even survey those who stop by. So while attendees are getting their phones charged, you can get a chance to speak to them or just let them watch your program.
With either kiosk for rent option, you will be the center of attention and you don’t have to bust the budget just to get it!
No WiFi? No Problem!
Have you ever been to an event that doesn't have WiFi? Or maybe it's worse. They have WiFi but charge you crazy amounts to use it.
This either limits your ability to market your product to attendees, or it causes a higher line item expense to your budget due to exorbitant fees charged by the venue.
Of course, there is an easy fix – you can choose to rent iPads with 4G connection. This way, you’ll be able to bypass those hefty convention center prices and still have connectivity through the iPad. Plus, you can place the iPad in a table top stand; this mini-kiosk is perfect for registrations, lead capture and survey apps.
One of the key benefits of renting kiosks is the ability to process payments; this means that last minute event sign-ups can walk up to these self-serve kiosks, register and pay securely. This allows you and your staff to handle other last-minute issues. Plus, pre-registered attendees can check in at these kiosks which helps reduce their wait time, and the software can add them to your lead capture system.
In addition to being a self-service processing center, you can also sell sponsorship opportunities on the kiosk rental which helps pay for itself.
Ready to Take Advantage of Kiosks?
From making a statement on the trade show floor to processing payments, the upside of using kiosk rentals are many, so what are you waiting for? With distribution centers in Chicago, Washington DC, Los Angeles and New York, we offer the latest in name-brand technology equipment to service your event needs. With nationwide delivery, we offer competitive rates when you rent kiosks; so, give us a call at 888-520-5667 to learn more now!