Below we have assembled a brief list of the frequently asked questions we receive on a consistent basis from our customers. Of course, each individual customer, project and/or situation is different and ALL questions are good questions. If you do not find the answer that you are searching for here or there is not a more detailed explanation in an area of the website specifically relating to your question? Do not hesitate to call us, email us, or chat with us online and our team will address any and all your individual questions promptly.
Q: Will ExhibitTrader.com buy my used exhibit?
A: Unfortunately, we do not buy booths directly. ExhibitTrader.com is the convention industries leading platform for exhibitors buying and selling pre-owned trade show displays. Small businesses to fortune 500’s to a vast majority of exhibit companies across the country utilize our platform because of our success rate with delivering buyers... We provide an industry specific classified that allows you to list your booth for sale with pictures and detailed information that real buyers want when purchasing. There is no upfront cost to list a booth on our site, eliminating any middleman/broker from low balling the value of your exhibit for their profit vs. yours. We charge only a small published consignment fee for service and bring you unmatched trade show exhibit experience, top listing on all major search engines for used booth related searches, we direct market to a large database of exhibit buyers and showcase your property to our marketplace that receives over 25k visitors a month and sells over 72% of the used booths listed on a classified platform.
Q: What type of displays does ExhibitTrader.com accept on consignment?
A: We take a wide variety of trade show exhibits and event marketing displays on consignment. Inline Exhibits, Island Exhibits, Peninsula Exhibits, Two Story Exhibits, Mobile Marketing Exhibits, Outdoor Displays, and Specialty Kiosk are all accepted Display types. We do require that any display or exhibit be a complete display system. We no longer accept accessory style postings such as counters, carpet, pop up frames, miscellaneous booth parts, or incomplete structures. We also require that any listing have quality photos and a minimum of information about the system. All used booth postings are reviewed and approved by our staff before accepting on consignment. If your ad is denied, you will receive an e-mail highlighting the reason(s) it was rejected. Visit our Criteria for Denial page to learn more about why an ad may not be approved.
Q: What is the cost to sell my trade show display on ExhibitTrader.com?
A: There is no upfront cost for listing a booth for sale on consignment with us. Only when your display has been sold do we ask for a 15% commission on the final selling price of the booth.
Q: How much should I sell my Exhibit for?
A: Used Booths that sell through our pre-owned market place typically get 20% - 30% of original purchase price depending on age, condition, rebrand ability, etc… This is just an average, each exhibit is unique, we suggest that you use our free online tool "The Estimator" to quickly find a current market value for your used display in seconds or receive a more customized quote if you would like from our resale team.
Q: How long will it take to sell my used display?
A: The length of time it takes to sell your exhibit on site varies greatly for each display. Each exhibit sale is unique, however our average time for a used booth sale is approximately 4 months. If you are selling a display that is portable / modular, more lightweight and can be easily updated for the buyer – chances are your display will sell quicker than a larger, custom built exhibit that may be quite a bit heavier, require professional install & dismantle, and ships in many large crates. Please don’t let this deter you if you have a larger custom exhibit. We sell just as many large booths as we do small ones, it just takes a bit longer to find the right buyer.
Q: Do I need to set it up and get photos? (Keys to a successful sale)
A: The more you do to help the sale of your tradeshow exhibit, naturally the better your success rate. We suggest that you document and photo your booth at show site and when packed in storage. All ads must have at least one image (an actual photo or design rendering) of the exhibit to be listed on site.
Q: How do I respond when someone is interested in my used trade show display?
A: Anytime your display receives a message from an interested buyer, an e-mail is immediately generated to you notifying that your exhibit as received an inquiry. You are prompted to log in to your secure online seller portal to review the message from the buyer and access their contact details on how you can get a hold of them.
Q: I have someone that wants to buy my display. How does ad closure notification and consignment payment work?
A: Once you have accepted a final offer from the buyer, close your ad inside your seller portal or notify us so that we can close the ad and update as sold. The buyer will pay you directly. Upon receipt of payment for your display from the buyer, ExhibitTrader.com will invoice you (the seller) our consignment fee based on a verified final selling price of the sold display and per your consignment contract. ExhibitTrader.com’s consignment fee is due within 14 days of invoice. We accept, most company checks, ACH, credit cards, wire transfers and EFT.