Have you ever come to book your spot at an exhibition and been asked the question “Would you like a space only or a shell scheme exhibition stand?”
Over the years, we’ve found that many of our clients – especially those that are new to the exhibiting world – are stumped by this question. After all, without full information on both, it’s nearly impossible to know which would work most effectively for you when it comes to promoting your products or service.
The only way to determine which would be best is to understand the differences between the two. So we’ve compiled this handy guide which will hopefully help you to make an informed decision next time you’re asked the question.
Below, we’ve outlined the differences between space only and shell scheme exhibition stands, together with their pros and cons. But if there is anything you think we haven’t covered, we are always just a phone call away and our friendly team is happy to answer any questions you may have.
Booking a space only exhibition stand does exactly what it says on the tin – you are allocated a marked-out space within the exhibition hall or outdoor area in which you can build your stand from scratch.
Whilst some events may vary, more often than not, you will need to book all services in addition to the space booking. You’ll also need to organise your exhibition stand yourself. But don’t panic – whilst this may seem daunting at first, there are plenty of professional exhibition design companies who can help you with this. Our experts, for instance, will take you through the entire process step-by-step, meaning everything is taken care of down to the last detail. All you need to worry about is turning up on the day, showcasing your business effectively and getting people interested in what you have to offer.
There are a few things you will need to consider and organise should you choose to opt for a space only stand:
At this point, it’s important to note that not all event organisers offer shell scheme displays. Even those that do have hugely varying packages depending on which event you are attending.
You can usually book a shell scheme at the point when you secure a space at the show.
As with all bookings, you should always check the details to be completely confident about what you’re signing up to. But, more often than not, you can expect to receive the following with your shell scheme booking:
And you will often find that graphics and furniture are optional extras to your shell scheme display.
Booking a space only really does give you the best of both worlds, whether it’s a simple back wall you’re after or a custom-made stand.
That being said, we are, of course, more than happy to supply shell scheme for smaller events or if you feel it is the most appropriate choice for your business. If you’ve already booked a shell scheme, we offer solutions to upgrade your package through the organisers. Have you thought about adding graphics, furniture or product display lockable counters, for example?
But when it comes to space only, we truly believe the possibilities are endless. This setup offers the flexibility that allows you to do anything within your stand space. If you attend multiple events throughout the year, we can supply you with an exhibition stand design that is consistent with your brand every single time.
Our services include:
With so many stand design options available, it really means that you have endless ways of promoting your business offerings. Just take a look at our portfolio to see the stand designs we’ve created over the years.
And, of course, if you have any other questions or would just like to talk through your ideas with one of our experts, please feel free to get in touch.
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