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The Photo Booth Expo in Las Vegas 4/13-4/15

Our 1st but not our last !!!

1 Stop Photo Booth Shop - booth and table

What an experience for our company and all those in attendance.  Kudos to the show organizer Rob Savickis who planned the event in just a few months and is already making strides in planning the 2016 Expo (http://thephotoboothexpo.com/). The show featured key players from the industry who shared their wealth of knowledge and experience to audience members from newbies just starting out to veterans looking for that something new or profound to add to their business acumen.  Photo booth operators from all over the US and the globe attended this show in Las Vegas and they were not disappointed.  Conversations with many guests in attendance confirmed that they were pleased with the first exclusively photo booth trade show and look forward to future years expanding on this foundation. 

Expo Seminar is full

We were able to visit many of our customers while making new ones at the show and since then we have had several new inquiries and sales.  It was a pleasure breaking bread (or sushi) and sharing in stories from different photo booth owners from all over the world.  Sitting there listening to the tales of mishaps, and dealings with difficult customers, as well as memorable moments, celebrity visitations and more gave me a rare glimpse into the other side of the biz.  The side of the photobooth business that we as suppliers do not partake or experience.  

Overall, I found the expo to be more like a family or high school union of sorts.  Although we only knew each other from sharing gossip, or discussion threads on the Facebook groups, it was like we have known each other for alot longer.  There were some that were the "in Crowd" or "royalty" and others were like professors always passing along their wisdom to those new to the game. 

The show displayed the latest technological advances in equipment, tools, and resources available to the industry. Slo mo booths, underwater photo booths, digital graffiti walls, new looks, new toys.  And certainly not enough time on the floor. As for our first time out, not too shabby with the sales but more so the new contacts, ideas and plans for the future.  

Along with the "new", we too debuted a new album design, our 40 page Slip In Album with 2x6 sleeves on each page for maximum 160 strips per album.  This no mess, no fuss album eliminates the need for adhesives, glue sticks, and wasted time and efficiency and eliminates the misplaced photo that takes up the entire page.  This album is now available and has gotten rave reviews and comments from those at the Expo and those that have already purchased and received these new albums.  One of our customers, Chelsea Dixon Stutsman of Pixel Box Photo Booth, described the new album design this way, "With this album a quick slip in of their picture and not taking 5 minutes to tape them in and have them in order and not all over the place - I don't really even need to man the scrapbook table now, which also means I don't have to hire an assistant - Win win!". She went on to add, " this is simple, clean and dummied down for photo booth guests after a couple cocktails".  We will definitely be keeping this album in our arsenal for years to come.  

Additionally, we previewed a design to some select expo guests to get their opinion on our Post Bound album.  From the initial interest and comments we received, we will be sure to get this into production as soon as possible and expect to have this album out by end of this year. 

My wife and I look forward to the Expo next year and more stories to tell.