Some key advice for dealers visiting Trade Days on 7-8 October
Planning is key, says Alan Sullivan, marketing manager at Drive DeVilbiss. He advises punters to list and prioritise the companies you would like to see and make appointments.
But also give yourself a little ‘wander time’ as there is always something new that will catch your eye!
Meanwhile, Mark Duffield, general manager at Karma Mobility, believes the show is a great opportunity for buyers to see what is new and possibly look at alternative suppliers to freshen up there offering.
He says: “There are a lot of manufacturers there so potentially buyers can get a lot done in a short amount of time.”
Finally, take advantage of the offers! That’s the advice from Pride Mobility’s digital marketing executive, Nycole Scourfield.
Which stands should you make a special effort to visit?
Sullivan says dealers have many reasons to visit Drive’s stand at Trade Days. These reasons, he says, include: to be the first to see its new products, to take advantage of Drive’s show offers or to grab a copy of its new in-store Independent Living Catalogue.
He adds: “If that’s not enough, our team of caterers are back by popular demand and will be serving up food, drinks and little treats throughout the day.”
Duffield says: “There are several new products this year that are well worth a look at if people are going to this year’s show, we don’t want to miss opportunities because customers just didn’t know about a product.
“I promise not to keep them talking if there isn’t anything of interest.”
Scourfield says thatPridewill be bringing some brand new products that are yet to be released to the market.
She says: “Make sure you stop our stand by to ensure first look at some of the most innovative technology on the market, and of course, have a chat with our lovely Pride Reps who will be on hand to help.”
What are exhibitors bringing to the table?
Trade Days 2018 is huge event for Drive. Sullivan says the supplier is determined to build on the success of previous years by showcasing “an excellent range of new products”. Its specialist team will be available to discuss how dealers can work together with Drive to grow sales into 2019.
Duffield notes that Karma invests heavily in R&D and has unique designs and product features which it exclusively markets in the UK and Ireland. He hopes that Karma will stand out for these reasons.
Scourfield says thatPride will be showcasing “a huge variety of lift chairs, scooters and powerchairs”, including some that are brand new to the market and have yet been seen.