We highly recommend printing your convention material locally. Having high quality convention material is important. This is the material that will represent your company among hundreds, if not thousands, depending on the size of the convention. This is the material that will give people their first impression of your brand, and first impressions are known to stick around. It might surprise some, but finding the biggest printing company and ordering convention material from them is not always the best decision. Most of the time, local printing companies can deliver the same quality as large printing companies while completing your order in no time at all. We compiled a list of five reasons why we think you should print your convention material locally.
Less Time to Complete Your Order
Local printing companies do not have the volume of orders that bigger printing companies take on. This mass of orders (sometimes hundreds) can take a good chunk of time to complete. When you choose to order from a local printing company, the turnover time is much shorter. This way, if you need materials quickly you will receive your order promptly and you have more time to double check that your convention materials are exactly what you want for your business’ need.
No Hassle Travel
Traveling is hard enough as it is. Before you leave for your destination you need to align all your ducks in a row. You need to make sure you have everything necessary for your trip packed and ready to go. Now, add the hassle of safely packing and transporting your convention materials on your to-do list. Not only are there expensive shipping costs and more time needed to ship your order, but there is a chance that your material might become damaged. No matter where you place your order, there will be transportation involved; however, there is less of a chance of damage if there is a shorter distance to cover. Ordering your convention materials locally will save you from high shipping/traveling costs, and will decrease the chances of your materials being damaged.
Better Customer Support
Local printing companies are eager to build client relationships and will go out of their way to aid their customers. Receiving customer support from a local printing company will be much easier than trying to get ahold of a national printing company. You will not have to worry about being placed on hold for long periods of time before you speak to a human who can help you with your printing needs. Plus, communication between your printer and yourself will be easier. This is especially important if an emergency were to arise.
Support Local Businesses
Your local community’s economy will be improved by your purchase. Ordering your printing materials for any convention from a local business will build your community by stimulating your local economy. Not only will you receive top-notch materials, but you will build the business, grow your economy, and in return, benefit yourself. Local businesses are eager to help, dedicated to quality, and want to build credibility. They want to grow. When a company is dedicated to growing, they will go above and beyond expectations. The same is true for your local printing company; especially with creating your printing material for a convention, they will go above and beyond to make sure you are satisfied.
Build Ongoing Relationships
In any business, building and maintaining healthy relationships is important. You never know who can help you down your professional and personal roads. Building relationships with local businesses build trust, and when you build trust with your printer, you know your future printing orders will be taken care of and made well; you can rest, assured quality is there. Furthermore, a long-term relationship with your local printing company could mean discounted prices in the future, which never hurts.
At AMP, we understand the importance of having high-quality printed materials which represent your company. We understand the importance of appearing at a conference (many, many people will be exposed to your brand) and why you need your printed materials to be perfect. If we can offer you advice, we would urge you to consider ordering your needed printed materials from a local printing store next time a convention comes around. Try it at least once, and let the quality of your order and the ease of ordering locally persuade you first hand.