I think today flew by faster than any trade show day I’ve ever experienced. Trade show days–standing in a booth for hours, praying people will like you–are like dog years. One day usually seems like a week.
I’d been warned that the first day would probably be pretty slow for new exhibitors. Buyers generally visit artists that they’ve previously worked with first, before going on to new ones like us. Makes sense.
Fifteen minutes after the show opened, we’d written our first order for 8 Fobots. Now, I’m not going to say that the whole show was like that, but when they closed the doors at 6pm, we’d written six orders for a total of 38 bots. Not bad, when you consider that we only have about 98 in stock. Plus, lots of people were taking brochures and saying they’d be back tomorrow, and we already have several orders for bots similar to ones we’ve sold, or custom orders.
Check out the lab coat. Phil has one too–we were going for the mad scientist look. They get lots of comments. Do not check out the bags under my eyes–I was up until 2 last night with last minute preparations, then up at 7.
I am going to sleep soooooooo well tonight.