Branded bags don't just free attendees' hands; they also serve as walking billboards, spreading your company's name and logo around the venue. Show bags can vary wildly in price, however, from mere pennies to more than $20 a pop. So to help narrow your search, EXHIBITOR tracked down eight options ranging in price from $1.39 to $11.11 based on an order of 500 units.
Look Ma, No Hands!
Let attendees go hands-free with the retro Budget Fanny Pack from Bagmasters. At $2.24, it's an affordable option that's sure to attract intrigue from attendees who haven't seen a fanny pack since Y2K. The product can be personalized via screen printing on a 1.5-by-3-inch area, and it is available in black, lime green, orange, purple, red, and royal blue.
Two for One
Perfect for a spirits-filled exhibit, the Orchard Breeze Two-Bottle Wine Bag, available for $1.39 from Libation Promotions, holds two bottles in separated compartments. The bag is made from nonwoven polypropylene and measures 7 inches wide, 11 inches high, and 3.5 inches deep.
Back of the Pack
Conventional wisdom holds that more features mean higher costs. But that's not the case with the Boss Ka-Boom Backpack from Bagmasters, which features a pair of zippered pockets; adjustable shoulder straps; a choice of gray, lime green, red, or royal blue trim; and a cost of $3.58. And for brand awareness, your company's logo can be printed on a 3-by-6-inch area.
Strength in Simplicity
Looking for an inexpensive tote that showgoers will actually hold on to? Turn to the Cotton Sheeting Natural Economy Tote, available for $2.25 from 4imprint Inc. The sturdy cotton material is capable of carrying heavy loads, and attendees are likely to use it at the library or grocery store long after the show is over.
In the Round
Who says trade show bags have to be rectangular? Case in point: the Round Utility Tote from 4imprint Inc. At $9.99, it's not in every exhibit manager's budget range, but the unusual shape and sheer utility will no doubt leave a lasting impression on attendees.
Want to toast a new customer? Then give him or her this slick tote with a chilled bottle of sparkling wine inside. The Brand Gear Toscana Vineyard Wine Tote by Libation Promotions is $5.09, made of natural-colored canvas, and holds up to a 750-milliliter bottle of your beverage of choice.
Trade Show Titan
At just $1.69, the colorful Titan Trade Show Tote from 4imprint Inc. will turn heads without busting your budget. The spacious bag measures 15 inches tall, 13 inches wide, and 7 inches deep, and it comes in two-toned designs featuring black and your choice of royal blue, red, gray, or lime green accents.
The polyester Rope Tote bag from Quality Logo Products Inc. is no shrinking violet, thanks to a choice of eight rainbow-bright colors and patterns. Another can't miss: Your company's logo and messaging, which can be printed on an area up to 8 inches wide and 5 inches tall.