How many times have you wished that you could find a marketing tool that actually produced some results? Thanks to constant competition and a growing unemployment rate, placing ads in the newspaper will get about the same results that you would get tossing your money into the trashcan. Repair businesses are especially prone to difficult times, regardless of the economy. Television and computer manufacturers are smart. They produce inexpensive units but charge an arm and a leg for replacement parts. It is almost as cheap to buy a new unit as it is to have one fixed.
That does not mean that you cannot succeed. You are just going to have to be creative in your advertising approach. If you have not tried already, you might want to consider a more personal tactic. You need to use something that engages potential customers and gives them the fun and excitement that everyone craves. A prize game might be a good option. They are fully customizable and were designed to generate a fun, interactive environment. Plus, there are a lot of different ways to use them. With a prize wheel, you can insert prizes into the wedges and use it the traditional way or turn it into a trivia game by inserting questions into the prize wedges. You can use them at trade expos, at the community fair, or inside your store as a spin to win promotion. The sky is the limit.
Choosing the right prize game can be difficult. Prize wheels are, by far, the most popular type of prize game and have been proven time and again to be incredibly effective. Unfortunately, they have become more popular in recent years. If you want the most original approach, you might want to try one of the other options. Plinko is a great game of chance in which a potential customer drops a puck into the top of the game piece. The puck then falls and turns over a series of spindles until it reaches the bottom, where it reveals which prize the customer has won. They are just as effective as prize wheels and can literally draw crowds to your repair shop.
Some people like to hold a carnival promotion by buying all the different kinds of prize games. They put the Toss ‘N Win and Prize Dice in one corner, the Plinko and prize wheel in another, and have the Display ‘N Play right at the entrance to give potential customers a chance at a door prize as they are coming in. This is a great way to combine the marketing power of all of Event Prize Games’ prize games and really give a business the boost it needs to survive. Whatever you decide to do, have fun!