Stampede will kick off its fifth annual Mobile Technology Showroom tour in southern California from March 2-13, with more dates and locations coming soon.
From its introduction in 2016, the teched-out Stampede Mobile Technology Showroom has traveled to locales all across the country, where it has assisted hundreds of resellers in presenting integrated technology solutions to their customers, according to Stampede president and CEO Kevin Kelly.
Hosting targeted demonstrations alongside local integrators “helps to increase sales and drives home the message that Stampede is 100 percent dedicated to helping its customers succeed,” he said in the Stampede announcement of the first 2020 Mobile Technology Showroom tour stop.
“The Stampede Mobile Technology Showroom is the perfect venue to bring high-tech experiences right to dealers and end users in local markets nationwide,” said Kelly in the Stampede announcement. “It’s no secret that hands-on demos can greatly increase sell through rates and help land contracts.
“By bringing the demo to the customer instead of requiring them to travel, we remove all obstacles and doubts, which benefits our suppliers through greater product awareness and more sales,” he said.
Why Stampede’s Mobile Technology Showroom Works
The Mobile Technology Showroom is as much an educational tool as a showroom, said Kelly. Stampede uses it as a centerpiece for Lunch & Learn meetings, where resellers and integrators get information about new products and capabilities, from either a manufacturer rep or a Stampede sales professional.
“Stampede is famous for its annual Big Book of AV Tour & Conference series, but AV is only part of the product catalog we offer,” Kelly said. “In industries such as hospitality, the MTS is helping us show integrators that we are a true soup-to-nuts technology distributor.”
Manufacturer participants in the Stampede Mobile Technology Showroom include Bose, Christie, Kramer, Lumens, Oculus, OneLAN, Optoma, Peerless, Samsung, Sharp and Yuneec, among others.
Stampede installs new products in the Mobile Technology Showroom every year to keep it as fresh as possible, said Kelly.
“The bottom line is that the Mobile Technology Showroom is a huge value-added tool for our sales team and the brands we carry,” he said. “It’s an event space that’s also a mobile marketing machine.”