So…..Agloves did their first trade show.
It was a major success.
The lovely Quinn Johnson, Jennifer Spencer and Jean Spencer manned the booth which featured iPad and iPhone displays, 5 pairs of demo gloves, two big screen TVs and a whole lot of energy.
Setting up the booth was tough. As a start-up, Agloves didn’t have the fancy banners, display cases or showrooms that many of Colorado’s leading ski resorts — Aspen, Copper, Vail — did. We even had an old fashioned, knuckle-busting credit card machine to run folks’ orders.
But hell, it was fun.
In all, the Agloves team thinks:
- We spoke to more than 3,000 people
- demoed Agloves out nearly 2,000 times
- Handed out stickers and “share cards” (our friendly way of sharing our Web site) to thousands of skiers and snowboarders
- Also, we sold nearly 200 pairs of Agloves!
We definitely learned a lot from the expo. First off, Agloves are truly a “feel it to believe it” sort of product. Several people told us that they didn’t really believe that Agloves would work on iPhones, iPads, and touch screen devices until they actually put on the glove and swiped the iPhone on. Droid users were extremely doubtful. But alas, everyone tried on the glove….and to most people’s amazement…AGLOVES WORKED!
The event was so successful that the Agloves team almost did it again. We were announced as one of the best products as the show by MC “Uncle E” We were just about to pack our bags and head to the show in Boston next weekend — but we weren’t sure if we could pull it off.
A big shout out to Nathan Minatta, video producer, for our wonderful video. We’d highly recommend him. Find more of his stuff here and (ATTN Coloradoans:) look out for his videos showing at the University of Colorado Atlas building December 2 from 7 to 9 p.m.