Inflatable / January 26, 2019 / Zurie Chandonnet
Inflatable balloons are available as hot air balloons cold air balloons and helium balloons. This type of inflatables can also be customized according to the advertiser and marketers likings. These inflatable balloons offer a cost-effective way of taking your brand into a higher degree of popularity. These advertising balloons are beneficial in making use of the free space around your booth or establishment. Im sure youve heard the saying "You get what you pay for." Well that statement could not be truer when it comes to buying your Inflatables! In the long run buying strictly on price alone can turn out to be the most expensive mistake you can ever make! Before you spend your hard-earned money on an inferior imported Inflatable ask yourself how long you want your new Inflatables to last! Once upon a time all Inflatable Play Structures were made either in the United States or the United Kingdom where they were first invented over 40 years ago.
The next option requires a slightly bigger operation. It is the full-time event inflatables rental company for personal or business use. This inflatable company type requires you and a group of employees (or family members) to run events such as church VBS groups corporate picnics and kids events school carnivals and other such happenings. The process is similar to that of the backyard rental company except you can buy bigger and better inflatables. Ive seen these companies have everything from a giant slide to a full-scale bouncy obstacle course. Of course these events must be manned by a staff of inflatable operators to make each even possible which means employees and a different tax bracket. Also you will need vehicles to haul the heavy inflatables equipment to maintain them and process repairs advertising and marketing efforts in your area and a lot more time than a weekend or two a month. Next there are the pay-for-play companies.
But as with most things in life things change. In the last five years most U.S. "manufacturers" have thrown in the towel and are no longer making their own Inflatables. Theyre now importing China made Inflatables and passing them off as "Made in the U.S.A." In addition a new breed of internet phonies are posing as "manufacturers" and selling "China made Inflatables" or acting as a distributor for some other inflatable company importing from China. The fact of the matter is there are only a few manufacturers left that still build their entire product line of Inflatables right here in the good old U.S.A. Its more expensive but far superior in durability. And yes in spite of what you have been told there is a big difference in Safety Quality Craftsmanship.