Hawaii Events Unlimited Blog
For the past several years, there has been a boom in photo booth companies. The same can be said with mobile dj companies although mobile dj companies started its boom many years before photo booths became popular. Both markets are very similar to each other. They cater to the same clients. They also share the same problems. It is a growth that can be positive and negative to the market.
I frequently view competitor's websites. I thoroughly go through their websites. I compare their prices, see what they offer, what they are about, and see their output quality. I compare them with other companies and I also compare them with ours. I have them bookmarked so I can quickly go back to their page. I immediately do research on a company as soon as I hear about them. And that happens quite often. I've already found out about 2 new companies in Hawaii while writing this blog.
Photo booth companies are popping out of no where at an alarming rate. While I research these companies, I try to find out what made them want to start a photo booth company. A lot of companies started a photo booth company because it is a fast growing profitable trend. Technology has also played a large part in the growth. Technology has made it affordable and easily available to everyone. Which could be said the same with the mobile dj market.
This growth has brought up some exciting new companies. Although at the same time, there are those that aren't very exciting at all. Going through their websites or even viewing their cragslist ad, I can immediately tell how serious a company is with their business. Photo booths are supposed to be fun and exciting but running it should be taken seriously. If you read some of their ads, you can clearly see they are just in it for the money. A photo booth is more than just photos and a print. It is an experience and the preservation of memories of a special event.
Some do it for fun or just for a quick buck. The companies that undercut everyone to make a few bucks and not care about their product don't realize is that they are hurting the market and hurting our image. We take pride in what we do and we care about our product. Business is being taken away from us because all these companies want is just putting some extra cash in their pocket.
We have provided photo booth services a lot longer than most of the other companies out there. I've seen a lot of new companies created but I have also seen some that has closed down over the years. By looking at their business, I could already tell those companies were doomed. There are some now that seems like they won't last very long. It's because they are doing it for the wrong reasons.
With the ton of available photo booth companies out there, one advice I can give about hiring a photo booth company is to do your research. Unless you are paying $100 for a photo booth, you need to care about the money you are putting in to hiring one. Don't just look at their services or their price. Look in to what the company is all about. A lot don't care about the market and just wants your money. Find them on yelp and read their reviews or ask your friends about the company.