Dos and Don’ts of Buying a Marquee


One of the most important decisions you will make when you are setting up your stall is the style of marquee or outdoor tent that you would like. A good, high quality marquee will last for years and protect you and your products from the worst of the weather. With so many different marquees out there, how can you be sure that you choose the right one for you?


Don’t be taken in by cheap imitations. Poor quality thin canvas material makes the cost per use high, which leaving you disappointed and costing you more long term. It’s always better to invest in a good quality marquee, made from heavy duty, high quality material. The steel frame on cheaper marquees can be much thinner, making it less robust and not able to stand up to heavy duty usage or windy conditions.


Do invest in your image. Your marquee says a lot about  you and the quality of your products. It should portray the right image with a professional look. You can have your marquee custom printed with your logo and tagline to reinforce your sales message.

Make sure you choose a marquee company that offers a custom-printing service.


Do choose a marquee that is quick and easy to erect.  You may be using  your marquee a hundred or more times a year as a trader. Think of the amount of time wasted with a complicated, difficult to set up stall which could end up costing you time and money. Look out for a marquee with and easy to put up mechanism that allows you to build it fast.


Do make sure your marquee has heavy duty fixings to anchor it to the floor or ground – you don’t want your stall blowing away. This could end up costing you money to replace both your marquee and any goods damaged or lost.


Don’t overlook accessories. For that extra level of comfort, its a great idea to invest in sides to your marquee to provide protection against the worst of the weather to will prevent your products getting ruined. A heavy duty bag will prevent damage during transportation and extend its lifespan, ensuring many years of good value.


Do buy your marquee from a reputable company who can supply a full range of replacement parts or additional components. You never know when you may need a replacement part to extend the life of your marquee and should the worst happen, you will be glad that you have access to the after sales service!


Spyder Displays offers excellent, heavy duty marquees with 50mm Aluminium construction and a 5 year warranty. The printed graphic Marquee tops and sides offer excellent branding with a range of accessories to match. Click here to find out more.