Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Trade shows are a great way to see new products, learn industry trends, network with people, and grow your business. There is so much to do and see at trade shows though, that it can often be overwhelming. Planning ahead to know what you want to accomplish before, during, and after the show can help ease a bit of that overwhelming stress

Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of attending a trade show:

Before the Show: 

  • Pre-register as soon as you can. Avoid the confusion and long lines of having to register at the event. This also allows you to get your travel accommodations in advance to avoid overpriced hotels and flights.
  • Set goals for what you want to accomplish at the show. It’s important to know what benefit the show can have for your business. This can also help in planning your agenda. 
  • Decide on who should attend. Is it beneficial to bring multiple employees? Will the employee and the business get something out of it? 
  • Have an agenda. View the list of exhibitors and the workshops the tradeshow is offering, and map out who and what you want to see. Hit up your most important stops first so you don’t miss out on them if you run out of time. 
  • Set appointments. If you can, set up appointments with the main exhibitors you want to see. Write down questions or comments you want to ask them. 

 What to Bring:

  • Comfy shoes. Lots of walking leads to sore feet! 
  • Leave room for extra stuff. You’ll be picking up pamphlets and goodies from the show, so make sure you leave room in your travel bags. 
  • Bring a notebook. Take notes during workshops and seminars. 
  • Business cards. If you have business cards, hand them out to important people you meet.

 At the Show:
  • Get a map and agenda. Some things might have changed from when you made your agenda. Look and adjust your plan accordingly. 
  • Don’t linger at every booth. Make sure you leave enough time to see everything you want to. 
  • Watch your budget. If you are placing orders, make sure you stay on track for how much you wanted to spend. 
  • Stay fueled. Trade shows make for long days. Make sure you stay hydrated and eat enough. 
  • Network. Introduce yourself and start conversations. Build new business relationships because that’s what you are there for!  Don’t forget to give them your business cards and get there’s too. Make notes on the back of business cards for a reminder when you get back home.

*Have fun! Tour the city you are in, go to the show’s after parties, relax and enjoy your moments away from work. (Just make sure you are still able to get value during the day from the show).

After the Show: 

  • Look back at your goals. Did you accomplish what you wanted? Was it worthwhile for your business? Should you attend again next year? 
  • Make notes. List what went well and what you should plan better for next year. 
  • Follow up. Stay in contact with any connections you made at the show. 

Trade shows are a great time and very beneficial for your business, but can be overwhelming. A little time and preparation can help take the stress out of attending. 

We hope these few tips will help you prepare for your next trade show. Possibly the Florida Tow Show? We will be there, and we would love to meet you! So, don’t forget to put Booth 145 in your show agenda!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Need some extra spending money while in Florida for the tow show? Bring your old key fobs to us at Booth 145 and get the chance to earn some cash. $$

What will you do in Florida with the extra cash you earn from your old key fobs? Here's some ideas to get you thinking:

If you make $0-$100

- Take a stroll through Disney Springs for food, shopping, and one of a kind entertainment. 
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Here you can visit:

- Coca-Cola Store
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- Goofy's Candy Company
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- House of Blues Gear Shop
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- The Lego Store
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- Rainforest Cafe
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- You and up to 6 friends can take part in a real life escape game at Escapology
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- Enjoy a delicious meal at Johnnie's Hideaway, a prime lake- view location.
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If you make $100+ 

- Take a ride in an Amphicar Tour. These vintage cars drive on land and enter the water. They can hold up to 4 people, and make for a fun family (or friend) experience.
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- See parades and firework shows at Disney's Magic Kingdom Park. Tow show attendees can get admission discounts, find out how here!
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- Shoot firearms at Orlando's first Automatic Adrenaline Attraction, Machine Gun America.
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- View the Lake Buena Vista area in the air on one of Orlando's many helicopter tours such as, Air Force Fun Helicopter Tours

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- Play in the 11th Annual USAC/MD Golf Classic that is in conjunction with the Florida Tow Show. You can register to play or be a sponsor here.

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- Or save your money and put it to good use for when you get back home!

Whatever you decide to do with the money, it can be nice having extra cash on hand. We want to help you have just that!

Don't forget to pack up your old key fobs and bring them to us at Booth 145 to get paid!

And enjoy your time in sunny Florida, we sure will!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018


We had such a success at our first tow show in Baltimore, we're attending another! We are excited to be exhibiting at the Florida Tow Show, April 5-8.

If you've been hoarding your key fobs, pack them up in your luggage. We will be paying CASH on the spot for your old key fobs! 

Come find us at Booth 145.

Countdown to Florida Tow Show

In the meantime, keep an eye on Our BlogLike Us on Facebook, and Follow Us on Twitter to stay on top of exciting show announcements.

What are you excited for?

  • Seeing a certain exhibitor? You can see the entire list of exhibitors here.

  • The raffle to win the 2018 Hino 258? Learn more about how to enter the raffle here.

  • The opportunity to see Mickey? Show attendees can get specially priced Disney Theme Park Tickets. Find out more here.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

We had a great time at our first Baltimore Tow Show! Thank you to everyone who stopped by and saw Jason at our booth and a big thanks to everyone who sold us key fobs on the spot! #ATExpo17

Congratulations to Karen from SDR Towing & Recovery who was the winner of our IPad giveaway! 

We are already looking forward to next year's Baltimore Tow Show, and hope to see everyone again! 

The good news is you don't have to wait that long to send in your key fobs. Getting paid for your key fobs is as simple as boxing them up, attaching the packing slip, and sending them in! 

If you're ready to make money for your old key fobs, download our packing slip to get started. 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Who We Are
Well our name says it all.....We buy key fobs! You are probably asking "what the heck do you do with them?" Good question. We refurbish the remotes, clean them up, make sure they are working, put batteries in them, and then offer them to the public, along with programming instructions, at substantially lower prices than dealers charge. It is really that simple, get them in, get them working, get them sold!

What We Do
We turn unwanted key fobs into cash!

Who We Do It For
Any place that has access to large quantities of vehicle keyless entry remotes. Our usual customers are dealerships, auctions, salvage yards, insurance companies, and tow companies.

How Much We Pay
The price of the key fobs varies on supply and demand, year of vehicle, style of the remote, and the condition of the remote. Still have questions?  Shoot us an email!

Selling to Us
It’s as simple as gathering your key fobs, downloading a packing slip, following the instructions, and sending the key fobs to us! We’ll take it from there.
To find out more about We Buy Key Fobs
·         Visit our website at
·         Call us at 402-671-5100
·         Email us at

We take great pride in the recycling we do for key fobs and are a proud member of the Automotive Recycler’s Association

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Jason is the Purchasing Manager at We Buy Key Fobs and is the face of the company at most trade shows. He will be setting up a booth at this year’s ARA Convention and Exposition in Dallas. We interviewed Jason so you can learn a little more about him and the company before the expo that takes place November 1-4.

How long have you been with We Buy Key Fobs?

This is my 4th year with the company and I’ve been enjoying every minute. I started as a customer service representative and learned the ins and outs of the business. Now as the purchasing manager, I strive to ensure that the customer is at the forefront of our business. Whether its meeting at a trade show or talking over the phone, I love receiving feedback from our customers.

What change in the company have you seen over the years?

We’ve really grown in every aspect of the business. We’ve worked hard to improve our processes to create a better customer experience. We have also gained an immense amount of knowledge on the industry and the standards and technology we need to stay up to date.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

Getting to interact with people and put money back into their pockets is very rewarding. I’ve had individuals sell to me who used that money to pay their rent and put food on the table for their kids. When you can pay people for something they thought there was no use for, it’s a good feeling. 

Why should someone sell to We Buy Key Fobs?

We pay more and have customer service that you just won’t be able to get anywhere else in this industry. Anytime you contact us you’ll get real people who truly want to make this process as smooth as possible for you. We also have a turnaround time that is above industry standard. 

Along with our service, for every key fob purchased from an ARA member, We Buy Key Fobs donates to the ARA to help promote and defend the recycling industry. 

How do you help sellers in this process?

We’re with them through the entire process. We provide the shipping labels, we notify you as soon as the shipment arrives at our facility, and we pay you as fast as possible. From sending in your key fobs until the final payment, we’re always just a phone call away!

So, what do you like about trade shows?

Meeting new people. Trade shows are a great way to meet new people and fill them in on the rewards of our service. A lot of people have no idea that they can sell their old key fobs, so it’s fun informing them about it.

It’s also fun to travel to different places for these shows and the special events they put on are always a good time. My favorite speaker has been Grant Cardone who talked about what it takes to be successful. I remember him talking about feedback, and how you can’t learn without it, whether it’s good or bad. I really took that to heart and have applied it to this business ever since.

Visit Him!

I hope to see some new and familiar faces at this year’s ARA Convention and Expo! I’ll be set up at Booth 414, stop by, chat, and earn some extra cash!

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