GunShows-USA is not a promoter, please contact promoters for show information. Promoter contact info is located with each ad and listing as well as on promoter pages (see link on each state page).

   

Descriptions, Pricing, & Submission Form


“A man who stops advertising to save money is like a man who stops a clock to save time.”

– Henry Ford


NEW! – STATE PAGE ROTATING BANNER SPACES
See details below the Banner Extraordinaire


Please read descriptions before submitting show listings

If your listings are not submitted as described, you will be prompted to resubmit them as described

GunShows-USA is a site for advertising gun, knife, militaria, prepper, and antique weapons shows

We offer business advertising that is directly related to the gun show industry only

Submission form is located below the descriptions & pricing


BUSINESSES

When requesting advertising space via email, please include your phone number in your email so we can get in touch with you. 

Want to advertise your business with us?  We offer top-of-the-line ad spaces for all promoters, vendors, and weapons-related businesses who wish to get their businesses noticed. We have advertisement spaces on every page of the site. The header spaces are site-wide, that is they appear on every page of the site – the site consists of over 100 pages and is continually growing.

COSTS

As of April 1, 2018 costs are thus (all clients, current & new, are subject to the changes):

LARGE Header spaces – 350 pixels wide by 250 pixels high – $250.00 per month ($3,000.00 per year) See Special Offers for other options.

SMALL Header spaces – 350 pixels wide by 90 pixels high – $100.00 per month ($1,200.00 per year) See Special Offers for other options.

Month-to-month requires a minimum of one month, no contract required.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Header ad spaces are reserved for business advertising only, no shows will be listed in these areas. 
  • All businesses located in our header must be gun, knife, militaria, antique weapon, ammunition, prepper, conceal/carry, or armor related. 
    • Promoters and Vendors are businesses and therefore welcomed to take advantage of this offer for advertising their organization.

LARGE Header spaces – 350 pixels wide by 250 pixels high
There will be 5 more large header advertising spaces in the near future.

SMALL Header spaces – 350 pixels wide by 90 pixels high
Small header spaces are being considered for a resize with new dimensions, the changes will be for the betterment of the advertisement’s viewing and accessibility; those with agreements for these spaces will be notified when the changes have been decided, cost will not be affected at this time.

You have the option to design your own or have us do it, prices will be the same regardless.

Should you choose to make your own, please save them as either a jpeg or png format – all other formats will be discarded.
Please use the exact dimensions noted above for the size of advertisement you choose.

The far right (Left-hand side) large header ad space is reserved for our logo. 


**SPECIAL OFFERS

FULL YEAR CONTRACT:

This option offers two free months (12 months for the price of 10) if paid in full in advance for business advertising and/or top-of-state page rotating banner show listings.

SIX-MONTH CONTRACT:

This option offers one free month (6 months for the price of 5) if paid in full in advance for business advertising and/or top-of-state page rotating banner show listings.

*DISCOUNT:

Promoters who purchase 10 or more show listing banner advertisements per year, and do not wish to purchase an Individualized Promoter Page, will receive a 10% discount on their banner purchases.

*Discount does not apply to Top-of-State Rotating Banners and business advertising.

**Special offers and discount does not apply to the annual fees for Individualized Promoter Pages, complimentary or otherwise.


PROMOTERS

NOTE:

  • All clients ordering banners must provide a working and well-monitored email for billing and correspondence purposes.
  • Banners must be paid for in-advance of publication.
    A PayPal invoice will be sent to those who order banners, this invoice must be paid for prior to the making or publishing of any banners.
  • Banners can be linked to one URL only.
  • We do not publish fliers, posters, or any images not meeting the size and show information requirements.
    However, PDF formatted fliers and posters CAN be linked to banners.
  • To add google or other browser maps please add google map link to your show listing submission information.
    This is only offered with paid advertising.
  • Tracking links can be added to banners, you must provide the links when submitting the listing information.
    GunShows-USA does not provide tracking links.

Please consider the following:

  1. Mistakes are inevitable, orders do get overlooked, and orders do get backlogged during the holiday seasons. 
  2. Corrections are made with sincerity and humbleness, along with compensations for qualifying listings.
  3. Please be sure your information and dates are correct prior to submitting your lists. 
  4. For future listings, please submit before the Thanksgiving Holiday to ensure good timing of your show listings on this site. 

COUPON INFORMATION

Banners with coupon links, please be advised we are redesigning the coupons which we provide (they will include the promoter’s logo along) until they have been finalized, we will continue to use the same coupons per promoter as usual; if you prefer to have your banners link to a coupon page in Your Website, please include the link with your show listing submission.

We do not generate coupons for Free or Highlighted listings.

NEW – INDIVIDUALIZED PROMOTER PAGES

This option is perfect for those who do not have their own website

Details are subject to change, pages are built for individualization and are subject to differences one from another. 

Promoters, we now offer to set up an individualized page. Individualized Promoter Pages include the following:

  • All Free listings on state, month, and year pages will include a link to your individualized page.
  • All Banners on state, month, and year pages will include a link to your individualized page (Coupons are accessible on your page).
  • All complimentary listings will include a link to your individualized page.

Descriptions and Pricing for Individualized Promoter Pages:

Package A

  • For $75 a year you can have all of your shows, links to your site and email, promoter information, map links to your venues, your logo, and up to 3 free highlighted listings for the shows of your choice.
    highlighted listing savings: up to $45.00 per year

Package B

  • For $150 a year you can have all of the items in the package A, and up to 3 free small banners for the shows of your choice.
    small banners and highlighted listings savings: up to $210.00 per year

    • Package B is also that which is used for complimentary promoter pages for those purchasing the top-of-state banner spaces with a year’s lease.

Package C

  • For $300 a year you can have all of the items in both packages A & B plus an embedded google map of your venues (rather than text links), a customized coupon, and up to 3 free large banners for the shows of your choice.
    large banners, small banners, and highlighted listings savings: up to $540.00 per year

The page will be aptly named and specially linked for faster indexing in web browsers.

You do not have to purchase banners for your listings to qualify for this promotion.

Promoters and vendors are listed per state, that is, per state they serve. The link to the Promoters & Vendors page is located in the Right-Hand column of every state page.

Packages are billed annually and must be paid in full each billing. Billing will be via PayPal invoicing until further notice so if you choose this promotion, please be sure to include a well-maintained email address to the person in charge of paying the bills. All billing is from Kurburski Web Development, LLC – the parent company of GunShows-USA.

Individualized promoter pages are only available on an annual agreement basis or as a complementary page for those who purchase state page rotating show banner spaces.
Other special Offers and discounts do not apply with this promotion. 

See RJ Promotions link for an example page: http://www.gunshows-usa.com/rj-promotions/


PAYMENTS


All billing will be via PayPal invoicing unless we have your card information on file.

Please be sure to include a working, well-maintained email address for those who will be making the payments.

All PayPal invoicing and credit/debit card payments are made to Kurburski Web Development, LLC, parent company of GunShows-USA, both are owned by Earl Kurburski.

You do not have to have a PayPal account to pay the PayPal invoice billing.

You can opt to pay with a check, money order, or cashier’s check; however, this process slows down the making and/or uploading of your show banners or highlighted listings.

All banner purchases are included in this form of billing.

Basic Banner advertising is on a per -show-listing basis, we do not charge by the month to list your shows, as other listing sites do, you are free to list your show as a free listing or a paid listing.
1200 x 150 pixel Rotating banners are not considered in this category as they are banner spaces at the top of state and home pages which are a monthly or annual cost, as are the business ad spaces in our header.

FREE LISTINGS:


The format for FREE listings has changed as of February 15, 2018
All FREE listings are to be comprised of the date, state, city, promoter name and contact phone number.

Please be sure your information and dates are correct prior to submitting your lists. 

See EXAMPLES below 

All free listing submissions prior to February 15, 2018 are not subject to the change;
they will remain as posted unless there is a date, price, venue, or contact change.
All free listing and information change submissions after February 15, 2018 will be in the new format. 

EXAMPLES

We do not accept fliers for free listing submissions.

Please submit free listings as the example below shows:

Jan 20-21 OH, Tiffin. Contact: Promoter’s Name, Phone #.

Please refrain from submitting multiple show listings with multiple submission forms.
Add all show listings into one submission form.
Please refer to examples below (there are 2 examples).

Example 1
For multiple show listings at different venues on different dates:

Mar 3-4 KS, Topeka Contact: Promoter’s Name, Phone #.

Apr 5-6 KS, Overland Park. Contact: Promoter’s Name, Phone #..

May 7-8 KS, Wichita. Contact: Promoter’s Name, Phone #..

Example 2
For multiple dates at one venue:

Mar 1-2 KSTopeka. Contact: Promoter’s Name, Phone #..

Other dates:
Apr 3-4
May 5-6

**HIGHLIGHTED LISTINGS:

For those wishing to have their listings more noticeable, we offer highlighted listings for $15 per listing.

Those who purchase highlighted listings for all of their show listings will receive a complimentary side listing on their state page as well, includes links (must have more than 6 shows and all must be highlighted).

We do not generate coupons for Free and highlighted listings.

When typing in the venue’s address, please include the city, state, and zip, otherwise the Google Maps Application will choose a random map that most often leads to an address in another state.
See EXAMPLE below:

Date, STATE, City | Venue and address  – please include city, state, and zip in the venue address, otherwise the Google Maps App will choose it for you and it is most often wrong | table count and cost | Set Up dates and times | Show days and times | admission prices | Contact information: Promoter Name | email | phone number | Website

BANNER LISTINGS:


All banner listings include all show information that the promoter wants (the more the information, the smaller the text will become to make room) and imagery (many prefer just to add their logo). Should you choose to make your own, please save them as either a jpeg or png format – all other formats will be discarded. Please use exact dimensions as noted with each example below.

  • Details for making personalized banners need to be included in requests, if there are images to add, please include them.
    • Our submission form does not allow attachments
      • please use your email for attachments (include show listing, contact information, and links).
  • Images can be in jpeg, jpg, or png format.
  • Logos are better with transparent backgrounds (these are png format).
  • Not all images are usable, if there are issues, you will be notified of the issues and what needs to be done to rectify them.

Small banner – 500 pixels wide x 90 pixels high – $55.00 per listing – All of the show listing information above the ad included, free of charge, in 12 point font. ($25.00 per adjacent state). Whether you choose to make your own or have us do it, the costs are the same.

Large banner – 900 pixels wide by 180 pixels high – $110.00 per listing – All of the show listing information included above the ad, free of charge, in 12 point font. ($55.00 per adjacent state). Whether you choose to make your own or have us do it, the costs are the same.

Banner Extraordinaire – 500 pixels wide by 320 pixels high – $150.00 per listing – All show listing information included above the ad, free of charge, in super-size font. ($75 per adjacent state). Whether you choose to make your own or have us do it, the costs are the same.

Those who purchase banners for all of their show listings will receive a complimentary side listing on their state page as well, includes links.


We do not charge by the month to advertise or list your shows, we list shows on a show-to-show basis.

  • State page rotating banners which appear at the top of the home and state pages, before all other listings, are not included.

ADJACENT STATE LISTINGS


We offer the promoter the opportunity to add his or her show banners to adjacent state pages.

The cost is per adjacent state and depends on the size of the banner. Each cost is noted with the banner examples above.

This offer is for banner listings only.


All images show smaller than actual size on mobile devices and smaller monitors and screens.

Please consider the following:

  1. Mistakes are inevitable, orders do get overlooked, and orders do get backlogged during the holiday seasons. 
  2. Corrections are made with sincerity and humbleness, along with compensations for qualifying listings.
  3. Please be sure your information and dates are correct prior to submitting your lists. 
  4. For future listings, please submit before the Thanksgiving Holiday to ensure good timing of your show listings on this site. 

SPECIALTY BANNER SPACES


HOME PAGE BANNER SPACE

Large banner placement (900 px by 80 px) – $100 per month

Rotating banner placement (1200 px by 150 px) – $150 per month

NEW! – STATE PAGE ROTATING BANNER SPACES – aka ROTATING SHOW BANNER

Announce all of your shows on your state page with this banner.

The Rotating Show Banner is only available on state pages (will be added to individualized promoters pages as well…this page is a complimentary gift to all who purchase the state page rotating banner spaces).

For a limited time, those who choose this option will receive regular show banners at half price. Hurry while the offer lasts. Offer ends August 15, 2018. 

Above the show listings – $100.00 per month, 1200 pixels wide by 150 pixels high. Limited spaces available – price is for state pages only.

This new offer is not a new concept, but rather, a revamped one. It includes a complimentary side listing and is linked to an individualized promoter page with all shows and their information,  it does not include the usual free listing above the banner – all of  that information, will be added to the individualized promoter page.

Complimentary individualized promoter pages are built with package B – see package B in “NEW! – Individualized Promoter Pages”

See Special Offers – discounts do not apply

Individual show banners can be designed to rotate for an additional $50 (see *Animation information).


GunShows-USA does not sell weapons, ammunition, or armor.

All charges,  listing spaces, and regulations are subject to change at any given moment.


ANIMATION OR STATIC?


Animations are entertaining and that is what multitudes of viewers like to see.  A static advertisement can get the message across just as easily as an animated advertisement, but animations are just plain fun to watch.  Whether you choose a static ad or an animated ad is totally up to you, but remember, it is the viewer who you are trying to reach.

With attractive and/or entertaining advertisements promoters generally get a better viewer statistic.  Animation does take time (and effort) to design and set in motion, but the cost is worth it if that animation generates more viewers and brings more people to your shows.

*Animation is $50 per advertisement regardless of the size of the ad because, as mentioned before, they take time and effort to design and set in motion. Rotating show banners are considered animated, and will be designed using the basic banner sizes – Small, Large, and Extraordinaire.
The state page rotating banner is not considered a basic show banner. 

Animated Example


 

All offers, banner sizes, and prices are subject to change 

 


SHOW SUBMISSION FORM