Trade Show Exhibit
Trade shows can be a very important part of your business, and the profits that result can easily outweigh any costs, but only if the exhibit shipping company is capable of moving your displays without incident. Shipping insurance will only cover the cost of the items, not the money lost by not having the items to display. Broken and missing parts can be a nightmare, so it is extremely important to choose a reputable, reliable exhibit shipping company.
Many other trade show attendees will happily offer their advice on who to use for exhibit shipping. Ask around at the trade shows you plan to attend. See if there is any one company that stands out as being one that a lot of people seem to use. If you find one, jump on it. Even if they charge a little more than average, it will probably be worth it in the long run. For one thing, that particular company will obviously know the ins and outs of delivering exhibits to the places you plan to be. Not only that, but they know that if they mess up your display, you are going to tell everyone else about it, which would be devastating for their business if they deal with multiple people on that trade circuit. The company will also be extra motivated to be there on time considering they will likely be transporting more than just your items.
Once you have an idea of which shipping company you want to use, there are a few things you should check before setting appointments. For one thing, check on the company’s communication ability. They should have 24/7 phone support and GPS tracking, at the very minimum. Be sure that when they pick up your items, that they label everything. Tracking does no good if your exhibit is either not labeled, or labeled incorrectly. Be sure to plan for delivery as early as possible. There is no advantage to getting everything there “just in time”, and plenty of additional risk of part or all of your display arriving late.
By Emily Marsh
Article Source: articledashboard.com