Whether using $200 retractable banner stands or $20,000 custom island displays, one thing that can ruin your chances of becoming a hit at the convention is if your trade show display shows up late or not at all. After all, you can t become an exhibitor at the event without an exhibit to display, right? Knowing what transportation company you can trust to deliver your display booth on time can be a little tricky.
Luckily, these tips will make your decision a little easier on finding the right freight company to handle your valuable trade show booths.
1. Ask around to hear what transportation companies others would recommend and which ones they were not happy with. The easiest way to find a reliable freight business could come from talking to people you already know.
2. Check out their website to find out if they are available 24//7, especially since the trade show and event industry is not a 9-5 industry. It is also important the carrier has yours and any other contact s cell phone, home phone, and office phone just in case any problems arise.
3. As you are getting a quote from this company, observe how detailed their questions are for you. Important information they may ask is the number of pieces being delivered, total weight of the portable display, dimensions, destination, and schedule. Having them ask all of these questions will get a more accurate quote on your display system and less of a chance of being surprised by any additional costs.
Trade show displays are very valuable and you can t perform well at events without them! Finding the right shipping company will take a weight off your shoulders, knowing that your booth display is in good hands. One other thing I would suggest is to make sure the carrier provides a tracking number for you so that you are able to keep tabs on your packages at all times!