Exhibitors who plan on attending trade shows will want to do a bit of research not only on trade shows, but also on how they ll be handling their shipping and the logistics for when it s time to get set up at the trade show. A lot of work goes into getting ready for a trade show, and there s nothing more frustrating than having everything go perfectly except for the shipping or getting your Smash Hit Displays truss displays and everything else set up for the show.
No matter how near or far the trade show is, it s always best to give yourself one or two extra days for shipping. It s always preferable to have your displays and booths arrive earlier than you as opposed to later than you. Be sure that you check the forecast for the trade show location in case there is any inclement weather that might affect shipping.
It s also a good idea to ship through a partner who will track your shipment every day and let you know exactly where your supplies are. They should also be willing to work with you through any issues that might arise and come up with viable alternatives. As you re developing a shipping plan, come up with a backup course of action in case things fall through. Since a majority of carriers don t honor their delivery guarantees to trades shows when there are weather delays, it s up to you to have an alternate plan in your back pocket.
When it comes to setting up your display truss, check to see if there are any restrictions on how tall your display system for trade shows can be, where you are allowed to hang signs and if there are any guidelines or restrictions that you need to be aware of. Just as you want to keep track of your shipment on the way to the trade show, you ll want to do the same when shipping it back to your storage facility or offices. Should any problems arise, it s in your best interest to take care of them as soon as you can in case there are any time restrictions, and that s especially true if you have to deal with any insurance issues.
Be sure that you check your credit card statements for any trade show items that you charged. Get in touch with vendors directly should there be any discrepancies that you notice.
Smash Hit Displays is here to provide you with high quality trade show displays as well as helpful tips and information for making your trade show experience a success. Get in touch with us if you are in need of additional tips for shipping and logistics.