Visiting tradeshows is a major money maker for most businesses. In fact, a number of companies rely almost exclusively on tradeshows for networking and signing larger contracts with clients and other businesses. Because of this, the last thing you want is to open up your shipped materials to find you items have been damaged. Here are some important tradeshow shipping best practices:
The only thing worse than having a box show up damaged is for the box to not show up at all. In order to prevent this, you need to label every box. Don’t just have a single label for your entire shipment. You need one for every box, as at times, the boxes may become separated from one another (especially when shipping to a popular destination where many shipments are being received daily).
You should also include a numbering system on your boxes. So, if you’re shipping 10 boxes, label the boxes with 1 of 10, 2 of 10, 3 of 10, and so on. This way, it’s far easier for the shipping company to make sure all your boxes are together.
It might not seem like that big of a deal, but make sure you use packing tape on your box. Don’t just grab any roll of tape for your packages. Duct tape might seem like a good idea, and masking tape might be readily available, but these do not always hold up when exposed to moisture or varying temperatures. You should only use tape designed specifically for shipping.
Multiple Box Shipping
When you purchase a fragile item (such as a smart phone), it usually comes in a smaller box, with packing peanuts or air bags around it, and is then inserted into a larger box. You should do the same with any fragile items you are shipping.
Turn to The Pros for Tradeshow Shipping
Because each shipment is different, the best way to know how to fully ship your equipment safely and effectively is to contact the experts at AMR Group. Our tradeshow shipping professionals will make sure you have all the necessary packing materials, including documentation and labels, and will ensure your shipment is ready and waiting for you in the exhibit showroom.
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