All about Drayage and Shipping and Trade Show Costs
As an exhibitor to a trade show, some of the costs you will have to provide for are those of shipping your booth materials to each and every trade event. However, what many fail to realize is that apart from the costs of the shipping there are as well other costs that they will have to provide for and meet such as the costs of having their exhibit unloaded and moved to the exhibit space and moved out after the show. By far and large, when we talk of drayage costs, this is in reference to these particular costs and as a matter of fact, they are the kind of costs that, to many of the inexperienced exhibitors, will pass their consideration. In this article, we have given a deliberate emphasis on the steps that you can take as an exhibitor so as to be able to check on the drayage costs.
The first and most important factor that will come into play as a way to help you reduce on your drayage costs, you will need to ensure that you have selected the proper carrier. The best carriers that you will be best placed dealing are the ones who will load your entire booth materials as opposed to leaving them at the dock. This happens to be a better alternative as opposed to the one of having them left at the dock for them to be collected by another drayage contractor as it will prove less expensive in the long run. Here is the sense and the rationale behind all this-in as much as shipping an entire exhibit in a carte will be seen to be expensive, the reality is that you will be foolhardy expecting savings when you fail to check on the costs and more of course, that you will have to bear as a result of the costs of drayage.
Crating your exhibit materials is the other tip that you need to bear in mind as you seek for the ways that you will be able to check on the costs of drayage and trade show event to present your wares in. As a matter of fact, one of the factors that will greatly influence the costs of drayage are such as the packaging that you will have chosen for you’re the shipping of your booth materials. This is given the fact that the palletized ones have been generally observed to be cheaper to move as opposed to the pad-wrapped or the mixed freight kind of booth materials. The crated freight will be easily moved by a forklift in a single trip.