A Complete Guide To Trade Show Shipping

Master trade show shipping with this comprehensive article

Master trade show shipping with these comprehensive articles

Preparing to attend trade shows is exciting business! While there, you’ll be able to showcase your business to hundreds or even thousands of interested attendees. But first, you’ll need to transport your booth and materials to the show.

That’s where trade show freight shipping comes in. We’ve put together handy guides covering everything you need to know about trade show logistics—from common terms and key players to explanations on international trade show shipping, pre-show prep and packaging, and much more.

Explore the posts below to learn more about trade show shipping.

Everything You Need To Know About Trade Show Shipping

Attending trade shows is an excellent way to showcase your business and network with new clients, partners, and more. But how do you get your booth materials to the event?

Even if you’re familiar with standard freight shipping, trade show shipping has unique elements and challenges you’ll need to prepare for. We’ve compiled this handy guide to help you navigate the basics of trade show shipping.

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Pre-Show Preparation and Packaging

Before showing off all you have to offer on the trade show floor, you need to get your materials ready for shipping. Proper pre-show preparation and packing can make the difference between a great trade show and a frustrating experience.

Learn some of our top tips for preparing and packing your trade show booth and materials to help ensure everything arrives safely.

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Your Guide To Trade Show Shipping Exhibitor Manual

The trade show exhibitor manual is your one-stop shop for everything you need to know about attending your upcoming trade show. This handy document contains all the logistics information required for quick and seamless set-up before the show.

In our Exhibitor Manual guide, we go through what’s included in the handbook, how to access it, and how best to use the information to ship your materials to and from the exhibition.

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A Complete Guide to the Trade Show Advance Warehouse

If you’re shipping your trade show booth from another show or want to store your exhibition materials before the event, shipping to the trade show advance warehouse is a great option.

In this post, we look at advance warehouse pros and cons and a detailed, step-by-step guide for navigating advance warehouse shipping.

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How to Contain Your Trade Show Freight Shipping Costs

Whether you’re attending your first trade show or you’re an expert exhibitor, it’s always a good idea to streamline your trade show freight shipping costs.

We’re looking at some ideas to help you cut costs without sacrificing the safety of your trade show materials.

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Trade Show Material Handling Explained

The process of moving your trade show materials from the delivery vehicle or advance warehouse to your booth is called trade show material handling (or trade show drayage.) This often-overlooked expense catches many businesses by surprise.

Read our trade show material handling guide so you know what to expect.

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Mastering the Trade Show Material Handling Agreement

Trade show material handling agreements are contracts between the show contractor and exhibitors. It permits the show contractor to handle and release your trade show materials after a show. Correctly completing the Material Handling Agreement ensures your trade show equipment and materials will be safely returned to you.

Read on to learn what you need to know to complete the MHA form.

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Trade Show Shipping Key Players

Can’t tell your general contractors from your official show contractors? Knowing who’s who at a trade show helps you prepare and make your experience easier and worry-free.

We’ve put together a list of the key players in trade show shipping with some helpful examples to get you started.

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Your Guide to The International Trade Show ATA Carnet

Gearing up for a trade show overseas? If you’re new to international trade shows, customs regulations might leave you scratching your head. These regulations and fees differ depending on where you’re shipping your materials from and where the trade show will be held.

ATA Carnets are an excellent way to temporarily import your trade show goods without incurring high customs fees—here’s what you need to know.

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Trade Show Shipping Glossary

Attending trade shows can come with some confusing jargon and unfamiliar terminology. From advance warehouses to target dates, knowing how to speak the trade show language is essential.

Explore our comprehensive trade show shipping glossary, where we demystify common trade show shipping terms.

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