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How to Reduce Drayage and Trade Show Costs
One of the costs that will have to be met and provided for by you as an exhibitor are such as the costs that come with the shipping of your booth materials to each and every event of a trade show. What many of the exhibitors fail to realize is that apart from the costs of shipping the booth materials to the show, there are as well other costs that they will have to provide for and these are such as the costs that will come with the need to have the exhibit unloaded and moved into the exhibit space and then after the show is over there will as well the costs involved with the moving and exiting the space. 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 particular post, we will be taking a look at some of the tips that can help you reduce on your 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. Settle for a carrier or shipping company that will load all your booth materials instead of one who will leave them at the dock. This is due to the fact that this option has actually proved to be less expensive as opposed to having them left in the dock in pieces for them to be collected by another drayage contractor. 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.
One other idea that you need to think of as you look forward to the alternatives for you to save on the costs that come with drayage are such as the idea of ensuring that you have your freight in crates. One of the features that will quite greatly influence the costs that come with drayage is the packaging that you will have settled for the shipping of the exhibit and the booth materials that you want to have transported or shipped for that matter. 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. These kinds of palletized or crated fright will be easily moved with the use of a forklift in a single trip.