EDE’s Shipping Methodology
Don’t try to recreate the wheel!
You don’t hear much about trade show shipping, but a lot goes into making sure your trade show shows up on time and in one piece!
The key to every successful project is communication and that doesn’t change for trade show shipping. Finding out exactly what is being sent to the trade show from our shop is critical. During our “Put to Work” meetings that’s when the expectation is set.
Throughout the process, our team communicates the exact pieces being sent to the show to ensure our shipping estimates are as accurate as possible. No one wants to spend money on shipping, so when we can shave off some room on the truck, we’re going to pass along those savings to our clients!
Expected Ship Date versus Actual Ship Date
We all have good intentions when a project has to be completed, but anyone that’s been in the trade show world for a minute understands that things change. Being able to adapt and share information with our partners is crucial to starting the trade show on the right foot.
It’s All About the Paperwork
Last but not least, we avoid using our own created Bill of Ladin template to help save our shipping partners time in recreating it on their own template. It may sound like something small, but this speaks to EDE’s attention to detail and how we want to help our partners be efficient as well.
Preparing for your Trade Show Shipping
Quality assurance is a key component with trade show shipping. Making sure skids and crates are properly packed and ready to load onto the truck can be a critical part of offloading at a trade show.
Likewise, the moment a shipment comes in our shipping manager inspects every piece to make sure it came back the way it left the trade show floor. Dustin has been with EDE for over 20 years. If you need something somewhere, no matter how fast, he’s our guy!
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