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3 Reasons To Break Up with FedEx and UPS for Your Trade Show Shipping

Posted by Rex Houlihan on Jun 3, 2019 6:29:34 AM

As a logistics provider for tradeshows and events we occasionally use FedEx or UPS to transport small items both domestically and internationally.  They do a fine job under the right circumstances. 

However, there are times in the tradeshow process when it is advantageous to “break up” with them and go with a group of people who know the tradeshow shipping world like the back of their hand.

Here are three reasons why you should consider breaking up with FedEx or UPS and pursue a relationship with a Tradeshow Shipping Agency for your next event: 

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Topics: Tradeshow Shipping

The Best Way to Pack for Trade Show Shipping (Updated 2019)

Posted by Julia Kauffman on May 22, 2019 3:31:56 PM

Packing. Whether its for a vacation, conference, or tradeshow, it seems to be a dreaded task for many.  Thoughts that come to mind are, "where do I even start?" or "I leave in 6 hours and I haven't packed a thing."

I'm here to tell you that with a plan of action, packing can be easy and not a stressful task. If you don't know where to start or struggle with packing for trade shows, this post is for you. The first thing to do when preparing to pack for your trade show is to ask yourself, "What should I bring to a trade show?" Really visualize your time and interactions at the event so you can think about what you will need.  


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Topics: Tradeshow Shipping, Event Shipping, Event Marketing, Customer Experience, #eventprofs, packing, be prepared

The Dos and Don'ts of Packing your Tradeshow Items

Posted by Julia Kauffman on Jan 31, 2017 11:04:00 AM

When packing your materials for an event, the last thing you want is to open your boxes on site to see damaged goods. If you've ever had items broken in the process of getting your shipment from A to B, then you know the sheer frustration and hassle it causes.

So what causes items to break in a shipment? Poor handling; maybe. Poor packing; definitely. If you don't pack your items correctly you could be mixing a recipe for disaster! Read about some of our clients' past shipping horror stories for examples. However, if you follow these dos and don'ts when packing your materials, displays, technology, and other important items, you'll be all set!

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Topics: Tradeshow Shipping, packing, be prepared, Events, What Not To Do