trade show exhibitorsCustom trade shows display involves a lot of processes; therefore, planning ahead, and staying organized are very important. From shipping and storage to set-up, electricity, and take down; some custom trade show displays may cost almost the price of a house. Here are some of the tips that you can use to get the best possible deal during your custom trade show event.

Be Specific & Detailed

When making orders for various services, particularly electrical, you should be as detailed as possible and even submit instructions and layout diagrams. Remember that you can end up spending huge sums of money if there is an area that should be fixed when the event is just about to begin.

Consolidate Your Shipments

The other means of saving money during your custom trade show display is to ship your items and accessories in as few packages as possible. Most custom trade show displays usually charge drayage fees per a thousand pounds of materials. This means that you will have to pay a minimum fee whether the shipment is just ten pounds or 90.

Ship Directly to a Warehouse

Shipping directly to an already packed trade show site can mean additional fees for the waiting time. You should also pay great attention to receiving hours. This is because the show management firms will mostly apply overtime charges to allow in freight that arrives beyond the 8 am to 2 pm normal receiving hours.

Bring on Board an Experienced Supervisor

It does not matter whether it is a person from your exhibit house or your staff, a knowledgeable supervisor will be able to direct all the labor in an efficient manner. They will make sure that the show exhibits are set up in the right way and are compliant with the rules and guidelines of the show.

Ensure You Have a Tight Labor Schedule

Once you have an experienced supervisor managing your labor in an effective way, you can then keep your working hours to a minimum while ensuring that the crew is on the clock. You should always pay attention to scheduling and keep the event to regular hours of business. The normal hours for installation are in most cases 8 am to 4 pm from Monday through Friday. It is important to note that if your crew works beyond the normal hours, then you'll have to pay for the overtime.

These are some of the tips that can help you to cut costs at your trade show display and make a profit. For more of these, get in touch with Smash Hit Displays through our trade show display blog or by giving us a call.