Budgeting and Measurement

For Exhibitors fed up of spending their budget on shippings costs

Posted on Sep 28, 2015 12:57:25 PM


New Budget Buster for Trade Shows

Beware exhibitors: After 12 years in the trade show industry, I’ve finally been introduced to the consequences of a mixed shipment. We were hit with “special handling” (aka drayage) charges because of this mixed shipment. While, one would think, the exorbitant fee of $191 / CWT would be sufficient enough punishment to move our clients’ 30′ x 40′ island exhibit (weighing in at 4,368 lbs) from the loading dock to their booth space. Instead, we were slapped with a $266 / CWT charge because the truck our exhibit was delivered on, also carried other clients’ exhibits as well. By definition, this makes all shipments on the truck subject to “special handling” because it’s “more work to figure out what goes where and takes longer to unload,” despite labels on each cratdespite labels on each crate.

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Topics: Trade show budgeting, budget