Are you starting to book in your trade shows and exhibitions for 2019? If your calendar is starting to fill up, now’s the time to start thinking about transport. You’ll need to factor this into the cost of the pitch and make sure you have a watertight trade show logistics plan in place for each event. The last thing you want is last-minute stress or expense if your transport lets you down.
Trade show transportation – your options
Larger organisations that regularly exhibit at trade shows may have their own vehicle. However, this isn’t an option for most businesses. You can hire a van or other vehicle each time, but this can soon become prohibitively expensive.
A cost-effective, low-stress option is to use a removals firm offering a trade show logistics service, such as Kiwi Movers. This service guarantees you transport and assistance for each trade show slot you’ve booked in advance. You get an experienced team, full insurance, the return journey and peace of mind that transport is 100% sorted.
How much does trade show transport cost?
As with every type of move or logistics project, Kiwi Movers will give you a quick, personalised quote. This means you get a price tailored to exactly what you need and there are never any nasty surprises when it comes to the bill.
However, there are some important points to remember that can affect the cost of trade show transportation. These include:
- The return journey. Trade shows differ in price from removals on this crucial point. The former involves a trip back with your dismantled trade show setup and equipment.
- The amount to be moved. Just like with house moves, the amount to be moved will affect the price. Simple trade show setups can be extremely affordable, while larger, more complicated projects will naturally be more expensive. This is because more time, man power and larger vehicles will be needed, along with detailed planning by a dedicated logistics manager.
- Peak and off-peak times. Timing also affects the price of trade show transportation, just like with home removals. Choose an off-peak time if you’re able to and the price will usually be cheaper. It may mean arriving earlier than normal or selecting different exhibition days to avoid weekends, if this is a viable option for you.
If you don’t have much to move and there are no logistical complications, the cheapest and simplest option for trade show transportation could be man and van. Kiwi Movers’ offer a competitively priced, fully reliable and insured service from as little as £75 an hour (plus VAT) in off-peak times. You only pay for the time you use, and you get a stress-free start and end to your trade show experience.
Call Kiwi Movers on 020 8877 9682 to speak to a project manager about your needs, or get in touch for a quick quote by filling in our online contact form.