Whether you have a smaller 10×10 booth or a large island exhibit, your trade show team will have plenty of items that need to be moved from place to place. Our trade show shipping cases make it easy to transport items, but, even more importantly they protect your expensive graphics and booth components during transport and in-between shows.
Our Expo Cases
Expo cases are designed with displays and graphics in mind. It can be tough to find durable cases that can hold these often oddly-shaped items. We’ve designed these trade show shipping cases specifically for wide, lightweight items such as posters, framed art or any type of graphic materials you need to bring along for the show.
Each of these cases is built from durable, high-density polyethylene shells that absorb impact as well as keeping out moisture. This ensures that your trade show items are safe whether they are jostling about in an airplane cargo hold, sitting out on a rainy tarmac or being stored at your facility for a future trade show.
Our Shipping Cases
Our shipping cases can be used to transport many items that you might need for your trade show. This includes laptops, electronic equipment, lighting equipment or anything expensive or delicate that you need to ship.
These cases are created using the same high-density polyethylene that we use for our custom expo cases and we also create fully custom foam interiors for these shipping cases. Our foam interiors truly set us apart from other case manufacturers. We use high-quality foam that absorbs impact and protects every part of your equipment or components. We never simply hand off a custom case with a chunk of diced foam.
Not only is this “diced” foam of lesser quality, but it also forces the client to pluck away or cut away the foam to create cavities. If you are paying for a quality custom case, you should expect a custom foam interior, as well, and we are foam fabricating experts.
We can create anything from a simple foam liner up to complicated interior designs that incorporate plastic dividers, interior doors, windows, panel mounts, shock mounts and more.
Many Custom Design Options
With Bel-Air Cases, every aspect of case design can be customized and that includes the color of your cases. Our standard colors are silver and black, but we also offer an assortment of additional stock colors, including white, green, olive, blue, yellow, orange and red.
We also can add a molded-in logo to each of your trade show shipping cases, as well as engraved plates or custom decals. Not only will these logos elevate the professional look of your team, but it also makes it easier to identify your cases either at the airport or on the trade show floor.
A Few Trade Show Tips
Not only can we make it easier to transport your trade show gear, but we also have a few tips to help ensure your employees have a great trade show experience. Here are a few suggestions that our own employees have enjoyed when they were out and about working at various industry events.
- Book A Great Hotel – You don’t have to pick a posh, five-star resort but select a nice hotel close to the event center that offers a few helpful perks. For instance, our employees love staying at a spot that includes a gym, a pool, breakfast service, a coffee bar, etc. It’s best to select a hotel within very easy walking distance to the event center. After all, these employees will be on their feet all day and a long walk or Uber ride back to the hotel won’t be very appealing after a busy day.
- Give’Em A Day Off – If possible, reward your employees with a paid day off after the event. This gives them some time to rest and recharge and spend time with family. If the trade show was a plane flight away, they might be jet-lagged and exhausted, but even for a local event, trade show work can be exhausting and they definitely will appreciate a day to stay home and rest.
- Keep The Clothing Comfortable – While trade show reps definitely need to wear business-appropriate clothing, this doesn’t have to be uncomfortable. Spend some time talking with your team about clothing, and encourage them to wear comfortable shoes. While they shouldn’t wear their oldest pair of sneakers, wearing four-inch heels probably isn’t a great idea either.
- Breaks Are Essential – Trade shows can be a lot of fun, but they are a lot of work, as well. Ensure that each employee takes a few breaks during the day. Not only will they need a chance to grab some food, but it’s also good to have a few minutes to just relax and refresh.
- Hand Out Rewards
If your goal is grabbing leads or a set amount of sales, it can be fun to have a little daily contest and reward the person who excels each day as well as the person with the most leads overall. This could be as simple as a gift card to Starbucks or movie tickets, just a little something to show your appreciation and recognize a job well done.
Of course, don’t forget to celebrate with your team as a whole. If your trade show team meets or exceeds goals, why not celebrate with a special workplace lunch after the show. It doesn’t have to be fancy, even a workplace pizza party can be a great way to celebrate a successful event. You can recognize the trade show team and send out some appreciation for the team that stayed behind and kept things running smoothly at home.
These are just a few ideas we’ve thought about over the years that help make our trade show events successful. If you are in the organizing stage and need custom trade show shipping cases, we are here to help. To get started, you can head here https://www.bel-air-cases.com/contact-us/ and fill out our quick contact form or give us a call at 866-235-2472.