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How To Make The Best Use of Trade Show Shipping Cases

Moving your trade show displays to and from the trade show floor is a challenging and expensive task. Therefore, it is recommended to make the best use of your trade show shipping cases as they can help you save hassle, time and money. Abex Exhibits offers trade show display shipping cases that are rotomolded right here in San Fernando, California (not blow-molded or injection molded) to protect your displays in between shows while traveling. You can rely on us, and we guarantee no breakage on our transport cases.

Our practical cases are the best affordable solutions to store and transport your trade show booth, graphics and other materials. We provide several varieties of case solutions for portable, custom modular, or rental exhibits. These cases are the perfect solution to provide your exhibit elements utmost protection. Below we have enlisted how you can make the best use of trade show shipping cases:

Keep The Cases in Your Booth – Always keep your booth clean and tidy, and your shipping cases can help you with that. If you send back the cases, you will have to wait for hours after the closure of the trade show. As the show wraps, everybody feels like rushing back.

To overcome this hassle, nowadays there are available multi-function cases with case-to-podium conversion kits. These cases can easily be transformed into a counter or into attractive and useful branding podiums

Use your Cases for Storage – Our shipping cases aren’t just made for shipping your exhibit but can also be used as storage box. They are designed in a way to store other things, so you can use them in that way.

If you’ve planned to give out samples of your products or distribute freebies, then make use of the cases to store them at the back of your exhibit. Your staff can also use them as a locker to keep their personal items safe while at the trade show.

Consolidate Your Items – The cost of moving your trade show display from your office to the trade show location and then again back to the office (usually called drayage), can increase your overall exhibition budget. That’s why it is recommended to consolidate your display items. Consolidation means you can combine several smaller packages into one bigger parcel. The right case will help you accommodate a number of items such as banner stands, graphics, brochures, and freebies. Therefore, consider buying a large shipping case or transport tub.

The above mentioned tips when followed will help you get the most from your trade show shipping cases. The right case can help you save big in time, money and effort. Trust Abex Exhibits to provide you with high quality shipping cases that will lead to no breakage of items while transporting to your next trade show.

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Ways To Keep Your Exhibit Materials Safe At A Trade Show

Trade show theft can still occur, despite the efforts put in by the exhibitor. Regardless of the security guards that are on duty 24 hours a day, you cannot completely rely on them for the protection of your booth space and the valuable items in your exhibit. The security guards never keep a watch over your merchandise, they are there for other security reasons. So, prior to hiring your own personal security guard, think of investing in lockable trade show counters and follow the below enlisted measures to keep the exhibit material safe.

PRE SHOW CHECKLIST – Although no one is going to lift your custom trade show booth display under your nose, your iPads, laptops or any other gadgets/products are a different story. Create an inventory checklist prior to exhibiting at the trade show. While busy at the show, visitors you might not notice or suspect may take something small but at the same time precious and valuable. Consider making a check list or doing the following:

  • Draw a rough sketch of your booth space.
  • Label every visible portable item.
  • When the booth is all set, take a photo.

While packing everything, cross check all these items to make sure everything is in place.

LOCKABLE TRADE SHOW COUNTERS – Your booth staff and their personal belongings such as purses, phones, and car keys are easy targets for theft. Custom lockable trade show counters are not only a wonderful addition to your trade show booth but also keep your exhibiting materials safe during your trade show along with keeping the belongings of the staff safe. A small footprint with a range of sizes and designs perfect for any booth layout. While you’re not using your laptop or iPad, instead of leaving them out, store them in a lockable counter. Always greet every booth visitor personally, and with a handshake. Even if you’re busy, take a second to make eye contact.

POST SHOW RECON – All theft that occurs at a trade show have one thing in common – they occur especially at the time of moving out. Therefore, it is highly recommended not to label the boxes that attract the attention of thieves. Also, make sure that someone stays in your booth if you leave. Try to label the boxes differently or less descriptively. Make sure that everything is packed in your presence and in your sight. Don’t give some racoon an opportunity to dig through the boxes behind the curtain.

No matter what kind of show you’re exhibiting at, security is of utmost importance. Unfortunately, you can’t rely on all people anymore to be honest and credible. So, there you have it!! Lockable trade show counters, pre show checklist and a post show recon is a solid plan to keep trade show thieves away from and uninterested in your booth. Hope for the best, but plan for the worst with these simple theft prevention tips.

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Interactive Displays That Will Actually Capture Attention

With so many companies offering similar products and services, captivating the attention of interested visitors is a big challenge. That’s where interactive displays come into play. Interactive trade show displays not only capture the attention of the audience but also focus on boosting engagement and providing a memorable brand experience.

Give a different touch to your exhibit and increase your ROI with these exhibit ideas:

Display Brand Focused Content – Let the visitors know who you are and what you specialize in. Keep it informative like a mission statement, however, at the same time make sure it’s meaningful. Slogans and quotes look catchy but they should make some sense to the visitors visiting your booth. Attendees should be drawn in by a promise of what you can give them. Once the visitor steps in your booth, make it easy for them to navigate, tell them briefly about your products and services and what makes you stand out among your competitors.

Create Engaging Product Demos – Attendees are always on the lookout of an exhibit that captures their attention and engages their senses. Your exhibit might lose its impact if it does not have any interactive displays, no matter if you have used stunning visuals or placed your products strategically. Create a real everlasting impact with product demonstrations so that visitors can actually try out your product right there. This product demonstration can also be termed as experience based marketing. And, it has proved to be a promising avenue for modern day marketers.

Touchscreen Displays – Include touchscreen displays in your booth to let the visitors have a more personalized experience. In the displays, you can feature catalogs, company videos and portfolios for providing more in-depth knowledge of your organization. Touchscreen displays can be used to conduct contests within your exhibit. A touchscreen kiosk will boost interactivity of your booth without creating trouble for employees.

Show Real Time Social Media Updates – Social media platforms are considered the best for building brand awareness and for interacting with your targeted audience in real time. Trade shows help in collecting and providing information as well as publicizing your brand. You can provide real time trade show updates or follows at a digital display. This will not only generate interest but will also keep the attendees focused on your booth. It might be possible that many people will start following your brand on social media if they found your products and services to be useful.

Interactive Digital Displays Tell An Enthralling Tale

When implemented correctly, digital displays tell the story of your brand that drives results and higher return on investment. With so many options available, let Los Angeles-based Abex Exhibits help you select the right trade show display for your next trade show. With 38 years of expertise, we design and provide interactive booths that will help your brand capture more leads on the exhibition floor.

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Benefits of Using Portable Displays For Your Booth

Trade shows form part of many businesses and industries. Whether its large or small or niche, trade shows are the perfect way to promote your products and services among the targeted audience and meet and share knowledge with the competitors. It is also the time to display your latest work, improvements and overall company progress.

When it comes to showcasing your products and services at an event, portable trade show displays offer a different element. The conveniences it might offer are just beyond expectations, but portable doesn’t mean you will have to compromise with the quality. Here are the benefits of portable trade show displays:

THEY ARE AFFORDABLE – Budget is a common constraint for small and medium-sized businesses. Portable displays help your company save a lot of money on installation and dismantle costs. Further, you will not have to face any hassles while transporting them. You can utilize this saved money in your budget for some other important functions.

THEY ARE VERSATILE – Don’t let the small size of portable displays fool you. These durable, flexible and cost effective portable displays cannot only convey your brand image but can also communicate your brand message with stellar graphic design effectively. They can be used at job fairs and executive seminars, conferences, corporate meetings and product launches.

THEY ARE REASONABLE – They are less expensive than custom exhibits. While a large custom trade show exhibit can cost anywhere from $25,000 to $50,000 depending on the basis of design and configuration, a portable trade show display will not burn a hole in your pocket. This shows that they are really cost-effective.

EASILY TRANSPORTABLE – The transportation costs are dependent on various factors. Amongst all, one of the most influential factors is the size of your exhibit. No matter if it’s a freight company or a courier service, the cost of transporting large structures is always high. Portable displays can be shipped at a comparatively low cost. You can eliminate the transportation cost by carrying it in your own vehicle.

IDEAL FOR SMALL BOOTH – If you know that there will be less number of employees on the booth – a large exhibit might look like a bit odd, so go for a small booth. Also, if space is large, it will become difficult for the employees to attend to all visitors. Portable displays can help end such issues. Their compact size is perfect for small booths.

Portable trade show displays are also typically a lot lighter than custom exhibits. They also offer you the flexibility to adapt your display from one show to another quickly and easily. Their installation saves a lot of time, thereby allowing you to focus on other important tasks that need to be completed prior to when the show begins.

At Abex Exhibits, we don’t just specialize in custom exhibits but we’re also leaders in providing portable trade show displays for just about any industry.

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How Trade Show Displays Can Be Used 365 Days a Year

Most businesses purchase or rent trade show displays in the city they’re going to be exhibiting in- Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Diego, Anaheim, Long Beach, Pasadena, San Francisco, or other convention cities nationwide. They then either return the rental hardware to the company they rented from or store it in the corner in a closet after the show. Do you know many components of your modern day trade show displays can be used for small events around the office or in your company’s lobby?

For example, if tension fabric displays are used instead of another modular exhibit system, the lightweight aluminum frame makes it easy to move from one place to another. In stretch fabric displays, certain configurations are constructed by connecting multiple panels. These panels can be separated and set up in various locations.

Following are the alternate uses of trade show displays:

PANELS AS CUBICLE SEPARATORS – Trade show display panels can be refurbished as cubicle separators on the office floor. With heights ranging from 6’ to 8’, they act as great visual barrier between two workspaces. The versatile office partitions create a flexible and modern workspace. These modular partitioning systems give an all-new look to your office and make it look great.

FABRIC DISPLAY AS EVENT SIGNAGE – Backlit or standard tension fabric displays can be used at the entrance of your office to attract the attention of new clients and employees..They can also be used at special events such as employee appreciation days, annual parties, etc.

LOBBY DISPLAYS – Your Lobby is the only space in the office to display and convey your message to visitors, customers and vendors. You can also use some sections of your trade show exhibit for product shelving or promotion in your lobby area.

AS MARKETING MATERIAL – You can reuse the trade show display materials for marketing outside your building, outside the different departments. You can also use them in other trade shows or outside fairs to let people know about your business or institute.

AS OFFICE DECORATION – The brightly colored printed graphics can also be used on the walls in the office to give the floor a different and unique appearance. This motivates employees and attracts new team members as well. If used in meeting areas, they create a great impression on clients.

Think outside the trade show and reuse your investment in trade show displays 365 days of the year to give an all new look to the office or for marketing purposes. For designing or customizing your exihibit for an upcoming trade show in Las Vegas, Los Angeles and other West Coast cities, or for more tips on how to make the best use of trade show displays, contact Abex Exhibits.