1 Storage Tips for Your Trade Show Items
Once your trade show is over, you will need to keep your valuable display items safe until you’re ready to use them again. This may mean you have to take specific measures to keep the items intact. Here are some tips to keep in mind to help save your company time and money.
It may be best to keep your trade show booth or tables in a storage facility that is either close to the site where you hold most of your shows or near your office building. Be sure the storage space is temperature-controlled if you have items that could melt or change quality and shape if they are kept in environments that are too cold or hot. Extremely warm and stuffy storage rooms can also lead to mold and mildew growth, so be sure to ask the facility’s staff about ways to keep your professional pieces in their best condition.
If you have kiosks or counters that are small enough to store at your office site, you may feel better to have the trade show items on hand. This will increase the chances that your items are safe, and you can grab them quickly if you need them for marketing pictures or if you have to refer to specific information about your previous trade show. Of course, you’ll have to make sure that your trade show supplies are the right size for your office storage space so that the trade show signage won’t get crumpled or damaged before your next marketing event.
For signs, banners, and promotional items, special containers may be best. These will keep air from getting around these items and can keep the font on trade show signage in place and help prevent mold from forming on items that aren’t breathable.
Finally, you may want to make arrangements with the trade show facility where you exhibit your products the most when it comes to storage. This way, if you have to travel for trade shows, you won’t have to worry about shipping these items to the trade show location, which could save you a considerable amount of money. Some trade show convention centers offer warehouse space for even the largest trade show items. You’ll have enough space to store your more elaborate supplies, and you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing that the quality and color of your promotional pieces won’t be compromised.
It’s also a good idea to talk with the manufacturers of your trade show stands, counters, and signage to get information on the best storage methods. You’ll need to know if your trade show equipment requires special casing or has to be stored in an insulated space in order to maintain its integrity. The manufacturers will likely have helpful tips and suggestions that will keep your banners and stands looking like new for years to come, so you can protect your investment and continue making a great impression on customers.