Trade Show Exhibit Storage Options and Considerations

A trade show exhibit plays a vital role in representing a business at events, but the question of exhibit storage often arises. Storing and maintaining owned exhibits can pose challenges and incur costs. In order to ensure that you have the most efficient storage arrangement for your trade show exhibit, it is important to consider the options available.

Traditional Storage Options

On-Site Storage

One option for trade show exhibit storage is utilizing on-site storage facilities within the company’s own premises or warehouses. This offers convenience and easy access to the exhibits, however there are several factors to keep in mind. 

On-site storage requires dedicated space that may already be limited, especially for businesses with smaller facilities. Allocating a significant area solely for exhibit storage might not be cost-effective, as it reduces available space for other essential operations. Additionally, maintaining and safeguarding exhibits in-house requires proper climate control (where applicable), security measures, and regular upkeep, which can add to the overall expenses.

Off-Site Storage

Another storage option is renting space from external storage facilities. Off-site storage provides several advantages. Firstly, it offers businesses access to flexible storage capacities, allowing for the storage of exhibits of various sizes and quantities. These facilities are designed specifically for secure storage, providing climate-controlled environments and advanced security systems to protect valuable assets. 

Off-site storage also relieves businesses of the burden of maintaining and managing exhibits, as the facilities typically handle routine maintenance and upkeep. However, it is important to consider factors such as the proximity of the storage facility to your business location as well as the convention center(s) you plan on exhibiting at. Additionally, businesses need to account for the costs associated with renting the storage space, as they may vary depending on location, facility amenities, and required storage space.

You can also ask your trade show exhibit company if they offer storage, or have any recommendations for off-site storage companies. ColorCraft is able to build, store, and ship your exhibit on your behalf.

Exploring both on-site and off-site storage options allows businesses to assess their specific storage needs, available resources, and budgetary considerations.

Avoid Storage Concerns With a Rental Exhibit

We have discussed the pros and cons of rental exhibits in the past, and storage is an important consideration. Exhibit rentals present a compelling alternative to owning and storing exhibits. Instead of purchasing, businesses can rent custom-designed trade show exhibits for each event.

Flexibility and Scalability

Rental exhibits offer the flexibility to adjust booth size and layout based on specific event requirements. They can be easily scaled up or down for businesses participating in various-sized trade shows.

Cost Efficiency

Rental exhibits reduce upfront investment, maintenance costs, and storage expenses. Renting also provides potential tax benefits compared to ownership.

Reduced Storage Hassles

By opting for a rental exhibit, businesses eliminate the need for long-term storage. This frees up valuable space in warehouses or offices, saving time and effort in transporting, storing, and maintaining exhibits between events.

Choosing the Right Rental Exhibit Provider

Quality and Customization

Select a reputable exhibit rental provider that offers high-quality, customizable solutions to align with your brand image and specific event goals. Check out some of our past rental exhibit work.

Services and Support

Look for rental providers that offer comprehensive services, including logistics, installation, and dismantle assistance. Additional services such as graphic design, storage during the event, and on-site support can enhance the rental experience. ColorCraft not only provides these services, but also maintains an extensive rental inventory, allowing us to produce rental exhibits with a truly custom look.

Trade show exhibit storage poses challenges for businesses, but there are several options to explore, including rental exhibits. Whether you are planning on storing your exhibit in your own facility, seeking a third party storage partner, or considering simply renting your next trade show exhibit, contact ColorCraft today to discuss the best option for your business.

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