MATERIAL HANDLING SERVICES

 

Central Display is pleased to offer the following services to simplify your logistics challenges with getting your exhibit material to your event and shipping it to the next destination.

 

  • Material Handling Service - we offer both inbound and outbound handling of your exhibit material. Inbound material handling is offered in conjunction with our outbound material handling service. You must complete one or both of the material handling order forms according to your needs. Scroll down to read more about these services.
    • View a sample of the Inbound Material Handling order form. (Opens in new tab)
    • View a sample of the Outbound Material Handling order form. (Opens in new tab)

Inbound Material Handling

Inbound Material Handling is the receiving of your exhibit material at our warehouse, delivery right to your booth at the venue and handling of empty containers to and from storage. This is not to be confused with the freight cost to transport your exhibit material to and from the event.

Benefits of Advance Shipping to the Central Display Warehouse

  • Storage of materials for up to 21 days prior to your event.
  • Delivery of shipments to your booth.
  • Some convention centres and hotels do not have facilities for receiving or storing freight.
  • Saves valuable set-up time.

 

How to Ship in Advance to the Central Display Warehouse

  • Complete the Inbound Material Handling order form (see sample above).
  • Remove all old shipping labels and remove storage labels.
  • All shipments must have all pieces labeled with your company name, event name & booth number if possible
  • All shipments must have a bill of lading or delivery slip showing the number of pieces & weight.

 

Storing Empty Containers at the event

  • Properly labeled empty shipping containers will be picked up from your booth, stored and returned to your booth at the end of the show. Labels are available at the Central Display Service Desk. Depending on the size of the show, it can take from 30 minutes to 1 hour to return empty containers.

Please see the exhibitor package for your specific event on our home page to order this service.

 

Outbound Material Handling

Outbound Material Handling is the removal of display material from the show floor, transportation to the warehouse, and storage for up to 5 days. This is not to be confused with the freight cost to transport your exhibit material to and from the event.

Benefits of Outbound Material Handling/Storage through Central Display Warehouse

  • Most facilities and events require outbound freight be removed from show site immediately following the close of the event. If this policy is inconvenient for you and/or your carrier we are pleased to offer you the option of having your exhibit material returned to our warehouse to await pick-up from your carrier at a convenient time during regular business hours.

 

How to use Outbound Material Handling through Central Display

  • Complete the Outbound Material Handling order form (see sample above).
  • Remove all old shipping and storage labels.
  • Attach a shipping label to each piece. (These can be obtained at the Central Display Service Desk).
  • ALL SHIPMENTS MUST HAVE A BILL OF LADING OR FREIGHT CARRIER WAYBILL showing the number of pieces, weight, and type of merchandise.
  • Arrange pick up of display material with carrier of your choice 2 business days after the event.

 

EXHIBIT MATERIAL REMAINING ON SITE BEYOND THE DESIGNATED MOVE-OUT TIME WILL BE FORCED TO OUR WAREHOUSE AT THE RATE LISTED ON OUR OUTBOUND MATERIAL HANDLING FORM.

 

Please see the exhibitor package for your specific event on our home page to order this service.