When shipping heavy, fragile, or extremely valuable items, wooden shipping crates are required. Cardboard boxes simply don’t have the strength or structural integrity to contain everything. There are several types of wooden shipping crates, including the custom wooden shipping crates we build to order based on customer needs.
Tradeshow Crates: Reusable Custom Wooden Shipping Crates
In Boston, many companies regularly travel to and exhibit at industry conventions and tradeshows. These exhibits require large displays, including signage, seating, product displays and more. Tradeshow exhibits must be delivered to specific locations at convention centers during a narrow delivery window – displays that arrive too early will generally not be accepted, and displays that arrive too late can’t be set up, which is a very expensive missed opportunity. After the show, the exhibitors are responsible for packing their display back into wooden shipping crates and having show services return it to the freight area to be returned to the company.
Tradeshow crates must be designed to make life as easy as possible for the exhibiting team. Thoughtful design prioritizes exhibit integrity, ease of access, rapid unpacking and packing, and the durability required to protect exhibits through an entire tradeshow/convention season which can last many months.
The ideal time to order custom wooden shipping crates for a tradeshow exhibit is two to three weeks in advance of needing them; allow for a longer time frame if you’ll need multiple tradeshow crates. To build the crates, we’ll need specific information regarding the display’s dimensions, any special considerations, whether or not the crates will be palletized and more. Any member of our team will be able to help you. Just give us a call, and we’ll help you get started!