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February 21, 2022 News, Shipping Methods

Ground Logistics for Event Planning

Before planning a major event like trade shows or conferences, it is important to plan out all the details. You need to plan who is attending the event, what types of promotional products you will give away, and everything between. Another major detail you need to think about is how all the supplies, decorations, tables, and chairs will arrive at the event location. This is where ground logistics come into play. Ground logistics is the solution you need to create an event that everyone enjoys and benefits from. 

Event Planning Elements

Before determining the ground logistics business that you plan to use, you should have an overview of the event. Some topics you need to consider the details on before ordering shipments include:

  • Event location
  • Event date and time
  • The estimated amount of attendees
  • Goals and objectives of the event

How Long Does Ground Logistics Take?

Figuring out how long ground logistics takes makes planning the event set up run smoothly. Some venues only allow a few days to set up for events, so it is important that everything ships on time. If you need to, logistics companies can store the equipment and materials until it is time for setting up. It is best to contact the company you are working with to get the estimated time.

Why Ground Logistics Is the Solution For Your Business

Ground logistics is the perfect solution for your event because it offers flexible options to meet your timeline and budget. Timelines are important for key steps like manager approvals and event setup. The last thing you want for your event is something to ship late. This alleviates the stress from improvising or paying inflated prices for something last minute. 

Another benefit of using ground logistics is that shipments can come in different trucks to fit your specific needs. For example, if you have a large order of food or produce arriving for the event, you may want it to come in a refrigerated trailer. Other shipment options may be important to you. Choose from trucks such as lowboy options, flatbeds, or ones with special dimensions.

Some businesses prefer to buy or rent their items from different many companies. Instead, you can have large shipments come in bulk so you can plan your setup process more efficiently. 

Use AFP Global Logistics For Your Next Event

Although we are located in Maryland, AFP Global Logistics ships to businesses around the country. For over 30 years, AFP has been a premier logistics company. When it comes to timeliness and reliability, no job is too big or small for us to handle. 

If you don’t think ground logistics is right for you, here are a few of the many services we offer:

Contact us today to get your ground logistics for your event done right. Call us directly at (800) 274-1237 or email us for a quote.