Packing and shipping for an event. It’s last minute. It’s time consuming. And let’s face it, it’s frustrating. However, it’s an important part of the planning process and if done well can make a world of difference at your event. Here are a few tips for packing (and shipping) for your next event:
- Do it early! There’s no need to wait until shipping day to get it all done. Print, stuff and prepare the items you’ll need onsite. Obviously, there will be things that need to be done at the last minute (attendee books, name badges, etc.) but pack up things like office supplies as soon as you can. This saves time.
- Pack Extra Supplies! It’s better to have 25 extra name badges and ribbons than to be 25 short. Be over-prepared.
- Inventory Your Boxes! Tracking numbers are great, but you should know what each box contains. Tracking shows that Box 1, 2, and 4 arrived, but what happened to 3? It’ll be hard to make a Plan B for the items in Box 3 if you’re not sure what those items are.