Trade shows are a great way to spread the word about your company. Whether you’re new at it or an old hand, you know that if competitors have a flat-screen tv and monitor at their disposal, you’d better have one too. Getting your flat screen and monitor to the site safely is a major issue. The shipping company will pick it up on-site. So that’s not a worry. But if it isn’t packed correctly, there are no guarantees it will get to the show in one piece. There’s more frustrating than opening the cardboard box the equipment came in (if you even saved it) and finding it broken or otherwise damaged. You need a shipping case that will withstand the rigors of shipping.
An Evolution in Screen Technology
The problem with shipping flat screens and monitors is not finding a case but finding one that doesn’t add to their original weight. Screens and monitors today have evolved along with most technologies. They’re lighter and easier to ship. Maybe you have older heavier cases than the ones we make now. If your flat screen and monitor have evolved into more lightweight versions of themselves, the cases you ship them in should as well. Today’s cases customized to your specs in lighter materials save businesses a fortune on shipping.
As for your monitor, while it’s preferable to ship them upright in the right case, they can be laid flat in the right case. Cases made to specs with plenty of shock-absorbing foam and internal cavity space are the answer. As with screen cases, smaller-sized cases have a giant impact on shipping costs and handling.
How Can I Figure Out What Case I Need?
- Know your exact dimensions: Accurately measure your screen’s length, width, and height. Choosing a case solely based on the diagonal measurement may result in a container that will not fit your screen and increase the chance of damage. This information is easily obtainable from the manufacturer or measure the screen yourself if it is in your possession. If dimensions are off, you may need a bunch of foam fillers to keep the items tight when shipping. If measurements are accurate, your screen or monitor should fit like a glove.
- Weigh the contents (including others that will go in it): Accurate weight is good for two reasons: it affects shipping costs and dictates the case you’ll need. Custom cases can be made in a heavier or lighter material, depending on how items will be shipped. Adding additional items to one case can save on shipping if the weight of items added puts the case within specific shipping cost guidelines. If you’re going to hand-carry items, you’ll want easily manageable cases and, for instance, equipped with casters.
- Where is the case going? Where the case needs to go has a bearing on materials and weights. Cases that need to go by air generally need to be stronger to withstand the rough handling of freight loaders. Cases going by FedEx or UPS can be less durable if you believe their ads.
- How is it getting there? By air, over-the-road freight, or hand-carried? No one takes care of equipment cases like their owners. If hand carry is feasible, it’s a good option. If not, the likelihood of the case getting banged around in transit is a significant consideration when designing or choosing a crate.
- How many screens and monitors are you shipping? Shipping more than one screen in the same case is possible if the case is built correctly. Again, shipping cost savings are usual (although weight can be a factor). Cases that hold more than one screen must be accurately measured and fabricated to specific specs. Do not buy a larger case thinking you can put two screens in it with some minor foam padding. It won’t work, and your screen will likely end up damaged.
Many Great Options
Cabbage Cases designs and manufactures custom shipping cases for as many uses as you have shipping needs—all from one convenient location. We also carry national brands: Pelican, Pelican-Storm, and SKB. Got a question about the flat-screen and monitor shipping cases? Our knowledgeable case experts will help you select the right case for your needs. To learn more about our different case options and to place an order, check out our website at cabbagecases.com. To learn more about our company and other products, send us a message or call (614) 486-2495. Top of Form
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