Shipping to a Pet Expo

Owners looking to spoil their pets or businesses that want to carry the newest and cutest merchandise need to look no further than a pet expo. However, shipping to a pet expo for a business to get its products in front of these parties has to be done in a particular manner.

Fortunately, with the right preparation and following of certain rules, shipping to a pet expo doesn’t have to become a harrowing experience. Depending on what you’re shipping, there are differences in the way to do things but it could be a breeze if you follow the following tips.

With years of experience and the right tools for the job, R+L Global Logistics can be the provider to your pet expo shipping needs. Read more about the R+L Global Logistics difference.

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Everything from leashes, crates, grooming supplies and more finds a home on the trade show floor in a variety of exhibit booths. Retailers of pet supplies must create engaging booths to display products in order to attract potential buyers. In this competitive market, exhibitors have to do a little more than circulate their booth number. It means packing an elaborate booth for shipment to expo venues around the country.

This is no small undertaking. The logistics of getting the booth and all the boxes of material to the expo venue in time can overwhelm the less experienced. It is why exhibitors rely on R+L Global Logistics to ensure shipping to a pet expo is handled right.

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Whether the event is the Global Pet Expo in Orlando, Florida or America’s Family Pet Expo at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, California, there is bound to be something for everyone. Depending on the show, some are open to the public while others are restricted to retailers or service providers such as veterinarians.

More still — like the Global Pet Expo presented by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) — are not open to the general public but allows nearly anyone associated with the pet industry.

The 2019 iteration of the Global Pet Expo saw over 7,000 pet product buyers and is one of the largest annual trade shows in the industry. It also boasted nearly 1,200 exhibitors with about 3,600 booths and more than 3,000 new products launched.

In 2018, the U.S. pet industry accounted for $72.5 billion and in 2019 the estimated year-end total is expected to rise to almost $75.4 billion. 

There is truly tons of money at stake and a huge show like the Global Pet Expo illustrates how imperative properly preparing truly is. It’s not the kind of job that can be handled by just anyone; with stellar customer service and a 99.5 percent on-time rate, R+L Global Logistics will get your pet expo exhibits, products and booths to the show quickly and with a smile.

Navigating a Pet Expo

Exhibitors may discover the trade show floor at a pet expo organized by category based on the animal, supplies or services. In addition, each product type may need special attention to detail for shipment and arrival at the venue.

The equipment needed to display aquatic pets may be fragile and require a white glove service to prevent any damage during transit. Likewise, the aquatic life such as fish, also have to ship to the pet expo venue. Fish tanks full of water and requiring controlled temperatures during transit is not average freight. Exhibitors search for the right transportation option to handle the task.

Moreover, the market for pet fashion and accessories drives a lot of traffic on the trade show floor as retailers strive to anticipate what owners will want for their pooches and kitties. It is all about the cute factor for pet owners. Once all the boxes and booths arrive, just about anything needed for a pet is in one venue.

Other specialty products like nutrition, supplements and veterinarian supplies may also require temperature-controlled shipping to a pet expo venue.


Shipping to SEMA with R+L Global Logistics

Shipping to a pet expo is no trouble for R+L Global Logistics. Our logistics experts can help exhibitors get trade show booths in place to connect with their target audiences.

R+L Global Logistics services include more than just delivering to the right venue and booth number. Our goal is to provide the best service options to fit your needs. We pride ourselves on great customer service not matched elsewhere in the industry.

R+L Global Logistics trade show services include:

  • LTL (less-than-truckload) and Truckload
  • Expedited ground and air freight
  • Warehousing (advance or show-to-show)
  • Customer service available 27 hours/ 7 days a week
  • Crate/Pack service
  • White glove service and debris removal

R+L Global Logistics is the best option for shipping to a pet expo. Here at R+L Global Logistics, customer service is key to helping our customers perform well on the trade show floor.

Give us a call at 866-415-8986 so we can begin the process of shipping your freight to pet expos throughout the year.

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