Close evaluation saves time, money, and sometimes your job
To evaluate the bottom-line price of an Absolute Exhibits sales order to another exhibit house sales order we always ask that you compare “apples to apples.” While this seems to be a simple request, we have a few pointers to make certain that you are making a complete comparison:
Absolute Exhibits does not estimate
Any sales order line containing the word Estimate from another exhibit house or show contractor is just that, an approximation – no matter what figure appears in the final column, those are estimated costs and will include a bill after your show.
Absolute Exhibits gives the full billable I&D pricing upfront
No post show billing. Most exhibit houses do not include a price for I&D. Whether they have their own company or in most cases use a 3rd party vendor these will be estimates typically based on the lowest priced straight time hourly fee multiplied by the number of estimated hours to install and dismantle a project. It is a rare instance that a project can be installed and dismantled completely on straight time.
Absolute Exhibits rental sales orders include:
- Designated project manager
- Complimentary design & revisions
- Conversion of design to engineered drawings
- Completion of show paperwork
- In-house graphic production of all printed graphics including dye sublimation hanging signs and walls
- All flooring & furnishings
- A/V equipment and installation
- Union labor I&D
- Labor supervision
- Round trip shipping
If you have extra charges that include additional travel expenses, post show labor, project management fees, or third-party vendor charges or any estimated fees remember to calculate those expenses against the AE sales order. The unknown can be your worst nightmare.