3rd December 2009
When you start shopping for a portable table system, there
are many things that you must consider. First, realize that a system involves
more than one table, in most cases, and for exhibitions, trade shows, and
seminars, more than one table is often needed. However, you can end up with a
system that you really don’t need if you aren’t careful. Here are the things
that you need to consider.
many tables do you need? A system can be comprised of numerous tables, but
because the cost goes up with each additional piece, you really need to
give careful thought and consideration to exactly how many tables your
system should include. However, you don’t want to be caught with a system
that doesn’t provide an adequate number of tables either. Put a great deal
of thought into this.
size should the tables be? A good portable table system will include
tables of various sizes. However, if one table is too big or too small to
ever be of any use to you, this is a waste of money. Typically, you can
pick and choose the tables that you want in your system. Make sure that
you get the appropriate sizes, and be sure that you also get a variety of
sizes so that no matter what the event calls for, you are prepared.
there be room for your entire system? Some venues will only allow for one
or two tables, and not for your entire system. Of course, because these
tables are easily stored, you can always opt to leave some of the tables
in storage. Storage is another issue if you are purchasing the tables or
leasing them for a long period of time. Although these tables typically
fold up, they will still require some measure of storage space.
is the cost of the system? A portable table system can be very expensive,
or very reasonably priced, depending on the tables that make up the
system, and the quality of the tables. Make sure that you keep your budget
in mind when putting a system together. Some businesses that choose not to
lease will purchase a piece at a time, as the budget allows.
you purchase or lease a system? If you need a complex system, comprised of
many different pieces, the cost may be beyond what your budget can afford
if you are purchasing. However, there is the option of leasing the system.
Often, you can opt to lease for long term or short term periods of time.
If you will be attending events often, purchasing is almost always better
if the budget allows for it.
closing, when you are selecting tables for your portable table system, make
sure that you don’t get talked into a system that far exceeds what you need, or
you could end up exceeding your budget as well. Also remember to consider a
lease, instead of a purchase, based on how often you will need this type of exhibition furniture.