03rd December 2009
Ordering Folding Chairs for Your Event
You have an event planned, and you know that you need folding chairs for that event. Before you begin the ordering process, there are many things that you need to know.
You have an
event planned, and you know that you need folding chairs for that event. Before
you begin the ordering process, there are many things that you need to know.
Use the information below to make the ordering process very quick and easy, so
that you have the chairs that you need, when you need them.
- Know how many chairs you need.
It doesn’t make sense to call the leasing company until you know how many
chairs that you need. Make a note to ask the salesperson if all of the
chairs are guaranteed to match as well. You would be surprised at what you
will end up with if you do not specify that all of the chairs should match
- Order the folding chairs early
enough. If the event will involve many different companies or displays,
such as a trade show, you will want and need to order your chairs as soon
as you know that you will be participating. Otherwise, the leasing
companies in that area may not have anything available for you.
- Double check the delivery and
set up plan. When you initially place your order, find out if the chairs
will be delivered, or if they must be picked up. If they will be picked
up, make arrangements for this, and clarify the date and time that they
will be picked up. If they will be delivered, find out if there is a
delivery charge, if they will be set up for you – and if there is an
additional charge for that, and also nail down a specific date and
delivery time. Call back two weeks before the event to confirm, and again
a few days before the delivery is supposed to take place.
- Know what your folding chairs
options are. Not all chairs are created equally, and you may be surprised
at the options available to you. Ask if the leasing company has a
brochure, or if you can visit their site online to see the available
options. Often, you can get really nice chairs that are far better looking
than the plain metal chairs that you usually get. In the case of metal
chairs, however, you typically have a choice for cushioned or plain seats
- Be prepared to make payment.
Normally, you will need to put down a deposit when you make the order. You
may even need to pay in full, depending on how the leasing company
operates. You can easily find this information out in advance, to ensure
that you will have the funds that will be necessary. Have your credit card
ready when you make the call.
The process of ordering folding chairs or any exhibition furniture is only
irritating or tedious if you are not fully prepared with the information
required when placing the order. You will also want to specify when you place
the order that you do not want any damaged or unbalanced chairs delivered –
that these chairs should be replaced with chairs that are in excellent shape.