DIRECT SHIPPING TO DOCK ADDRESS
National Bridal Market Chicago™
(Your Company Name – as it will appear on your booth)
(Your Booth Number – 7th Floor)
c/o Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL 60654
*Please ensure that all packages are labeled according to the above instruction. If a store is shipping product samples to you, please make sure that they have your most recent booth numbers for shipping and tracking. Please tell them to put your name on the box.
Deliveries from both FedEx and UPS to the Mart (including priority shipments) tend to be random during high shipping periods prior to the show. FedEx and UPS deliveries received after Wednesday, September 12th will be delivered to your booth as they are received and signed for. However, since FedEx and UPS deliveries to theMart are inconsistent, please be advised that even priority shipments to your booth may be significantly delayed.
We urge you to take advantage of the priority FedEx/UPS Thursday shipping program to ensure delivery to your booth.
UPS/FED EX/SMALL PACKAGE SERVICES
All packages will be received through the loading dock. Please note that piece counts cannot be guaranteed for such shipments. Where possible, exhibitors may avoid delays and extra charges by having express deliveries shipped to their hotel. Any packages received outside of the designated shipping schedule will be billed at a rate of $55.00 per 100lbs. UPS and Fedex shipments can start being received as of September 12th. Whenever possible, all boxes should be palletized to help in both delivery and in inventory for the exhibitors.
FREIGHT DELIVERY HOURS
Wednesday, September 12 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday, September 13 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday, September 14 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
FREIGHT MOVE-OUT HOURS
Monday, September 17 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
(Personally Owned Vehicles "POV's" Only). This is for exhibitors moving out merchandise in their own car, van or small rental truck and Airways Freights, and Fedex Shipments)
Tuesday, September 18 8:00 am – 12:00 pm (Freight Load Out)
*ALL CARRIERS SHOULD BE CHECKED IN BY 10:00AM ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH
You may ship your materials from the show via any carrier. You are required only to contact your carrier, pack your materials, and file a Bill of Lading with the freight desk. Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. assumes no responsibility for shipments until they are collected from the exhibitor’s booth. It is the exhibitor’s responsibility to ensure that all shipping paperwork is completed in full and attached to the proper boxes. Any boxes not picked up by *outside carriers, during the posted load out time, will be given to UPS Freight and the exhibitor will have to pay for the service. Unlabeled boxes will be discarded and theMART will not be responsible for their contents or value.
*Any pick up issues with an outside carrier should be immediately reported to Walter Young at email@example.com 312.527.7988
UPS Freight is the preferred shipper of the National Bridal Market Chicago™. However, each exhibitor is free to choose their own means of shipping.
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING - CLEARING CUSTOMS
R.E. Rogers is the official customs broker and international freight forwarder for NATIONAL BRIDAL MARKET™ CHICAGO. For information please contact Sherry Pelc at (702) 272-1596 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
theMART receives freight directly at the trade show facility and will operate all drayage services and costs.
However, pursuant to all applicable laws, theMART is not the importer or the appointed agent of any exhibitor or tenant of a trade show. Therefore, theMART will not provide its federal tax identification number to act as the importer of record for US customs clearance of any international shipments for exhibitors/tenants of the trade shows it manages. If you require an EIN number of a consignee we need to review your custom broker shipment paperwork for approval. theMART assumes no responsibility or liability for shipping fees.
Each tenant or exhibitor must work directly with a customs broker to clear trade show shipments in the broker’s name or in the exhibitor’s name through a customs power of attorney form. A BOL will be needed for R.E Rogers shipments; they will advise on filling out the form.
HELPFUL HINTS FOR SHIPPING
Every shipment that leaves the building (not including POV's or hand carry items) needs a BOL. 1 shipment can be 1 box or 100 boxes, as long as the items are going to the same location its considered (1) shipment. Within the BOL, the exhibitors will have to do a piece count. Please note, theMART BOL will be separate from the BOL that the exhibitors chosen shipping company will produce for them. For theMART’s purposes, we only require theMART'S BOL to be filled out.
Keep records of all tracking and shipping numbers to confirm that all packages have been delivered.
Utilize the advance shipping days.
Make sure your shipper is aware of the freight delivery and pick-up schedule.
When preparing to ship for the National Bridal Market Chicago, be conscious of the freight size limitations. Freight cannot exceed
5' wide x 10' long x 5'8" high or weigh over 1,000 lbs.
Any freight that exceeds these measurements and theMART does not feel safe to turn on its side will be charged a handling fee of $55 per item, per trip in and out.
theMART is not responsible for damage or loss to product during turning.
Any items too large to move will be held at the loading dock for unpacking. An hourly surcharge will be applied to break down and delivery and your booth set-up will be delayed.
Remember to include your Company Name (as it appears on your booth) & Booth # on all shipments to the Merchandise Mart.
Consolidate all freight—booth, merchandise, literature, etc.—into one shipment.
Create a detailed inventory sheet of every item you are shipping or bringing to the show. Be able to provide the number of units, item descriptions (i.e. cartons, cases, crates, and/or individual items), and weight for all shipments being delivered to the Show. All shipments should include piece count to ensure proper tracking, manifesting, and delivery of freight.
Insure your merchandise against theft, damage, and loss from the time it leaves your facility until it returns.
A handling charge of $55.00 per 100lbs is applied to shipments that arrive outside the designated shipping schedules OR to shipments that exceed the freight size limitations or arrive loose and un-crated.
DIRECTIONS TO THE MERCHANDISE MART LOADING DOCK
Directions to The Merchandise Mart Loading Dock (Common Carrier/Large Trucks):
From I-90/94, exit on Ohio Street. At the first light, turn right onto Orleans. Proceed for 3 blocks and turn right onto Hubbard. Proceed for 1 block and turn left onto Kingsbury. Continue for 1 block and turn left onto Kinzie. Continue on Kinzie for 1 block until you reach a stop sign. Turn right into the dock.
Directions to The Merchandise Mart Loading Dock (Cars and Small Trucks)
rom I-90/94, exit on Ohio Street. At second light, turn right onto Franklin. Continue four blocks south on Franklin to Kinzie. Turn right onto Kinzie. At the first stop sign, turn left into the dock.