Inflatable shipping is an often-unsung part of running a party rental business. A lot of factors go into delivering inflatables to where they need to go. To help you decide, we’ve listed some common methods for shipping inflatables, as well as when to use them.
Terminal shipping is one of the most used methods for shipping inflatables. For this method, the shipping truck drops off its goods at a terminal for customers to pick up. Generally, this method offers the fastest shipping times as it is much quicker for trucks to unload their cargo at a facility prepared to handle them,
Residential shipping is another great option to consider. For this method, the shipping truck delivers the inflatables directly to the customer’s home by setting up an appointment with the customer. This is a great option for customers who want their inflatables dropped right at their door.
Finally, will call inflatable pickup at our warehouse offers a different alternative for receiving inflatables. Call ahead with our office and they’ll have your order ready to go when you arrive. If you are within range of our warehouse, you can eliminate the middleman and handle shipping yourself!
Active JEM Club members get access to all these options! All orders with commercial inflatables are eligible for free terminal shipping, and orders with 3+ units are eligible for an upgrade for free residential delivery. Upon joining, JEM Club members enjoy these benefits for a full year. As a result, members save hundreds of dollars in shipping fees in the process!
Each of these inflatable shipping methods has one goal in mind: getting your inflatables in your hands as soon as possible. Which shipping method do you find the most useful? Let us know in the comments!