uShip allows you to receive quotes from independent moving companies all over Canada. Packing and moving companies submit competing quotes for your move, saving you time and money in the process. For a more up-close look at how the uShip marketplace works, visit our cost to move page. There you will be able to view past moving transactions as they happened and get more familiar with the whole process.
There are many different kinds of companies on uShip willing to take on your home move. uShip allows removal companies to outline their equipment, staff and capabilities on their profile, so you’ll know exactly what to expect from each service. The uShip system also allows you to ask questions and exchange specifics about your move before accepting any offers.
Before you schedule your move, communicate with your provider to understand exactly what is included with each quote. Professional packing services may or may not be included. You should also verify the company’s licensing, operating authority and insurance. Most importantly, check the mover’s feedback. uShip makes it easy for customers to see transporters’ past shipments and review the experiences of other customers in each mover's profile.
If white glove moving companies are out of your budget, you may be able to transport your household items and furniture as freight. If you choose this option, determine whether you will need to prepare or palletize them ahead of time.
Once you’ve decided to accept a moving company’s bid, you’ll want to pin down a contract that outlines the terms of payment and services that will be provided.
If you are packing your items prior to the moving company’s arrival, be sure to review our articles about packing a kitchen or other specific rooms and preparing special items for transport, including large appliances, furniture and glasses.