LONDON, September 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- For antique dealers who trade online, ensuring safe and speedy antique delivery can be quite a challenge. Transporting large, fragile and often valuable Art and Antiques for home delivery requires experienced handling and therefore tends to be expensive.
uShip.com, the world's first and largest online transport marketplace, has addressed these concerns by partnering with Antiques.co.uk to provide affordable and reliable courier and antique shipping services.
How It Works
Antiques dealers and buyers simply post on uShip the item that needs shipping. Feedback-rated couriers that specialise in antiques delivery then place competing quotes to earn the business. Dealers and buyers then select the quote that works for them, saving an average of 50 per cent, as well as significant time and effort.
North Devon Dealer Saved over 50%
Many antique dealers have already discovered convenience and cost savings using uShip.com. Wendy Chiles of Appledore Antiques in North Devon recently sold a large painting online. Since the customer lived in Surrey, she needed to find a trustworthy carrier. Read other uShip success stories.
"Local couriers quoted 180 pounds Sterling and 160 pounds. I was reluctant to use a big national carrier as the painting was extremely fragile and needed careful handling. Thanks to uShip I found a specialist art/antique carrier to do the job for 74 pounds, including VAT and insurance. The painting arrived safely within 24 hours. I would use uShip again and have already recommended it to friends."
Time to Start Trading Online
And if you're a dealer who has been reluctant to trade online, now is a fantastic time to start! Antiques.co.uk offers an unbeatable value for buyers, both within the UK and internationally, seeking quality, affordable art and antiques.
uShip relieves the stress and high cost of moving hard-to-ship items, such as antiques, cars, furniture, pianos, boats, heavy equipment and more. As the first and largest online transport marketplace, uShip connects people and businesses with feedback-rated transporters who often fill extra space in their lorries and save customers about 50 percent. Since 2004, uShip has attracted 100 million pounds in business, one million listings and 170,000 service providers. uShip operates globally with localised sites in the UK, Germany, U.S., Canada, EU and Australia.