Ship Artwork "Easel-y"
When you’re shipping something as precious and fragile as art, you need to be absolutely sure you pick the right partner for the job. uShip’s network of white glove and special care transporters are experts in moving works of art and protecting your valuable items. The most common cause of damage when shipping art is improper packaging. The art shipping company you work with with will typically provide packaging services or give advice on how to do it yourself.
When you’re seeking an art shipping company, you should first take time to carefully measure, weigh and evaluate the art piece. When you’re ready to list your item, be sure to include photos and as much detail as possible to get accurate quotes. Once you start receiving quotes, be sure to review each transporter, and look for reviews from previous customers who’ve used them to transport their art. Don’t forget to evaluate the service provider’s insurance and any relevant licensing information. Depending on the insurance they provide, you may want to purchase additional cargo insurance through uShip.
How Much Does Art Shipping Cost?
The average cost for art shipping depends on the distance, dimensions, and special care. On average, it costs $1.77 per mile to transport art less than 100 miles, but costs $0.34 per mile to transport art less than 1000 miles.
Visit our cost to ship artwork page for an inside look at the uShip art shipping process. There, you'll see art shipments completed through the uShip marketplace and get a better feel for how we work. No matter what you're shipping, being familiar with the process is key to getting a great shipping experience.