Transporting Food with uShip in Australia
Transporting food can be tricky with legal restrictions and climate-control requirements. But rest assured, we’re here to help make the process as easy as possible. From creating a listing to finding the best quote, we’re here to help you every step of the way. To get started, simply create a listing that details what food you need transported and if there are any special requirements for its journey. Once that’s done, transporters will start contacting you with quotes. Easy as!
How to Transport Food
You can transport your delicious goods in three easy steps!
1 | Create Your Delivery Listing
The most important part of creating your listing is ensuring you provide as many details as possible. Don’t forget to consider your time frame, pick up and delivery locations, and what kind of services your goods require. Being as detailed as possible ensures that the transporters who contact you meet the necessary requirements for delivering your food, such as providing refrigerated freight or other methods of transport so your food doesn’t spoil in route.
2 | Choose the Best Food Transport Company
Once you’ve posted your listing, transporters will begin contacting you with quotes as they compete for your business. Each transporter will have a profile with their transportation history, customer feedback, and safety records to ensure you choose the best food transport company. Have a look at their transportation history to see if they have experience transporting items similar to yours. It’s also a good idea to check out their insurance coverage as a precaution, and make sure you ask questions. The best transport companies will be open to discussing their services with you and answering any questions you may have.
3 | Transport & Delivery
Once you’ve found the best transporter for your goods, you can organise pick up and delivery destinations. If there is a third party involved, make sure you provide that information to the transport company. Should you run into any issues along the way, don’t hesitate to contact us so we can help!
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How Much Does it Cost to Deliver Food?
The average cost for food shipping depends on the distance, timeframe, and what you’re shipping. It costs $2.24 per kilometre to transport food less than 100 kilometre, but costs $1.46 per kilometre to transport food less than 1000 kilometre.
Visit our cost to transport food and beverages page for an inside look at the uShip food shipping process. There, you'll be able to view food shipments completed on the uShip marketplace, so you can get a good idea of what your shipment may cost.