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Shipping a Bed with uShip



Our beds are our comfort zones and when you need to ship your bed or mattress, you want reliable transport at the best price. That’s our specialty. We’ll help you find out how to ship a bed or mattress, help you get rates from professional bed and mattress movers, and provide some tips along the way. If you start losing sleep at night, don’t worry, just contact us and we will help you sleep soundly.

The uShip marketplace is great for finding bed and mattress shipping company that meets your needs within you budget. Create your shipment listing detailing your bed, mattress, and box spring as well as your pick up and delivery dates and locations. Then, carriers who specialize in moving beds will send you rates as they compete for your business. You can talk to the carriers directly and research their profiles. Select the shipping company that works best for you and get ready for your bed delivery.

Are you a business looking for a shipping solution for your online store? Skip to our business section.

How to Ship a Bed



With uShip, shipping a bed is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1 | Create Your Listing

Take into consideration your needs and timeframe. Measure your bed, start by measuring the mattress and estimating its weight. As your bathroom scale may not be able to accurately weigh a large mattress, check your mattress tag, owner’s manual or the manufacturer’s website for this information. Complete your listing with as much detail as possible.

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2 | Choose the Best Bed Shipping Company

When your bed shipment listing is complete, you will start receiving quotes from movers as they compete for your business. This ensures you get the best bed shipping rates. As the quotes come in, you can ask the movers questions and talk to them directly. Make sure they have the ability to keep your mattress safe through transport.

Each bed transport company also has their own carrier profile, where you can find their transportation history, safety records, and customer rated feedback. Many bed transport companies have photos of their equipment so you can see how they will ship your bed and protect your mattress. View previous transports they have completed and see the feedback detailing the experience their previous customers have had with them. Review their profiles and talk with the transporters to feel confident in choosing the best bed shipping company.

3 | Bed Shipping & Delivery

Once you have chosen your service provider, contact them directly with any questions, concerns or additional details you may have regarding your bed shipment. Share any additional contact information that will be helpful during the shipment. Coordinate pick up and delivery locations and times with your bed transporter. Have payment ready at the agreed upon time. Contact us if you have any issues with communicating directly with your carrier. We’re here to help before, during, and after your bed delivery.

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How Much Does it Cost to Ship a Bed?



The cost to ship a bed varies depending on the dimensions and weight of the bed and mattress and the distance of transport. The average cost to ship a bed is $0.70 per mile for longer transport and $2.50 per mile for shorter transport.

For a closer look at how much it may cost to ship your bed, take a look at our cost to ship page. There, you can view bed and mattress shipments completed through the uShip marketplace and get a better idea of how we work.

Preparing Your Bed for Transport



First step is to disassemble all the parts of your bed. Make sure to place all the hardware into a Ziploc bag, or store them in a safe, easily remembered place for easy reassembly. Use empty boxes or spare cardboard to create a full layer around any headboards, footboards, or bed runners. This will protect the delicate wood finish or paint during your move. Make sure to securely tape boxes together.

The second step towards mattress shipping is to bundle any supports or frames you have together. It is important to keep all parts of the bed together for easy reassembly later. Wrap frame with extra sheets or even newspaper and secure tightly with tape to prevent them from scratching other furniture.

The third step in moving a mattress is the heavy lifting of packing the mattress. An easy way to protect your mattress and box springs during moving is buying a mattress encasement at any mattress or bedding store. These come in vinyl or cotton and will zip up around your mattress or box springs to protect against stains and any snags or friction that could occur during your move. These encasements make moving even a king sized mattress easier and safer then moving without any protection.

Alternatively, when you ship a bed you can opt for a white glove moving company that will take care of everything from packing to delivery and even set up.

Online Furniture Business: In-Home Delivery



1 in 3 Americans are more likely to buy oversized items online today vs. five years ago. So, how do you keep up with the likes of Amazon and Wayfair? Safe, secure, in-home delivery provides the experience your customers have come to expect.

For furniture retailers of any size, uShip’s In-Home Delivery solution provides first-to-final mile delivery (as opposed to final-mile delivery) of large items at competitive prices. More than just competitive prices, uShip’s In-Home Delivery business shipping solution provides a suite of valuable benefits that elevate the buyer experience, from the critical purchase consideration point online to delivery into the room-of-choice.

uShip In-Home Delivery is a suite of logistics technology tools that reduce your shipping costs and increase your sales. We build instant shipping rates right into your checkout, give you access to a curated network of mobile-enabled, feedback-rated carriers, and offer managed services so you can focus on your business, not shipping. Find out how uShip can help your business:

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