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An Alternative to Box Shipping



uShip offers a great alternative to DHL and UPS for safe and reliable box shipping within your budget. uShip will help you figure out how to ship your box, help you get cheap rates from reliable carriers, and provide some tips along the way. Should you need any assistance, don’t hesitate to contact us. We are here to help you get your box shipping delivered.

The uShip marketplace makes finding reliable service providers with the cheapest box shipping rates, easy. Create your listing detailing your shipment and your needs. Then, transporters who specialize in shipping boxes will send you rates as they compete for your business. You can talk to the carriers directly and ask them questions about their services. When you’re comfortable with a carrier, accept their quote and prepare your box for shipping.

How to Ship a Box on uShip



Shipping a box is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1 | Create Your Shipment Listing

First, think about your needs for shipping and your budget. Be prepared with the dimensions and weight of your box, and the dates and locations of pick up and delivery. Be as detailed as possible and know what kind of service your box shipment may require. Also, uShip doesn't have prohibitive parcel weight restrictions. However, if it’s holding something valuable, you may want to consider white glove service. This is our highest level of care, but does cost a bit more than standard box freight service.

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2 | Choose the Best Box Shipping Company

Once your boxes are listed in the uShip marketplace, you will start receiving quotes from independent owner-operators as well as brokers. The former offers personalized service while the latter can get you major discounts on box shipping via DHL and UPS because they themselves get volume discounts. Either way, you win! As the quotes come in, you are able to ask questions and talk directly to the carriers. We suggest asking them questions and getting a feel for their response time and how they plan on transporting your box.

Each transporter also has their own carrier profile on uShip. There, you can see their transport history, safety records, and customer rated feedback. Most carriers post photos of their equipment so you know how your box will be shipped. Check out their transportation history and see what kind of shipments they have completed Look at the feedback and experience their previous customers had with them. Reviewing their profiles and talking with the carriers will help you feel confident you are choosing the best box shipping service.

3 | Box Shipping & Delivery

When you have selected your box shipping company, contact them directly with any additional details, questions or concerns you may have regarding your shipment. Share any third party contact information with your transporter to make for a smooth shipping experience. Work with them to find the best locations for pick up and delivery. Usually door to door box delivery is possible, but some trucks may have trouble in certain residential areas. If you run into an issues contacting your transporter directly, let us know. We are here to help before, during and after your box shipment is complete.

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How Much Does Box Shipping Cost?



The cost to ship a box varies depending on the dimensions and weight of the box, as well as the distance from pick up to delivery. The average cost to ship a box is $1.50 per mile for longer transport and $2.35 per mile for shorter transport.

To get a better idea of what your box shipment may cost, take a look at our cost to ship page. There, you will find hundreds of shipments completed through the uShip marketplace. Find a shipment similar to yours for a good idea of what your shipment may cost and get a feel for how we work. They are able to offer discounted box shipping because they are filling extra cargo space and passing the savings along to you.

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