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Appliance Shipping with uShip in Canada

Bulky, heavy, oversized appliances present challenges with transport and delivery. You need appliance movers within your moving budget, and uShip helps you the best one for the job. We offer tips on shipping appliances and help you find rates from feedback-rated carriers. If you have any questions about appliance shipping along the way, we're ready to help.

Within uShip's marketplace, you'll find the best appliance movers at rates that fit your budget. Create your listing Just create a shipment listing to detail your appliance shipping needs, including size, weight and timeframe. Carriers who specialize in shipping appliances will send you rates. You can talk to them directly and review their profiles before choosing your appliance movers.

How to Ship Larger Than Parcel Items

We make shipping household goods easy with just three steps!

1 | Create Your Shipment Listing

Before you create your appliance's shipment listing, you'll need know the dimensions of the appliance and account for any special requirements for the shipment. You'll need to specify pick up and delivery times and locations, as well as the make and model of the appliance. Accurate measurement on large or off-size appliances are important. This information helps the appliance movers know what to expect, and understand whether they'll have the right loading equipment and adequate truck space needed to move your appliance.

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2 | Choose the Best Appliance Shipping Company in Canada

Once you submit your shipment listing, you'll receive quotes from experienced appliance movers in Canada. While a low bid is tempting, you should do your research on each of the carriers who submit quotes. Ask them questions as the quotes come in, and talk to them directly about their services and experience.

Each appliance mover on uShip has their own carrier profile where you can review their transportation history, safety records, and customer-rated feedback. This is an opportunity to see if they have moved appliances like yours before and see what previous customers have said about their experience. Most profiles include photos of transporters' equipment as well, so you can see exactly what kind of equipment will be moving your appliance.


Once you choose an appliance mover, you'll need to contact them directly to discuss details, questions, concerns and shipment specifics like time and date. This is also the right time to give your transporter any relevant third party contact information. You must also work out payment agreements at this phase. Be sure to contact uShip if any part of the transaction doesn't go as agreed upon.

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The cost to ship an appliance depends on a few factors. The size and weight of your item, as well as the timeframe can affect the shipping rates. Distance and the current price of fuel should also be considered. On average, the cost to get an appliance delivered is $1.78 per km for shorter distance shipments and $0.49 per km for longer distance shipments.

The uShip cost-to-ship appliances page will give you a better idea of the cost to move your appliance. That page shows past shipments of similarly sized appliance shipments completed through the uShip marketplace.



Before you move your appliance, be sure to properly prepare it for transport. If you've decided to transport your item via freight services, check out our Ultimate Freight Guide for tips on preparing your item as freight.

Moving companies are better prepared for transporting appliances without any pre-packaging. They can blanket wrap your appliance and tie it down to avoid damage in transit. If you've purchase "White Glove" service, the moving company will wrap it in bubble wrap or foam and apply edge protectors if needed.

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