We needed to ship a 75lb crated picture that our fiends left here for us as a gift when they moved as it would not fit in their new home. fortunately they moved to a biger home and we decided that since it was a picture of great personal value to them that we would ship it back to them for display in their new home.
The Fedex/UPS guys would not take it as it was bugger than their allowed size limits and wanted us to use their freight divisions. The freight divisions wanted extra for a truck with a lift gate, residential pickup and delivery. This was the same with other companies such as Old Dominion, Estes, Roadways etc. When all was said and done their prices were at least double what we finally paid thru uship.com.
More importantly, none of these guys had a small enough truck that could come to our home to pick up the painting. Old Dominion tried but they just could not get their 18 wheeler into our small community to pick up the crate! We finally gave up and were wondering what to do when we turned to our old friend Google to see what options we had and uship.com showed up top of the list.
I registered on uship and spent a couple of hours browsing through the forums to make understand how the process worked. I put up my shipment details and in less than an hour or so, we got two bids and a question! I double checked the feedback on the bidders and went with the more highly rated one, Tina Mader and it was an excellent choice. Crate was picked up exactly on time and delivered 4-5 days earlier than promised. Shipper maintained email communications through out and was very prompt in answering any questions. They gave us driver's name and cell phone so we can keep in touch for pick up and delivery coordination. Driver was super professional, courteous and helpful. Amazingly good service. We highly recommend them.