I needed shipping for a family heirloom small roll-top desk but did not have the ability to get it to a conventional shipper (UPS, etc). Somehow, I needed to get the desk unscathed from Washington to Ohio without having to pick it up at a warehouse. I looked online for small-item shipment providers and found uShip - a bid-for-job shipping service. It was easy to use and I received a bid from a remarkable shipper - Just4U Services, Inc. - which picked up, wrapped and delivered the desk as promised for much less than a conventional shipper quoted me. (At least $300 less!) They were very good communicators during the whole experience, which eased my mind considerably. The packing and wrapping were very well done and the delivery was very considerate, making it convenient for me. The delivery crew was in contact with me as soon as they were close enough to give me an accurate delivery time. That made things very easy to accomodate.
The uShip site detailed what I needed to consider in my bid request, such as packing, insurance and special considerations for special items, so I felt sure I was asking for bids on exactly what I needed and would not be surprised by "extra" fees or troubles.
The uShip site was easy to use and offered reviews of the shippers that bid on my job. I felt quite safe accepting the bid from the company I reviewed and liked. The provider reviews are priceless!
uShip was a welcome surprise at a time when I was unsure I was going to be able to keep that special desk in the family if I could not get it home. I would use uShip again, for sure!