We didn't know the first thing about shipping antiques coast to coast. When we first found uShip on the internet we were a little leary. We've heard the horror stories of how shipments get lost, damaged, held hostage, or disappear forever. We liked the fact that you could find out about the companies history (although you can't contact them directly) before chosing who to use. We chose a great company in CT and the overall experience was fast and everything arrived in perfect condition. We would recommend uShip.