I called around trying to ship a small lot of furniture and got very little interest. The big movers were not interested or wanted to charge as if it was 1000 lbs for the lot, it was more like 300 lbs. Then I used Google to find UShip and listed my items. I got lots of repleys quickly and chose a shipper from among several choices. The overall experience was good, the furniture arrived in a reasonable time and the driver was helpful. Best of all I saved about $1000.