I have been making, selling, and shipping drums for about 12 years. This was the largest drum I have ever had to ship. The customer was willing to pay to have the drum shipped from Oregon to Hawaii, but the cost was almost as much as he payed for the drum. Customer service is a top priority for me so I started the search for a better way.
I checked all the usual shipping options. The box was too big for the post office. Even with my discount through Fedex, it was too much. UPS was .... wow.
I posted the package on UShip. I found the site through one of the many google searches I tried in order to find alternate shipping methods. I was a couple of hours away from just shipping it through Fedex when LDM International put in a bid for my box.
They answered all of my questions up front, provided me with an accurate quote and when it was all over the drum had arrived in Hawaii via UPS in excellent shape and before the expected due date. I am happy with their service. My customer is happy with my service. Perfect!
This was a wonderful experience and I am relieved to know I have a way to ship my oversize packages in the future. LDM International and UShip saved my customer over 50% in shipping costs, and I get a great review from a satisfied drummer. Thank you!