Over the past five years, I have shipped the same household goods from Mass to AZ and back to Mass. In between, was another household move within AZ, so I thought I had learned a bit about shipping and moving. Finally, I said, "Enough is enough." After many sortings and thoughtful consideration of thirty years of accumulated furniture and treasures, five thousand pounds got whittled down to a precious five hundred. Knowing first hand the expense and pitfalls of moving van companies and do-it-yourself with a UHaul truck, I gave UShip.com a try. One of my sons had recently used the site to find a cross country vehicle shipper and had great results.
Almost immediately after posting my household goods, WeShipAmerica placed a bid. The price was more than fair and communicating with them, getting the shipment lined up, was a breeze.
All was well until delivery day, which came and went. A week of confusion ensued, with phone calls, emails and faxes flying, along with a few nights of lost sleep. I want to make it clear, none of this was the fault of WeShipAmerica.
In the end, my shipment arrived safely and perhaps a reader will learn from my mistakes. The BOL is a MUST. My loader on the pick up end of the shipment did not give a copy to the driver as he was supposed to, which clearly marked full payment. The BOL did not have a house number on the address or a phone number to reach me, so the delivery could not be made. My computer could not download the BOL copy WeShipAmerica had emailed, so I was unaware of the address inadequacy. I should have asked WeShipAmerica to send a copy via snail mail to ensure that all the info was correct.
After faxing the address details and BOL to the local terminal, showing prepayment, receiving my shipment came to fruition. Part of the happy ending is that the driver had previously wanted to pick up a check at delivery for over $900. The driver was astounded it had only cost $500. I wasn't. Hey, I used USHIP.com!!!