United Kingdom Shipping Stories (Special Care Items)

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uShip help me to save money for my sons' Xmas holiday!!

I have quoted with dozens of movers to ship my upright piano from my parent's house at Nottingham to my new house at Hertfordshire. Price was so high that I once wanna give up. Thanks to uShip not only help me find a reliable (and fast) mover, it also help me to save up so much money that I could take my sons to Thomas Land to celebrate their Christmas holiday (plus birthdays because they both bor ...

Cheaper than doing it yourself!

Using uShip is a great way to get a competitive price for things that are difficult or too far away to manage yourself. Picking up the large aquarium and cabinet I bought in London would have cost me much more to have picked up than the price I paid to have it delivered to West Yorkshire. Will definately use this service again should the need arise.

Piano relocation

Transport Europe made a potentially difficult and expensive task hassle free and extremely good value. Excellent working with them.

Excellent service for ebay users

When I bought a piano on ebay, I wasn't sure how to get it delivered, but someone recommended uship, and I found it a quick and efficient way to get my purchase delivered. No problems at all. Would use again.

Shipping an 80kg 100 year old stained glass door!!

I came across uShip whilst searching the internet for a courier to collect my new front door. It was a 400 mile round trip and it was much too big to fit in my car. As it weighs 80kg it was too large for nearly all couriers so I thought I'd try uShip. The cheapest quote I had was from DHL at £179 so I was really pleased and I accepted a bid of £83. More than half price! I appreciated that ...

shipment of 32 inch television

Uship were excellent in everyway communication was superb highly recommended. Couriers were brilliant I managed to create problems and they resolved them for me with patience and care. Would use again without hesitation cant thank them enough

Mind at rest

We had been looking to move the pioano from my daughters house for some time but putting it off as we were worried about the cost and how would anyone get it into the house as we had altered the layout for entance and it was now tight. We need have had no worries as the price was great and the men came and had it in place with no problems.

Large framed glazed picture

Head was bursting trying to figure out which Couriers would do a collect/wrap/deliver a large-ish picture that I'd bought on line from an auctioneer's site. Simply too big for an average car for personal collection. I resorted to a phone directory looking for courier services.... The first two I tried (well known names) fobbed me off, picture's too big for us, you are not on our route etc.. uS ...

information provided does not get to the shipping company

Hi, Just to say that I completed the form with all the details of pick-up and delivery address. However, this information only reaches the shipping company partially as the subsequent web forms seem to have shorter fields. This is quite annoying as the courier has to ask for information already provided and I have to provide them twice! Otherwise, everything worked fine and this is a well-thou ...

Long distance piano move

Family piano moved from Yorkshire to Bristol with sentimental value. I found the UShip site one Friday (using Google) and by the following Tuesday the piano had been delivered - superb! I did put my job onto another site but the prices bid were over £100 more than i paid using UShip. The company took very good care of the piano, and it was still in tune when it arrived. I would definitely ...

Shipping a piece of furniture from England to Continental Europe

I can report that I had good experience in the use of uShip, as it allowed me to timely find a good service at a competitive price.

Piano move

Great service. Made the job look easy. Would definitely use again. Would not have found this great company with an affordable service if it weren't for uship.

piano move

Never used u ship before. Used google to ask who could ship a piano and uship was suggested. Put my info and requirements in and within 10 mins had three bids to do the work. Chose the favourite and had comms back from the shipper within 20 mins. Great experience and will recommend to others.

Piano for Eli

The U-ship service is brilliant! We could have wasted lots of time shopping around trying to find someone, somewhere to collect and deliver the piano but u-ship made it much easier knowing the couriers happy to do the job were bidding for the job. The piano had to travel quite a distance but the whole collection/transport and delivery was carried out very professionally and politely. We will de ...

Piano move

Excellent. They came excactly when they said and were most efficient and helpful. I would not hesitate to use again Edwin


I was shipping a piano from the north of scotland to england. I found UShip using a search engine and am delighted I did! Finding a courier was effortless as I just put the details in and watched the offers come in! selection was made on price and all my questions were answered promptly and within only days my piano is down here with me! I would definitley use UShip again.

piano move from Essex to Yorkshire

Didn't know how I was going to shift it, so drew in my breath and looked for a delivery - luckily found this site and a very good price indeed - if I'd hired a van and paid the petrol and hired a piano trolley it wouldn't have been any cheaper.

First time to use uShip

I never even knew it existed! Bought a sunbed on Ebay and needed to get it from Sheffield to Milton Keynes ASAP and uShip did the trick. I had it all organised within a few hours and at a much lower cost than I expected! Thanks uShip!What a great idea and very environmentally friendly too... if we can make use of traffic coming back from a journey empty it makes perfect sense!

Great Experience Shipping my Artwork!

I found myself in possession of a very interesting bit of gaming history - a diorama used to 'fake' 3d for a game created before computers had 3d acceleration. The problem - I had to figure out shipping myself, from across the Atlantic. I found that UPS had affordable shipping and a drop-off location close by where it needed to be picked up. I thought surely there had to be companies out there ...

2 x rocking horses, 2 pick up points all the way from down south to north of aberdeenshire

Excellent service, having been on uship for the 1st time i found it esy to use and very useful. My courier I ended up with I have to say was just perfect in every respect and I now have my 2 rocking horses.

Piano Delivery

This was by the far the easiest way to obtain competitive quotes without hours spent contacting companies. Will use again!

Pioneer PDP-LX5090

Terry kept me updated on status of my shipment, and delivered a very heavy TV in tip-top condition. Highly recommended!

Juwel Trigon 190 litre Fishtank and cabinet

I wanted to purchase a second hand aquarium from a person on Ebay but I was worried how I could fit such a heavy load item into my small car. I used the courier service to save me the hassle and worry of collecting and delivering myself and Uship came recommended by someone on Ebay. I do believe it saved me a good amount of money as it was about 30% cheaper than I had been quoted elsewhere. I woul ...

Rocking Horse Shipped

I have wanted to buy a rocking horse for my little girl for quite some time. We don't have a car, so that put me off getting one from ebay because I imagined it would be difficult to organise delivery. Finding out about uship was great because it made organising the delivery so easy. I got the bids in before I won the item and then it was easy to arrange delivery with one of the couriers once I ha ...

great experience moving our furniture

We had a very large grand piano shipped from Portugal to Swansea.I would like to stress that Pathfinder were honest about there little experience in moving pianos, but I had made provision for the piano to have professional assistance either end of the journey. My parents are very old and quite ill, and Pathfinder were very courteous towards them (it was my father's piano and furniture that was be ...

Shipping a huge fragile painting

Local couriers quoted £180 and £160 plus VAT for this job. I was reluctant to use one of the big national carriers as the painting was extreemly fragile and needed very careful handling. Thanks to uShip I was able to find a specialist art/antique carrier to do the job for £74 including VAT and insurance. The painting arrived at its destination safely within 24 hours of collection. I would use uShi ...

Two chairs

I had to two antique armchairs collected from two different cities in France. Delivered to London with no problems at all.


For many years I have wanted to transport my childhood piano to London. I was told about the uship website and posted a shipping request. Bids came in as soon as I'd finished writing the description. Once I'd accepted a bid, my beloved piano arrived the next morning! A fantastic website with some really decent, hard working guys.

piano transportation

Very friendly and helpful company who kept me well infomed about the progress of the collection/delivery of my piano. The piano was handled with care and delivered to the exact destination required. Great service

Piano move

Needed to move a piano to a friend's house. Posted the job on uship, received 3 bids all cheaper than prices quoted by known London movers, exchanged some Q and A with potential movers and accepted one bid based on price, past ratings and flexibiity of service. Piano was moved professionally and at a time conveneint to both myself and my friend. Great service!

pearls piano

I was given an upright piano by a friend but had no idea how to get it from their house to mine. I found Uship online and asked for bids. Pipistrells quote was very reasonable and prompt. They contacted me as soon as I'd accepted it and the piano was delivered two days later. I couldn't have asked for better service. Uship is pretty good, although when I paid my deposit with payPal it bounced ...

A great solution to a problem I thought impossible!

My mother recently left hospital in Cumbria following a stroke and moved to a Nursing home in Greater Manchester to be nearer me. The wheelchair she now needs was only delivered to the hospital after she had been discharged. One large courier firm went to collect it but refused the collection as the wheelchair was not boxed! I found this website via a search engine.The uShip website is easy to use ...

First rate service

Antique bed shipped from Essex to Inverness. Arrived well looked after with very friendly service. Definitely would recommend.


There was a slight mis understanding over the weight of the cargo. We were in constant communication and agreed 100% amicably that I actually needed a different type of transportation.


found the whole U ship process a lot easier than I expected! Absabs provided a great service - many thanks

No fees!

I tried uShip having had no success finding a courier who could deliver at the weekend through Shiply, a courier search website I had previously used. I managed to get a courier at very short notice (10pm on a Friday night before delivery on Saturday). The delivery service I received was very good and antique furniture arrived safe and on time, with good communication from the courier throughout ...

Piano Transport

advertised for a company to ship a piano from Oxford to Cambridge, having phoned various companies and been quoted prices ranging from £280 to £490 decided to give uship a go. Had a couple of quotes and chose the lowest at £140. Good service and careful removal of the piano. Communications was good and a propmt service whne we asked for it, very accomodating.

Such a good service!

I was searching for ages to find a courier I could trust and uship is excellent. I tried Shipley but didn't get any bids. Got much swifter responses with this site. Happy with all.

Heavy piano and tricky stairs!

To be honest, ours wasn't an attractive or easy job - shifting an old, large upright piano from the Godparents' house to ours up a narrow flight of stairs with a bend in the middle. A couple of companies actually backed out when they realised how tricky it was. Fortunately, the uShip site lets you know exactly what's going on with your bid, and I found it relatively easy to use. Fraser Jones ...

Smartsteve - Fender Rhodes Electric Piano Transit

I purchased a 240kg Fender Rhodes electric piano off eBay. Unfortunately as I didn't have a car or any suitable means of transport I was stuck for ideas until I remembered seeing uShip on a Google search. About an hour after purchasing the Rhodes I put an advert up asking for couriers to quote. The first bids kicked in after 30 minutes and continued to arrive for another couple of days. After ...

Moving a jukebox

This was my first experience of U ship I am very pleased. KS removals were excellent The Jukebox arrived on time an safely as stated. Great service and the guys from KS removals were helpful and genuine which is important when moving a thing like a jukebox. 100% from me Thanks Uship and KS removals I would use this service again. David

Delivery of antique bookcase

Purchase a huge expensive bookcase from eBay. This courier was the best value on uship however after this service I would not hesitate to use him or reccomend his service again. Brilliant friendly and reliable service

The heaviest fireplace ever

According to my Service Provider, who's transported a few, this (an Art Nouveau cast iron fireplace) was the heaviest he's ever carried. I am renovating a late Victorian property and needed it shipped from North Yorks to Cambridge. A fantastic transaction from start to finish and the fireplace will look wonderful when installed.

collection and delivery of a traditional silvercross pram

i needed a pram collecting from the north east and delivering to oxford, the uShip site came up in a general search! after various silly offers i recived one saving me over £150, i recived various messages about the item and as i was new to the whole thing was advised as to what i needed to do! my pram was collected and delivered in a very quick time scale and was well looked after on its journey. ...

Ebay piano

Bought a piano on Ebay at tea time on Sunday, booked job sunday night and got it delivered less than 24 hours after listing the shipment. Fantastic - got a piano shipped quicker than you can send a Christmas card.


My first bid and booking was a disaster. I was let down so many times by the driver. He never kept his promises of getting back to me. I spent day after day chasing him up after he garanteed me he would collect the item. He never returned my calls and when he did email he made one excuse after another.Finally i gave up with him and put in for more bids. Matthew mccormack offered his services and h ...

pick up and delivery of a harp

I had never heard of u ship before I needed a harp I had purchased delivered. I found it very easy to use and the bids came in within minutes . Clayton was excellent, the harp was protected and well secured in the van. A very positive experience which I would highly recommend.It saved me over £100 !

Glass West Room Panel /Shower Screen

I was a first time user of the uShip service having sold a large and heavy item on Ebay which couldn't be collected in person by the buyer. They wanted it delivered by courier and left me to organise this which I was happy to de in order to secure the sale. But where do you start? Having obtained a quote from my local courier who wanted £250 to deliver from Cambridge to Gosport, and the usual ...

A successful move of Mum's clavinova

My mother was no longer using her Clavinova and offered to give it to a family member who would use and appreciate it. That meant moving it from Oxford to Milton Keynes. We toyed with the idea of doing it ourselves. It would probably fit in my large estate car but carrying it down a narrow steep flight of stairs looked risky, so we decided to look for professionals to help. In searching for possib ...

Move of normal upright piano

The use of uShip (reverse auction) was a very positive experience, and certainly saved time and probably quite a bit of money as well. It seems to work to the advantage of both customer (less work gathering quotes and generally less cost) and supplier (finding and scheduling jobs more easily and effectively). I will certainly use it again if the need arises.

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