Shipping Craigslist Items with uShip
Craigslist is a great resource for finding used items. Although you will be able to transport most items from Craigslist yourself, due to size or distance limitations, sometimes you will need to find a mover to help deliver your new purchase. uShip can help you figure out how to ship a Craigslist item, help you find the best transporters at the best rates, and give you some tips along the way. Don’t hesitate to give us a call if you steer off the path.
The uShip marketplace makes it easy to find high-quality transporters for your Craigslist find at low prices. Create your listing with all the details of your shipment. After your shipment listing is complete, carriers will give you quotes as they compete for your business. This ensures you get the best transport rates possible. You’re then able to talk to the transporters and review their carrier profiles so you know who you’re working with.
How to Ship a Craigslist Item
Just three easy steps and your Craigslist find is on its way to you!
1 | Create Your Listing
You’ll want to know your needs and your budget for the shipment. Consider your timeframe and find out as much as you can about the dimensions and weight of the Craigslist item you need shipped. Be as detailed as possible and provide a photo of the item so the transporters can see what they will be shipping.
2 | Choose the Best Transport Company
After your shipment listing is complete, you’ll start getting shipping rates from carriers as they compete for your business. This ensures you get the best transport rates for your Craigslist purchase. As the quotes come in, you can ask the transporters questions directly and talk to them about their services and your shipment. This should give you a feel for the transporter, but we also encourage you to review their carrier profiles.
Each transporter on uShip has their own profile with their transport history, safety records and customer rated feedback. They also include photos of their equipment so you can see what your Craigslist item will be transported in. Transporting boats and personal watercraft will require special equipment and pool table and piano moving will require expertise. In the same light, auto transport has its own requirements and restrictions. Review the shipping company’s previous shipments and see if they have moved an item like yours before. See what their previous customers have said about their shipping experience. With talking to the transporters and reviewing their profile, you can feel confident you’re choosing the best shipping compant to move your Craigslist item.
3 | Shipping & Delivery
Once you have selected your shipping company, call them directly with any additional details, concerns or questions you may have about shipping your Craigslist item. Coordinate with your carrier on pick up and delivery times and locations. Have payment ready at the agreed upon time and contact us if you have any trouble communicating with your shipping service.
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How Much Does it Cost to Ship a Craigslist Item?
uShip transporters are frequently looking items to fill extra space in their trucks, meaning they can pass the savings on to you. For a closer look at how the uShip shipping process works, visit our cost to ship page. You can view shipments completed through the uShip marketplace for a better idea of what shipping your Craigslist item may cost while getting a better idea of how we work.
Tips on Shipping a Craigslist Item
Depending on the distance of the move you will need to make different considerations for local and long-distance transportation. Keep in mind that Craigslist strongly advises against purchasing anything that you or someone you trust cannot inspect in person. For more information visit Craigslist’s guide to avoiding scammers.
Many items that you can’t transport yourself from Craigslist will require a specialty mover. Before you finalize your purchase ensure the seller understands that you will need to use a moving service and that they will allow you the time, space or assistance you need to properly prepare your item for transport. Most Craigslist sellers have regular jobs and it will be very important to be courteous and punctual when preparing or loading your purchase, so make sure your mover understands the situation.