Shipping Furniture with uShip
When you need to move furniture across the country or across town, uShip can help you find the best transporter for the job. Whether it’s a family heirloom or furniture you purchased online, we’ll help you figure out how to ship furniture, help you get shipping rates and help you with tips on preparing your furniture for transport. If you get a little lost, just give us a call and we’ll help you get back on the road.
uShip’s marketplace is perfect for finding a furniture delivery service that meets your needs and at a rate that fits your budget. Create a shipment listing for your furniture with as much detail as possible. Transporters will then give you rates for your shipment as they compete for your business, ensuring you get the best rates possible. You can talk to the transporters and review their profile as you select the best furniture shipping company for the job.
How Much Does it Cost to Ship Furniture?
The average price range to ship furniture locally is $75 to $250, while the average cost to ship furniture across the country ranges from $300 to $600. Naturally, larger shipments, white glove service, long distances, and other factors can increase the cost. Furniture movers sometimes combine several shipments which helps keep the shipping price low.
To get a better idea of how much your furniture shipment may cost, have a look at our cost to ship furniture page. There, you can view past furniture shipping transactions completed through uShip and get familiar with how we work.
How to Ship One Piece of Furniture
First, measure the dimensions of the item and take a few quick pictures, or ask the seller for these dimensions and photos if you’re buying furniture online. Then, decide if you or the seller want to pack it or let the pros handle it. From there, create your listing, get your rates, and select your transporter. Check out our help article on how to ship household goods for additional tips on your furniture shipment.
Furniture Shipping Options
You'll need to decide what method you'd like to use to ship your furniture. Furniture is typically shipped either as freight or by white glove movers. You may also want to consider options in regards to how far you're shipping your furniture. If you're moving furniture across town, you may want to use different services than if your shipping furtniture across the country.
While shipping your furniture as freight can save you money, you will also be responsible for packaging, loading, and unloading your furniture yourself. White glove movers offer door-to-door service and are responsible for packaging, loading, unloading, even assembling your furniture. White glove movers will handle everything for you from start to finish.