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Shipping Furniture with uShip

When you need to move furniture, 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 to Ship Furniture

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1 | Create Your Listing

First, you’ll want to consider the measurements and weight of your furniture. You may have to provide your best guess, but the more accurate, the better. Think about the time frame you can provide the furniture movers and be as detailed as possible. Let them know the level of care you prefer.

You have some options when it comes to services available for shipping furniture. For furniture that requires special care or assembly, you should consider hiring white glove movers. This is the highest level of furniture shipping service. White glove moving companies pick up, move, deliver, and assemble your furniture inside your home. Some furniture may already be in a crate and can be shipped via LTL (Less than Truckload) shipping.

2 | Choose the Best Furniture Shipping Services

After your shipment is listed on uShip, you’ll start getting quotes directly from carriers who specialize in furniture shipping as they compete for your business. You’re able to ask them questions directly and talk to them about your shipment, giving you a feel for the carrier.

Each transporter has a carrier profile with uShip that shows you their transport history, safety records and customer-rated feedback. While price matters, we strongly encourage you to review these profiles as the quotes come in. Most furniture shipping companies have photos of their trucks and shipments they’ve completed. They will also let you know what kind of cargo insurance they carry. You may want to purchase additional cargo insurance through uShip. Checking their profile and talking with them through your listing will help you feel confident you’re selecting the best furniture movers for the job.

3 | Furniture Transport & Delivery

Once you’ve selected your transporter, contact them for any additional details, questions or concerns you have about your shipment. Make sure they’re able to manage the level of care you need for your furniture shipment. Share contact information for any third parties involved and let us know if any issues come up. We’re here to help before, during and after your furniture delivery.

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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 nationally 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 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.

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.

Preparing Your Furniture for Shipment

Once you decide how you are going to ship your furniture, prepare the piece for transport and be ready to start moving large furniture around your home. You may need to start disassembling and packaging or wrapping pieces you are shipping. If you chose to book with white glove movers, then sit back and relax because they will take care of the preparations for you.

Furniture Shipping Tips:

  • Know your furniture shipping options
  • Know the measurements and weight of every piece of furniture you want to ship.
  • Know your transporter's furniture shipping history and customer reputation.
  • Know how your furniture is covered under your transporter's insurance.

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