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Need to Ship Furniture?

Do you need to ship one piece of furniture to another state? Maybe a few items cross country? It can seem like an overwhelming task to find the best furniture shipping experts who can meet all your needs. From pickup, delivery, special care and handling, and the best shipping rates, you can find yourself looking for multiple service providers, eating away at your time.

 

Buying and selling furniture online is becoming more and more common. Online furniture retailers and independent furniture makers are reaching customers across the country. People are finding the perfect piece being sold on online marketplaces, and shipping furniture has become a necessary service.

 

Shipping furniture long distances isn’t something you want to go into blindly. It’s important to know the basics First, discover what furniture shipping service is right for you and your piece. Some things to consider are dimensions, distance, and any additional protection the item may need during shipping.

 

How Can We Help You Ship Furniture?

Furniture Shipping 101
How to Ship Furniture
Cost to Ship Furniture
How Much to Ship Furniture

How to Ship Furniture

    1. 1. Measure and Weigh Your Furniture: You’ll want to get the dimensions of your furniture down. If it’s a loose piece, do your best to get the length, width, and height of the piece. If the furniture is in a box or crate, you should have exact measurements ready to go. This helps your carrier give you their best rate. While typical shipping services will carry up to 150 lbs. and 165 inches in length, with uShip, you’re able to ship any weight or dimensions. We have all types of carriers who are here to help you.

 

    1. 2. Take Photos: Taking before and after photos help you in the rare instance that your furniture gets damaged in transit. This is purely a safety precaution. You’ll want to get close up images of any pre-existing damage and be sure to get various angles of the item.

 

    1. 3. Package Your Furniture: Try to use thicker cardboard for reinforcement, a double box, or a crate when appropriate to protect big and bulky items like furniture. Use foam or bubble wrap to cover delicate areas. Get cushioning material to surround any piece in a box or crate, and to fill any empty areas for added safety. Apply a heavy package caution sticker if your shipment weighs more than 70 pounds.

 

    1. 4. Choose a Carrier: First, research various carriers that move furniture like yours. Check out their history, reviews, availability, and services. When you find carriers who meet your needs, get shipping cost information from them, then compare prices to find a carrier in your budget. uShip gives you all this information in one convenient place, saving you time and money as furniture shipping companies compete for your business.

 

    1. 5. Communication: Once you have chosen your furniture carrier, communication becomes the most important part of a successful shipment. Work with your carrier to find out the best times to meet for pickup and delivery. Be sure to open lines of communication so the carrier can reach you in case of any traffic delays or other issues they may run into.

 

Furniture Shipping Service Types

  • Shipping Furniture as LTL Freight: Affordable shipping, but risk damage and customer service. Many of the larger or chain retailers use LTL (Less-Than-Truckload) as their preferred method of shipping, as it is the cheapest furniture shipping option, especially for high volume shipping that requires less hands-on care. LTL freight is often transferred from truck to truck, increasing the risk of damages, and delivered on the customer’s curb, which can be inconvenient. If you’re shipping furniture overseas, freight may be the only option.
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  • Independent Furniture Shipping Carriers: Affordable shipping with fewer touchpoints than LTL freight. When you work with an independent carrier, it’s easier to avoid damage from truck transfers. Often, these carriers have additional space in their truck, or they have made a delivery, and don’t want to drive home with an empty truck. This means they are able to deliver your items at a lower cost, and you’re supporting a small business.
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  • White Glove Furniture Delivery: Best care and customer service, with minimal additional cost. White glove or in-home delivery providers are the most experienced in shipping furniture and offer the most hands-on, personalized services. If you’re shipping a family heirloom, antiques, artwork, glass pieces, or other fragile items, white glove shipping provides additional protection by blanket-wrapping your pieces. They ship furniture from first to final mile. When you work with an in-home delivery service, you benefit as the carriers bring the items into your home and place them exactly where you want them.

 

Depending on the furniture delivery service you opt to use, you may need to prepare the furniture for shipping yourself. This is most common when shipping furniture as LTL freight. If using in-home delivery or white glove delivery, you may want to know how to prepare for delivery and room-of-choice service.

 

You can get quotes from all of these services in one place when you use uShip to find your furniture shipping solution.

 

How Much Does it Cost to Ship Furniture?

Shipping furniture locally costs $75 to $250, while the average cost to ship furniture state to state, or across the country ranges from $300 to $600.

 

Naturally, larger pieces of furniture, white glove services, and other factors can increase the cost. Furniture movers sometimes combine several shipments which can lead to a cheaper rate.

 

To get a better idea of how much shipping furniture costs, have a look at our cost to ship furniture page. There, you can view past furniture deliveries completed through uShip and get information about shipping rates, and how we work.

 

You can also enter in your furniture transport needs below. Include the type of furniture, dimensions, and pickup and delivery locations to get a shipping estimate for your furniture.

 

How Much Does it Cost to Ship Furniture?

Shipping furniture locally costs $75 to $250, while the average cost to ship furniture state to state, or across the country ranges from $300 to $600.

 

Naturally, larger pieces of furniture, white glove services, and other factors can increase the cost. Furniture movers sometimes combine several shipments which can lead to a cheaper rate.

 

To get a better idea of how much shipping furniture costs, have a look at our cost to ship furniture page. There, you can view past furniture deliveries completed through uShip and get information about shipping rates, and how we work.

 

You can also enter in your furniture transport needs below. Include the type of furniture, dimensions, and pickup and delivery locations to get a shipping estimate for your furniture.

 

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What Kinds of Furniture Can Be Shipped?

A frequent concern when shipping home decor pieces, unique furniture, or any large or bulky item is: “Can I even ship this?” In short, yes! You can ship anything with uShip.

 

uShip helps you find a professional furniture shipping carrier that can help with all types of furniture.

 

Below is a list of frequently shipped furniture items based on rooms in a property:

 

  • Patio Furniture: Patio tables, umbrellas, chairs, lounge seats, glass top tables, porch swings.
  • Dining and Kitchen Furniture: Dining tables, bar stools, cabinets, dining chairs, kitchen islands, bar carts.
  • Living Room Furniture: Entertainment centers, coffee tables, couches, recliners, bookcases, chests, end tables.
  • Bedroom furniture: Mattresses, bed frames, side tables, mirrors, nightstands, wardrobes, antique sets.

 

How to Prepare Furniture for Shipping

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.

 

  • If you can safely disassemble furniture, do so.
  • Keep screws and small pieces in a plastic bag and tape the bag to the specific piece of furniture.
  • Drawers should be removed, if possible. Your best bet is to clean out the contents and pack the empty drawers. If you want to keep the drawer’s contents in place, just put the entire drawer inside a plastic trash bag. Tie the bag tightly and label it properly.
  • Know your transporter’s furniture shipping history and customer reputation.
  • Remove furniture legs, if possible. Wrap each leg individually in plain newsprint, then keep the legs with the piece in a properly labeled bag or box.
  • Protect furniture corners with bubble wrap and a cardboard corner cut from an extra box. Tape the corner to the piece with masking tape.
  • Use furniture pads to prevent scratches and rips.
  • Place any throw pillows or covers in plastic bags to keep them clean.

 

While these steps are common, they aren’t hard and fast rules. Check with your transporter with any questions about your specific furniture piece. You can also take a look at our guide on preparing your furniture for transport.

 

Ship Furniture State to State

Did you buy your new furniture online from another state? Do you need to get that couch to your brother across the country? No worries. uShip’s got your back on nationwide furniture shipments.

 

Create your shipment listing with the pick up and delivery locations. We can pick up anywhere from a home to a business to a warehouse and bring it to your door.

 

Many of our carriers are looking to fill their trucks on a lane they’re already traveling, so they can offer you their most discounted rates for shipping furniture across the country. Save time and money when you ship furniture cross country with uShip.

 

Ship Furniture State to State

Did you buy your new furniture online from another state? Do you need to get that couch to your brother across the country? No worries. uShip’s got your back on nationwide furniture shipments.

 

Create your shipment listing with the pick up and delivery locations. We can pick up anywhere from a home to a business to a warehouse and bring it to your door.

 

Many of our carriers are looking to fill their trucks on a lane they’re already traveling, so they can offer you their most discounted rates for shipping furniture across the country. Save time and money when you ship furniture cross country with uShip.

 

International Furniture Shipping

Shipping furniture overseas? This can be a little more technical and require some additional attention beforehand. Be sure to cover all your bases, including customs needs and packaging.

 

If your furniture is going into a sea freighter, it’s best to crate the piece. Once packaged for freight, uShip can help you get your item from door to sea to door.

 

Get your listing built with your needs and locations for pick up and destination. Carriers will give you quotes and you can talk to them directly, which we strongly suggest for international shipments, especially if this is your first international shipment.

 

A lot of furniture is manufactured overseas. If you have imports that arrive in an ocean container, keep in mind they have been packaged to withstand ocean transit considerations like roll and lift. They have not been packaged for ground transportation factors like vibration and increased handling. You’ll want to repackage any imported furniture that is traveling via ground transportation.

 

uShip Furniture Delivery Solutions

uShip is a shipping marketplace where all kinds of shipping service providers connect with consumers and small businesses in need of an affordable shipping solution. From LTL freight options to uShip’s In-Home Delivery solution, you can feel confident in finding what you need at a rate you like.

 

All you need is the measurements and weight of your piece or pieces of furniture, pickup and delivery locations and dates, and any additional requirements from you or your customer. Furniture shipping experts will then provide you competitive rates. Check out their previous shipments as well as feedback directly from previous furniture deliveries on their profiles. You choose who you want to work with. There’s no cost to get furniture shipping quotes and no obligations.

 

uShip Furniture Delivery Solutions

uShip is a shipping marketplace where all kinds of shipping service providers connect with consumers and small businesses in need of an affordable shipping solution. From LTL freight options to uShip’s In-Home Delivery solution, you can feel confident in finding what you need at a rate you like.

 

All you need is the measurements and weight of your piece or pieces of furniture, pickup and delivery locations and dates, and any additional requirements from you or your customer. Furniture shipping experts will then provide you competitive rates. Check out their previous shipments as well as feedback directly from previous furniture deliveries on their profiles. You choose who you want to work with. There’s no cost to get furniture shipping quotes and no obligations.

 

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