Ship Larger Than Parcel Items with uShip
When you need to ship bulky, heavy, or oversized household goods, you want a reliable shipping company within your budget. uShip helps you find just that! We will help you figure out how to ship your large items, give you some tips on shipping, and help you get rates from safe carriers. If you have any questions along the way, feel free to contact us.
With uShip’s marketplace, it's easy to find the best shipping companies at rates that meet your budget. Create your listing that details your shipment and your needs. Then, carriers who specialize in shipping large household items will send you rates. You can talk to the carriers directly and review their profiles before choosing your shipping service provider.
How Much Does it Cost to Ship a Large Item?
The cost to ship household goods is dependent on many things. Size and weight of your item as well as the timeframe you are working within can take an effect on the shipping rates. Distance and price of diesel should also be considered. On average, the cost to ship a large item is $1.81 per mile for shorter distance shipments and $0.59 per mile for longer distance shipments.
For a better idea of what it may cost to ship your large item or household good, take a look at our cost to ship household items page. There, you’ll see large item shipments completed through the uShip marketplace and get a better idea of how we work.
Preparing your Household Items for Shipping
Before you ship your household item, you will need to prepare it properly for transport. If you've decided to ship your item via freight services check out our Ultimate Freight Guide for tips on properly preparing your freight shipment. If you're shipping valuables or fragile items, visit our fragile shipping guide for insider tips on How To Properly Package Your Fragile Items.
Moving companies are better prepared for transporting items without any pre-packaging. They can blanket wrap your item and tie it down to avoid damage in transit. If you've opted for "White Glove" service the moving company will take that a step further by wrapping it in bubble wrap or foam and applying edge protectors if needed.