Ship Large Household Goods and Appliances

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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 to Ship Larger Than Parcel Items

We make shipping household goods easy with just three steps!
 

1 | Create Your Shipment Listing

 
Consider your needs for the shipment as well as the dimensions of your large or bulky item. You’ll want to be ready with as much information about the item and the shipment as possible. Know the pickup and delivery locations and times that work best. If your item has a make and model, include that as well. Dimensions, especially for large items, are very important. This helps the transporters know what they’ll be loading onto their vehicle and if they have space and equipment needed to safely transport your household goods.
 

How to Ship Larger Than Parcel Items

We make shipping household goods easy with just three steps!
 

1 | Create Your Shipment Listing

 
Consider your needs for the shipment as well as the dimensions of your large or bulky item. You’ll want to be ready with as much information about the item and the shipment as possible. Know the pickup and delivery locations and times that work best. If your item has a make and model, include that as well. Dimensions, especially for large items, are very important. This helps the transporters know what they’ll be loading onto their vehicle and if they have space and equipment needed to safely transport your household goods.
 

2 | Choose the Best Shipping Company

 

After your shipment listing is complete, you’ll start getting quotes from carriers as they provide quotes to ship your large item. While a cheap rate is great, we encourage you to do some research on the carriers competing for your business. Ask them questions as the quotes come in, and talk to them directly about their services and experience. You can also review their carrier profiles.

 

Each large item transporter on uShip has their own carrier profile with their transportation history, safety records and customer rated feedback. Review their transportation history to see if they have moved a large item like yours before. See what their previous customers have said about their shipping experience. Most shipping companies will have photos of their equipment as well, so you know what your household goods will be shipped on.

2 | Choose the Best Shipping Company

 

After your shipment listing is complete, you’ll start getting quotes from carriers as they provide quotes to ship your large item. While a cheap rate is great, we encourage you to do some research on the carriers competing for your business. Ask them questions as the quotes come in, and talk to them directly about their services and experience. You can also review their carrier profiles.

 

Each large item transporter on uShip has their own carrier profile with their transportation history, safety records and customer rated feedback. Review their transportation history to see if they have moved a large item like yours before. See what their previous customers have said about their shipping experience. Most shipping companies will have photos of their equipment as well, so you know what your household goods will be shipped on.

3 | Large Item Shipping & Delivery

 

When you have selected a shipping company, contact them directly with any questions, concerns or additional details you may have regarding your shipment. Let your transporter know any third party contact information you may have. Coordinate with your transporter to manage pick up and delivery times, and have payment ready at the agreed upon time. Should you run into any issues contacting your service provider directly, let us know.

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3 | Large Item Shipping & Delivery

 

When you have selected a shipping company, contact them directly with any questions, concerns or additional details you may have regarding your shipment. Let your transporter know any third party contact information you may have. Coordinate with your transporter to manage pick up and delivery times, and have payment ready at the agreed upon time. Should you run into any issues contacting your service provider directly, let us know.

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How Much Does it Cost to Ship Oversized Items?

The cost to ship household goods is dependent on many things. The 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.

 

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Larger Than Parcel Shipping Tips:

 

Commonly Shipped Household Goods:

 

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.

 

ONLINE BUSINESS: IN-HOME DELIVERY

For online retailers of any size, uShip’s In-Home Delivery solution provides first-to-final mile delivery (as opposed to final-mile delivery) of large items at competitive prices.

 

uShip In-Home Delivery is a suite of logistics technology tools that reduce your shipping costs and increase your sales. We build instant shipping rates right into your checkout, give you access to a curated network of mobile-enabled, feedback-rated carriers, and offer managed services so you can focus on your business, not shipping. Find out how uShip can help your business:

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