Shipping Fragile Items with uShip
At uShip, we know ensuring the safety of items like antiques, glassware and other delicate items during transport is of the utmost importance. We’ll help you with how to ship fragile items, help you get shipping rates from reliable transporters, and give you some advice as well. If you need assistance along the way, don’t hesitate to contact us.
With the uShip marketplace, finding the best shipper for fragile items at the best shipping rate is easy. Create a shipment listing describing your item and your needs for the transport. Then, transporters who specialize in shipping fragile items and antiques will provide rates for your review. You can talk to them about their experience and your needs. Accept the rate and shipper you want to work with, and get ready for your delivery.
How Much Does it Cost to Ship Fragile Items?
The cost to ship fragile items and antiques depends on the dimensions and weight of the item, the distance to be travelled, and any additional services needed to ensure safe transport. On average, the cost to ship special care items is $2.03 per mile under 100 miles and $0.39 per mile under 1000 miles.
Check out our cost to ship special care items page for a better idea of what it may cost to ship your item. There, you’ll see fragile shipments completed through the uShip marketplace, and get a better idea of how we work.
Special Care Shipping Tips
Improper packaging is the biggest cause of damages during transport. For packing artwork, constructing the box yourself is simple and the materials needed are easily found if you don’t already own them. Special made strong boxes are available, though costly. When shipping glassware and other delicate objects, proper wrapping and packaging techniques ensure safe delivery and a happy recipient. Check out our Fragile Shipping Guide for more insider tips on packaging your breakables.
If you are shipping antiques, choosing the right special care transporter is as important as how you prepare and package the piece. With furniture, it’s important to provide ample time for shipment preparations and the actual shipment, as well as thoroughly communicating the needs of your antique with your service provider.
When it comes to shipping a piano or moving a pool table, professional piano or pool table movers are a must because of the weight/size of the objects and their sensitivity to improper movements. You may want to consider a white glove moving service.