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How to Ship a TV With uShip

Shipping a TV takes a transporter with care, reliability, and experience. It’s not just about how you ship a TV, it’s also about who moves it. Let uShip help you find the perfect company for the job. We will help you get rates from transporters who specialize in shipping televisions and give you some tips along the way. If you get lost along the way, let us know and we’ll get you back on the road to your TV delivery.

uShip’s online transportation marketplace offers a unique alternative that can save you time and money. It’s hands down the best and cheapest way to ship any type of TV. When you list your TV shipping needs on uShip, an extensive network of television and electronics moving companies place competitive shipping quotes to try to win your business. Talk to the transporters directly, review their carrier profiles, then choose the quote that fits your needs.

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How to Ship a TV

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Get your TV delivered in just three easy steps!

1 | Create Your Listing

Think about your needs for the shipment, including timeframe and locations for pick up and delivery. Be ready with pictures, weight, and dimensions of the television to be moved. Specify whether you will be packaging the TV or if you’d prefer the transporter blanket wrap or package your television. For the highest service level, you may want to look into white glove shipping as an option. Be as detailed as possible in your listing so the service providers know what you need.

2 | Choose the Best TV Shipping Company

Once your listing is created, you will start getting TV shipping rates from transporters. While a cheap shipping rate is great, you’ll want to do a little research to feel confident in your choice of transporter. As the quotes come in, talk to the shipping companies directly. Find out more about their services and their experience in shipping TV’s.

Every service provider in the uShip marketplace has their own carrier profile where you can find their transportation history with customer rated feedback, and safety records. When selecting a TV shipping company, it is important to check their feedback and references and read about their experience and expertise. Different types of TVs – from plasma to projection – must be handled differently. The television shipping company you choose should instill confidence that they will expertly handle your valuable electronics. Talking to the transporters and reviewing their profiles can help you feel confident you’re choosing the best television shipping company.

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3 | TV Shipping & Delivery

When you have chosen a transporter to ship your TV, contact them with any concerns, additional information, or questions you may have about your shipment. Let them know any details about the pick up and delivery locations that may be important. Coordinate with them on pick up and delivery days, and share any third party contact information that may be beneficial to a smooth shipment. If you run into any issues communicating directly with your transporter, contact us. We are here to help before, during, and after your TV delivery.

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How Much Does it Cost to Ship a TV?

The average price to ship a TV within North America is $2.57 per mile for shipments under 100 miles and $0.34 per mile for shipments under 1000 miles. This price is dependent on a lot of details, including: dimensions and weight of your TV, service type, distance, and timeframe. For a better idea of what your TV shipping could cost, check out our cost to ship household goods page. You’ll find television shipments completed through the uShip marketplace and get a better idea of how we work.

How to Package a TV for Shipping

A safe television shipment starts with proper packing. To package a TV for shipping you will need the following:

  • A Cardboard Box: You will need a box that is slightly larger than your TV.
  • Plastic Storage Bags: Cables, screws, and remotes should be stored in resealable plastic bags.
  • Bubble Wrap: Bubble Wrap will offer the most protection when shipping a television.
  • Packing Material or Peanuts: Any packaging material will do such as newspaper or even old clothes.
  • Packing Tape: Use clear packing tape to secure the box.
  • Marker: A black sharpie or any type of felt marker will work.
  • Zip Ties or Rubber Bands: Zip ties or rubber bands should be used to secure wrapped cables to avoid tangling.

Once you have gathered your supplies, follow these simple TV packing steps:

  • Build Your Box: If your box is new, you will need to assemble it with tape. If the box is used, you will want to replace the tape to ensure maximum protection.
  • Pack Cables and Accessories: Remove all cables and accessories from your TV. Roll all cables and use zip ties or rubber bands to secure them. Place the cables, remotes, and anything else that can easily be lost in resealable plastic bags. Use a marker to label the bag.
  • Remove Stand: If your TV has a stand, remove it and wrap it in bubble wrap. Secure the bubble wrap with tape.
  • Clean the TV Screen: Use a dry towel and gently remove any dust or any material that may cause scratching.
  • Pack TV: Completely wrap your television in bubble wrap and secure it with tape. Place your TV in the box along with the stand.
  • Fill With Packing Material: Use packing peanuts, newspaper, or old clothes to fill any gaps inside the box. This will keep the TV from moving while being transported. Lastly, place any packed plastic bags inside the box.
  • Tape the Box: Tape the box shut with packing tape. Make sure to use enough tape to create a tight bond.
  • Label the Box: Finally, label your box. You will want to write that the box contains a TV and is ‘fragile’. In addition, mark which side is the top.

Properly packing a TV for shipping can save a lot of money. However, things can still go wrong. It is always best to insure your TV before you ship it.

How to Insure Your TV Shipping

When you’re reviewing carrier profiles, be sure to check insurance coverage. Some TV shipping companies are prevented by their insurance providers from covering certain electronics. If the TV transporter you choose to work with is unable to insure your TV, you should check with your homeowners insurance policy or buy spot coverage for the trip. You can also purchase additional cargo insurance through uShip.

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For furniture 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. More than just competitive prices, uShip’s In-Home Delivery business shipping solution provides a suite of valuable benefits that elevate the buyer experience, from the critical purchase consideration point online to delivery into the room-of-choice.

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