Transporting Furniture with uShip
If you want to transport furniture anywhere in the country we have the solution for you. You may be moving or may have purchased a furniture item online we will advise you on how to transport the item, assist you with getting the best courier rates and also give you tips on how to make the furniture transport ready. Contact us and we will make sure you get the right advice.
On the UShip Marketplace, you are guaranteed of value for money when you are looking for a furniture transporter. Load a transportation listing with your transportation requirements giving as much information as possible. Transporters will then send you quotations based on your requirements. You get the best rates as they are competing to give you the most favourable quotation. As part of your selection process for a furniture transporter, you can talk to the transporters and look through their profiles to see the one that best meets your requirements.
Transportation costs for furniture
Furniture costs range from R 800 to R 1500 for local loads and between R 1700 to R 3500 for cross country furniture loads. This is looking at the mid-range. For white glove services, bigger loads, longer distances and other such extra additions, the price of transportation will be more. However sometimes transporters can combine loads therefore being able to give you a discounted price.
Look at the uShip cost to transport furniture page. You can get a better idea of the pricing for transporting your furniture load. This space allows you to look at past transactions done on uShip and familiarise yourself with how we work.
Transporting one piece of furniture
When you want to transport a single item, take measurements of the item along with a few pictures or alternatively ask the seller to take measurements of the item and pictures if you are purchasing the item online. Pack the item appropriately or ask the seller to so. If you do not feel comfortable with this, get a professional to pack it. Once this is all done, load your listing, wait for quotations to be sent through to you and after looking at other factors on the profile select the best transporter for your needs. There is a help article on how to transport household goods for extra tips on your furniture consignment.
Furniture Transportation Options
You can either have your furniture transported as freight which would be in loads or you can use white glove movers. The difference is that when you transport as freight, you are responsible for packing up the furniture, loading it and offloading it. White glove movers do everything for you from lacking to loading, offloading and assembling. You may also look at which option to take based on the distance the furniture will be transported to get to its destination.
Freight is a cheaper form of transporting goods but bear in mind that you will do all the work except the actual transporting of the furniture. Packing, loading and offloading will be your responsibility, however with white glove movers, everything will be done from you from the beginning to the end.