Comparing Door to Door Delivery Services
A door-to-door delivery is a service where the courier driver will pick up your item at the pick-up address and then deliver it to the delivery address. Door-to-door deliveries can save you time and energy as you do not need to leave your house to have something delivered.
The thing is, we all have something that needs to be somewhere else and, more often than not, we either don't have the time or, more crucially, the appropriate vehicle for the job. Getting stuff from A to B can sometimes pose problems in terms of logistics and expense. Not only that but there is also the question of trust; after all, we are most likely to be depending on strangers to carry out a door-to-door delivery service on our behalf.
Most of us are familiar these days with online shopping and delivery facilities, but are hazier on the options available for private or bespoke delivery services when it comes to shifting stuff out of our own doors and through someone else's. More to the point, we may not even know that there is a way to go online and find the optimum package that suits our needs and our budget.
Whether it is to insure a car, select a cost-effective travel arrangement - by train, boat or plane, say - or secure an idyllic holiday location, most of us now make use of comparative websites to find the best deal going. Well, the same is true of transport services, too. It matters not if it is a 'man-with-a-van', an international shipping company or furniture removers with a fleet of Pantechnicons, there is a door-to-door delivery service going where you want it to go, when you want it to, and for the right price.
By going online to a transport marketplace it is possible to register details of an item or multiple items you need collected, where they are going from and their intended destination. In just the same way as it is feasible (and advisable) to select from a range of motor insurance companies to find the best price and package option, or airlines to book the most convenient travel times, conditions and costs, so too you can choose from a number of transport providers who have posted quotes online for your specific transportation requirement in a reverse auction format.
And anything can be collected and delivered anywhere! From a fridge to an entire family home - anything goes! Furthermore, in many cases it is possible to have your items added to a load that is already going precisely to where you want them delivered. If they are going there anyway, why not take full advantage and, in addition, benefit from potential discounts that could be worth up to 75%!
It's time to ditch the dilemma of door-to-door delivery! Like everything else today, the choice is yours. Take your pick of the trucks, trains, boats and even planes to take stuff away for you.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Does Shiply Cover My Area?
Yes! There are couriers using Shiply all over the country and abroad, so whether you need to move a sofa across town or send a car across Europe, we have got you covered.
Does Shiply Have Different Sized Vehicles?
There are thousands of couriers on Shiply, with a wide range of vehicle sizes capable of handling any delivery. Providing the rough dimensions (and pictures if possible) on your listing will allow the delivery company to get the right vehicle sent out to you.
Can I Call Shiply?
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Who Will Carry Out My Delivery?
Whoever you choose! There are thousands of rated transport providers on our platform ready to make a bid to carry out your delivery. It is up to you to decide which quote to accept.
When Will I Receive A Quote?
You will typically start to receive quotes within 30 minutes. If you are worried about the lack of quotes, try adding some more detail to your listing as transport providers may be unsure of dimensions or weight and feel unable to provide an accurate quote. If your delivery is urgent, you can try our 'featured delivery' feature which moves your listing to the top of the search page for couriers.
How Many Quotes Will I Receive?
Whilst there is no guarantee of quotes, 98% of our listings receive at least 3 quotes, so you are likely to find someone who can undertake the delivery of your items.
Does Shiply Provide Packing Materials?
If your item requires packing materials or extra care then you should make sure this is highlighted in your listing and discussed with any transport provider whose quote you are considering. Couriers on Shiply are able to provide all levels of service and can help pack your items, just ensure you inform them of your needs.
Will My Goods Be Tied Up Securely?
Transport providers will almost always tie up an item in the transport vehicle, as the risk of damage from moving around during transit is high. You should always confirm safety precautions and packing needs with transport providers before accepting a quote.
Can Items Be Taken Upstairs?
Yes, items can be taken upstairs if needed, and can also be assembled. Transport providers on Shiply are happy to provide these services, but you should ensure that you are mentioning these requirements in your listings as it may mean a second person is required for the move.
Can I Travel With My Goods?
The majority of transport providers on Shiply are only insured for the transportation of goods, however, some are also able to take people. If you need to travel with your goods, make sure to mention this in your listing and highlight this to any courier who quotes on your listing.
What If I Need To Cancel My Booking?
If you have accepted a quote and paid the deposit but wish to cancel the delivery, then you should first inform your chosen transport provider that you no longer require the delivery. You should then contact us at to have your deposit refunded.
Can I Change The Address Of The Delivery?
If you have not yet accepted a quote then you are able to change the address of your listing. Note that editing details of your listing after publishing will result in active quotes being voided, so you will have to wait for new quotes to come in. If you have already accepted a quote and need to change the address, please let your transport provider know and contact us at .
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