Does Gumtree Deliver?
Gumtree is a great place to buy and sell online. Whether you are shopping for a new sofa or selling your old bed, you can often find great items at great prices. The issue, however, is that Gumtree does not have a delivery service for the platform, meaning that any item too big for the conventional post will need collection and delivery to be organized by the buyer or seller.
Thankfully, Shiply can be used to find Gumtree courier companies to deliver your items, often at prices up to 75% less than standard rates, and it only takes a few clicks. No matter whether you need to move one box or an entire van-full, there will be multiple Gumtree delivery services on our platform ready to take on the job.
How Much Would A Gumtree Delivery Service Cost?
Unfortunately, it is very hard to give any estimate for a Gumtree delivery as the item/s could be any size or weight. What we can do is give an overview of the sorts of things that can affect the price of a Gumtree courier service:
Distance - The longer the distance is, the more you will likely pay for a Gumtree delivery. There is a caveat however in that the cost per mile for longer journeys is generally much less than for shorter trips, meaning whilst longer journeys are more expensive, they are not disproportionately so.
Size/Weight -The biggest factor that can affect the cost of getting your Gumtree item delivered is how big and heavy it is, as this will determine what vehicle is required to move it. The larger the vehicle, the more expensive it will be, and so generally size and weight are tied to price.
Timings - Should you need a quick delivery, either within a certain timeframe or at a specific time, this may also cost you more. This is because drivers on Shiply are typically trying to find items to fill spare space in their vehicles for routes they are already taking. If you can be flexible, you will find that prices get much cheaper to ship your Gumtree items.
Locations - Whilst this is generally not a problem, something to be aware of if you live somewhere especially remote is that there may be extra charges from the Gumtree delivery service due to the extra miles needed. However, this would be factored into the original price, not as an extra.
How Can Shiply Help Find Gumtree Courier Companies?
Shiply helps to simplify and streamline the process of finding a company to deliver your Gumtree goods. All you need to do is provide some very basic information about your requirements such as a description of the item/s that need moving, the pick-up location, the delivery location, and any extra details you think transport providers should know about (the item is fragile, for example). Once you provide this information, Gumtree delivery services can start to send you quotes to complete your job.
Our platform gives you one easy place where you can collect, compare, and book quotes to move your stuff. There is a feedback and rating system that allows you to see previous reviews and scores for the delivery service and select the one you like the most. You also have the ability to message each Gumtree courier individually should you have any specific questions for them.
Delivery drivers on our platform are often making a similar route already and are looking to fill up extra space in their vehicles. This means that prices on Shiply are typically up to 75% less than standard rates as many of their costs for the journey are already sunk. This is not only good for your wallet, however, as by using vehicles already on the roads you are helping to reduce the amount of unnecessary CO2 waste in to the atmosphere!
Preparing For Your Gumtree Items To Be Moved
If you are selling a Gumtree item and have chosen your courier service and booked them then there are a few things you should do before pick-up:
Documents - If the item you are selling requires any documentation such as proof of ownership or safety documents then you should ensure these are with the item to avoid any issues in transit or upon arrival.
Cleaning - Whilst not applicable in all cases, we do recommend that you clean the items being shipped as this helps to ascertain their condition prior to being picked up.
Photographs - Once you have cleaned your item, you should take some high-quality, time-stamped photos to ensure that you have proof of condition before pick-up. This is important to protect you in the unlikely event that damage does occur during transit.
Packing - You should ensure that whatever you are shipping with a Gumtree delivery service is safely wrapped and packed to avoid damage during transit. If you don’t have the materials, ask your chosen shipping company as they may be able to supply these.
What To Do After Delivery"
Upon delivery of your Gumtree item, you should check its condition and make sure that everything is exactly as expected. You can use photos of the listing (or photos of it prior to pick-up if in contact with the seller) to ascertain whether any damage happened during delivery.
Finally, we ask that you leave feedback for your Gumtree courier service so that future Shiply users can know what to expect from them."
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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?
Shiply Support is available from 9am - 6pm Monday to Friday on 020 3137 2454. You can also send an email to .
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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