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Getting Large Item Courier Quotes is Easy on Shiply

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Get Large Item Courier Quotes

Whatever you are moving, Shiply can help you find a cheap and reliable courier for large items, bulky furniture or big heavy goods. Delivery costs on Shiply are typically up to 75% lower than standard delivery rates.

Shiply has thousands of registered delivery companies waiting to send you quotes.  Our transport providers specialise in moving heavy, bulky and oversized goods across the UK.

All you need to do is fill out our large item courier request form. This lets us know what the item is and where it is going from and to. We don't require dimensions and weights, but if you do have them to hand this does help courier firms provide accurate quotes.

If you are shipping heavy items overseas to Europe or further afield, we also have thousands of transport companies who deliver large items daily across the world.

As with any service, it pays to shop around so you get a fair price and can assess the level of service you can expect to receive from a heavy item courier. When it comes to large item delivery, the same applies. That is where Shiply helps, just fill out one form and multiple quotes come to you via email. Some describe Shiply as a bit like a courier comparison website for heavy and bulky items.  

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Assess Large Item Courier Quotes Received

Once you have received several quotes from bulky item courier companies, you can review them based not only on price but also on their feedback score.  Every time a customer gets large items delivered with Shiply, they leave feedback on the transport company, be it positive, negative or neutral.  So, we recommend looking at this feedback score as well as the comments left by previous customers, so you get insight into the level of service you can expect to receive.

If your item is particularly fragile, we would recommend you message the transport provider before accepting their quote to see if they have dealt with similar loads in the past.  Also, if they carry blankets and bubble wrap to help protect the item in transit.

Agreeing on a timeframe for the courier collection and delivery of your heavy or bulky items is also important.  You can make use of the Shiply messaging system to agree on dates.  In some cases, you can even book a same-day collection and same-day delivery service.  This will not necessarily be more expensive either.  It all depends on whether a large item courier company is already on a trip passing you today.

Prepare Your Goods for Collection

Once you have decided which delivery company to use, accept their quote on Shiply and pay a small deposit online.  Your courier will be experienced in handling large items for delivery as well as heavy and bulky goods.  They will have moved many hundreds if not thousands of items like yours.  So, do not hesitate to ask them any questions, if you have any queries or concerns.

We do recommend asking your transport provider if they have blankets and bubble wrap etc. available to protect your items in transit.  Some will and some will not, so it does pay to ask.  If they do not, it may be worthwhile for you to invest in some bubble wrap and duct tape.  This will help protect your items as they will most likely be travelling with other customers items in the cargo area.

Taking photographs of your item before collection is a good idea, as this will provide evidence in the unlikely event that your goods are damaged during the large item delivery service process.

Your large item courier will have goods in transit insurance, in case of any loss or damage.  However, if you are arranging a courier for furniture or other household items, you can also check your home insurance policy as these often cover your items when they are being transported.

Your chosen large item courier company will give you a courtesy call when they are on their way to the collection point.  That way, you don't have to wait in all day for your courier to arrive.  When they do arrive, they will likely load the heavy or bulky item themselves.  However, if it is a one-man team and a particularly awkward or oversized item, they may need a little help.

Check Goods Condition & Leave Feedback

Once your goods have been delivered to their destination, it is important to inspect them for any damage before signing anything.  In the unlikely event of damage, we recommend you raise the issue immediately with the courier and insurance company.

Transport providers work hard every day on Shiply handling heavy, bulky and difficult items.  Please do help your transport provider by leaving feedback on Shiply after your delivery is complete.  

Feedback also helps future customers make sound decisions when picking a courier for their large item delivery.

Millions of people use Shiply

Fast and Easy

Fast and Easy

Complete one simple form and quotes come to you via email. Hassle-free, no phone calls required.



All delivery companies on Shiply are feedback rated for your peace of mind.

Great Prices

Great Prices

As Shiply's delivery companies are already making similar trips, quotes are up to 75% cheaper than standard rates.



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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 .

How Shiply works

How Shiply Works

How Shiply Works

  • 1

    Request quotes from our 439,673 rated transport providers.

  • 2

    Compare prices and read previous customer feedback to pick the right delivery quote for you.

  • 3

    Sit back and relax while your item is safely delivered by your chosen transport provider.

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