1. 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.
2. 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 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
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As Shiply's delivery companies are already making similar trips, quotes are up to 75% cheaper than standard rates.
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