Get Furniture Courier Quotes
We have thousands of furniture couriers on Shiply who compete against each other to win your furniture delivery job.
Shiply achieves furniture delivery rates usually up to 75% off standard prices because the site is used as a way for couriers to find work along their existing routes.
Say for example a courier is already taking several items from London to Manchester in their van, but after completing those deliveries they have to drive all the way back to London again empty of cargo.
In these scenarios, the courier is willing to offer heavily discounted prices to reduce this waste. So, whether you are moving a single item of furniture in the UK or multiple items to Europe or further afield, Shiply can assist.
It's simple. You just fill out one short form describing what you need to move and wait for the quotes to be emailed to you.
If you have any photos of the furniture, that can be really helpful to send to the removal companies. Requests with photos tend to get 34% cheaper quotes.
Once you have filled out the form and submitted your delivery request, you can just sit back, relax and let Shiply take care of the hard work for you. Certainly beats phoning around one company after the next only to get expensive quotes and no idea of quality. Furniture delivery companies will compete and quote on your delivery job in a reverse auction format, which helps drive down the price for you.
Assess The Furniture Delivery Companies
We recommend allowing 24 hours to get the very best furniture shipping quotes, but it’s not uncommon to get a great price within a few minutes. Most transport providers offer a national furniture delivery service. However, we do also have furniture transport companies who operate on a global scale.
In addition to low prices, Shiply operates a feedback system, much like eBay. So after every transaction, customers leave positive, negative or neutral feedback comments. Transport providers on Shiply are incentivised to perform a high standard of service in order to achieve positive feedback and future work.
This focus on low prices and top-quality service is why millions of people have used Shiply and continue to use it repeatedly. We’re rated 9.0/10 on Trustpilot.
So, once you have received several furniture courier prices, we recommend you assess these one by one. Pay attention to the transport providers feedback score and comments left by their previous customers.
Send the courier a few questions, including their availability to carry out your furniture shipment. Once you have agreed on dates and you are happy with the profile and feedback score you can click on accept quote to book your chosen transport provider.
Prepare Your Furniture for Transport
Now that you have booked your furniture collection and delivery service, the transporter will give you a courtesy call to let you know when they expect to be at the collection point.
Ahead of this, we recommend you do the following.
- Verify Packaging/Protection: Check with your transport provider if they will be supplying blankets, bubble wrap or similar to protect your furniture during transit. If they are not, we would advise you package and protect the furniture as best you can yourself ahead of collection.
- Check Insurance: Your furniture courier will have goods in transit insurance in the unlikely case your furniture is lost or damaged in transit. We also recommend you check your home insurance policy, as many of these policies do cover furniture when in transit.
- Evidence: We highly recommend you take photos of your furniture before collection. This documentation can be very helpful in proving damage was incurred during the furniture shipping process.
It is not necessary for you to be in all day for collection or delivery of your item. Unlike the behemoths of Royal Mail and Yodel etc, Shiply's furniture delivery services tend to be undertaken by smaller family firms who are more agile in this department. They will normally be able to give you a short time window for when you’d need to be in and give you a courtesy call when they are about to arrive.
The furniture delivery companies on Shiply range in specialisation enormously. There really is nothing they cannot handle. Because there are more than 100,000 transport providers on Shiply they have a huge range of vehicle types, from smaller vans right up to HGV’s and flatbed trucks. So, no matter what you’re moving, you’ll find someone to move your items on Shiply.
It is a requirement of every transport provider on Shiply to have adequate goods in transit insurance for the furniture removals they carry out. If you have a particularly valuable item, it is worth double checking with your chosen transport provider directly in case they need to purchase supplemental insurance on your behalf.
Check Furniture Condition & Leave Feedback
Once your delivery has been completed, we recommend you check over the condition before signing anything. In the unlikely case that there are signs of new damage, the issue should be raised with your delivery company immediately.
Shiply only works because of the community, who leave feedback after their delivery. So, whether your experience was positive or there was room for improvement, please do leave feedback for your transport provider on Shiply.
Millions of people use Shiply
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.
As Shiply's delivery companies are already making similar trips, quotes are up to 75% cheaper than standard rates.
Need assistance? Email or call us. We are here to help.
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 .
Do I Need To Dissasemble My Furniture?
Disassembling furniture can often help with reducing the size of the items that need to be moved, as well as reducing the risk of damage to the piece of furniture. However, there will be transport providers available to move any size of furniture, so don't worry if disassembly is not possible.
Will I Have Help Moving My Furniture?
Transport providers on Shiply are able to help with the moving of furniture out of or into a new home, but you should make sure they are informed of this requirement as they may need to plan for this.
How Shiply Works
How Shiply Works
Request quotes from our 338,474 rated transport providers.
Compare prices and read previous customer feedback to pick the right delivery quote for you.
Sit back and relax while your item is safely delivered by your chosen transport provider.
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How Shiply Helps The Environment
By utilising spare capacity of vehicles running on the road, Shiply helps reduce the number of otherwise wasteful journeys needed to transport the item.
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