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Obtain Furniture Shipping Estimates in Reading, Berkshire, UK

Shiply boasts a vast network of furniture transporters who vie against one another to secure your furniture shipment job in Reading, Berkshire, UK. Our platform routinely achieves furniture delivery prices up to 75% lower than industry norms, as transporters utilize it to discover work along their pre-existing routes.

To illustrate, if a transporter is already conveying several items from London to Manchester in their vehicle, but upon completing those deliveries, they must return to London empty-handed, they are inclined to provide substantially discounted rates to minimize this inefficiency. Thus, whether you are relocating a solitary piece of furniture within the UK or numerous items to Europe and beyond, Shiply can provide assistance.

The process is straightforward. You simply complete one brief form outlining your moving requirements and await the estimates to arrive via email. If you possess any photographs of the furniture, sharing them with the removal companies can be immensely beneficial. Requests accompanied by photos tend to receive quotes that are 34% more affordable.

Once you have completed the form and submitted your delivery request, you can simply unwind and allow Shiply to handle the arduous tasks on your behalf. This undoubtedly surpasses the alternative of contacting one company after another, only to receive costly estimates without any indication of quality.

Furniture delivery enterprises will vie and provide quotes for your delivery job in a reverse auction format, which contributes to driving down the price for you. Reading, Berkshire, UK is a favored location for individuals to transport furniture to and from due to its central position in the UK and exceptional transport connections.

Evaluate The Furniture Delivery Enterprises

We advise allowing 24 hours to obtain the most favorable furniture shipping estimates, but it's not unusual to receive an excellent price within mere minutes. The majority of transport providers offer a nationwide furniture delivery service. However, we also have furniture transport companies that operate on an international scale.

In addition to competitive prices, Shiply employs a feedback system akin to eBay. Following every transaction, customers leave positive, negative, or neutral feedback comments. Transport providers on Shiply are motivated to deliver a high standard of service to garner positive feedback and secure future work.

This emphasis on affordable prices and exceptional service is why millions of individuals have utilized Shiply and continue to use it repeatedly. We boast a 9.0/10 rating on Trustpilot.

Therefore, once you have received multiple furniture courier prices, we recommend assessing them individually. Pay close attention to the transport providers' feedback scores and comments left by their previous customers.

Pose a few questions to the courier, including their availability to execute your furniture shipment. Once you have agreed upon dates and are satisfied with the profile and feedback score, you can click on "accept quote" to book your selected transport provider.

Ready Your Furniture for Transport

Now that you have booked your furniture collection and delivery service, the transporter will provide you with a courtesy call to inform you of when they anticipate arriving at the collection point. In advance of this, we recommend the following:

  • Confirm Packaging/Protection: Inquire with your transport provider if they will be providing blankets, bubble wrap, or similar materials to safeguard your furniture during transit. If they are not, we advise you to package and protect the furniture to the best of your ability prior to collection.

  • Verify Insurance: Your furniture courier will possess goods in transit insurance in the unlikely event that your furniture is lost or damaged during transit. We also recommend reviewing your home insurance policy, as many of these policies cover furniture while in transit.

  • Documentation: We strongly advise taking photographs of your furniture before collection. This documentation can be invaluable in substantiating any damage incurred during the furniture shipping process.

It is not necessary for you to be present all day for the collection or delivery of your item. Unlike the behemoths of Royal Mail and Yodel, Shiply's furniture delivery services are typically undertaken by smaller, family-owned firms that are more flexible in this regard. They will usually be able to provide you with a brief time window for when you would need to be available and give you a courtesy call when they are about to arrive.

The furniture delivery companies on Shiply vary greatly in their areas of expertise. There is truly nothing they cannot handle. With over 100,000 transport providers on Shiply, they possess a vast array of vehicle types, ranging from smaller vans to HGVs and flatbed trucks. Regardless of what you're moving, you'll find someone on Shiply who can transport your items.

Every transport provider on Shiply is required to have adequate goods in transit insurance for the furniture removals they undertake. If you have a particularly valuable item, it is worth directly confirming with your chosen transport provider in case they need to acquire supplemental insurance on your behalf.

Inspect Furniture Condition & Provide Feedback

Upon completion of your delivery, we recommend inspecting the condition before signing anything. In the unlikely event that there are indications of new damage, the issue should be immediately raised with your delivery company.

Shiply thrives because of the community, who leave feedback after their delivery. Therefore, whether your experience was positive or there was room for improvement, please ensure to provide feedback for your transport provider on Shiply.

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Fast and Easy

Fast and Easy

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



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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 .

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

How Shiply Works

  • 1

    Request quotes from our 440,488 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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