Would a man and van be suitable for you?For a more versatile service that can offer more than just delivery, a man and van could be more suitable for your transportation needs. The smaller, self-employed companies on Shiply can often offer a flexibility and variety of services that the larger vehicle provider can’t.
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Small removals: For those smaller or more informal moves that don’t need a large or specialist vehicle, a man and van could be a suitable size for your items to get from A to B.
Packing and unpacking: If you anticipate potential difficulties at either end of your delivery, you may prefer the peace of mind that comes with having an extra pair of hands (or more than one) for those heavy items and packing woes.
Furniture assembly: Man and van companies can also assist with furniture assembly if you’d like to save time or if you think you’ll struggle without an experienced eye.
Heavy lifting: Our transport companies are used to dealing with heavy loads. If you think you’ll struggle to lift something yourself or would rather not risk injury, let the professionals do it for you.
Operating specialist tools and equipment: Experienced professionals will have all sorts of tools and specialist equipment. If you’ve got something tricky that needs doing, a man and van could do that for you - just make sure that you communicate your requirements with them in advance of accepting a quote.
Choosing your providerLet them come to you: With a large number of man and van services around, the choice can be overwhelming and you would be forgiven for thinking it’ll be too time-consuming to approach them all individually. Putting a listing on Shiply will reduce unnecessary time looking for a provider and allow potentially thousands of companies to send a quote for your listing.
Communicate your requirements: Once you have received a range of quotes, it is important to get in touch with a few to outline the service(s)you’d like them to provide, the company’s experience with this, and the proximity of the provider to where you need them to be (shorter distances may reduce costs further). It is also highly recommended that you ask about their insurance cover. Although we check all of our providers before approving them on Shiply, you may still like to check this to help inform the decision-making process.
Accept the quote: Once you have chosen a company for your delivery, keep in touch with them in the lead up to the scheduled delivery date and time so both parties are clear on how the day is likely to unfold.
Preparing for your deliveryBe ready - Check that everything is securely packed and fragile goods are appropriately wrapped so they are protected for the duration of the journey. You may even want to take photographs of the condition of your items before packing them in case of needing to contact your insurance company in the unlikely event that damages occur. Man and van businesses should have goods in transit insurance covering up to a total value of £10,000 of items.
Keep in touch with your provider - Make sure you have communicated with the transport provider and have all the information you need to ensure a smooth-running delivery and minimise the stress on the day. Both you and the transport provider should know what to expect on arrival in case any specialist equipment is needed or extra time needs to be factored in for packing or assembly.
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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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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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