Do You Need A Man With A Van?
It’s easy to find a quote for a cheap and reliable man with a van using Shiply. Just make a listing on Shiply and man and van companies will send you quotes to your inbox.
A man and van service is perfect for delivering something from A to B, like a small home removal, or as a courier for delivering furniture, appliances or other large items moved that you cannot collect yourself.
Independent van drivers are usually much more flexible than large courier organisations and will handle a wide variety of loads. You can also specify in advance what level of service you require from your man and van. Many delivery drivers will be willing to offer you an extra pair of hands for heavy lifting or furniture assembly.
Man And Van Services
When comparing services you should always keep the following in mind.
Transit insurance: To transport goods all man and van companies should be covered by goods in transit insurance, this covers the drivers for any damage caused to their loads up to a value of £10,000 (sufficient for most deliveries).
Experience: Because it’s relatively easy to start a van delivery service firms can spring up overnight. Make sure that you ask what kind of experience they have moving single items and multiple items similar to yours. This isn’t such a concern with basic items, but for fragile goods it can pay to hire someone with expertise.
Locality: Hiring a firm from two towns away is only going to increase your costs, whereas finding a driver who’s already making a journey near your desired delivery can mean you save a huge amount on standard rates. That's why the typical man with a van london type services aren't always the best.
Level of service: Depending on what you’re moving you might need a few extra pairs of hands to help shifting your items, so it always pays to check ahead with the driver to see whether they’ll be able to help with loading and unloading.
Comparing Man And Van Quotes
When you need to hire a man with a van you’ve literally got thousands of choices and taking the time to compare the available options would no doubt be time-consuming. You could just go with the first available service; alternatively you could bring the companies’ quotes to you.
Shiply can help match your items to local van drivers already making a similar journey.
Simply list what you’re moving, where it’s going and when you need it transported then thousands of firms will be able to quote for your delivery; van operators with spare space in their vehicles could quote you less.
Compare the services based on their price and feedback that they have received from previous deliveries to find one that suits you.
All prices on Shiply are for the complete job, no hourly rates where you can get stung by traffic or drivers taking the long route.
Completing the delivery
When your goods arrive, check that they match the photos you took prior to the delivery (you did take photos didn’t you?) if they have been damaged make sure you consult with the driver immediately and submit your proof.
Once your items are unloaded and you’re satisfied with the service please do leave some feedback on Shiply for your chosen service – this will help us build the best database of reliable man and van companies.
Best of luck with your move!
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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 .
I Need More Than One Pair Of Hands, Is This Possible?
Yes! It is very possible to request extra help when making a listing, just ensure that you make this requirement explicit when making the listing so that you get accurate quotes for the service you require.
How Shiply Works
How Shiply Works
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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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