1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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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