How To Ship Appliances
Shipping appliances, whether a fridge, freezer, dishwasher, or similar, can often be quite tricky due to the, being large, heavy items that cannot be disassembled. What’s more, we will often want to take them with us when we move as it is something we have spent a lot of money on. Regardless of whether you are moving, selling, or buying an appliance, Shiply can help.
On our platform, you can find hundreds of shipping companies, or more accurately they can find you! Shiply provides an easy place to receive and compare quotes for your appliance shipping needs, often at up to 75% less than standard rates.
How Much Does It Cost To Ship Appliances?
In general, for an appliance shipping service, you can expect to pay around $1.81 per mile for shorter trips and $0.59 per mile for longer journeys.
There are however a number of things that can affect the price of your appliance shipping aside from distance, namely:
Appliance Size - Most appliances are large and heavy, which is why you can’t use a standard post service to send them. However, there is still a difference between a small washing machine and a two-door fridge-freezer, and as such the size of the appliance you need to be moved may affect the pricing as it will determine what vehicle size is needed.
Timings - Should you need your appliance picked up or delivered by a certain time, this may cost you more. This is because a new vehicle will likely be needed to complete your appliance delivery, rather than fitting your appliance into an existing delivery route.
Locations Of Pickup And Delivery - If the locations of your pick-up and drop-off sites are remote (nowhere near any urban areas) then this may raise the price of your appliance delivery service
Time Of Year - Whilst unlikely, certain roads and routes can be blocked by ice, wind, and snow at certain times in the year. If this is the case for your delivery, a longer route may need to be taken for the appliance shipping which could cost more.
How Can Shiply Help Find Appliance Delivery Services?
So, now you know roughly how much appliance movers can cost, but how do you find one? This is where Shiply comes in. On our site there are hundreds of appliance movers ready to bid on your job, meaning you don’t need to go out and spend time manually searching for an appliance delivery service, you can have them all come to you.
All we need from you are some simple details about your job such as the pick-up and drop-off locations, what appliance/appliances need moving, and the desired dates. Once you create a listing, appliance shippers will start to send quotes to you for you to compare. Our system has a feedback and ratings score incorporated into it so you can get an idea of the level of service to expect, and you will also have the ability to message each appliance mover with any specific questions.
Not only does Shiply make it easy to compare and select quotes from appliance shipping services, but it is also up to 75% cheaper than usual delivery rates. This is because many drivers on our platform are ‘going there anyway’ and are looking to fill spare space in their vehicles. Further, by using Shiply you are helping reduce unnecessary CO2 waste by ensuring there are fewer delivery vehicles on the roads.
Preparing For Your Appliance To Be Shipped
If you have chosen an appliance delivery service and are happy to go ahead then you will need to prepare your appliance for pick-up. We suggest the following:
Documents - If the appliance is going overseas or being sold to someone else then you may need some documentation, whether that’s customs paperwork, electrical information, or user guides. We always recommend getting this in order before pick-up to avoid any last-minute issues.
Cleaning And Photographing - Cleaning and photographing your appliance before pick-up is a great way to ascertain what condition it is in and ensure you have proof of this in the unlikely event that any damages occur in transit.
Working Condition - In the same vein as checking the physical condition, you should ensure that your appliance is operating exactly as expected before your appliance delivery service arrives as this will make it easier to identify any issues on the other end.
Packing - Most appliances are not able to be disassembled, so you need to ensure that they are adequately packed so as to avoid damage in transit. You should try wrapping your appliance in bubble wrap or something similar, and you should ensure that it will not be able to move or fall during the journey. If you are unsure or unable to safely wrap and pack your appliance then make sure to ask your appliance mover if they are able to help on our platform’s messaging system.
What To Do After Delivery
If your appliance has been successfully delivered then the number one priority is to check over both its physical and operating condition - you can use the photographs you took prior to pick-up to compare against.
Finally, we also ask that you leave feedback and a review score for your chosen appliance shipper so that future Shiply users can know what to expect from them.
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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 only on email, at
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?
f 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 to 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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