How To Ship A Bed Frame
Bed frames come in all shapes and sizes, but unfortunately, not all of these are very convenient sizes for moving them around! Even if disassembled, beds will generally be too large to send to your local post office. Whether you have sold a bed frame, bought one, or are moving house, to move it you will need to find a bed shipping service, and this is where Shiply can assist you.
Hundreds of transport providers use our platform and are ready to bid on your job, often at rates up to 75% less than usual. You just need to provide some basic information on our form and you can start collecting quotes to move your bed straight away.
How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Bed Frame?
Shipping a bed or bed frame can vary in price, but generally, it should cost around $0.70 per mile if the journey is a shorter one, going up to around $2.50 per mile for longer journeys.
Distance is obviously a contributing factor to the cost of your bed shipping, but there are some more you should be aware of:
Size - Whilst beds and bed frames can be disassembled, because of the size of the parts, they can still be quite big, and the size will affect the type of vehicle needed to transport your bed. For example, a queen-size bed frame will likely cost more to move than a baby’s cot.
Timings - If you need your bed or bed frame shipped by a certain time or date, then this will be factored into the costs by your bed shipper. Drivers on our platform will typically be trying to fit your item into their vehicle on a journey they are already making, and so if they need to make a separate trip just for your item, this will likely increase the price of your bed shipping quote.
Time Of Year - Whilst rare, bad weather conditions such as snow, ice, and wind can lead to certain roads and routes being shut off, causing the driver’s journey to be longer and the cost of the quote to be higher.
Locations Of Pickup And Delivery - Depending on where your pickup and delivery locations are, this can also increase the price to ship a bed frame. If either location is considerably out of the way or remote then this may end up costing a bit more as the driver will have to travel further.
How Can Shiply Help Find Bed Frame Shipping Companies?
To get started, you will need to provide us with some information about what it is you need to move. This will include the size of the bed, the desired timings for delivery and the pickup and delivery locations. Once you have filled out this information, you will start to receive quotes from bed shipping companies who want to carry out your delivery.
Our platform has a feedback and rating system built in that allows you to choose a bed frame delivery company based on their feedback score and previous reviews, giving you peace of mind that you have made the right choice. There is also a built-in messaging system allowing you to message any company that has quoted you with further questions or queries.
Transport providers on Shiply are usually attempting to fill empty space in their vehicles on trips that they are already making. This means that using our platform is great for the environment as it reduces the number of unnecessary delivery vehicles on the roads, but it is also great for your wallet as the drivers are able to offer rates up to 75% less than usual as they are going there anyway and have spare space.
Preparing Your Bed For Pickup
Once you have made your way through the quotes, reviewed feedback, and decided on the bed shipper for you, you can go ahead and accept the quote and pay the deposit. There are a few things we recommend doing before the item is picked up:
Check Condition - It is always best to check the condition of your bed before you send it off. This gives you a good idea of how it looked before the pickup, so you know what to expect on the other end.
Photographs - Following on from checking the condition, it is a great idea to also photograph your bed frame to document the condition. If an issue arises, these pictures will come in handy to prove the condition before pickup.
Disassemble - A bed or bed frame is much easier to send (and a lot safer from damage in transit) if it is disassembled. We always recommend doing this if possible as it also makes the space your bed frame will take up in a vehicle much smaller.
Packing - Wrapping your bed frame in bubble wrap or sheets will go a long way to protecting it from any accidental damage during transit.
What To Do After Delivery
Once your bed or bed frame has been shipped, we recommend the first thing you do is check over the condition (if you aren’t the receiver, ask them to send photos and compare them to yours). You should raise any issues you have with the bed shipper as soon as possible.
We also ask that you leave feedback and a review for your chosen bed shipping service so that 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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