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How To Ship A Large Box

Typically, boxes can be sent as parcels through standard mail services when they are under a certain size and weight. When you need to ship a large box, however, the options are less clear, and you will likely need to find your own shipping solution to send your large box, whether it needs to go across the state, across the country, or abroad.

Thankfully, Shiply is here to do the job for you. Shipping companies on our platform are ready to bid on your job, often for up to 75% less than usual rates, and it will only take you a few minutes to start collecting.

How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Large Box?

On average, large box shipping can cost you around $1.81 per mile for smaller journeys and $0.59 per mile for longer journeys.

These are just rough estimates though, and as well as distance, there are other factors that can affect the cost of your big box shipping. These are:

Large Box Size - You are probably sure that your box is big enough that conventional postal services aren’t an option, but just how big your box is can affect the cost of shipping it. Larger vehicles will likely charge more for deliveries, and if your box needs an extra large vehicle then this will cost you more.

Timings - If timing is of the essence for your large box shipment then you may end up paying a premium for this. Most drivers on our platform bid on jobs that are along routes they are already making, so if you can fit into their schedule, you will see quotes to move your large box reduce.

Locations Of Pickup And Delivery - As with timings, if your pick-up and delivery locations are very remote and out of the way, drivers are less likely to be able to fit your box into a journey they are already making, and so you may end up paying more.

Time Of Year - Ice, wind, and snow can shut off certain routes at some times of the year. In the highly unlikely case that this affects your journey, prices may increase as large box shipping companies may need to look at alternate, longer routes to complete your delivery.

How Can Shiply Help Find Large Box Shipping Services?

You know the factors that can affect the costs of shipping a large box, but now you need to actually locate someone to deliver your big box. Why waste time searching through phonebooks and internet pages when you can do it all on Shiply?

There are hundreds of large box shipping services on our website waiting to bid on your job. All you have to do is upload some basic information about your requirements such as box size and dimensions, desired timings, and the location of the pick-up and delivery points. Once submitted, you will typically start receiving quotes to move your big box within 30 minutes. Shiply provides the perfect space to receive, compare, and select a quote to move your box, with feedback, ratings, and a messaging system available to ensure you make the best choice for your job.

What’s more, using Shiply is a great way to save money on shipping a large box. This is because the majority of drivers on our platform are looking to fill spare space in their vehicles with items on journeys they are already making. This means that, on average, rates on Shiply can be up to 75% less. Plus, as an added bonus, by utilizing the spare space in vehicles already on the road, you are helping to reduce unnecessary CO2 emissions into the atmosphere.

Preparing For Your Large Box To Be Shipped

If you have received a few quotes, assessed your options, and booked a delivery company to ship your large box, then you need to prepare your big box for pick-up. We always recommend the following:

Photographing - Whatever the contents of your box, you want to ensure that in the highly unlikely event that damage occurs during transit, you are protected. By taking high-quality, time-stamped photographs of your items before they are picked up you ensure that you have solid proof of their condition, which can help ease your mind in case something does go wrong.

Packing - The likelihood is that if you are looking to ship a large box, you have already packed the items inside it. We just want to point out some basics that can protect your items in transit just to be safe, such as wrapping individual items in newspaper or bubble wrap and ensuring they cannot bump up against each other in the box, and tying the box down in a vehicle so that it cannot move around.

What To Do After Delivery

Once your large box has been shipped, we recommend opening it up and checking the contents for damage. You can use the photographs you took prior to pick-up for comparison if needed. 

Finally, we ask that you leave a rating and some feedback for your chosen large box shipping company so that Shiply users in the future can know what level of service 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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How Shiply Works

How Shiply Works

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    Request quotes from our 425,967 rated shipping companies.

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    Compare prices and read previous customer feedback to pick the right quote for you.

  • 3

    Sit back and relax while your item is safely moved by your chosen shipping company.

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