How To Ship A Mattress
One of the first questions you may ask is, how do I ship a mattress? Mattresses are far too big to be sent in the standard post, meaning that if you need to get yours moved, you will need to look for a mattress shipping company or transport provider with a vehicle large enough to fit your mattress in. This is where Shiply can help.
There are hundreds of shipping companies on our platform, ready to offer their mattress shipping services to you, often at rates up to 75% cheaper than usual.
Whether you are buying a new mattress or moving your current one, just fill out our simple form to start collecting quotes immediately.
How Much Does It Cost To Move A Mattress?
There are a number of factors that can change the price to ship a mattress, but typically you can expect to pay around $0.70 per mile for longer journeys and $2.50 per mile for shorter journeys.
Distance is a crucial factor in the costs to ship a mattress, but there are some other factors you should be aware of:
Size - Mattresses can differ in size quite drastically, ranging from baby mattresses to king and queen sizes. A larger mattress will require a larger vehicle to transport it, so you can expect larger quotes if your mattress is big.
Timings - If you need your mattress shipped on a specific date or are running a tight schedule and need it moved as soon as possible, this may affect the price of the quotes you receive to ship your mattress. Drivers on Shiply are typically making a similar journey already and are looking to fill up space in their vehicles, allowing them to give cheaper quotes. If your timings don’t work with an existing delivery, you can expect to pay more to ship a mattress.
Time Of Year - It is uncommon, but bad weather conditions are able to shut off certain roads or make them inaccessible, which in turn can make certain routes more costly. This is rare, however, and typically only in Winter and so should not affect most services when they try to ship a mattress.
Locations Of Pickup And Delivery - If the location of your pickup or delivery is in a particularly remote location, this may also factor into the cost of a mattress transport service as the driver may have to go significantly out of the way to make the delivery.
How Can Shiply Help Find Mattress Shipping Companies?
All we need from you to get started is some basic information about your needs such as the size of the mattress to be shipped, the pickup and delivery locations, and the required timings. Once we have this information, your job will be posted and you should start to receive quotes from mattress shipping companies to carry out your delivery.
Shiply has a rating and feedback system in place so that you are able to pick and choose the service that most appeals to you. There is also a messaging feature in place that allows you to message each company that has quoted you and ask any outstanding questions you may have.
Mattress movers on Shiply are generally trying to fill empty space they have in their vehicles for journeys they are already making. Not only does this benefit the environment as there are fewer half-full vehicles on the road, but also means that their prices can be up to 75% less than usual as their costs are already factored in, so your cost to ship a mattress on Shiply could be great value compared to others.
Preparing For Your Mattress To Be Moved
If you have looked through your quotes and decided on a mattress shipping service to carry out your job, then all you need to do is accept the quote, pay the deposit, and then prepare your mattress for pickup. We recommend following these steps to ensure the shipping goes smoothly:
Cleaning - Ensure your mattress is clean before it is picked up. This makes it easier to spot dirt and damage which has occurred during transit.
Photographs - Whilst highly unlikely in the case of a mattress, it is good practice to photograph your mattress before you send it out so that you have proof of its condition
Packing - Given that it is something that you sleep on, we recommend that you wrap your mattress up completely before you hand it off. Whilst mattress movers typically keep their vehicles clean, we can’t guarantee they will be spotless!
What To Do After Delivery
Once you have received your mattress, you should check it over for any damage or dirt (the photos are handy here) and raise any issues or concerns with your chosen mattress transport company immediately.
We ask that you leave feedback and a review for your chosen mattress movers so that future Shiply customers will know what level of service to expect when they need to ship a mattress.
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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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