Cat Transport Services
It’s not often that you need to get your cat transported to or from a location but cannot do it yourself; this is where cat transportation services are very useful. However, finding the best cat transport service is not always straightforward, with a lot of time needing to be spent researching services and requesting quotes individually.
Thankfully, Shiply is here to help. There are numerous cat transporters on our platform who are ready to bid on your job, often at up to 75% less than typical rates.
How Much Does Cat Transport Cost?
Whilst there are numerous factors involved in pricing when transporting your feline friend, the average short distance journey can cost you between $100 and $300 with longer journeys ranging from $300 to $600.
Distance will always be an important factor in the quotes you receive for your cat transport request, with international transport raising the price significantly. Some other factors which may come into play with pricing are:
Timings - If you need your cat somewhere within a strict timeframe then this is likely to cost you more as it may require a vehicle just for your cat, as opposed to you being able to wait until one becomes available driving a similar route.
Location Of Pickup And Delivery - If your cat is located somewhere remote then the extra miles driven for the pick up may incur extra costs. More urban areas are more likely to be closer to the cat transport service and may be cheaper.
Time Of Year - Unfortunately transporting your cat in Winter may be more expensive. This is because certain routes can be closed off or have stricter speed limits due to ice, snow, or wind.
How Can Shiply Help Find Cat Transport Services?
The safety and wellbeing of your beloved pet are obviously of the highest importance. Normally you may find yourself trawling through pages of Google searches or phonebooks trying to find the best cat transportation service for you, but Shiply can help to simplify this process.
All you need to do is submit a few pieces of information about your cat such as where it is located, where it needs to go, and when. Within just a few minutes you will begin to receive quotes from rated cat transport services that are personalized just for you. You have the ability to view ratings and feedback for any company that sends you a quote, and you can also send them a message should you have any special requests or questions.
Not only does Shiply give you one place to compare all your options, but quotes can also be up to 75% less than usual. This is because drivers on our platform are generally looking for extra work on routes they are already taking. This also means that using Shiply is great for the environment as it means there are fewer unnecessary vehicles on the roads.
Preparing For Your Cat To Be Transported
If you have settled on a cat transport service to carry out your job then the next thing you need to do is prepare for your cat to be picked up:
Documents - If your cat is going abroad or changing owners then there may be some documents required. We strongly suggest getting these in order before pick up as not having them may significantly delay your cat transportation.
Wash - It’s always a good idea to wash your cat before they are picked up, just to ensure they are feeling comfortable (and the driver won’t mind either).
Suitable Carrier - Ensure that you have a good crate/cage for your cat that allows them enough room to both comfortably lie down and move a little bit.
Food, Water, And Toys - Make sure you pack enough food, water, and toys (if your cat likes them). This will ensure that no extra stops are needed and that the driver has everything he needs to look after your cat on their journey.
What To Do After Delivery
If your cat has safely been transported to their destination then all you really need to do is check that they are safe and healthy. We do ask that you remember to leave feedback and a review for the cat transport service you used so that Shiply users in the future can know what to expect when they book 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.
When Will I Receive A Quote?
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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