How To Ship A Refrigerator
Shipping a refrigerator is not something we have to worry about every day. They are large, heavy, expensive, awkward to move, and in most cases, they can’t be disassembled. This makes getting one from A to B quite a challenge. Whether you are moving, buying, or selling an old refrigerator, Shiply is the platform for you.
On Shiply, you can find a wide range of shipping companies ready to move your fridge, or rather, they can find you! Our platform gives users an easy place where they can collect and compare quotes to ship a refrigerator, and once happy with one, book the company for up to 75% less than typical rates.
How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Refrigerator?
On average, you would be looking at paying roughly $1.81 per mile for short journeys and $0.59 per mile for longer trips to ship a refrigerator.
However, there are a few different factors that can change the price to ship a refrigerator apart from distance, so to give you a better idea of what you can expect to pay, we have listed them below:
Refrigerator Size - Refrigerators are generally large, heavy, and difficult to maneuver. However, they can still vary in size and shape quite drastically, from single fridges to double-doored fridge/freezer combos. If you are moving a larger refrigerator, you will likely need a bigger vehicle, which can incur extra costs.
Timings - If you require that your refrigerator is shipped by specific dates and times that are soon, this may end up costing you extra. This is because many drivers on Shiply are looking to fill extra space in their vehicles on journeys they are already making, and so if your shipment can’t fit into this schedule, a new journey may be required just for you.
Locations Of Pickup And Delivery - In line with the above, if your refrigerator needs shipping to a considerably remote location that is away from popular urban areas, this may cost you a bit more. This is because it is likely not somewhere that will fit into a route they are already driving.
Time Of Year - This is very unlikely but in extreme cases where weather such as wind, ice, and snow may block off certain areas and routes, you could potentially see the cost to ship a refrigerator rise as a longer route is required.
How Can Shiply Help Find Refrigerator Moving Services?
It’s alright to know a rough idea of how much it will cost to move your refrigerator, but actually finding someone to move your fridge for a reasonable price can be time-consuming and stressful. This is where Shiply can help!
On Shiply there are hundreds of moving services ready to bid on your refrigerator shipping job. All you need to do to get started is to upload some basic information about your requirements such as the pick-up and drop-off locations, ideal timings, and rough dimensions of your fridge. Once uploaded, fridge moving services will send quotes straight to your Shiply inbox, allowing you to compare all of your options in one place. There are feedback and rating scores for each company that quotes you, meaning you can be confident in whoever you choose. You can also message them using our in-platform chat feature should you have any further questions for them.
Our platform doesn’t just provide you with a great place to collect and compare quotes, however. Using Shiply is also great for the environment as by utilizing drivers who are already making a similar journey you are helping to reduce the number of unnecessary vehicles on the road. It’s also great for prices, as by going with a driver making a similar journey their costs are already sunk, and they are likely to offer you a much-discounted price, often up to 75% less than standard.
Preparing For Your Refrigerator To Be Shipped
Once you have selected a quote and booked it, it is time to prepare your refrigerator to be picked up. At Shiply, we recommended taking the following steps to prepare:
Cleaning And Photographing - With fridges, it is HIGHLY recommended to give them a good clean before shipping. This is due to the possible food remnants that can be hidden in fridges which are only seen when emptied. Also, ensure you take high-quality, time-stamped pictures which can be used to check for damage upon delivery.
Working Condition - It can also be worthwhile to double-check that everything is working as expected before your fridge is packed for shipping, again to ascertain if damage has occurred during transit.
Packing - As a standard refrigerator is generally unable to be disassembled, it is important that it is packed properly so as to ensure safety in the vehicle during the journey. Bubble wrap around the outside is a good idea, as well as ensuring that the refrigerator will be strapped down in the vehicle. You should message your chosen refrigerator moving service to make sure this is possible.
Documents - If you are selling your refrigerator then you may need some documentation to prove operational safety or similar. Make sure you have this sorted before pick-up to avoid any delays.
What To Do After Delivery
Once your fridge has arrived at its destination, the priority is to check over its condition and working order. You can use your time-stamped images as a reference (and as proof in the unlikely event that damage has occurred in transit).
We also ask our users to leave a review and some feedback for their chosen transport provider, so that customers on our platform can know what to expect from their service.
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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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