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How To Ship A Table

It’s not often we have to think about moving a table, but when we do need to, it can be quite a tricky thing to arrange. They come in all shapes and sizes, from dining tables and coffee tables to bar tables and nightstands, but in almost all these instances they are too large for the conventional postal system, meaning you will need to find a table shipping service to move your table.

Whether you are buying a table, selling yours, or moving house, Shiply has hundreds of shipping companies on our platform who are ready to bid to move your table, often at rates of up to 75% less than standard. Best of all, it only takes a few seconds to get started.

How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Table?

Table shipping can cost anywhere from $75 to $250 for more localized journeys, with this going up to around $300 to $600 for longer trips.

However, there are a number of different factors that can change the cost to ship a table, aside from distance, which we have covered below

Table Size - Whether you need to move an 8-person dining table or a coffee table for a small living room will determine which size of vehicle your table requires, and so the size can be a big factor in the costs of your table shipping.

Timings - Should you need your table moved by a certain time, this may incur some extra fees. This is because most drivers on Shiply are looking to fill their vehicles on journeys they are already making, so the biggest discounts will be available if you can be flexible with your schedule.

Locations Of Pickup And Delivery - Similarly, if your pick-up or drop-off location is very rural then the driver may need to charge extra as they would be going considerably out of the way of their normal routes to get to you.

Time Of Year - It is rare, but adverse weather has been known to shut off certain areas and routes, meaning drivers will need to find an alternative route which will likely be longer. In these rare cases, you may find the cost of your table shipping going up.

How Can Shiply Help Find Table Shipping Companies?

Now that you have somewhat of an idea of what shipping your table could cost, it is time to go ahead and find someone to actually carry out your job. Searching for table movers yourself can be a draining and time-consuming task, so why not let Shiply do it for you?

On our website, there are hundreds of shipping companies ready to bid on jobs like yours. All we need from you are a few simple details like the pick-up and drop-off locations of your table, the dimensions, and the rough timings for delivery. Once this information is posted you will start to receive quotes to ship your table within 30 minutes. You are then able to compare all of your options in one space, read reviews, and feedback, and ask any questions you have to ensure you can make the right choice for your job.

The advantages of Shiply go further than just a place to compare and book your table shipping job, however. Because many drivers on our platform are already making similar journeys, they are able to offer big discounts, often up to 75% off, as their costs are already sunk. Further, using Shiply is great for the environment as by ensuring there are no unnecessary delivery vehicles on the roads, you are helping to reduce CO2 emissions into the atmosphere.

Preparing Your Table For Pickup

Once you have received a few quotes, picked one, and booked, you will need to prepare your table to be picked up. Here’s what to do:

Cleaning And Photographing - We generally always recommend giving your table a clean before it is shipped. This just helps ascertain the condition it is in before it is picked up. We also recommend taking pictures with time stamps in case something does go wrong, as these will provide proof of condition prior to pick-up.

Packing - Tables can be awkward shapes to move, but fortunately, they are often able to be disassembled by removing the legs. We HIGHLY recommend doing this as it makes the overall load that needs to be moved much smaller and removes the most frequently damaged parts of the table from risk during transit. You should also bubble-wrap your table where possible to stop scrapes and scratches.

What To Do After Delivery

Upon the arrival of your table, the number one priority is to check over its condition. Ensure you look for scratches, chips, and dents, and raise any issues with your chosen table shipping company as soon as possible. The photos you took prior to pick-up can be especially useful here. 

Finally, we ask that you leave a review for your table shipping company so that future Shiply users can know what sort of 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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    Compare prices and read previous customer feedback to pick the right quote for you.

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

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