How To Ship A TV
TVs are everywhere, we all have one in our living room, and these days most will have multiple screens throughout the house. They are often expensive and are something we are likely to keep for a fair few years before upgrading, which means at some point you will likely need to ship your TV. Whether this is due to buying a new one, selling your old one, or you are moving house and need to ensure your TV is shipped safely, Shiply can help.
We have thousands of TV shippers ready to bid on your job, often at a price point that is up to 75% cheaper than usual. All you need to do to get started is provide some very basic information and you can start to get prices to get your TV transported almost immediately.
How Much Does It Cost To Ship A TV?
Shipping a TV will vary in cost depending on numerous factors, but on average you can expect to pay $2.57 per mile for shorter journeys under 100 miles and $0.34 per mile for journeys 100-1,000 miles. This pricing will change depending on your needs, however, and along with distance, you can expect these factors to affect the cost of moving your TV:
Size - TVs can come in so many different sizes that dimensions are needed to understand how much moving yours will cost. Whether it is a flat screen or a box, 30-inch or 60-inch, and light or heavy will make a difference to the pricing of your TV shipping as a larger or smaller vehicle (or more or less free space) may be required.
Timings - Timings can also be a deciding factor in how cheap your TV shipping is. If you have specific timings or dates that the TV needs to be shipped by then it may be the case that an independent driver is required to charter a journey just for your shipment, which will likely cost more. If you are able to be flexible with dates then your TV may be able to fit into a journey the driver is already making, bringing the costs down significantly.
Locations Of Pickup And Delivery - If the pick-up and delivery spots are in the middle of an urban area like a city, or somewhere like a suburb, then this probably will have no significant impact on your TV moving quotes. However, if you are out somewhere remote then the extra miles required to travel to/from your location may be added to the quote.
Time Of Year - Whilst this does not happen often, it can be the case that in some parts of North America during the winter months that roads are closed due to icy conditions, wind, and snow. In these rare instances, your driver may need to take a different route which may end up being a longer journey.
How Can Shiply Help Find TV Shipping Companies?
It’s easy shipping a TV on Shiply. Whether flat screen, 60inch, or heavy, there are always TV shippers ready to complete your job whatever the specifications. All we need to get from you is a few details about your job, such as the size of the television, the location of the pick-up and delivery, and the desired timings. Once the form is filled out with this information your TV shipping job will be posted up on our job board and TV shipping companies can send through their quotes to carry it out.
When it comes to choosing a quote we have a feedback and rating system for every transport provider on our site, meaning that you can read through previous user reviews and compare scores to pick the quote you would like to move ahead with. You are also able to use our messaging system to ask any questions about the TV movers or the job you might have.
Due to the fact that drivers on Shiply are typically ‘going there anyway’ and just want to ensure that they are travelling full, the prices you get quotes can often be up to 75% less than other shippers. Not only is this great for your wallet, but it also means that by using Shiply you can help the environment by ensuring there are fewer unnecessary delivery vehicles on the roads.
Preparing Your TV For Pickup
So, you’ve had all of your quotes through, and you’ve had your queries answered, now it’s time to go ahead and pick a quote. You can go ahead and accept the quote and pay the deposit to confirm your TV shipping. The next step now is to prepare for pick-up, we recommend doing the following:
Check Condition - Ensure that you thoroughly check the condition of your TV before it is picked up. This is especially important with screens as there can be small scratches and dings that can go unnoticed, making it hard to ascertain where the damage occurred.
Photographs - Following on from checking the condition of your TV, you should also document its condition with high-quality time-stamped photographs. These will come in handy should any issues occur as solid proof of condition before pick-up.
Packing - Again, this is especially important for televisions as the large screens are susceptible to damage during transit. You should aim to wrap the entire TV in blankets or bubble wrap, taking extra care that there is something in front of the screen protecting it. You can also remove the legs or stand if this may be at risk of damage too.
What To Do After Delivery
When your TV arrives, the number one priority is to check its condition as soon as possible. Use the photographs you took before it was picked up to compare with and raise any issues you have with your chosen TV transporter as soon as possible.
We also ask that you leave a review and feedback for your TV delivery company so that users of Shiply 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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