Measure and weigh your furniture . UPS packages can be up to 150 pounds, and 165 inches in length and girth combined (girth = 2 x width plus 2 x height). Use your size and weight measurements to determine shipping costs.
One shipping service, Roadie, estimates it will cost about $200 – $500 to ship a couch .
Priority Mail Express: overnight If your item is heavy and can be squeezed into the flat rate envelope, this will be the cheapest option for you.
Shipping Furniture with FedEx FedEx furniture shipping is another solid option. They offer next-day delivery within the US at competitive shipping rates.
How Much Does it Cost to Ship Furniture? Shipping furniture locally costs $75 to $250, while the average cost to ship furniture state to state , or across the country ranges from $300 to $600.
We should say that if you’re having a local move or a short-distance move , you’ll save money by moving your furniture instead of buying new . If your move is cross-country, this is where you should be considering the alternative.
If a piece of furniture is old, outdated, and without any sentimental value, you’re probably better off trying to sell it and recoup a little bit of money that you can put toward a replacement piece.
Can you ship a mattress through FedEx or UPS? You bet. FedEx . UPS.
For shipping packages less than two lbs., USPS is usually cheaper than Fedex . When it comes to shipping parcels greater than two lbs., FedEx can be more cost-effective than USPS , offering cheaper rates. However, if you can fit your item into a small, medium or large flat rate shipping box, USPS is cheaper than Fedex .
Flat Rate is convenient, since you don’t need to worry about the size or weight of the box but that convenience comes at a price. If your items weigh less than 20 lbs, Medium and Large Flat Rate Boxes can be much more expensive than using your own packaging and shipping with Priority Mail Cubic instead.
Just like our last case, FedEx retail rates were slightly cheaper than UPS . However, if you use Easyship, UPS will give you a better rate. Conclusion: When sending a small package cross-country between rural towns, FedEx provides cheaper rates if you are paying retail price.
How to prepare cabinets, dressers , and armoires for shipping Disassemble the piece. Remove all hardware and place in clearly labeled plastic bags. Wrap all loose pieces in padding and box separately. Protect corners with cardboard cut from boxes and bubble wrap . Cover in a furniture moving pad.
To pack it, you can either wrap the table top in enough cardboard that it covers both the top and bottom or you can purchase a specialty carton or crate to move it in.
U-Pack brings a moving trailer or moving container to your home. You load your furniture (and whatever else you’re moving). Then, the equipment is picked up and moved to your new home in another state . You unload, then U-Pack picks up the empty equipment.