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White Glove Shipping Service on uShip

Some items require that special touch when it comes time to move them, or a special home delivery. Maybe it is a particularly difficult item to move or maybe it just requires a lot of setup. The best way to handle such a special item is to find a white glove delivery service that can take care of the hassle for you. Let uShip help relieve the stress of finding the best shipping company for the job. We’ll help you get shipping rates from white glove delivery services, and give you tips and tricks along the way. If you get a little lost, or need directions back on the road to your white glove transport, contact us and we’ll get you back on the road.

uShip’s marketplace is great for finding the best white glove delivery service at the best shipping rate. Create your shipment listing detailing your move or special care items and your shipping needs. White glove shipping services will then send you shipping rates for your review. You can talk to the service providers and check out their carrier profiles before accepting the rate and provider that works best for you.

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How to Ship with White Glove Service

We make getting the best care for your move easy as 1, 2, 3!

1 | Create Your Shipment Listing

Whether you’re looking to use white glove service for your household move, for a pool table delivery, or an antique or delicate piece of furniture, your first step is to create your shipment listing. Consider your timeframe and locations for both pick up and delivery. If you’re using white glove services for a move, have a list of all the items and boxes you’ll need moved, otherwise be ready with the dimensions and weight of your special care item. Add some photos of the item or items if possible and be as detailed as possible about your shipment and your needs.

Two white glove movers in blue uniforms unloading a white sofa
White glove moving truck in front of a home

2 | Choose the Best White Glove Delivery Service

After you have completed your shipment listing, you’ll start getting shipping rates from white glove shipping companies as they compete for your business. This ensures you get the best rates from the best shipping companies. Talk to the transporters, as the quotes come in, to find out more about their experience and services provided.

White glove service providers each have their own carrier profile on uShip with their customer rated feedback, safety records, and transportation history. Make sure you spend some time reviewing their profiles. See what previous customers have to say about their experience with the carrier, and look at their transportation history to see if they have shipped something like your shipment before. They’ll also include information on their insurance coverage on their profiles. Be sure to check that out and see if it meets your needs. You can also purchase additional cargo insurance through uShip to fully insure your white glove shipping. By talking with the transporters, and reviewing their carrier profiles, you can feel confident you’re choosing the best white glove delivery service.

3 | White Glove Shipping & Delivery

Once you have chosen your white glove delivery service, contact them directly with any additional information, concerns, or questions you may have about the shipment. Communicating directly with your transporter is the key to a smooth and successful delivery. Share any third party contact information that may be beneficial to the shipment, and coordinate with the service provider for pick up and delivery. If you have any trouble communicating directly with your white glove shipping service, please let us know. We are here to help you before, during, and after your white glove delivery.

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How Much Does White Glove Service Cost?

The cost for white glove shipping services depends on the item or items being moved, the distance of the transport, the level of care required for safe shipping, and other variables. To get a better idea of what your white glove shipping may cost, take a look at our cost to ship special care items and our cost to move pages. You’ll get a better idea of how we work and see shipments similar to yours, completed through the uShip marketplace.

Benefits of White Glove Movers

Transporting heavy and fragile household items such as pianos, pool tables and antiques often takes specialized equipment. For example, figuring out how to move a piano can be tough, as stairwells and narrow hallways can present considerable difficulty, but professional white glove movers have the experience and know-how to overcome these obstacles with ease.

Weight will rarely be a problem for art and other delicate objects. Here, the challenge lies in protecting your prized possessions from damage. A white glove moving service can take care of the whole process for you, properly packaging your valuables and taking extra care when moving them.

Finally, some items may require technical knowledge to set up. This is often true of advanced electronics. White glove shipping is a good option for large electronics like flat screen televisions.

5 Things to Know Before Moving Day

  • Your moving options and the difference between moving services. Knowing your options will help you choose the service that best fits your moving needs and wants.
  • Your moving budget. It's best to have a budget outline before booking with a moving company. Be sure to leave a little wiggle room in your budget for any last minute expenses.
  • Have a timeline in place. Whether your moving dates are concrete or a little more flexible, know what your dates are and be able to plan for utilities and account transfers accordingly.
  • If necessary, plan for and reserve parking and elevator use for the day your move is scheduled. Then, share this information with your chosen moving company.
  • Know how to properly pack up your valuable breakables. Give yourself ample time to do this right and your fragile items will arrive at their new home intact.

Protecting Your Items

While the FMCSA requires all licensed white glove moving companies to carry cargo insurance, it is a minimum amount. We encourage all of our shipping customer to obtain secondary coverage on their own terms. Visit the uShip Cargo Insurance page for more information.

Before you hand over your items to your white glove movers, they should provide you with written proof of insurance detailing your coverage. Make sure you have this in hand and verify their coverage with the listed insurance provider or the Department of Transportation's SAFER System.

Online Furniture Business: In-Home Delivery

1 in 3 Americans are more likely to buy oversized items online today vs. five years ago. So, how do you keep up with the likes of Amazon and Wayfair? Safe, secure, in-home delivery provides the experience your customers have come to expect.

For furniture retailers of any size, uShip’s In-Home Delivery solution provides first-to-final mile delivery (as opposed to final-mile delivery) of large items at competitive prices. More than just competitive prices, uShip’s In-Home Delivery business shipping solution provides a suite of valuable benefits that elevate the buyer experience, from the critical purchase consideration point online to delivery into the room-of-choice.

uShip In-Home Delivery is a suite of logistics technology tools that reduce your shipping costs and increase your sales. We build instant shipping rates right into your checkout, give you access to a curated network of mobile-enabled, feedback-rated carriers, and offer managed services so you can focus on your business, not shipping. Find out how uShip can help your business:

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