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Finding Shipping Companies and Single Piece Furniture Shippers in Houston

Posted on Mon, Apr 02, 2018

Finding Shipping Companies and Single Piece Furniture Shippers in Houston

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People use shipping companies for a variety of purposes. A good shipping company can do it all. Single piece furniture shippers can send a bed off to a college student from their parent's home a few states away. Other shipping companies can move your entire home overseas if needed. They also ship for individuals as well as businesses. If you are needing to get something from here to there and aren't sure where to begin, this blog lists some of the services shipping companies provide.

Moving a Single Piece of Furniture: 

When you're moving a single piece of furniture, movers and shippers will load the piece of furniture up in a truck and get it to where it needs to go. If the piece of furniture is going overseas, it will can be palletized and sent via air or sea.

Distributing an Estate:

When a loved one dies, a shipping company can help distribute family heirlooms, possessions, and furniture to other family members throughout the country. This article from caring.com shares some important ideas on splitting an estate between siblings that you may find helpful.

Bringing Inventory Right to Your Business: 

If you run a business, you will have the option to discuss with the shipping company if you will need to come to a shipping center to pick up your inventory or if they will do curbside delivery. Inventory can also be sent to a receiving warehouse un-palletized and then shipped to you directly.

Shipping Large Amounts of Freight:

Whether you are shipping your entire household or all the furniture of a business, it is best to get all the furniture into one shipment if possible. The furniture can be palletized and then transported, or else placed on a moving truck and driven to its destination.


At Pack n Send in Houston, we can help you with all of these shipping needs and more. Contact us today for more information!

 

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Freight Your Furniture or Move Your Furniture?

Posted on Sat, Mar 31, 2018

Freight Your Furniture or Move Your Furniture?

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When it comes to packing, shipping, moving, and freighting furniture, it can be confusing to know which methods are going to be the most cost effective and which ones are even appropriate. In this blog post we hope to answer some of your questions about freight shipping and moving furniture so you can figure out what steps to take next.

How can I send just one piece of furniture?

A good shipping company is happy to help you move even just one piece of furniture. Whether that means moving a desk in a truck from one office to another across town or freighting that desk across the ocean to a buyer overseas, a shipping company can do either one. It's important to make sure the company doesn't have any weight minimums before you begin. 

How do I choose between air shipping and freight shipping?

The costs vary between these two methods based on the speed you need and the size of your shipment. When freighting by sea, the charge is based on the size in cubic meters of your furniture. Ocean transportation generally costs less and can hold more, but also takes longer. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, a sea shipment from China to the U.S. takes anywhere from two to four weeks. Air shipping is based on the weight and the size of the shipment, and is usually more expensive but much quicker.

What if I'm not able to unload the shipment myself?

Talk with your shipping company and most will give you the option to choose between unloading the shipment yourself with curbside delivery or inside delivery.

What if I'm in Houston and am moving a long distance?

If you need help with long distance moving in Houston, a packing and shipping company can move your items in a truck if you are moving within the continent. If you are moving overseas, you can have your belongings shipped overseas via air or sea as we mentioned earlier. For tips on moving to another country, check out this post from The Spruce.


We know this might not answer all of your questions about freight shipping and furniture shipping, but hopefully it will give you some idea of where to start. At Pack n Send we can help you with any packing, moving, and freight shipping needs you have, so please feel free to contact us!

 

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3 Things to Do When Shipping Furniture by Freight

Posted on Tue, Mar 06, 2018

3 Things to Do When Shipping Furniture by Freight

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Nothing is more heartbreaking than receiving a package and finding out that the contents have been damaged or broken, especially when shipping furniture by freight. Here are three things you can do before and after shipping furniture by freight to ensure that your experience is positive.

1) Get a quote

The first step when shipping furniture by freight is to get a quote from a reputable company. Before calling you will need to know specifics such as what you're shipping, its size and weight, and where you're shipping to and from. If this seems confusing, most shipping companies will have a free "Request a Quote" page on their website which will help ensure they have all the information needed to ship your piece of furniture.

2) Pack your item securely

When shipping furniture by freight, ensuring that your item has been properly packaged can be the difference between having a beautiful, intact piece of furniture at the end of the shipping process or one that has been scratched or broken. Make sure that you protect the corners of your furniture with cardboard. One inch thick styrofoam is placed on top of your item and cardboard is also placed underneath as well as on the top to provide additional support and protection. Upholstered furniture should especially be completely covered and padded to protect from ripping or staining the fabric.

3) Check your package thoroughly before signing

When receiving freight-shipped items, the most important thing to do is check your packages for any damage before signing to accept it. The shipping company tries to ensure safe travel for your items, but sometimes in transit things shift and furniture becomes damaged or broken. When you sign for a shipment you are agreeing that you have inspected the shipment and there was no damage when you received your furniture. If you don't check your item before signing, then you are held liable for the damage, even if it occurred before or during shipping!

If you discover an issue during your inspection, the proper protocol is to write in large letters on the receiving paperwork the type and extent of the damage. Then make a copy of this paperwork before you hand the paper back to the driver. This proves that the damage occurred before you received the item and you will either be reimbursed for the damage or receive a replacement!

Shipping Furniture? Contact Pack n Send Today!

By doing these 3 things you can be certain that you will have a positive experience when shipping furniture by freight. Another great step you can take is to use Pack n Send as your shipping company - we're experts in the Houston Shipping Industry, and we guarantee you'll be pleased with the services we provide. Contact us today to learn more!

 

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Cross Country Furniture Shipping-Find a Shipper You Can Trust

Posted on Fri, Oct 25, 2013

 

Cross country moves can be stressful and frustrating. This is a time when you go through clothing and other items which have been taking up room in your house sometimes for years, trying to decide which items are really worth the 2,000 mile journey. If want to move
your furniture, then this article will apply to your cross country move. You will be looking for a cross country furniture shipping company that can offer you various ways to move your furniture. 

The two big things you will want to consider when picking a company to ship your furniture across the country are the safety of your furniture and the reliability of the company. It is a good idea to learn more about how your furniture will be packed. Does the company
blanket pack furniture to make sure it is protected during the trip?  Does the company look at each piece of furniture individually and decide how best to protect that piece of furniture in the move? Will they ship just one piece of furniture at a time, or do you have to ship large groups of furniture, household goods or business furniture to use the company?

See if the company that you choose can offer shipping alternatives.  It may
be economical to have your small amount of furniture wrapped, loaded onto a
pallet and shipped via freight. Ask is the company uses 1” x 4” pieces of wood
to brace the pallet. The 1” x 4’s will not only protect your furniture during
shipping, it helps to prevent the furniture from moving around during the
freighting process.  Just strapping the furniture on a pallet may not be sufficient to make sure that your furniture arrives safely.

An excellent way for a customer to save money is to ask for the pallet to be delivered to a residence with curbside delivery.  The company that you choose to use should also be able to offer inside white glove delivery. This is a more costly option, but is an excellent option for seniors moving cross country. 

It is also a good thing to get a feel for the company’s reputation. Know the company’s history. How long have they been in business? Have they handled shipments like yours before? Although a company which has been in business only for a short time is not necessarily a
bad company, hiring a company with an established reputation can give you peace
of mind knowing they have the experience to handle shipping your furniture.

At Pack-n-send, we look at each furniture shipping job individually. Whether you need to ship one piece of furniture, a full truck load of furniture, or something in between, we will
make sure your needs are met. We have been in business since 1981, and in that time, we have shipped an array of items including many which have required special treatment. We can ship your furniture locally, across the country, and even overseas if needed. Your furniture will all be handled in just the right way to ensure it reaches its destination safely. We are able to answer questions that you may have about shipping one piece of furniture, or a house
full of furniture. We ship furniture worldwide, so we can answer questions about shipping a container load of furniture, a cubic meter of furniture, or even air freighting furniture overseas.

If you have any questions about furniture shipping or need to ship any furniture, please feel free to contact us.

We have listed below the countries that we can ship to. 

Afghanistan

Albania

Algeria

American Samoa

 Andorra

 Angola

Anguilla

 Antigua and Barbuda

Argentina

Armenia

Aruba

 Australia

 Austria

Azerbaijan

Bahamas

Bahrain

Bangladesh

 Barbados

Baruba

Belarus

 Belize

 Belgium

 Benin

Bermuda

Bhutan

 Bolivia|

Bonaire

Botswana

Bosnia and
Herzegovina

 Brazil

BrittishVirgin Islands

 Brunei

Bulgaria

 Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cambodia

Cameroon

Canada

Cape Verde

Cayman Islands

 |Chile

 China

 Colombia

Congo

Congo
Republic of

Cook
Island

Costa Rica

Croatia

Curaco

 Cyprus

Czech
Republic


  Denmark

 Djibouti

Dominica

Dominican
Republic


East Timor

Ecuador

 Egypt

 El Salvador

Eritrea

 Estonia

 Ethiopia

Faeroe Islands

 Fijii

Finland

  France

French Guinana

French Polynesia

 Gabon

The Gambia

 Germany

 Georgia

Ghana

Gibraltar

 Greece

Greenland

 Grenada

Guadeloupe

Guam

Guatemala

 Guinea

 Guyana

 Haiti

Honduras

Hong Kong

 Hungary 

Iceland

 India

 Indonesia

  Iraq

 Ireland

 Israel

 Italy 

Ivory
  Coast

Jamaica

Japan

Jordan

Kazakhstan

  Kenya

 Kuwait

 Kyrgyzstan

Laos

 Latvia

 Lebanon

 Lesotho

 Liberia

Libya

Libyan Arab Jamahiriy

Liechtenstein

 Lithuania

 Luxembourg

Macao

 Macedonia

Madagascar

  Malawi

Malaysia

 Maldives

  Mali

Malta

Marshall Islands

Martinique

 Mauritania

 Mauritius

Mexico

 Micronesia

Moldova

 Monaco

  Mongolia

Montenegro

Montserrat

  Morocco

 Mozambique

Namibia

Nepal

Netherlands

Netherlands Antilles

New Caledonia

 New Zealand

 Nicaragua

Niger

Nigeria

Norway

Oman

 Pakistan

Palau

Palestine

Panama

Papa New
  Guinea

Paraguay

Peru

Phillipines

Poland

Portugal

Puerto Rico

Qatar

Reunion

 Romania

 Russia

 Rwanda

Saba

Saipan(Northern
Mariana Islands)

Samoa

San Marino

Saudi Arabia

Senegal

Serbia

Seychelles

Singapore

 Slovak
Republic

   Slovenia

  South Africa

South
  Korea

  Spain

  Sri Lanka

St. Barthelemy

St. Eustatius

St. Kitts
  and Nevis

St. Lucia

St. Maarten

St. Vincent

 Suriname

 Swaziland

Sweden

 Switzerland

  Syria

Taiwan

Tanzania

 Thailand

Tonga

Tongo

 Trinidad and
Tobago

 Tunisia 

Turkey

Turks and Caicos Islands

Uganda

 Ukraine

United Arab
Emirates

 United
Kingdom
 

United States
of America

U.S.
Virgin Islands

 Uruguay

 Uzbekistan

Vanuatu

Vatican City

Venezuela

 Vietnam

Wallis and Futuna

Yemen

Zambia

Zimbabwe

 

 

 

 

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