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Shipping Furniture Across Country

Posted on Wed, Feb 01, 2012

When shipping small amounts of furniture across country you should look at several options.

 Look for a company that offers service that includes the following:

No minimum dollar charges

No minimum weight requirement

No minimum amount of furniture to be moved

Do look for a company that can offer inside delivery and pick up service for a small move.

  1. Look for a company that can offer furniture freighting as an alternative to a traditional moving service.

Can the company offer pick up service for your furniture?

Can the company fully value your freight for loss and damage?

Can the company offer curbside delivery as a way to save your on your freight bill?

Does the company you choose have experience moving for the following customers?

  • Antique dealers
  • Individuals
  • Interior decorators
  • Offices
  • Auction houses
  • Assisted Living Centers
  • Estates
  • Nursing Homes
  • Furniture Stores
  • Businesses

Ask if the company you choose can build a custom crate for your high value items. As an alternative, can the company you choose build a custom pallet to accommodate your furniture?

For more information on shipping furniture across country, please feel free to contact         pack n send at   713 266 1450.

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Tags: Furniture Freighting Houston, Furniture Freight

Freight Your Furniture

Posted on Fri, Apr 29, 2011

Moving furniture can be a hassle for some business and individuals. You need both  the strength and/or vehicle to handle a move. This can pose some complications and leave you unable to move your furniture on your own.

Look for  available options  that could help you reduce your stress level when shipping furniture for both businesses and individuals.  

Ship Your Furniture Via Freight

When you have a small amount of furniture, it may make more sense to let a company pick up your furniture and then load it on to a wooden pallet. The furniture is protected during shipping and   delivered curbside at your residence or business. For just a little more the furniture can be unloaded and taken into your house or business.

Crating should also be considered when freighting items that are considered fragile or delicate.  High value paintings, sculptures and equipment can be crated.

Options for Moving Furniture Long Distances

If you are planning a move consider having pack-n-send assist with the process. They offer many different moving options, whether it is a small move, long distance or  international move.  With an international move they can assist with international shipping to get your furniture at the new location easily. Containers are available for international moves, as well as per cubic meter shipping

For more information on furniture freighting, please feel free to contact pack n send at 713 266 1450.

Tags: Furniture Freighting Houston, Shipping Houston

Freight Your Furniture-Save Moving Dollars

Posted on Tue, Apr 26, 2011

Have you ever had to move small amounts of furniture, household items, or office equipment cross-country? Have you ever considered Less-Than-Load freight?

Most major moving companies require a large amount of furniture and a large dollar amount for moving furniture across throughout the United States.

There are other ways to send small amounts furniture. LTL (less than load) shipment consolidates freight from other customers on the same truck. Small amounts of freight from various customers are shipped at a savings all over the country.

When requesting LTL it is good idea to ask for the days when discounts are provided. Companies that book your shipment should pass these savings on to you, their customer.

Another factor to consider is the length of time it will take your shipment to reach its final destination. Most carriers provide an expedited service at an additional cost.

You can take out coverage for the value of your shipment due to loss or damage by the carrier.

The process for freighting your furniture is relatively simple. Your furniture is packed carefully on a pallet, surrounded by 1 x 4’s shrink wrapped and sent out as freight.

The freight company will call the day before to set a delivery time that fits in with your schedule.

When your furniture is delivered, you can request an "inside delivery" for a few dollars more.

Furniture freighting is the best way for you to ship small quantity of furniture.

For more information about freighting furniture or for a price quote contact Pack n Send at 713 266 1450.

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Tags: Furniture Freighting Houston, furniture shipping

International Shipping Tips and Guidelines-From pack 'n send Houston

Posted on Wed, Mar 16, 2011

international shippingInternational shipping can become confusing, time-consuming, and costly if you don't know the ins and outs. There are a few basic questions to ask when arranging an international shipment.

Will the country you are shipping to accept the item you are attempting to ship?
Every country has a list of items that they will not accept. Use the UPS Country Regulations tool if you are unsure about the items you're shipping.

Can the company you choose send both small amounts of goods as well as large shipping containers?
If you choose a company that offers the full range of services, they should look for the least expensive way to ship all of your items.

Does the shipping company have experience shipping to Africa, as well as South America?
With different cultures and shipping requirements, it is worth looking for and experienced company. France, for example, has different restrictions from Burkina Faso.

Is the company willing to spend the time to price each of your shipments individually, so that they can analyze the best alternative for each shipment?
Fuel surcharges are constantly changing, and certain days of the week often offer less expensive shipping charges than other days.

Pack n send has been in business since 1981 and offers a full range of shipping options for inidividuals and businesses. We ship a wide variety of items to countries all over the world. Contact us to see what we can ship for you today.

 

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Tags: Furniture Freighting Houston, Crating and Packing Houston, Freight Forwarding Houston, Shipping Antiques Houston

Shipping and Freight Delayed Somalia

Posted on Thu, Sep 30, 2010

SOMALIA – In yet  another  pirate attack, the most southerly reported this year so far in the region, a UAE owned tanker was seized around 100 miles South of Dar es Salaam after unloading its cargo of bitumen at Mombasa in Kenya. The attack follows three previous attacks this week on freight vessels off the Tanzanian coastline.

The vessel was once again Panamanian flagged and was manned by an all Indian crew of 15 according to local reports. We have had no word so far from the vessels owners Bitumen Invest. The ship is the MT Asphalt Venture an asphalt carrier en route to Durban when radar observation showed her turn suddenly and set a course for Xaradheere, about 300 miles north of Mogadishu on the Somali coast.

We have no reports of any contact with the vessel at this time since she altered course early this afternoon. With the seasonal increase in pirate raids, vessel owners and operators are warned by the  authorities to be extra vigilant and take all possible precautions against attack.

Pack n send found this article in the Handy Shipping  Guide. Since we ship worldwide freight and cargo, we constantly monitor the shipping lines throughout the world.  With ships being detained on a regular basis, we look for lines that offer the best possible routes.

For more information on cargo and freight shipping from the United States, please contact pack n send at 713 266 1450.

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