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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


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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Equipment Shipping? Look at options.

Posted on Tue, Sep 09, 2014

Equipment shipping is an easy way to share between different facilities both in the United States and worldwide.
While one division of a company may have excess furniture, another office may be in need of this furniture. 

At pack n send in Houston, we can offer advice on how to pick up, pack and ship equipment all over the world.  It is possible to pack and send freight, or pack and ship via a small load mover. It is possible to ship one piece of furniture or an entire truck load of furniture. Why not consider freight shipping furniture?
Office equipment is packed and shipped either by common carrier, or placed on pallets and delivered loading docks throughout the United States. Containers can be loaded and shipped via ocean to ports throughout the world.
This is a list of some of the items that companies ship equipment throughout the world.
• Doctors' offices
• Oilfield Companies
• Artists
• Sculptures
• Law Offices
• Universities
• Auction Houses
• Hospitals and
• Medical centers.
• Builders
• Sculptures

This is a list of commonly sent items:
• Tile
• Electronics
• Chairs,
• Desks
• Filing Cabinets
• Medical Examination Tables
• Paintings
• Server Racks
• Diagnostic Equipment
• Equipment Prototypes
• Beds
• Routers
• Autoclaves
• Computers
• Microscopes
• Bookcases
• Water Coolers
• Medical examination tables
• Servers
When researching a packing and shipping company, ask questions about their packing expertise.
Ask about custom boxes and custom crating. Ask about custom built pallets both for domestic and international shipping. If you have questions about packing and shipping, please feel free to contact us and we will try to answer any questions that you may have.  Pack and send is a Houston Shipping Company that has been in business since 1981.

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