The uShip marketplace puts you in full control over picking a moving company and the moving services you specifically want. Moving companies will bid on your move in a reverse auction format, meaning the price goes down as each company puts in a bid. When the price meets your budget, or you're happy with the savings, simply agree to the price and collaborate with the winning moving company. This way you get to pick the moving company and the price on your terms! This is just part of what makes uShip great, on top of the major savings on interstate, national and even international moves!
An important step in moving is hiring movers with whom you feel comfortable. Familiarity, a little research, and asking the right questions will go a long way in finding the movers that will best fit your needs. uShip not only connects you with thousands of movers and moving companies but also provides you with their customer feedback, safety records and moving history. This information can be easily found in their Carrier Profile. Take some time and look at what past customers have said about your prospective movers. They care about their reputations and so should you.
Whether you are moving across the street, across the country, or internationally, with uShip you'll find moving service providers that can help you every step of the way. From the packing phase to the unloading phase and everywhere in between. You are in control of what services you need to make your move as painless as possible. Rely on the moving company's experience and equipment to make short work of the process; saving yourself time and a possible trip to the chiropractor.
List your move with as much detail as you can. Be sure to include required dates or a time frame for your move, a list of large and small items to be moved, number of boxes, measurements of all large furniture, photographs, and the level of service required. A detailed listing allows movers to place more accurate bids on your move and reduces the chance for surprise costs on moving day.
Remember that moving hazardous materials, such as household cleaners, oil and gas, require a special permit. Talk to your chosen moving company about transporting of these items before the move.
You have options when you move. Knowing these options will help you determine which service is best for you move.
White Glove Moving Services will handle everything for you from disassembling furniture and packing up your home to reassembling and setting up your furniture exactly where you would like it in your new home. Traditional moving services, or self-service movers, will help you in loading and unloading your items on each end of the move but they will not assist in packing or set-up. Another moving service you may consider is the use of a freight service. While this method may be the cheaper option it is not highly recommended. Read more about Freight vs. moving Services in our Guides.
- The Different Moving Service Types.
- The Difference between Freight and Moving Services.
- Your Moving Costs.
- Know your transporter's moving history and customer reputation.
- Know your insurance options and how your household items are protected.
- How to plan your move and stay organized!
Proper planning can eliminate many of the common headaches that will come from household moves. Having an organized moving checklist from the beginning of the process can help you plan your relocation and make sure you don’t leave out any important details when packing up your home. There are things you may not have thought of beforehand, like properly moving furniture or holding a garage sale to help lighten the load for your chosen moving company.
All licensed moving companies are required by the FMCSA to carry a minimum amount of cargo insurance. Licensed movers are also required to provide you with written proof of insurance. This certificate will detail their coverage and name their insurance provider. Feel free to verify the information on the certificate before you hand over your items. You can verify by calling the listed insurance provider or visiting the Department of Transportation's SAFER System.
We encourage all of our shipping customers to also obtain a third-party insurance provider. You may do this by visiting the uShip Cargo Insurance page. Always make sure yourself and your items are protected through transport.
Moving your home can be a confusing, stressful process and most likely will be extremely time consuming. However, our moving resources will help you figure out exactly what type of move is for you and guide you through the process. With our cost to move index you can view previous moving transactions as they happened. Being familiar with the uShip moving process will better prepare you for your next move.
Whether you need a little more information on how to find moving companies or how to pack your kitchen, our resources are a good place to start. We even have advice on moving with kids or relocating seniors and how to make the move easier for them. Check out our Fragile Shipping Guide for insider tips on protecting your breakables during a move.