So you’ve sold that big chest of drawers or that furniture stand to someone but they’re on the other side of the country to you. What now? You could drive it yourself if the distance isn’t too great, but who wants to spend the fuel costs and whatnot to get rid of Auntie Emma’s old chest of drawers? You could get the person to come and collect it – and many times they may, but what if they don’t? What are some options that you can employ to get a delivery to its destination? Here are a couple of suggestions.
Hire A Delivery Company
Hiring a delivery company of sorts to take the guess work out of getting your delivery from A to B is a great way to get the person their product. Depending on what the product or object is will determine the type of company and the size of their fleet. A small object wouldn’t need more than a man with a van perhaps while larger objects or moving full houses will require someone with more space available in their trucks or vans. A great company to use for this type of work is Shiply – they act as a one stop shop for all your shipping and delivery needs, whether it’s moving house or shipping an eBay sale, Shiply has the right man for the job.
The postal service can be a good way to send paper goods, smaller objects or documentation, depending on level of importance. Things like passport paperwork or other sensitive personal documentation is more likely to be safer in the hands of a courier, depending on where you’re sending it as some post has the tendency to get mislaid or full on lost enroute to its destination. You can utilise the services of tracked and/or next day guaranteed delivery, but if your package is too large or heavy, getting a delivery service such as Shiply might be the best option to get your package from you to its recipient.
Couriers are a great way to get special deliveries from location to location without undue stress or worry. Companies often charge high rates for courier services, depending on size or weight of your package. If your item is too heavy or large many courier companies will opt not to take it or may charge extortionate fees to do so. If you need something shipped with quick delivery and rapid transport, looking into more local options can be a good course of action and with Shiply you can peruse local delivery drivers who work either for themselves or a company to take your larger packages or furniture where they need to go for a fraction of what a courier would charge.
There you have a couple of ways you can ship things from A to B and beyond. Depending on the type of item that needs shipping, the postal service or couriers aren’t always the best course of action. That’s where companies like Shiply come in, allowing you to pick the best delivery option to suit your individual, specific needs.