What is the difference in shipping furniture using a freight company vs. white glove service?
The major differences to consider when choosing which furniture shipping service you choose is the type of item you are transporting along with the amount of preparation and packaging you are willing to make before shipping. Read our individual pages on furniture shipping via freight and furniture shipping via white glove movers for details behind what each service encompasses and offers.
How do I prepare my furniture and items for shipping?
Read our helpful packaging tips page for help on packaging your items properly before shipping. You can also call one of our experienced furniture freight specialists for helpful advice on how to prepare your freight shipping items to minimize damage.
What are expected transit times for shipping furniture?
Transit times will vary by carrier. An estimated transit time will be displayed along with your cost to ship at the time of quote.
Are there any materials that are easily damaged or should not be shipped?
Shipping furniture can be difficult for fragile or awkwardly-shaped or bulky items. Some items and materials are not usually shipped due to high likelihood of damage or for safety reasons. Furniture items that contain glass that cannot be broken down and packaged separately are almost always damaged during transport and are therefore not able to be shipped. If it’s something of high value to you, the best option might be to personally transport yourself for security.
What are items not recommended for shipping?
- Furniture with glass fronts
- Antiques or extremely fragile items
- Valuables and jewelry, etc
- Living plants or animals
- Flammable items
Where can I find materials to help me with packaging my furniture for shipping?
Items helpful in protecting and packaging your items for shipping include bubble wrap, corrugated cardboard boxes, shipping tape, and furniture pads. Although FreightCenter does not provide these types of items, you can purchase them either online or at your local moving and packaging store and some hardware stores.
What type of insurance is available for my furniture?
FreightCenter offers many levels of insurance. Ask your Account Manager for more information.