Whether you're buying or selling one or more beds, FreightCenter makes shipping beds easy and affordable for you. Follow the suggestions on this page and you'll see how.
Custom beds such as Sleep Number or any specialty bed can cost into the thousands for the mattress alone. Designer bedroom sets, dressers and bed frames, especially heirlooms, can be costly and worth shipping.
However, inexpensive beds and mattresses don’t make sense to ship due to cost. You are often better just to sell them and buy a new one at your destination. Please note that used mattress sales are subject to regulation in each state. Be sure you've complied with regulations before you sell your mattress.
Unless you are shipping a full truckload of beds, your shipment will utilize LTL (less-than-truckload) services.
You save money with LTL (less-than-truckload) shipping because your shipment shares the truck with loads from other shippers. It's important that your cargo be packaged so it will not be damaged in transit and will not present a danger to other shipments on the truck.
Mattresses should be wrapped in plastic and taped so there are no places where dirt or moisture can get in. A variety of mattress bags are available online and in retail stores. They are perfect for the job. Place the bagged or wrapped mattress in a cardboard box and seal the box.
Disassemble the bed frame and place fasteners in a sealed bag. Wrap wood frames in a blanket or bubble wrap. Do not place packing tape on the wood to prevent damage. Box all small wood parts after wrapping in a protective layer. Cover the bed frame with a blanket or packaging as well to prevent scratching. We recommend extra covering such as cardboard (a cardboard box is best).
Inexpensive bedroom furniture can be bubble-wrapped, then blanketed. Remove objects from drawers and box separately. All elements need to be strapped to a pallet and must not extend beyond the perimeter of the pallet.
Antiques or more expensive furniture should be crated for optimal protection.
The freight class for shipping bedroom suites depends on the pieces being shipped and how they are packaged. You'll find freight classes for many bedroom furniture related sub-categories in our Freight Class Lookup table.
If you are shipping several pieces, let our expert shipping staff determine the correct freight class of each piece and get accurate quotes from several carriers for you.
FreightCenter is where the best freight carriers compete for your business. We enable you to compare multiple carriers' rates and expected transit times in a matter of seconds. Then, you choose which carrier you want to handle your shipment. FreightCenter takes care of the rest.
Your first step is to get an instant, online freight shipping quote.
FreightCenter is a leader in customer satisfaction because we back up our technology with the able assistance of real live shipping experts who are here to help you. Need help getting quotes or booking your bedroom shipment? Have questions about packaging? Have questions or concerns after you've booked your shipment? Our freight experts are available to answer your questions. Save time, save money, and enjoy peace of mind. Get your free quote now or give us a call at 800.716.7608.