How to Make Shipping Lamps Easy and Affordable
Whether you’re buying or selling lamps, FreightCenter makes shipping lamps easy and affordable for you. Follow the suggestions on this page and you’ll see how.
Lamps that measure less than 108 inches long and weigh less than 150 pounds can probably be shipped as a parcel, rather than as freight. FreightCenter now offers low-cost parcel shipping as well as freight shipping.
Large, heavy lamps or shipments of multiple lamps should be done as LTL (less-than-truckload) freight shipping. Whichever type of shipping you need, FreightCenter can handle it for you.
How Do You Arrange for Parcel Shipping Through Freightcenter?
As a one-stop shipping solution, FreightCenter offers FTL (full truckload), LTL (less-than-truckload) and Parcel shipping. To get a quote on shipping lamps as a parcel, request a quote online or call our team of parcel experts at 800.716.7608.
How Do You Pack Lamps for Parcel Shipping?
When shipping a lamp as a parcel, you will need two double-wall packing boxes, one for the lamp and the other for the shade. Gather up the cord and secure it to the lamp at the base. Disassemble the lamp and pack the pieces, such as the finial and harp, into a small box. Pack the small box with paper so the pieces don’t move around in transit. Pack the base of the box where you are going to put the lamp with paper or foam packaging material. Then, bubble-wrap the outside of the small box and put it in the box, leaving room for the lamp, of course. Wrap the lamp with paper or bubble wrap and place it in the box. Secure the lamp in the box by filling in around the sides and top of the lamp with paper or bubble-plastic packing material. Wrap the shade in paper or bubble wrap and place it in the other box. Fill in gaps around and above the shade with bubble wrap, paper or foam.
Give the bulb to someone or throw it away. It probably won’t survive the journey.
How Do You Pack Lamps for Ltl Shipping?
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.
When shipping a valuable lamp, buy or build a crate for the lamp. Disassemble the lamp and protect it as described in the above section for parcel shipping. Secure the lamp and shade inside the crate so they do not move around during shipping. Don’t be afraid to over-protect the lamp and shade. The money and time you spend to fill the crate with packaging materials will be worth the effort to keep a valuable lamp protected during shipping.
How to Compare the Costs of Shipping Lamps From Trusted Carriers
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.
- Enter the dimensions, weight, relevant zip codes and freight class (if you know it) into the quote form.
- You’ll see a list of qualified carriers for your shipment, along with their quote and estimated transit time. Choose your carrier and book your shipment.
- A FreightCenter expert will review your shipment and check for accuracy.
- Once the shipment is scheduled, you’ll receive your bill of lading and other paperwork.
- Double check that all information is correct.
What if You Need Help?
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 booking your lamp shipment? Have questions about packaging? Have questions or concerns after you’ve booked your shipment? Our shipping 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.