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Shipping large items the right way

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Large item shipping you can rely on

Need to move large items long distance? If your items are too large to send through parcel shipping services but are too small to fill an entire truck, TSI can help. Our expert problem solvers specialize in creating customized shipping plans that work for you. Whether you’re shipping a single item or multiple large pieces, TSI can ship most large, bulky, or heavy items, including large boxes, pianos and other large instruments, china cabinets, grandfather clocks, furniture, appliances and eBay transactions.

How it works

You need help shipping large items
Call us M-F 9am-6pm ET, live chat with us, or submit an online form and we’ll get right to work. Have your pickup and drop off zip codes, inventory and approximate dimensions, and any special considerations we should know about (like hard deadlines, stairs at either end, and if you’ll need packing or assembly) ready when you call.

We’ll create a custom solution
Your large item shipment is assigned to one of our logistics specialists. They’ll be your single point of contact during the entire process, from quote to delivery. Using our nationwide network of moving and shipping professionals, they’ll design a personalized solution for shipping your large items.

Personalized large item packing & shipping solutions

Economy service for boxed items Our economy service is ideal for boxed or crated items you can pack yourself, such as large boxes.

White glove service for furniture If you’re shipping furniture, fragile items, or valuable pieces, you need our White Glove service. White-Glove service can include professional packing and crating and indoor pickup and delivery.

FAQs for large item shipping

How do I ship my large item(s)?

There are several ways to ship large item(s). The best method will depend on what you’re shipping and how much you have to ship. For large or heavy items such as pianos and other large instruments, china cabinets, grandfather clocks, furniture, appliances, large boxes, and even eBay purchases, please contact our logistics specialists so we can determine the optimal custom solution for you.

What is the easiest way to ship my large item(s)?

 

The easiest way to ship large or heavy items is with a professional freight shipping company such as TSI. We offer both economy and white glove shipping options, as well as specialty options like air-ride suspension and climate control trucks to accommodate most large item shipment requirements.

With a nationwide network of shipping partners to choose from, TSI’s interstate shipping specialists have the experience needed to get your items to their final destination as easily as possible, whether across the country or the other side of the state.

How do I pack my large item(s)?

The correct packing method depends on the item you’re shipping. For detailed packing instructions for some of the most commonly shipped items, read our “How Do I Ship That?” guides.

If you’re shipping boxed items using our economy service, you’ll pack your items yourself and help with curbside pickup and delivery. Our white glove shipping option is best for those who are unable or prefer not to have to pack their items. Our shipping specialists will come into your home to pack your items so you can rest assured they’ll be packed appropriately. For more fragile or odd shaped items, we offer on-site custom crating.

What’s the cheapest way to ship large item(s)?

 

The cheapest way to ship large items depends on the item(s) you’re shipping and how far they have to travel.

If you’re shipping large or heavy boxes or household items like furniture, the cheapest shipping method is often consolidated freight. TSI has access to a network of movers and is able to secure available space on trucks going the same direction as  your shipment.

Are there any hidden fees with shipping out of state?

 

Often, companies will offer you a low rate then surprise you with hidden fees like mileage or loading costs. There are no hidden fees when shipping with TSI—as long as you provide accurate size and weight dimensions, as well as information on any access limitations on either end, your quote will match the price you pay. 

What is the best way to ship large fragile items to a different state?

This depends on several things, such as the size, value, and weight of the item being shipped. Specifically for large or heavy shipments, freight shipping is usually the most efficient option. Depending on the service level, we have several options for shipments including:

Economy shipping, which requires you to do the boxing of your items. To assist with this, we also offer a wide array of supplies to help you pack for your successful shipment. For tips and tricks to packing your sentimental or valuable items, check out our detailed “How Do I Ship That?” guides. 

White glove shipping, which can remove the stress of packing and transporting your fragile and valuable items across states. It also includes free in-home delivery, along with the preparation of your goods for transport.

Customer Opinions Matter

They help us serve you better. See what our customers have to say about our services below. You can read more reviews here

I looked everywhere for a business that would ship my bed. I was told not to bother, just sell it and buy again. Luckily, I came across TSI. They were helpful, nice, and accommodating. They shipped my bed on schedule at the price they quoted.… More ›

Courtney Courtney

I work and live in two different states, so I needed to move personal effects, while keeping my home base intact. TSI allowed me to move what I wanted, and charged me by the pound instead of imposing a high mandatory minimum that is imposed… More ›

Kim H. Kim H.

Very good communication with my moving consultant on the front end. He arranged for local vendor to pick up goods as my window for being in LA did not coincide with their regular crew. The local vendor held the goods until TSI’s crew picked… More ›

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