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See how reasonable the cost to ship a painting can be

The cost to ship paintings should always be within reach

Every dollar you save using Roadie to transport your art is like a down payment on your next masterpiece. Roadie transports art by tapping into the unused space of cars already heading in that direction — that lets us keep the cost of shipping artwork super low compared to what traditional shippers would charge. And because traditional shippers rely on high volume to make their profits, the cost of shipping artwork that is large or heavy can be steep with other companies.

How Roadie lowers the cost of shipping artwork
  • No Wasteful Packaging. Your art will travel in the comfort and protection of a vehicle and won’t be jostled around, so you can skip those expensive specialty boxes, crates and bubble wrap that can add hundreds to the cost of shipping artwork.
  • Personalized Experience. Aside from a very careful loading and unloading process, your artwork isn’t being handed off to several people or tossed around warehouse conveyor belts that can disturb or harm precious pieces.
  • Heavy Art Heavy Costs. Shipping artwork costs can skyrocket for large or heavy pieces, especially when bulky boxes add to the dimensions. Roadie’s shipping fees are a fraction of what you’d pay with other carriers.
  • Careful Drivers. Our Drivers love artwork too, and they pledge to take superb care of your piece from start to finish.
  • Your Art is Protected. Roadie automatically provides $500 in insurance for every Gig, and you can purchase an additional $10,000 in coverage through our partner, UPS Capital.
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Expand your business with Roadie

We have Drivers in every state in the U.S., so the cost of shipping artwork is always affordable local or nationwide. Roadie was created to handle those specialty bulky or heavy items at a fraction of the cost. It’s what we do best. Plus, you can track your artwork’s journey in real time on any device. No more sitting around waiting for an hours-long delivery window.

Stories from the road

  • Delivered the Next Day

    Oscar is the owner of Heritage Furniture Galleries in Southlake, TX, and his customers come in for all sorts of home furnishings ranging from leather sofas to marble sculptures and canvas paintings. He knows that the cost of shipping artwork can be outrageous.

    One customer fell in love with an Art Woodlands painting for her home in Tomball – 240 miles away. The one-of-a-kind painting needed gentle handling, and the customer wanted it delivered within two days.

    Oscar searched online and found Roadie. He posted a Gig, fully expecting the fee for a painting that size to be a few hundred dollars. He was thrilled to see Roadie only charged $91, and could get it delivered the next day.

  • Building An Artist's Reach

    Stacy loves sharing her art with customers. But the shipping part? Ugh. She usually has to double wrap her pieces, then crate them. And the cost of shipping artwork always makes her head spin.

    Ever since Stacy found out about Roadie, the onerous chore of shipping her art is now a pleasure. She recently posted a Gig to send a piece from Atlanta to Rosa Beach, FL, and the cost to ship a painting the 312-mile trip was $150 less than she usually spends with traditional carriers.

See what else you can send

  • Diving Helmet
  • Dog
  • Drill
  • Drum Kit
  • Earbuds
  • Essential Oils
  • Eggs
  • Espresso Machine
  • iPad
  • Ink
  • Inflatables
  • Iron
  • Keys
  • Kayak
  • Kitchen Sink
  • Kettlebells
  • Ladder
  • Laptop
  • Lamp
  • Lawnmower
  • Noodles
  • Nail Gun
  • Novels
  • Nutrition Drink
  • Onesie
  • Oven
  • Ornament
  • Ocarina
  • Passport
  • Printer
  • Puppy
  • Piñata
  • Quill
  • Quinoa
  • Quiver
  • Quilts
  • Recliner
  • Reel
  • Refrigerator
  • Rug
  • Uggs
  • Unicycle
  • Ukulele
  • Umbrella
  • Valentines
  • Vinyl
  • Vespa
  • Violin
  • Wagon
  • Washing Machine
  • Wristwatch
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Xylophone
  • X-Men #1
  • X-Ray Glasses
  • Xenomorph
  • Yearbook
  • Yarn
  • Yams
  • Yoga Mat
  • Zenith
  • Zinfandel
  • Zucchini
  • Zen Garden

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Cost of Shipping Artwork