How to ship heavy items with Roadie
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Shipping heavy items is easier than you think
Ship heavy items at the tap of an app
Roadie makes figuring out how to ship heavy packages stress-free. Simply tell us where to pick up and deliver your item. You’ll be matched with a driver, and then they’ll handle the rest. Seriously, it takes less than a minute. Drivers on our platform only need to know a few key pieces of information to deliver your items door-to-door — like where it needs to go, the item size, and delivery deadlines. After you create an account, you can schedule a delivery online or on your phone. We’ll match you with a driver who can meet your pickup and delivery specifications.
Don’t worry about packaging heavy items
Unlike traditional delivery companies, Roadie doesn’t load and unload your items several times during the trip. That‘s why when you’re figuring out how to ship heavy items through traditional methods, they require robust packaging. It helps them minimize breakage and damage on those inevitable bumps and thumps. Drivers carefully handle your stuff from door to door, so you don’t need all those wasteful boxes, packing peanuts and bubble wrap.
Why not just mail heavy packages?
The U.S. Postal Service has a 70-pound weight limit for Priority Mail and Media Mail, and other shippers can charge hundreds of dollars for overweight goods. Let Roadie show you how to ship heavy packages the easier, faster, cheaper way.
What about a freight company? Don’t they know how to ship heavy items?
Dedicated freight haulers and less-than-truckload carriers cater to companies that ship heavy items frequently. They aren’t in the business of one-off shipments like yours because they don’t make money that way. Here’s the deal with finding out how to ship heavy items with freight companies:
- It may take weeks before they can find a spot for your stuff
- Expect to pay many hundreds of dollars
- You have to find a way to get your stuff to their freight terminal
- You may have to fill out cumbersome paperwork
Instead, you could create a Gig, get door-to-door delivery, and save a couple hundred bucks.
Stories from the road
Kicking off the kayak business
Entrepreneur Paul achieved his dream when he started his own kayak retail business in Orlando a few months ago. He bought his first batch of kayaks from Bob in Marietta, GA, and needed to figure out how to ship heavy items like six kayaks the 464 miles to Orlando. The kayaks were so bulky that Paul knew traditional shipping would cost a fortune. Bob had used Roadie before and suggested it to Paul.
Fabio picked up all six kayaks and delivered them door-to-door the very next day. Paul says Roadie is a key partner in helping him grow his business.
Jamming to jazz together
Trudy and her partner are both jazz musicians, and they recently needed to transport a bass from Atlanta to Columbus, GA – 226 miles away. Trudy didn’t know how to mail heavy items, and didn’t trust just anyone to handle her beloved bass.
She posted a delivery. Great timing! Wayne was heading to his mother’s house near Columbus later that day, and he swung by Trudy’s house to pick up her bass. Turns out Wayne is a jazz singer, and they traded CDs of their music and stories about recent music gigs. Wayne delivered the bass safely that evening. A few days later, Wayne, Trudy – and her beloved bass – reunited at a small jazz concert at Trudy’s house.
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