No matter what you need to send, it takes time to figure out how to ship something without breaking the bank. That's why Roadie offers a flexible pickup and delivery service that works for you and your budget.
Need to figure out how to ship something across town or last-minute? Roadie makes it quick and easy to send stuff where it needs to go, whether you forgot your bag at a restaurant or need to send documents a few miles away. And because Roadie leverages existing resources on the road, our delivery platform takes a majority of the cost out of the equation and keeps pricing transparent. That means no extra handling fees, urgency upcharges, or weight surcharges.
Wondering how to ship stuff without spending a fortune? With the Roadie Shipping Calculator, get quotes from top competitors all in one place. Then simply choose the best shipping rate that works for you.
Save money on packaging
Why spend more money on boxes and bubble wrap than shipping itself? Let your cargo go commando! Because we match you with drivers already heading in the right direction, Roadie hand-delivers your stuff door-to-door with care. Now that’s how to ship something!
Protect high-value items
Whether you’re figuring out how to ship items like antiques, furniture, or something sentimental, you should consider investing in shipping protection. At Roadie, we automatically include $100 of insurance with the option to purchase additional protection up to $10,000 through UPS Capital®.
Send big and bulky items for less
We’ve all faced the dilemma of figuring out how to ship stuff when it’s oversized or oddly-shaped. Oftentimes, traditional shipping companies hit you with hidden fees to send larger items. Roadie is the easiest, often the cheapest way to ship large items local or nationwide as we’re using unused space already on the road.
Stories from the road
Saving hundreds of cross-country delivery
When his Tesla Model S needed repairing, Jon needed to send the hatch, doors, and roof to his friend Sean in Arizona. Shipping auto parts as heavy and expensive as those meant he needed a company who knows how to ship items carefully. Jon found out about Roadie and posted a Gig. A couple of days later, Harrison offered to help out and successfully delivered this Gig more than 1,193 miles! And it only cost Jon $322, saving him hundreds.
Bringing the 7ft Gungan home
The force is strong with this Gig! An avid Star Wars memorabilia collector, Jared, found a 7ft. Jar Jar statue on a Colorado Craigslist ad. He purchased the statue and started figuring out how to ship stuff, like the Gungan, to his home in California. A traditional carrier’s price made Jared think it had to be shipped from Naboo, instead of just two states away, so he started looking for alternatives. He found Roadie and set up a Gig the same day. In less than a week, Jared welcomed Jar Jar to the family for a fraction of what it would have cost with the other shipping company.
Housing a hutch on a budget
Luna recently moved into a new apartment in Atlanta and found a great hutch for the space. Because she already knew how to ship stuff with Roadie, she set up a Gig. Courtney, the furniture seller, loved how easy it was for Luna to send stuff with Roadie. She offered Luna more furniture pieces for her apartment, including a bedroom set and table. Roadie delivered it all and more to her new home in Midtown!
Most things, but not everything. You can read what items are prohibited in the Roadie community here. Otherwise, Roadie delivers practically anything big or small. Drivers coordinate how to handle a delivery with senders, so that they meet pickup and delivery deadlines — and have the correctly sized vehicle to deliver the item.
Nope, but we can help with the move! While we’re not a moving company, you can definitely use Roadie to move some of your larger, hard-to-pack items like couches, beds, and bedroom furniture. Remember to have someone at pickup and dropoff to load and unload items, if necessary.
Drivers who are interested in handling your Gig can communicate with you through Gig comments. As the sender, you will get notified by push notification or email whenever a potential driver has commented on your Gig.
After Roadie has selected a driver, we will share your phone number with the driver and share the driver’s phone number with you, so you can then communicate with the driver via phone or text.