Roadie offers cheaper shipping costs than traditional carriers
Oversized delivery for less
Looking for cheaper shipping costs for out-of-the-box items? You can pretty much send anything with Roadie — think everything from kayaks to couches to Craigslist purchases. While traditional shipping companies will charge you additional freight costs, Roadie makes it easy to send big stuff for less. And because Roadie is a flat rate platform, the price we quote is the price you pay.
How do shipping companies calculate shipping costs?
Most shipping companies determine shipping costs based on a number of factors, including size, weight, and urgency. While traditional shipping carriers give you an estimate, you usually won’t know which fees apply until you’re at the checkout counter. Here are some of the fees that other shipping calculators may leave out:
Large Package Surcharge
Additional Handling Surcharge
Residential Area Surcharge
And don’t forget about boxes and packing peanuts! Because traditional carriers use trucks, conveyor belts, and hundreds of people to get items from A to B, they require extra packaging to keep your item safe — not to mention overall higher shipping costs. Oftentimes, you may end up paying more for packaging than shipping itself. Because Roadie matches you with a single driver to hand deliver your stuff, there’s no need for boxes or packaging.
Cheaper than courier prices
Need to figure out how to ship something across town or last-minute? Forget about sky-high courier prices. Roadie makes it quick and easy to send stuff where it needs to go for as low as $12, whether you forgot your bag at a restaurant or need to send documents a few miles away.
Compare shipping rates in seconds
With the Roadie Shipping Calculator, we compare shipping rates for you. Get quotes from top competitors all in one place, then simply choose the best rate that works for you. No hidden fees. No measuring. No gimmicks.
Stories from the road
From Instagram to the front door
Meredith bought herself a gift — a peacock chair from one of her favorite Instagram accounts. After contacting the seller, she found out that shipping costs from Dallas to Houston would have been $150, which was more than she paid for the chair itself. Meredith needed to find a company that had cheap delivery and found Roadie after she decided to compare shipping rates. She posted a gig on Roadie and was able to ship the chair for $87 — that’s over 70% less in shipping costs!
Saving hundreds in every artwork delivery
As an emerging artist, Patrick gets requests from all over the country. An average painting usually goes for about $1,000, but courier prices can go up to $700. In a market where shipping often costs more than his art, it didn’t make economic sense to Patrick to sell anywhere but locally. So, when he heard about Roadie from a friend, he gave it a try to send his art from Atlanta to a customer in Brooklyn. Not only did he save over $300 on shipping costs, but it turned out to be the easiest way he had ever sent art to a customer, especially around the holidays. Now, he can reach customers all over the country, because Roadie is the cheapest holiday shipping option for him. All he has to do is post, load and deliver his pieces wherever a customer is!