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 service, 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
- Location Fee
- Fuel Surcharge
- Additional Handling Surcharge
- Residential Area Surcharge
- Dimensional Weight
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.