Packing peanuts, bubble wrap, and boxes — they’re all inescapable when you’re figuring out how to ship oversized items. And not only does it leave us feeling overwhelmed, it ends up costing a fortune. Before we started Roadie, we wondered if it was even possible to ship big, bulky items without burning a hole in your wallet.
That’s where Roadie comes in — we’re a faster, cheaper, easier way to ship out-of-the-box items across town or across the country. Whether it’s a desk you need to send to a client two states away, a set of golf clubs to a friend, or even a car tires from the auto shop over an hour away.
As the first on-the-way delivery network, Roadie makes it easy to figure out how to ship oversized packages without breaking the bank.
What Qualifies As An Oversized Item?
Before you jump into learning how to ship bulky items, you might wonder whether your package is oversized in the first place. According to traditional shipping guidelines, carriers consider packages as oversized and require freight shipping when:
- Items weigh more than 150 lbs
- An item measures larger than 165 inches in length and girth
- Packages are larger than 108 inches in length
- Packages with a large size-to-weight ratio
At Roadie, we don’t require measurements or weight when figuring out how to ship oversized items. Simply choose a general delivery size. And while some shipping companies have additional fees charged at point of sale, Roadie is a flat rate service with no hidden costs.
The Cheaper Way to Pack Bulky Items
There’s no reason why packaging ends up being more expensive than shipping out-of-the-box stuff itself. Here at Roadie, we decided to take that out of the equation — and let you cargo go commando! Roadie Drivers know how to ship oversized items, and since they are already headed in the right direction, they can safely deliver your stuff door-to-door for less.
Add Insurance When Shipping Bulky Items
Whether you’re shipping something valuable or sentimental, Roadie has you covered. Your Gig will automatically include $500 of insurance, and you have the option to purchase additional protection up to $10,000 through UPS Capital.
Quick Rate Comparisons for Oversized Items
Looking for how to ship bulky items without breaking the bank? Get quotes quickly and all in one place with the Roadie Shipping Calculator. Then all you do is have to pick the best price that works for you.