How Do I Know What Size My Parcel Is?
Figuring out whether your stuff classifies as oversized is no easy task. That’s why we’ve listed out how to determine the size of your items if you choose to send with a traditional carrier. But remember, unlike them, Roadie doesn’t require the exact dimensions or weight of your item to post a Gig. Here’s what you’ll need to measure for an understanding of large item shipping costs:
- Overall Size (Length + 2x Width + 2x Height)
- Total Length
- Total Girth (2x Width + 2x Height)
- Total Weight
According to traditional shipping companies, you’ll need to use freight services if a package exceeds the following limits:
- Packages are over 150 lbs
- Packages measure more than 165 inches in length and girth combined
- Packages measure more than 108 inches in length
Roadie takes all this out of the equation. Just tell us the size of your item and where it needs to go.
Compare Large Item Shipping Costs in Seconds
Want to know how much it’ll cost to send something oversized without the hassle of measuring it? Use the Roadie Shipping Calculator to compare large item shipping costs from top carriers all in one place.
How Do Other Companies Determine Large Package Shipping Costs?
While traditional courier services or shipping companies provide estimates, oftentimes you won’t know the total fees that apply until checkout. Most often, they’ll charge you based on the overall size, billable weight, and handling surcharges.
Finding the cheapest way to ship large items get complicated quickly. That’s why we created the Roadie Shipping Calculator to make it easier to compare large item shipping costs. Learn more about sending with Roadie here, and get a free quote here.
Door-to-Door Delivery for Shipping Large Items
Most people will tell you that the safety of your bulky item comes down to how you package it — the boxes, the bubble wrap, and even the labels. However, your stuff will still bounce from truck to truck when you ship with a traditional carrier. Almost always, your large items could be dropped, thrown, shook, or rattled. When dozens of people handle your stuff, it never seems like each of them will handle it with care.
Here at Roadie, we’ll connect you with Drivers that can easily tuck your bulky items into the back of their truck and hand deliver it door-to-door. Plus, we automatically include $500 of insurance with the option to buy more protection up to $10,000. Learn more about shipping large items with Roadie here.