Finding the cheapest way to ship across country
Do you have a household goods shipment to move across country? Then I’m sure that finding the most cost-effective way to ship is your top priority. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to ship across country. The not so good news is that there are different definitions of cheap. If you’re looking for a cheap mover with affordable rates and exceptional service, let me introduce you to U-Pack Moving®, the option many customers call the easiest and cheapest way to ship across country.
What is U-Pack and how does it work?
U-Pack is a great solution for those who want to ship their belongings across country for a reasonable price. With U-Pack, you do the loading and unloading of your belongings and U-Pack transports them for you. Get a free quote here to see your price to ship with U-Pack now. It’s likely you’ll find U-Pack to be the affordable solution you are looking for.
Space vs. Weight – Which is the cheapest option for me?
The big issue many people have with determining the cost of a shipment based on weight is that the final estimate can be inaccurate. In most cases, when price is based on weight, someone will do an “in-home estimate,” where they walk through your home and estimate how much your belongings will weigh based on what they see in your home. Your price is based on that weight. Of course, there’s no real way of knowing how much the shipment weighs until it’s put on a scale. And that happens after your shipment is loaded and on its way to your destination.
U-Pack determines the cost of your shipment based on space, giving you more control over the price of your move. Let’s say you’re shipping household goods from a three-bedroom home. The moving quote you get from U-Pack says it should take up about 21 ft. of space in U-Pack’s trailer. You book your shipment through U-Pack, and the trailer is delivered direct to your home for you to load. Of course, you’ve watched U-Pack’s loading tips video, so you’re certain that you can load efficiently and fit everything into 19 ft. of space. And you do! Because you only pay for the space you use, you end up paying for 19 ft., not the 21 ft. originally quoted. Awesome! Use these space estimators from U-Pack to see how much space you should need. Now, when you get a moving quote, you can add or subtract the per-foot adjustment price to see the price based on how much you actually use. Are you beginning to see how U-Pack can easily be the cheapest way to ship across country?
U-Pack offers quality service when shipping across country
As you know, a low price doesn’t always mean you’re getting a reliable shipper. Here’s how U-Pack delivers quality service along with those affordable prices.
- If you decide on a more traditional way to ship your belongings, your belongings could be transferred to another truck (without your supervision) or co-mingled with other household goods shipments. The more your belongings are touched, the better chance they could be damaged. With U-Pack, once your items are loaded on the trailer, that’s the way they stay until you unload. Also, your belongings will be the only household shipment on the trailer, so there’s no co-mingling of shipments.
- Traditional shipping methods could take weeks upon weeks to deliver your belongings. Shipping with U-Pack, however, typically takes only days. U-Pack averages cross country shipments in just 2-5 business days. Not bad at all!
- If you need help loading/unloading your belongings or storage for your belongings, just ask U-Pack. Get a quote here with moving help and/or storage options tacked on to your U-Pack move.
I’ve got a small shipment – can U-Pack help?
I’m glad you asked. Yes – U-Pack loves small shipments. That’s why U-Pack created the ReloCube® weatherproof moving container. One container can hold the belongings of a studio-sized apartment, but is small enough to fit into a single parking space. And similar to the trailer, a similar “space” rule applies to the Cube. You can reserve as many Cubes as you think you may need, but only pay for the ones you actually use. What a convenient way to move! Get a quote for the ReloCube here.
Get a moving quote from U-Pack today!
It makes sense that U-Pack is often the cheapest way to ship across country, but now you need to put it to the test. Get a free moving quote online or call 800-413-4799 and talk to a U-Pack moving specialist about the specifics of your shipment. If you have any questions about U-Pack, leave a comment below and I’ll answer it right away!