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Business: Business Services, Couriers and Messengers
Get multiple courier and delivery quotes – save up to 75% by using lorries already on the road making similar journeys.
Shiply matches people needing to move goods with transport companies going there anyway. Over 25% of lorries run completely empty of cargo and over 50% run only part-full. By enabling consumers and businesses to make use of this spare capacity, Shiply dramatically cuts down on CO2 emissions, increases the profitability of transport companies and saves the consumer up to 75%.
Shiply is independent and has no affiliation with any user or transport provider. We are fully committed to providing a secure, objective and trustworthy online marketplace.
How Shiply Works
Just like eBay is an online marketplace for buying and selling goods, Shiply is an online marketplace for transporting goods. Users simply list items they need to move - free and with no obligation and then receive low cost bids from thousands of feedback-rated transport companies.
Shiply helps you find cheap courier services by matching yourself up with couriers service & delivery service, companies already making similar trips across Europe. Shiply - The delivery services and courier company marketplace where delivery companies bid for your business.
- List Your Delivery
- Describe what it is you need to move
- Specify the pickup & delivery locations
- Set your preferred dates - the more flexible the better prices you will receive
- Free quotes & with no obligation to accept
- Get Quotes
- Transport companies already making similar trips bid for your business
- In a reverse-auction format - saving you up to 75%
- Email alerts with new bids - no need to phone around for quotes
- Helping the environment - keeping lorries full
- Choose A Bid
- Read profiles & business information of transport providers who bid
- Read feedback left by previous customers
- Ask questions / compare bid prices
- Click "Accept Bid" when you are ready
- Over 200,000 registered users
- Over 19,000 registered transport companies
- Received over 337,005 quote requests
- A new quote request made on the site every 33 seconds
- Had over £35m of work available
- Had 2 million bids placed on delivery listings
- Saved over 14 million miles by making use of spare capacity in lorries and vans
- Won over 10 business awards ranging from Nectar Start Up of the Year 2009 (£2,000) to Shell Springboard (£40,000) & The Dutch Postcode Lottery Green Challenge (EUR 100,000)
Large Item Delivery
Unfortunately having large, heavy or bulky goods delivered is not as straightforward as just running down to the post office. However, it needn't be a headache, provided you plan and prepare your delivery with care.
When requesting a delivery service for large or bulky goods, it is first recommended to establish what kind of service you require. A door-to-door service may suffice, alternatively you may require a more full service whereby the courier/transport firm would pack/unpack and/or install/uninstall any appliances.
Once you have established when you need your items collected and delivered, you will need to find an appropriate courier to carry out the delivery. This is where Shiply really helps. list your goods for free and receive low prices from couriers and delivery firms competing for this work. Be certain to fully investigate the company you choose, in particular their levels of insurance offered.
Moving house can be a stressful process. Adequate planning, preparation and knowing what to expect from removal companies can help take a load off.
Understanding the level of service you require is your first step. On Shiply we allow you to request from 3 service types:
- Full-Service house removal
- Full-Service house removal is when the house removals company carries out all aspects of the removal from the packaging up of your goods and furniture, loading/unloading and then unpacking at the new address.
- Semi-Service house removal
- Semi-Service, is a popular compromise for those wishing to save some money. The removal firm/company is responsible for loading and unloading goods, however not for packing/unpacking.
- Self-Service house removal
- Self-Service on the other hand (the cheapest option) is for when all you require is either someone to drive their removal company lorry or drive a lorry you have rented yourself. You will remain responsible for the packing/unpacking & loading/unloading of your goods at both ends.
Once you have established what kind of home removals service best fits your needs, you should choose a home removal company. This is where Shiply can help save you significant time and money on your house removal. Just list your move for free and receive competitive bids from home removal firms competing for your business. Find cheap home removal companies - list your removal for free. You can also view current shipment listings for people requiring full service home removals from our registered home removal companies.
Having your vehicle transported is a fairly straight-forward process. However, it does pay to plan and prepare. Importantly, what kind of time-frame for the vehicle transportation are you looking at? The entire process can take several days, so setting a realistic time-frame for the vehicle delivery will be beneficial to both parties & can help to ensure the job is carried out to a good standard.
There are generally two main options for vehicle delivery. The first (and often the cheapest) is for your vehicle to be driven to its destination by a vehicle transport company. Clearly the vehicle would need to be in good running order. Professional vehicle transporters will be able to drive on their own trade-plates. The second option would be for your vehicle to be transported on a trailer.
If you were to opt for a trailer service, the type of trailer to be used will have an impact on the level of service received, as well as the final price. Single-vehicle trailers are often used for urgent vehicle transportation, accordingly however, as only one vehicle is moved at a time, the cost tends to be higher. Multi-car trailers can transport several cars at once, the delivery service will be slower but you can expect a lower price.
Now that you have established the type of service you need, you will need to carefully pick a vehicle transportation firm. This is where Shiply really helps out, list your vehicle shipment for free and then get low prices from haulage and cheap vehicle transporters competing to carry out the work for you.
Prior to releasing your vehicle, you should check your chosen car transport firm's experience levels, insurance cover and authority. You should also check for any already-existing damage and document this along with time-stamped photos.
Get cheap vehicle delivery, list your vehicle now, for free. Or view the current vehicle transportation shipment listings, such as requirements to ship motorcycles, transport caravans or deliver tractors on shiply.
Finding boat transport is a relatively simple process, so long as you have made proper preparations and know what to expect from boat movers. You should set a realistic timeframe for your boat transportation. The entire process can take a number of weeks from initial planning right through to the boat delivery service itself.
First, you will need to choose the type of boat transport haulage service you require. There are two main options to consider. The first is to have the boat sailed by a professional skipper, this can work out cheapest if your boat is in the water or is particularly large, however the delivery time may be quite slow. The second option is for the boat to be delivered by trailer, bear in mind that unless your boat is already on it’s own trailer there would normally need to be crain access at both pickup and delivery points. Furthermore, if your yacht is particularly large you may need to apply and wait for permits to carry the oversized load on the road.
Once you have weighed up your options and decided on your preferred method of delivery, you need to carefully choose a boat transportation company. This is where Shiply helps, simply list your boat for free and receive competitive bids from boat transport companies competing for your business. Be sure to carefully investigate the boat transportation company, in particular their experience and levels of insurance cover.
Before you release your boat for delivery, whether by trailer or by sea, make sure you have completed the boat preparation instructions as requested by your chosen yacht delivery company. Also ensure that you check & document any pre-existing damage.
Find cheap boat transport, list your boat for free. Or view the current boat delivery and transportation listings on Shiply.
Moving a pet, is like moving a member of the family. So, you will want to make sure that they are treated well by a reputable and appropriately licensed pet taxi service.
A professional pet mover will be able to handle all aspects of the transport, including everything from the transport itself to filing the necessary paperwork. Be sure to ask them questions about their experience and levels of insuarance.
Once you have established that you require the services of a pet transport company, you need to get quotes for the job. This is where Shiply can help - list your pet for free and receive competitive prices from pet transport companies competing for your business.
Within the UK, pet transport companies are required to be licensed with DEFRA. Before handing your pet over into the care of a pet transport firm, be sure to check they have the necessary statutory paperwork.