So, you have decided to make a small move, but are curious about what kind of delivery you need. Perhaps you need your shipment delivered at a specific time? Perhaps you are alone and need help moving the items inside? Maybe you are just looking for the most economical way to move your items from point A to point B. When you use Ship Smart, you can customize your delivery. Below is a list of our services and their definition. These services can be combined or customized to make the most difficult situation easy.
- Pickup At Terminal
- Curbside Delivery
- Guaranteed Delivery Dates
- Full-Service Deliveries
- Furniture Assembly
- Proof of Insurance
- Customs Clearance
What does 'curbside' delivery mean?
All your items are palletized and/or crated to ship in a freight truck. Our shipper or carrier will call you to arrange your delivery. Someone should be available to meet the driver and accept the cargo. The driver will lower the package to the ground using a hydraulic lift called a lift gate. Your pallet or crate will be placed curbside or by the end of your drive. It should be noted that package removal is not provided. This can be a large pallet or crate, so arrange to have additional people to help you move the items indoor. Make sure you have tools including a drill, hammer, and box cutter ready to help open the crate or pallet and unpack your shipment.
The purpose for curbside delivery is that the package(s) are too heavy for one delivery driver to haul up a slope or second floor, and you will be responsible to take your items inside. It is also your responsibility to unpack your pallet or crate, completing any necessary assembly, and removing and cleaning up remaining debris. By doing so you save the cost of labor making your move more affordable.
When you invest in full-service delivery you'll know:
- The exact time your shipment will be delivered. (Receive a call 24-48 hours before).
- Your furniture will be unpacked and positioned in your room by our professionals.
- Your items will be protected from the elements, like the cold rain and snow.
I hope this article explained the different delivery services we offer, however, for more specific information or specific questions on combining or customizing your delivery, call our friendly staff. They will be happy to answer any remaining questions you may have.