Since I sell large upholstered pieces on eBay and through my website link to website, one of my biggest challenges is to find reasonable and reliable freight shipping options for my customers. I have been using Greyhound Package Express (station-to-station shipping) for some time and have found it meets many of my needs and is still the cheapest. In this blog, I want to discuss the main freight shipping - door-to-door option I have now been using for over three years and several hundred shipments - TSC Moving out of Gainesville, FLA - link to their website.
One reason I love this company is that is it VERY easy and quick to get quotes - usually within hours of asking. They have recently developed a "widget" that can be installed on electronic listings such as eBay which allows potential buyers to get quotes without going through me - how great is that!
|Widget to Get Direct Quote|
Another reason I love this company is that they truly are the best value for door-to-door shipping - and I have checked a lot of other options. It is still not cheap, however, and the further from my location a piece has to travel(Norcross, Georgia), the more expensive it becomes. Although the company does cover California, the price is pretty steep and I have yet to use the service for west coast deliveries.
The final and most important reason I like this company is that they are VERY CAREFUL with my pieces. They do a blanket-wrap service and handle the transaction from pickup through drop-off themselves. Most companies broker for space with other carriers to there can be multiple hand-offs and responsibility is not invested in only one company. I have had NO damage on any of my shipments - and that is saying a lot!
One drawback (other than some steep prices for far-away destinations) is the fact that they do not cover the entire country although they are constantly expanding. For example, I have a customer near Madison, Wisconsin - clearly not shown as one of their service areas on the following map. I have had to use other, less satisfactory methods, to ship two chairs to her last year. She just made another purchase and TSC accepted the shipment and is only charging $189 - that is a good deal!
|TSC Moving Service Area - As Shown on Website|