Antique Shipping in Hyde Park, NY
Shipping Place & More: We ship antiques
A vintage rocking chair, a 100-year-old cuckoo clock, a Civil War-era vase, a cut glass chandelier -- many of us have all kinds of antiques in our homes, inherited or otherwise. At some point, we may want to ship an antique or two -- or a houseful -- to a new home, a family member, or even an auction house or dealer. The good news is that if you live anywhere close to Hyde Park, NY, you can turn to Shipping Place & More, the antique shipping experts.
To get started, we are typically asked to ship antiques that are valuable to the owner, whether for sentimental reasons or high value because of their rarity. As an independently owned and operated business, we are committed to customer service above and beyond what you might encounter in a store owned by a large corporation. Therefore, we work hard to deliver the best packing and shipping solutions we can while at the same time, trying our best to hold down the cost for each customer.
Antique shipping services
There's more than what meets the eye with the process of shipping antiques. At Shipping Place & More, we are professional shipping experts who coordinate everything from packaging, storage and shipping options to insurance protection and tracking.
- Accepting antique furniture and/or other items in our store and checking the antiques for condition and damage
- Talking with the customer about the best shipping solutions ranging from UPS and independent truck companies to moving companies and air freight
- Determining insurance protection services, dependent upon the value of the items
- Packaging, which can be a multi-step service in itself
- Arranging for the selected transit carrier to arrive and safely pick up the items
- Helping you track the delivery online throughout transit
Packaging antique furniture
The team at Shipping Place & More is expertly trained in all aspects of packaging, and we specialize in packing and shipping antiques. We have 70 different sizes of boxes, bubble wrap, packing peanuts, tape, and other tools and materials that allow us to pack and ship your antiques to withstand any abuse the carriers might "throw" at them. And if we pack it for you, we guarantee it for insurability. The typical carrier, such as UPS, FedEx, or the U.S. Postal Service, require items packed in a package to be able to safely sustain a three-foot drop. We abide by that standard as well.
Local experts that deliver professional service
Whether we wrap your rocking chair with a blanket or we pile on layers of bubble wrap or other protective materials to protect your item, the staff at Shipping Place & More is serious about keeping your antiques secure when they are on the move. Selecting exactly the right size of packing box or crate for the size and weight of your antique item is the first step. If we need to, we can go further than the typical shipping store crating solutions: we can build a custom crate or create a custom box for the item. It is part of our professional package service to ensure your fragile and valuable items arrive at their destination without damage.
Who ships antiques?
We handle antique shipping for people with a variety of personal and business shipping needs. This includes individuals moving across town, cross country, or outside the country who owned high-value antiques and wanted a higher level of security than they would get with a moving company, UPS store, or freight carrier. We work with estate attorneys and relatives working to distribute items from an estate.
We also work with people in the antique furniture business who depend on qualified shipping services to keep inventory moving in their store and who ship antiques to auction on a regular basis. Many individuals want to ship their vintage furniture or valuable and delicate keepsakes to family members and friends as they downsize their own households. All these people share the same antique shipping goal: they need their valuable antiques to arrive at their destination safely.
Antique Auction Shipping?
Shipping Place & More is currently primary shipper for multiple local antique auction dealers. Over the years, we have easily shipped many hundreds of thousands of dollars of antiques for local antique auction houses. Truth be told its probably in the millions of dollars (its something we simply don't monitor). Why are we the primary shippers for these auction houses? They know when we pick up the item it will be handled with care from the time we arrive at the auction house until it is delivered to the new owner. If the auctioneers trust us with their antiques, who better should be trusted with your antique items for packaging, crating, insuring and shipping than Shipping Place & More.
How much does it cost to ship antiques?
Many variables go into the cost of an antiques shipment. To get started, here are some items that are considered in coming up with a shipping quote. Contact us to discuss shipping options for a quote to ship antiques.
- Number of items
- Location for delivery, whether cross country or local (a remote destination without regular truck service will cost more)
- Time frame for delivery (next-day delivery will also cost more)
- Carrier and shipping option selected, such as air freight, moving van, or other services
- Need for custom crate or custom box
- Need for pick up antiques from a home or other location
- Special materials or packaging process for extremely delicate or fragile items
Full range of services
Shipping services for antiques is just one of the many services we can provide for any individual or company in the Hyde Park, NY, area. Our store offers a full menu of services from printing business cards and brochures to copying, faxing, and shredding services. Call or come visit our store at 3979 Albany Post Road in Hyde Park and find out why people consider us a one-stop shop for packing and shipping services and so much more.
Shipping Place & More for antique shipping
For more than 20 years, our independently owned and operated local store has had the professional expertise to package and ship antiques safely to their destination. You can rest assured that your antiques, whether you have lots of furniture or just one item, will be secure at every step of the way. Call us at 845-483-7447 for a free quote on your antique shipping needs. We look forward to seeing you soon during our office hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and Saturday, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Click on the button below to send us a message.