How Much Does it Cost to Ship Belongings

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How Much Does it Cost to Ship Belongings


How Much Does it Cost to Ship Your Stuff Cross Country

Moving to another city is always stressful, especially when the new city is on the other side of the country. When you need to move your belongings cross-country, you need to be prepared to wait for the delivery and pay a lot. 

Our post will help you understand what factors affect cross-country shipping, so you can plan your spendings more effectively and be prepared for sudden cost increases. Let us look at these factors:

  • Volume of your shipment. Depending on that, you will need to decide which shipping service you use: LTL, FTL, or else. Each one has different pricing.
  • Distance. Cross-country shipping is expensive. In some cases, buying new things might be a reasonable option.
  • Time of the year. We do not recommend shipping your stuff in peak season. Also, try to avoid shipping during winter holidays.
  • Pick up and delivery point. Most carriers will charge extra for working in rural areas or if origin and delivery are in a hard-to-reach area.
  • Interstate fees. You will need to pay the fees for interstate shipping.
  • Additional fees from the carrier. You can avoid these if you provide proper packaging and labeling for your freight.
  • Insurance. Most carriers provide standard insurance; however, it might not cover the value of your stuff. Thus, sometimes, you need to pay extra for additional coverage.

In general, the average cost for cross-country shipping is about $4,500. Plus, you can face additional costs, but they are situational. If you provide a good location for pick up, ship off-season, and provide good packaging for your items, this cost will be significantly lower.


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