Shiply.com - have large things transported cheaply from A to B

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I have to have one today Pick of the week for the platform Shiply.com write, because this website has solved a big problem for me. I bought a climbing wall from a private individual that consists of two large wooden panels made of maritime pine. Many climbing holds are screwed into the plates, so that each plate weighs around 40 kilograms.

But since I only have a Dacia Dokker, it's impossible for me to transport the panels myself. The next problem is that unfortunately there is a good 550 kilometers between the seller and me.

Of course you could rent a moving van and take a 2-day trip there and back, but unfortunately that doesn't work if you don't like driving and don't have much time.

It's that easy to enter your order in Shiply. Within a short time you can then view the first offers.

It's that easy to enter your order in Shiply. Within a short time you can then view the first offers.

The solution: find carriers with Shiply

My wife then gave me the crucial tip, because a few years ago she had had a table transported from Berlin through half of Germany and found a provider for it via Shiply.

In contrast to directly commissioning a freight forwarder, Shiply has an advantage because you receive offers from several providers and can then carry out a price comparison. This gives you a cheap transport of your things and also an evaluation of the service provider, so that there is a high probability that you will not book a scammer.

This is how Shiply works

In bullet points, the process is structured as follows:

  1. Describe the goods to be transported
  2. Enter pickup location
  3. Enter destination
  4. wait until the first offers arrive (approx. 20 min)
  5. now you can compare the details and prices of the offers and choose one
  6. After selecting the "winner" enter the name, address, email and telephone number of the pick-up location and drop-off location in an online form at Shiply
  7. Now the commission from Shiply will be debited from the client account by direct debit (takes about 2 days)
  8. once the commission has been received by Shiply, the customer and the carrier can contact each other and make an appointment for collection and delivery - that's it
  9. on delivery you should then have cash ready for the forwarding agent or transfer the promised price
Shiply's benefits are also listed on the website.

Shiply's benefits are also listed on the website.

My experience with Shiply

In my case, the task was to transport the climbing wall (two large panels measuring 2,5 x 1,25 m). The distance was a good 550 kilometers - so a decent way.

The offers included prices from 154 euros to 557 euros. In the end I decided on the lowest offer because the transport service provider with the nickname "rosenquarz" also had excellent ratings.

The collection was completed just a few days after the confirmation and three days later the climbing wall was already in our house.

The climbing wall was already at our house a few days after the order via Shiply – but it still took some time to install because we still have to make room for it (photo: Sir Apfelot).

The climbing wall was already at our house a few days after the order via Shiply – but it still took some time to install because we still have to make room for it (photo: Sir Apfelot).

The goods were perfectly secured during transport and the carrier even helped me carry them into the house. And because everything went so well, I also gave my colleague a tip and transferred over 20 euros more than agreed. It was still an insane price.

So my experience with Shiply has been great all round.
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Transparency notice

Since the post is so positive, I want to mention that Shiply didn't ask me to write anything, nor do people even know about my blog post. I just want to point out a great service that might be helpful for one or the other reader.

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2 comments

  1. Peter William says:

    I used Shiply several times a long time ago. A freight forwarder took me a dishwasher from Vienna to Mannheim as a gift for 50 euros as additional freight. A Kettler fitness thing with an estimated weight of 1 megaton was brought here to Mannheim by a super-friendly Turkish man from Lake Constance for a reasonable price. And now it comes: Because he had underestimated the size, he went to the trouble of completely disassembling the thing and reassembling it here. And he only wanted to accept payment for it after good persuasion.

    So I can only recommend it.

    • Jen Kleinholz says:

      Hi Peter! Yes, the prices are insane. And the man who brought the stuff was super nice too. So really only positive experiences so far. 😊

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