Preparing to move somewhere new for an extended period can be a daunting experience – especially when it comes to packing up your stuff. If you’re travelling to a fresh destination for a long spell and have more luggage than you can handle, there are a vast number of luggage shipping companies that offer to transport your cargo for you – including bulky items like skis, golf clubs, surfboards and musical instruments – and have it waiting on arrival.
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The benefits of using a luggage shipping service extend beyond being able to travel hands-free. They also come with added security compared with checking in luggage, not to mention allowing you to skip long lines at airports and other transport hubs, avoid irritating fees and negotiating public transport with heavy bags. If you’re seeking a reliable luggage shipping company, we’ve done some research and picked out 5 of the best.
Headquartered in Boston, LugLess have been shipping luggage for clients since 2009. They use technology to leverage existing logistics networks and provide a shipping platform that is easy to use and affordable for many. To use the service, LugLess provide you with a shipping label to attach to your luggage, which you then send to UPS or FedEx via a designated drop-off location convenient to you. UPS or FedEx will then deliver the luggage directly to your destination address, allowing you to skip the dreaded baggage claim queue. Luggage can be tracked via the website and you’ll be notified when it arrives. LugLess also offer a 24/7 support service.
ShipGo reinvents the way people travel to their destination by offering safe, seamless luggage shipping around the globe. With affordable rates and an unbeatable delivery guarantee, ShipGo is the best alternative to carrying, checking, and claiming baggage at the airport. The service is a must-have no matter the occasion, whether traveling for business, for fun, or with the family. Customers can have their luggage picked up directly from their home, office, hotel, resort, country club, or ski lodge and delivered anywhere. The service also tailors to the needs of those looking to bring other items on their vacation including golf clubs, skis, snowboards, boxes, trunks, and bikes.
Luggage Free is the world’s premier luggage shipping service dedicated to creating a safe and hassle-free travel experience. The service operates in 180 countries across the globe and offers shipping for luggage, boxes, golf clubs, bikes, skis, and more, thereby eliminating wasted time at bag check and baggage claim. Luggage Free also allows you to schedule a no-contact collection of your items from your residence, office, resort, or hotel. For added peace of mind, Luggage Free includes complimentary insurance, an on-time delivery guarantee, and access to a personal travel concierge.
A door to door delivery service used by people moving abroad, students, expats, holidaymakers, sports teams, and others, My Baggage help transport your luggage safely and cost-effectively around the world. There are no hidden extras – so no credit card fees or fuel surcharge – and no need to waste money on excess baggage charges or conventional removal companies. To use the service, you book a collection online and My Baggage do the rest, including arranging to have your unaccompanied baggage collected on a date to suit you. Once your order is placed, they create unique labels for you to print off. Customers can be notified via text or email when your items have been collected and are out for delivery, and items can also be tracked online every step of the way. Each consignment also receives free compensation cover.
Based in Kent in southeast England, Seven Seas Worldwide have been in the domestic and international shipping business for over twenty years, helping customers move or store their personal belongings, excess baggage and household items. Focussed on ensuring their shipping process is uncomplicated, affordable and supportive, they collect, store and deliver your belongings whenever and wherever you need them. Their range of services include Baggage Worldwide, helping holidaymakers shift excess baggage and other items such as surfboards and skis; The MoveCube, a mini shipping container inside a trailer brought directly to your home; and The StoreCube, designed for transporting items to Seven Seas’ privately-owned secure storage facilities. They also offer a 24/7 multilingual call centre providing expert advice at every stage of the journey.