It pays to save on a long-distance move when you can, since they tend to be an expensive endeavor.
So, you’re looking at a big, long--distance move and you’ve started looking at the costs involved. Sobering, right? It isn’t cheap to move anywhere – let alone a move cross-country, especially if you need to put down a security deposit at your new place, maybe get some new furniture and shipping your household items from Point A to Point B.
For people moving without furniture (more on that in a bit*), Busfreighter.com offers an inexpensive alternative to the bigger name alternatives out there. How much can we save you? Check out this example - eight boxes weighing 200 lbs., going from Miami to San Francisco, includes pick-up and delivery, for $283 … $266 less than USPS, over $400 less than FedEx and nearly $500 in savings over UPS (ground shipments). If you go with our self-service option, where you drop off the packages at one Greyhound station and pick them up at another, the rate drops to a ludicrous $163!
How Does Busfreighter.com Do It?
We partner with Greyhound Package Express (GPX), the freight division for Greyhound Lines as an authorized reseller. Greyhound’s 1,200 buses travel to 48 states and 10 Canadian provinces, visiting approximately 3,800 destinations in North America. GPX uses the extra storage under each of those Greyhound buses to ship freight in addition to Greyhound’s primary passenger business, delivering 2.2 million packages per year. By acquiring the rights to sell the unused space under those buses and by purchasing in bulk, Busfreighter.com is able to offer customers discounts on their shipping.
*Back to The Furniture Thing …
You’ve seen a Greyhound bus. Big, right? Yep, but the cargo space under the passenger section has space limitations - the largest parcel accepted for shipment by GPX is approximately 2.5 feet by 4 feet by 6.5 feet, and no individual item can weigh more than 100 lbs. You would need to find alternative ways to ship furniture items such as mattresses, sectional couches, recliners; most furniture that is already assembled is too big to ship with us. Given that Greyhound buses are driving American and Canadian highways, which are not always the smoothest, we recommend taking care when shipping fragile items.
If you need to ship clothes, kitchen items, linens, books, etc. - basically the stuff that will fit in small or medium boxes - we can do that for you -and we do it well, at a cost our competitors can’t touch. Find out how much we’ll charge by using our Instant Quote tool, select your service, make your payment and we’ll then send you packing labels to get started on your journey.
Busfreighter.com – Still the Best Kept Secret in Shipping
The more you ship, the more you save! Together, Busfreighter.com and GPX have nearly 30 years combined experience facilitating package shipments via a nationwide bus network. Our service is a great way to ship multiple boxes across the country while keeping within your budget. Whether you are relocating to a new city or shipping purchases to Etsy or Ebay customers, Busfreighter.com is an economical way to send packages long distance. Visit www.Busfreighter.com, fill the Instant Quote & Ordering form, buy moving supplies direct from the factory and save.