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Why Hire a Professional Piano Mover?

Pianos are sensitive pieces of equipment and moving a piano yourself can lead to damage to your piano, damage to your house, or even injury. Professional piano movers have had specialty training that helps them pad, wrap, and secure your piano or organ to a dolly or piano board for transportation. Piano movers have years of experience that lets them move a piano safely and efficiently.

Moving a Piano with uShip

Moving a piano can be stress free and easy with uShip. Whether you need cross-country piano movers or interstate piano movers, you should hire a professional piano moving service, and you may want to consider a white glove moving company. uShip will help you figure out how to ship a piano, give you some tips along the way, and help you get rates from reliable piano movers. If you need any help, please let us know, and we’ll get you back on the road.

The uShip marketplace is great for finding the best piano shipping company at the best rates possible. Create a listing detailing the needs of your shipment. Then, professional piano movers will send you shipping rates for your review. You can talk to them directly, ask them questions about their services, and research their carrier profile with uShip, so you know who you’re working with.

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How Are Pianos Moved?

Unless the piano you are wanting to transport is small, light, or maneuverable, your piano will need to be placed on a piano board. Larger pianos are placed on this special skid using straps and moving blankets, ensuring the piano is stable and secure. This board helps to bring pianos down from stairs and uneven levels. Once on a flat surface, the piano and piano board will be placed on a dolly – a platform with wheels – and taken to the moving truck to be shipped.

How to Ship a Piano

Get your piano shipped in just three easy steps!

1 | Create Your Shipment Listing

Have in mind your needs for the shipment, including locations and dates for pick up and delivery. Know the dimensions, weight, and make and model of your piano, if you have it. Be as detailed as possible in the listing. The more information you can provide, the better the rates will be from piano moving services. Include pictures of your piano, as well. Shipments with photos are far more likely to get shipping rates than those without photos.

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2 | Choose the Best Piano Moving Company

After your shipment listing is complete, you’ll start getting quotes from piano moving companies as they compete for your business. This ensures you will get the best shipping rates possible for the transport of your piano. As the quotes come in, you will be able to ask questions about the services the shipping companies offer and find out more about their experience. This helps you get a feel for the transporters. It’s also a good idea to check out their carrier profile.

Every piano shipping company on uShip has their own carrier profile with their transportation history, safety records, and customer rated feedback. Most carriers include their insurance coverage as well. Based on what they provide, you may want to purchase additional cargo insurance through uShip. Transporters typically add photos of their equipment so you can see what your piano will be moved in. Take a good look at the transportation history. You can see if they have shipped a piano similar to yours and see feedback on the shipping experience previous customers have had with that transporter. Between talking to the transporters and reviewing their profiles, you can feel confident in choosing the best piano shipping company.

3 | Piano Shipping & Delivery

Once you have selected your transporter, contact them directly with any additional details, concerns, or questions you may have about moving your piano. Give the transporter any third party contact information that may help the shipment go smoothly. Be sure to do what you can to prepare your piano for transport. Coordinate with the piano movers on pick up and delivery needs and schedule. Be prepared to communicate with them throughout the shipment. Contact uShip if you have any trouble communicating with your carrier. We’re here to help before, during, and after your piano delivery is complete.

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How Much Does it Cost to Ship a Piano?

Piano moving costs depend on the distance and the special care for your piano. On average, it costs $5.56 per mile to ship a piano less than 100 miles, and costs $0.87 per mile to move a piano less than 1000 miles.

To get a better sense of what moving your piano with uShip will cost, check out our cost to ship pianos page. There, you’ll find piano shipments completed through the uShip marketplace and get an idea of how we work.

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