Moving with furniture, sure you want to ship it?

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At LA LUNA shipping® we like to offer shipping services for anything you need. But sometimes we can’t offer certain shipments because of what has to be moved, like the furniture. For example, there are many banned items for shipping (link in Spanish) and others that require very special conditions, and even sometimes we can’t reach certain countries. We always look for a solution, but there’s a certain kind of shipments that we don’t do because of the following reasons…

The shipment of furniture requires of special care and a thorough preparation that depend from the customer. Furniture requires very expensive wrappings and protections and you really have to know how to use them. It’s a job that can take hours for professionals and its a huge effort for the customers, it takes too much time and money.

The cost of shipping furniture

But this effort in preparation and its price are just a small part of the cost of shipping furniture. As this are usually large items and that means that they take a lot of volume, so its price soars. For example, a chair that can’t be disassembled with these measures: 80x40x40cm will pay for 32 volumetric kg and not for the 5kg that may weight. This will mean a huge difference in the price of the shipment.

The price is high in these services, so high is usually cheaper to just buy new furniture. Unless the furniture has a very special value, in this case we recommend you to contact a moving company, as they will be responsible for them from the preparation to the delivery.

Another economic reason why we don’t do these services is because of the insurance. The coverage for damages in shipping and courier services are not specially high. As you can imagine hiring an special insurance makes the services even more expensive.

For all these reasons we don’t do furniture and white goods. We recommend you to think about the price of what you need to ship and what you can buy at destination, as it may be cheaper. Obviously if you have valuable furniture it may be best to ship them, if that’s what you need just contact us by mail at info@laluna.coop or calling to our international phone numbers.

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