White Glove Shipping
When you choose white glove shipping, you’re saying, “Hey! I want you to give my item the red-carpet treatment.” For example, if you’re shipping large, expensive, or fragile items, choosing a less-supervised form of shipping could be risky. This is a first-class shipping service for your sensitive freight.
Why White Glove Service?
Imagine this: you need to move sensitive lab equipment from one hospital to another. Not only is it heavy and expensive, but it also requires an air-ride truck and inside set-up and delivery. Because of the unique shipping challenges posed by your lab equipment, ground shipping simply isn’t enough. That’s where delivery white glove service comes in.
Does your item require blanket wrap services or custom packing and crating? What about a temperature-controlled vehicle? No problem. The white glove team tasked with shipping your equipment will be prepared for any situation. Additionally, they’ll also understand the value and fragility of your freight.
Choosing a White Glove Provider
A lot of companies offer white glove logistics services, but not all of them will be able to meet your needs. For instance, many white glove providers specialize in shipping furniture. They provide their customers with a cheaper, watered-down version of traditional white glove delivery service.
But when you’re shipping high-dollar, high-tech items, you can’t risk working with a sub-par white glove provider. You need someone who can go the extra mile and guarantee a reliable delivery time. So how do you find a company that’s right for your high value items?
If you’re considering working with a new 3PL, start off by asking what their “bread and butter” is. If they’ve never shipped your item before, then ask what industry they specialize in, and how they would guarantee the safety of your shipment. Experience is everything.
Working with a 3PL that understands the intricacies of white glove logistics can be a game-changer when it comes to reducing claims. With a high level of care and focus on the customer experience, your 3PL will handle all your logistics challenges. Packing, unpacking, final mile, inside set up, debris removal – they’ll oversee everything you need for a successful delivery.
Shipping with Care
Did you know that we were one of the first 3PLs to provide white glove shipping? It’s true! We’ve spent decades honing our skills. For this reason, we know what it takes to protect a shipment – even if there are unexpected curveballs or complications.
It’s important to realize that our value goes far beyond our experience. With the most reliable agent network in the business, we coordinate with representatives, sales agents, and installers to ensure that every delivery is executed flawlessly. We also use trained, multi-person crews to watch over safety of every item – no matter how large or small.
- Inside delivery and set in place
- On site shipment preparation services
- Assembly, set-up and debris removal
- Sequential loading
- On-site testing
- Unload, unpack, inspect
- Packaging, labeling, scanning
- Storage in transit
- Final mile delivery
What Can I Expect to Pay?
Like any form of shipping, the cost of white glove service depends on a variety of factors, most of which relate to the needs of your shipment.
What are you shipping? How much does your product weigh, and what shape is it? Additionally, how many team members will we need to ship it? Keep in mind, if your shipment requires a little extra effort, this will be reflected in your shipping rates.
Where is it going? Is this a long-distance journey, or are you simply shipping across town? Similarly, are you near a major metropolitan area? By and large, if your shipment is being delivered to a remote location it may pose challenges for our delivery crews.
Where are we putting it? The last mile is always the most expensive and challenging for any 3PL. For this reason, it’s important to work with a company who is prepared to navigate those challenges. In particular, stairs or narrow hallways can require a little extra finesse.
Do you need any additional services? At MoveIt®, we specialize in inside set up, debris removal, and product placement. It’s our goal to provide the best possible white glove service pickup and delivery experience for you and your customers.
Since 1979, MoveIt® has been the innovative white glove transportation expert. In other words, our crews have delivered almost everything! Mission-critical space shuttle parts, nationwide roll outs, famous studio recording equipment, medical devices and even deliveries to NFL Superbowl events have made it possible for us to become much more than an LTL carrier. Because of this, we know what it takes to fulfill the shipping requirements for countless industries.
Our MoveIt® Solutions
As a premiere white glove shipping company, MoveIt® Specialized Logistics is committed to your business and your mission.
White glove service is at the very core of what we do. In fact, it was one of the first specialized shipping services that we were able to provide. Our focus on attention to detail, confidentiality, and security all play key roles in the successful transportation of your white glove freight. Not only that, but our background ensures that your specific, detailed delivery requirements are always met.
We recognize that every shipment is unique. Using multi-person crews and final mile delivery, we aim to use our white glove services to turn a stressful shipment into a swift and smooth process. Our white glove services are fully scalable and adaptive, with the flexibility to meet your service obligations. In short: we strive to provide white glove delivery services that exceed expectations, time and time again.