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Uber or Lyft for moving furniture - Phlatbed

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AstonDE
94 Rider Driver
 Posted 1 year, 3 months ago

Most Uber drivers have small cars not Vans or Trucks. Even if they would have a big car I doubt it if anyone would allow it. It’s up to the driver whether they are willing to transport your belongings, whether they are couches or coffee tables. Although you could potentially request one and check if the driver is ok with it, the answer is almost always a definite resounding No.

If you have a piece or two, perhaps something that would fit in a mini van, you can take your chances, but be forewarned  if you don’t call them beforehand, they will refuse and you will be charged a cancellation fee. It is unreasonable to ask them to perform this extra service. Also, Uber XL rides cannot be used to move furniture. Uber is meant for commuters who are looking for taxi services instantly. Uber even charges for extra language per person, you can't even think about shifting furniture via Uber. So be careful!

For On-Demand Packers & Movers or On-Demand Furniture Delivery, you're better off using one of the dedicated on-demand moving and delivery apps out there like Dolly, Phlatbed, Buddytruk or Lugg

Top 5 Uber for Delivery Apps

Phlatbed connects you to local screened drivers who can help you move stuff, even remove junk and provide general labor on-demand. Buddytruk does the same for moving, and Dolly does it in a concierge type way by organizing the labor and delivery. Phlatbed, billed as the “Lyft for moving and delivery” is the simplest of all the industry platforms today. It gives customers and drivers the most visibility, flexibility, the most transparency, and the most control.

Retailers enjoy a completely touch-free interaction where ...

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Most Uber drivers have small cars not Vans or Trucks. Even if they would have a big car I doubt it if anyone would allow it. It’s up to the driver whether they are willing to transport your belongings, whether they are couches or coffee tables. Although you could potentially request one and check if the driver is ok with it, the answer is almost always a definite resounding No.

If you have a piece or two, perhaps something that would fit in a mini van, you can take your chances, but be forewarned  if you don’t call them beforehand, they will refuse and you will be charged a cancellation fee. It is unreasonable to ask them to perform this extra service. Also, Uber XL rides cannot be used to move furniture. Uber is meant for commuters who are looking for taxi services instantly. Uber even charges for extra language per person, you can't even think about shifting furniture via Uber. So be careful!

For On-Demand Packers & Movers or On-Demand Furniture Delivery, you're better off using one of the dedicated on-demand moving and delivery apps out there like Dolly, Phlatbed, Buddytruk or Lugg

Top 5 Uber for Delivery Apps

Phlatbed connects you to local screened drivers who can help you move stuff, even remove junk and provide general labor on-demand. Buddytruk does the same for moving, and Dolly does it in a concierge type way by organizing the labor and delivery. Phlatbed, billed as the “Lyft for moving and delivery” is the simplest of all the industry platforms today. It gives customers and drivers the most visibility, flexibility, the most transparency, and the most control.

Retailers enjoy a completely touch-free interaction where they sell their item, and the customer simply snaps, posts, and names their price. Drivers respond and they simply show up, pick up the item and deliver to their customer.

On-demand moving and delivery apps help you move stuff from point to point. Including junk removal, and labor help packing and loading. The gig-economy has transformed this experience by connecting those with a need to move items, with local drivers who are able to help. Whether it's Uber for Moving furniture, Lyft for moving furniture, Uber for Delivery, or “Lyft for delivery” , the ecosystem is growing fast. 2019 should see a proliferation of these platforms. 

So the next time you need to move, consider making the process easier and simpler. On-demand moving apps like Phlatbed will help with the process by connecting you to local movers who can help you move stuff on-demand! Including junk removal!

Exercise caution, good judgment, and stay engaged!


Cheers!

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    Ghollingsworth
    52 Rider
     1 year ago

    Well said....I know this very well from first hand experience.