There are ways to transport anything, regardless of what you’re trying to ship. This includes bicycles! While it may sound like a hard item to transport without completely dismantling it, that’s not the case. Wise Move has a network of carriers that can ship your bicycle for cheap anywhere in New Zealand. Today we’ll discuss all about how this works.
Preparing to Ship your Bicycle
Generally, you’re stuck using pricey logistics companies that specialize in shipping regular parcels, not bikes. When you choose Wise Move, you have access to a large network of transporters who will save you money by trying to compete for your business. Our site allows you to read customer reviews for transporters which in turn enables you to choose the perfect company for your needs based on pricing, reviews, and availability.
Just be mindful that preparing and packaging the bicycle for transport is up to you. So it’s important that you’re careful and pack it properly. You do have several options such as cardboard boxes and specialized travel cases. While cardboard is the more affordable option it doesn’t offer too much protection. Travel cases are much more secure but are also more expensive. Regardless of which type of these products you choose, the bike does not need to be taken apart.
Depending on how you choose to transport your bike, it can also be wrapped in blankets and secured to the trailer wall or truck bed. If you are unsure of what type of service you are being offered with a quote, ask the transporter questions to specify details.
How to Ship Your Bike
Though this process may sound difficult, you can actually do it easily in three steps.
Create a Listing for Your Shipment
You’ll first want to consider the timeframe for transport, as well as the pick-up and delivery locations. Have your bicycle’s weight and size dimensions ready, as well as how you will have it packaged for shipping. Including as many details as possible will ensure you get the most accurate quote for transport.
Choose the Shipping Company that Fits Your Needs
After you’ve posted your listing, you will begin receiving quotes from many companies trying to compete for your business. Once you begin receiving quotes you’ll be able to ask questions and speak directly with the service provider. This alone can give you an idea of their experience, professionalism, and response time.
Wise Move allows each transport provider to include their safety records, transportation history, and customer feedback on their profile. Checking this information will inform you of how many bicycles they’ve transported in the past and allows you to read reviews from past customers who have used a service similar to yours. Reviewing the profiles carefully, speaking directly with the provider, and taking their quote into consideration will give you the confidence to choose the perfect transport provider for your bike.
Shipping and Delivery of your Bicycle
Once you’ve selected a provider, be sure to contact them with any additional questions, details, or concerns you have. Furthermore, sharing any third party contact information that you have will help your shipment go smoother. Coordinate with the service provider on the pick-up and delivery locale for your bicycle. If you have any issues you can always contact us here at Wise Move, as we’re always available to help at any point in your bicycle transport.
How Much Will Shipping My Bicycle Cost?
The average shipping costs for bicycles will depend on how far it’s going. For example, if the bike is travelling less than 100-km it will cost roughly $0.80 per kilometre, however, if it’s going over 100 but less than 1,000-km the cost will be cheaper at around $0.20 per km.
In conclusion, if you need to transport a bicycle anywhere in New Zealand you can trust Move Wise to find the best provider at the cheapest rate. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact us anytime.