The Advantages of Groupage – Shared Shipping

September 5, 2013

Groupage, also known as shared shipping, is the practice of combining (or grouping) smaller shipments together in a single shipping container for shipping purposes.

1StopShip uses groupage to ship your personal belongings and excess baggage from the UK to eleven countries around the world: Australia, Canada, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Israel, New Zealand, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, UAE and USA.

Groupage (shared shipping) would be used when you are looking to ship smaller shipments which won’t make up a complete shipping container. Typical examples of when you might use shared shipping are:

  • If you were temporarily re-locating to another country, either for work or another reason, and wanted some of your personal belongings with you
  • Students who are studying in a foreign country and want some of their belongings with them
  • Recent ex-pats looking to ship the last of their belongings out to their new home
  • Any other excess baggage shipping requirements

The main benefit for you when using groupage is the cost. Rather than having to pay for a shipping container yourself (which can be quite costly to some of the countries around the world), the price is proportionally shared between you and the other customers taking advantage of the shared shipping container.

By consolidating your shipment with other customers into a single container, you also get to use the services of a large, well established shipping company, who are used to shipping containers around the world and know the “ins and outs” of every destination.

There are of course other benefits that derive from this if you use 1StopShip’s shared shipping service:

  • We offer a door to door shipping service, making the transportation of your personal belongings very convenient, taking the logistical headache out of the equation.
  • You can obtain an immediate free online quote from our website.
  • 1StopShip is part of Robinsons Relocation, who are at the forefront of international removals, with over 100 years of experience, and have been voted International Moving Company of the Year for the last 2 years running.

Our website offers a unique Free online quoting service, so you can quickly and easily see how much your shipment will cost. All you have to do is:

  1. Register (or login if you’re already registered) with 1StopShip’s website
  2. Enter your “from” and “to” details and when you would like it shipped
  3. Enter what you want to ship (you can either search for popular items like “king size bed” or “wardrobe” or enter your custom item’s dimensions)
  4. Then click View Quote and your quote is shown immediately, along with your unique quote code!

Your quote can be edited, adding/removing/editing any of your goods. Once you are happy with your quote you can either book online or, if you prefer, give us a call on 0800 8336 38.

We want you to take advantage of our shared shipping service, so if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us using our online contact form or telephone
0800 8336 38.

Remember also we offer a “Price Match Promise” and a “100% Money Back Guarantee”.

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