How To Ship Furniture (And Other Household Goods) To New Zealand On A Budget

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How To Ship Furniture (And Other Household Goods) To New Zealand On A Budget

Shipping Furniture To New Zealand

Moving from the US to New Zealand can be a daunting task. The idea of moving your most prized possessions across the Pacific Ocean comes with several questions. Will your things be kept safe? Will the shipping company help to ensure your possessions get through customs? What will it cost to get your things there?



It is with these questions in mind that UPakWeShip was created. Whether you are looking to send a full shipping container, a pallet of boxes, or anything in between, you can find the right shipping solution with UPakWeShip. If you are concerned with the cost of this service, and how much of a challenge it will be to do this, we are going to help you to better understand why our services are the ideal way to ship furniture to New Zealand.



Moving large pieces of furniture abroad can be an expensive and cumbersome task. That is why UPakWeShip offers a wide variety of cost-effective options to ship furniture to New Zealand.



We understand that your belongings have value, and that is why we believe that having our customers pack up their shipments is a valuable asset.



We know that you will do a better job of ensuring the safety of your possessions than any employee of a shipping company, so we designed our shipping options to ensure that you can make everything fit the best possible way. 



The uncertainty of international shipping allows many shipping companies to inflate their costs, creating further expenses for the customer. At UPakWeShip, we believe in transparency with our pricing, helping you to firmly understand the cost of moving your things across the world. Packing the containers yourself eliminates any packing fees and creating an itemized list will ensure your shipments will not be held up at a customs checkpoint. Our clients have mentioned that being able to do these things have helped to combat the insecurity that comes with shipping your possessions internationally.



One of the most difficult aspects of preparing to ship furniture to New Zealand is arranging your possessions in such a way that they will not be damaged in transit. The services provided by UPakWeShip include transportation by boat, as that is the most efficient way to transport goods to New Zealand. With marine transport, shipping containers will certainly be subject to motion, so it is important to make sure that your shipments have been packed in such a way that some rocking and swaying will not compromise the parcel’s integrity. 



Being able to pack your cartons or containers yourself will help provide you with the satisfaction that your furniture and possessions have been prepared for transport with their security in mind. Some of our previous users have also mentioned that packing their shipping containers themselves helped them through the process of reducing how much they had intended to ship, which also reduced the cost of sending those goods abroad, as the volume of goods being sent impacts how much it costs to ship it. 



If you are moving with your entire family, or simply require a large number of things to be moved, the idea of transporting everything is particularly overwhelming.



One major concern with the use of multiple pallets or crates is whether they will be separated. How can you ensure that all of your stuff stays together?



At UPakWeShip, there are a couple of solutions to this problem. The U-Crate 200 offers an immense amount of space, with each container providing 170 cubic feet of storage. As this product requires the use of professional movers, it helps to ensure that all of your U-Crates are shipped together. Another option for moving a whole houseful of possessions would be to use an entire shipping container.



Our team can arrange for a 20-foot or 40-foot container to be delivered to you. While this option may be the one that pushes your budget to the limit, it also provides the most space for your belongings and the highest level of security concerning your possessions being kept together.  



When moving to New Zealand you will likely be traveling by air. While this is by far the most practical way to get to New Zealand from the US, it eliminates the traditional “moving hack” of storing your fragile possessions in your car, and not with the rest of your furniture.



With a UPakWeShip U-Crate, you can combine furniture and smaller items to both maximize the usable space, and provide safety to the items being shipped. Combine smaller items with things like tables, chairs, or sofas. Use clothing or bubble wrap to provide support and keep the container full and structurally intact.



One final thing that people forget about international transport, is that there is an element of time to the process. It may seem silly to remind you that it takes a while for a boat to go from the US to New Zealand, but it is a question that our customer service team has heard in the past. You must plan for the amount of time quoted during your ordering process to be without your furniture.



Be sure to make arrangements for where you will stay and have what you will need until your things arrive, or you’ll be forced to replace things you already have coming. It is important to have these things sorted out before traveling, as it is stressful and almost certainly not cost-effective to have to sort it out in real-time. 



If you are still unsure about the process of how to ship furniture to New Zealand or have questions about our products and our service, please visit the “contact us” section of our website to find phone numbers and email addresses for your local UPakWeShip office.



Don’t forget to visit the “Reviews” section of our website to see how our previous clients feel about the services we provide. Good luck with your move to New Zealand and we hope that UPakWeShip can help you transport your belongings safely, securely, and at a price that works for you.


The Moving Doctor
The Moving Doctor
"The Moving Doctor", Mark Nash has been in the moving business for over 33 years and currently sits on the board of the International Shippers Association and the Commercial Affairs committee at the International Association of Movers (IAM).

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