Kauai Freight Must-Know #3:
All Deliveries Are Not Created Equal
If you’ve shipped freight in the past, you know that the freight industry has its own jargon, down to the types of pickups and deliveries available.
For example, some freight providers offer curbside delivery, while others offer inside delivery or even white glove service. What’s the difference?
For example, let’s say that your business orders a new piece of equipment, delivered to your warehouse.
- If you’ve chosen curbside delivery, your freight would be left at the door to the warehouse.
- If you’ve chosen inside delivery, the driver will place your freight just inside the warehouse door.
- If you’ve chosen white glove service, they’ll help you remove any packaging, maneuver your new piece of equipment in place and, in some cases, even help you with assembly, if needed.
Here’s why this becomes important where Kauai freight is concerned: Not every Kauai freight provider offers all of these services. Many only offer curbside pickups/deliveries.
If you don’t have the right equipment to move your freight where it needs to go, choosing a freight provider who can assist can be a huge load off your mind. Additionally, it can also mean you won’t have to hire a second provider to help you maneuver it into place.
By the way, these delivery/pickup service levels also apply to household goods. We’ve worked with several customers on Kauai who want to move a single piece of heirloom furniture to the mainland. We’re happy to ship individual pieces like this as freight. We’ll also come into your home to pick up the furniture, we can pack it securely for you, and then we can have it placed inside a house on the other end.
Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide what kind of freight services you need. However, choosing a provider who can offer things like inside delivery or white glove service gives you more flexibility if you do need help—and it can mean a lot less heavy lifting for you.