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Weekly Shipping

Avoid the delays and get there faster! Our unique packing systems allow us to ship weekly by sharing containers with commercial exporting companies.

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Unbeatable Packing

Our shrinkwrap packing stops the handling of individual items to ensure a Zero Touch delivery. This also reduces the risks of damage and improves the security of your goods.

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Accurate Billing

Each pallet is measured exactly after packing to ensure clear and accurate billing for your move abroad.

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The Benefits of Shipping Furniture to the USA with 1st Move International

As a leading overseas removals company in the UK, we bring unparalleled advantages to your furniture shipping needs to the USA.

Our bespoke palletising and packing techniques ensure the highest protection for your furniture, aligning with weekly shipping services for expedited delivery. This precise approach allows us to measure your shipment accurately, ensuring billing is based solely on the exact size of your furniture, eliminating any guesswork.

We offer three levels of insurance coverage, giving you the flexibility to insure your entire shipment or select items, providing peace of mind with every sailing. As proud members of the British Association of Removers (BAR), you're assured of receiving a service that meets rigorous standards.

But don't just take our word for it; see what our customers have to say on Trustpilot about their experience shipping furniture to the USA with us."

FAQ for Furniture Shipping to the USA

Continue reading for Frequently Asked Questions and important information about shipping furniture overseas from the UK to the USA.

The cost of shipping your furniture to the USA will vary based on the packed size of your shipment, as well as the method of shipping, collection address, destination port and, if you utilise our door to door service, your final delivery address.

Freight prices are from £1,247 for our LCL shared container service, and for our FCL dedicated container service freight prices are from £3,900 for a 20’ container or £5,232 for a 40’ container.

For an accurate price to ship your furniture to the USA, based on your own requirements, please request a quotation by filling out the form on this page.

If you use our LCL (Less than Container Load) shared container service, then your cost is based on the size of your furniture shipment once packed and palletised using our specialist packing process. As with commercial carriers, our freight costs are based on the volumetric size of your packed furniture shipment, so if you are shipping 4.5 cubic metres of furniture you are invoiced for 4.5 cubic metres of furniture.

For larger moves, it may be more cost effective to ship your furniture using our full container load (FCL) container service. We still collect your items loose using our specialist removals vans and experienced collection teams, and still palletise your goods for protection, but for FCL services you get the whole shipping container to yourselves. Your furniture is loaded into the container at our warehouse, and it is not taken out of the container until it arrives at its final destination.

There are options to use 20’ shipping containers, or 40’ shipping containers, and our knowledgeable and experienced team can help you to choose the best option for you based on the size of your furniture shipment.

Because 1st Move International uses commercial LCL shipping services, we are able to give you published schedules to let you know when we are shipping to the USA. Once your furniture shipment is packed and all documentation is in place, we book onto the next available booked vessel to the port in the USA.

For the latest shipping schedules for the USA then you can go over to our International Container Shipping Schedule page of our website. This shows you the port to port transit time, but for confirmation of the expected door to door transit time please give us a call and we can give you the dates based on your specific requirements.

Other International Removals companies can give you similar port to port transit times but they won’t be able to give you an indication of when your furniture shipment will leave the UK. Their groupage/shared container services operate differently to 1st Move International. Ask them when your furniture shipment is likely to ship from the UK.

The quickest and easiest way for you to get a quotation for your own specific furniture shipment to the USA is to fill out our simple quote form. We only need a few details to get the ball rolling, and the form is easily found on this web page.

If you would prefer, you could contact us via phone on +44 117 982 8123 / 0800 389 0784, via e-mail on or by filling out our contact-us form on our website.

Popular Destinations for Shipping Furniture to the USA

We ship furniture to the whole of the USA, so whatever your destination, we've got you covered. Some of the most popular destinations for shipping furniture to the USA include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Phoenix, Philadelphia, San Diego, Dallas, Austin, San Francisco, Jacksonville, Seattle, Denver, Charlotte, Columbus, Indianapolis, Nashville, Detroit and Baltimore.

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Your Pallets Packed - Posted Live on Facebook

Your life, carefully wrapped, beautifully packed, and protected for the journey ahead.

We are extremely proud of our unique packing process. We are the only international removals company in the UK that uses this tried and tested method to ship your treasured personal possessions overseas.

This is our craft - lives packed with care and attention for their journey overseas. Visit our Facebook page to find a snapshot of each shipment captured as the final pallet is wrapped.

We're proud to post these images, showcasing our removals team's passion and skill. Your personal effects are in the very best hands and are now destined for new adventures abroad.

Come and have a look.