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.
What is the Cost of Shipping Furniture 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
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.
Shipping Furniture to the USA Using LCL Shared Container Services
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.
Shipping Furniture to the USA Using FCL Dedicated Container Services
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.
How Long Does it Take to Ship Furniture to the USA?
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.
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.