The delivery price estimator is an excellent tool for getting an instant general idea of delivery price that you can expect on your delivery. Here’s a few tips on how to use this tool, and the kind of information it provides.
What does the Delivery Price Estimator Do?
Sometimes you just need an estimate, a ballpark figure that lets you make up your mind whether its affordable to transport an item. This is precisely the reason that we created our Delivery Price Estimator.
With just a few bits of very basic information, the Delivery Price Estimator tool will search through our database for comparable jobs and present to you immediately an estimated price for your delivery. We'll also show you the jobs that were used to calculate this average price, and the spread of prices.
How does the Delivery Price Estimator work?
The Delivery Price Estimator asks you to input a few bits of basic information about your shipment, such as collection and delivery postcodes, weight, and type of item. Then, the Delivery Price Estimator looks through our previous listings and quotes, and returns a range of prices paid by previous delivery customers with comparable deliveries. Listings that are considered more relevant to your estimate are weighted more heavily in calculating the delivery price estimate.
Reading the Delivery Price Estimator results.
Below is an example of some results for the delivery of a 30kg Home Electronics item (eg a 42" LCD Television), from Manchester to London.
The average delivery price, indicated by the large arrow above the line graph, is £53.59. This gives us a general idea of the cost of delivering. But if you look closely, you will see that the prices paid by members for similar shipments have often been below that average. For example, six of ten the similar shipments used to calculate this average were accepted at less than £50.
While the delivery price estimator can give you a good idea of the range, you won’t know the actual price of your delivery until you list it on our site. Of course, uShip cannot guarantee that you will receive bids that precisely match your estimate, but with over 200,000 Transportation Companies worldwide competing for your business, you know you will be getting the best price for your particular delivery.
Where can I find the Delivery Price Estimator?