Curbside DeliveryPackaging Description (for PackshipUSA.com deliveries)
During the packaging process, all "touch" points (edges, corners, sharp points) of the furniture are packaged with a protective foam called Foam In Place (FIP). FIP is manufactured foam that is dispensed with a machine in a liquid state. While being dispensed, it expands and conforms to the object, creating a mold as it sets up. This creates a custom fit around the touch points of each furniture piece. A gray film is placed between the furniture and the liquid foam so the FIP does not touch the furniture. All flat sides and tops are protected with 3/4" polystyrene sheets. A custom box made from 275 pound test, double wall cardboard sheeting covers the furniture piece. After boxing, large furniture pieces are strapped to pallets for easy transferring by the carrier.
After the furniture is thoroughly packed, it is shipped via less-than-truckload (LTL) common carrier (such as Yellow Freight, American Freightways, etc.) Once the shipment arrives to the destination terminal, PackShip USA will call the receiving customer to let them know it has arrived and provide the customer with the carrier's phone number to call to schedule delivery. The LTL common carrier will use a 28' or 48' tractor trailer unit to make delivery. The delivery will be made with one driver and the trailer will not have a liftgate. The customer must have someone on hand at delivery to provide assistance to the driver during unloading. Additional people may be required depending on the size of the order being delivered. The LTL carrier's obligation is to unload the shipment to the customer's curbside. It is the customer's responsibility to take the furniture inside the home. Extra charges will apply if the customer requests to have the shipment carried inside the home. After unloading and before the driver leaves, the customer should inspect the furniture for damage. Product damage is rare, however, if damage is found the customer should note the damage in the appropriate box on the Delivery Receipt (provided by the driver) and then sign. Contact PackShip USA immediately and a claim will be filed. (Note: If there are any tears, indentations, or holes on the exterior of the package, but no damage is found, the customer should still note on the Delivery Receipt that the packaging contained holes and/or tears.) The delivery time for the Curbside Delivery method is 10-14 business days. This delivery method generally is less expensive than the Inside Delivery with Set Up method.
Inside Delivery with Set Up (White Glove)
When furniture is shipped to a customer for inside delivery with set up, a specialty carrier such as Bekins or Mayflower will perform the delivery to the customer's home with two men. Once the shipment arrives to the destination terminal, PackShip USA will call the receiving customer to let them know it has arrived and provide the customer with the carrier's phone number to call to schedule delivery. The carrier will deliver the furniture in a 45' or 48' tractor trailer unit. The delivery will be made with two men and the trailer will have a ramp and/or liftgate. The two men will carry the furniture to the room(s) requested and set up the furniture (i.e., assemble beds, place hutch tops on hutch bases, etc.). After unloading and before the drivers leave, the customer should inspect the furniture for damage. Product damage is rare, however, if damage is found the customer should note the damage in the appropriate box on the Delivery Receipt (provided by the driver) and then sign. Contact PackShip USA immediately and a claim will be filed. The delivery time for the Inside Delivery with Set Up method is 14-21 business days. This delivery method generally is more expensive than the Curbside Delivery method.
This may not be the easiest method of retrieving your Amish furniture but it’s usually the most economical and fun! We have builders of fine Amish Furniture in both Ohio and Indiana. For your convenience Packship USA will pick up your Amish furniture from each builder. Depending on where your Amish furniture was built they will take it to their warehouse in Orrville, Ohio or Goshen, Indiana. We will be happy to direct you to either one!
When picking up your Amish furniture be sure to bring a large enough truck or trailer. Plenty of padding materials such as moving blankets and tie downs are recommended in order to protect and cushion your Amish furniture (which will not be wrapped). There is a cost of $40.00 per pickup from each individual Amish furniture builder or stain shop. There is also a nominal charge (based on the total weight of your furniture) for warehousing your Amish furniture and assistance with properly loading it. In the event that your Amish furniture order is split between Ohio and Indiana builders you may elect to have part of your furniture order delivered to Goshen or Orrville for a small charge so that all of your Amish furniture can be picked up from one location.
NOTE: Due to the high amount of Amish furniture orders along with limited warehouse space it is necessary that a $65.00 charge along with a $10.00 per month storage charge will be applied if your Amish furniture is not picked up within 30 days of notification that the furniture order has been sent to Packship USA.Delivery costs
Www.AmishAlley.com is a fully automated website. Placing your items into the cart, the website will keep a running total and apply any discounts that are applicable. When all of your items are entered into the cart, you can enter your zip code and click "GO". the website will calculate the curbside shipping immediately and display it in the shipping box. Whiteglove delivery can be shown by selecting it from the drop down menu in the shipping box. No waiting days for a quote, its as easy as that!
There are no hidden costs involved in shipping your Amish furniture, therefore you are welcome to arrange delivery on your own if you so choose. Please be advised that all pieces of Amish furniture that are shipped will be double checked to ensure that none of the furniture is damaged when it leaves our location. Once the furniture leaves the warehouse any liability for damage to the Amish furniture will be assumed by the designated delivery agent or the customer. Any damage incurred during transit of your Amish furniture while using your own method of transport or personal pickups are your responsibility.