So you think furniture delivery is an easy task? think again.
It requires strong healthy professionals, an excellent communicator, Trucks, Equipment and Supplies
Customers expectations are so high that they seek quality products and services in unreasonable time frames.
In the new age of modern technology and the high demand for fast delivery imposed by fierce competition in big businesses, companies are forced to offer super fast delivery in fairly short time frames. This has caused an unrealistic and distorted view in customers expectations for certain goods and services offered by various small and specialized companies. While this process may work logically for big business, it is completely different for luxury and high-end furniture, furniture that must come assembled, Fine Artwork and so forth.
Shipping and Delivery is no easy task.
When Marva’s Place gets an order that requires delivery, this is what happens. Currently, we offer delivery up to 200 miles using our own resources and trucks. Our eCommerce store is setup to calculate the cost of furniture delivery for customers up to 200 miles. If a client shipping address is over 200 miles, we personally work with various shipping companies to find the best shipping quote for that client.
Marva’s Place furniture delivery up to 200 miles:
Since items are setup and displayed in our showrooms, all items must be disassembled if needed. This requires a minimum of 2-3 paid employees and this depends on how large the item is or the size of purchase. Each piece is carefully wrapped with packing materials to avoid any damages during transportation. Since these items are pre-owned and have already absorbed the cost of the original production, the packing materials and supplies that we offer comes at an additional cost. From our loading docks, furniture is moved into our trucks and packed safely for transportation. There are various road conditions to consider that can effect or cause delays in our planning for delivery such as the weather, traffic and route restrictions. These conditions can add additional cost to delivery. Upon delivery, a short consult is conducted to review the area (s) in which furniture will be assembled. A review of the entry space is required to evaluate any restrictions during the move and assemble process. We do this to make sure that our staff is safe, the client, family members and pets are out of the way and safe during this process. Once these preliminaries are complete, our staff will begin to carefully remove furniture from our trucks for assembly in the clients home. All items will be carried and moved inside the home for unpacking and assemble. After a successful completion, any loose packing materials is cleaned up and removed from the clients home.
Furniture and Large item delivery requires healthy strong people who also knows how to communicate effectively:
Furniture is heavy and strenuous. Moving large furniture can put strain on a persons body and can cause long term health problems if not done the right way. It takes an effective communicator to organize and coordinate every furniture delivery. Every delivery is different because every home and building is different. They may deliver to an apartment or condo which normally comes with many restrictions by the property management. Restrictions may include, making an appointment for delivery times and use of elevators if any, judge distance from the building to move furniture, long hall ways, and stairs involved. Residence and town-homes can be easier but many times, access is quite restricted by long driveways, no parking, long hallways and long or narrow stairways. An effective communicator will have an understanding of the delivery requirements and will effectively communicate that with clients and property management.
Shipping over 200 miles:
Marva’s Place works with various shipping companies to get the best available rate for our valued clients. Once an order is received, packing and handling is required for each item purchased by our paid employees. This requires time, packing materials and supplies made available by our vendors at a cost.
Since items are setup and displayed in our showrooms, all items must be disassembled if needed. This requires a minimum of 2-3 paid employees and this depends on how large the item is or the size of purchase. Each piece is carefully wrapped with packing materials to avoid any damages during transportation. Once all items are wrapped and in most cases are palletized and ready for shipping, the shipping company would have already made their trucks available for pickup from our docks. This in most cases can take a long time to do determining what is required for each piece and each shipment.
It can take many hours to move furniture depending on how large an estate is or how many pieces there are of various sizes. The average time spent for each delivery and pickup is normally 6 hours from start to finish. Each delivery and pickup requires a minimum of 2-3 people and in many cases more people and trucks are required.
People, resources (supplies, trucks and equipment), and time.
Quality and peace of mind comes at a cost and in the end, when working with Marva’s Place, it’s worth it every time.