Pickfords vs Uni Baggage – How Do They Compare?

Planning a relocation? One of the most important aspects of planning your big move is, of course, figuring out how to best transport all of your personal belongings from one place to another – and, in many cases, across the water. It’s certainly no easy feat. Thankfully, there are numerous international removals options out there for you to choose from, all of which can help to make your entire relocation process run as smoothly as possible.

In this post, we’re detailing how Uni Baggage – a worldwide, door to door luggage shipping service – compares to traditional international removals companies, such as Pickfords, to help you decide which option best suits your needs for your relocation.


About Pickfords

Pickfords is a UK based moving and storage company, offering traditional removals services within the UK, Europe and worldwide, as well as secure warehouse storage at your destination. Pickfords operates as part of a global network of moving services.


Why Use Traditional International Removals Companies?

Traditional international removals companies help you to uplift your life from one destination to another, whether it be in the UK or perhaps even worldwide. These companies offer shipping services by sea freight and air freight, allowing you to choose from a range of transit options to suit your moving timescale and relocation budget.

Although costs can quickly mount up, there’s no denying that traditional international removals companies are perfect if you need an easy way of transporting particularly bulky items such as furniture or even your car. Some international removals companies, such as Pickfords, even offer pet relocation services – taking care of your most precious delivery!

The cost and timescale of your removals can vary greatly depending entirely on the scale of your move. Many traditional international removals companies will offer convenient door to door collection and delivery services – though it is always worth noting that some may require you to arrange transportation of your belongings to and from ports yourself.

All in all, removals companies can do a great deal in making your relocation run as smoothly as possible and ultimately give you one less thing to worry about – especially if you’re travelling with your family in tow. However, here at Uni Baggage we understand that opting for traditional removals may not work for everyone, especially when you consider the great costs and long transit times involved in the process. That’s where we come in…


How Does Uni Baggage Compare?

Uni Baggage offers a brand new approach to transporting your personal belongings to your new destination overseas. With our fast, reliable and affordable door to door shipping services, we can offer a more feasible way of shipping your belongings to your new home.

All things considered, relocating is an undeniably expensive process for many reasons. Uni Baggage allows you to cut your costs in one way, at least (every little helps, right?) For many people, it may be a much more cost-effective option to sell or donate most of their large, bulky items (such as furniture) and ship only their most essential belongings with us.

How do transit times differ?

At Uni Baggage we understand that when it comes to transporting your personal belongings to your new home, speed is undoubtedly a top priority. The last thing you want is to be left without your most important possessions for weeks – or maybe even months.

In comparison to traditional international movers, which in some cases could take months for your belongings to arrive – with Uni Baggage, you don’t have to worry about waiting.

RouteAir Freight RemovalsSea Freight RemovalsRoad Freight RemovalsUni Baggage EconomyUni Baggage Express
UK to UKN/AN/A2-3 working days2 working daysNext working day
UK to USA5-10 working days8-14 weeksN/AN/A2-3 working days
UK to Australia5-10 working days10-14 weeksN/AN/A3-4 working days
UK to Spain4-5 working daysN/A1-2 weeks3-4 working days1-2 working days
UK to France4-5 working daysN/A1-2 weeks3-4 working days1-2 working days

How do costs differ?

The cost of traditional international removals services can vary greatly when taking into consideration the scale of your move and the type of service you choose. Although it can be an exceptionally slow voyage, container shipping via sea freight tends to be the most affordable method – however, even then, you could be looking at upwards of £2,000 for just some pieces of furniture and personal items, nevermind your entire house contents.

Air freight is, unsurprisingly, the more costly method of shipping your belongings. As it is typically priced by weight and volume, it’s very easy for costs to quickly begin to mount up.

As mentioned before, a much more cost-effective option for many people would be to sell, donate or giveaway any unwanted large, bulky items and ship only the most essential items with Uni Baggage. And we’re not just affordable – our convenient service offers fantastic value for money, too. We offer a huge 30kg/66lb weight allowance per item and our prices start from just £16.99 within the UK, £76 to the USA and £117 to Australia.


Reasons to use Uni Baggage:

  • Low cost removals shipping to over 200 countries worldwide.
  • Convenient door to door collection and delivery of your shipment.
  • International shipping to over 200 countries, across 1,000 routes.
  • Fast transit times with express services available on many routes.
  • Up to £1000 compensation cover on every single shipment.
  • Full online tracking, as well as text and email notifications.
  • Dedicated customer support via phone, email and live chat.

How To Book With Uni Baggage

Uni Baggage’s easy to use online booking system is available 24/7 and takes just a few short moments to complete. Simply start by getting an instant quote straight from our website. Once you’ve booked, we’ll send you some shipping labels to print and attach to your items. Following that, you can sit back and relax as we take care of everything else.


So, what are you waiting for?

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