Using a student shipping company is the best way to get your luggage to and from university.
Student shipping is cheaper than the alternatives (airline baggage and storage being the two most popular), it’s easy to book and saves you the trouble of carrying heavy bags and suitcases with you as you travel.
If you’re moving away to uni at the start of term or coming home at the end, using a student shipping company to move all your belongings is a no-brainer.
And if you’re planning to use a student shipping service for the first time, or even just considering the option, we, at My Baggage (the No.1 Student Shipping Company) have some expert student shipping tips to help make your move as easy and stress-free as possible.
7 Questions You Should Ask Before Booking With A Student Shipping Company
1. Is the shipping company reputable?
If you are handing your luggage – your treasured belongings – over to a third party, you need to ensure that they can be trusted with your possessions. For that reason, you should only ever use a reputable luggage shipping company – preferably one that specialises in student shipping; like My Baggage.
To find this out, have a look through the company’s reviews, along with their social media channels. From that, you’ll find out if they are well established if customers trust them and if they are fast to respond to any questions and queries.
2. Do I get value for money?
Price is, of course, one of the most important factors when using a student shipping company. However, as most student shipping companies offer similar prices, it’s best to figure out which one offers value for money along with low-cost.
For example: with My Baggage, you get a whopping 30kg weight allowance per item you send, as well as £100 free compensation cover.
3. Do they provide tracking?
Try to only ever book with a luggage shipping company which allows you to track your items in transit. This gives you invaluable peace of mind and lets you know exactly when your items will be with you.
It also helps you to prevent any issues or delays with your shipment; if you notice anything unusual within your tracking, you can contact the student shipping company and they will explain or resolve this for you.
My Baggage provides full online tracking from the moment your items are collected.
4. When will my items be delivered?
Speed is also a top priority when shipping luggage. No one wants to be without their luggage for days, or even weeks – especially if you have important books or study material packed in there.
When booking your student shipping, ensure that the company provides you with an expected delivery date, before you place your order. At My Baggage, we provide excellent fast delivery times for the UK and international deliveries, with an Express service available too. We show these to you before booking, so you can choose the exact service which suits your needs
5. Are my items covered?
If you book with a reputable service that uses trusted couriers to deliver your items, the chances of any loss or damage will be extremely minimal. However, in the event that this could occur, make sure that your items are protected.
At My Baggage, we offer £100 free compensation cover on all items. This can be increased up to Â£1,000 for a small additional fee during booking. We also have a list of prohibited and non-compensation items on our website for you to check through before booking.
6. Do they provide customer support?
Most student shipping companies offer a straightforward booking system that takes a couple of minutes to complete. But, in the event that you have any questions or issues; for example, you’ve accidentally put in the wrong delivery address, it’s important that you are able to easily contact the company you’ve booked with.
My Baggage provides dedicated customer support Mon – Fri, 9 am – 6 pm, via phone, email and live chat.
7. Where will my items be collected from/delivered to?
Always select a company that offers convenient door to door service. When moving to or from university, there’s enough to worry about without having to drop all your stuff off at collection points or depots.
It’s therefore important to choose a company that offers a door to door service and can get your luggage to you easily. My Baggage delivers to all address, including university halls of residence.
If you have any questions about student shipping or booking a luggage shipment, don’t hesitate to get in contact with us.
Or, if you’d like to find out how My Baggage can help with your luggage, get a quote from us below.