You might think that it is possible to use Uber for moving furniture, as you know that Uber has Uber XL that use bigger car. However, there is a point you should put in mind that Uber service is to help you to go from point A to point B. And it’s for people, not goods, let alone furniture that tend to be bigger and heavier.
People can move from one place to other places with many reasons. For example, if you get a new job that require you to move to other city, then you might have to move if you think the job is worth your moving.
The next problem then appear: how to move your belongings safely and quickly. Like if you have some furniture like cupboard, table and foldable sofa bed, you might think it will be too much to rent a truck to help you move.
A thought then pop into your mind: can I use Uber for Moving furniture?
Is It Possible to Use Uber For Moving Furniture?
Uber for moving furniture services has not described in the Uber app list menu. As a ride-hailing service, sometimes people need to use an Uber for moving a big part like a furniture.Of course, it is up to the drivers if they would have to do this job.
So, if you want to move furniture by using Uber, your request is likely declined by the driver. There are several reasons why an Uber driver might reject your request of moving furniture using his car.
Uber drivers are independent contractor
As in most ride-sharing apps, drivers are not employees, they are independent contractor. They have a freedom to accept or reject any ride requested if they think the ride is not appropriate.
In this case, it does make sense if they reject you to help moving furniture using their car because their car is supposed for people, not for goods like furniture.
Any damage caused by transporting goods might not be covered by the insurance
This is might a big deal to drivers. They certainly don’t want to risk their own car to transport your furniture when the insurance will not cover any damage it might cause.
And shall it’s covered, the drivers might even receive a little amount that still inconvenience them in many ways.
The fare of moving furniture is not worth the driver’s time and effort
The trip fare in Uber is based on time, distance and surge pricing. If a driver should wait for you and friend to lift furniture from your current living place to the car or even help you to load it to the car, the driver is losing out more.
Remember that the driver earn the pay only by driving only. And shall you offer a tip, the driver might still think that the fare plus the tip are just not worth his time and effort.
Things You Can Do If You Still Want To Use Uber for Moving Furniture
Although Uber drivers are likely to reject your request of moving furniture using their car, you might still make them accept the request if you do several things below:
Pack furniture in cardboard boxes
If possible to pack your furniture in thick cardboard boxes, pack it tidily. This way probably ease drivers’ worry of your furniture damaging their car. This packaging will also ease the loading process;
Give driver prior notification that you have furniture to be moved along with you
By giving the driver prior notification about your current situation, he will have more option to decline or accept your request;
Even if you’re only one person and your furniture is not huge, you still better to choose UberXL because you and the furniture will need more space;
Give more tip to the driver
This is clearly to be done, right? After all, the driver will have to give more time and effort in helping you move furniture.
They deserve the tip more. You might inform about this while booking, so there will be no parties disadvantaged during the process.
Well, that’s about moving furniture by using Uber apps. We don’t promise it will go well as the normal riding, but if you like to try, please do. Thank you for reading and have a nice experience with Uber apps.