Shipping Services

Residential and International Shipping Services in Philadelphia


In addition to specialty packaging and crating, Craters & Freighters Philadelphia offers comprehensive global shipping services. From business and residential pickup and delivery to domestic and international shipping, we provide the full spectrum of shipping services.

Are you finding that traditional shippers have weight and size limitations or minimums? We do not. We can ship virtually anything virtually anywhere.

Catering to every kind of shipping need, we are leaders in freight shipping services and support. We will easily manage your crating and shipping project from start to finish with the attention to detail only industry experts can provide. The more challenging your shipping project, the more we want your business. 

The Secret to Our Success is Inside Our Crates

How do we ensure that the items we ship arrive in exactly the same condition they were in when we got them? It’s all about the tailored packaging and engineering we put into every item we pack. While some shippers simply place items in crates with minimal padding, we give every item the specific packaging and crating solution it calls for.

Our custom-made wooden crates are made with thoughtfulness and intent for their specific item to protect. Craters & Freighters Philadelphia offers a team of crate designing specialists who have the experience and understanding necessary to design the perfect crate. Utilizing the supports, blocking, bracing, and padding needed, we will achieve the delicate balance of inner and outer support for your belongings.

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A Wide Range of Methods and Modes

Our team works closely with you to determine how best to move your shipments. Whether they need to travel across town or around the globe, by land, sea, or air, we help you understand your options and select the approach that meets your timeline and your budget.

Domestic and International Freight Shipping in Philadelphia

Craters & Freighters Philadelphia is here to help support you with any part of the shipping process to ensure your belongings arrive promptly and unharmed. We will work tirelessly with you to maintain your trust and confidence through open dialogue and a clear understanding of expectations. Our customer service and support go unmatched and we are fully dedicated to your successful shipment.

U.S. Domestic Shipping
In addition to our location, we have a nationwide network of Craters & Freighters offices that we partner with to offer business-to-business, business-to-residence, and residence-to-residence domestic shipping.

Our staff consists of trusted, reliable, knowledgeable people who are dedicated to the seamless domestic shipment of your belongings. If you think your items are too bulky, heavy, hazardous, or dangerous to ship, we’re the Philadelphia shipping company for the job.

International Shipping
Craters & Freighters has extensive experience in international export shipping. Our team assists with all international documentation to ensure shipments have no trouble making it through customs and make it to the customer on-budget and on-time.

We ensure that every one of our custom-made wooden crates meets international shipping requirements and will gain entry into their foreign destination free of harm. 

We also have a logistic team that goes above and beyond, so let us help give you some peace of mind and minimize your stress by handling your international shipment from beginning to end.

Freight Forwarding

Our team provides “transportation only” freight forwarding services, as well as transportation and crating freight forwarding services, to help you get shipments safely to their destinations

At Craters & Freighters Philadelphia we take care crating, packing and shipping every item. Our comprehensive array of services supports a smooth, transparent freight shipping process. 

Looking for a custom wooden container for your freight shipment, but no need for the transport? We can do that, too. We’ll even bring the crate directly to your doorstep.

Pickup and Delivery
We can pick up items from virtually any business or residence, pack, crate, and ship them, and deliver them to the end of the truck or liftgate. Craters & Freighters is renowned worldwide for the smart and safe pickup and delivery of fragile, oversized, or hazardous items. However, we can also assist in the pickup and delivery of your antiques, fine art, and everyday household items, too.

White-Glove Service
If you need to ship items that are fragile, high-value, or have other characteristics that require special handling, our white-glove services ensure they are treated with the utmost care. We are dedicated to providing you a smooth packing and shipping process- all the way through. Our white-glove services offer you full support and intricate care while giving you the freedom to focus on other tasks.

Frequently Asked Questions

How will my item(s) be shipped?

Depending on the item and level of service requested, we ship by truck, air, and sea.

Do you ship nationwide?

Yes. We currently have 65+ individually owned and operated franchise locations across the country that specialize in shipping nationwide and internationally. Whether you’re a residential or business customer, we can assist you with all of your logistics needs.

Do you offer international shipping?

Yes, we do! Contact us for further information, quotes and availability. Please see our International Shipping page for more information.

Do you pick up and deliver?

Yes, we offer pickup and delivery services. Visit our Pickup & Delivery page for more information.

Can you provide white-glove delivery?

Yes, we offer white-glove services as an added option in shipping. Visit our White-Glove Delivery page for more information

Do you offer time-critical and overnight services?

Yes, please contact us for more information and pricing.

Do you ship art, antiques, fragile and high-value items?

Yes! Please see our Art & Antiques page.

Do you provide military and government shipping?

Yes, please see our Military & Government Shipping page.

Do you ship heavy industrial machinery and equipment?

Yes, we do! Please see our Heavy Equipment Crating & Shipping page.

Do you provide estate shipping services?

Yes, Please see our Estate & Trust Shipping page for more information.

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