What is White Glove Delivery?
You may have heard the term “white glove delivery” often if you work in any industry that sends regular or high value shipments. But what is white glove delivery? Read our latest blog post to find out more about white glove service and whether it’s right for your business.
White Glove Service Meaning
White glove delivery, also often referred to as white glove service or white glove shipping, is a phrase that refers to a delivery service of the highest quality, whereby the shipment is treated with special care and attention. White glove service goes beyond that of Inside Delivery, to provide a full and complete service. The concept of using “white gloves” is suggestive of the high quality service the customer might expect with white glove delivery, reminiscent of a classic English butler’s uniform.
Does White Glove Delivery Include Assembly?
White glove service does often include installation or assembly of the items shipped. This is one way in which white glove delivery service differs from inside delivery. If you have medical equipment that needs moving and setting up, furniture that needs relocating and assembling, or store fixtures and equipment that need to be relocated and set up ready for use, white glove delivery could be the delivery service you’re looking for. Even if assembly is not included with the white glove delivery service you choose, white glove service should always include delivery of your items to inside the residence or place of business you requested shipment to, as opposed to the driveway or garage.
What Does White Glove Delivery Include?
White glove delivery includes a far more comprehensive list of services than that or standard delivery. White glove delivery service may include:
- A scheduled delivery appointment, for delivery to arrive within a window of time.
- Delivery of the shipped item to the residence / business location and room of your choice.
- Unpacking of shipped items
- Unwrapping and disposal of packaging
- Movement of items up or down stairs
- Assembly of furniture
- Set up or installation of equipment
Is White Glove Service Right for My Shipment?
If you have a precious, valuable, or delicate item or items, in need of shipment, or high value parts, equipment, furniture, fixtures and equipment that you need to be delivered with special care to inside a residence or business location, white glove service is the best choice to meet your needs. This premium service is the best way to ensure your items reach their destination in perfect condition, that they arrive safely inside your place of business or residence, and that assembly services are available should you need them.
White glove shipping is ideal for moving valuable arcade and pinball machines, medical equipment, furniture, retail equipment and more. Contact Beltmann Integrated Logistics today to find out if white glove shipping is right for you.