We were notified by email last week that our long-awaited master bathroom vanity would be making the trip from Texas to Maryland and would arrive locally last Friday.
I watched the tracking and that’s exactly what happened.
This delivery is in 2 packages with a total weight of 422 pounds so Charlie called the local hub to find out if they would actually carry it upstairs when they deliver it to our house.
The answer was “no”. “No”, but . . .
No but there’s another local delivery service, Translogistix, that will deliver it to the house and take it into the bathroom and unpackage it and take the packaging away.
Charlie called to find out the cost of this “white glove” service.
It is $75.
$75 plus a $10 charge for using a credit card. (Credit cards are the only type of payment they accept. Hmmm.)
Considering the alternative we thought this service sounded reasonable.
The logistics were
that the first company was going to deliver to the second company and the second company was going to deliver to us except we live closer to the first company.
the second company is picking up our delivery from the first company and bringing it to our house, up the stairs to the second floor and setting it in place.
In actuality the first company delivered it to our house because they couldn’t get a release from the shipper to let another company deliver it. Then the white glove service showed up and set it up in the bathroom. I wasn’t there for any of this and I’m glad about that.
Woo hoo! He told me the men worked so hard that he told them he would clean up the packaging debris. A big thanks to Charlie for orchestrating this.
Do logistics drive you nuts? Or is that part of the excitement?