Home >  Blog >  Beat the Heat: How to Deliver Massive Patio Umbrellas with Ease

Beat the Heat: How to Deliver Massive Patio Umbrellas with Ease

Posted by High Energy Transport on 5 June 2024
Beat the Heat: How to Deliver Massive Patio Umbrellas with Ease

Summer is finally here! Who doesn’t enjoy sitting on the deck with friends and family, enjoying a cold drink and relaxing in the backyard. Some of us are sun worshippers and like to bask in its heat, but it’s also great to have a bit of shade when we need a break from the sun’s mid-day blaze.

Patio umbrellas are a great way to add not only shade, but also a splash of colour; they are a fantastic way to improve the look and functionality of your backyard - and make your neighbours jealous!

Why Patio Umbrellas are Difficult to Deliver

If you’re buying some of the smaller umbrellas - say 6 or 7 feet across - you might be able to get them into your SUV, but let’s face it, most sedans aren’t equipped to carry items of that size. Retailers know this, and most will offer a delivery service for the larger and heavier umbrellas, sometimes coupled with a home installation service to boot.

For retailers, even though they’re used to big and bulky items like outdoor furniture, gazebos and hot tubs, patio umbrellas create specific warehousing and shipping challenges. What makes such umbrellas so spectacular - can anybody say 11-foot cantilever umbrella without drooling? - also makes them very difficult to handle and transport to a customer’s house. The boxes are way longer than furniture boxes and they weigh quite a bit, so they tend to need a couple of strong people to handle safely.  And as if the umbrella wasn’t enough of a challenge, the bases can be even more problematic because of the sheer weight: bases can weigh up to 100 lbs for the larger umbrellas and can even reach up to 200 lbs for the mammoth cantilever ones. Sure, you can let the customers figure out the base on their own, but when you’re purchasing such a high-cost item, customers expect a full-service experience which includes the umbrella, the base, delivery and on-site installation.

And since the global patio umbrella market is slated to grow at 6.8% annually until it reaches USD 2.1B in 2030 - according to Grand View Research - these shipping challenges will only get worse for retailers.

Don’t Get Burned, Rely on a Trusted Logistics Partner

Here's where a logistics partner like us becomes your summertime savior. Forget the packing tape and bubble wrap; we're talking trained and experienced staff that is specialized in handling heavy and bulky items, so that means practically no damage to the items, fewer returns and happier customers leaving you 5-star reviews.

But what’s in it for you?

How about lowering your inventory costs? By letting us manage your stock in our centrally-located warehouses, you’ll gain inventory cost efficiencies. Also, by relying on our cross-country network of partners which can deliver coast to coast, you’ll decrease your distribution costs and improve your profitability.

Think about it: outsourcing shipping to us frees up your valuable in-house team to focus on what they do best - running your thriving retail business and wowing customers with your fantastic selection of patio umbrellas. It’s a win-win under the sun!

 

Don’t Wait for a Rainy Day, Call Today

With over 40 years of experience within the transportation industry you can rest assured that High Energy Transport Inc. will provide you with exceptional service. Always.

We treat and value every single customer as if they were our very first client.

High Energy Transport specializes in providing cost-effective final mile delivery services for large, heavy or bulky items to all of our customers across Canada.

We have 2 state-of-the-art storage and warehousing  facilities in the Toronto area and in Cornwall; so we have the inventory management solutions you’re looking for.

Please contact us for a quote.

High Energy TransportAuthor:High Energy Transport
About: At High Energy Transport Inc. we treat and value every single customer as if they were our very first client. With over 40 years of experience within the transportation industry you can rest assured that High Energy Transport Inc. will provide you with exceptional service. Always. Whether you are looking for final mile delivery services, storage and warehousing, white glove services, or commercial moving and installation services, you have come to the right place. What separates us from others is how we communicate with our customers transparently and proactively to best serve you. We train and communicate with our team members with the same transparency. Let us handle your delivery, storage and commercial moving needs; contact us today!
Connect via:LinkedIn
Tags:StorageWarehousingFinal Mile Delivery

Word from Our Customers

I was very pleased to have used High Energy Transport for a commercial office move. Pierre and his team provided exemplary service from estimate to complete. Pierre and Leo visited our offices to provide a detailed estimate. The move pricing did not exceed the estimate. On move day, the team arrived on time and moved goods from two locations t...

Christel Wintels

Latest News

View All Latest News
Beat the Heat: How to Deliver Massive Patio Umbrellas with Ease
Summer is finally here! Who doesn’t enjoy sitting on the deck with friends and family, enjoying a cold drink and relaxin...
Stop Pouring Money Down the Drain: Effective Deliveries for Bathroom Renovations
 Renovating a bathroom can create an oasis of peace in your house where you can relax and indulge yourself, and it ca...
Parker Strong