A GUIDE TO TIPPING (OR NOT TIPPING) FOR FURNITURE DELIVERY
“Tipping furniture delivery is not expected, but will be encouraged. Approximately 50 percent of customers tip for their furniture delivery, and if they do, the standard tip is $10 per person or $20 per person for an excellent service.”
It’s normal to tip different kinds of service people. You probably wouldn’t think even before tipping your waiter at a restaurant, a pizza delivery guy, or even a hairstylist. In these environments, it’s common practice to give a tip as a way to say thank you for doing a great job.
But you might wonder, “Do you tip the person delivering the furniture?”
It might seem like an excessive additional cost because you’ve just spent much on the furniture already. But it’s important to remember that the delivery team is doing a complicated, labor-intensive task.
HOW MUCH TO TIP ON DELIVERY OF FURNITURE?
Our analysis has found that people tip around $10 per person or $20 for a great service. A few tipped more, and about 50 percent of the people didn’t tip at all.
Anyways! If you decide to give a tip, we suggest that you should consider the following aspects when analyzing how much is suitable:
THE DIFFICULTY OF THE DELIVERY
Delivery of furniture is really a back-breaking task, but even so, some deliveries are far more complicated than others. If your delivery is extremely heavy or involves a flight or more stairs, you might like to consider tilting. Other aspects include the steepness of your drive, the tightness of your corridors, as well as the weather – would you like to deliver a hard wooden cupboard in the middle of a snow or thunderstorm, then cart it up to four stairs?
THE FURNITURE COST
Two guys just delivered your new $5,000 couch up your steps and through a small, curved hall without damaging either the dining table or your home. Honestly, we’d say it’s worth $10 in tips each in appreciation! It may not seem a lot, but for employees working delivery jobs, tips can be a really great gift that adds up to the low wage that a delivery guy makes.
Does anybody really love to assemble furniture? If your furniture delivery guy has assembled your furniture, worked immediately, and cleaned up on his own, you might need to remember that when deciding a tip.
QUALITY OF SERVICES
Only you can evaluate what kind of service quality you received and whether it was worth a tip? However, if they dropped the furniture into your front door and refused to take it further, we would suggest that they might not be tip-worthy.
But on the other hand, if they helped you set your other furniture so that you may get your new furniture in exactly the right spot – and did it without comment – it might be a different matter.
SO, WHAT’S NEXT?
The delivery team at FlasHOLR is hired and works in-house. All delivery people work mainly for FlasHOLR to ensure that each furniture delivery is carried out with a high level of care. Along with this, the delivery team is aware of the specific products being delivered and specialized at properly assembling the furniture in your home.
Tipping is not expected by the furniture delivery team at FlasHOLR, however, as with anyone in the service sector, it is always appreciated as a pat on the back.
If you want to book a furniture delivery, please use the FlashOLR website or app to communicate with delivery experts. It only takes a minute to update the details of your project and get a free estimate.