PockitShip app helps you move things around DC area

WASHINGTON — You rarely need a mover, but you might occasionally need to move something, and a new on-demand service is taking aim at that niche market in the Washington region.

PockitShip charges by the item and can show up as soon as the same day to move that Craigslist couch you just bought, the dining room table you’re giving to your son or those filing cabinets that need to go to the office.

It can help with your big ticket shopping.

“If someone is at Costco and they’re buying those big items that won’t fit in their car, we simply meet them in the parking lot and help them get their stuff home,” PockitShip President Garrett O’Shea tells WTOP.

The service is priced by the item, starting at $99 for pieces under 250 pounds. It charges by the number of items, not size or distance.

The app is free to download.

PockitShip also has found some business with real estate agents who need to make their new listing look good.

“We do some work with Realtors as well for staging. They need help moving stuff up and down stairs,” O’Shea said.

PockitShip works with independent contractors, all of whom are licensed, Department of Transportation compliant, box truck drivers.

It plans to expand its service to Baltimore next, with an eye on other East Coast markets.

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to change PockitShip’s spelling.

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