Frequently Asked Questions
4 simple steps:
- • Order at www.storagebc.com
- • Pack your things (we’ll deliver materials if you need them)
- • Be available during your pick-up window
- • Your items will be back in your dorm when you get back for Fall Semester
All our orders are placed right here on our website. Click ‘Start A New Order!’ at the top of the page, or click here to get started.
We accept all major credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover
Yes, we are happy to refund any charges for storage or shipping, provided we are given five business days notice. Unfortunately we cannot process any refunds on packing materials if you have already received them.
You don’t have to do anything other than order your supplies and then we’ll deliver them directly to you starting on May 1st. Please do not contact us about not receiving materials until 48 hours before your pickup window.
I have final exams during the supply distribution period, so I might not be in my dorm when you make the delivery. What should I do?
No worries, if you or your roommate are not present when we come to deliver materials, then we will leave them outside your door. Please note that you DO need to be present during storage pickup.
You can select your pickup date during the signup process. Unfortunately, some of our higher volume dates book up very quickly, so we may have to close dates more than a week prior to the scheduled pickup. Sign up early to ensure that you get the dates you need!
You will need to find someone who will be able to hand your boxes over to us during the pickup window. A friend, roommate, or RA is a good place to start. When signing up, please make sure you select “Secondary Contact” and enter this persons info. DO NOT leave your boxes unattended in the hallway. For liability reasons, will be unable to pick up any boxes that are not signed for.
Yes, however there is a surcharge to pick up and deliver to/from off-campus locations. Piece by Piece charges a fee of $75 for each off-campus pickup and/or delivery.
Due to the volatility in the number of students being picked up each day, we can’t give an exact time. However, our Twitter account, @pbpstg will be keeping you updated about our trucks so you’ll know what dorm they’re in. You need to remain available throughout the assigned pickup window on your moving day and we communicate updates as needed by text the day before and the day of your scheduled pickup.
Of course! We're aware that not everyone knows where they’ll be living in the fall by the end of the spring semester. Once you know your housing assignment, please just let us know by sending us an email at email@example.com.
Yes, if you’re coming back to campus on or before August 22nd, (Classes start August 29th) than make sure to select the “I’m coming back to campus on or before August 22nd.” option for delivery.
I'm not coming back to school in the fall, but I will be back at some time in the future. Can you store my belongings for longer than the summer?
We certainly can. Our billing cycle has 3 sessions per calendar year: Spring, Summer, and Fall; and all storage pricing is per session. Spring and Fall coincide with the Spring and Fall semesters, and Summer is the time in between. So for example, if we pick up your goods at the end of the Spring session, store them over the Summer, and you study abroad during the Fall session, then you’d need to pay for 2 sessions: Summer and Fall. Make sure to select this option during when filling out the “Delivery Info” section.
Yes. You should not store any cash, jewelry, or any other items of extraordinary value. Also, do not store any hazardous materials, liquids, or any flammable substances.
Our storage facilities are located in Woburn, MA and Easton, MA. Both locations are a short drive from BC's Chestnut Hill campus.
Piece by Piece will pick up and ship your boxed items. When you are packing your boxes, make sure you write ‘FOR SHIP” on them. We'll take the boxes back to our warehouse, create shipping labels, and arrange for them to be picked up. We will send you an email with the tracking numbers for each box. We can ship boxes anywhere in the continental United States, but unfortunately cannot offer shipping services to Alaska, Hawaii, or any international destination (including US territories such as Puerto Rico, Guam, etc.) Please note that boxes without shipping addresses will be placed into storage and additional fees will apply for us to retrieve them from storage and ship them at a later date.
Costs will vary depending on how much the boxes weigh and how far they'll be travelling. Typical costs are $1.00-$2.00 per pound. Note that all shipping charges must be billed by credit card, as we will be unsure of the actual cost until we bring the items back to our warehouse, weigh them, and generate shipping labels. We will contact you to inform you of the charges before we send any of the boxes.
Due to regulations imposed by UPS, we can only ship boxes, trunks, and suitcases.
Piece By Piece provides up to $100.00 of free insurance on each item stored. Additional insurance can be purchased for just $5.00 for each $100.00 of additional coverage per item. You can purchase up to $1,000.00 of coverage per item, subject to a $5,000.00 limit per shipment.
It can vary greatly depending on what is being stored, how long it is being stored for, and whether it’s coming from or going to an off-campus address. With that said, the most common situation is a student who is living on-campus in both the Spring and Fall, storing for one session over the Summer. Those orders are usually $200-400 dollars.
What the price covers differs slightly depending on whether it is Materials, Storage or Shipping. Remember that all off-campus Storage and Shipping pickups and deliveries are charged a $75 fee.
- • Materials: Covers delivery of materials.
- • Storage: Covers the pickup, storage, and redelivery of the item for all on-campus housing. Click here to check pricing for specific items.
- • Shipping: Covers the pickup, processing and shipping of the item.
- • Materials: Flat cost per item.
- • Storage: Storage charges you a flat cost per item, per session. Please see the storage pricing section for specific pricing for items. There are 3 sessions per calendar year: Spring, Summer and Fall.
- • Shipping: Charges aren’t known until we have picked up the item and can determine how much it weighs and where it is being shipped.
Unfortunately, PbP cannot be held liable for damage to items in boxes that our staff did not pack. This includes items that are damaged due to the box being overpacked (Check out our packing tips so this doesn’t happen). If the box itself is damaged for a reason other than being overpacked, please let us know.
Liability coverage is provided by UPS that covers loss or damage of an item if it is determined that the loss or damage was a UPS error. The coverage is free of charge and limited to $100.00.