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Do you Tip a Furniture Delivery Person?

August 7, 2020

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It is common to tip many different kinds of service people. You likely wouldn’t think twice before tipping your server at a restaurant, a food delivery person, or even a hairdresser. In these scenarios, it is customary to leave a tip as a way of saying thank you for doing a good job. You may even want to tip as a token of your appreciation for going above and beyond in their service!


But you may wonder, “do you tip a furniture delivery person?” 


Like tipping a food delivery person from Uber eats, for example, tipping your furniture delivery person is not required, but it is customary.


Typically, furniture stores charge a flat fee for delivery and outsource this work to a local third-party delivery company. In this case, the person delivering the furniture will only receive a portion of the delivery fee. That is why it is often considered customary to tip a furniture delivery person as a way of ensuring that they are being compensated well.


Further, it is important to remember that furniture delivery is a difficult and physically demanding job. In comparison to food delivery, furniture delivery requires more time, skill, and physical endurance in order to complete the job well and avoid injury.


If you wouldn’t hesitate to tip your food delivery drivers for bringing something like a box of pizza to your door, you should also consider tipping a furniture delivery person for carrying a heavy couch up a winding staircase.


So now that we have established that tipping is not required but accepted, you may wonder how much to tip your furniture delivery person?

How much to Tip a Furniture Delivery Person?


How much you decide to tip your furniture delivery person is completely up to your own discretion! Remember, the delivery team is not expecting a tip, so whatever you feel comfortable spending is always appreciated. 


As a benchmark, it is standard to tip a furniture delivery person $5 to $10 for their work. With this, it is suggested to tip more depending on the complexity of the delivery job. 


A few factors to consider might be the size and weight of the unit and if the delivery involves multiple pieces of furniture. It is also important to take into account the working conditions. For example, you may want to tip more if the delivery people are working on a day with bad weather.


You may also feel inclined to tip more if the delivery person impressed you by going above and beyond and delivering exceptional service! 


Based on these factors, this chart breaks down a simplified guide for reference when deciding how much to tip your furniture delivery person.

Basic/Standard Delivery

$5 – $10 (per person)

Difficult Delivery Job:

  • Large furniture
  • Multiple pieces of furniture
  • Assembly of furniture

$20 – $40 (per person)

Consider External Conditions: 

  • Extreme weather conditions (no AC)

$20 – $40 (per person)

Delivery Person went above and beyond

$25 – $40 (per person)

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What’s Next?


The delivery team at La-Z-Boy is hired and operates in-house. All delivery people work specifically for La-Z-Boy ensuring that every furniture delivery is standardized and executed with a high level of care. With this, the delivery team at La-Z-Boy is familiar with the specific products being delivered and experts at properly assembling the unit in your home. 


When shopping with La-Z-Boy, a white glove delivery service is provided for a flat fee of $129.99 for local Ottawa & Kingston markets.  Out-of-town delivery is $169.99.


The delivery team will unpackage, inspect, and set up the furniture in your living space. When arranged in advance, they will move an existing piece of furniture into your home at no additional cost.   


Tipping is not expected by the furniture delivery team at La-Z-Boy but as with anyone in the service industry, it’s always appreciated for a job well done. 


For more information on La-Z-Boy products and services visit us at one of our local locations or book an appointment online with a personal consultant.

 Last Edited On June 15th, 2022

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