When it comes to choosing a luggage shipping company, experience matters. Luggage Forward has supplemented our own decade-plus of experience by acquiring some of the best luggage delivery brands to build an unmatched global expertise. This industry consolidation strategy has given Luggage Forward a leadership position and scale that allows for better pricing, better infrastructure, and better results for every client.
Luggage Express • Boca Raton, FL
Founded: 1996 — Acquired: 2009
In 1996, Universal Express, Inc. launched the Luggage Express brand in an effort to bring affordable door-to-door luggage delivery to the masses. Luggage Express experienced impressive growth following aggressive marketing efforts. The company carved out a specialty niche within the travel industry from its array of logistics and air courier services. Luggage Express partnered with more than 50 organizations including hotels, credit card companies, cruise lines, travel agencies, tour operators and other leaders in the travel industry.
Sports Express • Aspen, CO
Founded: 1999 — Acquired: 2009
Sports Express was founded in 1997 to simplify the hassles of traveling with luggage and sports equipment and to provide individual and group travelers an alternative way to transport gear. Through advanced technology and innovation, Sports Express has developed and built an information technology infrastructure/service system to facilitate the pickup of travelers’ sports equipment, gear and luggage at their residence, office or country club and deliver the items to travelers’ final destinations and back. Sports Express partners with leading logistics providers including FedEx, UPS, national and regional airlines and numerous travel, resort and hospitality companies. In 2009, the Sports Express brand was acquired, and is now operated, by Luggage Forward.
Virtual Bellhop • Miami, FL
Founded: 1999 — Acquired: 2008
Virtual Bellhop launched in 1999 and is the premier provider of door to destination transportation of baggage, sports equipment, business materials or anything that a traveler might check onto their flight. With the growing complexity of dealing with checked items at the airport, The Virtual Bellhop Service is extremely timely, easy to use and provides for the elimination of checked baggage procedures.
The Luggage Club • Oshkosh, WI
Founded: 2006 — Acquired: 2011
Founded in 2006, The Luggage Club offers a complete range of specialized logistic services designed to give business and leisure travelers an alternative to the cumbersome method of transporting luggage or goods through the airlines and to make your travels stress-free. The Luggage Club’s proprietary, real-time quoting and order entry system is linked directly to our logistics providers to ensure that your luggage delivery comes off without a hitch and that your travel experience is hassle free. In 2011, The Luggage Club brand became part of Luggage Forward.