From time to time we buy and sell items on ebay. Sometimes the seller doesn't want to organise the shipping themselves and so we came across a site called Shiply.
It is a site that allows you to post up your delivery job for couriers and one man and van types to bid to do the work.
On the jobs we were posting we would get 4-5 quotes from companies and we could specify further instructions like collecting at weekends etc. Where the jobs were further afield we had to wait a bit longer to fit within the schedule of the courier but for the cost it was worth it. You can also get quotes on the delivery before the ebay auction has finished so you kno whether it is worth bidding or not.
Link here: Shiply