I didnt have to, but I did wrapt it in plastic as I did not what to expect. every shipper wil be diferent, so ask them what they use (truck, trailer, etc) to move the items.
The website is like ebay, shippers(mostly independent shippers) bid to earn your business. Make sure you select one with good feedback. Mine had 40 reviews, all positive, he provided his license, bond, insured, everything pretty legit.