Month: May 2017

The Moving Industry in 2017

Moving Industry in 2017

A Move in 2017 is Drastically Different from a Move in 1987

We’ve been in the moving game since 1987, and we’ve seen some changes over the years within the industry. From technological advances to packing methods, we’ve adapted to the changes and surpassed the trends to develop an efficient moving process for you. While it may not seem like improvements have been made in the moving industry, we’ve spotted several that affect your 2017 moving experience.

 

2017 Relocation Company Options

Other relocation companies, both small and large, have started up throughout the 30 years we’ve been in business. While The Quality Group moves any sized business, other relocation companies tend to focus on providing their services to either small or large businesses based on their capabilities.  No matter their capabilities, the increased number of relocation companies provide businesses with different options when relocating. For businesses needing to move, the additional moving companies offer plenty of options to choose from.

 

Research is easier now with computersBetter Vetting Systems in 2017

With the additional moving company options came better ways to ensure that you hired one that was qualified. Researching websites for service information, checking online reviews, and asking for recommendations all became part of hiring a relocation company process in 2017. The more accessible information now helps businesses choose and qualify a moving company before they hire them.

 

Innovative Moving Methods

Moving companies all have their own process that helps businesses relocate in the most efficient way possible. For The Quality Group, we have developed our own streamlined process that minimizes company downtime and takes into account all aspects of your business relocation needs.

From storing your equipment to installing your furniture in the new office, The Quality Group provides every service you may need during your relocation. Our process involves move planning and management so everything is accounted for during your move. We even calculate how many elevator trips it will take to move you to the top floor.

 

Moving in 2017 is more efficient wit cell phone communicationBetter Moving Equipment in 2017

The first hand-held cell phone debuted in 1983, and it wasn’t until the late 1990s that cell phones became accessible to the public. Moving companies are now able to adapt more quickly to changes in plans and problems thanks to the communication benefits of cell phones.

In addition to communication advancement, moving companies now have access to better packing supplies, loading tools, and shipment vehicles. The new technology and equipment that relocation companies have access to provide you with a better moving experience that takes less time and is more efficient.

In our 30 years of moving experience, we have seen moving trends come and go and technological advances change the moving industry. The industry is better in 2017 than it ever has been and will continue to improve in the coming years to bring businesses better relocation experiences.


Work with The Quality Group

At The Quality Group, we’re your commercial relocation specialists. Founded in 1987 in New Orleans, LA, The Quality Group serves the Gulf States with comprehensive commercial moving services from move planning to furniture installation. No other company puts in the time or preparation that we do to make your move stress and hassle-free.

4 Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring Commercial Movers

4 Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring Commercial Movers

Moving your business is an overwhelming experience. The overall quality of your move is solely dependent on the commercial movers you hire. Be sure that you avoid these four mistakes when choosing a commercial moving company.

Avoid these 4 Mistakes When Hiring Commercial Movers

  1.  Skipping the Research

Do not make the mistake of hiring a poor-quality moving company by skipping the research of comparing multiple companies.  Ask companies to visit your office. With a visit, a relocation company can give you an accurate cost estimate and you’ll be able to get a feel for how they conduct business. After choosing a moving company that you think is best, be sure to verify their USDOT number, licenses, insurance policy, and credentials. Try to gather as much feedback from the company’s previous clients as possible to understand what you can expect. By conducting proper research, you will be more likely to hire a professional and reliable moving company.

 

  1. Hiring Last MinuteAvoid Hiring Commercial Movers Last Minute

One of the biggest mistakes to make when moving is waiting to hire a commercial moving company until the last minute. The longer you wait, the greater your chances are of receiving higher prices and lower quality movers. Trustworthy and high-quality movers will likely already be booked if you wait until the last minute and the most convenient dates will be taken. Start planning your move as soon as possible in order to ensure that you are working with the best moving company.

 

  1. Online Price Quotes

Another common mistake when moving is listening to online price quotes. Online price quotes are not accurate or efficient when planning a commercial move. A price-reliable moving company will need to see, in-person, what they are moving to determine a proper pricing estimate. Online quotes are usually inaccurate and overpriced. They are also not binding, so you may end up paying surprise fees on moving day. It is important for your chosen moving company to give you a binding, on-site estimate so that you know exactly what you are paying.

 

  1. Forgetting About Extra CostsPrevent Extra Costs from Commercial Movers

Many moving services come at an extra cost, and it is a mistake to think they are included if not specifically included in your contract at no additional charge. Services such as packing or crating, installation of furniture, and move planning may come with an extra fee. Be sure to discuss these extra services beforehand and determine which ones are included in your move. Ensure that the extra services and fees are clearly stated in your estimate and are put into writing. By learning what is included and what comes at an extra cost, you will avoid surprise fees on moving day.

 

It is important to avoid these four mistakes to prevent a terrible moving experience or a moving scam. Also be sure to look out for these classic warning signs of moving scams:

  • Low offers with insurance policies that cover everything (these are often too good to be true)
  • A company that requires large amounts of money upfront
  • Rental trucks or trucks without the company’s name on it
  • Lack of specific information such as licenses, insurance policy, vague descriptions, no contact information, unprofessional website, etc.

By avoiding these mistakes and looking for fraudulent warning signs, you will be more likely to hire a reliable moving company. Call the Quality Group today for a trustworthy relocation experience for your Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama commercial move.


Work with The Quality Group

At The Quality Group, we’re your commercial relocation specialists. Founded in 1987 in New Orleans, LA, The Quality Group serves the Gulf States with comprehensive commercial moving services from move planning to furniture installation. No other company puts in the time or preparation that we do to make your move stress and hassle-free.