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Hiring a Dependable Moving Company for a Good Price

Posted on January 3, 2017 by - Commercial Relocation

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Finding a moving service for your company can be a hassle. There are many listings online and they all say they perform the same service. Picking the right one out of all the choices is a little like throwing a dart at a wall and hoping for the best. It doesn’t actually have to be a guessing game though. With some due diligence, you can hire a dependable moving company and still stay on budget. Here are some tips for hiring a dependable and affordable moving company for your business.

Tips for Hiring a Dependable Moving Company at a Good Price

Get a recommendation for dependable moving companiesAsk for Recommendations

Asking employees, other business owners, and friends about their experience with moving companies can be helpful in finding the right one to facilitate your business move. If the recommendation is positive and from someone you trust, then the likelihood of you also having a positive experience with the same moving company is high.

Poor reviews are also beneficial to you, as it will narrow down your list of potential movers. The recommendations from your friends will give you a good starting point and once you have a list of potential movers you can start to narrow down your options further with more research.

Review the Credentials

Recommendation from a trusted source can mean a lot but it’s always a good idea to do your own due diligence. Check the online reviews of the company to see if the recommendation matches up with the experience of others. Also, ensure the moving company has all required permits and licenses to avoid scams. Another aspect of a dependable moving company is their ability to provide insurance for the move. Check to see if the moving companies you are considering provide insurance.

Get Several Quotes

To find a good price on a moving company, it is important you get several quotes from different movers. Most moving companies have competitive pricing but until you check around and compare for yourself, you’ll never know whether or not you’re getting a good price. Moving companies will also budget your move based on a formula involving the equipment you have and the distance they’ll need to travel with it, among other factors. For this reason, it is important you get a quote from a moving company after they come and assess your office. You’ll be able to get a good idea of your budget with several accurate quotes.

Remember when you are comparing company quotes that you need to compare apples to apples. It’s very easy for a company that is not providing the same resources, insurance coverage, and the number of employees in your move to generate a quote cheaper than others. Always know what is included in your quote and ask about any differences.

Show Them All Your EquipmentShow your moving company all your equipment

When the representative from a moving company comes to assess your office for the quote, be sure to show him everything you want moved to the new location. Since movers are going to calculate the price based on your equipment amount and weight, it is crucial that all equipment be processed in the initial quote. Other items tacked on later in the moving process could result in higher moving fees.

Finding a dependable and well-priced moving company to move your office is not impossible. Checking with friends, reading online reviews, and doing your research on potential moving companies will result in you finding the right movers for your business. Good luck with your move and if you have any questions, the Quality group is always glad to help.


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.

Why You Should Review Your Moving Company Online

Posted on September 6, 2016 by - Commercial Relocation

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Moving your company takes a lot of organization, logistics, and time. Having a professional moving company that can manage your move well is a huge help and relieves much of the pressure and stress from you and your employees. After a pleasant experience with an efficient moving company, you’ll be amazed at the lack of downtime and hiccups in your business processes. This amazement can sometimes be a fleeting thought before you’re ready to devote all of your attention once again on business operations, but there are several reasons to keep your eye on the moving company just a little longer. From expressing support or concerns to helping a local business, taking an extra five minutes to review your moving company online can make a world of difference to many people.

Reasons to Review Your Moving Company Online

Express Any Support or Concerns

Leaving an online review gives you the option to express any support or concern over the services you received and possibly even have them addressed. Moving companies, like all businesses, don’t want their clients to be unhappy. When companies discover that a client or customer had a poor experience, they are sure to do their best to correct the problem. Providing an online review gives the moving company an opportunity to apologize for any inconvenience that occurred to you or explain the reasoning behind their choices. This way the moving company will be able to see and make an effort to correct a problem for you and future clients.

If you really liked the way a moving company performed part of the service or handled a situation that arose, post a review about it online. The moving company will be grateful for your feedback because it will help them to continue providing excellent service. Running a business yourself, you are sure to know the happiness it brings to you and your employees when a customer is satisfied. Your moving company will be glad to see you’re happy with the services and be able to pass on the positivity.

Help Others Make Decisions

According to BrightLocal, 92 percent of people read online reviews and use them to help make decisions about whether or not they want to do business with a company. With that in mind, you can help other people looking for a good moving company make a decision about whether or not to use the one you used. Whether you had a good experience or a bad experience with your moving company, relaying it in an online review can help make or break someone else’s experience when moving. Your review can be the linchpin review that helps someone make a decision on a big choice.

Your\ can answer questions when you review your moving company online. Answer Questions

Reviewing your moving company online can help answer questions many others have about the moving process or that particular moving company. When you were in the process of picking a moving company yourself, you probably had your own questions and performed research to find the information you needed. You may have looked on their website, on Google, and even on their social media pages to find the information. Each platform undoubtedly had information from others about the moving company, their process, and the how they perform their services. You can be a part of providing information to others and help answer the less obvious questions that arise when a company wants to relocate.

Help Local Business

Due to many people making decisions about a company based on online reviews, reviewing your local moving company online can support the business and the local community. When you have a good experience with a local company and share it with others, you are allowing them to have a good experience while also supporting someone in your community and their business. Posting an online review about your moving company can go a long way in the local business world.

Reviewing your moving company online has many benefits to you, the movers, and others looking to relocate their business. It can help provide good business, stress-free moves, and healthy business relationships.


 

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.

Your Moving Questions Answered

Posted on July 12, 2016 by - Commercial Relocation, Moving Preparation

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Business Relocation Questions Answered

Moving is a taxing time that demands a lot of time and effort. You have many moving parts to coordinate and questions arise about how things should be handled for the relocation. Your moving company probably handles a lot of the process so we’ve compiled a list of questions about the moving process that a lot of business owners have for moving companies. Find out what you need to know so you can coordinate your relocation more effectively.

 

  1. How Do I Get a Price Estimate?Call your movers for a business relocation estimate.

Receiving a price estimate from your local movers should be a simple phone call away. Moving companies vary in how they give estimates but with The Quality Group, we come to your business to do a free move consultation. The consultation includes everything from how we pack up your computer equipment to how many elevator trips it will take to move you out of the building. No matter the method, a moving company will give you a fairly accurate estimate of your move, whether in person or over the phone.

 

  1. When Should I Call to Schedule my Move?

Generally, the earlier moving companies know about the move, the better options you have. Planning your move in advance allows you to pick your ideal moving date instead of having to work around a booked schedule. Moving companies try their hardest to accommodate clients and schedule something on short notice but it doesn’t always work out optimally. Get an easier experience by booking your move as soon as you know you’re relocating.

 

  1. What Services Can You Provide for the Move?Business relocation companies offer a wide array of services

Different moving companies can provide a varying range of services. At The Quality Group, we are a comprehensive moving company and provide all the services you need for a move, from the move planning to the furniture installation in the new office. Contact your moving company to understand what services they can provide for you and which ones you’ll have to take care of by yourself.

 

  1. How do You Protect My Items?

Professional moving companies take the safety of your items seriously. They pack your items in protective wrapping, place them in cardboard boxes, or put them in plastic tubs, and secure them safely on the truck. On top of handling your items with care, moving companies have the extra precaution of insurance just in case something breaks. At The Quality Group, we are bonded, licensed, and insured for both our protection and yours.

 

  1. Do You Specialize in Moving Businesses?

Moving companies can be flexible in the types of moves they conduct however, every company is not created equal. A moving company that specializes in relocating businesses, like The Quality Group, knows how to handle business equipment. All your technical and specialty equipment can be managed with the resources commercial movers have that residential movers may not. Depending on your office, and how much equipment you have, hiring a dedicated commercial mover may be your safest option.

Having a basis on what your moving company can provide is the key to a successful relocation. At The Quality Group, we make every effort to accommodate our client’s needs so you can have a stress-free move. Contact your moving company today to find out whether they are a good fit for your business relocation.


 

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.

Writing Your Business Relocation Letter

Posted on May 24, 2016 by - Moving Preparation

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Informing those who interact with you on a daily basis about an upcoming move is an essential part of keeping your business running normally. Your clients, vendors, partners, and mail deliverers need to know your new location if they are going to continue to interact with the business in an efficient manner. A well-written and timely business relocation letter will help everyone associated with your company accept your transition to a new location.

Business Relocation Letters Notify Your Associates of Your Move in a Timely Manner

Start preparing your business relocation letter two months outPrepare

Giving enough time for everyone to get used to your move is an important part of moving. You’ll want to start preparing to send out the letter two months prior to your move date in order to get everything assembled. Start preparing the letter as soon as you know the move date.

Construct the Mailing List

Chances are your list of contacts is extensive. The first step in sending out your business relocation letter is sifting through all your contacts to determine who needs a notification of your move and who does not. For example, a client you haven’t interacted with in five years may not be your first recipient, however, this does create an opportunity to reach out to that client and update them on your services or how your business has changed. The client who you see every quarter however, should be made aware of your business relocation as soon as you’re ready to send them out.

Write Your Letter

There are several aspects you’ll need to include when writing your relocation letter. All of your contact information including mailing addresses, phone numbers, email, and social media profiles needs to be included on your letter so recipients can contact you with any questions or concerns. If your contact information is changing, put both forms in your letter and the dates when that contact information will be valid.

Follow this format for your letter:

All contact information

Greeting

Introduction paragraph

o   The announcement of the move and the date when the new office will be open.

Secondary paragraph

o   Explanation of the move. This can include why you are moving, any service changes that will be a result of the move, and what they can expect for the future.

Current and future contact information with effective dates

Closing paragraph

o   This is a positive message about the move and a thank you to the recipients for their understanding and support. It also includes directions for contacting you with concerns.

Closing and signature

Send your business relocation letter through the mail, email, and post it social mediaSend the Letter

Printing and sending the letter to your recipients is the last step in completing your business relocation letter. You’ll need to print out the copies either in-house or get a print shop to print them for you, along with the envelopes. Once mailed, follow through by sending the letter in email form as well as posting it to your social media pages to ensure everyone sees the update. Getting the letter to clients through multiple channels will ensure your message is received. Send out your notification of the move through mail, email, and social media posts at least one month before the move date. You can also send out reminders or countdown letters and emails reminding everyone of the move as it draws closer. Giving a month’s time will allow people to make necessary adjustments or ask questions about the move.

An organized business relocation letter can do wonders for your clients, vendors, and associates when you are moving to a new location. Simply giving them formal notification can prevent confusion and awkward phone calls about your location. A business relocation letter and proper follow through plan will help everyone take your company’s move in stride.


 

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.

Finding the Right Moving Company.

Posted on July 7, 2015 by - Commercial Relocation, Facility Installation, Office Furniture

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When My Business Moves, Can You Set Everything Up in the Right Place?

When planning your commercial move, there are a lot of things you have to worry about. But, walking into your office with boxes and cords everywhere, and furniture in the wrong places, shouldn’t be one of them. So, how do you know if your commercial mover will set your office up correctly? Well, we’re going to give you some insight on what questions to ask and how to know if your office will be fully-functioning on Monday when you walk into work.

 

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Make sure your commercial movers are familiar with your office furniture brand. Knowing a lot about a furniture brand, how to move it and how to put it back together can help make the moving process a lot easier. You wouldn’t want a mechanic that knows nothing about Corvette’s to work on yours, would you? Same goes for office furniture. Talk to your commercial moving company to make sure they know the ins and outs of your furniture. You want to make sure they know how to safely move it, and effectively set it up with no hiccups.

 

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Additionally, ask your movers if they’re going to set up your computers to be fully-functioning when you get back to your office after the move. If they are, make sure you ask them if they’re familiar with the software your company uses and the types of computers you use. Your computers are vital to your business operations, so making sure your commercial moving company knows how your technology works is very important. You wouldn’t want to walk into your office and see computers unplugged and not turning on. Moving is stressful enough, and you shouldn’t have to worry about your computers not functioning properly.

Moving offices is a time to refresh and change things up. So, if you want to switch up your offices’ furniture arrangement, make sure your commercial mover specializes in space optimization. You may not think about it, but the way your furniture is arranged can affect the productivity of your employees. Make sure you’re able to sit down with your movers and discuss the floor plan of your new office space so that they can map out how to best optimize your office for maximum space and productivity.

If you really want to refresh your office with some new furniture, you also need to talk to your commercial movers to see what furniture they suggest. Your commercial movers should be experts in all things related to relocation. So, talk to your movers about what office furniture they suggest for your business operations and they should be able to get you in touch with a reputable office furniture company. If you find yourself with too much furniture, then talk to your movers about storage options for those pieces that just can’t fit. Ask if they have storage capabilities, or if they know a reputable storage facility.

Moving your business is made up of a lot of moving pieces, literally. You deserve to know what your commercial moving company does and doesn’t do so that you can be best prepared for your move. So, take these simple tips and put them into practice so that you can ease your mind of any moving stresses you may have.

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.

Tips and Tricks to make Your Office Move Even Easier

Posted on June 30, 2015 by - Commercial Relocation, Moving Preparation

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Moving can be tough, but it shouldn’t have to be. We want to help you have a stress and worry-free move. So, we’ve compiled a list of some tips you should follow when you’re relocating. After all, this should be an exciting time of new adventures for your business, so leave the stress behind and get excited for what’s to come.

First things first: create your commercial moving timeline. When do you have to be out of your current office space? When are you going to start packing? What are you going to start packing up first? When should I cancel my Internet and transfer it to my new office? You need to answer these questions to help you get organized. We suggest doing this a few months before your scheduled move so that you have ample time to really think about what needs to happen to make your move flawless.

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After you make your moving timeline, we suggest allocating duties to your employees. You don’t want to have to be in charge of everything that deals with the move, do you? After you make your commercial moving timeline, you’ll have a better idea of what needs to get done. From that, you can easily designate various duties to your employees. This will alleviate stress, and allow multiple tasks to get done without confusion and mayhem.

About one to three months before your commercial move, you need to make sure you update all necessary vendors your business deals with. If you need new furniture for instance, be sure to order that furniture in advance. The last thing you want is a beautiful, new office with no furniture in it because you didn’t allow enough time for delivery. If you already have your plate full of other tasks, designate this task to an employee. After all, you aren’t the only one that’s moving, so you shouldn’t be the only one with responsibilities.

When you move, your address will change (obviously). But, the reason we’re telling you that is so you don’t forget to change all business collateral with your current address on it, to your business’ new address. Contact your marketing company and tell them about your move a week or two before so they can make all necessary changes to any materials that have your old address on there. Business cards, letterhead, and any other printed materials.

Additionally, send out an email to your current clients and let them know your new address. You wouldn’t them showing up to your old address after you’ve moved. Your clients are what make your business operations possible, so keeping them in the know is imperative.

By taking these few steps to prepare yourself for your move, you can alleviate some stress and be more prepared for your relocation.

 

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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.