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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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