We’ve all been there. Reviewing your final bill for a service and noticing some extra charges you weren’t aware of. You get frustrated and call the company and ask about these extra charges. The time spent and the frustration you felt just isn’t worth putting yourself through.
We want to walk you through how moves are priced because we want to make sure at the end of your move, when you get the final bill, there are no unexpected charges. You need to be told what you’re paying for up front, no questions asked.
The pricing for commercial moves is affected by distance. If you’re moving right around the corner, your commercial move won’t be as expensive as moving from Baton Rouge to Shreveport, for instance.
In addition to charging by distance, there are a few more things that can affect your final bill. Usually, local movers will charge you by the hour. So, you need to think about how far you and your company is moving, and also take into account how much time it will take to move your business’ furniture, computers and everything else into your new office building and out of your old one.
Something else you probably haven’t thought about is the weight of the items your moving having an effect on the cost. Well, it does. Long distance movers will charge you per pound. If you’re a heavy machinery distributor, expect your move to cost a little extra because of the materials the movers will have to transport. It’s something you don’t necessarily think about, but it does make sense. It wouldn’t be fair to consumers if the heavy machinery distributor’s move cost the same as a company with your typical office furniture. Don’t get me wrong, office furniture can be heavy, but compared to heavy machinery, it’s like lifting and moving feathers.
Lastly, if you’re moving internationally, expect to be charged by cubic foot. So what exactly does this mean? Basically, this means that your international moving company will charge by volume of a three-dimensional space. They’ll charge you for the capacity that your moving boxes, appliances, furniture, and anything else you move will take up.
You shouldn’t be left in the dark when it comes to paying for a service. You deserve to know what you’ll be charged and how you’ll be charged. So, ask the questions to your moving company about their pricing and that will help you determine how much your total move will cost. Don’t let there be any surprises, ask questions and get answers.
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.