People avoid the relocating to a different place unless it is mandatory to do that and when they finally plan to move, the main problem that occurs is the selection of movers and packers. Unlimited amount of questions starts arising in a customer’s mind and in order to answer all the queries it is considered to be the essential decision to opt for a professional moving company.
1. What is the procedure for getting a quotation and how many opinions do I need to take before finalizing any company?
The first step is- visit the official website of the company selected by you, then put an enquiry and later you will be receiving a call from them for a pre move survey. This survey will be done by the shifting assistant appointed for a particular movement and on the basis of that a quotation with the price estimation will be provided to you, including all the services as per the discussion.
Talking about the opinion, it is always better to shortlist some of the companies and take quotations from every service provider and later opt for that one company which is suitable to you.
2. How the cost is calculated in the quotation?
On the basis of the pre- move survey, a quotation is generated. The cost is calculated according to the number of articles to be shifted and the distance which is required to be covered. These two things are kept in mind will calculating the cost of the quotation.
3. Is it necessary to opt for a pre- move survey?
It is advisable to take a pre-move survey definitely because it helps to get the exact estimate for the amount to be paid for the entire shipment procedure. It is done by the executive of the company hired and he will thoroughly investigate all the articles and then calculate the precise amount to be paid. It is beneficial for a customer as he will not be charged extra later.
4. What are the quality standards and techniques of the hired company while packing? Do they provide any kind of transit insurance?
This is the most commonly asked question by every client because if he is spending money he requires best of the services and assurance for the protection of his goods also. Yes, the opted company is certified and uses high quality of packing material and techniques to maintain the safety of every article. Talking about the insurance, it is done for the safety purposes to prevent the consignment from any kind of damage while in transit. It is called transit insurance and if anything breaks due to some avoidable reasons then, the customers will be getting the claim against the article damaged.
5. Does it require doing anything before the packing team arrives with respect to the articles required to be shipped?
There are few easy things to simplify the task for the packing team and it is- Sell or dispose the items which are not required to be shifted, drain the washing machine, defrost the refrigerator, remove fixtures and fitting from the walls, pack the breakables in polythene and keep it separate, and most importantly make a separate bag for all the documents and jewelry and carry it along with you while travelling.
6. What if I wanted to store my articles somewhere when the destination is not finalized?
The companies have their own warehousing and storage facilities available for the customers who have not been finalized with their accommodation due to various reasons. A customer can keep his articles as long as he required storing them. They will be charged a minimal amount and then goods will be transferred prior the notice is received.
Hope these details will help you and you will choose the best packers and movers for your move.