Finding the Right Moving Company for Your Business Relocation

April 12, 2019

Finding the Right Moving Company for Your Business Relocation

Relocating a Business? How to Find the Right Moving Company

Are you a business owner looking to relocate? Have you recently discovered a smarter business location? Are you excited about your prospects? Moving is no small task. It involves organization and careful planning. If you are preparing to relocate your company, you are probably feeling concerned about several main issues: time restrictions, pricing, insurance, the safety of your objects, disassembly and reassembly services, and the reviews and legitimacy of a moving company. The right moving company will understand your needs to expertly and efficiently move your business to its new location!

The Right Moving Company:

Considers Time Restrictions

A poor or slow office move will negatively impact your bottom line. Unnecessary time spent in this process could heavily reduce sales and severely diminish productivity. The right moving company for your business relocation will be primarily concerned with your time restrictions and policies. With this in place, your business will successfully transition to a smarter location without harming your bottom line.

Traveling long-distance is time-consuming as well, and the best moving team will take this into consideration during preparation. You will not have to spend time worrying about missing out on being able to complete work, or your clients not being able to meet with you.

Is Honest About Pricing

When you book movers to help your business relocate, you want to know exactly how much money you will be spending. They should be able to provide you with a quote for everything you are requesting of them. There should be no hidden fees or add-ons after the contract has been signed by both parties. As a business owner or manager, you can rest assured that you will be paying exactly what the moving company said that you would from the start.

Includes Insurance

Insurance and liability are required by federal law, so if the company you’re considering doesn’t have any, then they are not reliable. Your items should be protected by the right moving company based on the weight of each item.

Considers Your Expensive, Heavy Objects

From a small coffee shop to a massive corporation, every business owns expensive electronics and important assets that cannot be damaged. An excellent moving company will understand this and act accordingly! The team that transports your expensive assets and electronics should professionally and properly package each item, creating a stress-free, seamless move.

Is your office decorated with a collection of beautiful, delicate furniture? Does your business have heavy equipment essential to your processes? The right moving company will send a team with an experienced manager who will carefully oversee each step of the process, from the packaging of furniture to the transport of machinery.

If your commercial move involves a warehouse or large retail store, extensive, intricate preparation and organization are required. The right moving company will walk with you through this process, covering all the bases.

Includes Disassembly and Reassembly Services

The right moving team for your business relocation will assist in the disassembly and reassembly of your space. The moving process does not end when the last piece of equipment is unloaded. Cubicles need to be reassembled. Desks, tables, and chairs require proper configuration. Printers, scanners, monitors, and every other piece of equipment must be put in its proper place.

You should not be responsible for the disassembly and reassembly of all your furniture and equipment; the right moving company for your business will coordinate this for you. A professional, experienced moving team will provide the correct equipment and appropriate manpower to make sure every piece of equipment and is accounted for every step of the way.

Has Great Reviews

How do you hire a company you can trust? Check out their reviews! A great moving company will have reliable, positive reviews available online. Don’t worry if you see a few negative reviews sprinkled throughout. This just means that yes, the company has flaws, but they have used this feedback to improve their services!

You can also ask friends, relatives, or coworkers for moving company suggestions. Your trusted friends will be able to tell you what they did or did not like about the company which can help you determine if they’re worth a call or not.

Another great way to ensure the abilities of a moving company is to check their report from the Better Business Bureau. The BBB will rate the moving company with a letter grade and include complaints, reviews, and any government actions that have been required in the past. It also shows if the company is accredited which is important because this means that the moving company withholds the BBB’s standards of making an effort to be a trusted company that: resolves consumer complaints, advertises honestly, is transparent in policies and content, and protects the privacy of their customers.

Is Legitimate

A reliable, honest moving company will be legitimate. This means that they should have an actual street address, with a location that is able to be found. Watch out for addresses that show a residential area on a map. The address should be listed and registered under the name of the company.

In order to be able to move across states, moving companies must have a number issued by the Department of Transportation (DOT). The number should be located somewhere on the company’s website. You can plug this number or the name of the company into the DOT’s motor carrier safety website to ensure that the company is allowed to move your belongings across state lines, if necessary. 

Business Moving Professionals

As you plan to move your business, Alliance Moving and Storage works to meet your concerns and respond expertly. Professional, courteous, and experienced, Alliance is always prepared to address any specific needs your company may have, prepared to go the distance. We are happy to offer you information or a quote, so contact us to get started on relocating your business!

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