Atlas Moving Compared to U-Pack

What to consider before booking Atlas Movers

Hiring a full-service mover like Atlas® can sound appealing when moving out of state. But having a moving company take care of everything comes at a high price — one that can be difficult to budget for. 

While full-service moving sounds convenient, the cost and hassle of in-home visits before the move can be stressful. Fortunately, there’s an easier and more affordable way to move with a DIY service like U-Pack®. Keep reading to learn more about how U-Pack compares to Atlas. 

Atlas Van Lines services

Atlas is an international company that contracts with local agents who are independent operators. Some areas might have multiple agents who handle pricing differently. Each Atlas moving and storage location might not offer the same services. 

Atlas moving services generally include transportation, loading and unloading. Additional services, like liability coverage, packing and storage, are available for purchase. 

Getting a quote: How Atlas moving prices are figured

Requesting an Atlas moving quote isn't easy. They have an online form, but you won’t get an instant price. Instead, you’ll have to wait for an agent to call to go over the moving details and schedule an in-home visit. Some agents might allow you to submit a walk-through video. 

During the in-home visit, the agent will survey your belongings to estimate their weight before giving you a price. The moving rate may change if the final weight of the shipment differs from the quote. 

How does U-Pack compare to Atlas?

U-Pack is a DIY long-distance moving service located in all 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico. The same corporate office manages all our locations — there’s no worry about different policies at the service centers. 

Typically, we handle the driving, and you pack and load to save money. However, U-Pack can customize your move with only the services you need to help you stick to a budget. We offer referrals to local moving crews for help with loading or unloading and storage options to fit your needs. 

The quoting and pricing process

U-Pack does not require in-home estimates because we use space, not weight, to determine moving rates. It also means we can give you an instant online quote so you’ll know your estimated moving cost upfront. 

We’ll recommend space in a moving trailer or ReloCube® moving containers based on the size of your home. For both equipment types, you only pay for the space or number of containers you use. Our prices include equipment, delivery, transportation and standard liability coverage. 

While making a free reservation, you can add other services like loading help or storage and view the cost. 

Ready to compare costs between Atlas and U-Pack?

Compare your Atlas and U-Pack moving rates. Get a free U-Pack quote online or call 844-362-5303844-594-3077 to speak with a moving consultant. You can learn your U-Pack moving price quickly — without the hassle of an in-home estimate. 

If you have any questions about how U-Pack compares to full-service moving, let us know in the comments. We’re happy to help! 

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