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Moving Company Research

By Jeremy
March 9th, 2013 - 2:42 PM

The Examiner reported that “informed consumers make wise purchasing decisions.” As you prepare for your upcoming move, you want to make wise choices with how you spend your money. To avoid overpaying for your move, or worse, accidentally choosing a bad moving company, do your homework. Doing moving company research is the best thing to do before your move! Here are some tips for doing moving company research.

Moving Company Research – Read Reviews

I love online reviews. I can read honest feedback from people who used different moving services. Moving reviews are a great place to start doing your research on moving companies. Check sites like epinions.com or the Better Business Bureau to read reviews.

Why read reviews to research moving companies? Reviews are written by people who used the moving service. You can read about what the different moving companies did right, and any issues they may have had. If you notice a trend of awful reviews, you might want to steer clear of that company. On the other hand, if you notice a company with good reviews, you might want to take a closer look.

Moving Company Research – Read Their Websites

Company websites are great places to do moving company research because the companies usually put lots of information online. If you feel like the moving company is not giving you enough information, or if it sounds “too good to be true,” you might take that company off your list of moving companies to research.

Check places like their FAQ page, and their company blog if they have one. These can be great resources to help you choose which moving service to use. To find out more about U-Pack, you can read the FAQs here. And for more U-Pack blog posts, click here.

Why check company websites when doing moving company research? The whole point of doing research is to find the best solution for you. But you also want to avoid moving scams or any company that doesn’t offer services to fit your needs. By reading their websites, you can get a better feel for their services and see which moving service is the right fit for you.

Moving Company Research – Get Quotes

I’m sure you have a moving budget in your head. You should be researching the costs of different moving companies. And of course, any that are way out of your budget should be discarded. You can compare prices by getting a free moving quote from U-Pack. Be sure you are comparing similar services. Of course, a full-service mover is offering you more in their price than a truck rental company. To compare, U-Pack’s move works like this:

  • U-Pack brings you the moving equipment, either a moving trailer or moving container.
  • You pack and load your stuff inside, using as much space as you need.
  • U-Pack picks up the equipment and drives your stuff to your new home.
  • You unload.
  • U-Pack picks up the empty equipment when you are finished.

So your U-Pack price includes the moving equipment, flexible loading and unloading time, the transportation costs (including a professional driver so you don’t have to drive!), and fast transit times. The price of U-Pack is usually comparable to truck rental, but you don’t have to drive. That’s a win,win!

Moving Company Research – Make a Choice

When you feel like you have narrowed it down by reading reviews, websites, and getting quotes, then make a choice. You can start planning your U-Pack move by getting a free moving quote. Or if you are ready to book your U-Pack move, you can reserve online or call 1-800-413-4799. Or if you have more questions about doing moving company research or about U-Pack, just leave a comment below.