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New City Reviews Forum Launched

September 22nd, 2010 - 3:13 PM

U-Pack Unveils City Reviews Forum

U-Pack announces a new City Reviews Forum featuring comments from local residents who share first-hand experience about great places to live, eat, shop and explore in their city. Consumer surveys report that more people are relying on user generated content to make big money decisions. The U-Pack City Reviews Form was designed in response, to help users learn more about an area before moving cross country.

Fort Smith, Ark. — It isn't unusual for consumers to consider other people's experiences before making a large purchase. ABF U-Pack applied that concept to moving with the introduction of their new City Reviews Forum. The forum was designed to help consumers moving long distance learn more about an area by reading city reviews from locals with first-hand experience— is the city on the list of great places to live, or is it an area to be avoided?

A survey by the consumer product division of Deloitte says that two out of three consumers read user reviews online, with 82% of those readers being directly influenced by the review in their final decision. Add in social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter, and consumers have a world of information at their fingertips. That's why U-Pack created a city reviews discussion board for users to easily exchange advice about a town or region they're interested in.

The City Reviews Forum will provide a feel for the general opinion of local residents. "There are a lot of elements to consider when moving to a new neighborhood," says U-Pack Manager Kay Lynn Clay. "Consumers want to know where to find good schools, the best childcare, great neighborhoods and those to avoid, or even where to go for the best pizza in their new town. We're excited to give users a place to share their first-hand knowledge about great places to live."

From the U-Pack City Reviews page, visitors can use a search tool to locate the specific city or zip code they wish to review, or read about— adding comments, asking questions or posting a review of their own. Users can also browse locations around the country by narrowing in on the U-Pack state coverage map included on the page.  

ABF U-Pack is a nationwide moving company specializing in moving and storage. U-Pack combines the convenience of full-service moving with the cost savings of a rental truck for a unique self-move experience. For more information on finding great places to live, visit www.upack.com.        

Contact: Kay Lynn Clay, Marketing Manager
Email: publicrelations@upack.com
Telephone: 479-785-8686