One of the more major steps in the transition process is reaching out to moving companies and contracting the right one for your project. This can be a lengthy process with a plethora of pitfalls to watch out for. For this reason, we have decided to create a blog post series centered around mover rates, RFPs, and invoices.
This week we will be talking about mover rates. Here are a few things to consider when determining how much the movers will cost:
First off, before agreeing to contract a moving company, get their rates by title. Move crews can come with a combination of supervisors, movers, installers, drivers, trucks, etc. Knowing the price per title is important for approving invoices.
You should also ask about their travel time and what that includes/excludes. It’s important to take the time per day it will take for the crew to travel to and from your business into consideration when planning your move.
It’s important to understand that lower rates do not necessarily mean the total cost of the move will be lower. If they have lower rates but are inexperienced or inefficient, the total bill could be substantially higher than a well-run move.
We would be remiss if we didn’t mention that the biggest way to keep the cost of your transition down is to have a move consultant manage the move for logistical optimization. If you want a smooth and efficient transition, the work shouldn’t start on Move Day—adding an experienced move consultant to your team is the best way to ensure a risk-free move.