Comparing and Hiring Packers and Movers is Important. Know Why?

Dec 11, 2018
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Moving your house or office is always a big decision and one you usually arrive at after prolonged thinking and serious debate. After all, it doesn’t just involve an emotional relocation to a whole new eco-system, but the actual shifting of valuables and ‘invaluable’ that are a core part of your life. To ensure that you reach your destination with safety and sanity intact, therefore, you must get professional packers and movers assistance. And this involves getting the best packer and mover for the job.

From taking care of your belongings the right way via latest technologies and professional processes to giving you a ‘fair deal’ via transparent price-points to even helping you save by leveraging on-ground rules, policies and tariff in the correct and intelligent way, the right packer and mover can make all the difference between a seamless, joyful shift and one that’s a disaster from the word ‘go’.

So how do you find the ‘best packer and mover’? This is a particularly relevant question since they all look ‘good’ on their website and brochure, and claim to be the ‘best’ with ‘impeccable credentials’.

Well, the obvious way out is to compare the options and choices that you have.  This is a multi-step process that involves both turning on your mobile or laptop, and ‘snooping around’ the market yourself (or entrust the assignment to friends and family members).

ONLINE COMPARISON

In today’s digital world where everything is available in just a few clicks, comparing packers and movers in India has never been easier. There are several websites, directories, listings, online yellow pages, groups and communities that will give you a comparative study of relocators – both at an all-India and a local level. Or, at the very least, point you towards helpful references and sources.

The better ones will help you sort packers and movers by factors and parameters like the nature of items that will be moving (house, office, furniture, vehicle or art & exotica), distance to cover, inter-city or within city, time and season of the planned move, verified and screened or non-verified, and, of course, cost. You can even submit your email and get notified and updated about new packer and mover results from time to time.

The other great thing about online comparisons is easy to access to ‘public opinion’. Thanks to feedback and recommendations on review sites (there are websites that are solely dedicated for this purpose), you can easily get a good understanding of the past records and reputation of the packer and mover.

Social media is another way of getting information and review about relocation providers in your city and around your locality. Be it your own networks or the extended network of your friend and their friends (which is technically referred to an ‘organic’ search process), or via promotions, ads and sponsored content (a mix of organic and inorganic), it’s never been easier to find insights, stories, and experiences of people who have gone through it all before, and which can go a long way in helping you take an ‘informed decision’.

OFFLINE COMPARISON

The other way to compare is to ‘get your hands dirty’ and explore the local markets in person. Talk to people. Mine your own channels of friends, relatives, colleagues and work partners and acquaintances. Check local newspapers and magazines. Ask local shops, vendors, and businesses about their own experiences and contacts. Check local yellow pages and listings. There’s something reassuring about a ‘good old fashioned’ physical interaction, and hearing views directly from an ex-customer or a trusted reference, that an online search cannot match.

The best way to compare and choose between packers and movers in India, of course, is a mix of online and offline.

So why is comparing packers and movers important in the first place? Well, it helps you figure out the following critical things:

The DNA of the relocation provider – are they old-fashioned or technology savvy? Do they have proper processes and systems in place? How reliable and modern is their vehicle fleet? Do they employ the right protective measures? How experienced and ‘involved’ is the crew? Can they offer customized solutions (that can help you save money and time) instead of a ‘one-size-fits-all’ package? Will there be nasty surprises and hidden charges at the end of it all, or are they transparent in their dealing? Can they handle all kinds and varieties of shifting – car, home, office and beyond? Do they have satisfied customers, and what do they have to say?

A comparative study between packers and movers in India can help you make the most important decision in your shifting plan correctly: That of finding the right relocation partner. Once you’ve done that, the rest can be a breeze.

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