How do I choose a reputable mover?
Choosing a reputable mover can be difficult at times, especially given the wide array of choices out there. But regardless of what type of business, there are a few things to consider. First, if a company’s prices seem to be too good to be true, they probably are. The reality is that any legitimate moving business has to pay for a license, insurance, taxes, employee benefits, and much more. Many moving companies will also make low estimates on hours, miles, and fuel costs, only to surprise you with extra charges after the move is complete. It’s important to consider this when choosing a company solely by their price.
Word of mouth is still a powerful tool in business. Ask your friends and family what company they used for their
most recent move. Also check your California movers’ reputations with the Better Business Bureau and the California Public Utilities Commission. Both organizations maintain a database of complaints made by customers, making it a great tool. Keep in mind that the more work a business does, the more complaints they’re going to have. You’re most interested in a company that has a low ratio of complaints to the hours of work actually performed.
Is Fixed Price Movers licensed and insured?
We are a fully licensed, insured, and bonded company with both the Public Utility Commission of California and the Department of Transportation. At a minimum, limited liability insurance is mandatory per the California and Interstate Commerce Commissions.
What kind of training does your staff undergo?
Fixed Price Movers is dedicated to providing you the best quality service at a price that won’t break the bank. That dedication means that we invest time and money into the training of our employees to ensure we meet that goal. All of our relocation experts have received special training and most have years of experience to back it up.
When should I begin planning my move?
While we’re well equipped to handle moves on short notice, it’s best to begin organizing your move four to six weeks before your move date. This allows us to schedule a free on-site survey, prepare your quote, and preplan the specific intricacies of your move. Also realize that the busiest times to move are in the late spring and throughout the summer, and during the final days of a
Do you provide packing/unpacking services?
Our team of moving professionals can handle any packing and unpacking job you might have. We are especially familiar with packing techniques for fragile crystal and electronics, ensuring that your wine glasses and plasma television are well padded and shockproofed for the move.
How does your fixed price system work?
We’re a firm believer in the idea that the price you receive directly before the move is what you pay after the move. Extra labor, mileage, and fuel costs that so often appear with other movers are cumbersome and frustrating. We get rid of all of that by offering you one fixed rate that is tailored to your specific needs. This makes your budget easier to manage and life more stress-free in the end.
Why should I buy insurance if you professionally pack my goods?
We’re proud to say that our claims ratio has historically been quite low thanks
to the attention and detail that goes into packing by our team of professionals. However it’s nice to have greater peace of mind knowing that your items will be shipped with added insurance options. Often items move long distances and encounter a variety of weather conditions along the way.
Do you offer more than one tier of fixed rates?
Fixed Price Movers tailors its fixed price base upon each client’s needs. We
determine exactly what you need based upon what your moving, how you want it
moved, where you want it moved, and when you want it moved. This guarantees
that we can give you a competitive fixed price quote that is hassle-free and
easy on your budget.
Why should I take advantage of the free on-site survey?
We strongly encourage all potential clients to take advantage of our free
on-site survey. By doing this survey we can maintain a remarkably low rate of
damages across the board for all of our clients. By being fully prepared from
day one, we are able to more efficiently plan your move and give you the most
accurate fixed price quote. The on-site survey is to everyone’s advantage in
the long run.
Can I temporarily store my possessions?
Fixed Price Movers understands that there are times when moving out of a place
doesn’t mean that you have a place to move into. That’s why we offer overnight
and offsite storage services. Just tell us how long you need your items stored
and we’ll figure it into your free fixed price quote.
What other support do you offer to your customers?
We’re always looking out for you, striving diligently to ensure your moving
experience is stress-free and rapid. First, we assign a certified relocation
manager to your move, giving you a direct point of contact for all things
related to your move. Next, our customer service representatives are available
during normal business hours to answer any questions you may have.
When our staff isn’t available to answer your questions, you can delve into our handy packing and moving guides, checklists, and more, all located on our convenient website. And of course we offer a wide array of boxes and packing supplies to help you get ready for the big move. All said, we do everything we can to make your move the best.
Contact us to schedule a free on-site survey for your next commercial relocation. We promise to make your next move quick and budget-friendly.