Getting shipping quotes before you book any removal is one of the most important things that you can do. Unless you do your research, then you might find that the final price you end up paying is not at all what you expected in your estimate. The reason for the discrepancy between estimated shipping prices and final shipping rates is the actual amount of cargo involved, the terrain the movers need to negotiate and the distance between your two locations.
When you begin researching your moving company you will quickly see that no two transportation providers will give you the same shipping quotes. Where one will charge quite a lot for one service another might charge, what seems like, very little. However, you should never be fooled into simply assuming that the service you get from one mover will be the same as the kind of service you will receive from another mover – and you can definitely expect to get for what you pay. If you spend a little bit more money, it will automatically be reflected in the kind of service that you receive from the movers that show up at your door.
The estimated shipping rates that you will receive from moving companies when doing your initial legwork will be a reflection of a very basic move with few belongings and in a standard location. However, if your home is located at the top of a flight of narrow stairs, then most movers will charge extra for carrying furniture down the stairs. If you have an exceptionally large house requiring more than one truck for transporting all of your belongings, then you will have to pay extra for that as well. If you have a lot of breakables that need to be properly packed once the movers arrive, that will be an extra charge as well. So, you see that charges can quickly add up when it comes to shipping costs.
The only way to truly get accurate shipping quotes is to have the transport company send an agent to your place in person to assess your belongings and what the move really entails. Otherwise, you might find yourself caught paying nothing near the shipping prices you were quoted over the phone or online.
Remember also that the lowest shipping quotes are not always the best choice. Although they might be easier on your pocket book, they can also leave a lot to be desired. Unless you are prepared to do a lot of the work yourself, you might find that the money you save by hiring bargain movers might not be worth the headaches you will incur.
By getting a sampling of shipping quotes from the movers on your shortlist, you will be able to make a better and more informed choice between the transport companies available. Also remember, that while shipping rates will vary, the better moving companies will all have very comparable pricing because it is a true reflection of what the work involves.
We can help you get that shortlist by getting you shipping quotes from up to five movers based on your criteria. By filling out our one easy form, you can then expect us to help put you in touch with reliable movers in your area.